Rate my budget gaming build -$540 Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: August 6, 2010 8:30 PM in Systems Share sistem_shock August 6, 2010 1:04:52 AM Processor~AMD Phenom II X2 555-$100 Mobo~MSI 785G3 AM3 ATX mobo http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... (comes free with my processor) PSU/OD~OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... GPU~SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -$140 RAM/Case~G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 469343 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$147 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... OS~ windows 7 premium 64-bit-$85 HDD~Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$38 Total price=$560 Monitor= dell ultra sharp 17'inch res=1280x1024 More about : rate budget gaming build 540 danorou August 6, 2010 5:35:06 PM Not bad at all. What sort of games are you planning to use it for? Planning to overclock? If not, I would opt for a tri-core. Keep in mind that the slowest part of your system will be your HDD m 0 l Fetal August 6, 2010 5:51:59 PM Dump the cassing, Get Cooler Master HAF 922. Good, REALLY good and bit cheaper. Otherwise nice setup. get it soon. m 0 l Related resources Rate My Budget Build Gaming PC - Forum Rate my budget gaming build - Forum Rate my new Gaming Budget Build!!! - Forum Rate My Budget Gaming Build - Forum Rate , first build just starting out 600$ budget for gaming computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sistem_shock August 6, 2010 7:52:40 PM the case i already got : ( but i will use this computer for gaming mainly...i play games that are not very demanding like dota, heroes of newerth, half life 2, starcraft 2, roller coaster tycoon 3, and maybe mass effect 2. I also use for web browsing, watching vidoes, and general schoolwork. I think i might get a different HDD but can you recommend me a good HDD under $50? I dont care about hard drive space too much i don't use that many gigs of storage anyway. m 0 l sistem_shock August 6, 2010 7:54:13 PM i will also try to unlock to a quad core so what cpu cooler should i get? I would prefer to spend below $35 for a cpu cooler. m 0 l Fetal August 6, 2010 8:03:07 PM I don't see any option of good hdd in 50$, may be lowest Velociraptor. In 35$ you can get a good HSF (Heatsink Fan for noobs), pretty good. try Xigmatek, Scythe, Zalman & ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2+ sik! m 0 l Fetal August 6, 2010 8:16:45 PM hdd = Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB. m 0 l sistem_shock August 6, 2010 8:26:01 PM yeah that cpu cooler is the one i am going to get..thanks! Ill go to the store today and see what hardrives i can find....ill reply by tommorow on a final build. m 0 l joshhamel August 6, 2010 8:29:16 PM the hard drive everyone recommends samsung spinpoint f3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l joshhamel August 6, 2010 8:30:12 PM hard drive is only 5 dollars over budget and free shipping $54.99 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Rate my budget gaming build Forum Rate This $500 Budget Gaming Build Forum Budget Low Gaming/HTPC Build, please rate Forum Rate 2500k Gaming Build $700 Budget Forum Rate my low budget gaming build? Forum Budget Gaming PC Build Rate Please Forum Rate My Ultimate Budget Gaming Build Forum Rate my budget gaming build! Forum Please rate this budget gaming build Forum Rate my first gaming pc budget build Forum Rate My Budget Gaming Build Please Forum Rate this budget gaming build TomsHardware! Forum SolvedHow does this budget build rate by you guys and is everything compatible? Forum Dell Studio 540 Gaming upgrade - Fairly low budget? Forum SolvedRate my gaming build please? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !