PCIe 3.0 GPU on PCIe 1.0a slot

Ok so im trying to build a dirt cheap gaming machine and the motherboard only has PCIe 1.0a speed. How much will it affect my performance?
Specs
PSU: 2 300w PSU
CPU: Intel® Xeon® Processor X5482 x2
Motherboard: GU083 Dell Precision 490
RAM: 16GB DDR2 RAM
CASE: Dont know yet
GPU: Thinking 780 Ti (For Dirt cheap system Expensive GPU, Any other recommendations.)

Thanks in Advance

What's your budget?

how much it wil effect performance is hard to say.
But a 780Ti will definitely not working well on that old hardware.

Basically Cheap but fast since my gaming laptop broke. Price to fix the Laptop ~$500-$600 minimum. So around there.

Any Recommendations? Will be playing games like FO4, Skyrim, Just Cause 3, etc.

Why would you get a used PC for that? Is that not USD?

i5 + 380 will have higher average frame rates in CPU bound games, i3 +390 can push higher resolutions and settings
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T7R2P6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T7R2P6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.45 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $575.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($96.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.45 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card ($293.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $586.38
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Alright thx. Just trying to spend cheap.

Well then get an APU Rig for like $250 that will get around [email protected] and [email protected]

maybe add a case

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CPU: AMD A8-7670K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($39.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.10 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $264.90
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Are you on Vessel?

yes

This is what i came up with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TbKNdC

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Then you would know it certainly bottlenecks the GPU but how much depends on the multi-threading support on a game to game basis

It wont work. Nvidia would not allow the GPU to intialize itself below 2.0 x4 or x8 in an x16 slot

Not bad except for the GPU. I'd recommend grabbing a different brand. I had a really bad experience with the 390. Had four DOA on me and the fifth only lasted about two weeks. After that I got a refund and went with a XFX. Though this may have been a rash of bad luck.

Thank You thats what i needed to know.

OK so that build is a no go, but modifying @Streetguru's build this might work. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QPNBkL. Below $500 is nice and with dedicated graphics. Anything wrong with this build?

Just throw a 380 into the i3 build instead of doing that, that build is meant to stay at around $250-300 unless you want a specialized GPUless build in a super ITX rig in something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108416

dual core is not much of a option for me at all.

It's hyperthreaded and ends up outperforming an FM2+ quadcore overall, it used to be that an i3 was around $120 so it wasn't worth getting, but now that the price is down to $100, it's simply not worth it to get the 860K over it

ill probably deal with it because it is currently a all AMD build and HT is so so for me. its usefull when it is needed but 4 cores is better for my workload.