Review my $550 gaming PC Tags: New Build Gaming Battlefield Systems Product Last response: December 12, 2012 8:03 PM in Systems Share johnstevens336 December 12, 2012 4:19:28 AM Can I do any better than this for $550? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s6Ir How will it handle bf3? Thank you very much More about : review 550 gaming manofchalk a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 6:03:50 AM Nice work, thats a fairly good budget build. Only one change I would make. Pay an extra $8 to get 8GB of RAM, as eventually you will want that extra RAM and on that board would require an entirely new kit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Deemo13 a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 6:21:19 AM This is actually a really nice budget build. But I would also second the 8GB of RAM. Related resources Review My FIRST Budget Gaming PC Please :) $ 550 - Forum £ 550 Budget Gaming PC - Forum First time builder, $ 550 gaming PC inspired by Tom's Hardware - Forum First time building a gaming PC (£ 550 - i3 rig) - Forum Need Advice on Gaming PC specs <$ 550 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer reaper2794 December 12, 2012 10:23:18 AM You also really do not need a CD drive groundrat December 12, 2012 10:48:56 AM Plz realize that NZXT cases have (relatively) non standard fan mounts. If you want extra fans, you have to buy them from NZXT for them to fit. Concur with Deemo and Manofchalk on the DDR. envy14tpe a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 11:53:08 AM groundrat said:Plz realize that NZXT cases have (relatively) non standard fan mounts. If you want extra fans, you have to buy them from NZXT for them to fit. Concur with Deemo and Manofchalk on the DDR. Never heard that before, glad to have learned instead of being bitten. I like their cases but if I can't pick any fan I want then I'd have issues with NZXT. Deemo13 a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 4:49:55 PM Non standard? I've fit fans just fine on all of the NZXT cases I've ever had with all 120MM fans. I've worked with the H2, Vulcan, and Phantom 410, and they all had standard fan mounts. nathinu1 December 12, 2012 4:53:22 PM The non standard claim is false. I have that exact same case and the fans work just fine. Only issue is I cannot use one of the side fans because of my after market cooler. Additionally the front fan is a pain (requires plastic pulls since screwing it is basically impossible). Other then that it is 100% fine computer case johnstevens336 December 12, 2012 8:03:39 PM http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbLj Thanks for the feedback. I meant to get 8gb of ram but chose 4gb by accident. Thanks for pointing that out. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Gaming PC @$ 550 Forum $500- 550 Gaming PC Forum $ 550 Core I5 Gaming Pc For Handle All Upcoming games(1024*768 pixel) Forum First Time Builder - $ 550 Budget MMO Gaming PC Forum ~$400- 550 Gaming PC Forum BEST Gaming PC Build $ 550 Forum $ 550 gaming rig including OS Forum Review my build ($1,000 Gaming PC ) Forum Amd based Gaming pc < 500$~ 550 $ your help needed Forum Final Review for My First Build ( Gaming ) Forum Please review my first-time $800 gaming PC build Forum Is this gaming PC okay? Forum Gaming PC Forum ~$500 Gaming PC build Forum First Gaming Pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !