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[New Build] On a Budget and a newb

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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