Budget Gaming Tags: Homebuilt Gaming AMD Systems Last response: October 7, 2009 6:08 AM in Systems Share chaparx October 6, 2009 11:23:26 PM Hello guys, just a quick message What is the best choise for budget gaming I do Game but only in small monitors (17, and 19 widescreen) usually at 1280x1024 AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition or AMD Athlon II X4 620 and with the prices of DDR2 going so high should i get a DDR3 motherboard instead? Thanks More about : budget gaming | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove stevensl2 October 6, 2009 11:41:55 PM For that res, the 550 with DDR2 and spend the rest on a stronger single gpu card like the 5850 or something.. I know the 5850 is Overkill but if he chooses to upgrade his monitor in the future it will still work just as well. | Report abuse chaparx October 7, 2009 12:26:27 AM but DDR2 Its almost the same price than DDR3 whats a good ASUS DDR3 Motherboard combo (mb and ram)? | Report abuse digitalvivo October 7, 2009 6:08:14 AM hey check out the X3 720! When overclocked, it rivals I7's for gameplay! I also agree if you can get a stronger videocard then thats where the money should go. If you play mostly RTS games get the quadcore. here is the link to the review of the X3 720 http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenomii_720_81... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Budget Gaming> Related ressources: ForumBudget gaming pc ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? ForumFirst time PC builder, need major help. ( budget gaming ) ForumBudget Gaming Rig + Gaming laptop questions ForumBudget £400-500 Making gaming pc ForumBudget Gaming PC ($400 to $500 roughly) ForumBest gaming rig $3500 budget ForumBestConfigs Poll - Budget Intel Gaming PC Forum[ Budget Build] $800 Gaming Computer (Desktop) ForumNew Gaming PC Build - $4500 Budget (including monitor) ForumBest gaming headset for my budget . ForumBudget gaming build ForumReview on $400 Budget Gaming Rig Forum£400 Budget Gaming PC ForumRate my budget gaming build ForumBuilding a New Budget Gaming PC (almost ready to buy) ForumNeed cpu/mobo | limited options (india) | budget gaming ForumBuying tonight, last thoughts? ForumFirst Build - Budget Gaming Machine ForumBudget gaming pc - what would you change? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !