Rate my budget gaming build! Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: July 3, 2011 4:55 PM in Systems Share toneekay July 3, 2011 12:48:46 AM So I'm getting rid of my older C2D build for a much newer SB budget build! The only parts being brought over is my EVGA GTX 550 Ti; heres what the new build is going to look like: - Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz ($125) - ECS H61H2-M3 ($77) - G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 ($45) - EVGA GTX 550 Ti (already have) - WD 500GB HDD ($48) - Corsair CX600 ($50 brand new off CL) - Antec 300 ATX mid tower ($60) I have a strict $400 budget and the total comes out to be $405 shipped before any rebates/deals/promos. So tell me TH, how does my build look for gaming (no super graphic intense games like Crysis)? More about : rate budget gaming build Why_Me July 3, 2011 1:37:47 AM It all depends on your screen resolution. m 0 l boiler1990 July 3, 2011 2:23:07 AM Why_Me said:It all depends on your screen resolution. Haha so true. The i3-2100 should still perform well, even though it's a dual core CPU, and 4GB RAM will be plenty. It comes down to the resolution/GPU combo. m 0 l Related resources Rate My Budget Build Gaming PC - Forum Rate my budget gaming build - Forum Rate my new Gaming Budget Build!!! - Forum building a gaming rig.Budget under 1700 $. Rate it, comment on areas to improve. Thx - Forum Rate My Budget Gaming Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer toneekay July 3, 2011 2:37:10 PM Right now im using my GTX 550 Ti on a 32" tv @ 1920x1080 resolution (1280x768 on some games). I want a board that'll allow me to use x16/x8 or x8/x8, but they're all over $100 and wont fit the bill m 0 l z_4 July 3, 2011 2:46:21 PM The HDD can be had for cheaper like Seagate Barracuda 500GB worth $40. Save $8 m 0 l toneekay July 3, 2011 2:52:14 PM Thanls, i seen that as well just now... I've always heard of WD being so reliable that I never really gave SG a shot (besides the rig I'm getting rid of now). m 0 l z_4 July 3, 2011 3:05:11 PM here's another suggestion, get a motherboard and CPU combo save some more. i3-2100 & Biostar H61 MH worth $175. Save $27 The biostar motherboard chosen has the same features as the ECS one . Here's a proof . m 0 l boiler1990 July 3, 2011 3:06:33 PM Seagate has gone south in the last couple of years. Their older drives were top notch though. I'd stick with the WD for only $8 more - you're most likely going to get more than $8 worth of quality. m 0 l toneekay July 3, 2011 4:55:48 PM z_4 said:here's another suggestion, get a motherboard and CPU combo save some more. i3-2100 & Biostar H61 MH worth $175. Save $27 The biostar motherboard chosen has the same features as the ECS one . Here's a proof . Wow this would definitely save some cash, thanks! boiler1990 said:Seagate has gone south in the last couple of years. Their older drives were top notch though. I'd stick with the WD for only $8 more - you're most likely going to get more than $8 worth of quality. I've heard this as well about Seagate's production over the years. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Rate , first build just starting out 600$ budget for gaming computer Forum Rate my budget gaming build Forum Rate This $500 Budget Gaming Build Forum Budget Low Gaming/HTPC Build, please rate Forum Rate 2500k Gaming Build $700 Budget Forum Rate my low budget gaming build? Forum Budget Gaming PC Build Rate Please Forum Rate My Ultimate Budget Gaming Build Forum Please rate this budget gaming build Forum Rate my first gaming pc budget build Forum Rate my budget gaming build -$540 Forum Rate My Budget Gaming Build Please Forum Rate this budget gaming build TomsHardware! Forum SolvedHow does this budget build rate by you guys and is everything compatible? Forum SolvedRate My Build for 1st timer with $600 Budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !