Need help on Budget build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: November 18, 2009 10:32 PM in Systems Share creepa November 18, 2009 8:03:16 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week (November 20-30) BUDGET RANGE: 500$ Before and after rebates and shipping (No more than 530!) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games(World of warcraft. Cs, Left 4 dead 2), youtube, movies, internet, school PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD with Any name brand motherboard and 4 gigs of ram OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: Unknown ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First build would like all name brand stuff if at all possible and i hope i can build a decent gaming setup. More about : budget build shortstuff_mt November 18, 2009 8:26:36 PM We really need to know what resolution your monitor runs at in order to offer good advice for a gaming computer. Without knowing that info, here's a build that comes in right around your budget: Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $79.90 (CPU + Case combo) AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $145.99 (CPU + RAM combo) GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 - $10.00 MIR SAMSUNG HD502HJ 500GB SATA 3.0 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive Retail http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $54.99 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $31.99 SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $144.99 Total - $537.85 - $10.00 MIR m 0 l bilboe November 18, 2009 8:48:26 PM +1 for above build, except for the Basiq, which stinks. I know its a combo but i just hate them, they always die on me. Try one of Antec's earthpower series, or for a little extra cash, the corsair ones. m 0 l Related resources Budget PC Build! (Need Help) - Forum Need help with budget build, Kind of urgent - Forum PC Build Need Help with your Opion Budget = $1300 or a little bit over - Forum Need help for a first time $650-700 budget build. - Forum Need help with budget gaming build under 600 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shortstuff_mt November 18, 2009 8:52:09 PM I agree. The only reason I used the Basiq PSU was to get the build at the target budget. The Corsair 400CX would be a nice PSU for a little more money. CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $49.99 - $10 MIR It's very hard to put together a decent build at that budget. m 0 l bilboe November 18, 2009 8:57:23 PM Quote:It's very hard to put together a decent build at that budget Yeah, but its fun! m 0 l nofun November 18, 2009 9:23:09 PM Wouldn't the 4850 be better for pure gaming needs than a 5750? m 0 l shortstuff_mt November 18, 2009 9:49:15 PM The 5750 is an all-around better GPU. In addition to supporting DX11, it also outperforms the 4850 in nearly every game while at the same time running cooler/quieter and consuming less power. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658&p=1 m 0 l nofun November 18, 2009 10:22:48 PM shortstuff_mt said:The 5750 is an all-around better GPU. In addition to supporting DX11, it also outperforms the 4850 in nearly every game while at the same time running cooler/quieter and consuming less power. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658&p=1 Thanks for the link! m 0 l creepa November 18, 2009 10:30:48 PM my resolutio currently is 1024x768 m 0 l creepa November 18, 2009 10:32:31 PM I like the specs but could i get some more posts? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved400$ Budget pc build! Need help badly! Forum SolvedNeed computer build help $500 budget Forum SolvedNeed help with budget gaming build for around $400 in CAD Forum SolvedNeed help with my Budget gaming 2000 USD build Forum SolvedNeed help for a new first time build with a budget of $400-500. Forum Solved1200 Budget gaming computer build Need help Forum SolvedNeed Help With Custom Build PC Desktop within $1,500 Budget Forum SolvedNeed help reviewing this build! 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