Solved Is this a good build for a budget of $700? Tags: Build Systems Last response: July 21, 2012 6:18 PM in Systems Share Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 12:21:26 AM MOBO: Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970 ATX Motherboard (M5A97) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058G65UU/ref=ox_sc_a... CPU: AMD FX 4170 4.2Ghz http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074J7ITG/ref=ox_sc_a... GPU: HIS 7850 IceQ X 2GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HYIDTC/ref=ox_sc_a... PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a... HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200rpm http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a... RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8gb DDR3 1600mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_a... Are there any compatibility issues with this build? Do I have enough power to run this build? Does the mobo have HDMI, or VGA? Total Price: $695.52 More about : good build budget 700 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution TheBigTroll July 8, 2012 12:26:49 AM assuming you already have windows 7 here is my take on the build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bADS | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 12:31:07 AM A dual core processor? I thought dual cores were really old and slow? | Report abuse soldier530 July 8, 2012 12:33:50 AM What are you using the computer for? Dual core is doesn't make that big of a difference if you are gaming. You wan't max processing speed out of your CPU for that. Cores are for multitasking. | Report abuse Related ressources Looking for a good budget gaming build for 700 dollars - Forum New gaming pc build £ 700 ($1050) budget - Forum First Time Build - Gaming Budget $ 700 . - Forum Should I buy or build .? AMD or Intel? Budget 700 to 800 - Forum First time low budget gaming build (500- 700 $) - Forum Ask the community Publish Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 12:35:07 AM I want to use this computer for gaming mostly but school work too. | Report abuse TheBigTroll July 8, 2012 12:37:18 AM ooh you fell for the core myth and the frequency myth!! the i3 2120 beats the fx chip easily in games. very fast too for most tasks. if you have about 80 more bucks, id get a i5 3450 CPU and a msi h77ma-g43 motherboard. the i5 will obliterate the fx in games all while using 2/3 as much power | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:04:01 AM Is the i3-2120 compatible with that first mobo I picked? | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:20:28 AM ?? | Report abuse ScrewySqrl July 8, 2012 1:21:36 AM no, but you can get a decent H61 board cheap | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:29:35 AM How about this board? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SEZWBK/ref=ox_sc_a... And with this setup now what kind of psu will I need to power it? | Report abuse obsama1 July 8, 2012 1:31:06 AM Yup, it will work with that mobo, but if you're getting a Z68 board, might as well get an i5-2400/other low-end i5. | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:37:15 AM What kind of psu do I need to power this thing? | Report abuse obsama1 July 8, 2012 1:41:02 AM 600W is plenty. | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:54:03 AM Ok thanks everybody! | Report abuse Jordannn15 July 8, 2012 1:55:06 AM Best answer selected by jordannn15. | Report abuse soldier530 July 21, 2012 6:18:32 PM The 3570k is what I run. It is blazing fast. I think it is a good CPU for a budget. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Is this a good build for a budget of $700?> Related ressources: ForumFirst build ($ 700 -750 budget ) Forum$ 700 budget gaming PC build . Is it good enough? ForumHelp with $ 700 budget micro-atx gaming build ForumCan someone build me a good budget system for around $ 700 ForumFirst $ 700 Budget Gaming Build ForumBuild a gaming pc for $ 700 budget ForumNew Gaming PC Build $ 700 Budget ForumHelp me out! 700 $ budget build . Forum$ 700 New, First time build - going over budget :( ForumNew build - budget of 600/ 700 EUR for gaming ForumMy first desktop build , budget of $ 700 -$800 ForumBuild First PC ($ 700 Budget ) Forum$ 700 Battlefield 3 Budget Build ForumPCI compatibility question ForumMy First Gaming Computer Build! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !