I have a brother wanting to get a budget gaming PC.
Unfortunately, he needs almost everything sans a keyboard and mouse.
I'm budgeting $250 for a 24inch 1080p monitor and Windows 7 64bit
Which leaves me approximately $600 to spend on the PC components
I want to stay with quality and proven components, most of the purchases will be from New Egg with the exception of Microcenter CPU
This will be used for Gaming, internet browsing, and maybe some Photoshop down the line.
He will be gaming at 1920x1080.
I went slightly over budget to upgrade to the I5 3450 from the I3-3220 for an extra $30 because i thought that was the most bang for the buck performance wise that 30 bucks could get me, do you agree?
Anway, below is my build, thoughts please?
CPU 1) Intel I5 3450 $140 @ Microcenter Intel I3-3220 = $110 @ MicroCenter
MB 2) AsRock B75 = ~$60 @ New Egg
Cooler 3) NONE, Intel included
Video Card 4) Radeon 7850 = ~180.00 @ New Egg
Hard Drive 5) 1TB Seagate Barracuda: ~$90 @ New Egg
RAM 6) GSkill RipJaws 8gb = ~$40 @ New Egg
Case 7) RoseWill Challenger: ~$40 @ New Egg
Power Supply 8) RoseWill 550W Hive: ~$56
DVD Burner 9) ~$20 @ anywhere
Computer Basic Total = $596 $626
Does that look promising from a budget/performance perspective?