I'm currently trying to decide if I can put together something cheap enough for a spare gaming computer. This would be one that I'd use maybe once a week for an hour or two. No high end games, mostly older games off steam or League of Legends.
Here's what I have so far:
Approximate Purchase Date: Undecided, within the next 2 months maybe
Budget Range: Trying to keep it under 400, ~300 would be even better
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light gaming, older games from Steam, League of Legends
Parts Not Required: Case, keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, PS (Corsair 600W laying around), possibly not HD as well
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Older monitor, think it's either 1024x768 or 1280x1024.
I know I could probably drop the CPU and graphics down to save some extra cash, just not sure how low I could or should go. If I could drop in those two areas and pick up a cheap SATA HD that would be nice as well, using an older 80gb one right now in that rig.
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated, thanks a lot.
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As a spare rig drop down to X3 450 and get a decent SATA drive.
Ok, so swapping CPU to this, and probably go with WD for the hdd
New Subtotal: $343.94, not a bad change for 6 bucks more
Would you drop down any from the 5770 or should I stick with that? Wasn't sure if the sub 100 cards would be worth the ~$30 or so savings I might get. 350 isn't breaking the bank, but cheap is good for a computer that won't be used all that much