Hello, I am planning to build a budget gaming PC but i do not have a wide selection to chose my components. i selected the following as they were the best one`s in stock at the local computer shop. it would be great if you guys can comment if this build is OK for Gaming and if my power supply is enough, thanks
AMD Athlon 2 X2 240
2 pcs Transcend 2GB 1333 ddr3
1.0 TB Seagate Barracuda sata
Powercolor HD 5570 1 GB ddr3 or Inno3D GT 240 1 GB ddr5
HEC Raptor 500w
Duke ATX Casing
I am planning to buy a 22" LED monitor and playing at the best resolutions playable. The games i would like to play are Battlefield bad company 2, the new medal of honor, gears of war, bioshock 1 and 2, COD Mod War 2, Mass Effect, Resident Evil5 and Dead Space
Save up some more money!
Are you from the U.K.?
Buy a 400w Corsair psu a 450w would be better and a GTS 450 gpu.
Not from the U.K. GTS 450 is unavailable locally as of the moment. the hd 5570 and gt 240 are the best available. given my build would upgrading the processor from amd athlon x2-240 to amd athlon 2 x4-620 be very advantageous gaming-wise? would the difference be noticeable?
mmxearl, no one would get a 5830..they are sh*t compared to a gtx460 and cost more. Please dont confuse the guy. but yeah, for a gaming build, the bare minimum GPU would be a 5670 and with that you wouldn't want to game on a 1920x1080 monitor. You would want a 1650x1050 monitor. You dont need that PSU for a low end build like that. Antec make some good lower end stuff at the moment like the earthwatts 380w, which has enough power to run up to an ATI hd5770 or Nvidia GTS 450 while still leaving it some room to breathe. That may save you a few $$ over the HEC unit (still probably an ok unit by rep, but I can't find a review of that particular one). If a 5570 is the best your local computer show will do, then look elsewhere!