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February 12, 2012 3:32:30 PM

I am building this cheap gaming system for a young kid. He mainly plays older games so thats the reason for very cheap system.

Currently what I have in mind is:
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3,1Ghz
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6770 1Gb
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2P Motherboard
Kingston 4Gb(2x2) DDR3 1066Mhz

I am wondering if the GPU will be a bottleneck in this system. These parts all together cost around 250€ from where GPU is 95€ and the CPU is another 95€. Motherboard is around 40€ and the memories are around 25€.

Can anyone suggest me a better GPU if this does not fit?
Any other comments?

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February 12, 2012 3:39:37 PM

6770 will play all the games even crysis and Metro maxed with 30fps. PS I think you should be able to squeeze a proper Phenom II x4 in that build for your same 95 Euro price
February 12, 2012 3:43:03 PM

Setup looks good from here. No bottleneck that I can see. I do have a question though. What PSU are going to use?
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February 12, 2012 4:31:35 PM

Gamer Dude said:
6770 will play all the games even crysis and Metro maxed with 30fps.


@OP, that system will be balanced for most games out there.
February 12, 2012 4:38:08 PM

That Corsair will work just fine, with headroom to spare.
February 12, 2012 4:42:26 PM

plekter said:
It looks good but it seems a bit too low wattage. I did a calculation and I need a 450W minimum.

No you rig is low power low end the CX 430 is plenty it is however a low end PSU like your build in question.

AMD Athlon II X4 645 = 95watt

Radeon HD 6770 = 100watt

mobo,ram,HDD = 60watt

total = 255watts rounded up for safety = 300watts max total system power draw.

February 12, 2012 4:43:23 PM

Thanks a lot! I added the PSU to my build.