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Nice gaming rig *LIMITED BUDGET*

Last response: in Systems
October 22, 2011 2:46:19 AM

Hi guys I'd like to build my first machine. I can't spend too much on it. Preferably 300$, nothing more than 600$. I'd REALLY like it if it was under 500$. I want to be able to game at 30+ FPS on high or at least medium. I also photoshop, which isn't a big deal if I can't do any on it. I currently posses 2 Radeon HD 5670;

PowerColor AX5670 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 5670 Video Card- PCIe 2.1
XFX HD-567X-ZNL3 Radeon HD 5670 Video Card PCIe 2.0

Was wondering if I needed something better than that, if not AMD crossfire motherboard is preferred so I can utilize both of my GPU.

So yeah, 300$-600$ preferably nothing more than 500$, more like 400$ but what ever.
October 22, 2011 12:52:02 PM

I'll assume you need the cpu/board/ram. I would link your vender for better advice. It's newegg or frys for me.
October 22, 2011 2:57:17 PM

Very tight budget. This should do you well though.

CPU - Phenom II 955 BE - $105

Board - Asrock 870 Extreme3 - $92

GPU - Sapphire HD 6850 - $150

RAM - 4GB G. Skill Ripjaws X - $30

PSU - Corsair Builders Series 600w - $60

Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 - $40

Total - $486

I'm assuming since you have those cards you also have a DVD Drive and Hard Drive you can use. If not you'll need to add that in.

If you want you can leave out the card I added and use your two in crossfire. I'm not sure how they will perform though. The 6850 will have no problems with high settings and is a good crossfire option if you need more power later on.
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October 22, 2011 5:06:20 PM

Thank you :D , luckily I also have an 800w diablo tek, so I can use that yeah?
October 22, 2011 5:09:59 PM

I don't know much about that brand but it should be sufficient. Use the money saved to buy a hard drive if you need one.
October 22, 2011 5:14:18 PM

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