Budget Build $550 (some parts included)

  • Budget. How much are you willing to spend? I'm willing to spend $550 on the remaining components and then $200 on a Monitor and keyboard.  
  • Where do you live (what country),  and what currency do you use?
  •   -Is there a retailer you prefer? I live in the US, I prefer Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, and Tigerdirect 
  • Do you need or already have peripherals? (this can add to costs) Need monitor and Keyboard will spend $200 above computer budget. I already own a mouse and mouse pad.
  • What will you be using your future computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC? Gaming and only Gaming 
  • Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking? Not yet but would like the option
  • Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future? NO
  • OS. Do you need a new one? Have Windows 7 copy

If you Game-

  • What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at? 50 or more 
  • What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at. 1080p
  • What kind of games do you like to play? Any fun game 
  • What specific game will you be playing (if you only really play one) BF4 mainly and possibly Titan Fall


 If you don't have peripherals -

  • What kind of keyboard do you prefer? Mechanical, scissor, membrane, etc. I want a Mechanical Keyboard with cherry red switches, would prefer it to light up. 
  • What size monitor are you looking for, and what resolution? Screen type (IPS, S-IPS, TN, etc.), hertz (60, 120, etc.) Looking for a 23" monitor 1080p under 5ms response time 



Here is the link for PC parts picker it includes parts I already have 


Almost impossible to get 50 fps on bf4 with a $500 build, i would recommendan APU build... still wont get what you want but its more affordable


I am willing to spend $550 on the remaining parts I already have a copy of windows, 16g of ram, a hard drive and a case. The link above has the parts I was considering and the ones I have already purchased as purchased and $0.  I'm mainly looking for advice to see if I should get like a 6 core and and switch out the motherboard and spend less on a graphics card and only get the 2g version.    

I would opt for the gtx 770 instead of the 4gb 760

What keyboard,mouse,monitor you have now ???

This is far from true.  For $500 you can get a decent Quad-Core Processor(AMD X4 750/760k) and a decent dedicated GPU(HD 7870).  No APU will get you as good  performance as this combination.

You can spend 50$ on both Mouse and Keyboard but if you want it to look good then go for this but please don't get that GTX 760 4GB it's just waste of money  (that 4GB card ) get 2GB card or get GTX 770 2GB

You will never use more that 2GB in games .. only if you have like 2-3 monitors but then even if you are planing it get GTX 780 (it will paid off in future).

For the keyboard go with the ThermalTake eSports Poseidon. They have a model with MX reds or blues. and its backlit. according to the color of the switches. its CHEAP. REALLY cheap. Good luck!

Right now i have a Razer Naga epic as my mouse,  and i need a new keyboard and monitor, i was looking at spending between all the computer parts and monitor and keyboard, around $750.  

You hopefully do realise that the ram,hdd and the Case are not listed in the end pricing.

So the build is gonne cost you alot more.

i made this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Uoly

I do know that the components that i put in there do not have prices with it.  I had it put that way so i could see how much extra i would spend since i already have spent the money on the parts.  So i do realize that it is currently now showing prices, it is ment to be that way so I can see just how much more is needed to be spent. I do realize that the case is $50, the ram was $130 and the hdd was $60 but this is just ment to show what i need ontop of those that i already bought/ got gifted.

Really my biggest question is should i go up and get a 770 and spend a little extra, or should i look at getting a different cpu and motherboard and get a 760 2g version instead. 

Depends on your budget. If you can afford something like a fx 6300 and an Asus M5A97 R2.0 go with the 760, otherwise get the 770

The 760 is still plenty fast and the 6300 can handle a high end gpu down the line