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November 16, 2012 11:39:09 PM

Hello all,

I am new to the forums and I am putting together an extreme budget build so that I can play some Steam games and also games like DayZ and The War Z. I will be building another higher end pc in a year or two, but I just want something cheap and dirty that will get my foot in the door right now. I already have a monitor, HDD, keyboard, etc.

Please let me know what you think. I appreciate your advice in advance!

My prospective build is as follows:



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

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

(Mobo comes with a free set of G.Skill 2x4gb (8gb) ddr3 1600)

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

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b 4 Gaming
November 16, 2012 11:43:04 PM

sugarybagels said:
Hello all,

I am new to the forums and I am putting together an extreme budget build so that I can play some Steam games and also games like DayZ and The War Z. I will be building another higher end pc in a year or two, but I just want something cheap and dirty that will get my foot in the door right now. I already have a monitor, HDD, keyboard, etc.

Please let me know what you think. I appreciate your advice in advance!

My prospective build is as follows:



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

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

(Mobo comes with a free set of G.Skill 2x4gb (8gb) ddr3 1600)

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

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


What is your monitor resolution?
What is your total budget?

I am inclined to suggest AMD so far.
November 16, 2012 11:47:05 PM

Hi :) 

Thats a VERY low end graphics card, I hope you are not planning on playing any modern high end games...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 17, 2012 12:02:32 AM

Novuake said:
What is your monitor resolution?
What is your total budget?

I am inclined to suggest AMD so far.



My budget would be no more than $300. My monitor is 720p.

Thanks!
November 17, 2012 12:06:32 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Thats a VERY low end graphics card, I hope you are not planning on playing any modern high end games...

All the best Brett :) 



Thanks for your input. Most of my games right now would be downloaded off of steam. Games such as Arma 2 and Day Z. I would also like to play The War Z. Is there another card you would recommend for my build? Thanks again...
November 17, 2012 12:08:32 AM

sugarybagels said:
Thanks for your input. Most of my games right now would be downloaded off of steam. Games such as Arma 2 and Day Z. I would also like to play The War Z. Is there another card you would recommend for my build? Thanks again...



Hi :) 

Its not your choices that are the problem, its your budget.... to play most modern games well you need to spend at least $200 on the graphics card alone....(preferably more)

All the best Brett :) 
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 12:09:52 AM

sugarybagels said:
My budget would be no more than $300. My monitor is 720p.

Thanks!


At 720p that GPU will struggle A LOT with any modern game...
Give me a minute while i get you a build together.
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 12:27:16 AM

My suggestion :

Mobo : That mobo is good value for money since you are getting added RAM.

PSU : You REALLY need a quality PSU, ANYTHING cheaper than this I would not suggest. Its quality and delivers enough power.

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

GPU : This will run MUCH better.

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

CPU : It is worth getting one a little faster. This CPU is based on Ivy bridge technology and is considerably better.

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

Total : 300 Dollars.

Its worth the extra few bucks.
November 17, 2012 12:29:27 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Its not your choices that are the problem, its your budget.... to play most modern games well you need to spend at least $200 on the graphics card alone....(preferably more)

All the best Brett :) 



I see...

Well, maybe I should just save up a bit. I appreciate your point.
November 17, 2012 12:35:08 AM

Novuake said:
My suggestion :

Mobo : That mobo is good value for money since you are getting added RAM.

PSU : You REALLY need a quality PSU, ANYTHING cheaper than this I would not suggest. Its quality and delivers enough power.

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

GPU : This will run MUCH better.

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

CPU : It is worth getting one a little faster. This CPU is based on Ivy bridge technology and is considerably better.

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

Total : 300 Dollars.

Its worth the extra few bucks.



Wow, thanks for your help! I will look at these parts and see what I can do. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 8:18:50 AM

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