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October 18, 2012 11:33:59 AM

Hey guys, I've got a revised list for a budget gaming PC build based on some of the feedback I got last time. It's not used to take on not too much, maybe some WoW and a few modern games, but nothing too heavy.

Asus P8H61-M-LX - $49
Intel i3-3220 - $123
Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm 500G - $63
1G 7770 Sapphire - $129
RAM 8gb kit 1333 Patriot Gamer2 - $40
Coolermaster RC 335 with PSU - $65
Total: $469


All the prices are from MSY since I live in Australia.

I have a question about the Graphics card, is there too much of a difference between the 7770 and the 2gb version of the Gigabyte 7750, is it worth swapping to save $30?

Feedback is appreciated, thanks in advance!

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October 18, 2012 11:48:28 AM

You might have problems with an Ivy CPU and H61. The H61 board might not recognise your CPU. I would suggest getting an SB Pentium and HD7850.

You don't need more than 1GB of VRAM.

I don't trust the PSUs that come bundled with cases. Get a decent 430W+ PSU and cheap case.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2012 11:57:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $461.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Somehow I managed to spend the same as you for something slightly less powerful. My guess is PCPartPicker doesn't have all the components loaded. You should be able to fit a 7850 in their if you find cheaper parts.

Don't cheap out on the PSU though. It's one of the few parts that can destroy the rest of the PC if it goes bang.
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October 18, 2012 12:40:52 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $461.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Somehow I managed to spend the same as you for something slightly less powerful. My guess is PCPartPicker doesn't have all the components loaded. You should be able to fit a 7850 in their if you find cheaper parts.

Don't cheap out on the PSU though. It's one of the few parts that can destroy the rest of the PC if it goes bang.


This is great, thanks man!
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