Solved Advice on this 650$ budget build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 23, 2012 11:54 PM in Systems Share BadAssTurtle August 17, 2012 3:02:25 PM i have a 650$ budget build here, and i would appreciate if someone looked over it, to see if all the parts are compatible and if im getting the best bang for my buck i already have a good case sitting, waiting to get built in, so i dont need a new one. CPU Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550 220$ PSU Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply 60$ Graphics Card EVGA 01G-P3-1464-KR GeForce GTX 560 SE (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 120$ Motherboard ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 95$ RAM CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 45$ HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 60$ More about : advice 650 budget build Best solution geofelt August 17, 2012 4:25:14 PM Your parts are compatible. But, if your use is for gaming, as indicated by a discrete graphics card, I think you can do better by reallocating your budget. For gaming, the graphics card is all important, more so than the cpu. The 3550 is a nice cpu, but most games only use 2-3 cores. A good dual core would cost much less and still be a good performer. Read this on <$200 gaming cpu's: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor... My rule of thumb is to allocate twice your cpu budget for the graphics card. With your combined budget, that would pair a $120 cpu with a $240 graphics card. I would look at a $125 i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And pair it with a $240 graphics card like a GTX560ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you can manage it, the newly announced GTX660ti @$300 is a blockbuster. The 520W psu you selected is a good one, and will power any of these cards. Share BadAssTurtle August 17, 2012 4:51:50 PM so i should replace the cpu with this Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 and replace the graphics card with this EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and that will get the most out of this build? m 0 l Related resources $650 budget gaming build, in need of advice. - Forum $650 Budget Build, Need Advice! - Forum Advice On My First Build Components ~ Budget 650$ - Forum Budget 650$ build cost 715$ need advice - Forum System build advice, $650-800 budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jmsellars1 August 17, 2012 4:52:16 PM I'd aim for the HD 7850 or GTX 660Ti for your graphics card, even if it means a cheaper CPU. As the previous poster said, GPU is more important than CPU in like 90% of games. m 0 l geofelt August 17, 2012 5:17:35 PM BadAssTurtle said:so i should replace the cpu with this Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 and replace the graphics card with this EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and that will get the most out of this build? Yes, I think that is a better balance for your budget. If you can manage a $300 graphics card, the GTX660ti is a big jump that is probably worth it. I like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l BadAssTurtle August 23, 2012 11:54:20 PM Best answer selected by BadAssTurtle. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Out of the loop, buying new build advice(£650-850 budget) Forum Advice on my build. Budget: 650-700$ Forum $650 Budget Gaming Build - Advice Needed Forum $600-650 Budget Gaming Build (i3-2120) (Philippines) Advice Forum Need advice on Upgrading current build - ~650e Budget Forum Pc building advice, 650POUND BUDGET! Forum SolvedBudget build 650 Dollars Please Help! Forum SolvedHelp with gaming PC build w/ 650 pounds budget. Forum SolvedNeed help with new build $650-700 budget Forum Laptop Advice [Budget - Around £650] Forum SolvedBudget Build $600-650 Forum Solvedgtx 750(not ti) or gtx 650 ti on a budget build? Forum SolvedAdvice on my 650USD build. Forum SolvedGood Build for my Friend! £650 Budget. Forum Solved550w vs 650w PSU for this budget build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !