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Budget gaming pc. What is this setup like?

Probably the cheapest i could get, could probably go cheaper but i wanted a bit more power :)


Cooler Master Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window -$41


EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express - $129.99


Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory - $95


Intel Core i3-2120 Processor 3.3 GHz 3MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - $115


Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 LGA 1155 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s DDR3 2133 ATX Motherboard - $100


800 Watt 800W 120mm Fan ATX Power Supply 12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92 SLI-ready PCI-Express SATA 20/24 PIN Intel AMD by KenTek - $40

= $582

All ready have sound card, screen, hard drive, dvd drive ect
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  1. Get the Radeon 6850 for a couple more. It is much better than the 550ti. Get a better PSU, For one 6850, a 500W PSU by XFX or Seasonic is more than enough.
  2. Best answer
    You don't need 16GB of RAM. 8GB is more than enough for playing all games on Ultra Graphics. 8GB is $40, so save yourself $55 and go for a Radeon 6870.

    8GB of Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557 ($40)
    Radeon 6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561 ($150 After Rebate)

    Here is two better PSU's, they use less power but it will be fine, they are the best value PSU's around.
    Antec 650W EarthWatts 80Plus Bronze - $55 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    OCZ ModXStream 80Plus Modular PSU - $50 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Here is a much better PC case and is $50 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Follow what I have put up here and you will have a much better gaming system that will still be able to run lots of games on high settings.
  3. Yes... 16gb of RAM is for NASA. you need 8gb max. And don't skimp on that PSU. if it goes, it can fry your whole system. a Corsair TX 650. its a good psu and enough power for your system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    i personally like the 560 Ti.
  4. Cold_War said:
    You don't need 16GB of RAM. 8GB is more than enough for playing all games on Ultra Graphics. 8GB is $40, so save yourself $55 and go for a Radeon 6870.

    8GB of Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557 ($40)
    Radeon 6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561 ($150 After Rebate)

    Here is two better PSU's, they use less power but it will be fine, they are the best value PSU's around.
    Antec 650W EarthWatts 80Plus Bronze - $55 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    OCZ ModXStream 80Plus Modular PSU - $50 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Here is a much better PC case and is $50 (After Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Follow what I have put up here and you will have a much better gaming system that will still be able to run lots of games on high settings.



    Thanks :) heres my improves setup

    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB

    SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5

    Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912

    adds up to around $650
  5. That's a good system. If you wanted to save money go for the i3-2120.
  6. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7E0i

    there is a 645 build with a 7850.
  7. Best answer selected by Gumbii.
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