How's my Rig Gamer?

Hello, i want to have a Gamer PC, so i want to make it myself(cheaper and lot more fun), so i would like to hear your Opinion about my custom :) The PC needs to be under 740 dollars.

PC:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 XMP Dual ($29.99 @ Other)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Office Depot)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $732.89
4 answers Last reply
More about gamer
  1. there have to be better mb's than biostar.

    the RAM must be 1.5 volt or less

    Rosewill make junk power supplies and good ones . Make sure its 80+ bronze or dont buy it

    The Antec Illusion was $40 on newegg last time I looked
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    there have to be better mb's than biostar.

    the RAM must be 1.5 volt or less

    Rosewill make junk power supplies and good ones . Make sure its 80+ bronze or dont buy it

    The Antec Illusion was $40 on newegg last time I looked


    What he said.

    Biostar and Rosewill PSUs - absolutely terrible. Go Antec 300 and Corsair Builder Series CX500 - much better choices.

    You're not going to get very good performance out of an i3-2120 (for most games that's the bare minimum - even with SB you'll be seriously lagging). If you can spend a bit more and go for an i5-2400. The i3-2120 is a dual core CPU that's meant for office workstations (which is what I use in mine), a quad core would be a much better fit. If you're open to using AMD that might be a better bang for your buck by using the X6 1055T or the quad core x4-960T .

    Maybe try this motherboard,PSU, and CPU instead - shouldn't put too much strain on your budget:

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    It would maybe add +-$30 to your budget overall but will provide you with a quad core CPU and a way better PSU.
  3. personally i think 2tb is overkill and you can shave that off and buy a better processor/vidcard/mobo
    u can get a powercolor 6870 for 160 > 140 rebate at newegg (sale might of ended but its still cheap)

    i would go with the i5 2500k, and an antec/corsairpsu, mobo is a toss up i personally got a z68 for future proofing reasons but it was a lot more expensive (124)
  4. pairenoid said:
    personally i think 2tb is overkill and you can shave that off and buy a better processor/vidcard/mobo
    u can get a powercolor 6870 for 160 > 140 rebate at newegg (sale might of ended but its still cheap)

    i would go with the i5 2500k, and an antec/corsairpsu, mobo is a toss up i personally got a z68 for future proofing reasons but it was a lot more expensive (124)


    Plus it's a 5900RPM HD at that - you could have dual xeons and 48GB of RAM but if you run a 5900 RPM hard drive you'll still experience huge lags.
Ask a new question

Read More

Homebuilt Systems Product