Advice On Budget Gaming Computer Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 10, 2009 4:32 PM in Systems Share willypsmith July 10, 2009 5:07:03 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: Around 650-700 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI Parts So Far..Is the PSU okay for this? 1. AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2. GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3. EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail 5. Antec 300 Case 6. OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 7. Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : advice budget gaming computer ragsters July 10, 2009 5:26:51 AM Get this power supply instead for about the same price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N... Get this hard drive instead for 7 dollars more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Other than that looks like a good build. Proximon July 10, 2009 5:28:08 AM You can't SLI on a crossfire board The Antec 300 comes with a combo deal on a higher quality PSU... it may not look like much but it's better than that OCZ. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Regarding the OCZ, this particular one is in question is all. Some reports that it's from an inferior OEM. Other OCZs are better. Related resources $800 budget gaming computer build advice - Forum New gaming /home computer . $3,000 budget . Would love advice . - Forum £600 Gaming computer budget - Looking for advice - Forum £600 Gaming computer budget - Looking for advice - Forum $700 budget gaming computer advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 July 10, 2009 5:31:53 AM Proximon said:You can't SLI on a crossfire board . which means that if you intend to add a second graphics card later you should probably be looking at 4870 1 gig which is very similar in performance to the gtx 260 Onus July 10, 2009 4:32:50 PM +1 @Proximon. @OP, if you intend to Crossfire a pair of GPUs later, you will probably need a bigger PSU. Consider an Antec Earthwatts 650. Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax also make good PSUs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAdvice building £500 budget gaming computer Forum$300-$400 ultra budget indie gaming PC advice . ForumAdvice on a gaming computer $1200.00 budget ForumNew Build Gaming PC Advice ( Budget £1000) ForumAdvice on gaming build through AVA Direct, $2,500 budget ForumNew semi- budget gaming rig advice ForumAdvice on budget gaming computer upgrade ForumNeed some advice for budget gaming build ForumBudget Gaming Rig- Advice ForumBuying a gaming computer , need advice . Spending budget 1000-1400 AUD ForumAdvice for first + budget gaming build ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumNew i7 Gaming build ForumPSU Advice for my old system ForumNew custom computer won't boot. Strange zap sound! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !