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Well most the parts are used but who cares lol, they were bought off anandtech and hardforum.

Used- MSI K8NGM-V 24$
Used- Kingston 512MB DDR400 35$ *Shoulda waited for better deal
New- ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 15$
Used- My old emachine 300W PSU
Used- My old Xion XON-103 Case with 80CFM Fans
Used- Mobile Athlon64 3200+ Clawhammer (1MB L2) 22$ *Worth 80+ on ebay (seller has 2 more available)
Used- My Lite-On CD Burner from e-Machine
Used- My old Maxtor 200GB IDE Hard Drive (Need to RMA the damned thing)

So this is an example of a LOW budget system bought from used parts that I got a good deal on. It has rather low power comsumption because of mobile processor, it is also cool because the mobile processor has no IHS and would be a quiet system if I didnt put 80CFM fans in my case lol. I just need to RMA my hard drive for a new seagate.

Total Build Cost is 96$ Excluding Old Parts, including shipping.

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A: New Budget Build!

Wow, can put mobile processor in a desktop? i thought you must use laptop motherboards in order to work properly...

Good job, value for money, value for use (low-power)

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I am doing a budget build for a client for his small business. His budget was 600.00 for the pc with the OS supplied by him, my labor will be negotiated.

This is what I have for him, nothing major mainly invoices, quicken, etc...

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.asp?ID=6854347

Let me know if you see any issues before I place the order.

Thanks yall
 

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greetings!!
i know this topic has been covered in a million threads. i have searched and read many so far. i would like to build a comp from scratch for myself. budget is ~$500 or less if possible. i don't need anything fancy for gaming or a high end system.
--i currently use my comp for surfing, photo/music storage/burning, and office applications for school. i have asked on other boards and they simply laugh at my budget (please don't laugh!!) and insist that i purchase this and that to "future proof" my system.
--currenty i have a tower from an old emachine comp, monitor, mouse/keyboard, and 40-160GB HDD (IDE). i am open to ideas and willing to purchase new parts to make the system run more efficient and smooth. if the budget is too low, (as i have been told before!!), let me know and i can auction off some of the old equipment to contribute to the comp fund. please be understanding and thanks in advance...
 

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Content removed - you can't use TS as a place to sell your products.
 

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Hi guys,

Long time no post But I require a little bit of help with this build of mine. I am planning to get an AMD system with a budget of $550-600 CAD (after tax).

My main concern is to get a "future-proof" mobo (with DVI/HDMI output), PSU and case.

My mobo should have
- AM3
- onboard gpu
- USB 3.0
- SATA 3 (6gb/s)
- DIMMs Expandable to 16GB DDR3
- at least 1 PCIE x16 lane
- mATX form is acceptable

PSU requirements:
- 600W min
- 80 Plus Certified efficiency
- Dual 12V Rails w/ min 34A total
- 2 x 6 pin PCIE power connector (with at least one of them being 6+2 PCIE)
- at least 4 SATA power connectors
- Modular if possible, otherwise not an exact requirement

CASE
Anything that's cheap but has good airflow with at least 1 side vent for cooling GPUs. I've seen Antec 300 at $49.99 CAD, but I'm open to suggestions.

CPU can be any AM3 that will fit the budget
RAM - at least 4GB DDR3
HDD - 400-500GB SATAII (cheapest)
DVDRW - Any LG or Samsung 22x

I appreciate any help you can provide me.


So far, here is what I've found:

Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H SKT AM3 AMD890GX+SB850
https://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=450737

CPU- AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor Socket AM3 2.8GHZ (95W TDP)
https://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=449645

RAM- OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - CL9
https://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=449574

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A:New budget build

You can save money on the power supply and the memory, but first, what are your planned uses of the new computer.
Look at memory at www.crucial.com or Directron.com
Consider a quality power supply, but you don't need more than 450 o4 500 W if it is truly a good one.
The Western Digital Black is a good choice,as is the LG
Be very certain your motherboard will fit the case you get... when the CPU and fan are included.
 

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Hi, I've got an old Dell Optiplex 780 SFF PC sitting around. I was wondering if I installed a GT 1030 2GB Low Profile, Will I be able able to run modern games at 1080p at Low to maybe even High depending on the game? Some games I'm looking at playing is Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, BF1 & H1Z1: KOTK, Would it maybe be worth it spending extra on buying a Q6600, instead of the E8400? How would the performance differ if I did so? & Is the GT 1030 and Q6600 compatible on that motherboard? I've tried looking everywhere on the internet but I seem to be struggling, Thank you to anyone who helps.
 

A:Budget PC Build

No. Not going to happen. That Chipset is almost 9 years old. You are NOT going to be able to play those games with that E8400 Or even the Q6600. Those CPU's are way outdated, and they would have trouble even running the GT 1030 because it would be a massive bottleneck.

EDIT: You are essentially trying to run a 6 month old graphics card with the processing power of a 8 year old computer. Not a good combination...
 

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http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/nVhm7P so recently i have wanted to make my own computer, (gaming pc), and yeah, i want to know how my build is? i want to run games like counter strike:GO on ultra settings and games like battle field 4 fine on mid settings. is this a good build? and the case-cooling system are they really compatible or not? the link is my build. ty (os is not inlcuded i will get that seperately, (its windows 7) and i dont need an optical drive) EDIT: (is my power supply watts the right lvl aswell?)
 

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This is what I'm running right now. At this current time, I would like my computer to at least be able to not lag or slow down while in raids in the game World of Warcraft. This is where my computer is definitely lacking.

Motherboard Model: Asus Puffer
Motherboard Chipset: Intel 915P (Grantsdale-P) + ICH6

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 520 @ 2800.0 MHz

Memory: 3x 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM

Video Adapter: ATI Radeon X700 Pro (RV410)
Video Memory: 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Monitor: HP F1703 Flatscreen

Drives: Seagate ST3160021A
Drive Size: 160 GB

Audio: Intel 82801FB ICH6- High Definition Audio
Creative SB0310 Audigy LS Sound Card

This is what I have in my computer currently according to HWINFO32. If there's anything else that you need to know, please let me know.

I would like to upgrade my computer if possible, or if I'm able to replace components as I go, in efforts to replace everything in the end, in a budgetly manner if that makes sense.

@red1776, would using any of the components that you listed in your budget build work for replacing here and there with what I have?

Thanks for any and all the help guys.
 

A:Help with budget build

is this it?
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00208497

I would recommend replacing just about everything.
Budget?
 

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Hello everyone. I am trying my hand at a first build. I have a low budget and already think I am over it. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think. It is mainly a Home computer for the internet and some WoW and City of Heroes gaming. thanks for any suggestions.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory

Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive

RAIDMAX XFORCE ATX-728WS Silver Aluminum Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler

Need help with a graphics card. 2600XT or 3650 perhaps.
 

A:First Build Low-budget

Nice build there. You could go with this cooler instead though, for $10 more. The added cooling performance is worth it, as is the better reliability. You can spend less on the PSU too and get this one, which will also be more than sufficient.

As for a video card, go with an HD 3650 over a 2600XT. Runs cooler and has better features to boot.
 

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Hi, I've got an old Dell Optiplex 780 SFF PC sitting around. I was wondering if I installed a GT 1030 2GB Low Profile, Will I be able able to run modern games at 1080p at Low to maybe even High depending on the game? Some games I'm looking at playing is Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, BF1 & H1Z1: KOTK, Would it maybe be worth it spending extra on buying a Q6600, instead of the E8400? How would the performance differ if I did so? & Is the GT 1030 and Q6600 compatible on that motherboard? I've tried looking everywhere on the internet but I seem to be struggling, Thank you to anyone who helps
 

A:PC Budget Build

No. Not going to happen. That Chipset is almost 9 years old. You are NOT going to be able to play those games with that E8400 Or even the Q6600. Those CPU's are way outdated, and they would have trouble even running the GT 1030 because it would be a massive bottleneck.

EDIT: You are essentially trying to run a 6 month old graphics card with the processing power of a 8 year old computer. Not a good combination...
 

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Hi im currently in the process of building a PC that will replace my old PC . this computer will be used for gaming and watching films.
Budget around 700
( I have a keyboard/mouse and a monitor )
at the moment I have come up with

Procesor:
i5 3570k 3.4GHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-...b-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53570k

Motherboard:
gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigaby...mi-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-d3h

DVD:
samsung X22 DVD
http://www.ebuyer.com/342873-samsung-sh-222bb-sata-dvd-write-optical-drive-oem-sh-222bb-bebe

Case:
Coolermaster 912 plus
http://www.ebuyer.com/239757-coolermaster-haf-912-plus-case-rc-912p-kkn1

RAM:
8GB G skill DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-ripjawsx-memory-f3-12800cl9d-8gbxl

CPU Cooler:
akasa K32
http://www.ebuyer.com/290965-akasa-k32-intel-775-1155-1156-processor-cooler-ak-cc7117ep01

GPU:
saphire HD 7850 2GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/390921-sapphi...-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11200-14-20g

PSU
corsair TXM 650w
http://www.ebuyer.com/279547-corsair-txm-650w-modular-psu-cp-9020002-uk

HDD:
seagate 500GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate-500gb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st500dm002

I will appreciate any help that I can get
 

A:PC build, £700 budget

Overall a decent choice of components. I'm not a fan of Akasa products at all, this CM Hyper 212 Evo has great performance for the price.

Not sure how much budget you have left but I'd try to work an SSD into the build, when it comes to general PC usage it will be the most noticeable difference from your old PC. 128GB drives are really cheap nowadays. If you need to save some money then I'd say reuse your old hard drive as a storage drive, 40 for 500GB isn't great value anyway.

The 3570K is 14 cheaper on Amazon btw.
 

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Hello all,

I need some help building a PC that I am in need to have.
I have barely any experience buildig a PC so this is where I have to receive your help.

So technically I need to build myself a super computer, but I really dont know where to begin.

I currently use my very crappy computer for all my work, including usage of software like Adobe illustrator, photoshop, premiere, after effects, Cinema 4D and Fl-Studio.

Those are the main software my computer has to run simultaneously.

That being said I do alot of multitasking, most of it being rendering.

So (correcty if I am wrong) I need a PC that includes:
-A powerfull processor (maybe a dual or even a quad?)
-A (probebely dual) high end graphicscard
-Loads and loads of RAM
-And ofcourse a case to fit it all in

I dont have any components from a previous PC because I am currently using a laptop.

I had in mind to get a intel Core i7-3770K processor.
For graphics an AMD Radeon HD 7970.
For RAM I suggest 16GB being enough.
And a Samsung 256GB 2.5" SATA III SSD for storage of the OS and other software.

Other stuff I have to get is a Creative Sound Blaster ZX and place for a wireless internet adapter.

I plan on combining buying from webstores and local stores.

I already own a keyboard and a mouse, aswell as 4 monitors.

I will be installing Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on it.

Do I need a specific type of cooling?

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A:Unlimited budget PC build

I had in mind to get a intel Core i7-3770K processor.
For graphics an AMD Radeon HD 7970.
For RAM I suggest 16GB being enough.
And a Samsung 256GB 2.5" SATA III SSD for storage of the OS and other software.Click to expand...

This sound like a good choice. You can get a motherboard with a built in wifi adapter.
 

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I have decided that I need a new PC and I have no idea what custom parts to choose; I want to build it myself, I want the best high end parts possible in an Intel build that can be overclocked when I need to. The price has to include at least 3 monitors and it needs to look EPIC like with LEDs, a case with a window etc. I have 3000-3500 to spend on it. Please help me choose the parts, if someone could find them all in one place e.g Amazon so it saves me some time. The rig is for gaming, video editing and rendering sometimes at the same time.
Thanks guys,
-UnsungHero
 

A:My big budget custom PC build

Wait until Ivy Bridge-E comes out in early September, a 4930K with a couple of GTX 770/780's should be within your budget.

In the meantime have a look at what monitors to get, I.e. if you want 120Hz, IPS, size, resolution, etc.
 

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Hi guys! as a general novice to computers, I jumped in at the deep end, and will try to build a gaming pc (or at least be shown to by my dad!). but as a novice, I would like some suggestion on what bits of kit to buy, with a few requirements:
EVERYTHING must play nice with each other
it must be capable to run diablo 3, guild wars, minecraft/tekkit, gnomoria, and TF2
the maximum budget would be around 300.

Any and all suggestion will be appreciated, and thanks in advance
Tyrion


PS: sorry if this is in the wrong place, rather noobish to this site
 

A:Trying to build a gaming PC on a budget

Hey mate.

First thing's first, 300 is a pretty damn tight budget for any computer, let alone a gaming pc, so don't be expecting anything too mind-blowing.
to get you started, I'm gonna assume you live in the UK so we'll be using www.SCAN.co.uk for your purchases.

Before we go any further, could you tell us a few things:
- Do you already own peripherals? (monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers)
- Do you have a copy of windows, or will we need to buy one?
- Do you have any parts you can re-use from elsewhere? (HDD, Optical drive, etc.)
- Is there any way you can raise your budget? like I said before, 300 is pretty darn tight.

Try to give us as much information as possible - help us help you
 

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Updated; Budget AMD build need some suggestions

Hey everybody and thank you in advance for your suggestions. I am just throwing this up here because you all have always been a huge help I am going to continue researching further myself also. But here is what I have so far. Ok I picked a Mobo and cpu so pick it apart




Cooler Master Elite 330 Black ATX Mid 39.99

Asus M2N-E SLI Motherboard 99.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor ADA5000CSBOX 119.99

Corsair XMS2 DHX 2048MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) 37.99 after rebate

XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX Video Card 99.99 after rebate

Lite-On LH-20A1S SuperAllwrite SATA OEM DVD Burner 32.99



Ok now all I need is a power supply. And if you guys see any problems or anywhere I can trim the fat or improve the build for little or no money. I am already way over budget but where I kinda of expected it to be. Oh and of course DO YOU SEE ANY ISSUES thanks again for the help.

Dom

And all of the above is just what I have selected it is all very replaceable
 

A:Budget AMD build need some suggestions

You need a good...but not great mobo and a great cpu. After you get your motherboard you will need to be sure that your pre selected ram will be compatible. It's better to get your motherboard and cpu bundle, then select the best ram for the job. Luckily, Corsair has a good compatibility to product ratio. I had to trade back OCZ revision 2 for Corsair. My Corsair (4x1gig) has 4-4-4-12- latency numbers @ 400 mhz. I only go 5-5-5-18 when over clocking. You will get a lot of opinions about your choices...I say 'use what I use'. ASUS P5N-E SLI mobo and an INTEL cpu. E6750 is a good buy. It's around $200...=2.66...can O'C well. The ASUS is about $120. Don't forget a PSU and a Video processor.
 

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I need to build a Really low budget computer that can handle bare essentials and that is

Instant Messaging like MSN, Browsing the Internet, Checking emails (via outlook/hotmail), Streaming media (music/video), Listening to musc (itunes)

That is pretty much it

I have a case and a 40gig harddrive, floppy, cd drive

I need everything else. My budget is around 250$ Canadian But im somewhat flexible.
 

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I just want to know what you guys think about my choices for a budget computer. I'd like to go back to school with a decent machine but money is a little tight so i've been piecing together the best all around system i can for about 500 bucks, heres what i'm workin with now

Intel Pentium 4 1.8
Shuttle AV41 mobo
768 Mb PC 133 SDRAM
nVidia GeForce FX 5200​
I dont plan on getting a new monitor, hdd, or CD/floppy drives and i've already gotten a new case/PSU, heres what i'm lookin to get...

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939 mobo
2*512 Mb Rosewill DDR SDRAM PC 3200
GeForce 6600GT​
So this is the best i think i'll get for around $400-500, i'm still deciding if i want a sound card, lately i've been using OB sound which i'm fine with.
This is the first time i've built my own machine (upgrades dont count), and i just want to make sure i've gotten a good setup before i go spending $$$, oh, i'll mainly be using the comp for gaming and i dont plan to overclock, thanks in advance!
 

A:Thoughts on my budget build

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Hi guys,
Been years since I've posted on here or any PC forums.
I've been looking at upgrading my POS 6yr old computer and its finally died on me completely.
Looking at all this new stuff since I've been gone and its like a whole new world.
I've done a lot of computer stuff before; modding and building etc so I'm not completely illiterate, just scared by all the new models and numbers..

Looking at spending from $300-$600 preferably the lower end of that scale.

Wanting: Reasonably fast computer to get me though the next many many years. I do a reasonable amount of graphic design so decent processing power and a graphics card that will handle heavy adobe use and be able to run dual monitors.
Would probably like to mod the case too.
 

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What kind of motherboard would you reccomend? i'll spend at most $100 and will go for any rebates. i'm looking for wi-fi and digital optical output. not much into overclocking though. would you reccomend this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127004
 

A:Budget build motherboards

That Abit is a good board! But what about the processor? Have you budgeted for the 965? Core Duo? Core Extreme?
That Abit will not work well with cheap memory, so budget for first tier memory, as well.
 

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Hey, I'm trying to build a pc and I think I've got it but I would like to know everyone's input, if it's all compatible, if it can run 2017 games etc. here it is
<a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/list/789thq">PCPartPicker part list</a> / <a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/list/789thq/by_merchant/">Price breakdown by merchant</a>
<table class="pcpp-part-list">
<thead>
<tr>
<th>Type</th>
<th>Item</th>
<th>Price</th>
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-type">CPU</td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-item"><a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Zk2rxr/amd-ryzen-3-1300x-35ghz-quad-core-processor-yd130xbbaebox">AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor</a></td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-price">
<a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Zk2rxr/amd-ryzen-3-1300x-35ghz-quad-core-processor-yd130xbbaebox">$128.48 @ OutletPC</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-type">Motherboard</td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-item"><a href="https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yBtWGX/asrock-ab350-pro4-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350-pro4">ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard</a></td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-price">
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So im trying to get a really cheap build for around 350, and this is what ive got. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14Xnf

I was wondering if there was anything to upgrade / downgrade to get better performance or cheaper price.

Please remember im trying to stay at 350.

Also, I want to run and maybe record minecraft, and possibly battlefield 3 on low settings?

Thanks!
 

A:Extreme budget build help!

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My brother has asked me to build him a budget htpc.

He has already picked up a Silverstone LC10 case, I have an old 800 watt atx cheapo brand psu spare,

I am looking for a mobo, cpu, and ram bundle, for around 150.

I was looking at this, but to be honest im not to up on apus:
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-a...5600k---4gb-xms-memory--8R0F.html?q=a8&src=16

This pc is for playing world of tanks, and other similar games at 1080p.

Any suggestions would be appreciated
 

A:Budget HTPC build

Try these components (I did amazon UK so if im incorrect on region sorry)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
MSI FM2 A55

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Corsair Vengeance 1600 4gb stick (You can always add more later)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
A10-6700

This processor has a better GPU and will give more than enough performance over the 5600
 

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How's this for a budget build?

Hey guys,

I'm back. I've been shopping around lately, and this is what I've put together and i was wondering if anyone could give me some thoughts if this is an excellent performance/price ratio.

