Budget gaming build ($450 tops) Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 8, 2011 3:46 AM in Systems Share masman October 3, 2011 12:15:27 PM Hey guys, I know there's a lot of posts about this same topic, but I was just hoping for some basic advice in regards to the choice of components and whether I should go the extra $100. Approximate Purchase Date: Next few weeks Budget Range: I would prefer the build to be below $400 au, but would be willing to push to a max of $500 with postage if it meant a SIGNIFICANT advance in the specs of upgrade plausibility. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Basic gaming (We arn't talking Crysis, just Cod4 and similar for a base guess), web surfing, photoshop, office Parts Not Required: I have an AMD Tri Core Phenom AM3 (not sure of exact model due to the fact I don't have it yet) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccasegear.com, http://www.staticice.com.au/, http://www.itestate.com.au Country of Origin: N/A Parts Preferences: No preference Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 Additional Comments: In the way of the case I found a no name ebay one with a 620w power supply, would this be a good idea or no? (Side note, its cheap.) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/620W-POWER-SUPPLY-ATX-PC-DES... On another note, I'm going away for the next 4 days, so I won't be able to reply, but I look forward to any inputs Thanks for your time. More about : budget gaming build 450 tops rvilkman October 3, 2011 1:30:13 PM from: http://www.itestate.com.au CPU: You tricore AM3 Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M LX $63 Memory: Kingston 2x2GB 1333Mhz $31 GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6770 $125 HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $63 DVD: LG 24x $20 Case: Xigmatek Asgaard Pure Black $41 PSU: Power Supply 500W SilverStone ST50F-ES $62 Total: $405 You can get a pretty nice improvement with MSI Storm Radeon HD 6850 $166 so $41 more or Sapphire Radeon 6870 $188 for $63 more. But the 6770 should be able to run at your resolution just fine. zooted October 3, 2011 2:06:48 PM rvilkman said:from: http://www.itestate.com.au CPU: You tricore AM3 Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M LX $63 Memory: Kingston 2x2GB 1333Mhz $31 GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6770 $125 HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $63 DVD: LG 24x $20 Case: Xigmatek Asgaard Pure Black $41 PSU: Power Supply 500W SilverStone ST50F-ES $62 Total: $405 You can get a pretty nice improvement with MSI Storm Radeon HD 6850 $166 so $41 more or Sapphire Radeon 6870 $188 for $63 more. But the 6770 should be able to run at your resolution just fine. +1 although the 6770 should suffice for 1440x900 Related resources HELP, CX500? XFX 450? Budget Gaming Build - Forum Budget Gaming Build [£450-£550] - Forum Cheap gaming build. Budget around $350-$450 - Forum Decent build? $450 extreme budget build for MMO's and Minecraft and Steam games - Forum About $450 budget gaming build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer masman October 7, 2011 10:34:16 AM Thank you ScrewySqrl October 8, 2011 3:46:01 AM from the blurry ebay pic, that 620W PSU has only 27 amps on the 12v rail. I'd stay well away from it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$450 Budget gaming system build Forum SolvedBuilding a gamin rig. Need everything. 1200$ budget tops Forum budget gaming build less than $450/£300 Forum First Budget Gaming Build - $400-$450 Forum $450 budget gaming build Forum College Student building gaming pc w/ $450 budget Forum £450 Budget Gaming PC - Opinions wanted (First Time Build) Forum Gaming PC Build [Budget-£450] Forum My first gaming build on 350-450 pound budget. Need advice, Forum $450 Budget Gaming Build Forum $450 Budget gaming build, Good? Forum Solved700 tops (hopefully less) gaming build Forum Planning on building a Gaming PC and wanted expert advice! £450 budget pref! Forum New £450 budget gaming build.. any help appreciated! Forum I want to build a new computer for gaming, budget 450$~ Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !