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$300 Gaming PC

Budget:300$

Usage: Gaming (MW3, Left for Dead 2, Crysis 2 and if possible, BF3)

Parts not required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS and Monitor.

Preferred websites: Amazon, newegg and others you could reccomend.

Country: United States

OC: Possibly

This is my first build. Could you please help me?
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  1. what is the monitors resolution ?
  2. i honestly dont know if you're going to be able to construct a gaming rig for all those graphic intensive games for under $300...
    here's a nice site to look into to building your own rig
    http://www.eio.com/c-126-computers.aspx

    seriously though, a lot of the parts that you're going to have to get are all going to be close to $100 to even be able to make a decent rig. if you're just going to set your budget at $300, you're not going to even be able to run CS... $300 rig is more just for word processing and net surfing.

    you should look into really building a rig in what you're going to have to purchase and raise that budget a little bit more, especially for a decent gaming rig.
  3. With that budget, it isn't going to happen unfortunately. You'll be running games as a slideshow, that is, if you manage to get decent parts for that budget. Get at least a $500 budget and you may be able to run games decently.
  4. Resolution of the monitor is 1024x768.

    I could make my budget go up to 400$ and maybe a bit more, but that's the maximum. Porbably won't get any further of 400$. So, what's the best I can get for that?
  5. The minimum you should have for games like those is a 500-600$ budget, not much else you can play with that much money into gaming. CS and some older games is what you'll get on that kind of a build.
  6. Can't even run TF2 lol
  7. Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207018

    MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138332

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542

    CD/DVD Drive/Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151243

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139659

    Total: $396 excluding shipping

    This should perform very well @ your resolution.
    Not quality parts (though most of it is; the Biostar MoBo is debatable), but it's a budget build; you can't expect an HD 6990, i7 2700k, Z68 MoBo, etc.
    You cannot fit in a hard drive with the current prices they are at. You are better off saving up.
  8. I like the build above.
    Change the PSU to this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    Save a few bucks and not lose any power.
  9. I am quite sure abdullahG's build has merit , but unfortunately it wont run since it has no hard drive
    And even if it did it wouldnt game as well as an

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872

    ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131728

    Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) $21

    SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB $90 [after rebate / includes fee game]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102941

    Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower $35 [ shipped]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM $86 [ shipped]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136112

    Any DVD drive $20

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W $35 [ after rebate ]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1sdnknkp7qdlr

    Total is $427

    The price of hard drives is distorted badly by those floods in Thailand . In a couple of weeks it is possible to make a decent $400 gaming PC ....... maybe not today
  10. Best answer
    Logysis Area 51 computer case with 480W power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148030

    A6-3500 tri-core APU with integrated graphics and mobo combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.762568

    G.Skill 1600mhz RAM 4gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Lite-on DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

    WD 160gb HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136112

    All together it comes to $318 dollars. The IGP can play most games with lowered settings. These APUs are super great for low budgets. Then you can always get a 6670 when you get more money and get the most out of the dual graphics. $300 dollars is a hard budget lol
  11. Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price



    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support

    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106333
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



    $18.99




    Linkworld 43706-228FU+P04 Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply

    Linkworld 43706-228FU+P04 Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16811164118
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$5.00 Instant


    $39.99
    $34.99




    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231314
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



    $44.99



    AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX
    ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


    AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103943
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813157260
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    -$10.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo


    $204.98
    $181.98

    Subtotal: $280.95

    I know it's missing a HDD but those prices are ridiculous. You might as well get a cheap SSD.
  12. Outlander_04 said:
    I am quite sure abdullahG's build has merit , but unfortunately it wont run since it has no hard drive
    And even if it did it wouldnt game as well as an

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872

    ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131728

    Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) $21

    SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB $90 [after rebate / includes fee game]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102941

    Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower $35 [ shipped]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM $86 [ shipped]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136112

    Any DVD drive $20

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W $35 [ after rebate ]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1sdnknkp7qdlr

    Total is $427

    The price of hard drives is distorted badly by those floods in Thailand . In a couple of weeks it is possible to make a decent $400 gaming PC ....... maybe not today


    That is perfect, if you replace the weak AMD card with this GTX 260:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125391

    Otherwise proper build - with GTX 260 you could play Skyrim on lowered Settings even =)
  13. Really if you could squeeze your way into an inexpensive intel core i3, you'd be more ready for future upgrades. Two of those GTX 260's would also make for a good upgrade, maybe when you step up to a top-tier i3 or mid-grade i5 later.

    Sandy Bridge - Ivy Bridge >>>> PileofBullDoze Bridge -_-
  14. ch3rok33jo3 said:
    That is perfect, if you replace the weak AMD card with this GTX 260:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125391

    Otherwise proper build - with GTX 260 you could play Skyrim on lowered Settings even =)



    The GTX 260 is a really old card , and the Radeon 6770 is more powerful
  15. Outlander_04 said:
    The GTX 260 is a really old card , and the Radeon 6770 is more powerful



    LOL!!!!!

    BWAH HA HA HA

    http://www.hwcompare.com/10890/geforce-gtx-260-vs-radeon-hd-6670-oem-1gb/

    GTX 260 wins by over 75%.

    6670 is newer card but much slower.
  16. ch3rok33jo3 said:
    LOL!!!!!

    BWAH HA HA HA

    http://www.hwcompare.com/10890/geforce-gtx-260-vs-radeon-hd-6670-oem-1gb/

    GTX 260 wins by over 75%.

    6670 is newer card but much slower.


    Well unfortunately for your post, he said 6770, not 6670. And the 6770 and 260 are about the same performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172?vs=170

    The 260 is a little bit better graphically, but the 6770 is more energy efficient
  17. redsunrises said:
    Well unfortunately for your post, he said 6770, not 6670. And the 6770 and 260 are about the same performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/172?vs=170

    The 260 is a little bit better graphically, but the 6770 is more energy efficient


    Oh you're right, 6770 - my apologies. I'd say there's closer to a 20% difference in performance between 6770 and GTX 260 - easily.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/5816/geforce-gtx-260-core-216-vs-radeon-hd-6770/

    However you're right, the 6770 does consume much less power.

    I just didn't want someone to order a 6670 under any circumstances LOL my bad
  18. ch3rok33jo3 said:
    Oh you're right, 6770 - my apologies. I'd say there's closer to a 20% difference in performance between 6770 and GTX 260 - easily.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/5816/geforce-gtx-260-core-216-vs-radeon-hd-6770/

    However you're right, the 6770 does consume much less power.

    I just didn't want someone to order a 6670 under any circumstances LOL my bad


    Aw dang I had ordered one a while ago! Lol but that was to crossfire with my Llano... if only the crossfire worked with the 6770 or 6850... :(
  19. If you look at the game benchmarks for the GTX 260 and the Radeon 6770 they are often close . Generally the 6770 is a little ahead .
    And it uses a fraction of the power , as well as having the enhanced abilities of the Radeon 6XXX series .

    No one should buy a GTX 260 over the Radeon
  20. Outlander_04 said:
    If you look at the game benchmarks for the GTX 260 and the Radeon 6770 they are often close . Generally the 6770 is a little ahead .
    And it uses a fraction of the power , as well as having the enhanced abilities of the Radeon 6XXX series .

    No one should buy a GTX 260 over the Radeon


    For sure, especially considering the cost of quality PSU wattage!!
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