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What do you rate my budget build

Total: 12 votes (2 blank votes)

  • 5 Best Bang for the buck
  • 64 %
  • 4 Nice suggestions but could of saved abit more
  • 28 %
  • 3 try harder
  • 0 %
  • 2 Could of done way better
  • 0 %
  • 1 Not terrible... horrible
  • 10 %
October 28, 2008 2:47:23 AM

My birthday is around so im gonna build my own gaming rig to play games like cod4, wow, crysis, bf2. etc.

Total of this including keyboard,speakers,OS, Dvd/cd burner
along with cpu/mobo/ram/gpu/case/psu/harddrive = $714.33

Thats including Shipping and handling and i could lower it down with some rebates not planning to tho.


Mobo-BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43
Only supports 1 PCI 2.0 x16 slot not going crossfire

Cpu- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W
GPU- SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI
RAM- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 Dual Chan
Case-Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU-Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready
Hardrive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS 400GB 7200 RPM
OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English


Mobo/CPU Combo- $183
GPU- $160
RAM- $55
Case/PSU Combo- $85 + $11.43 S&H = $96.43
Harddrive- $50
OS- $100

Total - $644.43

Speakers,Keyboard,Dvd/cd burner - $69.90

Total W/ S$H - ($714.33) MIR - $30.00 = $684.33

This pretty sums up what im gonna get as I heard intel is better with games than amd but if you have any suggestions to make this build better please do so as i want to save as much money as I can so I can put it towards a Monitor right now im running a 17 inch lcd monitor.

I wanna thank the people on these forums they are helping me make better decisions with my rig.

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October 28, 2008 3:42:04 AM

Feel free to leave comments :D 
October 28, 2008 3:57:35 AM

Nicely done. Just a so so hard drive, but i can understand using it to make budget.
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October 28, 2008 4:21:45 AM

seems perfect...if you plan on OCing, get an aftermarket cooler to be able push that bad boy...
October 28, 2008 4:56:45 AM

Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan is $49.99 after rebates and does provide marginally better timing.

But in truth, my first choice is still:
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Chan as it comes out to be $37.99 after rebates. But the choice is ultimately yours :) 

Other than that everything seems sound. Although, as dirtmountain said, if you can afford a few extra bucks($25 to be exact), might want to consider Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
October 28, 2008 11:28:34 AM

I won't really need the memory 400 gb is enough for me
October 28, 2008 12:22:51 PM

It's not necesarily the size of the hard disk, but the 640GB drive is just faster. It's worth that extra bit of money. Also the mushkin memory is the best choice for memory.
October 28, 2008 1:08:28 PM

if you do get the 640gb western digital hard drive, dont get the "green" version. its VERY slow. get the regular version.

other than that, it looks like a pretty good build. nice job.
October 28, 2008 1:19:40 PM

Another +1 for the 640 GB HDD - way nicer and faster.

Nice job on the build