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Q: Trying to build a gaming PC on a budget

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

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

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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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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">
<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 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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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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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:



Video Card



really any 4 gig set would work. I'm not really sure which brands are the best though.

Hard Drive



I'm not sure if this is enough, but I think I've seen Rage recommend this for a build with a 4850.


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


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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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:

Video Card
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Power Supply
(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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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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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:

Video Card
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Power Supply
(Sound Card?)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.

Thanks in advance.

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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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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.

-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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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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Hello all,

Please feel free to comment on this hardware list.
Use : as above in title
No: O/C,SLI,Crossfire,movie downloads,on line games, etc.
Have: 1440x900 flat screen,mouse,keyboard,speakers
Budget;< $600

Thanks in advance for your kind input.

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM H61 DDR3 LGA1155 mATX PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI VGA DVI B3 Motherboard

Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 Processor LGA1155 2.6GHZ 3MB Retail Box

Powercolor Radeon HD 6770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card

Kingston 4GB Kit 2X2GB 1333MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM Unbuffered CL9 1.5V Memory Kit

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM

LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

Coolermaster Elite 370 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS

Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

A:Budget new build for home/office/casual gaming

Nice build

The Radeon HD 6770 has a requirement of "450 Watt or greater power supply"

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As the title states I trying to find the perfect non-bottleneck formula. Currently starting from scratch and building a compuer( Minus throwing in my old old hard drive,RAM, and psu).
I cannot stress this enough, I need a cheap but very efficient mid-range computer. I am simply having trouble picking the right card/cpu combo. If I can less than what I am currently building that would be great!
This computer needs to be able to handle powerful games at a 1920x1080 resolution.

An Idea of what I want(around 400-550$ range).

Current pc:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: p7-1254
BIOS: Ver: HOL_715.ROM vHOL7.15
Processor: AMD A8-3850 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8178MB RAM
Page File: 3204MB used, 13151MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
GPU: Geforce Gtx 560

A:Trying to build budget gaming computer w/o bottleneck. Need Insight

So what's the problem with your current PC? Your partlist isn't working by the way, take a screenshot.

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Hello, I have been learning about how to build my own pc recently. I am very new so I don't know what I should do yet.
Is AMD 64 the best way to go? I'd like to build a machine as cheaply as possible while getting the most bang for my buck.

I am upgrading from a 2001 eMachine so it won't take a lot to blow me away. The main thing I guess is being able to play the newest games at decent graphics settings while maintaining good frames per secs.

I've been told that AMD 64 is much better and it doesn't seem a lot more expensive. I see the front side bus and memory used for AMD 64 mobos are better. And if I want to go PCI Express I think that's the only way. On the other hand I've read that very few programs are 64 bit and I wonder how many games are utilizing the 64 bit technology at the present? Or how much that effects speeds.

If I get a 64 bit system, I won't be able to afford anything other than Win XP Home. I'm not sure what that will mean. I'm hoping I can find one for around 60 bucks.
I'm going to be on a very limited budget for the foreseeable future. Though, I don't want to make a decision that I will regret later on either.
Of course it would be good not to have to upgrade in a year.

I've been trying to learn about AMD 64 technology and just how much better it is than 32.
The AMD 64 3000 is listed at 1.8 Ghz freq:

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A:Gaming Machine/first build----AMD 32 or 64?? Fairly limited budget...Advice?

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I have a budget around 600-900

Some musts I guess are a decent video card, (i prefer 8800) idc what company or brand
19 inch monitor, (lcd) I'm using a AL19W Acer, wouldn't mind getting a second one
Blu ray drive? lol ( prolly takes this way outa my money range)
If not, any 2 drives would work fine for me (dvd of course, budget xD)
IDC about hard drive space, i don't have that much crap, (250gb would probably be more than enough)
EDIT:: o yeah, I like vista (i know i'm wierd) it will probably require 2gb ram like my current

Games i'm looking to play are HL2 mods etc., call of duty 4, diablo, starcraft, counter strike

Help me! thanks.

I'll check forums often to answer questions

I don't mind newegg purchases although i would prefer amazon (since no tax for CA residents)


A:Looking to build decent budget gaming computer [Hope this is the correct forum]

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card, http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk.../geforce-gt640
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


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Hi, I need a $700 budget gaming PC that can run World of Warcraft on ultra/high settings with a high/considerable frame rate. I don't really want to build it, since I'm only 14 and pretty inexperienced with fitting all the hardware into the case. Also, the website needs to be able to ship to Australia internationally with a preferably small postage (if possible). I'm not looking for anything that's able to run Crysis on high settings, just a simple game like World of Warcraft. I've seen some pretty mediocre gaming rigs that can handle WoW on high/ultra settings with a good frame rate, so I think $700 should be enough (as long as you pick the right hardware). Here are some of my options:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Intel-E6...085860?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item4aa55f99e4 - I want to upgrade the RAM, which is available in the seller's description, and get a good gaming video card ($100-150, and maybe $200 if necessary), which is going to be from another source, and maybe even a HDD upgrade. Given the details in the seller's description, can upgrades of these sorts be applied? I'm not exactly certain. I'd also like to mention that the operating system, monitor, keyboard and mouse are all covered already (not inside my budget).

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Intel-E5...764192?pt=AU_comp_dekstop&hash=item53dd38ab60 - This is my second option. I'd like to upgrade to 4 GB of total RAM (available in the seller's description)... Read more

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Hi, I'm Mason and I am building a PC for about $800 with a monitor and I want to know if there are any components that you would recommend.

here is my build on PC partpicker.com

A:Budget gaming PCs

If you're wanting to use this for gaming, throughput will definitely be important to you. In that respect, you'd want to install the games on the SSD and the one you've picked out just won't cut it. Windows 10x64 alone will account for about 11GB of space on the SSD, and then there are all the other applications you may want to install. This is before you even get around to installing games, which oftentimes will consume several GBs of space per game.

However, that is not to say you can't use the SSD for your OS and general apps, and then use the 1TB drive for installing your games. They just won't load as fast, and I just wanted to point this out to try and help you make an informed choice.

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First, you have to give us some important information, stated as follows:

What are you going to use the PC for?
Gaming, Gameplay Recording [Playclaw], Programming, Video/Picture Editing

How much is your budget?
1,000 USD

Are you willing to buy online?

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
Monitor + Headset + Keyboard

Have you already bought any parts?

Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
Yes, Windows 7 Professional

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
It depends on if I decide to OC my CPU (assume yes for CPU)

A:Gaming rig $1,000 budget

What's wrong with the PC listed in your specs?

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Hello all, I hope everyone's doing well..

I am slowly teaching myself hardware, because I want to get a gaming computer for obviously gaming, but also video editing and software development. I figure whatever can handle games well, could also handle video editing fairly well.

I need your help in deciding what I should buy, as I am building my PC from scratch (least expensive way).

What I have so far... (last updated 3/15 9:42 am)
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 - $129.99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 - $219.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 - $41.99
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565 - $244.99
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 - $129.99
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023 - $89.99 (changed from Builder to Gaming; +$20)
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227 - $49.99
Extra Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022 - $11.99
Disc Reader/Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - $20.99 (changed to Asus from LG; +$4)

Subtotal: $939.91Click to expand...

What should be changed if not everything?


Run Battlefield 3 around High (as I know Ultra requires an expensive GPU) with AA.
Play Crysis 2 on High
Minimal 35 FPS on most modern games (hopefully much higher on... Read more

A:[$1,000 UD Budget] Need Gaming PC

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I am going to use this for gaming.
budget is 550$
located in USA
yes willing to buy online specifically newegg.
Im not sure of any parts i can use off my old rig.
Do not need mouse or keyboard. Maybe speakers.
Haven't bought any parts yet.
no os on me.
I don't know if ill need any cooling.

I need a rig that has everything i need for decent gaming including graphics card for under 550$.

A:Need a budget gaming pc

Hello Tech,
try this configuration, leaves you room for speakers,optical, etc

good for performance at 1680x1050 on high for most games

If you really need to start shaving the cost down because of peripherals, a few suggestions:
go with the 7750 or 7850 BE and OC it. (will need a different Motherboard i believe)
two, if you have a little faith the 4830 is different in two ways from the 4850 it has 4-shader clusters for 640 total, and 8 less texture units (32). the major vendors of ati cards (in order to get a competitive advantage) have turned on the 5th shader cluster, and the 8 texture units to make them effectively 4850's. and can be had for $89.00. i would also recommend the 4770, if a guy could find one.

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I just built a new gaming rig, and plan on redesignating my older machine as a home server.

The rig I just built contains:

Athlon II X3 440 (Rana)
MSI 870A-G54 Military Class mainboard
OCZ Fatality 550w psu
Zalman CNPS9900 NT cpu cooler
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM
1x 800GB WD Caviar Green
and is all wrapped up in a CoolerMaster Cosmos S

The MSI Mainboard has an "EZ Overclocking" Console that allows me to underclock it for better cooling, or Overclock it up to 7% (with the preset settings). I can also manually overclock it, though while I would like to believe I am advanced enough to do this without damaging my system, I simply am not.

I am also aware that the 440 Rana may have an unlockable 4th core, though I have been unsuccessful in all my attempts to unlock it. I haven't tried changing voltages to the cores to try stabilizing the processor as of yet.

My question is- Has anyone built a system with this MB/CPU combination, and if so, is there anyone that has been successful in unlocking the 4th core? How did you do it? Would you be willing to post voltages, clock speeds, etc?

This is the first machine I have attempted to overclock, so if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it.

(I didn't include a graphics card in the specs because I haven't purchased one yet. I'm currently using an old Nvidia 9600gso as a stand-in)

A:New budget gaming rig

There's a reason the 4th core is locked, it was tested and concluded defective after production. Don't cause yourself more problems than solutions.

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This is my first time building a computer, and I'm trying to build a budget gaming computer for about $400- $450. I don't play super intense games, but I do play Spore and Sims and edit videos and use Photoshop, so the graphics quality is important. This is the build I'm looking at right now:

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119047
motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
CPU: AMD Athlon II 453 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724
video card: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...nvidia_geforce_9600_gt-_-14-130-360-_-Product
power supply: Thermaltake 500W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153113
RAM: 2GB DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211450
hard drive: Seagate 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148612

I plan on reusing the DVD +-RW/ CD-ROM drive from my old computer, if that'll work, and using my old hard drive as the slave drive. The OS will be Windows 7.

Will this configuration work, and do you have any suggestions or improvements for it? Thanks!

A:budget gaming pc around $400

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For too long I've wanted a gaming PC so I've finally found a cheap PC that seems okay to start with but i want to know what sort of games it will run and/or its even worth getting. And by the way building a PC isn't an option because as easy as people say it is, i have no idea what I'm doing

AMD 4.1Ghz 8gb Ram 1tb HDD FTS Gaming PC Desktop Computer Galaxy 3 HDMI

A:I want to get into PC gaming but on a budget.

It's a dual core CPU, no dedicated GPU and no OS. I would look for something with at least 4 core CPU, that has a dedicated GPU and with an OS installed. That price range will be around $400 to $500 (USD). For $500 USD, you could build a very good PC for just about any computing task.

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Hey guys.I posted on here awhile ago about doing a cheap upgrade to my pc.Well I ended up having car troubles and couldnt get around to it.Finally I have the money/time now to do a couple things and I am once again looking for help/confirmation from people who actually have an idea what they are doing lol..anyways I have a Pentium e5400 I dont dare to clock on a GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard with a crappy radeon hd 4350 gpu.I'm strictly looking for gpu/CPU upgrades for now(im also adding 1gb ram,currently on 3gb).My current thoughts are a R7 250 or 240 gpu and Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8500 3.16GHz with the added 1gb ram.This is looking to run me about 200$ total.I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this will be a decent budget set up or is there a better way for me to spend my 200$? I'm looking to get beamng drive to a decent frame rate(15-20 now) and possibly run some newer games (2010+) on low settings with stable frame rates.Any suggestions/criticisms on this future build are greatly appreciated as im new to this and f****** clueless,I basically pulled at straws when choosing these components.Thanks

A:Budget gaming again

The CPU is a vintage model - but probably optimal for your socket.. Can you even find a new one. Here is a refurbished one:

Refurbished: Intel E8500 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.167GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor AT80570PJ0876M - Newegg.com

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Okay, so I'm interested in putting together a PC for gaming. So, I've asked around a couple of forums, and I seemed to be getting a lot of mixed messages. Some say I can put together something for around my budget (around $600 or so), others suggest otherwise. I don't know who to listen to, but I obviously hope the former is correct. And I think they are. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but I mean, I'm fine not being able to play EVERY game, just being able to play SOME is fine with me.

Now, I should mention that I'm not completely comfortable building from scratch. I am however interesting in purchasing a BareBones kit, which if I understand correctly, includes most of the parts pre-installed, and working from there. I saw one containing the case, motherboard, power supply, processor, RAM, and hard drive. So I'd imagine I just need a graphics card, operating system, cooling fan, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and... I don't know, is there anything else I'd need?

Anyway, here's the link to the one I was looking at: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3017995&Sku=A455-2129 L

Now, again, I know very little about these things. I'm not especially tech saavy, but that seems decent, and it's only $250. It's got 512MB of RAM, what I think is a good processor (isn't it?), it supports PCI-e cards, so I figure if I got another 512MB of RAM, a good graphics card, X... Read more

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Hi I'm new to the forum and I'd like some help please. I just bought a budget PC and would like to know where to look to upgrade it or if that was even possible.

Its an eMachines E4082 desktop running XP.

Intel Pentium D 820 (Each at 2.80ghz)
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with available PCI Express slot (Pretty sure this is an onboard card)

Basically what I would like to find out is if I can upgrade this machine and the best places to look. How do I find out if graphics cards will be compatible? Will any DDR2 RAM work with it? Really am a newbie with PC's when it comes to the hardware side but I would like to play a few older PC games on the machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Budget PC gaming

Welcome to Tech Spot and please read through this.

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Sub $500 build

I would like to share a build I am planning to get very soon
and you might wanna make it as a reference on your
upcoming purchase. Got these prices from newegg so
if you'll ask how much it would be on your country,
it would costs somewhere near these prices.

Cooler Master Elite 110 = $39
* One of the most cheapest ITX casing out there. Unlike Lian-Li's
and Silverstone's, you could fit a standard sized PSU in it.

Corsair CX 430 430W = $39
*430w of power is more than enough for this entire build

Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D = $69
*Cheap and has most of the features those famous brands currently has.
For this small platform, it has a good built-in audio.

Intel Pentium G3258 3.2 Ghz LGA 1150 = $69
*At $70 you get a special edition CPU from Intel. An unlocked
CPU that overclocks well with the Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D.

G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB X 2 DDR3 1600mhz = $79
*G.sKill sports a cheap and a kickass design on their
rams. 8Gb with a 1600mhz speed is good enough to play current released games.

Zotac GTX 750Ti 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 = $139
*Sports the new Maxwell architecture. A card so powerful to handle
games like Battlefield 4, Titanfall, COD Ghosts etc. that peaks at
insanely low 75 watts.

Western Digital WD Blue 1TB SATA = $59
1Tb is I think a pretty good enough capacity for this build.

Total = $493
(monitor excluded)

A budget gaming PC that can handle latest games @ full HD.
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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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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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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

i5 3570k 3.4GHz

gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

samsung X22 DVD

Coolermaster 912 plus

8GB G skill DDR3 1600MHz

CPU Cooler:
akasa K32

saphire HD 7850 2GB

corsair TXM 650w

seagate 500GB

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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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?

I would recommend replacing just about everything.

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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...


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

Thanks yall

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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

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:


CPU- AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor Socket AM3 2.8GHZ (95W TDP)

RAM- OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - CL9

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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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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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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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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
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.

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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Looking for budget processor for gaming; my current setup involves
an Intel DG31PR(LGA775 socket) main board
9800 GT 1GB, but my current processor is embarrasing..
a Pentium Dual Core E2180.

I live in the Philippines.....

I wanna get the potential of my 9800 GT and some acceptable performance in Crysis and Mass Effect by upgrading my processor.

My budget is up to 5,500 PHP(our currency)

I'm most interested in the Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.66 ghz which is 3500 PHP; but I am also interested in the:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7 ghz ...3700 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8 ghz ...4000 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 2.93 ghz ...4160 PHP
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.9 ghz which is ...5,450 PHP

My goal is to get something within my price range and VERY hopefully below 4,500 PHP that can run Crysis and Mass Effect at high with atleast 1152 pixel resolution with my current setup.

I am sorry for the inconvenience of makin u guyz think about the currency being in PHP but if you guyz refer, just post so and I can convert every one of those to USD...

Ryt now with my current E2180 setup Crysis runs at 1152 res with 27-60 FPS....27 in complex situations with lots of enemies and exploding....35 in usual..sometimes 40 and 60 indoors.....

I set the

textures to high

shadows to medium

water to high

no AA

Shaders tweaked between high and very high and all others at low...

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A:Looking for budget processor for gaming

Judging by your pricing I'd probably go with the E6500. Except for the lower L2 cache (2mb) compared to the E7500's 3mb the CPU's are identical except that the E6500 is branded "Dual Core" and the E7500 is a "Core 2 Duo". Both are Wolfdale (Penryn 45nm) CPU's.
Theoretically the E7500's larger cache should make it faster in some applications, but the E6500 should still provide 90-95% of the E7500's performance .
This review of 131 CPU's includes all the processors you have listed, and as an added bonus includes a Crysis benchmark. The only downside is that the review is in French, although Google translate might help you out. The graphs of course are self explanatory.
Here is a Crysis optimization guide to help get the best out of the gamehttp://www.tweakguides.com/Crysis_1.html should you need it.

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I'd like to update my desktop PC for gaming, but I don't know much about system specs. My maximum budget is 500 USD/300 GBP including shipping/transport, etc. I live in the UK (London, England), so if possible I'd like to buy from UK sites/stores in order to avoid shipping costs.

Current system:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz (4 CPUs)
DirectX 11
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Unfortunately it's a Dell (I was stupid computer-wise some years ago), so I supppose I won't be able to overclock.

Thanks a lot for your help.

A:Updating my PC for gaming, budget: 500 USD

Hi and welcome to TSG.

There are quite a few UK users on here, so rather than converting the USD budget can you give an actual GBP budget?

What level of gaming are we talking about here, are you wanting to play the latest games?

Graphics card update is the most obvious choice, however that will likely also require a PSU upgrade also. With it being a Dell (or any other brand made machine) the available physical space inside the case could also be a problem.

To get some ideas here are a couple of decent UK sites that I use fairly regularly:


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Recently I decided to build myself a new system primarily for gaming and basic computer work and I just wanted someone else's opinion and input all opinion's are welcome and all help will be massively appreciated!



Could you guys tell me what you think? Anyone have an idea of what kind of performance i'd get out of this machine?
What kind of fps would I be getting out of say Fallout 4 on medium settings i'm not that fussed about ultra settings as I know this machine wont do ultra.
Thankyou In advance.

A:Budget gaming pc - opinions?

For a basic PC that's for general computing that will be just fine....as for a gaming rig....not so good. You'll have issues with the CPU and GPU, both are low end components. For decent gaming experience I would opt for the i5 4590 (preferably the 4690) CPU. Then get a GTX 960 GPU.

Components, CPUs / Processors, Processors - Desktops, LGA 1150, Core i5 - Newegg.com

Components, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, GeForce GTX 960 - Newegg.com

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Yeah. >_>

Anyway, the computer will primarily be used for internet surfing *coughcough*, gaming, music downloading, and the other random crap I do. Also, if anyone knows of a good, cheap DSL/Satellite (cable doesn't run out here) broadband service that runs most anywhere, that would appreciated, since I'm not having any luck finding one.

Now, for what you've ALL been waiting for, Pengy/Rawk's... uh... computer? Also, all of this is from Newegg.


AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego ($233.00)

~Mother Board~

DFI LanParty NF4 ($196.00)

~Video Card~

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800PRO ($196.00)


Patriot 1GB 184-pin DDR SDRAM ($126.33)


OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 ($167.41)

~Hard Drive~

Western Digital Caviar SE16 ($115.00)

~DVD Burner~

Plextor Black IDE ($45.99)


Sunbeam Transformer ($98.99)


ASPIRE X-Super Alien ($152.99)


Logitech MX518 ($32.87)


Saitek Black Eclipse ($41.99)


NEC Display Solutions FE772 ($164.99)

A:Building a gaming PC on a budget, need help.


i would change the graphics card to a NVIDIA because ata readeon has a problem working with AMD im not really shore weather are not sapphire readon is the same and get a big monitor i know new egg has cheap monitors that are big but what do i know

(i think intel last longer then AMD)but i have an AMD 64
get a really cool looking tower with alot of power.........
hope everything will turn out...........

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I decided to spend my money on another computer, but I am low on money so I decided I was going to make a budget computer. I want it to be able to play most games, now I don't mind if the graphics have to be set to medium because most games I play I don't see that much of a difference between the setting of medium and high. Now my budget is 275 - 300 US dollars. That is for the case, motherboard, cpu/fan, power supply, memory, graphics card, cd drive, hard drive, floppy drive, all including shipping. I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor so I don't have to buy them. I also have an operating system cd. I don't want a barebone because those are to easy, I want to put the parts in myself. Here is my pick of what I was planning to get.
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811154017 Case
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813186009 Motherboard
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819104160 Cpu
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835166027 Cpu fan
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141168 memory
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150055 graphics card
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827151045 Cd drive
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822140128 hard drive
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821152001 floppy drive
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A:Budget Gaming Computer

what kind of games are you playing, thats not gonna et u play HL2 or Doom3

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Alright. I decided that I want to build a gaming computer. Something about building one myself will give me more satisfaction than just buying one as I'm sure most of you agree. My question is, whats a good Intel processor that I should consider getting. I'm consider getting a XFX nForce 680i SLI Motherboard along with a XFX GeForce 8800 GTS Extreme Video Card. Haven't decided on the RAM and what not. I can't afford the new Intel Extremes. Looking to spend maybe $200, possibly $300 but thats a last resort. Any suggestions?

A:Budget gaming cpu advice

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Hey guys, first of all, im new so here by id like to say hi ^^ Anyway the reason why i decided to post here is because i have a question about a system im putting together.
Its a budget gaming system, well budget... the graphcards costed me some anyway these are the specs:

Motherboard: MSI 790GX-G65
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.10 GHz, 3600 MHz, 2x 512kB , 6 MB, Boxed
Graphic card: Foxconn GeForce 8800 GT
RAM: Adata 2GB DDR3

Well... that are the specifications. What do you all think, is this a pretty good gaming system, so i can play for example crysis on high or call of duty modern warfare 2 and such?



A:Budget gaming system

From what I can tell you should be able to run Crysis on high. Im running a system with similar specs than that and have maxed out the graphics on Cyrsis and still ran at a very playable frame rate.
Im running:

Intel E8400 (3.0Ghz) OCC to 3.6ghz
OCZ DDR2 2 gig Dual channel kit
EVGA 9800GT 512MB - OCC a bit

But even with nothing OCC was able to run Crysis with no troubles.

Thats my 2 cents .

As for how good those brands/parts are I have no clue.

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I am looking for a laptop under 400 capable of running games fairly well. I would like Windows 10, 8GB RAM, a reasonable amount of storage and a 12"+ screen. I would also like it to be new. Any suggestions appreciated thanks.

A:Looking for a budget gaming laptop

In USD, that's roughly $520.76. For that price, you won't be enjoying any games at 60FPS in 1080p. The lowest price for a decent gaming laptop would be this one from Dell for about 614.51.

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Hello guys I was talking to my parents and they said for my birthday in august they might give me $200 for a budget gaming pc build I already have the case, DVD drive, hdd's, and I need somthing that can play BO2 I need a Mobo, PSU, CPU, GPU, I think thats all what could you guys reccomend me some parts?

EDIT: Oh and I need to stay with DDR3 ram I already have tons of ddr3 ram

A:Parts for a budget gaming PC

Man, $200 isn't really enough to get yourself a proper build, even without the parts you listed. If I were you, I'd wait until I had a good $400-500 dollars before you begin to think about a gaming PC.

If that isn't possible, for whatever reason, check out teksyndicate's cheap *** gaming rig.

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