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New Budget Gaming Rig

Last response: in Systems
November 22, 2011 4:43:35 PM

This compaq I have been using for the past two and a half years just isnt cutting anymore. I was planning on building a few months back, but unfortunatly school got more expensive. Since the standards have changed a bit i would like to get some suggestions and feedback now that I can actually afford a new pc.

I am mainly a console gamer but I do play a few on pc. Vindictus and Minecraft play the best, with all its 5-25fps glory! And my setup is to weak for some of the upcoming games I want to play like Guild wars 2.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range: 700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: school, gaming, streaming.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse, Hard drive, cd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, amazon. I live in CA, newegg taxes, but still is usually the best place to grab many parts.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Amd GPU. Maybe ASUS monitor. One with HDMI for ps3, and I prefer one that is LED lit.

Overclocking: Most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920*1080

Additional Comments: i5 2400 and HD 6850 is the best im willing to get, but considering what games I play, I dont no if its to much. I am however, always running more than one thing. Like streaming netflix will playing a minimized game, and browser is always open. This pretty much walls my compaq, heh. I like the 2100 but since its dual core I was uncertain. I know its better for games, but I always have at least two others things running when I play a game. And I am not prefering intel either, its just that they seem really ahead of amd right now. Also looked at the phenom x4 965 for and 830/840. I am about 20miles from a microcenter which sells the quad core 830/840 for a cheap $50/$60, the 965 is $120. I plan on visiting family for thankgiving near there so it wont be a waste on gas. 2100 is $100 and the 2400 is $150. Only Gpu's on mind were the 6850, 6790, and 5770 what ever is more reasonbly priced for what I play, all I want is consistent 30+ fps on good settings. No real preference on the other parts. Dont plan on much else, so the basic of mobo should suffice.

Only parts I am surely getting is the antec three hundred case - $55

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November 23, 2011 4:34:03 PM

Aww no input yet... Well at least I finaly had to time to find a few things for myself. I plan on using this build as is for at least the next 4-5 years.

I ordered a 620w antec psu from a new egg holiday deal. $50 before rebates, $35 after.

I am going to get a cpu tomorrow wondering if the phenom II x4 830 or 840 are a better bang for the buck compared to an i3 2100. Probably going to settle on the 6850 for graphics.

gpu - $150 hsi 6850

case - $50 antec three

psu - $50 antec 620w

ram - $21 g skill 4gb

mobo - $60 intel asrock
....for amd build?? am3 or am3+ $50-$90.

cpu - $50-$150

I know a monitor will run me about $140-$170

OS - Windows 7 $90

depending on cpu+mobo should be between $621 and $781. Happily its going to be on the lower end for what I budgeted, which is completely fine.