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Needed a cheap gaming PC. Had to stay under 610 bucks. It runs all the games at high or ultra settings on 1280x1024 resolution. Now I have to save up for better monitor. I got the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 from Newegg.com as an open box everything was A OK ill up grade processor in 6 months to a 4 core when prices drop.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 7 points

Same price, better CPU, more ram, overclockable, 2tb drive, way better GPU, nicer PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Dpj2

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

i know this is a dead revival from over 35 months ago, but, AMDs heat issues and the power draw are no go, plus benchmarks say it all, even if u got with the fx-6350(i used to own) http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3220-vs-AMD-FX-6300

people go Intel for reliability and stability, he chose a great cpu and a great mobo.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

clean the cables, get a new psu, fx-6300 is a better choice than an i3, AND you got a z77 chipset mobo with a non overclockable cpu. it really doesnt seem like you put much thought into this

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean up those cables, and get rid of that Raidmax.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it will run well, but you could have done lots better with the same money. (FX-6300, radeon hd 7870 or something similar), etc.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering why the case was inverted in the last picture, then I realized it was because the picture was taken from an upside down perspective of the case.

  • 70 months ago
  • -1 points

Word of advice, Before you upgrade the CPU in 6 months, upgrade the PSU first. It's the heart of the PC. I've learned the hard way :) First you need a heart, then go out and get the brain (CPU).

Is this your first build?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice i was just trying to stay under 600 for a cheap gaming and multimedia PC. I wanted something stable and with some room for upgrading CPU and GPU in 6-9 months when I get more cash. It's my first build in almost 10 yrs used to build computers for my dads business he sold the store 8 yrs ago and retired. I have a 17" dell monitor so I only game at 1280x1024 so this setup runs all the games at max settings.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

17" ? my my :P

Seriously though, Raidmax isn't a reliable brand. Upgrade it first before you do anything.

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