Opinions on this 400 dollar gaming build

I'm trying to get the price as low as possible while at the same time having good performance.


I don't need an OS and an HDD.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397

Total: $420 including shipping before rebates.


Now I'm going to be playing at 720p resolution, so I'll be limited to 30/60fps (?). Can you provide your opinions or on this build? The lower the better. I'm not going to crossfire/SLI, overclock, or upgrade anytime soon. And 420 dollars is already pushing the limit slightly. I'll go up to 450 dollars, but no more than that. Thank you all in advance!
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  1. try to get a saphire 6870 and 8 gigs of ram if you can aford it.
  2. Looks pretty solid, i do like AMD but im only saying that because I cant afford an i5 or i7 lawl, The pentium's are great, even Toms Hardware showed that they can be a serious competitor with gaming. but a word to the wise, Gaming engine's are now utilizing 4 core technology in games rather than just 2, as shown in the new frostbite engine. But since it is 1155 socket, you will be able to upgrade to an i5 when you get the cash. 500w can get you a long way, but you can save about $20 for a non modular psu, and maybe you can upgrade to an i3, or maybe just wait till you come upon some more money, becuase the i3 beats the pentium big time. It will just make it easier to upgrade
  3. The 6850 is a great card, I am getting it and I have a few friends who have it, and they can max everything they have thrown at it, You dont want to overpay for a gpu and have your cpu or psu bottleneck it
  4. Get this psu instead(better quality)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    What are you planning to use the computer for? Like what games? Pentium will definately most likely not be enough for you. You'll need to get at least an i3.
  5. I don't like any of the mewest games out, but I might play Skyrim and/or battlefield 3. I'll most likely be playing games released before 2010. And I checked the benchmarks between the G850 and the i3-2100, and the performance difference was pretty small. Also, I'm not looking to max BF3 or Crysis.
  6. Quote:
    Get this psu instead(better quality)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    What are you planning to use the computer for? Like what games? Pentium will definately most likely not be enough for you. You'll need to get at least an i3.

    I was actually planning on getting this power supplt.
  7. Monmaker said:

    WOW! Same price as the 520w one and a 15% off promo code! I'll get this one then.


    Also, will the G850 bottleneck a 6850?
  8. xpeh said:
    WOW! Same price as the 520w one and a 15% off promo code! I'll get this one then.


    Also, will the G850 bottleneck a 6850?


    Don't know, but if you wait on a Sale and combine coupons, you could get the i3-2100 for just a little more.
    I paid about $103 for my i3. :D
  9. SingingThroughTheStorm said:
    Don't know, but if you wait on a Sale and combine coupons, you could get the i3-2100 for just a little more.
    I paid about $103 for my i3. :D

    I'm not going to buy right away. If the i3-2100 drops in price, I'll buy it instead
  10. xpeh said:
    I'm not going to buy right away. If the i3-2100 drops in price, I'll buy it instead


    It most likely won't. I recommend buying the power supply right away because most likely that deal won't stay very long as it is only temporary.
  11. the_creed4 said:
    Looks pretty solid, i do like AMD but im only saying that because I cant afford an i5 or i7 lawl, The pentium's are great, even Toms Hardware showed that they can be a serious competitor with gaming. but a word to the wise, Gaming engine's are now utilizing 4 core technology in games rather than just 2, as shown in the new frostbite engine. But since it is 1155 socket, you will be able to upgrade to an i5 when you get the cash. 500w can get you a long way, but you can save about $20 for a non modular psu, and maybe you can upgrade to an i3, or maybe just wait till you come upon some more money, becuase the i3 beats the pentium big time. It will just make it easier to upgrade

    Is there an AMD processor similar to the G850 in performance?
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