Budget Gaming Desktop

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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  1. building a computer is easy

    But fitting the cost of a monitor and another $100 for windows in to your budget is not
  2. I could build you something but not for 400 or 500 including windows os and monitor my suggestion save up some more money
  3. Yeah you need at least 400 for the tower only to have something worth building.
  4. 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)
  5. Thanks for the replies i forgot to include that monitor and OS aren't needed also thnks :)
  6. 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
  7. 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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