I've come down to earth and decide that it's not worth spending 1000 USD on a PC when the very next year, the prices of all those components will drop drastically. What do you guys think of this? Will the integrated ATI support a resolution of 1680x1050?

Is there anything else I'm forgetting? The reason why I chose the Propus is because some people are reporting that they are still getting the Deneb cores with just the L3 disabled so I thought that would make it an awesome deal for the price paid.

Edit: I've opted to go with another PSU. Anymore ideas on how to drive down the cost of tower whilst maintaining an excellent performance/price ratio would be most welcome. However, I absolutely love the tower and that would be a staple (I like big fans!).

or


Cheers.
 

A:Attempting another budget build... again

The second build is the better one.

You can also do with a cheaper motherboard, like a 760G-based one, especially if you are only going to use the onboard video card.
 

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Build the Best Gaming PC for Any Budget (9 web pages).

This article covers PC costs/build from $500-$1500.

-- Tom
 

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Im going to get a computer in about 2 weeks so this is wat ive come up with. Tell me wat you think and add any suggestions on the parts. PS all these parts are from a local computer shop that my friend suggested. http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

SYSTEM:

Motherboard Gigabyte P35-DS3 152.00
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.67GHz 245.00
RAM Kington 2GB Kit (2x1G) DDR2 667 102.00
Hard Drive Western Digital 320GB SATA 96.00
VGA Generic 8600GT 256MB PCI-E 129.00
DVD-RW Asus 1814BLT 18x DL DVD-RW SATA (Black) 49.00
Case Coolermaster Centurion V CAC-T05 w/ 430W PSU 108.00
TOTAL 881.00

I also wanted a monitor which is LG L194WT-SF 5ms 19" Widescreen LCD 232.00
but then its over the limit and at the shop they only sell +200 so yea.

i also need help on my graphics card im trying to find a gaming one

thanks alot to all those how posted and read this
 

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alright, Im going to build a desktop for my fiance real soon, as soon as I figure out what the right stuff is to order, I will order it. she is really ONLY going to use it to play with her photos with photoshop, and store them on the internal hard drive (I also got her a 320gb external and she might burn cds for each album or something) but we have a PS3 and she doesnt even play that, and if she does play games it will be things like worms, or bejeweled, etc... so the integrated graphics will completely handle her gaming needs.

now I think the cpu and ram is more important for editing photos personally but people tell me to get a good gpu. these are people who dont know what they are talking about though, I would like to hear from someone who does. I just figure since it is a static image that she is basically applying different filters too and not a constantly refreshing, crazy 3D environment being rendered that the GPU wasnt important.

right now she has a laptop with a turion MK 36, 1 gb ddr2 and Nvidia graphics(integrated), and she is lately complaining about its speed, but for a while she was more than fine with it(not too far back, so this desktop doesnt have to be spectacular or anything)

ok, so here is what I was thinking

MOBO - ASUS M4N68T-M V2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131669 - $50

CPU - AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103699 - $89

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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edi... Read more

A:$400 budget build... Phenom II x3

oh, I also forgot, is it common for sata drives to come with cables or do I need to buy those things as well.
 

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Hoping that when holidays come the prices of PC parts will go down to save some money.
Intel Core i5-4460, EVGA GeForce GTX 960, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker

Edit:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5&quot; Solid State Drive ($52.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5&quot; 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.49 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $771.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-03 20:47 EDT-0400

A:Want opinions on first PC build my budget is around $850.

If you share with BB code you can post all parts within thread. Like this:PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5&quot; Solid State Drive ($52.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5&quot; 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.49 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $831.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-02 22:11 EDT-0400

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Hello,

I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:

Case
Processor
Motherboard
Video Card
RAM
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Heatsink
Power Supply
Monitor
(Sound Card?)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:AMD Budget Gaming Build

You've already posted this: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1084629-amd-budget-gaming-build.html

Closing duplicate thread.
 

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I've never built a computer before but I'm pretty tech savvy guy. I don't know why I've never attempted to build one. We've always gotten our computers from Dell, but I think it's time to finally build one myself.

Here's the budget for the build - $800 - $900
I already have the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

This build will be used for basic computer use like web browsing, word processing, Photoshop, etc. and also I would like to be capable of playing HD content like HD movies. I would like it to have a blu-ray drive as well (read and write)

I've decided I want to go with an Intel i7 (it's the hotness right now right? lol)

I want it to have at least 4gb of RAM but also I want it to be upgradeable in the future up to maybe 8 or 12gb.

As for harddrive space. I want it to have at least 1TB. Also I've noticed from reading around other people's builds that people are using a separate sdd harddrive for the OS?

I don't know much about the other parts like the Graphics card, sound card, case, motherboard, powersupply, etc.

I just need some recommendation on what type or what brand to get since I've never done this before. I don't know which parts are compatible or which brands are good.

thanks in advance

-John
 

A:My first computer build - budget $800-$900

I would suggest starting with these buying guides:
http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/
http://techreport.com/articles.x/19159
 

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Hello,

I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:

Case
Processor
Motherboard
Video Card
RAM
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Heatsink
Power Supply
Monitor
(Sound Card?)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hey guys this is my First (and probably last) custom pc build. i'm making it for personal use and gaming and i want it to last. basically what i have picked out thanks to a friend, Rage.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Radeon HD 6870
Sunbeam Transformer Full-Tower ATX Case
Antec TruePower New 650W PSU
ASUS Black SATA 24X Burner with E-Hammer Software LightScribe Support
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

For my HDD i want to use my Current Hard drive (im running Vista 32 bit) and i want to transfer it to this build which i will be installing Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Is that possible i want to keep all my files and avoid re installing ALL my games. :/

I will also be buying this to upgrade on HDD
Samsung SpinPoint F4 2TB HDD
 

A:Low budget build. What do you think? See any problems?

You already have a thread on your computer build so why open this new one. The parts listed above will work together great. You can not upgrade a 32 bit windows to 64 bit, it just wont let you so you will have to do a fresh installment of Windows 7 64 bit. If you have your games on steam all you have to do is save the C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps folder to another computer or HDD and restore it when your done with the new installment of Windows 7 64 bit. If your games are not on steam then yes you will have reinstall them.
 

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Okay guys, instead of upgrading my pc, im going to build a budget gaming pc.
My current choices are,

CASE- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146027

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

OS- Windows 7 64bit

RAM- i need a good(cheap) price on 4 Gigs of RAM, that fits this motherboard. Link please?

HDD- Does http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139 fit the motherboard? if not,
Can someone please give me a link on what HDD fits, thats around 500GB and in between $50-$100?

I cant think of anything else besides a video card that i need, anything else thats cheap and will make the build better will be very helpful.
 

A:Budget Gaming PC Build

Why not get everything from newegg, comes with the same single shipping costs, also lower prices... The same hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145247

You will need a power supply, and on deciding what kind of one, we'd need to know what kind of a graphics card you're going to use. Without knowing, I'd just recommend something that will power just about anything you might have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

If you don't absolutely want an orange case, you could cut 10$ off by getting the black version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025
And here's another orange case you might want to take a peek at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156190 (also availabe in other colors, just see cases, Raidmax)
 

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Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $118
CPU: AMD FX-4100 - $126
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 EVO - $24
Graphics Card: Sapphire ATi HD7770 - $139
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $72
Memory: Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4GB (1 X4GB) - $29
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97-EVO 970 - $125
Optical Drive: Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA (SH-S223C-BL) - $19
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX NEO ECO - $58

Monitor: AOC e2250Swd 21.5" - $119
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech MK260 - $23

TOTAL: $852

Are the parts compatible?

What do you think of the build?

ANY INPUT is greatly appreciated. really, it is. Your answers warm my heart.
 

A:Epic new budget build

Is this ur max budget?And yes those are compatible. But I would add another 4gb of ram and a ssd to boot the system.
 

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I'm building a gaming rig for my friend's bro, and he's looking to spend about 500$, including the OS, and he already has a keyboard, monitor and speakers. He will be using it for mostly gaming, but he also uses high end beat making software a lot.

I was thinking something like this:

Cpu/Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211729

Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231226
really any 4 gig set would work. I'm not really sure which brands are the best though.

Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152137

PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152137
I'm not sure if this is enough, but I think I've seen Rage recommend this for a build with a 4850.

Case

I have no idea. Doesn't have to be flashy, just functional.


Thanks,
TC
 

A:Budget Gaming Build

I would recommend this build instead:

Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 AMD 740G uATX Motherboard - Retail - $52.99 + free shipping
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Kuma 2.8GHz Black Edition CPU - Retail - $60.00 + free shipping
G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz Dual-Channel Kit - Retail - $46.99 + free shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Graphics Card - Retail - $93.24 + free shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM - $56.99 + free shipping
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W PSU with Active PFC - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after $10 rebate) + free shipping
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $39.99 + free shipping
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - OEM - $99.99 + free shipping
Grand Total = $500 approximately. Everything ships free.

If your friend can stretch their budget a bit, I recommend this card instead of the HD 4830.

Also, look at this page to see if and how your friend can get their copy of the Windows 7 equivalent of Vista Home Premium, for only the cost of S&H ($9.99). I'm not sure whether or not that particular version of Vista is eligible, but if it is, then your friend's in luck.
 

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A challage to build a budget gaming pc

He is an idea I thought would be a challage for some. Make a budget gaming system for under $300. Thats what I am working on right now. So far I am under buget with some decent parts. Maybe not top of the line but usable for mild gaming.
 

A:A challenge to build a budget gaming pc

are semperons good for mild gaming

I am trying to build a budget pc using the semperon, 512mb of ram and 128mb 275mhz graphics card. I just wanted to know if this setup would play most games out today like ut 2004, underground 2, half life 2, swat 4 on decent performance settings.
 

