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July 13, 2012 2:26:02 PM

Hello dear tom's hardware community! Few days ago i broke my laptop when trying to overclock the GPU. It was an old laptop so
it didnt really matter if it broke or not. Since then i've been searching on the internet for a new low budget gaming build.
I'm swedish so i wont order from US site's but its fine to link from those since i just need the name of the hardware and find
it on a swedish site.

This is what i came up with for 412 USD

Motherboard:

MSI H61M-P31 (G3) mATX S1155 DDR3 VGA/DVI (H61M-P31 (G3)) - 61,45 USD

CPU:

INTEL Pentium G630 Box 2,70GHZ 1155/3M (BX80623G630) - 81,50 USD

Memory:

KINGSTON 4GB 1333MHZ DDR3 NON-ECC CL9 DIMM (KVR1333D3N9/4G) - 32,57 USD

GPU:

GIGABYTE RADEON HD 6670 OC 1GB PCI-E 1GB DDR3 800MHZ DVI VGA HDMI IN (GV-R667D3-1GI) - 91,03 USD

HDD:

SEAGATE Barracuda7200 250GB HDD SATA (ST250DM000) - 84,77USD

Tower:

TECHSOLO Geh ATX Midi 430W Techsolo TC-85S (TC-85S) - 42,96 USD

CD/DVD:

ASUS DVD Recorder 24x SATA Internal Black, Bulk (90-D4CHVB-UB0010-) - 18,45 USD

I converted the swedish kronor to united state dollar so u can see the prices in the right format.

What do you think? I currently have 400$ as a budget. Is this the best i can get for this money or can i get better?

I found the CPU at tom's hardwares "best gaming cpu's for the money" and same with the GPU.

best regards



mexi
July 13, 2012 6:20:00 PM

I just got offered to buy a radeon hd 5750 1gb from a friend of mine for the
Price of 20$ so i would also like to hear your opinion on changing the 6670 to a 5750 gpu.

Mexi
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July 13, 2012 6:39:53 PM

I would save up a few extra bucks and get an i3 processor at least. What kind of hard drive did you have in your laptop? Is it possible to use your laptop hard drive and buy a 2.5 to 3.5 housing for 10 bucks?
July 13, 2012 6:43:11 PM

^ +1 get the cheap GPU for 20 bucks and get an i3-2100 / 2120 instead
July 13, 2012 6:43:53 PM

u can also try to get the cheap H61 USB3/SATA3 mobo from asrock.
July 13, 2012 6:46:14 PM

Not familiar with TechSolo PS. How about an Antec HCG-420 (Seasonic)? PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk3S400 is another cheaper Seasonic. Corsair CX430 (V2 only) is often recommended here.

Dave
July 14, 2012 7:04:25 AM

thanks for the respons guys. i'm currently looking for a i3 2100 CPU and i have a new question for you. Will it fit on this mobo?

ASRock P67 Pro3 REV B3 - socket 1155 - IvyBridge ready


mexi
July 14, 2012 3:30:48 PM

mexi said:
thanks for the respons guys. i'm currently looking for a i3 2100 CPU and i have a new question for you. Will it fit on this mobo?

ASRock P67 Pro3 REV B3 - socket 1155 - IvyBridge ready


mexi


Yes. Both are 1155.

Dave
July 14, 2012 3:41:17 PM

yes. Only getr the P67 if its cheaper thanb the H61 though...P67's only advantage is overclocking
July 14, 2012 4:12:05 PM

and u cant overclock non-k CPUs :) 
July 15, 2012 6:53:22 PM

i just bought the ASRock P67 Pro3 REV B3 for 65,43$ at ebay, never been used that is. pretty good price imo as it costs 122$ in store
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