Final cheap gaming pc

About $350 after rebates

=====FINAL==== unless i change stuff lol


Athlon 361

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1165016

BIOSTAR A55MH Motherboard

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1269849&CatId=7242

G.Skill ram (i have 32 bit win7 so 4gb)

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

430w Corsair

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Weird case (CHEAP)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156226

Powercolor 6850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374


I have an optical drive and HDD with Win 7 sorry for spamming about my build

Il see if I can get this for my Jr.High graduation haha

I was going to go for an A4 3400 but the 631 would be better I guess
First build too ;) I feel like im missing something...

If any updates make cheap as possible hahaha
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  1. thats a solid build for your costs, I'd go with the same-cost his HD6850, which has a rebate, and is a more reliable brand than power color.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384

    this motherboard is less expensive up front:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277
  2. Great little rig.

    A few suggestions though

    better case - free shipping -$10MIR works out to $2 more but you get 4 fans and a fan controller. its a nice quiet gaming case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235027

    I would go with the intel G series CPU for gaming. it is stronger than the Athlon 361. the AMD F1 chips lack a L3 Cache which seems to make them slower in gaming.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-3.html

    about the same price in this combo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915614
  3. For around the same price, a Sandy Bridge based Pentium will out perform the Athlon as well as use less power.

    CPU = Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz Desktop Processor - 69.99
    Motherboard = ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard - 66.99
  4. I didnt really want to go for the pentium but it would give better performance i guess
  5. CPU = Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual Core LGA 1155 - $70
    Motherboard = Biostar B75MU3+ LGA 1155 (Has the best features, it is worth it) - $70
    RAM = Patriot Gamer 2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 (better than the single G.Skill) - $25
    Case = Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower Case (Best Case to go for) - $40 with promo code
    PSU = Corsair Builder Series 430W 80Plus - $35 with MIR
    Graphic Card = XFX Radeon 6850 1GB w/Dirt3 and STALKER - $135 with MIR

    It comes to $375 (with Rebates + Codes), but it will be the best system you can get now, for the price. In the future I would recommend that you buy an Ivy Bridge Intel i3 or i5 and get another 4GB of memory for your system.
  6. i am just wondering what kind of stuff are yu planing to do with that pc?
  7. juniiflow said:
    i am just wondering what kind of stuff are yu planing to do with that pc?



    "Mid" gaming, web browsing and sony vegas.... AND MINECRAFT
  8. guerrero said:
    "Mid" gaming, web browsing and sony vegas.... AND MINECRAFT


    sony Vegas, i recomend a better Procesador i3 or i5.

    Better Processor = better sony vegas

    More Ram = not better than putting a better processors
  9. juniiflow said:
    sony Vegas, i recomend a better Procesador i3 or i5.

    Better Processor = better sony vegas

    More Ram = not better than putting a better processors


    I wont use Sony Vegas a lot or "hardcore" il use it to put 5min videos
  10. guerrero said:
    I wont use Sony Vegas a lot or "hardcore" il use it to put 5min videos



    well then these looks good tome, even tough you are going to upgrade withing a year or two or even less...

    this is nice.
  11. Il be reusing my HDD with Win & 32 bit (ultimate) so when I first turn it on (HDD connected lol) how would it boot?
  12. guerrero said:
    Il be reusing my HDD with Win & 32 bit (ultimate) so when I first turn it on (HDD connected lol) how would it boot?


    lmaoo, man just make your SSD primary Drive and install windows on it. when u put that as our primary drive and install windows.

    just delete all the info if you want from the other Drive

    that is what i think you should do. i am not a big pro. i am staring to learn
  13. juniiflow said:
    lmaoo, man just make your SSD primary Drive and install windows on it. when u put that as our primary drive and install windows.

    just delete all the info if you want from the other Drive

    that is what i think you should do. i am not a big pro. i am staring to learn


    Problem is that I dont have a copy of Windows, it origanlly had Vista and the pc im using it on (compaq) broke and my aunt fixed it and installed Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit.... SSD's are expensive... $50 for 30gb NO...

    And you say your new I kind of am and have some knowledge of this stuff
  14. guerrero said:
    Problem is that I dont have a copy of Windows, it origanlly had Vista and the pc im using it on (compaq) broke and my aunt fixed it and installed Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit.... SSD's are expensive... $50 for 30gb NO...

    And you say your new I kind of am and have some knowledge of this stuff


    i dont think i had pay for a windows ever in my lifee.......


    jsut found someone who has windows... or tryy the other way
  15. note: the win 7 on the other hdd may not work. try it but be prepared to install vista again instead.
  16. You could always try contacting Microsoft and tell them that you had a hardware failure and had to rebuild your machine. They can choose to re-activate the version of windows you have and it will allow it to update to the new hardware and be fully functional.

    If not, then be prepared to install vista again :(

    either way, its worth a shot.
  17. I have no problem with vista (I liked it more then Win 7 lol) Would games run better on Windows 7?

    Im still researching about this.... I can get the same CPU and Motherboard for $95 and get some ram for $20
  18. Pentium G620 Il upgrade to a better one later on
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050W1Z3E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DSLGA2 LGA 1155 Il upgrade to a better one later on
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PX3UYA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz (would this work with the motherboard and cpu???)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZDJ42O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    HIS 6850 (anything at a lower cost to run Battlefield 3 on high-medium???)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005D6P0N8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Corsair 430w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    CASE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Total = $390 wtf i think im missing something lol (reusing hdd and optical drive) and I get $30 back on amazon :) and $30 off with rebate so thsi would be total of $330 i guess... This would be primarily for BF3, Skyrim and Minecraft lol

    AM I MISSING SOMETHING? Thank you all for your help! :)
  19. Nope not missing anything. Newegg has the Antec Earthwats 430w on sale right now for 39.99 which is an amazing deal. Hopefully you'll have a power cord as it doesn't come with one.
  20. Pezcore27 said:
    Nope not missing anything. Newegg has the Antec Earthwats 430w on sale right now for 39.99 which is an amazing deal. Hopefully you'll have a power cord as it doesn't come with one.


    Do you think I would bottleneck? I wont get games like Crysis or Diablo or should I stick to this? Thank you
  21. nope. the earthwats 430 can power a 6870 and an i5-2400 no problem, so it wont have any trouble with a G620 and 6850 :)
  22. Pezcore27 said:
    nope. the earthwats 430 can power a 6870 and an i5-2400 no problem, so it wont have any trouble with a G620 and 6850 :)


    I would stick to the corsair because its a pretty good umm company but would the G620 bottleneck the 6850?
    Im thinking about going for a 6670 because I wont hardcore game and Im not sure if it would run on high settings with 30+ fps umm 1250x 700 resolution
  23. I'm getting 6770 instead
  24. well 6670 is not so bad if you don't really care about ultra graphics or something and settle with low settings.

    how about corsair cx 500 builder series? if they still have that rebate on newegg if not a cx430 but it's not any better than antec earth 430 but since you like corsair you can go with that choice
  25. Im sticking to the 6850 but I'm afraid the G620 will bottleneck badly :O
  26. well it won't really bottleneck it at least not to that extent but it's a good buy until you can upgrade to sandy 2500k or ivy i5/i7
  27. Yeah il get a i5 later on that's why I agreed with this processor (1155)

    About $440 for everything including Battlefield 3
  28. the 630 won't bottleneck the 6850
  29. ScrewySqrl said:
    the 630 won't bottleneck the 6850


    Yeah im going for the G630 instead of the G620 lol little difference and a 6770 I guess
  30. neh im going for XFX 6850 lol
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