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For quite some time I have been wanting to build a new desktop gaming computer so I could play games like The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, Just Cause 2, GTA, and other such games the way they were meant to be played. Ever since I got into playing video games back when I was 7 or 8, I have always been on consoles. Until this March, I never even had a computer that was capable of playing much at all.

This cruddy laptop only cost me $299, but it can play a lot of decent games on medium settings. I got it for my birthday in March from a combination of family members. We've never really had a lot of money to throw around on recreational things, but times have changed somewhat. I graduated high school in May, and since June I have been working at FedEx. The first $2,500 I made I didn't even keep a cent of it. I gave it all to my mom to help out with the family, but FedEx's peak season finally ended last Friday, and I made quite a bit of money.

I figure it's finally time to treat myself to the dream PC that I have always wanted. My budget is loosely based on about $1,200, but I do not want to spend that much at all if I don't have to, but I will spend a bit more if it means avoiding corner-cutting performance in favor of price.

WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IN A DESKTOP PC:
-Be able to play Skyrim on Ultra (maxed out) settings
-Be able to use some texture and graphics mods (like 2k textures and ENB stuff) on top of that
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A:Looking to build a gaming rig for Skyrim within a $1,200 budget. Any help?

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Well, my computer finally broke down (I'm on my brothers computer).
And I need a new one, but don't know where to start. Could anybody build me the best computer with this budget?

Budget: 1000$

I need this computer to have a lot of RAM for editing on programs such as Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. A computer geared to edit on AE would be my ideal computer. Also, I need a firewire port handy right in front as well as at least two USB 2.0 slots.

My preferred OS is the Windows 7 professional. (is it out yet?) And It would be great if this computer could run the Windows XP Mode.

For internet, I already have a "Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Brand"
So I guess i can just plug this into the new computer.

Thank You for reading
 

A:Build my computer on a budget of 1000$?

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at SevenForums for some guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan - Newegg.com

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

A:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

I currently use a gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard. Its really good.
Dual bios (UEFI)
USB 3
all the bells and whistles! :P
Good value as well ?67

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Hi I was looking to build a new PC for my dad for father's day or his birthday and he would use it to run two small businesses and also for media (such as watching high definition movies, video/audio editing, photoshop, etc.) I would also be using it to game whenever I come home from college but thats not as important as fulfilling all his needs.

My budget would be around $1000 to $1500 as previously stated in the title. I won't be needing any peripherals, and I plan on using the cooler master haf x tower.

Any suggestions on the rest of the build? This would be the first build by myself but I've helped and observed a few other builds. Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:New PC build, budget $1000 to $1500

If you could be a little more specific about what you'll need it for; running a small businesses is broad.

Do you need a blu ray drive?
I suggested two 2TB drives in RAID I for data redundancy, which I would think might be important, but that's to your discretion; same goes for the capacity.

2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
SAPPHIRE 100327L Radeon HD 6750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

Total ? $975 USD.
 

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This is my first build from scratch my gaming orientation leans on rpgs, mmos, action-adventure and rts for the most part and less so for fps and racing games.

Approximate Purchase Date:
By this september
BudgetRange:
Under $3k
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Extensive gaming and production/rendering in autodesk and other 3D/CG art software
Parts Not Required:
Not planning on getting a custom liquid cooling system just yet
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg Canada
TigerDirect Canada
Canada Computers
NCIX
Country:
Canada
Parts Preferences:
Nvidia, visuals for the most part not a keyboard or audio enthusiast
Overclocking:
Likely
SLI or Crossfire:
Possibly SLI
Monitor Resolution:
1920 x 1080 ? may go larger

I will not be using any reused parts
I need a keyboard, mouse headset and drawing tablet among peripherals
I haven't purchased any parts yet
I don't have a spare OS

Additional Comments:
my newegg wishlist

Really looking for longevity and durability

the rig would be placed in the basement which is usually around 20C, during the humid summer it should be closer to 30C room temp but we almost always AC then. the only thing about the basement I am worried about is if airflow wouldn't be good enough for the rig

would a heatsink fan suffice for now? if I ever choose to SLI would liquid cooling be needed then?

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A:Advice & suggestions on first build under $3k budget

direct quote from member lehpron from the EVGA forums, sorry its huge but this sums up why I chose the type of mobo, GPU and CPU. but of course still subject to change

"Most modern games are threaded for between 2-4 cores, and it has been a slow progress adoption since quads have been around for six years, duals for eight years. meaning, a 6-core won't make a difference today. New games take 2-3 years to make from the ground up, so in that time, it will make a quad that much more important. Only get the 6-core for your professional work, not for gaming.

