Budget Gaming Rig Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 10, 2011 7:34 PM in Systems Share meeow July 10, 2011 4:45:48 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Asap. Budget Range: $600-700 AUD System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, for BF3 mainly. Parts Not Required: All peripherals and software, a monitor. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pccasegear.com/ Country of Origin: Australia Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Not fussed. Looking for best bang for buck. Overclocking: Maybe, not initially though. Possibly in the future to keep up with newer games etc. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: Most likely 1920x1080 but could be 1920x1200. Additional Comments: Prefers a small case, so it fits with his desk. Obviously would like it as future proof as possible, but the most important thing is the budget. $725 is probably the absolute max. And it is mainly to max out (or run as smoothly as possible for the budget) BF3 on (mostlikely) 1920x1080, but client would also like it to run most of the current games, just in case. So far I've come up with this. CPU: AMD P2 x4 955 Black edition - $119 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Mobo: Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3 - $119 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Ram: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $45 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $59 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Optic drive - $29 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... GPU: MSI Radeon HD6870 1GB - $209 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... PSU: Corsair CX-500 Power Supply - $85 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Case: CoolerMaster Elite 335 Case - $45 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Total - $710 How's that? Is it compatible? Am I getting good value for my money? Please note, this is simply what I've put together with my limited knowledge. Feel free to modify this list completely if you wish. Like I noted before, I'm looking for best value for my money. Thanks in advance. More about : budget gaming rig rvilkman July 10, 2011 7:34:02 PM It will work, just don't place the video card and the HDD on the same level or they might not fit. Maybe switch HDD to Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $6 more for speed and reliability. Possibly you could spend and extra $40 if you can afford it and get an AM3+ MB that supports SLI / Crossfire to keep the door open so to speak. Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 $159.99 Then it might also be worth it to put enough juice on the PSU to be able to run 6870's in Crossfire. XFX Core Pro650W $119.99 will be enough. Possibly a Corsair TX750W $149.99, but the XFX 650 should be enough. But then all the things I listed go over your budget, so if you can dig up the money for them great. If not I think you will still be quite happy with how the machine performs. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum Solvedgaming rig on a budget due to having 6 kids. LOL Forum Solved$1500 / 1Lakh INR budget(sort of) gaming rig suggestions/help Forum SolvedOpinions on my budget gaming rig? Forum SolvedBest gaming rig with lowest budget possible Forum SolvedH97 vs Z97 Budget Gaming Rig - No OC Forum SolvedPsu for my Budget Gaming Rig Forum SolvedBudget gaming rig, any tips? Forum SolvedGaming rig on $800 - $900 budget. Forum SolvedHelp With $400-$440 Low Budget Gaming Rig (From Philippines) Forum SolvedLooking for a gaming rig with a tight budget... Forum SolvedHelp me upgrade my gaming rig on a budget Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Rig Forum SolvedBuilding my own gaming rig, what can I get with this budget? Forum SolvedLow budget gaming rig. Opinions? Forum SolvedMy Budget gaming rig vs Current gaming laptop. Opinions Forum SolvedBuilding a budget Gaming rig. Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Rig Performance? Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig. £1000 Budget. Input please. Forum SolvedShould I use AND's FX lineup in my budget gaming rig? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !