Budget gaming build $550-$700 Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 3, 2012 2:10 PM in Systems Share jason_1234 February 3, 2012 1:59:49 PM Hey everyone this is my first build, i am a pretty big noob in terms of knowledge with parts. I have compiled a list of what i was looking at Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. and would paying more money now be worth it in the long-run? thanks. Approximate Purchase Date: not sure, either pretty soon or this summer. Budget Range: 550-700 before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing web and that's about it Parts Not Required: need about everything as its gonna be a whole new computer mouse. keyboard and OS aren't a problem though (will probably get linux or ubuntu) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.canadacomputers.com maybe newegg if shipping is cheap/free Country: Canada Parts Preferences:none really but i have more knowledge on the AMD HD series for gpus Overclocking: If it's worth it SLI or Crossfire: no Monitor Resolution: Doesn't really matter. Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice, but not that important. I usually play games like minecraft and WoW, but I do wish to play high graphic games like bf3 and skyrim. Here's my list so far: Case: NZXT Gamma Classic Series Black Steel Mid Tower http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6... ;46 Psu:Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 430 Watt 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3... ;40 Cpu:Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.30Ghz, 3MB L3 Cache, 32nm http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... ;140 Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 Socket 1155 Intel P67 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066/800 Mhz 2x PCI-Express 2.0 GigaLAN 7.1-CH HD Audio 2x SATA 6.0Gb/s 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s 10x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 ATX http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... ;90 Gpu: Sapphire (11180-00-20R) AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6850 Chipset (775Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (4000Mhz) Memory HD Audio Triple Display (Dual DVI) /HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card Amd radeon hd 4850 buying from a friend ;$45 if not then: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... ;165 Ram:Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs, w/XMP http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... ;45 DVD drive:Samsung SH-S222AL/BEBE SATA Black Light Scribe 22X SpeedPlus DVD-Writer http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3... ;$20 Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda Green (ST2000DL003) 2TB SATA3 6Gb/s 64MB Cache Hard Drive (OEM) http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1... ;120 Total: Approx. $533/$653 (if I go with the 6850) What do you guys think Thanks again. More about : budget gaming build 550 700 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sosofm February 3, 2012 2:04:46 PM If is for gaming buy 6850 or you can buy 6790. You can buy this Coolermaster with 500W PSU http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6... and you save some money and you can replace that i3 2100 dual core with this i5 2310 quad core http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... | Report abuse jason_1234 February 3, 2012 2:10:19 PM http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... how does that look?^ | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Budget gaming build $550-$700> Related ressources: ForumSeeking Advice on $ 550-$700 Budget Desktop Build ForumNew Gaming /College PC $ 550-$700 MAX (First Build ) ForumBudget AMD Gaming System $ 550-700 ForumMy first build $ 550-$700 OPEN TO CHANGES ForumTwo recommended monitors for $ 550-700 and general use Forum$750-$800 Budget gaming build ForumNew gaming /home pc build ForumTinkering with the $650 Gaming Build ForumAdvice - New Gaming Build $1200-$1500 ForumNeed help with picking out parts for a pc. First build ! ForumHelp with Build ForumFor Gaming ForumFirst Time Build -- Pull the Trigger? ForumBudget Gaming Rig ForumI7 or Phenom 2 810 build ForumFeedback on new build. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !