Budget Gaming Computer

Hey guys...I'm new to the whole building a computer thing(But used to be an avid gamer) and I'm looking to build a budget build so I can play lag free for once. I went over everything I choose and everything seems to go together but any help would be nice(Like if I got something that wont work and what not) and maybe some input on something better..Really trying to keep it around the 500 dollar mark

Motherboard and CPU Bundle :Biostar N68S+ Motherboard w/ AMD Phenom X3 8850 Processor I simply choose this because it seemed like a great deal. I wanted to go for a Quad core but settled with Tri

GPU : EVGA GeForce GTS 450 FPB Wanted a really good card and this seemed like a real good choice(plus it comes witha slight overclocking)

Case: XION Vantage Mid-Tower Case Cheap..Comes with fans..Figured why not


PSU : Diablotek PSDA600 Figured I'd go with 600 just incase I wanted an Upgrade in the future..Plus its super cheap

Ram : Crucial 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Fairly cheap..seems decent enough..I'd like to upgrade ram at a later time. But for the time being this should be suffiecient


Hard Drive : Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive 500GB seems like enough to me..Could always upgrade in the future if I ever managed to surpass it


Sata DVD Drive : Lite-On iHAS524-98 Internal DVD Writer Cheap


Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next

Budget Range: Id like to stay around the 500 range if possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video, Basic computer use

Country of Origin: United States, California

Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: Not at this moment

Monitor Resolution: Honestly..Never cared to much..So used to shitty resolution

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So basically what I want to know would all these parts work together?...and if everything I ordered there would come with what I need to put it together and run it..and Will this system be able to handle some newer games that have came out recently...I mainly play cod4 and CSS based games at the moment but I'm looking into black ops and etc..OS will be Windows 7 64bit..The total build cost of this Including the OS was $505.00...Not to shabby eh
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  1. Quote:
    Biostar N68S+ Motherboard w/ AMD Phenom X3 8850 Processor Bundle
    Crucial 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory
    Budget Range: Id like to stay around the 500 range if possible

    Step away from that bundle, fresh builds go AM3/DDR3 as the sun has gone down on DDR2 platforms with all current/incoming ones on DDR3.

    Bundle is Phenom 'One' triple core i.e Toliman core and not even bundled with a true AM2+ mobo (HT Limitation, PCIe gen 1.0/1.1)

    a. Have a Microcenter near you? If so
    965BE + MSI 785G-E53 $170
    2 x 2 DDR3 1600 $48 Free Ship

    b. If u do not
    $493AR: Full blown Deneb X4 + 768M/192 GTX 460
  2. go for athlon x3 455
  3. Changed the following

    Case-NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
    Mobo-BIOSTAR TA880GB+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    CPU-AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz
    GPU-EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Ram-Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3

    Thanks for the help guys..any other tips?
  4. That is a 288SP GTX 460 and IIRC it performs under the 768M/192bit version (336SP)
  5. You should definitly go with the build that batucha has suggested.... You can't get any better with the money you got.
  6. Got a new price limit of 750....With windows 7 64 bit and an alright keyboard included in the price..Could someone buld me the best possible setup..For strictly gaming setup
  7. How does this setup sound?

    OS Windows 7 64 bit

    GPU - EVGA GTX460
    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
    MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Case - NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case
    Ram - Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 (x2 so 4gb)
    PSU - Diablotek PSDA600 DA Series 600W
    Hard Drive - Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive
    Optical Drive - Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner ( and would these cables to go with it? Ultra SATA II 3Gbps Rotating Cable w/ 4-Pin Molex to 15-Pin Power Adapter Cable)

    So I got a question..If i bought all of this..Would it come with everything I need to get my build up and running so I can start gaming again?
  8. You might want to look into a better PSU; Diablotek has been notorious for selling low-quality generics, and it's a component you don't want to be cheap with.
  9. Go For antec seasonic corsair or XFX PSu
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