Solved

First Budget Gaming PC Build

Hey guys, okay so this is going to be my first computer and my first experience on the board (I'm trying to do everything right), I have a $700 MAX budget, but I'd like to be spending around 550/600


Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 99$
MotherBoard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ 75$
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 35$
Graphics Card: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 205$
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 50$
Case: XION XON-180 Meshed Black/Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 35$
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W 70$
Cooling: Do I need any?
DVD Burner: Do I need one? (If I can there's a 7 year old desktop in my basement, can I rip the cd/drive out of that?)

I'm at 580 w/ shipping and 20 instant rebate in the mail

Now that you've seen the build is there anyway to save anymore money? (cheaper case, smaller power supply) and is everything compatible? Is there anything that's around the same price and performs the same/better?

Oh and I pulled all the items off of newegg.com
12 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about first budget gaming build
  1. You could get a 500w psu. There are also cheaper 2gb 7850's. You could get a 500gb hard drive for $15 more, I would consider it.
  2. lt_dan_zsu said:
    You could get a 500w psu. There are also cheaper 2gb 7850's. You could get a 500gb hard drive for $15 more, I would consider it.



    I honestly don't quite understand the difference between those gpu's, would you mind explaining? Any recommendations for a PSU? And I can put up the 15$ and get a larger harddrive.
  3. Check out this page.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662%204017&IsNodeId=1&Description=7850&name=%24100%20-%20%24200&Order=BESTMATCH
    Look at the sapphire, HIS, and gigabyte models. Also look at the powercolor ones, but people don't like them as much.
    This psu looks good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  4. Get a new dvd drive. It will be less than $20. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    get this case. The one you selected has a top mounted PSU and no cable management.
  6. lt_dan_zsu said:
    Check out this page.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662%204017&IsNodeId=1&Description=7850&name=%24100%20-%20%24200&Order=BESTMATCH
    Look at the sapphire, HIS, and gigabyte models. Also look at the powercolor ones, but people don't like them as much.
    This psu looks good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027



    I switched out for the powersupply suggested and moved to 500gig harddrive for 10$ more

    Is this a good gpu?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150641

    And would I actually notice any differences between them? Other then the way they look?
  7. Phenom 965 $99

    Asrock 970 extreme3 $75

    2 x4 gig of RAM 1600 MHz , 1.5 volt $46

    Radeon 7850 $ 165

    WD blue 500 gig hard drive $65

    DVD drive $18

    Antec ONE case $50

    Corsair CX 500 watt psu $50 [ $30 after rebate ]

    $548


    Alternate cases
    HAF 912
    CM 431
    Bitfenix
  8. tiny voices said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    get this case. The one you selected has a top mounted PSU and no cable management.



    Did both of your suggestions, thanks for the input!
  9. They are the same card, one is just more expensive.
  10. Best answer
    If you are fond of AMD, then go for your build, but an i3 will out perform the 965 when it comes to gaming. This is what I suggest. I didn't see any mention of an OS or monitor so I left that out as well.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/341

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $581.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 00:22 EST-0500)
  11. Best answer selected by TheAngryAnchor.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product