So long time no see Tom's Haven't been on the forums forever. Anyways down to the question I've finally convinced one of my roommates how awesome PC gaming is. So he's asking me to upgrade a computer he is getting from his mom. I don't know the specs on this computer yet so i'm not sure where we are starting but my assumption is that next to none of it is usable, maybe the case, cd drive, and the harddrive he we're running tight on budget.
This PC is going to be used primary for gaming, So keep that in mind for suggestions. Make sure to mention too if in your build your planning on using part from the old desktop
Subtract the SSD, the hdd and the cd drive and the case if you dont need them and you are well within your budget, you could pick up a 6870 if you want. If your friend is not SUPER into performance then he wont need the ssd, but the case and hdd are pretty good so i think you should pick them up.
if you take away the ssd the price drops to 472.51
If u take away the ssd AND the hdd it drops to 412.53
Then if you take away the case it becomes 363$ That is a powerful build that can run any game out there to day for less than 400 bucks.
not sure that is why i said if you can afford it your better off with this plus he can always reuse the hard drive and optical drive bringing my build down well within budget
Hmm indeed, but i do think my build has a slight edge, because he can remove the case and optical drive and still receive a system with a ssd And one that is crossfire ready, one more 6770 and he will be playing watch-dogs at high settings when it releases ;D. Thats the only reason i gave him a 600w psu.