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Help building a really cheap gaming computer. $350 dollar budget

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April 8, 2013 5:53:43 AM

ok. so i need help collecting the parts to build a really cheap gaming system. my budget: $350 but wait, the system will be built with a GTX 560 SE in mind. i already have the gfx card on hand as i upgraded to a gtx 670 a few months back. this is a rairly decent card, so it going in the build saves me money.

i myself figure a build with the FX 4100 and 4 gigs of ram with a 500w psu in a midtower case. i need to hit this with a budget of 350 cause i also need to get a new moniter, which i already have selected (act of god caused my cellphone to embed itself in my 37 inch Vizio XD)

EDIT: I am building this for my lil brother in highschool. i want him to be able to play a good few of the games my system is capable of playing (im curently running an fx 8120 8 gigs of ram and a gtx 670) i know he will be able to play most of the games i have on my computer like BF3 with that gfx card.
sooooo let the games begin lol
April 8, 2013 5:59:32 AM

in the sticky's theres a template "how to ask for a new build" lol your going on about your brother and whatnot...confused. you need a new tv? huh?
April 8, 2013 6:37:44 AM

"ok. so i need help collecting the parts to build a really cheap gaming system. my budget: $350 but wait, the system will be built with a GTX 560 SE in mind. i already have the gfx card on hand as i upgraded to a gtx 670 a few months back. this is a rairly decent card, so it going in the build saves me money.

i myself figure a build with the FX 4100 and 4 gigs of ram with a 500w psu in a midtower case."

@ARICH5: this right here is PLENTY of information to go on for this. i dont see why you couldnt just answer the question lol
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April 8, 2013 11:42:46 AM

GeneralJim25 said:
"ok. so i need help collecting the parts to build a really cheap gaming system. my budget: $350 but wait, the system will be built with a GTX 560 SE in mind. i already have the gfx card on hand as i upgraded to a gtx 670 a few months back. this is a rairly decent card, so it going in the build saves me money.

i myself figure a build with the FX 4100 and 4 gigs of ram with a 500w psu in a midtower case."

@ARICH5: this right here is PLENTY of information to go on for this. i dont see why you couldnt just answer the question lol


you still haven't answered what resolution and what games you play. but if ya wanna bully around the experts im outta here.

April 8, 2013 2:16:27 PM

So, do you need a hard drive as well? Windows? That last one will be tricky if you have to toss that in with the budget you've got in mind.
April 8, 2013 9:47:08 PM

just need the parts. everything is needed BUT the win 7 installation and the graphics card. i have an old laptop key for win 7 64 bit i plan on using on this build. i know its possible becuase thats the same way im running this computer right now. so no im good. just need the actual computer parts for now
April 8, 2013 10:07:50 PM

this is my vision for the build. seems like as usual i end up fixing my problems myself rather then getting anything of use out of this forum. but hey i can only expect so much lol annnnnyyyyways, this is the crrent schematic of the build minus gfx card and win 7 os.

CPU: AMD FX 4100
(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
MOBO: ASUS M5a78-M LX3 AMD 760 G m-ATX board (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
PSU: Ultra LS500 500w psu (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
Case: OEM Elite 310 Midtower (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
RAM: Crucial Ballistic 4 gig RAM DDR3 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
HDD: Seagate Barracude 500 GB 3.5in (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)
DVD: random 18 dollar Lite-On drive (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...)

i have spare keyboards mice and monitors. so those are not factored in to this. this total w/o shipping is 331 dollars. and should play most games on medium as this is fairly similar to my original setup.
April 9, 2013 4:25:02 AM

after looking for the past few hours the only thing i can possibly do to lower the price is to go from the FX-4100 to the Phenom II X6 1045T. and even then that doesnt shave off much. too bad i cant pick my own answer as the best answer
July 17, 2013 10:21:33 PM

It seems to me that if you feel so confident in answering your own question that you snap at other people for asking questions in an attempt to help that you never had a reason to post in the first place. Good luck, I hope your build works out well for you.
July 21, 2013 6:55:06 AM

Abraham Whistler said:
It seems to me that if you feel so confident in answering your own question that you snap at other people for asking questions in an attempt to help that you never had a reason to post in the first place. Good luck, I hope your build works out well for you.


thread was posted months ago. i already built the computer. mostly they were nitpicking at the backstory instead of just focusing on attempting to answer the questions. what resolution do you really freaking expect me to want to game on with a 560 se??? >.> arich was going on about a lack of information but he was too busy trying to make sense of my very clear back story. unless english isnt his first language, he had everything he needed to know

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