Budget Build

Hey guys, I'm trying to put together a gaming rig for less than $800. I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. So far this is my build:

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9710711

I don't plan on ever really bothering with Crossfire. Any suggestions?
9 answers Last reply
More about budget build
  1. looks very similar to the build i just did. i prefer Asus mobos so I'd go with either of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131347
    $96
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.160322
    this combo is a better mobo and is cheaper than your current build because of the $30 off and you get MIR too.

    the gigabyte mobo should still be a good one, like i said i prefer Asus. everything looks good!
  2. Mister Six said:
    Hey guys, I'm trying to put together a gaming rig for less than $800. I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. So far this is my build:

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9710711

    I don't plan on ever really bothering with Crossfire. Any suggestions?


    Here is a few things I would change to get more out of that build yet stay under $800.

    PSU...you don't need 650w if you don't plan on running Crossfire.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $69.99
    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    LightScribe...Iv'e never actually met anyone that uses it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $22.99 Free Shipping*
    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    Now use that money you saved and get an after market heatsink so you can get more out of that build. You can give that cpu a mild bump to 3.6Ghz @ 1600 fsb (9 x 400).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233026 $26.99
    XIGMATEK nepartak - s983 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019 $8.49
    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
  3. You also could ditch the antec 900 and save some by going coolermaster rc-690 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137&Tpk=rc%20690
    then use the savings to get the Xiggy Dark Knight that already comes with the retention bracket and some of the Mx-2 thermal compound^
  4. I've never OCed a computer before, little nervous about it.
  5. +1 on the coolermaster. Infact for a single card set up, I like the cm590 myself.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152 $69.99
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
  6. Mister Six said:
    I've never OCed a computer before, little nervous about it.


    Nothing to it with the E8400...all you do is move up your FSB to 9x400 and you get a nice mild overclock that doesn't fry the chip, and your trucking right along at 3.6GHz @ 1600 FSB...and that memory will clock right along with it. :)
  7. Why_Me said:
    +1 on the coolermaster. Infact for a single card set up, I like the cm590 myself.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152 $69.99
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    that case going to be cool enough for OCing the CPU?
  8. Mister Six said:
    that case going to be cool enough for OCing the CPU?


    LOL....ya. That case is probably one of the best cases for airflow that you will find. It's set up to run 8x120mm case fans, has a side air duct, two side air vents, a ventilated front...that's set up for fans, and the top of the case is vented and set up for two fans. Take a look at the pics of that case, then click onto "Specs" and scroll down below where it gives the details. That case is a strictly gaming case if there ever was one.
  9. Hmm for a budget build my suggestion:
    $680.93
    $7.59 shipping
    $40 Mail In Rebate
    $648.52 total expenses


    For those alien to OC let the auto OC TSeries software guide you along and with an unlocked multiplier its dead easy :P Also try your hand at unlocking the dormant 4th core perhaps hehe

    Info
    Quote:
    Combo's "said" to work".
    CPU: 0904CPMW MoBo: Asrock AOD790GX/128MB --> Success
    CPU: 0904EPMW MoBo: Biostar 790GX XE --> Success
    CPU: 0904BPMW MoBo: Biostar TA790GX 128M --> Success
    CPU: 0904CPMW MoBo: Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H --> Success
    CPU: 0904CPCW MoBo: Biostar TA790A GX2 --> Success
    CPU: 0904EPMW MoBo: Asus M3A78-T --> Failure
    CPU: 0904CPMW MoBo: Asus M3A78-T --> Failure
    CPU: 0904CPCW MoBo: Jetway HA07 --> Failure
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Keyboards Systems Product