So I'm building a new gaming computer, but I'm under a budget so it cant be something completely state of the art. I already have a case (fits Micro ATX motherboards) to put the parts in, a CD drive, and HD I'm going to use.
Parts Needed: Motherboard (Micro ATX size), CPU, Graphics Card (preferably Geforce not ATI), RAM, and Power Supply.
Am I Buying a Monitor: No.
Do I Need a OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) For Parts: Newegg
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Why Upgrading: Previous computer fried, building a new one.
Those are the parts i have found totaling just under 400 with shipping, if anyone has any better suggestions that could cost around the same or less, but make for better gaming performance that would be great.
Ooh, no, especially to the Apevia PSU-shaped object. Any review I've ever read of an Apevia PSU found it to be overrated junk, and in most the "device" melted or burned.
Even in the budget range, Intel outperforms AMD in games. Foxconn is also one of my last mobo choices, as they tend to use inferior components.
Otherwise agree that that PSU isn't too great, and you don't need 700W anyway; 450W is enough for a normal mid-range video card. Consider this Coolermaster, pretty good if you use the promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Rosewill has some decent ones with promos too, though not quite that cheap.
^ he doesn't need a case, but if you subtract that, then yes, the i3 build is probably superior for gaming, and it comes in only $15 over budget. (It also relies on the in-store only microcenter deal.)
Here's a build. There's a hefty $40 rebate on the graphics card. If you count that, or can squeeze out a little more, I'd recommend that a CPU upgrade should be the first place to put more money. An i3-2120 would be a lot more balanced.
MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Mail in Rebate Card ($40)
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:S12II 520 Bronze
$84.99 -$15.00 Instant $69.99
ASRock B75M-GL LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99