Thread: Good budget PC?

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    Good budget PC?

    Hey all,

    My family wants to give me a PC for my 18th birthday. Now, my family prefers me buying a pre-build PC, but if it's possible and within their price range, I could build one.

    Now my question is, is this PC a good budget gaming PC? (Pre-build):

    Price = €499,95

    Processor: AMD Trinity X4 750K QuadCore 3.4Ghz
    RAM: 8GB 2x 4096MB DDR3/1333 Corsair ValueSelect CL9
    Videocard: 7850 AMD HIS HD 7850 DVI/HDMI/GDDR5 1024MB
    Motherboard: Asrock FM2A75 Pro4-M FM2
    Space: 500GB Toshiba DT01ACA SATA3/32MB/7200rpm

    If this is a good one, my family wants to buy this for me, since we also already have a CD with windows 64 bit.

    If this isn't a good one, could any of you maybe put some parts together, in the price range of 500-600 euro?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Mitta. (If there are any spelling/grammar mistakes, sorry, I'm Dutch.)

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    It's alright, but there are certainly better things you could do. I know this is at the high end of your budget, but it would kick the crap out of the prebuilt.

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.70 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.21 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£177.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £597.92
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    It's alright, but there are certainly better things you could do. I know this is at the high end of your budget, but it would kick the crap out of the prebuilt.

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.70 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.21 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£177.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £597.92
    Did you add windows in there? I mean you are atleast getting an operating system by going w/ the trinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkshake86 View Post
    Did you add windows in there? I mean you are atleast getting an operating system by going w/ the trinity.
    No, I did not, since;
    we also already have a CD with windows 64 bit
    Though, what do you mean having an OS by going with trinity? I honestly have not seen any benchmarks of reviews on it.
    EDIT: I looked up some stuff. It looks like a crippled 8350. Might be good on a super budget system but not when you can afford a 3570K, or even any i5. Or even any i3, it looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkshake86 View Post
    Did you add windows in there? I mean you are atleast getting an operating system by going w/ the trinity.
    They already have a CD Key. So it's far less of a problem than it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    It's alright, but there are certainly better things you could do. I know this is at the high end of your budget, but it would kick the crap out of the prebuilt.

    PCPartPicker part list
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.70 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.21 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£177.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £597.92
    Thanks for putting together a list for me, it looks great, and my family is considering it. I was checking out all the parts, and it says that the RAM is out of stock and no longer available. So, i'm not sure if there are other options, or I have to wait till it's available.

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    That was fast. Thanks a lot ^^

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    Sorry for bumping this, but, is this really the cheapest way? Because im pretty sure all the shipping costs still have to apply.
    And that would make it way more than it is now.
    (im not sure though, and sorry if im wasting anyones time now, but ive never actually ordered so much at the same time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptMitta View Post
    Sorry for bumping this, but, is this really the cheapest way? Because im pretty sure all the shipping costs still have to apply.
    And that would make it way more than it is now.
    (im not sure though, and sorry if im wasting anyones time now, but ive never actually ordered so much at the same time)
    What country do you live in? Are there any online retailers (websites) from your country we can use to pick parts from? This would be the best way for us to choose the best build for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yurano View Post
    What country do you live in? Are there any online retailers (websites) from your country we can use to pick parts from? This would be the best way for us to choose the best build for you.
    I live in the Netherlands. I'm not sure if Amazon UK ships free. Maybe Germany does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptMitta View Post
    I live in the Netherlands. I'm not sure if Amazon UK ships free. Maybe Germany does.
    No idea which companies ship to Netherlands, sorry.

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