[New Build] $350 Gaming PC

This will be a budget gaming PC. I tried playing RIFT (much better than wow) on my current system and realized I needed to upgrade as i was getting maybe 5 fps. I have everything else such as keyboard, monitor etc. A blazing fast computer that handles games with ease for cheap = a dream computer :kaola:

Name brand products are not usually cheap so smaller brands will suffice :p

Budget Range: MAX $350 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D software applications, surfing the web (Youtube)

Parts Not Required: Just need the tower

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect, Amazon, Newegg, etc.

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Any brand, reliable is good, cheap is better

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor: gonna be running it on a 1024 x 768

CPU - 4 cores preferred

MoBo - Example (ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram - 4GB plus, 8 would be great

GPU - Example (XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD - fast is nice

PSU - Enough to power it

Case - Just a basic case that fits everything

Media - basic dvd/cd reader writer

Basic everything but go all out on graphics and speed (with budget in mind) Thanks :sol:
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    Well building a complete tower for gaming with just $350 is almost impossible. No way are you gonna get 4 cores unless you get lucky unlocking. The only way I could stay under budget is to use a case that comes with a crappy PSU(I wouldn't recommend this) But here ya go:

    Total 348.66 shipped
  2. "No way are you gonna get 4 cores unless you get lucky unlocking" You can hope right? :P But yes I should have been more specific. 4 cores would be ideal, but I don't NEED them.
    Anyway what you linked was PERFECT, absolutely perfect, and i'll try to find a better power supply
  3. Dang the 4850 just sold out, that really puts a snag in things :(
  4. heres a possible replacement:

    HD4830, its a bit slower than a 4850 (but still faster than a 5670). Its also $45, saving money hpr a decent psu.

    Heres a case I'll recommend insatead of the logisys, same $29

    get this motherboard:
    main difference is a weaker on-board gpu, but thats not really a problem.

    with the 4830 and the motherboard, you save $25 over the previous combo, go overbudget by about $15 to get a Xigmatek PC402 or Antec EarthWatts 380 for $39.99
  5. Some other cards to look over $45-65 range:|14-131-342R^14-131-342-Z01%2C14-102-875^14-102-875-TS%2C14-130-619^14-130-619-TS%2C14-102-855^14-102-855-TS%2C14-261-061^14-261-061-TS

    And a few more $75 range:|14-162-076^14-162-076-TS%2C14-187-138^14-187-138-TS%2C14-133-321^14-133-321-TS%2C14-102-870^14-102-870-TS%2C14-102-930^14-102-930-TS
  6. Thank you guys, i'll definitely be looking for deals as i want to build this thing ASAP.
    You guys are awesome, thank you
  7. Best answer selected by tdlfk.
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