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What do you guys think of this really really budget build of $560?

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May 4, 2011 4:25:14 PM



What do guys think? This is going to be my first homebuilt computer. Is there something I can change like switching from a i3 to i5? My budget is really tight and cannot go over $600. By the way, do you guys think I'm missing something?

P.S. I do not need mice and operating systems because I have them already.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 4:37:43 PM

Still a broken link... Can you just list the parts individually with links?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 5:33:42 PM

GPU - The HD 5770 is a good card and at that $90 price point (after rebate), it is a good deal.

DVD - That ASUS will be fine.

COMBO - Not bad... I am not a fan of the Seagate hard drive, but the bundled price is is ok. The power supply isn't the greatest either, but is enough for that build.

KEYBOARD - This is a preference thing. As long as you are happy with it...
May 4, 2011 5:46:49 PM

So am I missing anything? Do you recommend anything else or any other changes?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 6:08:11 PM

How about the combo below? A bit above your budget before shipping and rebates (looks like shipping kills you in Canada), but the machine is pretty solid with the i5-2400


MB - $90 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU - $180 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MEM - $39 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
HD - $75 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
GPU - $120 (before rebate) => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
DVD - $18 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
CASE - $70 => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU - $60 (before rebate) => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
May 4, 2011 6:23:36 PM

All that + shipping + the ridiculous tax in Canada = $750+

My budge is $600 (TAX, SHIPPING INCLUDED) so that's a bit too high for me.
May 4, 2011 6:24:45 PM

striker410 said:
That combo does not include a psu. You should look into getting a low wattage psu, such as this Antec Earthwatts 430: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has a 6pin pci cable, so you are good to go with the 5770.



The case in my combo includes a 500 Watts power supply with a single 6 pin. By the way, I live in Canada so I can't buy stuff off newegg.com, only newegg.ca
a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 6:27:54 PM

^ I second that build, if you can afford it.
May 4, 2011 6:38:42 PM

Sorry, I'm kinda of a noob in terms of internet language. What does "second" mean?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 10:44:50 PM

Lol, it's courtroom talk. Means I agree.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 2:07:21 AM

jackman332 said:


r. Is there something I can change like switching from a i3 to i5? My budget is really tight and cannot go over $600.

P.S. I do not need mice and operating systems because I have them already.


Check this out a decent gaming system ,but overclocking is limited.

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 4:01:51 AM

^ looks ok, but I would substitute the gfx for that sapphire 5850 on newegg, and change the psu to a OCZ ModXstream 500w psu.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 4:37:21 AM

Unless I'm looking at the wrong ram, that's 1.65v 1600. You can't change ram speed so get 1333 and you want 1.5v.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 5:33:45 AM

Here's the same build but with some changes. the ram has been changed to suit the voltage, and the hdd gets upgraded to 1.5TB . Also the power supply has been changed. Take a look:




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a b B Homebuilt system
May 5, 2011 5:46:30 AM

looks good, except 430 watt is a bit low for a 6850. You could run it most likely, but you won't have much room to upgrade. Check out this OCZ: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it's semi modular and has more wattage. Seems like a good deal to me at least.
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