Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Budget Gaming Build

Last response: in Systems
Share
September 30, 2012 6:10:27 AM

Hello Toms hardware :hello: 

I'm doing a build for someone who will use it for pretty much only gaming, but their budget is only $450.

I'd like to get a recommended build setup, parts should be from Newegg only.

I prefer to build with Radeon cards

Thanks in advance.

More about : budget gaming build

September 30, 2012 6:26:51 AM

Thats a sad excuse for a gaming pc, and I don't need to purchase OS.

I came up with this:

ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+
Phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz
CM V6 GT Cooler
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 2x4gb 1333mhz Ram
Ultra 600w psu (Not the best, I know)
CM HAF 912 Case
Samsung DVD Burner
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 GPU
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM
All this for around $450.
m
0
l
Related resources
September 30, 2012 6:29:02 AM

Best to get a laptop or something from Costco...
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2012 6:32:01 AM

I doubt you can get that for $450.

PSU is not the place to cheap out. I would rather get an Athlon CPU before a generic PSU.
m
0
l
September 30, 2012 6:32:13 AM

hiporc said:
Best to get a laptop or something from Costco...


Find me a laptop that can beat the build I listed for the same price then.
m
0
l
September 30, 2012 6:33:17 AM

manofchalk said:
I doubt you can get that for $450.


Yes actually, tiger direct diy combo, then i added stuff. Major combo dealing.

Here:

First:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

I added before the rebate was taken off the $310 price, so incase rebate goes through the whole.

Then added

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sure its a bit over $450 but if I really had to I could just leave it as 4gb of ram.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2012 6:35:21 AM

Tiger direct Combo deals huh?
Tmant123 said:
parts should be from Newegg only.

Thanks for telling us we could do that.

Also don't factor rebates into your build cost. They are hard to get at best and shouldn't be relied upon.

m
0
l
September 30, 2012 6:38:51 AM

Forgot Tiger has good combo deals..anyways, I think i answered my own question by being not so set on newegg only...

/end thread.
m
0
l
September 30, 2012 6:45:20 AM

Tmant123 said:
Find me a laptop that can beat the build I listed for the same price then.


I was just pointing out that custom building at that price in my mind is very hard and you mine as well get a pre-build system on sale at a outlet store.
m
0
l
!