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: $763 / 743 After MIR More about : advice budget gaming rig options jmsellars1 October 8, 2011 12:45:31 PM First one for sure, if you want to make that one a bit cheaper you could lose the CPU cooler and get it some other time. dabeed October 8, 2011 10:29:07 PM Will 4 gb of ram do good in gaming? Related resources Advice please: Budget office build w/ excellent ugprade options - Forum Budget Gaming Rig-Advice - Forum 2012 Gaming Rig - 2000$ budget / Please advice ! - Forum Budget AMD Gaming Rig - MoBo/PSU advice for AMD Phenom ii 550 - Forum Need advice ! budget 2000-2500, 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. 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. Best solution jmsellars1 October 11, 2011 8:28:54 PM Share 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. dabeed October 12, 2011 10:56:18 PM Best answer selected by dabeed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Best gaming rig $3500 budget Forum Help with a Gaming Rig ( 2,000-2 ,500 budget ) Forum $ 2 ,000 to $ 2 ,500 gaming rig first build advice ! Forum Need advice on an extreme budget gaming rig ! Forum [ Advice Please] Budget Gaming Rig Forum Budget gaming rig (700$)--need advice Forum New gaming rig w/ $2000 budget - Advice needed! Forum Budget gaming rig Forum Need Advice on $ 2 ,000 Gaming Rig Forum Building my first gaming rig . Budget £1800-£2000. Little help? Forum Dat build... Forum Gaming build [Help] Forum Advice on system numbers/performance (with screenies) Forum Upgrade advice [HP Pavilion a1530] Forum $1600 Budget Gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !