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**Budget Gaming PC build for me and my brother!!

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December 2, 2012 9:56:56 PM

So I'm putting together a gaming pc for me and my younger brother. I'm a first time builder, so I'm new to all this. I already have two parts:

Case: Antec One mid-tower
Processor: AMD FX-4170
Also, I have my monitor, keyboard and mouse.

I'm looking for the best bang for my buck when it comes to the rest of it. We don't play super extreme games. To run BF3 would be nice! But for the most part we play a lot of Gmod, Half-Life, and most Valve games. My budget is around $500-$600, but if I can get it lower without losing quality then I'm all ears.

If anybody can tell me some quality parts that would go well with the ones I already listed above, that'd be really good :) 

Thanks guys! ;) 
December 2, 2012 10:28:11 PM

**Also I'm going to have to bump this, we're looking to do it rather quickly because we want to do it bevause I want to order the parts on and build it with my dad before he goes away again!
a b 4 Gaming
December 3, 2012 4:00:24 AM

Well, you can go with a basic AM3+ motherboard.

Since you are playing mostly Valve games, you can go with a Radeon HD7770, which can pretty much max all Valve games.

Then, I would go for a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB. Enough space for more stuff than you would think.

Then, go for a power supply. Since the 7770 does not draw much power, you can get something like the Antec VP-450.

As for a DVD drive, you can pretty much get the cheapest on Newegg. Make sure it is a DVD-RW though. They all work fine.

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December 5, 2012 7:17:38 PM

Okay, so here's my build so far: How does it look!

Case: Antec One
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Graphics card: ASUS Radeon HD 7770
Power Supply: Antec VP-450
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB
Processor: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz

EDIT: If someone could tell me if these parts are compatible and everything too, that'd be much appreciated :ange: 
a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 11:15:27 PM

You picked some pretty good parts there. Looks good to me.
December 5, 2012 11:57:52 PM

Wait, do you have the case and processor already chosen out, or have you already purchased them?
a b 4 Gaming
December 6, 2012 12:23:44 AM

Pingypoker, why does your budget build have a Z68 motherboard on it?
December 6, 2012 10:10:25 AM

Pingypoker, yup! I received the memory, case, and processor as a gift. So I'm just wondering what the next bang for my buck is for the rest of it!
a b 4 Gaming
December 6, 2012 7:45:53 PM

The 7770 is a great card. My GTX460 has equivalent performance to the 7770, and I was able to play all the games I wanted to play on high or better settings.