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$500 Recreational Gaming Rig. Considering Mini-ITX build.

Last response: in Systems
June 12, 2009 5:47:46 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ~4 months (Waiting to see MW2 system requirements.)


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. This will become my gaming rig.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything will need to be bought.


PARTS PREFERENCES: I am an AMD/ATI lover, though I'm open to switching to Intel/Nvidia. I've been looking pretty hard at the Phenom X2 III 720. Also considering a Radeon 4770/4850 for the video card. I've been taking a look at the Silverstone Sugo SG05 case, and I've been hearing that it's a pretty good case for gaming with, and since I won't be taxing it too hard, it'll save a lot of desktop space and such.



MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would depend on monitor.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The current PC I'm running for gaming is an AMD 64 X2 4200+ Toledo on a Asus M2AVM mobo, with graphics from an old ATI X1600 Pro. So it's pretty obvious I'm more of a recreational gamer. I'm hoping to build it as a Mini-ITX system, but if there's enough reason not to, I'll go with a Mini-ATX. I've never OCed before, so I'm open to that as well.
a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2009 7:25:13 PM

I think perhaps you don't really know what mini-ITX is? None of them support an X3 720 I think. Plus you will pay too much.

You want a 780G board.

I doubt you'll be able to afford the X3 720 to start. Maybe the X2 250. Hard to say when it's 4 months away.