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Advice for a budget gaming PC+ GPU/Processor/Motherboard

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May 2, 2012 10:37:22 PM

Hey everyone, i am seeking to build a budget gaming computer in the 400 dollar range. I have little to no experience in building a CPU, except for installing a graphics card or ram here or there. I have been doing some research on different processors, GPU's, and all that is needed to make a CPU from scratch. After researching, i have a couple of questions.

1. Will buying used or refurbished parts be a better route, due to my budget? The only thing I am worried about is getting faulty used parts that cannot be returned. Or would it be better just to go to Newegg and grab the parts new that I need.

2. Will any graphics card work with any Motherboard, or processor? I am aware of bottlenecking, so i know i cant use a 600$ GPU with a 100$ processor. As of now these parts are on top of my list for GPU, processor, and Motherboard.


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

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

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

I have looked online as well, and i know I can find the GPU cheaper used, as well as the processor. Any tips on a PSU, or hard drive would be appreciated as well. As i said i am a newbie so don't flame me!
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May 2, 2012 10:50:16 PM

Hello ryanrhino24;

Visit the System > New Build section of the forums.

If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.
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