Review my budget build (< $600) Tags: Build Systems Last response: October 14, 2011 11:18 PM in Systems Share jh77573 October 14, 2011 9:21:47 PM So here is what I'm feeling pretty good about right now. I was on a $500, but I figured I could afford to go a few over just to make sure I'm fully satisfied. XFX Radeon 6950 - $240 G.Skill 8 GB RAM - ~$45 Intel i3 2120 3.3GHz - $140 Gigabyte Z68A - $120 I run my games at 1440x900 and I don't have any intentions of overclocking. Thoughts? More about : review budget build 600 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jmsellars1 October 14, 2011 9:26:56 PM Dunno if the i3-2120 is worth the extra over an i3-2100 to be honest. You could also get a cheaper graphics card and still destroy anything at 1440x900, a HD 6850 or something would be fine. It's up to you though. | Report abuse jh77573 October 14, 2011 9:33:43 PM Thanks, i might knock it back to the 2100. Also, on the graphics card, i ultimately decided on the 6950 because it didn't seem to have as many complaints about heat and noise like the 6850 did. | Report abuse ScrewySqrl October 14, 2011 9:47:34 PM I'd drop back to the 6870 and up the CPU to a i5-2400 | Report abuse jmsellars1 October 14, 2011 10:58:15 PM The HD 6850 doesn't usually have heat issues, it may have been one particular manufacturer you looked at. | Report abuse farsuka October 14, 2011 11:18:00 PM Is this all you need? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Review my budget build (< $600)> Related ressources: ForumNew Gaming build Budget $ 600 Forum600 -800$ Build Review -Help me plxorz Forum$ 600 Gaming Budget Build ForumBudget build ($ 600 ) - help! ForumPrebuilt or build my own? 600 $ budget . ForumFirst build , £ 600 - $1000 budget . Help choosing parts ForumFirst build $500 - $ 600 budget , good for gaming? Forum$ 600 -ish budget build ForumPc build that will run battlefield 3. $ 600 budget . ForumComponent Advice & Review ~ Future Proof, Value Build (£ 600 ish) ForumReview my $ 600 Build Please ForumPC Build $ 600 Budget ForumFinalzing Christmas budget build $ 600 , help would be appreciated ForumBudget Build $ 600 Forum~$ 600 budget build for gaming ForumNew budget build . $ 600 first build for me. ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change ForumMy First Build 2500$Budget Forum600$ Budget Gaming Build ForumRate my new build plz... More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !