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    Pessimistic Ass@%&! Monolith is offline
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    thumbs up The $450 new gamers build!


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    Update: I'm not keeping up with this anymore, and I cannot delete my own thread.




    I noticed there is always a lot of posts here asking for a budget build for a gaming computer, so i figured I'd make a thread offering my opinions on the best bang for your buck as of 07/09/2015.

    Spent a long time on this build...testing different theories and weighing power potential against price increase, and the build I have come up with should in theory play new AAA releases in Medium to High settings. Now this build is just the box itself, no operating system or peripherals are included in it, but for what it is...it's a great deal.

    So let's get to the products:

    First off due to this being a budget build I had to go Bulldozer, I won't get into the argument over which is better, i5 or FX-6300, this is for a most bang you can get for as little money as possible, and the FX-6300 is the best choice for this. The cheapest i5 you can buy still cost half the price of this entire build for minimal gains!

    Second I went with the Asus mobo because it offered the higher clock speed, that our RAM has, at the lower price. Winner winner, chicken dinner.

    Then for the money saved on the processor and mobo I beefed up the GPU a bit to pick up the slack, so after much debate I went with the R9 280 3GB from XFX, I'm not much of an AMD GPU fan myself, but like the CPU...most bang for your buck here.

    8GB of 1600 DDR-3 was chosen next by Team Dark. Cheap, easy, and sexy.....just how i like them ;)

    Case was the easiest choice, cheap and with a power supply that would run everything chosen? I'm IN! Doesn't hurt that it's not to bad of a looking case ;)

    Ok ok...I'll just get to the link now....hopefully this will help anyone out just coming into the Master race. This build is specifically for people who cannot drop a large amount into a new box but still want to game big....all parts can be upgraded one at a time and in a year or so you have yourself a top notch rig!

    I will update this weekly, if time allows, to keep up with tech upgrades and price (hopefully) downgrades!

    Link: The $450 Gaming Rig
    Last edited by Monolith; 31-12-15 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Changed date. Still only $484!


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    Pessimistic Ass@%&! Monolith is offline
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    Updated the case and RAM...Elite Plus RAM has heat sinks and is the same price as the regular now....Raidmax is having a sale on one of their bad ass cases with a 500 watt PSU.

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    "(still lacks brains)" NoBrain is offline
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    I used to have an FX-6300, it will struggle with CPU heavy games (ArmA 3, DayZ SA/Mod) but it's ok for the most part. With a little overclocking of course. The R9 280 is quite a power hungry card, like the rest of the series. It's an alright build for someone who wants to get into PC gaming and stuck with a small budget.

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    Yeah nah, nah yeah Liam is offline
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    There's a higher probability of me being struck by lightning before I ever go back to AMD But honestly, this is a real good build! I mean like ησвяαιη said, it's a good build for someone with a small budget, but wants to be able to PC Game! Although, I'd personally go for Intel > AMD!

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    Pessimistic Ass@%&! Monolith is offline
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    The basis of this build is a strong platform that won't require alot of money to make super powerful....

    Upgrading 1 piece at a time you can have a bad ass gaming rig in less than a year with this build by simply adding some RAM one month, upgrading the PSU the next month, CPU another month....all the while gaming AAA releases.

    I have a FX-6200 with a slight overclock and have no problem gaming new releases at Ultra....GTA V runs smooth as butter. An Intel processor that is the equivalent of this FX-6300 would cost more than this entire build LOL

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Monolith View Post
    The basis of this build is a strong platform that won't require alot of money to make super powerful....

    Upgrading 1 piece at a time you can have a bad ass gaming rig in less than a year with this build by simply adding some RAM one month, upgrading the PSU the next month, CPU another month....all the while gaming AAA releases.

    I have a FX-6200 with a slight overclock and have no problem gaming new releases at Ultra....GTA V runs smooth as butter. An Intel processor that is the equivalent of this FX-6300 would cost more than this entire build LOL
    Oh yeah, that's totally agreeable upon! It's a fantastic build which is upgradeable over time.

    And yeah, I spent $460 on my new CPU

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    i have the same processor and amd r9 270 OC model ..its pretty well for now

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    This is a pretty good build for its price. I've spent around the same amount of money but my build isn't any better.

    AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
    6GB DDR3 RAM
    NVIDIA GT 610 2GB GPU
    550w PSU
    500GB 7200rpm HDD

    All on the same motherboard you chose. I previously had an NVIDIA GTX 570 1.25GB GPU but after a while it got fried.

    But anyway, considering I'm on a very low budget, this thread has been somewhat useful to me, thanks

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    Pessimistic Ass@%&! Monolith is offline
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    testtttttt

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    Are they any other case we can use? Like A Black And Red One =D Or Purple And Black =D

    And is it better then the current one i got?



    I need to be able to play a game called Tera Online In Full Specs + Recording In HD Would it be able to do it?

    I check specs Processor is 8 Rating Graphics is 9 And Ram Is A 9 Rating all i need to know is what other cases can i get?

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    Also do we need a cpu cooler or anything else?
    Last edited by DragonSeth; 29-09-15 at 01:34 AM.

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    Damn that's cheap for a gig like that
    Did I really post this?
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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    @Monolith Im gonna be buying this rig are they anything i need to be worried about? or anything i need to look out for? or get any extra things?

    and would i be able to play games like? Titanfall, Battle Field,black ops 3, things like that? In good high quality?
    Last edited by DragonSeth; 01-02-16 at 11:02 AM.

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonSeth View Post
    @Monolith Im gonna be buying this rig are they anything i need to be worried about? or anything i need to look out for? or get any extra things?

    and would i be able to play games like? Titanfall, Battle Field,black ops 3, things like that? In good high quality?
    i ahve a pretty similar build (except for the graphic card wich died and now im stuck with gt 610 until next month) and i dont have problems playing blade and soul in high settings.

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    I can spend 40 extra dollars on upgrading any part should I change price set it what should I upgrade?

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    Re: The $450 new gamers build!

    @natzugen

    if you got a moment i was wondering something. Im building my new pc im just wondering if i have enough power to support all my parts.

    5 LED Red Fans- 12 W
    3 HDD Drives- 1TB And 2 500 GB
    R9 280 XFX 3 GB GPU
    AMD FX 8350 CPU
    MSI Gaming 970 MB
    Hyper Master 212 CPU Cooler
    32 GB DDR3 Ram
    3 LED Strips- 12-15 W

    my PSU Is 1000 W EVGA Gold. Refurbished: EVGA 120-G1-1000-RX 1000W ATX12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply - Newegg.com




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