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Whats the best gaming computer i can build with $650?

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June 6, 2010 1:36:14 AM

Im trying to see whats the best gaming computer that I can build with $650. I need to buy EVERYTHING except the mouse, keyboard, and monitor. I need the case, CPU, GPU, mobo, cd/dvd drive, RAM, hard drive. Ive already picked out a power supply. (all the progress ive mde :p  )
June 6, 2010 1:45:54 AM
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June 6, 2010 1:46:49 AM

^^623$ :p  :p  :p 
June 6, 2010 2:10:06 AM

A six-core and a 4850?
A LOGISYS power supply?
That rig will barely run games on 1080P smoothly and has a very high chance of failing in the nect 6 month.
You can do SO MUCH better with $600.

i can understand the the powersupply part . its real cheap,,

but on processer and gpu, u want to spend more on GPU and LESS on CPU ???
will u prefer phenom II x4 955+5770 over six core processer and 4850 ??
June 6, 2010 10:57:38 AM

^Very true.
In fact X3 440 should be enough to handle what a single 5850 can throw...

To the OP, what is your monitor resolution? And what is the PSU you have selected?
June 6, 2010 6:44:41 PM

OP, do you need to buy the OS as well? Is so, that will have an enormous impact on what kind of hardware you can afford to get with a $650 budget. If the $650 is hardware-only, my recommendation would be an Athlon II X4 and HD 5770 set-up. Throw in a quality sub-$75 PSU at 500-600 watts (such as this Antec -, get an affordable but full-featured mobo (such as this -, one of Cooler Master's many attractive, sturdy, $50 mid-tower cases (personally, I favor the Centurion 5 -, a relatively cheap 4GB kit of DDR3, a $50 500GB HDD (there are a couple good ones out there at that price) and an optical for less than $30... That'd be a very solid and well-balanced rig.
June 13, 2010 4:01:29 AM

post your res and PSU so we could give you a good recommendation

By the way I'd go with the Athlon x4 + 5850

But a Phenom x4 + 5770 would be more balanced
If you play at 1920x1080 (with all the eye candy) go with option 1
But if you don't play with all the eye candy option 2 would be enough
If you play at 1680x1050 or lower go for option 2