First Time Budget Gaming Build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: September 25, 2011 4:43 PM in Systems Share nakamagamer September 25, 2011 4:18:47 PM Hello, I'm wondering if someone could help me critique my build. My budget is $500-$700(before RB) and I'm looking to build a rig that can play BF3 and Skyrim without any issues. Current Selection: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM + ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... SAPPHIRE 100312-1GDP Radeon HD 6950 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... COOLER MASTER HAF 912 + COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition + Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... At the moment, the current total is $647.42. I was wondering if there are any better alternatives to the products that I have posted above. Is 4GB enough for a 6950, or would I have to upgrade to 8GB? Will a 550W PSU not be enough for the GPU? More about : time budget gaming build rolli59 September 25, 2011 4:43:07 PM 550 watts is good but CM extreme is not. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedfirst time computer build (budget gaming beast). need compatibility check Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build looking to budget around $600 Forum Solvedfirst time build would like advice for higher end gaming (budget $800-1100) Forum SolvedFirst-time Gaming Build - $1000 budget - looking for advice Forum SolvedHelp for a first-time Budget Gaming PC build under $650 Forum Solvedfirst time budget gaming build, Thoughts? Forum SolvedFirst Time Gaming PC Build $1500 max budget with monitor and OS Forum SolvedNeed help, building a gaming computer for the first time, 1,500 dollar budget Forum SolvedNeed help on 800$ Budget Gaming Build - First time build Forum SolvedFirst time, my friend and I are trying to build a budget gaming pc Forum SolvedFirst time building a budget gaming pc. Any thoughts or opinions? Forum SolvedLooking to Build Low Budget Gaming PC ~$600-700 not including monitor and keyboard First Time Forum SolvedFirst time gaming pc budget build 2000USD would like some guidance Forum SolvedFirst-time gaming build: ~$1200 Budget Forum First time budget gaming build Forum SolvedNew Gaming Build with £2,000 budget [First Time Builder] Forum SolvedFirst time gaming desktop build advise, £850 budget live in UK Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC [$700 budget] Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder! Building an upgradable gaming desktop with a $2,000-$3,000 budget. Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC! Budget: $1000- $1200 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !