Gaming PC build suggestions Tags: Systems Last response: July 17, 2012 2:23 PM in Systems Share ThePhoenix65 July 17, 2012 7:23:29 AM The build I been looking at is this: CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core $109.99 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 $95.98 Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $58.99 Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98 Video Card : Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB $134.99 Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $37.99 Power Supply: Cooler Master 460W ATX12V $32.98 Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 Total $548 But I'm thinking that I might try to switch to a i5 2400 and a 6870, which brings the price to about $650. Would this give much of an increase in performance or is it better to stick with the cheaper one? I'm also wondering if I could get Windows XP for cheaper than Win 7, would that have any downsides? As far as I can tell most games can be run on XP. More about : gaming build suggestions skaggy July 17, 2012 7:26:54 AM buy the best u can afford and if you wanna be cheap with windows download windows 8 customer preview .. gives you 6 months or so to save up for a windows disc lol batuchka July 17, 2012 10:00:38 AM if you have to fork out for an OS no point in going XP and i would cut down to 4GB RAM, basic H61 and spring for a better PSU and ya better GPU Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ThePhoenix65 July 17, 2012 2:23:50 PM What about this set up CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core $184.99 Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 $73.97 Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $45.99 Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98 Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB $179.99 Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower $37.99 Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V $57.99 Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 This one is about $660, and I think I will go for the Windows 8 preview, I think I might have an XP disc around somewhere too. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDecent Gaming Pc Build ? Any Suggestions ? ForumNew Gaming P.C Build Suggestions ForumSuggestions for gaming PC build ForumAny suggestions for a gaming pc build under £550 ForumSuggestions and Help with New Build for Higher End Gaming PC ForumGaming PC build ~$800 Suggestions ForumLooking for suggestions and opinions on a Gaming PC Build Forum~$950 Gaming PC Build , Any Suggestions ForumRecommendations / Suggestions On Gaming PC Build ForumAccepting Suggestions For My First Gaming PC Build (Intel Z77 ATX) Forum$800 gaming pc , first build , any suggestions ForumNeed help/ suggestions for building my first gaming PC ForumNew pc build gaming help suggestions ForumNeed help/ suggestions for building my first gaming PC ForumBuild for a Mid range gaming pc . Suggestions ?? ForumGaming PC Build ... Need suggestions ForumThoughts and suggestions : Gaming pc build / triple monitors / $3000 ex ForumShould I upgrade my video card or hdd to sdd? ForumMy Gaming Build - Need Suggestions ForumNew Gaming Build - Advice of Suggestions? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !