I'm building a gaming rig for maybe April. My max budget for now is 700$ with taxes, ordering from Canada. Sites to use : NCIX, Newegg, Tiger, Amazon.
I've got OS, Mouse, KB, Monitor, Speakers. Still wondering between AMD or Intel. i5 vs Phenom II x4 955 BE, or even wait for the new bulldozer AM3+ that should come out in april. Give me a few ideas of builds I could make.
Nvidia GTX 550ti
600 watt psu
NZXT source 210 chassis
Gigabyte Z68 mobo
plextor cd/dvd drive
oem copy of windows -or- use linux
This is close to what maximum pc built for $700, and it games very well for it's price range. Hell save up after this and get an i5 later and still have a kickass build.