Need a cheap gaming computer, Just posting this to see if this is a good build/ if anyone can find better parts for same/cheaper price. Looking to play games like TF2, Killing Floor, etc. Thanks! (Stole everything except for DVDburner/OS from ThyManBearPig's budget build)
not that motherboard . nVidia chipset thats failed when it was new and is even worse value now
Check out an AMD Llano A8 3850 build . The graphics are stronger than your current build and thats built in to the processor .Use am-ATX motherboard to save money
With this build you have:
- High quality parts
-Quad Core Processor, easy o/c and ready for everything!
-New AMD's 970 chipset
-Plug n Play AMD Bulldozer!
-GPU who can give you playable fps with all filters on at 1920x1080
In my opinion the best you can get with this budget! 430$ with MIR!
Yeah Llano is solid, defiantly getting a low 100w TDP but still getting a lower end Phenom CPU performance and a mid-range GPU performance in that TDP is pretty sweet. I don't recommend buying cases with psus coming with it. The Xigmatek would do fine 400w 80+ Brnze. I mean after all, THG used an i3 2100+6850 with a 380w 80+ Brnze Antec and it functioned fine.
Thanks azn. I guess with my budget, I should just stick with what I have. I might buy an extra heatsink+fan because the reviews on the Llano A8 say it heats up pretty quick, and then the NZXT case has apparently only one fan. And I can't take any chance of frying stuff. Should I be worried about that?