Solved Plz suggest mid level gaming rig below USD400 Tags: Homebuilt Games Systems Last response: December 7, 2009 1:01 PM in Systems Share kaptandeath December 7, 2009 12:29:30 PM Hi currently i own dell gx270, which is a fine comp except cannot play even low end games. I mostly use this comp for surfing net and some times for word or excel. But i cannot play any descent games on this comp. So can any one suggest me a good rig that fits these conditions; 1. must be below usd 400/- . i already have monitor 17'', hdd 60gb, mouse, keyboard, speakers and windows xp sp3. So these can be excluded from parts i will be needed to buy. 2. must be able to play games at medium level at resolution 1024*768 pixels only. I dont use any higher resolution and not planning to. 3. the system need not be too mush future proof. ie, I will be using this comp for maybe 2-3 years max and will buy a descent one latter. Because right now I am in a very tight budget 4. I will mostly be using this new comp for internet surfing and sometimes playing games at mid level settings. 5. I want a stable system. my current comp I leave on for 2-3 weeks continuously and it has never crashed in last 2 years. I had bought this second hand for usd 80/- 2 years back. Its very stable. Thanks More about : plz suggest mid level gaming rig usd400 batuchka a b B Homebuilt system December 7, 2009 12:33:05 PM Hmm actually at such low resolutions for games i the best/cost effective upgrade may just to add a better discrete card hehe m 0 l kaptandeath December 7, 2009 12:37:17 PM I want to add a AGP card to it but its too much problem. it has to be low profile 32bit only and also i will have to upgrade my power supply. its too much headache. i love my current comp but really sometimes i need to play games. so i think i will buy a new comp. can you suggest. thanks m 0 l Related resources plz suggest me a rig that capable for gaming full hd 3D for below $1100 - Forum Is this a decent mid-level gaming rig for the price - Forum Mid-level gaming rig (I'd love your opinion) - Forum New Gaming Rig - Mid Level AUS$1500 - Forum Mid-level gaming rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka a b B Homebuilt system December 7, 2009 12:41:06 PM On top of my head A2X2 240 AM3 785G 2GB DDR3 HD 4670 Rosewill mATX case 120mm fans capable OCZ 550 Reuse everything else m 0 l Best solution batuchka a b B Homebuilt system December 7, 2009 12:50:55 PM Hmm could do a wee better i guess Stuff from Egg: $293 AR Case from tiger direct $30 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... $323 AR total Share kaptandeath December 7, 2009 12:54:54 PM wow thanks a lot. i will check it out although it looks way better than my current machine. i have 1 question. will it be better to spend less on cpu and mobo and more on graphics card? thanks a lot m 0 l batuchka a b B Homebuilt system December 7, 2009 1:01:53 PM Most of the time 100% hell ya! But in your case ...1024 x 768 gaming i can't see how a HD 4670 is even tickled in that resolution so you could save up and get a better GPU once u move out of your current LCD? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMid Level Gaming Rig $1200-$1400 (Radeon 5870 GPU already acquired!) Forum Building my first mid-level gaming rig: thoughts on current prospective setup? Forum Improvements for First Build?? (Mid-Level Gaming Rig) Forum Mid level Gaming Rig Forum New Mid Level Card suggestions Plz Forum Is this pc rig good for mid/normal level gaming and computing? Also, what PSU would i need? Forum 1st Time Build - Mid Level Gaming Rig Forum Mid level gaming rig Forum First build, mid level gaming rig Forum Building a new budget rig for mid level gaming HD movies Forum First Timer - Mid-Level Rig - Suggestions? Forum What do you think of this mid level gaming rig? Forum Opinions/Comments on a mid-level AMD gaming rig Forum Affordable and Mid-Level Gaming Rig Forum New build Mid Level Gaming Rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !