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How is this for a budget gaming PC?

#1TheChiefWhipPosted 8/31/2013 9:30:30 AM
After the PS4 & Xbone political rallies, I'm for the first time ever breaking away from consoles & building myself a gaming PC. I have not got a big budget at all, around 300 - 350. Had a look at some budget gaming bundles & purchased this one because it appealed to me most for affordability.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2
APU: AMD A8-6600K Richland
Clockspeed: 3.9GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory
Chipset: AMD A55
179.99

I could have went with an Intel i3 however the A8-66000 is a quad-core unlike the i3. Looking at a reasonable graphics card to but next but not sure what. I saw this for what seems not bad for the price, tell me what you think.

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3 - 44.99

To me this seems not bad but I'm a nublet to gaming PC's and bear in mind I have unfortunately have little cash to spend.If you know an deals on graphics cards for around this price let me know.

The main reason I'm building myself a gaming rig the lack of appeal of the new consoles.

Microsoft's Xbone reveal was a nothing short of comedic and I get the feeling Sony isn't really telling us everything. Also the hardware specs of the consoles will probably be considered archaeological artifacts in 18 months and biggest of all, no backwards compatibility. I mean really Microsoft & Sony? All those great games are gonna be disregarded because you've found a way to make games look prettier.

Anyway, tell me what you think about this budget gaming rig.
#2thebladeofwoePosted 8/31/2013 10:02:12 AM
Spend the extra left to get the A10 at least and add another stick of 4GB ram and that is a mildly decent pc my friend. Dont expect to playing on ultra at 60fps though.

But for that price 350 isnt bad for APU.

Also do you. Have an OS? Otherwise it set you back at least 80-100 W7-W8 are both good to use.
Also monitor+KB&m. Do you have those too?
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#3Superlinkbros89Posted 8/31/2013 10:34:32 AM
I'd save some extra money and get this

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW-b-Raider-AMD-X6-6300-94p1640.htm
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#4gsf4lyfePosted 8/31/2013 10:51:21 AM
thebladeofwoe posted...
Spend the extra left to get the A10 at least and add another stick of 4GB ram and that is a mildly decent pc my friend. Dont expect to playing on ultra at 60fps though.

But for that price 350 isnt bad for APU.

Also do you. Have an OS? Otherwise it set you back at least 80-100 W7-W8 are both good to use.
Also monitor+KB&m. Do you have those too?


At that price point the extra RAM probably wouldn't be worth it.
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