My budget gaming pc for $449... w/6750 and 8800gts Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: April 29, 2008 11:47 AM in Systems Share AK_47 April 28, 2008 5:38:28 PM Just wanted to share that if you don't mind the rebates and shop around it is possible to build a decent gaming rig for less than $500... Hope it gives an idea for those broke student such as myself My build for less than $449 after rebates, taxes and shipping (was built in December and recently upgraded the card): $22 Cooler Master Case Shipped AR (-30Rebate) $64 320GB Seagate HDD $194 E6750 Conroe Core 2 Duo @ 3.2Ghz (back than E8400 didn't exist) $0 2GB Dual Channel Corsair XMS 2 DDR2 800Mhz (-50 combo, -40 Rebate) $0 PSU AR 500W 32A (-49 Rebate) $59 Mobo Abit IP35-E (-30 Rebate) $35 Lightscribe DVD Dual Layer RW $75 8800GTS EVGa 320MB (-30 rebate, -20 Google checkout) $0 ABIT Wi-Fi card (-20 rebate) Extra things purchased: $160 Acer 22" LCD $50 Logitech 5.1 system More about : budget gaming 449 6750 8800gts cisco April 28, 2008 5:46:20 PM I just made a hell of a computer for my friend using only his case and OS for 540.00 after rebates and shipped. E8400 gigabyte P35 DS3L 2gigs Corsair 6400c4 8800GTS 640-my old one WD 160GB 16mb Liteon dvdrw Not bad for 540.00 AK_47 April 28, 2008 5:53:38 PM did you sell him the 8800GTS or was it free? Related resources Budget Gaming Pc - Forum Budget Gaming PC Help - Forum Gaming/School work PC ~ $1,100 Budget - Forum Medium-Budget Gaming PC - Forum Need a Budget gaming pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Onus a b 4 Gaming April 28, 2008 5:57:32 PM What PSU did you use that was $0 after a $49 MIR? AK_47 April 28, 2008 6:06:57 PM RAIDMAX RX-500S 500W Power Supply, not great but handles everything I have well, and it is very quiet. Onus a b 4 Gaming April 28, 2008 10:30:16 PM Although I did not find a review of that particular brand of tier-5 ("Do not buy") PSUs at Jonnyguru, here's one that looks at a collection of cheap ones: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... Here's the tiered listing: http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon. It is a little dated, as there are new models available and other brands, but it is still a reasonable guide when taken in context. Bottom line, I would not trust a RaidMax PSU at anything over maybe 40% of its rating, and your OC'ed rig is well beyond that. AK_47 April 29, 2008 11:47:09 AM hmm... very useful information... and the tiers will help me choose a better PSU next time, thanks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedJuly 2014 Budget Gaming PC for $1,000 Forum SolvedLow Budget Gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder ($600 Budget) RTS and RPG Gaming Pc Forum SolvedNeed help for a budget gaming pc worth $350 Forum SolvedBudget gaming pc Forum Solvedbudget gaming pc help Forum Solvedi need a good build for a gaming pc 600$ budget Forum SolvedGaming PC builds? $2000 budget Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Pc Forum SolvedIs this a good budget gaming PC? Forum SolvedBudget gaming pc help. Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum SolvedNeed some help in building a budget gaming PC Forum SolvedBudget gaming pc Forum Solved$400+ budget gaming pc? Are my chosen components good enough? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !