200$ Medium Gaming Rig

Hi My name is Preston And I just bought all the stuff to make my pc. So here it is

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Am3 3.06ghz

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Motherboard: ECS IC780M-A2 (V1.0A) AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Power Supply: Corsair CX430

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX (Plan to upgrade later)

RAM: G-skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC3-10666 1333mhz 4gb Dual channel memory 2gbx2

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 250gb 7200.12 SATA 3gb/S 8mb Cache 9SL131-302 (will get an SSD Later)

DVD Drive: 16X Serial ATA DVD+/-RW Drive for Select Dell OptiPlex/ Precision Workstation/ Vostro/ XPS Desktops / PowerEdge Servers

Please review the entire Build :) each and every single part is preferred I'm 14 and don't want to mess this up. I plan to play Starcraft 2 with this build And maybe Skyrim IDK. But yeah review it and look at the specs and see if I did a good job putting together a 200$ gaming computer.

thanx in advance.
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  1. not a bad budget build, but what store are you able to score all that for only $200? looks like a $500+ build to me.
  2. i agree with branden, that does not seem like $200 at all!
  3. only weak point is the 8800, but replace that with a 7850 and you'll be good for a few years
  4. well I got most of it new I take advantage of rebates and got the processor from ebay.
    and yes it is 200$ BELIEVE it or not

    Prices are

    Case: 35$

    PSU: 16.99

    Mobo: 35$

    Processor: 55$

    Hard Drive: 10$

    GPU: 10$

    DVD drive: 10$


    CPu cooler: 25$

    Gotta LOVE newegg :) :) :)
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    Good, will definitely play Skyrim on probably med./high. But I'd just advise you to get a better PSU. The PSU you have is good, but a 500w+ would be better.
  6. How can you get all this for $200? I'll point out 1 part, the Seagate Barracuda 250gb 7200 for $10? Really a 250GB seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm is retailing for $10...?
  7. i Got it used and the guy never really used it he also gave me a sound card a core 2 duo and the GPu for 20$ :) he got the hard drive brand new but it wasn't compatible with his mobo so he sold it to me for 10$
  8. Wow. I've never seen something like this. One question:

    Why the CPU fan? You're not going to OC (please don't on that board... it won't let you). I'd take the $30 and use it on a... better GPU? I guess you bought yours already.

    Really, for the same price as an ipod touch. Very nice deals you got, there
  9. I could return the item I haven't opened the CPU cooler. I bought it because my case can support it and IT will ensure my processor will last awhile. I might overclock on the board but only .4ghz :) So yeah MAybe but I got it just in case. Now that I think about it it is the price of an Itouch lol. What do you mean you've never seen something Like this? what a budget build?
  10. Sorry, this is a bit late. Yeah... I've never seen a gaming build this cheap (in price, not quality).
  11. Great bargain shopping. You have a really nice system for what you paid.
  12. Best answer selected by Pdizzle.
  13. Hi. I'm hoping to make a cheap computer to play diablo 3 using your setup here. I can't find the power supply on newegg and they said that they will most likely not have more. I was wondering if the this can be used instead:

    I have never made a computer before so I don't know the rules with the power supplies. From what I can understand it has to have enough power to run the graphics or something and this has more power than the one you listed for cheaper, is that all that matters?

    I appreciate any help, thanks.
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