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November 18, 2011 10:37:05 PM

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?

More about : 300 gaming

a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2011 10:55:02 PM

what is the monitors resolution ?
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November 18, 2011 10:55:55 PM

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.
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November 18, 2011 11:02:04 PM

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.
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November 18, 2011 11:05:40 PM

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?
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November 19, 2011 1:18:14 AM

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.
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November 19, 2011 1:52:38 AM

Can't even run TF2 lol
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November 19, 2011 2:16:08 AM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive/Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2011 4:14:15 AM

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=N82E168...

ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower $35 [ shipped]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM $86 [ shipped]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD drive $20

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W $35 [ after rebate ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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November 19, 2011 4:31:09 AM

Logysis Area 51 computer case with 480W power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

G.Skill 1600mhz RAM 4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-on DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD 160gb HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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November 19, 2011 4:33:16 AM

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.
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November 19, 2011 4:41:18 AM

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=N82E168...

ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower $35 [ shipped]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM $86 [ shipped]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD drive $20

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W $35 [ after rebate ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Otherwise proper build - with GTX 260 you could play Skyrim on lowered Settings even =)
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November 19, 2011 4:43:59 AM

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 -_-
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a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2011 8:37:27 AM

ch3rok33jo3 said:
That is perfect, if you replace the weak AMD card with this GTX 260:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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November 19, 2011 3:52:21 PM

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-...

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

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November 19, 2011 5:41:08 PM

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-...

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... :( 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2011 6:55:59 PM

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
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November 19, 2011 7:26:20 PM

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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