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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Review My FIRST Budget Gaming PC Please :) $550 - Forum Budget gaming PC for £550 ? - Forum Need Advice for Initial Gaming PC Build - $550-650 - Forum £550 Gaming PC Build - Are the parts compatible and how good are they? - Forum Help me build a gaming PC worth $550 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer reaper2794 December 12, 2012 10:23:18 AM You also really do not need a CD drive m 0 l groundrat December 12, 2012 10:48:56 AM Plz realize that NZXT cases have (relatively) non standard fan mounts. If you want extra fans, you have to buy them from NZXT for them to fit. Concur with Deemo and Manofchalk on the DDR. m 0 l envy14tpe a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 11:53:08 AM groundrat said:Plz realize that NZXT cases have (relatively) non standard fan mounts. If you want extra fans, you have to buy them from NZXT for them to fit. Concur with Deemo and Manofchalk on the DDR. Never heard that before, glad to have learned instead of being bitten. I like their cases but if I can't pick any fan I want then I'd have issues with NZXT. m 0 l Deemo13 a b 4 Gaming December 12, 2012 4:49:55 PM Non standard? I've fit fans just fine on all of the NZXT cases I've ever had with all 120MM fans. I've worked with the H2, Vulcan, and Phantom 410, and they all had standard fan mounts. m 0 l nathinu1 December 12, 2012 4:53:22 PM The non standard claim is false. I have that exact same case and the fans work just fine. Only issue is I cannot use one of the side fans because of my after market cooler. Additionally the front fan is a pain (requires plastic pulls since screwing it is basically impossible). Other then that it is 100% fine computer case m 0 l johnstevens336 December 12, 2012 8:03:39 PM http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbLj Thanks for the feedback. I meant to get 8gb of ram but chose 4gb by accident. Thanks for pointing that out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved450-500-550$ Gaming Pc Forum Solved$550 Gaming PC Forum Solved£550-£600 Gaming PC Forum Solved£550 gaming PC build (no graphics card) Forum Solved£550 gaming PC build Forum SolvedExperts inspect noob $550 Build (first gaming pc) Forum Solved1500 gaming PC - Review and suggestions please Forum SolvedAugust 2014 $550 Best Gaming PC Build? Forum Solved$500-550 budget next gen gaming pc Forum SolvedBest for Budget Pre-Built Gaming PC (550-700$) Forum SolvedNeed Gaming/editing pc for 550$ Forum Solved"Future Resistant" Gaming PC Under $3,500. Build Review Request Forum Solved500-550$ budget Gaming PC Forum SolvedGaming PC 500-550 Euros Forum Solved550$ gaming PC build assistance required Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !