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Budget gaming rig for 580$- 600$ help needed!!

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December 31, 2010 11:12:44 AM

im going to build a new gaming rig. i have selected the following!


amd phenom ii x4 965 black edition processor
4 gb ram
1 gb ati radeon hd 5770
gigabyte ga 880 ga ud3h motherboard
a 500 gb hard drive
500w psu


but i need to keep the costs under 600$ (66000 Rs) ineed help to cut down costs!

i have a brand new samsung sh 223 dvd burner. so im going to stick to it!! please help!

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December 31, 2010 12:31:02 PM

salvage an older hard drive from an older build if you must, and find a used CD ROM for $5....but try to keep at least the quad core and 4 gb of ram, and as nice a video card you can find for your budget...

If possible, bump the PSU to 650 watts, name brand by OCZ, Corsair, Antec, etc..
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December 31, 2010 12:34:20 PM

thanx! yeah i should keep the quad core & the 4gb ram! ican buy cheaper used hard drives!
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December 31, 2010 12:55:24 PM

get a 955 instead of 965. spend the savings on getting a GTX460 instead of 5770
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December 31, 2010 1:44:33 PM

Newegg has an GTX 465 that that is far cheaper then any 1gig 460 rigt now.

If you're mainly planning to use the system for gaming I'd suggest getting an Phenom II X2 555. With any luck you can unlock it to a X4 and have just as much CPU for 89$. Regardless it's a great value.

X2 555: 90$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300: 50$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 600w: 50$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte 890gx: 135$ (chosen due to potential upgrade paths)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Galaxy GTX 465 1gig: 145$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair XMS3 4gig ram: 40$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsug Spinpoint F4 320gig: 43$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

toal: 593$

I can't believe how pitiful some of peoples suggestions are.
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December 31, 2010 1:48:38 PM

I just realized outside of the power supply all of those are color coordinated. Heh. Regardless, there is certainly tons of ways to reach that pricepoint and stay under 600$, personally, I'd try to push the budget and get a radeon 6850.

You could probably finder a cheaper 550w hard drive and go with a cheaper motherboard then sub in the 6850, but I stuck with 890gx mobo so that you at least have 8x/8x Crossfire potential incase you wanted to upgrade later on.
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December 31, 2010 2:01:20 PM

epdark said:
Newegg has an GTX 465 that that is far cheaper then any 1gig 460 rigt now.

If you're mainly planning to use the system for gaming I'd suggest getting an Phenom II X2 555. With any luck you can unlock it to a X4 and have just as much CPU for 89$. Regardless it's a great value.

X2 555: 90$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300: 50$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 600w: 50$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte 890gx: 135$ (chosen due to potential upgrade paths)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Galaxy GTX 465 1gig: 145$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair XMS3 4gig ram: 40$ (mail-in)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsug Spinpoint F4 320gig: 43$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

toal: 593$

I can't believe how pitiful some of peoples suggestions are.
Yes, for example your build. You suggest getting a x2 on the chance that it will unlock to a x4. What if it doesn't? You suggest getting a 465, one of the worst cards on the fermi line. The 460 performs just as good but doesnt create an oven inside of your computer. As far as the mobo goes, if you are looking on a budget, the asrock 870 is what I would recommend due to its low price and 8x 8x and sata 6gbs/usb3.

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January 1, 2011 12:58:17 AM

cant i upgrade the rig later on with the biostar a 880 g?
Gigabyte GA-880G-UD3H is a goog mobo right?
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January 1, 2011 1:40:12 AM

and i thought of buying a gigabyte ge force gtx 460 768 mb! is it a good card?
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January 1, 2011 2:31:44 PM

You can always add more ram and swap out the graphics card. The 768mb version is only a little weak in 1080p.The 1gb version pays off in higher resolutions.
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January 1, 2011 4:53:39 PM

I'd recommend a quad core, unless the builder is confident in his ability to unlock cores on the X2.

For $25 more, I'd go with the Radeon 6850. There are a number of models available for $179.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Does the builder need an OS? If so, that's going to cut into the budget, and change a lot of the recommendations made so far. In my humble opinion, budget builds shouldn't focus on future upgragability, as much as they should immediate ability. When you have limited dollars to spend, you can't have both. I personally prefer a higher performing system to a system that provide mediocre performance, with the benefit of continuing more mediocre performance down the road, when most of the core technology is likely to be obsolete anyway. Again, just my personal opinion.

Can the OP purchase from Newegg? I see he mentioned rupee's.
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January 16, 2011 10:31:48 AM

ive sorted things out! i'll ask if i need more help. thanx!
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January 16, 2011 10:33:23 AM

Best answer selected by briovaz.
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