550 Dollar Computer Build With Monitor?

I was wondering if someone could help me complile the best under 550 dollar build. I didnt know if the amd or intel was the way to go. I can dl an os so i dont need that and I have a shitty monitor id prefer not to use but if i would have to I could I guess. I have a keyboard and mouse so i wont be needing that. 


Thanks in advance


-The Gentleman


I'd take this 350 dollar rig add a 1080p screen and a 100 graphics card

For Gaming would you recommend the core i3 or the amd A8 featured in the video?


A8, graphics performance is much better

So something like this? 


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bCWe
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bCWe/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bCWe/benchmarks/

  • CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon) 
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($77.98 @ NCIX US) 
  • Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg) 
  • Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
  • Monitor: Asus VB175T 17.0" Monitor ($104.98 @ NCIX US) 
  • Total: $529.89

(-EDITED by Logan... so we can see the parts easier.)

Or something with a Nvidia graphics card?

Also is that a good monitor?

The thing is with the amd graphics card and the apus is that it creates an instant case of crossfire, while the nividea card would be working on its own.  

I can't say too much on the monitor, however a screen like this might be more enjoyable.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009316

actually it would be better to get a intel+descrete


I'll be working on one for you

this will absolutly destroy any APU build you can do








okay in the games they played the G850 with the 6770 was scroring higher than everything else, this tells you the 6770 was more powerful than the dual graphics setup

in this benchmark comparisons it tells you the i3 2100 is the best cpu of the 3 therefor less likely to be a bottleneck in the future




in the earlier bench mark it stated the 6770 did better than the dual graphics solution, thats okay, but well want something a bit beefier than a 6770 AND that fits in our budget, that would be a 560SE (5770s are nearly identical in perfomance)


not only is this build faster but, you are using more towards the lower end of parts for it, if you used FM1 apus you can't upgrade the cpu any higher or have ditch everything if you want a better GPU with socket 1155 you still have i5s and i7s if you want more performance

also I would buy all from one place, not all over the internet (I prefer newegg)


Thanks for the quick replys everyone. That monitor does look like it would go quite nicely with the 1080p games I would be running.

Gigabuster, you are a true expert! All the reaserch helped me a great deal. I think my overall choice is the core i3 with the 560 SE.

The information/benchmarks posted completely amazed me. It goes to show that you dont need a 1500 dollar gaming rig to play your favorite games!


Again thanks everyone for the input, I shall build my evil creation in the next coming months.

Oh sorry I did not read the entire post, didn't know you needed a monitor too

on the 560SE I just ordered that exact same card for a friends build and it keeps cool, its loud @100% fan, but I haven't seen it get past 55C @60% fan and 950 core and 1900 Shader, you could probably get away with 50% but my friend uses head phones so he didn't mind noise too much

@witteknokkels that is an excelent monitor

sorry I couldn't fit one in the build I suggested for the budget

Oh no problem giga, I think I could might be able to squeeze the wallet a couple dollars with my birthday and christmas coming up. As for the noise, I dont really mind it that much but I would prefer it to stay managable, I guess ill just buy a fractual design case for an upgrade down the line.