3770K is a 22nm quad and half the die area (thus half the actual power and thermals if set at the same frequency) as 32nm i7-3900's 6-cores; mathematically, they should overclock better, but Intel differed from tradition of soddering the CPU die to the IHS (integrated heat spreader) by using a thermal grease with Ivy Bridge which tends to artificially raise temperaturess. This prevents anyone from really being able to push it except for those using cryogenics; so in the end, all Sandy and Ivy processors reach a max of approx 5GHz regardless of number of cores.

So it all comes down to the board really; X79 can support up to 4-way SLI (in quad x8, or a pair of full x16) configs while Z77 is limited to just dual x8's. If you're serious about longitivity in terms of having the room for future graphics cards and not change the board (which definitely need more bandwidth than current), then X79 is the ... Read more

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at EightForums for some expert guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan - Newegg.com

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

A:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

That case would take a pretty big chunk from your budget as it's only $500 and the case is $74, mind if I change it?

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Hi, I'm working with a pretty limited budget. I would like to spend around 200 bucks on a motherboard and a processor. What's the best that I can do with that price?

Right now, I'm divided between the Intel E5200 or the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ based on just looking through some reviews on Newegg and asking a few people, but I don't know if those are my best options, based on cost/performance ratio. I would welcome any recommendations.

Thanks.
 

A:Advice needed for a budget build

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I'm gonna help my buddy build a new computer after the summer break when he (and hopefully I)
have earned some money. His budget is around 1340$ or 830. I already know a fair share about computers, but I don't feel confident enough to ensure him that "these parts will do the best job" or that "this is the optimal choice", at least not when it comes to a computer built on such a tight budget. I know for sure that he gets bothered by fans that sound much, I've often had to turn off a few of mine during a LAN.

Here's some more of the required info; We both live in Sweden, he has not bought any parts yet, including the OS, he will not re-use any old parts, and he has keyboard, mice, headset, monitor, and yes I'm gonna install some fairly cheap aftermarket coolers to reduce the noise (rear fan and CPU cooler). He probably wont overclock anything in the near future, he has no interest in it, and does not know how to.

Here are the components; https://www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/1729053/2012-04-25. I'm very well aware that the site is in swedish, but this is the cart and you should clearly be able to see what components I've currently picked, if you would like a link to an identical cart on Amazon please tell me, I wont mind making one. Problem is, he's not gonna bother himself to order from a foreign site, luckily almost everything is available on the Swedish online market, and if not, there's usually something of ... Read more

A:Advice on new build, budget is roughly $1,340

There's no "S" in advice, at least here on the other side of the Atlantic. What you have picked looks okay, and if you want to go SSD please read up on things like AHCI and SATA 3 before you commit to SSD
 

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MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard please let me know thanks in advance i am on ssi and can only get one thing at a time and want to make shure i get what i need no mastacks this will be for an internet gameing pc
 

A:Is this a good motherboard for a budget build

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard or should i use this motherboard
 

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Alright, This is what ive put together so far, for my gaming build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262011 : Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335 : Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 :Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035 SU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402 : MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156254 : Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345 : RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 : CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150482&Tpk=ATI HD 4850 : X2 GPU

That's everything i need, i already have all other peripherals and OS (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit)
My expectations are to be able to play the majority of modern games, on decent to good settings. So my question for you all is- Are there any changes i can make to save some $$ or just more practical modifications. All those things came up to about 920$ before taxes and as you can see all I'm working is 1,000$

Soo! All advice is appreciated.
 

A:New gaming build - $1000 budget

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Totals ? $800 USD.
 

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Hello everyone,

I'm building a budget gaming rig for a family member and I was hoping to get some constructive criticism from the community. The rig needs to be able to run modern games at mid to low graphic settings. My budget is about $800 at most. I would actually like to keep it lower than that if there are viable options at that price point, but through my own research it doesn't seem like there are any. I would mostly like to know:

Have I made any terrible choices in regards to the hardware working well together?
Where can I save a little more money?
Where should I spend a little extra money?
Have I allocated too much money to the CPU compared to the other components? Right now the CPU (Quad Core i5 Skylake) is 1/3 the total price of the machine.

The specs are as follows:

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3

CPU
Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Quad Core 3.3 GHz

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 - 2GB GDDR5 - PCI-E 3.0 x16

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaw V Series - 8 GB DDR4 3200 (288-pin)

Power Supply
EVGA 100-B1-0600-KR 600W

HDD
Western Digital WD1001FALS - 1 TB - 7200 RPM

Case
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition - VL80001W2Z - ATX Mid Tower

DVD Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS SATA
Thank you in advance for your feedback and constructive criticism. I'm always eager to hear your opinions and learn from my mistakes.
 

A:Requesting Feedback on a Budget Build

Hey,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127844

GTX 960 for the same price as the 950 you listed.

What about OS, monitor, KB & M, speakers etc. Are they included in your budget?

The RAM you have selected is not on the QVL for that motherboard (are you aware of this?)

Do you need a DVD drive?

For your budget, I would be looking at an AMD build with a better GPU and if possible an SSD (and a PSU with at least 5 years warranty)
 

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