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: ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ming-build Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] mendations ForumNeed advice/suggestions for budget i5 2500k build ForumNew i5 gaming build - Budget $1800 ForumI5 Dual Monitor Gaming Build with an $800-$900 Budget ForumFirst Time Budget Gaming Build i7 or i5 ForumTight Budget : Buy vs Build + FX 83** vs i5 3570k ForumBudget Video/3D Workstation + Gaming Rig i5 2500K | First Build Review ForumI5 2500k + 7850 1GB vs i5 3550 + GTX660 Build (£500/$750 budget ) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !