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$400 Budget Gaming PC

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February 23, 2012 11:15:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of March.

Budget Range: $400, before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO gaming (WoW, SWTOR), surfing the web.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drive, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, however I'm open to other sites if a good deal is available.

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences: No preferences, can't really afford them.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future after buying a CPU cooler.

SLI or Crossfire: Not possible with $400.

Monitor Resolution: I'll be fine with anything above 800x600. Not expecting BF3 maxed 1920x1080 with this build lol.

Additional Comments: I know $400 isn't much for a gaming pc, but considering that I already have multiple parts, I was hoping the more experienced builders out there could help me out with some good deals/combos. Hoping to play WoW and SWTOR on high-max settings if possible.

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February 23, 2012 11:32:26 AM

$50 Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply

$65 MSI A55M-P35 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$110 ASUS HD7750-1GD5 Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

$30 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996778

$85 AMD Athlon II X4 631 Propus 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD631XWNGXBOX

Subtotal: $339.95
a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2012 11:34:23 AM

MOBO : ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155
CPU : Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
PSU : Antec VP-450 450W
CASE : NZXT Source 210
TOTAL : $400.93 and 301$ after MIR.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2012 12:44:12 PM

6850 will be great if raise the budget.
February 24, 2012 12:00:55 AM : 65.99 psu : 62.99 motherboard : Cpu 115.99 : Case : 53.94 : Ram 19.99

That leaves you with about 80$ or so for a graphics card which really cant do you any good. id recommend saving up 40-50 bucks and getting 6790

February 24, 2012 11:07:38 AM

Thanks very much guys. I'll most likely go with Sosofm's build and upgrade the video card later on, and psu if needed. Still, thanks to all three of you for taking the time to help me out.