New budget PC build - N00b Help Tags: Build Systems Last response: February 17, 2011 6:10 PM in Systems Share psychoaktive February 17, 2011 4:51:07 PM Hey everyone, firstly I just want to say thanks for taking the time to help me out and read this! Anyway, it's that time when I need to upgrade to a new PC. My old PC is well...just that, old. The main reason I want a new pc is for gaming. I would also really love to be able to play ffxiv smoothly. ( I know, I know, I heard bad things too but I just want to try it) I'm a broke student, so my budget is between 500-600 USD. (After rebates) I have speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor, so hopefully that helps keeping the budget low. I really don't know much about PCs at all, so any help would be appreciated! More about : budget build n00b batuchka February 17, 2011 5:04:36 PM $455ar $39.99 WD 500 Blue http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 DVDRW SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $515AR total psychoaktive February 17, 2011 5:24:27 PM Thanks a lot! This would be able to run games like FFXIV etc?? Related resources Help for a n00b ? - Forum N00b needs help on first 'gaming' pc - Forum n00b building a gaming pc - help ! - Forum Computer n00b - Help with New System - Forum Help a N00b with his First Build ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka February 17, 2011 5:26:46 PM Sure no issue - if within budget hit this 955BE + HD 6870 combo ^^ http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $560AR total psychoaktive February 17, 2011 5:32:53 PM Then it would be about 579 AR with that combo right? (Just making sure I took subtracted the right things from the picture you gave me heh) i'm such a newb! XD batuchka February 17, 2011 5:35:52 PM $559AR actually ^^ psychoaktive February 17, 2011 5:42:24 PM Even better! Thanks again!!! batuchka February 17, 2011 5:43:44 PM Yep u are welcomed ^^ psychoaktive February 17, 2011 6:05:06 PM Oops! One more question, i'm currently running XP, but for 64.99 (since im a student) I can get Windows 7 Professional, which would bring me over my budget, but I think I can do it. Is it worth it? batuchka February 17, 2011 6:07:38 PM That would be your call as to how tight $$ is on your side hehe psychoaktive February 17, 2011 6:08:44 PM Haha, well is Windows 7 Professional a good upgrade? (that seems the be only one o ffered at a student discount) How is it with gaming etc? Do you know? batuchka February 17, 2011 6:10:35 PM 7 is Window's most multi core frenly OS to date but if $$ tight hang on to XP till u have more funds ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources A N00b 's Budget HTPC-Office Hybrid Forum Budget HTPC Build . n00b Forum I'm a n00b and i want to oc a p4 2.2, pls help ... Forum N00b girl homebuilder Forum Another n00b 's First Build : Any Suggestions? Forum Help n00b Please Forum Budget Build for Adobe CS6 Forum Water Cooling, kit vs parts for a n00b ! Forum n00b here, need build advice urgently :) Forum COMPLETE n00b at building PCs! Need help - INDIA Forum help out a hardware n00b Forum n00b ordering custom system needs help Forum Upgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] Forum My first build Forum New rig setup, need advice? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !