Budget gaming machine Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: April 6, 2009 4:46 AM in Systems Share mikepegg April 4, 2009 11:30:24 PM Hi guys, Sorting a new gaming machine, have a sata disk and dvd drive spare but the rest is up for grabs. Been a couple of years but any advice is welcome. Will be getting components from scan.co.uk. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R - £106.95 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-EP45-UD3R-iP... Akasa AK-965 - £13.79 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa-AK-965-x3-Copper-H... Intel Core2 Duo E7400 - £98.31 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=26925 896MB XFX GTX260 XT, 2000MHz GDDR3, GPU 621MHz, 216 Cores - £147.19 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=28567 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066) - £42.38 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(2x2GB)-Corsair-TwinX-DDR2-XMS2-PC2-8500-(1066)-240Pin-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-5-5-5-15-EPP 550w Corsair VX Series PSU - £69.63 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/550w-Corsair-VX-Series-P... Antec Three Hundred Black Midi Tower Case - £50.47 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-Three-Hundred-Blac... Total - £528.72 p.s. Should the cpu retail box and/or the fan come with thermal paste or should I pick some up seperate? More about : budget gaming machine Outlander_04 a b 4 Gaming April 5, 2009 2:24:56 AM the intel paste is painted on to the heatsink. Buy some theAnimal April 6, 2009 3:35:55 AM If you're OCing get an E5200. If you are using 1680x1050 an HD4850 would do. Related resources Building a medium budget gaming machine 600$or less - Forum Budget gaming machine - Forum ( $2000 ) budget for a high end INTEL GAMING MACHINE, what's the best i can buy for listed games? - Forum Budget first time gaming machine for buddy of mine. - Forum Budget gaming machine - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xthekidx April 6, 2009 4:35:07 AM I'd get a better cooler like the scythe mugen 2 or Xigmatek S2183 Dark Knight so you can really OC your CPU and get the most out of it. Outlander_04 a b 4 Gaming April 6, 2009 4:40:30 AM Based on this review http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15387&page=1 I'd stick with the Akasa xthekidx April 6, 2009 4:46:45 AM wtf I never even heard of that hsf lol. That is a great review...something about that seems odd though, the S1283 and TRUE are often neck and neck in reviews that I have seen...I just don't see the Akasa competing with the TRUE. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$750 Budget Gaming Machine Forum $800 budget gaming machine Forum SolvedMy Shopping Cart for a budget gaming machine Forum Solved$800 Budget Productivity Machine (zero gaming) Forum Budget £500-600 Gaming Machine Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Machine: Comments on final build Forum SolvedAdvice on Card for Budget Gaming machine: Asus 4850 for $90? Forum SolvedBudget ($500) non-gaming machine Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Machine Forum 700 USD - 1K USD Budget; looking for gaming machine components Forum Old machine into a Gaming computer (low budget) Forum CPU for budget gaming machine Forum Entry level gaming machine for 12 year old....$700 budget Forum Gaming machine for Casual Gamer. $1500 budget. Forum AMD-based gaming machine on a ~€1000 budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !