Need Help on a Budget Gaming PC Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: November 28, 2011 7:26 PM in Systems Share nuke54 November 28, 2011 4:25:14 AM So I'm looking to build my first computer instead of just buying from cyberpower or ibuypower like I have in the past. Only problem is I don't really know that much about mobo's or CPUs, as I've only installed and upgraded RAM , GPU, and a PSU. Purchase Date: Within the month Budget Range: 400-500 System Usage: Gaming, Internet, Photoshop Parts I Already Have: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply KB/M Monitor Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers 2 3.5 HDD (1 500GB, 1 2TB SATA 3.0GB/s) Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg Country: USA Parts Preference: I was thinking about getting an i5-2500, and 8GB of RAM Overclocking: No SLI: No Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: When I build this machine would I need to do a clean install of Win7 or could I just plug it in and be good to go? Thanks. More about : budget gaming nuke54 November 28, 2011 7:26:27 PM Update: I ordered the Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500 I was looking at the COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. Now what I need help with is finding a good motherboard for it. And the kind of RAM to use. Should I use 1333 or could I use 1600? Update 2: Could anyone tell me if this would be a good board to use? GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst time PC builder, need major help . ( budget gaming ) ForumNeed help building a budget gaming pc ForumNeed help building a Gaming PC , Budget : 750-900 Euro ForumNeed help ! Planning to buy a budget gaming PC Forum$15000 Budget new gaming pc NEED HELP ! ForumNeed help building first gaming PC budget $600-$750 ForumNeed Help Building Budget Gaming PC ForumNeed Help with lowering the budget for gaming PC !! ForumNeed help , budget Streaming/ Gaming PC ForumNeed help building first gaming PC budget $600-$750 ForumNeed help building first gaming pc £800 budget ForumNeed help in a tight budget gaming /designing PC ForumNeed help making beast gaming PC $920 budget ForumNeed help building a gaming pc with about $1050 budget ForumNeed Help Building A Budget Gaming PC ForumNeed help on my $500 budget gaming PC ForumNew budget need help in building gaming desktop PC ForumNeed help building a good gaming PC . budget +- 1300 Euros. ForumGaming pc need help budget 800$ ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !