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Last response: in Systems
November 16, 2012 2:45:49 AM

i'm going to build a budget gaming pc (desktop under 850)

any thoughts on components?

Also, any good barebone packages?

Also can barebones help you save money?

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a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2012 8:34:57 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 17, 2012 9:21:17 AM

Personnaly i find most barebones kits to be pricier then buying things seperate from the best priced outlet. There is of course exceptions in some cases.

Firstly we need to know exactly what you need. A complete system including OS keyboard mouse monitor? Or just the pc itelf in a case?

Are you open to all brands or do you prefer something specific?
November 17, 2012 6:51:29 PM

I would want to get a desktop, mouse, and keyboard under 850

Brands don't matter at all; I'm open to any.

And I have heard that that barebones kits can be expensive, but I would worry about finding all parts that configure with each other. I still want to build it though.

a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 12:20:21 AM

Fill out the form I linked to above.
Because so far we don't know where you can buy components, what you are using the machine for or if there is some particular want or constraint on the system.
November 18, 2012 10:41:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 850 (After Rebates and Shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, business

Are you buying a monitor: No

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: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Chicago, IL

Parts Preferences: Does not matter

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Doesn't matter

Your Monitor Resolution: will purchase monitor after based on desktop configuration (doesn't matter)

Additional Comments: Best parts my budget could afford. Nothing else really matters.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need new computer, don't want to deal with mac anymore, would like gaming machine

No parts have been previously selected.
a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2012 2:14:01 AM

Sorry I was so slow in replying, currently a bit busy. This rig should fair you quite well I think.

CPU: Intel i5-3470. $200 ($15 promo)

Mobo: AsRock H77 Pro4. $80

RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $37

GPU: Sapphire HD7850. $200 ($15 rebate)

PSU: XFX Core 550W. $70 ($10 rebate)

Case: Zalman Z9+. $60 ($10 rebate)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80

OS: Win 7 Home Premium or Win8 64bit. $100

Total: $827 (before rebates, promos and shipping)

+Optical drive (if you need one): Sony 18x Black. $19

Total+Optical: $846