Budget i5 gaming build. Tags: Build Gaming Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: January 30, 2010 10:58 PM in Systems Share mmm2893 January 29, 2010 5:29:16 PM Hey everyone on new to the forums and i need help with a build. this will also be my first build. PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month BUDGET: Would like to keep it under 800 shipped, but the lower the better SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Want to get into gaming, movies, and everyday web browsing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, or whatever you think is best. PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i5-750 OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, only if you think it is really worth it MONITOR RESOLUTION: 20 inch, 1600x900 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to try to future proof this with maybe a dx11 card, and usb3.0.. But i am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance More about : budget gaming build MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming January 29, 2010 5:36:54 PM You'd have a better machine if you went with an AMD build. In fact, I don't think you can get all of that under $800 with Intel. Off the top of my head, I can tell you an i5/5770/USB 3 build will run around $900. Here's an Intel build: CPU: i5-750 $200 Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190 GPU: HD 5770 $155 after rebate RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110 HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55 Case: Antec 300 $60 PSU: SeaSonic 850W $110 (if you want to Crossfire later) Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $24 Total: $896 Here's a better AMD build for less: CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO $256 after rebate GPU: HD 5850 $270 Rest the same Total: $877. Since they're both over $800, the only real option is the AMD/5770, which totals $762. EDIT: Actually, you can get an AMD/5850 build for under $800. Use this X3 425 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO combo for $160 (after rebate) instead of the one above. Total is $781. mmm2893 January 29, 2010 5:39:39 PM Thanks for the quick reply, do you think i need usb 3.0 and will that cut off a decent amount money without it? Related resources I5 gaming PC build on a budget - Forum Advice on a Budget Gaming PC Build ( i5 2500k ) - Forum I5 2500k Gaming PC Build - Tight Budget - Forum Budget gaming build : core i3 vs core i5 - Forum Strict budget , new build to replace old Core 2 duo..i3, i5 ? Ideas? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming January 29, 2010 5:45:10 PM Do you need it now? No. You will eventually. It only saves you like $30, maybe less. The second build (AMD with the change to fit the HD 5850) will give you the best gaming performance. mmm2893 January 29, 2010 7:57:49 PM http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub... How is that config... would everything work? MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming January 30, 2010 9:50:02 PM You can't link to a shopping cart. You either need to make a wishlist for it, or list out the parts in the post. Niklas_13 a b 4 Gaming January 30, 2010 10:37:24 PM mmm2893 said:http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub... How is that config... would everything work? That builds fine but you said you had a OS so drop the OS, less you need windows 7 64 bit and with that's system i would go 64 bit Niklas_13 a b 4 Gaming January 30, 2010 10:39:18 PM Disregard my post that link brought up my last system i speced for someone Niklas_13 a b 4 Gaming January 30, 2010 10:41:20 PM Something like the i5 750 i specs in this post without the OS would work http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279542-31-need-range-... kingofsales January 30, 2010 10:58:26 PM I have configured a i5 system for $715 after rebates. It should be a good gaming pc - here is the link http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279548-31-this-core-c... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to Ask for New Build Advice Forum Troubleshooting Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice Forum Troubleshooting Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice Forum Troubleshooting Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ming-build Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] mendations Forum Need advice/suggestions for budget i5 2500k build Forum New i5 gaming build - Budget $1800 Forum I5 Dual Monitor Gaming Build with an $800-$900 Budget Forum First Time Budget Gaming Build i7 or i5 Forum Tight Budget : Buy vs Build + FX 83** vs i5 3570k Forum Budget Video/3D Workstation + Gaming Rig i5 2500K | First Build Review Forum I5 2500k + 7850 1GB vs i5 3550 + GTX660 Build (£500/$750 budget ) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !