For the past two weeks I have been reading past posts concerning budget builds for 2011. I have been back and forth on my build several times, mostly because of the OC issue, and I have decided that OCing my pc just isn't for me. I simply don't have the required knowledge or confidence in myself to do it and I obviously don't want to ruin my computer. As a result, I changed my old build for a less expensive yet still capable budget gaming rig.
Let me know what you think, constructive advice is much appreciated.
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 (45$)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (100$)
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner (20$)
Total: 998$ CAN
Lastly, you may be thinking, "Why is this guy choosing an SSD card for a budget build?" Well, the thing is, the current prices of hard drives are nothing short of ridiculous. So I decided to invest in an SSD and keep my old hard drive, a Western Digital 500gb. It is however 5 or 6 years old so I don't know if this is still a good option for today's systems.
It's actually pretty good. I doubt you'd be going SLI since it's only TX650. You might want to get the Corsair CX500v2 or Corsair CX600v2 ( The 500 watts can easily power the system.) (The 600w is just futureproofing if ever you want to get a really powerful GPU).