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Hows this for a budget build?

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July 2, 2012 1:13:25 PM

Now I am hoping to build this system for as cheap as possible so leave me a message saying what you think.
I am going for an ATX performance gaming rig and you may wonder why I have no HDD well that's because I have them lying around at home, so that's a bit of money saved right there, so I am going to insert a screenshot of the parts. This build should cost around £443.90.

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July 2, 2012 1:35:51 PM

The 7770 isnt a good card. Its newer, yes but it doesnt perform as well. What is this PC going to be used for? Do you plan on OCing? Id get myself an H61/H67 mobo.
July 2, 2012 1:42:00 PM

Guessing this is a HTPC build? The 2GB of RAM and 550W PSU kinda tell me.

I would actually up the RAM to 4GB, its so cheap nowadays and might as well.

Other than that, looks fine.
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July 2, 2012 1:47:20 PM

I plan to do gaming, no overcocking- is there a good budget card you could reccomomend- I'm looking for something in the £90 to £135 price range
July 2, 2012 1:48:42 PM

I have 8GB planned for this build. look at the quantity.
July 2, 2012 1:55:22 PM

stuweedee123 said:
I plan to do gaming, no overcocking- is there a good budget card you could reccomomend- I'm looking for something in the £90 to £135 price range

Thats gonna be quite hard to get a decent card at that price range. Id say get a GTX550 if your budget is that tight. Might cost a bit more but its an OK card.
Quad channel RAM? I prefer to go Dual channel. Are you sure your mobo supports quad channel?
July 2, 2012 2:01:31 PM

Ok so I managed to squeeze a 560 into the budget. How's this? cost will be £461.32
July 2, 2012 2:02:04 PM

That HD7770 you got there will do fine, or if your looking for an older but more powerful card, see if you can find a HD6870.
July 2, 2012 2:06:17 PM

That 560 will do good. But i dont like the quad channel RAM as the mobo has dual channel architecture :) 
July 2, 2012 2:07:59 PM

what mobo would you recommend?
July 2, 2012 9:39:56 PM

You should be fine with that mobo. Just get dual channel RAM to be on the safe side :) 
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