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Is this a good $500 budget gaming pc?

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July 29, 2010 5:56:46 AM

i am saving up like 500 bucks for a custom build pc..
so here are the parts i am looking foward to.

website: newegg.com

asus cd/dvd burner : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

rosewill challenger computer case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

amd athlon II x3 3.0ghz triple core: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

samsung spinpoint f3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gskill 4gb (2x2) drr3 pc3 10600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so this is the parts i am intrested in so let me know if its a good build for a 500 $ budget thanks,



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July 29, 2010 6:16:41 AM

^ Which graphics card will you be using ?? Have you checked for combos ??

X3 440 + CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Gigabyte 870A + GSKillz 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 500W + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And what resolution ? If higher - HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total - ~$510 | $490 Including rebates...
July 29, 2010 8:58:38 AM

You have to elaborate what resolution/settings u game on so we could suggest just how much teeth u require in the GPU dept.
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July 29, 2010 9:09:11 PM

Yes, you need a GPU; onboard won't cut it unless you only play very old games, 2D titles, and/or very low resolution (like 1024x768). What to get will depend on your actual resolution, game titles, and how much you may be willing to lower settings; constrained by your budget, of course. From an $80 HD4670 or HD5570 to a $200 GTX460, there are a lot of decent choices.
Your chosen PSU was favorably reviewed at HardwareSecrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S... although I think there's a lot to be said for modular cables like on the OCZ.
August 3, 2010 2:27:31 AM

Onus said:
Yes, you need a GPU; onboard won't cut it unless you only play very old games, 2D titles, and/or very low resolution (like 1024x768). What to get will depend on your actual resolution, game titles, and how much you may be willing to lower settings; constrained by your budget, of course. From an $80 HD4670 or HD5570 to a $200 GTX460, there are a lot of decent choices.
Your chosen PSU was favorably reviewed at HardwareSecrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S... although I think there's a lot to be said for modular cables like on the OCZ.

can't i use the video card on the motherboard because probably the only game i'll play would be 18 wheels of steel or call of duty mw2
August 3, 2010 4:26:49 AM

Check the system requirements on CODMW2. Does it say it can run off of onboard graphics?
August 3, 2010 10:17:22 AM

Go here: http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10214/
It looks like yes, but not well. You could start with integrated, see how poorly it runs, then decide what discrete card to get based on how much improvement you need.
August 3, 2010 10:53:30 AM

Only if 1024 x 768 normal settings is fine wif u ^^ Can also try OCing the IGP Frankly peeps only have to resort to this in my sub $300 configs so with $500 u shouldn't have to hehe
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August 3, 2010 2:32:56 PM

thank you zooted appreciate.
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