It seems every time i go thru and pick parts to build a new gaming computer, I'm always going over budget. So I'm coming here asking for advice on a gaming computer build with a budget of $800. This budget will take me about 8 to 9 months to save the money if I'm lucky.
I need a good gaming computer within my budget. I do have some requirement for this build ( I think why I keep going over budget)
My Requirements ...
1 > Case needs a powers supply to be put in the bottom instead of up at the top
2 > power supply to meet the demands of the computer probably between 500w - 600w
3 > Motherboard and processor need something that can meet today's gaming requirement and still be able to use for the next 3 to 4 years, but upgradable
3a > cpu cooler - what cooler is a great heatsink & cooler for the processor
4 > Graphic card Nvidia or radeon whichever will give me the best bang to gaming
5 > memory needs to be ddr3's, with this one i had read that windows 7 home edition only recognize 16GB and windows pro recognize 32GB. Is this true?
6 > sound card - nice decent card
7 > HardDrive - at least a 7200 rpm, 1TB. would like to run run raid ( as this would be the first time running a raid and not sure wich to do 0 or 1 or 10 and then how many harddrives is needed minium for each raid setup)
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Hi! I think it would be best that you spare a little more than 80$. Let's say around100-150$ especially with the workload your pc is going to do. A top gaming computer build will really go over the budget you set, most especially for gaming. Why don't you check this site out for comparison of pc hardware prices: http://www.squidoo.com/best-gaming-computer-build
7950 is currently the best card on the market taking into account performance and money. I havent bought this yet but i really want to once im done selling my own current pc. Ive read it can overclock to performance on par or near the gtx 680.
Depending on what games ur playing, if 7950 is too overkill for you, replace it with the 7850 or 7870 and save even more money, and then upgrade ur cpu or get an ssd which now a days, is extremely popular, and ull love playing ur games on it.
I suggested AMD cuz Intel is wayy too expensive, and in the long run when more games utilize 4 cores, that cpu is gonna be pretty nice.
Ofcourse u can get a fx 6300 instead of 4300 for like $10-20 more and overclock, but i prefer not to risk overclocking at all, and plus the stock speed for 4300 is 3.8ghz anyways.