Solved Advice on Budget Gaming Rig 2 Options Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: October 12, 2011 10:56 PM in Systems Share dabeed October 8, 2011 11:42:46 AM Approximate Purchase Date: 3 week of October Budget Range: 600 - 750 / After MIR System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter, Amazon Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia Overclocking: Yes 1st build | No 2nd build SLI or Crossfire: Yes 1st build | No 2nd build Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Additional Comments: Combo deals? Suggest a case, psu? Build 1: PSU: OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS750W - $99.99 Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $124.99 GPU: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC - $244.99 CPU: Core i5 2500K - $179.99 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $32.99 Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II - $29.99 HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 - $59.99 COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99 TOTAL: $810 / $765 After MIR Build 2: PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 - $69.99 Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 - $69.99 GPU: XFX HD-697A-CNFC - $349.99 CPU: Core i5 2400 - $149.99 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $32.99 Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II - $29.99 HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 - $59.99 TOTAL: $763 / 743 After MIR More about : advice budget gaming rig options jmsellars1 October 8, 2011 12:45:31 PM First one for sure, if you want to make that one a bit cheaper you could lose the CPU cooler and get it some other time. m 0 l dabeed October 8, 2011 10:29:07 PM Will 4 gb of ram do good in gaming? m 0 l Related resources New Build need Advice budget options $950 gaming rig - Forum $2,000 Budget Gaming Rig Advice, Research Below - Forum $2,000 budget new gaming rig build, advice? - Forum Sub 1k budget gaming rig, phenom II x2 550+5850, NEED ADVICE - Forum 2 Options, 1Choice ~ Gaming Rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jmsellars1 October 8, 2011 10:51:29 PM Yeah 4GB is fine for gaming, not sure 8GB would even make a difference in FPS at the moment. m 0 l dabeed October 10, 2011 11:36:56 PM Thanks for clearing that for me. I'm still looking for a good case for under $100 with good air flow, cable management etc. m 0 l Best solution jmsellars1 October 11, 2011 8:28:54 PM The 690II is a good one, it really is easy to build into. Great cable management and the cooling is very good too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Theres enough cash left over to get a second top exhaust fan there as well. Alternatively take a look at the Antec 300, CM Storm Scout or maybe the Fractal Design Define R3. Share dabeed October 12, 2011 10:56:18 PM Best answer selected by dabeed. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need advice on budget gaming rig (Take 2) Forum SolvedBudget Gaming, can't decide on CPU/Mobo options, advice? Forum Solved2000$ - Need your help between 2 options (gaming rig) Forum SolvedI need some advice/help with a gaming rig on a budget. Forum Need some advice on a ~1500 gaming rig build options Forum Options for a 1,000$ budget gaming rig Forum SolvedMy first gaming rig, with a $2000 AUD budget. Any advice for my current list? Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig $600 - $700 Budget Advice Requested Forum SolvedBudget Gaming rig advice Forum SolvedAdvice/Suggestions/Opinions from experts on my upcoming gaming rig. Budget = $700 and under Forum Another budget gaming rig advice thread Forum SolvedAdvice/Suggestions/Opinions from experts on my upcoming gaming rig. Budget = $1k Forum SolvedAdvice on first Gaming/Multimedia/Developer Rig ($1000-$1500 usd budget) Forum Need some advice on replacing my gaming rig ($1800-2000 Budget) Forum SolvedHigh-end Gaming Rig Advice - Budget up to $4000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !