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June 21, 2009 4:07:36 PM

Cheapest Budget Gaming build with low electricity consumption

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month

BUDGET RANGE: low as possible but playable in all latest games (my build @ $250.97)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the net.

PARTS REQUIRED: Processor, Motherboard, RAM and Graphics card.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: low electricity consumption is very important.


Gaming build post 1 if anybody can suggest gaming build that can beat this one please post any help would be much appreciated.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon hd 4670 512 or 1GB? ( Please help me choose which one is better and what brand to get )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

7750 kuma @ 64.99
Asus M3A78-CM @ 74.99 but in my country I can get this @ $68.00
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) @ 47.99
Radeon hd 4670 @ 69.99
Total: 250.97

I’m planning to get POWERCOLOR PCS AX4670 1GBK3-P Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 cause it is 1GB a little bit higher 84.99 but it is cheap to it’s 1GB competitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


June 21, 2009 6:10:21 PM

Looks like a good budget build. I'd look at getting a 4770, though. It competes with the 4850 and has very low power consumption due to it's 40nm die. It's a little more expensive, but it would definitely be worth the extra $20-$30, in my opinion.

The 1GB 4670 won't be much better than the 512mb unless you're playing at big (1680x1050 or above) resolutions.
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June 21, 2009 6:56:19 PM

Yes, and you need an efficient PSU if you want to save electricity.
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June 21, 2009 8:14:16 PM

^+1. Preferably a quality (Corsair,Antec,etc) 80+ PSU.
June 22, 2009 5:36:16 PM

Fortunex said:
Looks like a good budget build. I'd look at getting a 4770, though. It competes with the 4850 and has very low power consumption due to it's 40nm die. It's a little more expensive, but it would definitely be worth the extra $20-$30, in my opinion.

The 1GB 4670 won't be much better than the 512mb unless you're playing at big (1680x1050 or above) resolutions.



actually hd 4770 is my first choice and to clear things up i need 250pcs. of hd 4770. the reason why i go to hd 4670 is the availability of stock. no one can provide with this quantity. I will open my internet gaming café soon maybe next month.
June 22, 2009 7:39:53 PM

what about an Ion based PC?

they're dirt cheap and the money you save on electricity, will probably counter the cost of the more expensive mini-itx cases.
June 22, 2009 7:43:01 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
what about an Ion based PC?

they're dirt cheap and the money you save on electricity, will probably counter the cost of the more expensive mini-itx cases.



What do you mean by Ion based PC, explain further please....
June 22, 2009 7:48:41 PM

Proximon said:
Hmmm ya single-digit efficiency differences will be important. I was wondering about the 780V choice, but that makes sense now.

You would have to check with Asus and make sure the board supports it, but I would think a Regor the better choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is an inexpensive PSU recommendation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Although maybe you already have your PSUs.



your right i think that procesor is better but buying in bulk would cost a lot, i think the only battleneck in this build is the video card. if only hd 4770 is avaible. all latest games is playable at this resolution. but thanks for the comment. :)  the psu i will try to research on that one.
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