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Q: GTX 280 upgrade? Gaming on a budget...

Hello,

I have used your information here and there and generally find you guys are spot on so decided to sign up & ask some qs before i put my bjs down! hope you guys can help!

I am currently upgrading my machine to win7 64 and just bought a new hdd(2Tb) to go with it, funds are tight though so im still running my original mobo ( asus m2n32 sli-deluxe) and my amd athlon 6000 (3ghz) with 6 g Ram.

My basic question is, with new games coming out would i be better running another 280 gtx in sli ( and will it cope?) or should i go for a 460 gtx which appears to bench about the same!

I know i should go full overhaul with proc and mobbo but wedding this year and a massive surfing habit means death to money already so im budgetting 200 ( hd & dvdrw has just cost me 115!) so far my gtx 280 has done me proud but not sure if overclocking or sli is a better ( cheaper?) option than full blown upgradings. I always used to think an "80" was better than a "60 or 75" whatever the number at the front, i hope im still on the right lines!

Any help greatly appreciated!! Cheers mech

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A: GTX 280 upgrade? Gaming on a budget...

Ps i have a Tagan PSU which is 530 W or "max output current of 20A 20A over 33A" ? If that makes any sense at all!

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I want to upgrade my PC for gaming. Current specs:

Windows 7 64-bit build 7600
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.67 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT
750W PSU

Scores at Windows Experience Index:

Processor: 7,2
RAM. 7,2
Graphics: 6,8
Game graphics: 6,8
HDD: 5,9

At the moment I can run every game except for Crysis & Warhead with everything maxed out and high resolution (1600-1200 ++) plus some AA, FPS 30-60+. I've been looking at the 1GB HD5870 card, it costs about $400 right now but prices may drop. Crysis & warhead I can run on very high/enthusiast with low resolutions (1280x1024 and lower) and no AA with 20-40 FPS.

Anyway how can I improve my gaming with a vudget of $500...?

Thanks a bunch for any help!
 

A:Want to upgrade my PC for gaming - budget: $500

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My motherboard broke so going to buy a new one. Fancier one like this. I have a amd 840t and was thinking of upgradeing just a little so my gtx 770 wont be bottlenecked. Was thinking AMD FX 6300. Will that be a big enough jump to not bottleneck my 770? I got 1333mhz ram and am open to a decent motherboard and cpu recommendations even intel if its around 200 dollar price range. Any advice will help me a lot. Theres so many motherboards from different manufactuers which i hears some manufactuers have digital signals instead of analog? Or chipsets that are better built and have surge protection. Its all very hard to compare. I was thinkiing of going to a 1150 socket since i hear i5 will just be the best bet for gaming. But there all the compareing to do with that socket and makeing sure my 1333mhz ram works with it. Im just overwhelmed. Any advice?
 

A:AM3+ upgrade for budget gaming?

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Hi all

I had some fab help here when I built my PC back in 2008, it has run like a charm and been a fab machine

The graphics card has given up on me though so looking for a replacement. It is ATI Radeon 4670.

Here are my specs etc:

Asus P5Q Motherboard
Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
3gb RAM
Intel Core Due E8400, core speed 2051.7mhz
Antec Neo HE 430 GB High Efficiency 430W PSU

The games we play are Dragon Age Series (me) and Sims 3 (teenage kids). I'm looking at spending no more than 80. I'm in the UK.

Hope I haven't missed anything, and thanks
 

A:Video card upgrade -- budget/gaming

Here's a card within your budget: XFX HD 6770 AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB


If you want better performance for your budget you can try picking up a used Radeon 6850 or GTX 460 1GB (non-SE) on eBay.
 

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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.

RAM
I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
Processor
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
GPU
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?
HDD
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.
MotherBoard
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.

Anyway,

RAM:

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.

CPU:

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...

HDD:

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.

Motherboard:

Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you.... 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
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Srt98/saved/KbgBmG
 

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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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.
It has a small foot print that you could put it almost anywhere
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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)
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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?

Goal

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

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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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817226001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680

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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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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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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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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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?
Yes

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
No

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

Have you already bought any parts?
No

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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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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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

A:Budget gaming PC

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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)
512 MB DDR2 RAM

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.

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache...ating+system+problem&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=ca
 

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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?

Regards,

Erwin
 

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
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R
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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So I know this is not about games, but it is related to games and it was the only category I felt would fit for me to post. Sorry in advance if I screwed up. I need some advice about building a budget gaming pc; specifically using parts I already have mixed with new to form a pc that has a decent upgrade path in the future.

Here is a list of what I have already:

MSI GTX970 graphics card, virtually new power supply (750 watt i think), 8gb ram and 2tb hard disk drive.

I need a new case and I have decided on the NZXT phantom 410 mid tower, if someone can point me in the direction of a cheaper case that is better or similar in terms of specs (i.e. fans, space for upgrades) then that would be fantastic.

I have 300 pounds at present, which I know will not stretch far. As long as the motherboard for instance will allow me to upgrade to i7 later down the line then that's perfect. The motherboard needs to be good value but leave me enough room to at least buy an intel pentium processor for now to keep me going. No AMD unless it is huge value for the price, in my experience AMD processors etc have pathetic reliability and performance.

Thanks in advance!
 

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hi.
I'm designing a desktop for gaming and online gaming with a strict budget and limited hardwares to choose from.

currently i have these items:

cpu: athlon AM2 X2 7750+
motherboard: ASUS M2N68-AM
graphic card: SAPPHIRE HD3650
hard disk drive: SEAGATE 16M ST2 320G
memory: KINGSTON PC800 D2 2GB
monitor: ASUS 19?VW193T
odd: SAMSUNG SATA DVDRW
power supply: GIGABYTE SUPERB 460W
thermal solution: COOLER MASTER HYPER TX2
casing: GIGABYTE TRITON 180 CASING
speaker: LOGITECH S 100 / 2 PIECE
keyboard + mouse: LOGITECH G1 DEKSTOP GAMING

are these items compatible with each other and suitable for gaming? and is it necessary for the extra cpu cooler?
 

A:Building a budget PC for gaming

Replace the vga, and the cpu(maybe), more ram. you should be fine then.

psu antec continuous power 650watt psu
 

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Hey guys. Anyone who's seen my other thread can guess whats coming (if you didnt get it from Budget Gaming Card ) Anyhow, I'm building myself virtually a new system, and have ~75 (~$135) to spend on a graphics card. I'm hoping to play the likes of Half Life 2 at a good level (who isnt?) and was hoping someone in here might know which card I should buy. If possible (really pushing it now), I'd like the card to last a couple of years, cos being a student I don't know when I'll be able to afford another upgrade. Also, I'm in the UK, so newegg and zipflyzoom are out of the question, but I'm gunna order a bunch of stuff off Novatechs' website, cos they're the cheapest I could find, with a frankly brilliant reputation.

My build will hopefully look something like this:
CPU: 76.36 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...html?AMD-6430WI
AMD Athlon 64 3000 Venice Core 512k 90nm Socket 939Pin
RAM: 31.73 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...ml?RAM-40/512
400MHz 184Pin 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM DIMM 2.5V 3.2Gb/Sec
MoBo: 57.28 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...ge.html?FOX-NF4
Foxconn nForce4 Socket 939 PCI-E Dual DDR400 5.1Sound GB LAN SATA Raid, ATA
What does Micro ATX mean btw?
PSU*: 14.10 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...html?NOV-PSU400
400W ATX Is apparently quite noisy, but I'm not too worried about getting a silent rig.
OS: 65.93 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...html?MS-WXPHSP2
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hey

Hey thats a pretty good system...But i'd recommand you get a atleast 1 gig ram and as far as a good video card is concerned you can either get a Geforce 6600 GT but if your willing to spend a Few extra bucks not much though you can get a Geforce 6800 128 mb ( plays bf2, doom 3, and hl2 on high settings on my computer....But if you have a 1 gig ram )which is a really good card and they are pretty cheap aswell.. OR if you want any ATI video cards and you have a PCI-e i'd go for the Radeon X800 pro or X800 XL but i think those are really expensive as compared to the budget you stated so i would go with the Radeon X700 XT ....

well the conclusion....I'd go with the Geforce 6800 (Vanilla) ..its much better than Geforce 6600 GT
 

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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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Hey all, I am getting a new laptop in a few days, and my budget is $400. I want one fit for gaming, but not going above $400 dollars. I would like something with atleast a 2.0 GHz and atleast 4 or more GB of RAM. I saw some on best buy, but they were all out of stock (I wonder why? A laptop like that for $400 would obviously be a GREAT choice!). If you guys could recommend me something I can buy online, that would be GREAT! Thanks!

-TheMuffinMan

A:$400 Budget for a laptop fit for gaming

Fit for what games?

At what settings?

What are your hopes? What are your expectations? I'm wondering about the difference between the two.

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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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What are you going to use the PC for?
PC is going to be used for gaming. Currently I don't play any graphic demanding games currently (Starcraft 2, League of Legends, and Dota 2) but I intend to keep this build for awhile so I want it to be able to play some future games at a decent setting. Other than that the computer will be used for videos streaming, like Hulu, Youtube, Netflix etc.

How much is your budget?
Budget is maximum 700 so I think aiming for around 650 without taxes would be perfect.

Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have, if any? (I.e. fill out your profile)
I am currently located in California.

Are you going to buy online or from a retail store? (be sure to think about shipping costs in this case)
I would be buying online only, preferably Newegg.

Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig?
Nothing is being is re-used.

Do you need peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, amongst others?
I have every peripheral except for a mouse. I'll probably just be buying a cheap $10 mouse.

Have you already bought any components?
No components have been bought.

Do you already have an Operating System (OS) or will you be buying one? (this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system)
No OS is necessary as my school gives out free Windows.

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
No aftermarket cooling will be necessary or watercooling.

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A:New gaming PC ~700 euro budget

I built my brother-in-law a gaming rig earlier this year utilizing the AMD hexacore 1055T with 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. He is very, very pleased.

As for the OS go with the Windows 7 64-bit. Yes, it runs older games.

As for the power supply, don't go cheap. It is the backbone of all systems. There are several good psu manufacture's but I like what Corsair offers. Depending on your final build a 650 watt or 750 watt psu should do you fine.

* There will be other contributors that regular post here that will probably answer giving excellent advice.
 

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I am in the process of helping a friend build a budget gaming rig. We are trying to keep the rig in the $800-$1000 range. Here are the parts that we have come up with, please let me know what your thoughts are.

In addition, we are planning to overclock the Intel processor, since I hear this is a great one to OC. Does anyone have a website or other info on people who have overclocked that processor?

Here are the specs:

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BNA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811133137

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945PL Express ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128317

Video Card: eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT CO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130281

Power Supply: ENERMAX Noisetaker EG495P-VE SFMA ATX 485W Power Supply 115/230 V UL
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817103457

CPU: Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core,EM64T
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116001

Memory: G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 550 (PC 4400) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231019

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160811AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148149

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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)
4 GB RAM
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:

www.aria.co.uk
www.ebuyer.co.uk
www.novatech.co.uk
 

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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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Hello everyone, Im new here, and I just wanted to know If you guys would help me in getting a good gaming pc made from scratch.

First things first, as directed by the thread made by Rage_3K_Moiz, I'll tell you that my budget should be around 1.3 to 1.5k dollars to make a gaming pc from zero, capable of playing some of the most newer games out there with good resolutions (nothing crazy but above average).

My knowledge of the subject isnt what it used to be, back in the days when you only had to worry about P4 and stuff, so forgive me if I end up asking too much questions,

My original idea was to get some quad core processors with 2gb gpu and a few more things, maybe im doint it wrong, but thats why im here asking for your help.

Now, im from mexico, so a few parts may or may not be as easy to get as back in the US, but any and all help wouldbe appreciated, thank you.
 

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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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Hello again,

I have posted previously on potential setups and I guess I never fully explained what I will be using my new noob owning machine for. I know this could draw heat, but I don't game on PC. The only gaming I do is with my xbox, so now that I got that out of the way, what is the best stuff for things like burning DVDs and encoding movies to ipod format. It is mostly for every day use, but at times I get out of control and have to push it to its limits. Here is what I am planning on putting together:

Pentium 4, 3.0GHZ HT Prescott
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000G ATX Intel Motherboard
1GB Kingston ValueRAM 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
ATI Radeon X800 Pro 256MB (already purchased for 80, good deal?)
Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill ATX12V 400W with P4 support Power Supply
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan

Shall this suffice in terms of staying cool? Also, is the RAM decent, or shall I go with Corsair. Your thoughts are most appreciated as always.
 

A:Best setup for non-gaming on a budget

Well, I have a Radeon X800 PRO 256MB PCI-e in my pc, which I use for gaming. So you might want to buy a cheap pos card instead of that card, because you can probably save some money.
 

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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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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?
 

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To be quite frank, I'm not exactly in a wealth of money at the moment, being 15 and all. I'm not asking for some 1337, i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 RAM with a 4gb ATI pwn GFX Uber system, Just something that'll run modern-ish games, and be useful as a basis to upgrade on.

Computer I'm thinking of..

AMD, obviously Budget is the first thing that slaps you in the face, but I'm not trying to run Crysis 2 - More like Minecraft, Battlefield 2.. If I'm lucky with an upgrade here or there, Battlefield 3 when it releases in Autumn. I'm strapped for cash at the moment.. but my Birthday's coming up in august, and I'm saving and getting a job so.. My future plans are *Currently*

Purchase said Desktop
Potentially upgrade to a higher-end Phenom X4, or an X6.
Debate on upgrading much else..

Also - I literally just need raw hardware. Providing the BIOS is already sorted (Never installed a new MoBo, about all my experience lacks) I don't need any form of OS pre-installed.

Thanks.. PPS - Not sure if it's the right section, I've looked :-)

A:Budget Gaming Suggestion..

How much of a budget are we talking about, $400, $800, $1200?

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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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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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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.

~Processor~

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego ($233.00)

~Mother Board~

DFI LanParty NF4 ($196.00)

~Video Card~

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800PRO ($196.00)

~Memory~

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

OR

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 ($167.41)

~Hard Drive~

Western Digital Caviar SE16 ($115.00)

~DVD Burner~

Plextor Black IDE ($45.99)

~Case~

Sunbeam Transformer ($98.99)

OR

ASPIRE X-Super Alien ($152.99)


~Mouse~

Logitech MX518 ($32.87)

~Keyboard~

Saitek Black Eclipse ($41.99)

~Monitor~

NEC Display Solutions FE772 ($164.99)
 

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

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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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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!

SPECIFICATIONS :

CPU: INTEL CORE I3 4170
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS H81M-K MICRO ATX
RAM: KINGSTON 16GB DDR3 1600mhz
HARD DRIVE: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1TB 7200RPM 3.5"
GRAPHICS CARD: MSI RADEON R7 250 2GB DDR3 OC EDITION (WILL BE UPGRADED SOON)
PSU: 500W POWER SUPPLY
OS: WINDOWS 10 HOME 64BIT

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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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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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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Looking for budget processor for gaming; my current setup involves
an Intel DG31PR(LGA775 socket) main board
2GB RAM
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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Hey guys, was just browsing ebay looking at pc components and saw how cheap some are getting, if i am not mistaken it is possible to make a decent, overclocked gaming system for around 150-300

Here is one of my possible setups

AMD Sempron 140 2.70GHz
Asus M4N68T-M LE NForce 630a
2-4GB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz
WD 500GB Sata
Some type of akasa 600watt ish PSU
Decent 30 gaming case from ebay
Any ideas on budget graphics cards? was thinking GTX 260 or maybe less
oh and dvd drives are dirt cheap now as i believe

This is just a random idea, cause i know a few people looking to buy gaming pc's, was wondering if it would be worth while building them to sell on for a small profit? even if i bought parts in bulk or job lots etc

Any thoughts, ideas, comments or opinions, post please, constructive only please, no flaming
 

A:Budget Gaming PC's To Sell?

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Hello, right now i'm aiming at the Asrock z77 extreme4 it has a nice 8+4 power phase, pci-e 3.0 support, pretty nice overclocking board. The question, is there a better opinion for a bit lower price? I won't use crossfire or sli, so it seems useless for me on this board so if there is a better opinion it can be without sli/crossfire.

A:Choosing budget Gaming motherboard

I go to www.newegg.com for a quick look at what's currently available. (Unfortunately, they only do business in the USA and Canada.)

It appears that the best bargain in a Z77 board is the ASRock Z77 Pro3. It has slightly unusual dimensions (30.5X19.3cm, rather than 30.5X24.4cm for a full-sized ATX board), but it's not microATX. I'm not sure what you give up with it, but it has favorable reviews for a "budget" board. At Newegg, it's considerably less expensive than the Extreme4.

I've not used one.

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Hey everyone, I am building a budget AMD gaming computer for less >$1100. I am willing to buy online, preferably on Newegg. I will be reusing my mouse and keyboard, as well as speakers. I have not bought parts or an OS but will most likely use the Windows 7 RC. I'm not sure if I will need aftermarket cooling, but I'm not sure. One thing to keep in mind... I make $8.55 an hour

Here's what I am thinking about as of now:

AMD Phenom II 955 @3.2 GHZ $199.99
MSI 770-C45 AM3 DDR3 $79.99
Corsair 650TX 650W $99.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb $69.99
MSi GTX275 OC'd Edition $234.99
mushkin 2x2GB DDR3 1600 ([email protected]) $118.99
Cooler Master Centurion 534 $49.99
LG 22X DVD Burner $29.99
Scythe 120MM Slipstream Case Fan $8.99
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" Monitor $169.99
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$1,062.90

Now, for questions.
Are all of these parts compatible? Should I buy 8Gb of cheaper ram or 4Gb of expensive mushkin ram? Can I buy a better monitor for around the same price?
Would you recommend any different component?

Thank you.
 

A:Building budget AMD gaming computer

i would suggest these parts to add to what you have
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB $74.99 Free Shipping*
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X $126.99 ($111.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) Free Shipping*
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB $217.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $79.99 Free Shipping*

i think these will be more to your liking for gaming and the video card has a lifetime warranty i dont trust MSI brand stuff so these options are a little better.
 

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