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Gaming PC Build 510$ Budget

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 1, 2012 7:11:34 AM

Hi guys.A friend asked me to build a PC for him with a budget of 820 BGN (Bulgarian Levs) which is equal to 517 USD or 420 EURO.

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: 820 BGN

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: he only needs a PC

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any website is good as long as it can ship the PC to bulgaria.

Country: Bulgaria

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Not any time soon

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 now, 1920x1080 after two months

Additional Comments: The PC isnt going to recieve any upgrades for years.It must be as future proof as possible.



After i looked up the prices at Amazon.com this is what i came up with:


CPU Intel Core i3 2100 120$
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2100-Processor-3-1GHz-LG...

Motherboard MSI H61M-P23 49$
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-LGA1155-B3-Motherboard-H61M-P...

RAM Corsair Dominator 2x4GB 1333mhz CL9 1.6v 37$
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-PC3-10666-1333m...

PSU Corsair Builder Series V2 500w 52$
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat...

GPU Gigabyte HD7770 OC 140$
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-R777OC-1GD-mini-Displ...

Case NZXT Gamma 40$
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

HDD Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache 80$
http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-Deskstar-3-5-Inch-7200RPM...


The total cost is 518$.
Do you guys have any suggestions about what i can improve in this build without increasing the cost?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 1, 2012 7:20:00 AM

The Budget changed in the time of writing so im sorry the title says 510USD and the post says 520 USD. The actual budget is the one stated in the post.
June 2, 2012 8:36:42 AM

if it's only for gaming, you don't need more than 4GB of RAM
change the RAM to 4GB kit and you'll save some money to upgrade the other parts or future upgrade :) 
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
June 2, 2012 8:47:16 AM

as suggested already the RAM can be 2 x2 gig and not affect gaming . It should be 1.5 volt for SB processors .

The money you save may get you a Radeon 6870 if you also get your parts from newegg
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