Ok, I'm trying to build my first PC to be able to run games like Skyrim, Diablo III, and Final Fantasy 14. I'm trying to do it as cheap as possible.
This one was recommended on this forum
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
There is also this:
GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ ($65)
AMD FX-6100 ($120)
Crucial 4GB (DDR3 1333 Mhz) ($19)
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (2GB) ($110)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB ($65)
Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)
Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ($50)
Thermaltake PurePower 430 Watt ($30)
Total Cost: $477 (USD)
I know this one is about $20 over budget so I'm wondering if there is anything I could substitute to make it a bit cheaper or would I be better off just spending the little extra.
Which one would you recommend or is there anything better that you know of? If there is anything you would substitute in either build let me know because like I said I'm trying to get it as cheap as possible.
I'm in the same boat bro! I need a gaming/movies/music/web browsing set up on a budget. You have to add OS into the list. That would be well over $500. Or I'm going to buy a set up at OfficeMax for $499 with almost the same specs. Tomorrow!
Wow, thanks a lot. I'm going to try and start ordering some of these parts as soon as I can. I'm also wondering if I have a little extra to spend do you think I should go with a stronger GPU? I keep hearing it's one of the most important parts for gaming. Also would it be easy to upgrade all of these parts down the road whenever I run into more cash?