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Looking for budget gaming PC. Budget is about $500. Pre-built or parts list.

Im looking for a budget gaming PC that would be able to run Arma 3, LoL, TF2, DayZ and BF4. It could be pre-built or list of parts. I would be ok with low settings but at least medium would be nice.

Budget- $500
Thanks!
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  1. Do you want the OS included in the $500 or do you already have it/want to get it separately?
  2. Best answer
    Here is a $500 build without Windows.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $493.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500
  3. On budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($124.36 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $507.28
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:20 EST-0500

    If you can go over $500 this is good:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $592.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500

    If you overclock the G3258, you can get speeds faster than an i3.
  4. theonerm2 said:
    Do you want the OS included in the $500 or do you already have it/want to get it separately?


    The OS doesn't have to be included in the 500$.
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.26 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $486.07
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-18 01:06 EST-0500

    for more
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme3r20
  6. rockie_ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.26 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $482.07
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:23 EST-0500


    I wouldn't go with that motherboard because the VRM's have no heatsink over them.
  7. TechyInAZ said:
    On budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($124.36 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $507.28
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:20 EST-0500

    If you can go over $500 this is good:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $592.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500

    If you overclock the G3258, you can get speeds faster than an i3.


    That power supply is out of stock at that price.
  8. You re a bit misinformed , theonerm2 ! This mobo handles perfectly FX CPUs up to 95W like FX 6300.
  9. My recommendation:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N7Ldf7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N7Ldf7/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $483.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:32 EST-0500

    You pretty much need 8GB of RAM these days.
  10. theonerm2 said:
    Here is a $500 build without Windows.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $493.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500


    How well do you think this could run arma 3?
  11. TJtheGamer said:
    theonerm2 said:
    Here is a $500 build without Windows.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $493.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500


    How well do you think this could run arma 3?


    R9 280 could do it better. With R9 280 I'd expect at least high settings (processor being the bottleneck).
  12. rockie_ said:
    You re a bit misinformed , theonerm2 ! This mobo handles perfectly FX CPUs up to 95W like FX 6300.


    It can handle them. You're right about that but I wouldn't go for something like that myself. I like to know that the mosfets are getting cooled because they can get hotter than anything on the motherboard. I've had one catch on fire before. It was a long time ago though.
  13. GA-78LMT-USB3 is old and slow ! 4400 MT/s . it s rated at 3.5 stars out of 5 . Who should buy it !?

    How long will Club R9 270 last !?

    My rig is faster than PS4 and can run any game .
  14. KoopaCreeper said:
    TJtheGamer said:
    theonerm2 said:
    Here is a $500 build without Windows.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDRwpg/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($96.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $493.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 18:19 EST-0500


    How well do you think this could run arma 3?


    R9 280 could do it better. With R9 280 I'd expect at least high settings (processor being the bottleneck).


    Ok thanks. Im just new to this stuff I have played PC games before but want my own rig. I have a console now but wish I could play PC as there is more content and more fun. I have never built a pc before but I am pretty good learner especially with tech. So thanks again.
  15. rockie_ said:
    GA-78LMT-USB3 is old and slow ! 4400 MT/s . it s rated at 3.5 stars out of 5 . Who should buy it !?

    How long will Club R9 270 last !?

    My rig is faster than PS4 and can run any game .


    Just curious but what is your rig?
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