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How does this budget gaming build look? just looking for helpful suggestions

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January 26, 2013 2:22:56 AM

Hello,
I am completely new to this, so bare with me.
I was wondering if I could get some feedback regarding this budget gaming build. Is everything going to be compatible? Does it look like I'm getting the most bang for the ol' buck? Any suggestions would be really appreciated!

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $585.88
January 26, 2013 3:02:17 AM

If you want it under$600 then I'd say you got a decent build.

I recommend the AMD Phenom II 965 or A8-3850. Both are quad core CPUs.

The HAF comes with two 120mm fans. To keep your case cool you should buy one more case fan for the side.
January 26, 2013 4:02:09 AM

envy14tpe said:
If you want it under$600 then I'd say you got a decent build.

I recommend the AMD Phenom II 965 or A8-3850. Both are quad core CPUs.

The HAF comes with two 120mm fans. To keep your case cool you should buy one more case fan for the side.


Actually the Pentium G850 + 7850 is a good combo for under $600. The 965 is a really aging CPU and the APUs aren't really meant for serious gaming.
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January 26, 2013 5:29:31 AM

First of all get the Pentium G860 3.0ghz for like a buck more. A lot of games recommend 3.0ghz these days and like I said it is literally a dollar more!

Also don't get the HAF get the Rosewill Challenger. Same size, same price, but more fans and looks cool.
January 26, 2013 6:14:31 AM

I would replace the cooler master psu with a Corsair CX500 $40 at newegg after $20 mir. the Corsair is a much better unit and a decent psu is very important. The HAF 912 has much better wire management than the Rosewill making for a neater build and better air flow. Haf also has more fan mounting option if needed. HAF is also better made.
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