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Making The Cheapest Gaming Computer

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December 27, 2012 9:50:38 PM

Hi :hello: 
I am currently making a pc but the motherboard is a socket 478 MSI PM8M-V so it is pretty old but I still want to use the motherboard I got. I want to know what are the cheapest graphics card there are for gaming, What are the cheapest and the best type of rams, What is the cheapest Micro ATX Case, What is the cheapest processor for gaming (Socket 478)
Thank You

Please tell me the cheapest equipment because I have so many choices and my head is going crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 


I REALLY NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 
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December 27, 2012 9:52:04 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 29, 2012 4:19:13 AM

With a motherboard that old, you really need to build a computer from scratch because all components in there wont be able to handle a great GPU and will bottleneck it.

Something like this will run any game on high-max

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLnz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLnz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLnz/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $709.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 01:18 EST-0500)
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December 29, 2012 4:21:28 AM

If you lack the money, you can always just buy everything apart from the GPU and use the processors graphics until you can afford a GPU. That will cut the cost down to $480
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July 5, 2013 3:22:46 AM

camohanna said:
If you lack the money, you can always just buy everything apart from the GPU and use the processors graphics until you can afford a GPU. That will cut the cost down to $480


That processor has no on-board graphics mate.
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July 5, 2013 4:10:41 AM

What is your budget? This is the absolute cheapest build I would consider:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Xigmatek CCC-AD38BX-U03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $383.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 07:09 EDT-0400)
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