[New Build] On a Budget and a newb Tags: Homebuilt Computer Build New Build Systems Product Last response: November 22, 2012 7:07 PM in Systems Share Connorwarman November 22, 2012 5:44:21 AM Hello all, Im rather new to computer building as this is my first build. I need some advice, I plan on upgrading with a $400 budget in mind, Im looking for a decent gaming build. So here is what I have now. http://usa.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/CM1740/#speci... What could I get within a $400 dollar budget. Thanks More about : build budget newb Pingypoker November 22, 2012 6:08:27 AM CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E672-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg) Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Logisys 575W ATX12V Power Supply ($28.49 @ Compuvest) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg) Total: $392.42 If you are planning on buying the OS that would be another $100. The build can easily be upgraded in the future by Crossfiring the graphics card and getting a better CPU. m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 22, 2012 7:12:11 AM I would actually upgrade what you have currently instead. IMO I'd say it would be more worth it to upgrade that instead of buying something completely new. Logisys makes some of the worst components in the world. Also, a P67 motherboard is not the best choice for that build. Go with a B75. I would start by upgrading the power supply and the video card. The Radeon HD7770 and a decent power supply from Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic should do you fine. You can sit with that for awhile, and when you get your hands on more cash, you can build a proper gaming rig. m 0 l Related resources newb new build - Forum Complete newb needs new system build. $1000 - Forum I Require a New Gaming Build - Complete Newb - Forum Newb learning to build new stuff!! - Forum Review for Newb Budget Game Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Connorwarman November 22, 2012 6:26:07 PM Thanks m 0 l Connorwarman November 22, 2012 6:29:58 PM I was thinking about this. It's a little over my budget but I can make do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 22, 2012 7:07:35 PM That's not the build I would go for for $500. Honestly, $500 is not going to give you much more performance over what you already have. I would upgrade the power supply in your current to a nice Corsair or Antec unit, and get a nice graphics card, like the Radeon HD7850. Then when you have the cash to build a nice one, for like $800 or so, you can use the 7850 as well as alot of parts from your current there. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Newb building a budget computer (£500) Forum Help a Newb Build a Budget Home Media Server Forum Newb to system building $1500 budget for gaming rig Please Help! Forum New build, some newb questions. Forum [Solved] New Build - From a Newb Forum New build for a complete newb Forum Looking to build new PC - newb to all this Forum New I7 build Newb Forum Another new build by a newb Forum Another $1000ish New Build -From a Newb!- Forum Lookin' to build a new system... newb Forum Newb question about new build Forum HELP! New gaming/OCer (First build for this newb) Forum Yet another new build by a newb Forum A newb desperate for help on building a new comp! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !