$600-ish budget build

Hey all, I've been looking to put together a budget gaming PC, and I want to base it on the $650 budget build seen here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821

I want to use a pc tower and a power supply that I already own in place of what you see on the list. My current PC tower is an APEVIA X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.

In place of the 420W Power Supply that came with the tower, I put in a Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply.

Would these two items work with the other hardware seen with the $650 build, or should I just stick to original build as shown in the link?
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  1. Mardoo87 said:
    Hey all, I've been looking to put together a budget gaming PC, and I want to base it on the $650 budget build seen here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821

    I want to use a pc tower and a power supply that I already own in place of what you see on the list. My current PC tower is an APEVIA X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.

    In place of the 420W Power Supply that came with the tower, I put in a Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply.

    Would these two items work with the other hardware seen with the $650 build, or should I just stick to original build as shown in the link?


    Bump.

    Anyone?
  2. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb: $90 with code

    XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $208 with code EMCYTZT2036 before $30 rebate

    Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3: $115 before $10 rebate

    --- cash left over for an SSD ...

    edit: and a better PSU
  3. Meh, go with ASUS rather than ASRock, I have seen not one single good review from anyone. Mostly pertaining to warranty issues being unresolved and customer service to get that being poor and/or blaming customer for the problems.

    I can't believe $650 is a budget build. :sarcastic: Seems like an expensive computer to me.
  4. Wisecracker said:
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb: $90 with code

    XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $208 with code EMCYTZT2036 before $30 rebate

    Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3: $115 before $10 rebate

    --- cash left over for an SSD ...

    edit: and a better PSU


    Can I still use the PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Desktop DIMMs Memory Kit MD8192KD3-1333 as shown on the list I linked?

    Also, what would be a good SSD?
  5. I would not go with a Rosewill PSU, as I don't find them as reliable as some of the name brands such as Corsair or OCZ, Antec or NZXT. If you are looking for a good SSD, check out the Corsair Force line for a cheaper SSD, 120GB should be fine. For the RAM, I wouldn't use RAm that is only 1333Mhz, look for something that is 1600Mhz.

    Here is what I would recommend:

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB)(Compatible with the Gigabyte above)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    PSU: Corsair CX600W 80PLUS Certified.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    SSD: Intel 330 Series Maple Crest.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167121
  6. Do you live buy a micro center
  7. Thanks guys, that brings it up to $700, but I'm cool with that. I put together a wishlist and everything.
  8. iliketrains said:
    Do you live buy a micro center

    Yes I do.

    But yeah ASUS I would see as better BIOS/Overclocking... and overall quality vs. ASRock. Don't want you to spend money and completely lose it when you could have spent a lil' more and kept it. ;)
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