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Budget Gaming Desktop

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June 14, 2012 3:13:26 AM

Hi guys! This is my first time posting and I decided I should ask the forums a question that has been on my mind for a while.

You see I'm trying to build a computer for my own personal use and was wondering what parts I should use. Quick note though I have never built a computer so it'd help if you put why I should get the part in simple words lol thanks ^^


Approximate Purchase Date:Next Week June 18th, 2012

Budget Range: 400 - 500 (this may change over the weekend)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly Gaming, Watching Movies, Streaming HD video

Parts Not Required: Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No particular Websites as long as they support paypal but hey what website doesn't nowadays eh?

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Mid Tower Case (preferably with LED's I love Shiny lights lol)

Overclocking: Must include the option to overclock if i choose to do so.

SLI or Crossfire: Depends if I can afford it :) 

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A quiet PC isn't necessary but 4GB ram+ would be preferable

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June 14, 2012 5:47:44 AM

building a computer is easy

But fitting the cost of a monitor and another $100 for windows in to your budget is not
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June 14, 2012 6:09:51 AM

I could build you something but not for 400 or 500 including windows os and monitor my suggestion save up some more money
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June 14, 2012 6:22:59 AM

Yeah you need at least 400 for the tower only to have something worth building.
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June 14, 2012 8:10:27 AM

this is the budget rig i went with.

and try using this website to create a build for yourself if you are up for it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-14 04:09 EDT-0400)
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June 18, 2012 5:41:08 AM

Thanks for the replies i forgot to include that monitor and OS aren't needed also thnks :) 
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June 18, 2012 6:18:12 AM

screamzack said:
this is the budget rig i went with.

and try using this website to create a build for yourself if you are up for it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-14 04:09 EDT-0400)


Actually this is a really good selection I'll just upgrade to a better CPU and RAM Thanks:D 
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June 18, 2012 8:48:30 AM

yeah. i changed the power supply to an antec 480 though. i heard the other is defective.

edit.. and i changed the GPU to a 6850 (:
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