Hi, tomshardware got the best reputation in terms of technology and thats the reason i post my thread hoping to get some help. I have never built a rig before. I just got my paypal to working so i need help of understanding everything from scratch. I am doing serious research on it and reading alot of articles and guides.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1/12/12
Budget Range: 600$/- After tax and shipping and everything. In short, I only got 600$ to spend. Not a penny more.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, watching movies and sometime rendering and uploading game clips.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Actually, I am going to built one from scratch and i only
got a laptop at the moment.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idk really because this is my first built
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Agra, India.
Parts Preferences: Intel i5, gtx 650 or gtx 650 ti, around 17-18" 1920*1080 monitor, 4gb ram
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want a reliable pc. It should be good to open anytime i want to and run as long as i want it to without making any disturbances. I don't play many high-fi games. Just SA:MP (mod for gta sa), i also got gta4 and battlefield 3 which don't work good on my laptop i have.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is not good for games and its not upgradeable.
For additional things, i like having a flat keyboard like a laptop, i already got a mouse
I think you should consider saving a little more, it will be almost impossible to get a worthwhile build with a monitor, keyboard and stuff with it-
CPU-i5 is roughly $200
GPU-GTX 650 is $150
Seriously, just that stuff and you've literally got $50 left for case, PSU, RAM, MOBO, keyboard, hard drive- in short, save up some more money since your computer would be full of compromises which could be trouble later on
Hi i made you a build.But just so you know it's impossible to build the thing you want with on that kind of a budget.
I made you a pretty decent build that's twice as fast as the one made by FinneousPJ but it's still quite a bit over your budget.But you should become a bit more realistic.You can't really build a upper-mainstream PC on a budget that low.