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Help on completing first gaming rig plan (low budget)

Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

Aiming for ~$500
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  1. LeeTheNinja said:
    Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
    Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
    GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
    HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

    Aiming for ~$500


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $536.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-10 23:47 EDT-0400)

    This is over $500, but if you like it go for it.
  2. demonragex said:
    LeeTheNinja said:
    Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
    Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
    GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
    HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

    Aiming for ~$500


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $536.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-10 23:47 EDT-0400)

    This is over $500, but if you like it go for it.


    Your build looks nice and I might consider it but I would like to go with an AMD build. Spent some time and decided on the X4 750k and the Radeon 7790 parts.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($85.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($108.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $436.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-11 19:21 EDT-0400)

    Here is an AMD build, you can change it to your liking.
  4. demonragex said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($85.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($108.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $436.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-11 19:21 EDT-0400)

    Here is an AMD build, you can change it to your liking.


    Ok well I`ve done a lot of changes to the build and I would just like to know if this build would work well.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
    MoBo: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD
    Memory: (x2)CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    Optical Drive: LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA
    Case: LOGISYS Computer CS368RB Red & Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
    These parts were a combo on newegg and have a big discount. Otherwise I would have gotten a different case. Would the stock PSU in the case be good enough or should I get a CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W PSU?
    GPU: PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    Keyboard: SHARKOON Skiller 000SKSK Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Monitor: Acer S241HLbmid Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen

    I plan to get Windows later on. Would this build be a decent, upgradeable gaming rig capable of at least playing any game on low to medium settings at 1080p?
  5. Best answer
    This is my AMD solution, only changed the GPU and CPU
    With the HD7850 you will able to get 40 fps on max settings and 60 on high settings
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Pro 36.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Adorama)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $538.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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