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Question: Budget Gaming PC specs, What games could it run

Hard Drive Capacity: 1TB Model: Savage8
Operating System: Windows
MPN: SAV8 1017 B-KMMH Monitor Keyboard Mouse Headset
Operating System Edition: Windows 7
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Processor Type: AMD A-Series 7650K
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 Series Processor Speed: 4.2GHz Overclocked
Processor Cores: Quad Core Memory: 8GB
Memory Speed: 1600MHz

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Can I just clarify that that's an AMD 7650K APU, with 8GB RAM?

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we bought what we thought was a decent pc for our son but as it has integrated graphics he can't play any of his newer games on it and it isn't upgradeable! Apart from that, the system is great - so super early pressie for me!However, this means that he's left without a pc. I want to get him a replacement, but obviously my budget is ridiculously stretched. Is it possible to find a machine that can play current games and cost 600 or less?PLEASE say it's possible..... any suggestions at all?

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What do you mean by "it isn't upgradeable"?If it is a new machine I find it hard to believe that it doesn't have and AGP or PCI-E expansion slot for dedicated graphics! What manufacture/model is it?

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preferably a creditable site as I obviously don't want to spend a load of money on nothing.I will spent up to 750 (obviously the less I spend the better) and I want it to be able to play the best games well for a few years.So, I'll want a good processor (quad core preferably), an absolute beast of a graphics card and preferably quite a big HDD. If you need anymore information, just ask and I'll get back to you.

Answer:Best prebuild for my budget and specs...

Hi faroeIs this just a Base Unit? What OS if any? AMD or Intel processor?

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Hello, I will soon be purchasing a new PC and could use some advice regarding a few options that I don't understand.

My basic criteria: a. I want to be able to play World of Warcraft WotLK (with 2-3 add ons, and - perhaps - Firefox open) with minimal lag issues. Rich graphics and sound would be nice, but I'm much more concerned with quick response time. b. I am on a pretty tight budget, and would like to spend less than $500.

The Dell online store allows me to build an Inspiron 530, beginning at $279. I've gone through several configurations that have landed me at around $500 (I'd love to come in under that mark, if you think that most of the available upgrades are superfluous) but I don't have the knowledge to weigh one upgrade option against another. Examples:

1. The "free" processor with this system is an Intel Celeron 450. At 2.2 GHz, this puts me well above the required 1.3GHz for the game. Still, I suspect that this is one category where an upgrade would be worth the investment, since (correct me if I'm wrong) memory and a graphics card are easier to upgrade than a processor, should I want to improve this system a year from now. But I don't understand the choices: "Dual-core" processors E2200 and E2220, for 1MB L2, and 2.2/2.4 GHz, for +$60/+$80, respectively. Or "Core2 Duo" and "Core2 Quad" for 3MB/8MB, and +$140/+$190, respectively.
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Answer:Solved: Need Advice on specs for a budget PC

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card,
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

Answer:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


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Question: Budget gaming

Hi All.
I am looking at replacing a few components from my current desktop as the motherboard is shot and to be honest it has needed an update for some time.

Currently my spec is:

AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6ghz
MSI MS7374
Crucial DDR2 4096mb
Nvidia GeForce GTS250
800w PSUClick to expand...

I was looking to change out the board, processor and RAM and keep the graphics card/psu.
I had a couple of options as the budget is very limited post christmas. These were the options I had in mind:

CPU - AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz AM3+
Mainboard - Gigabyte M68MT-S2P Motherboard
Memory - 8gb Patriot DDR3 1333 (2x4gb)
Cost - 163.99 inc VATClick to expand...


CPU - Intel i3-3220 3.10GHz S1155 3MB Processor (BX80637I33220)
Mainboard - Asus P8H61-MX/USB3 Intel Motherboard
Memory - Patriot Memory 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Viper 3 Black Mamba DIMM CL9 (PV34G160C9)
Cost - 149.98 inc VATClick to expand...

OR (the Ultra Budget)

CPU - Intel Dual Core G860 3.0GHz
Mainboard - Gigabyte H61MA-D2V
Memory - Corsair Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 Low Profile
Cost - 120.38Click to expand...

In terms of the type of games I play its mostly MMOs (The Secret World, Warcraft, Star Trek Online) and Football Manager although from time to time I find myself playing console ports like Saints Row etc but I have a PS3 for most of them.

So any advice on what to go for would be very much appreciated.
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Answer:Budget gaming


I think personally I would go with your first option parts. Does your current gfx card play those types of games ok though?

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Question: Gaming on a budget

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I'm currently shopping around and looking to build myself a mid-lvl gaming system. I am really only concerned with whether or not it will run Counter Strike: Source at 70 fps+, and run starcraft 2 smoothly.

My best friend just got back from Iraq and dropped almost $5000 on a new PC. I challenged that I could build a gaming PC for under $500 that could still run CS:S like glass and play most any new games on the market.

This is my build idea thus far. Your help and suggestions will be priceless to me, seeing as this is my first attempt at custom building a pc.

Intel BOXDG41TY LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK

power supply
hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

graphics card
EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

graphics card cooling fan
Titan EC-TTC-SC-03 PCI Slot VGA Card Cooling Fan

Now all of these can be easily searched for and read about on (where I'll be ordering from).

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Answer:Gaming on a budget

Getting 70FPS woukld be easily possible with most hardware nowadays with Counter strike source, your problem getting it is possible LAG, you can get FPS lag & connection LAG.

I would steer away from the 9500 GPU it's way too budget, go for a 9600GT at least, I had the Zotac 9600GT 512MB AMP edition & it was pretty good.

Here it is:

And I would change the PSU to a stronger one, with this one you will be able to keep it much longer:

Your old HDD looks fine, if it's in good condition. As for the DVD drive as long as it works :-D


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Question: Budget Gaming PC

Sub $500 build

I would like to share a build I am planning to get very soon
and you might wanna make it as a reference on your
upcoming purchase. Got these prices from newegg so
if you'll ask how much it would be on your country,
it would costs somewhere near these prices.

Cooler Master Elite 110 = $39
* One of the most cheapest ITX casing out there. Unlike Lian-Li's
and Silverstone's, you could fit a standard sized PSU in it.

Corsair CX 430 430W = $39
*430w of power is more than enough for this entire build

Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D = $69
*Cheap and has most of the features those famous brands currently has.
For this small platform, it has a good built-in audio.

Intel Pentium G3258 3.2 Ghz LGA 1150 = $69
*At $70 you get a special edition CPU from Intel. An unlocked
CPU that overclocks well with the Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D.

G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB X 2 DDR3 1600mhz = $79
*G.sKill sports a cheap and a kickass design on their
rams. 8Gb with a 1600mhz speed is good enough to play current released games.

Zotac GTX 750Ti 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 = $139
*Sports the new Maxwell architecture. A card so powerful to handle
games like Battlefield 4, Titanfall, COD Ghosts etc. that peaks at
insanely low 75 watts.

Western Digital WD Blue 1TB SATA = $59
1Tb is I think a pretty good enough capacity for this build.

Total = $493
(monitor excluded)

A budget gaming PC that can handle latest games @ full HD.
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Hello all, I hope everyone's doing well..

I am slowly teaching myself hardware, because I want to get a gaming computer for obviously gaming, but also video editing and software development. I figure whatever can handle games well, could also handle video editing fairly well.

I need your help in deciding what I should buy, as I am building my PC from scratch (least expensive way).

What I have so far... (last updated 3/15 9:42 am)
MOBO: - $129.99
CPU: - $219.99
RAM: - $41.99
GPU: - $244.99
HDD: - $129.99
PSU: - $89.99 (changed from Builder to Gaming; +$20)
Case: - $49.99
Extra Fan: - $11.99
Disc Reader/Burner: - $20.99 (changed to Asus from LG; +$4)

Subtotal: $939.91Click to expand...

What should be changed if not everything?


Run Battlefield 3 around High (as I know Ultra requires an expensive GPU) with AA.
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I am going to use this for gaming.
budget is 550$
located in USA
yes willing to buy online specifically newegg.
Im not sure of any parts i can use off my old rig.
Do not need mouse or keyboard. Maybe speakers.
Haven't bought any parts yet.
no os on me.
I don't know if ill need any cooling.

I need a rig that has everything i need for decent gaming including graphics card for under 550$.

Answer:Need a budget gaming pc

Hello Tech,
try this configuration, leaves you room for speakers,optical, etc

good for performance at 1680x1050 on high for most games

If you really need to start shaving the cost down because of peripherals, a few suggestions:
go with the 7750 or 7850 BE and OC it. (will need a different Motherboard i believe)
two, if you have a little faith the 4830 is different in two ways from the 4850 it has 4-shader clusters for 640 total, and 8 less texture units (32). the major vendors of ati cards (in order to get a competitive advantage) have turned on the 5th shader cluster, and the 8 texture units to make them effectively 4850's. and can be had for $89.00. i would also recommend the 4770, if a guy could find one.

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Hey everyone. After a lot of searching, I came across this forum / website. I am not knowledgeable with anything technical, other than the video settings in my games, so I really don't know what to choose when I build my gaming macine. It's all so mind boggling with all the choices I have at my disposal. My budget for NOW is 500 dollars.I plan on upgrading the machine as I get paychecks, but for now I just want at the very least, I want to be able to play World of Warcraft on max settings. Right now I'm sharing a computer with a sibling and it gets tiresome with all the whining.My problem lies in the fact that I have no idea what is a good deal and what is not, what is better than another, and so on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:BUDGET Gaming Rig Help?

So I am assuming you want to buy a new gaming pc that fits in your $500 budget so that you cab have a computer to yourself and stop the whining from your sibling?It would be good to build your own rig by yourself but I'll give you a preconfigured suggestion first off to get you looking. Check out this pc here, it's a bit over your $500 if you have only exactly that much but it's not that much over and pc is decent and there's customer reviews so you can see what other people think before you buy:

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I just built a new gaming rig, and plan on redesignating my older machine as a home server.

The rig I just built contains:

Athlon II X3 440 (Rana)
MSI 870A-G54 Military Class mainboard
OCZ Fatality 550w psu
Zalman CNPS9900 NT cpu cooler
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM
1x 800GB WD Caviar Green
and is all wrapped up in a CoolerMaster Cosmos S

The MSI Mainboard has an "EZ Overclocking" Console that allows me to underclock it for better cooling, or Overclock it up to 7% (with the preset settings). I can also manually overclock it, though while I would like to believe I am advanced enough to do this without damaging my system, I simply am not.

I am also aware that the 440 Rana may have an unlockable 4th core, though I have been unsuccessful in all my attempts to unlock it. I haven't tried changing voltages to the cores to try stabilizing the processor as of yet.

My question is- Has anyone built a system with this MB/CPU combination, and if so, is there anyone that has been successful in unlocking the 4th core? How did you do it? Would you be willing to post voltages, clock speeds, etc?

This is the first machine I have attempted to overclock, so if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it.

(I didn't include a graphics card in the specs because I haven't purchased one yet. I'm currently using an old Nvidia 9600gso as a stand-in)

Answer:New budget gaming rig

There's a reason the 4th core is locked, it was tested and concluded defective after production. Don't cause yourself more problems than solutions.

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Question: Budget gaming PC

Okay, so I'm interested in putting together a PC for gaming. So, I've asked around a couple of forums, and I seemed to be getting a lot of mixed messages. Some say I can put together something for around my budget (around $600 or so), others suggest otherwise. I don't know who to listen to, but I obviously hope the former is correct. And I think they are. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but I mean, I'm fine not being able to play EVERY game, just being able to play SOME is fine with me.

Now, I should mention that I'm not completely comfortable building from scratch. I am however interesting in purchasing a BareBones kit, which if I understand correctly, includes most of the parts pre-installed, and working from there. I saw one containing the case, motherboard, power supply, processor, RAM, and hard drive. So I'd imagine I just need a graphics card, operating system, cooling fan, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and... I don't know, is there anything else I'd need?

Anyway, here's the link to the one I was looking at: L

Now, again, I know very little about these things. I'm not especially tech saavy, but that seems decent, and it's only $250. It's got 512MB of RAM, what I think is a good processor (isn't it?), it supports PCI-e cards, so I figure if I got another 512MB of RAM, a good graphics card, X... Read more

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Hi, I need a $700 budget gaming PC that can run World of Warcraft on ultra/high settings with a high/considerable frame rate. I don't really want to build it, since I'm only 14 and pretty inexperienced with fitting all the hardware into the case. Also, the website needs to be able to ship to Australia internationally with a preferably small postage (if possible). I'm not looking for anything that's able to run Crysis on high settings, just a simple game like World of Warcraft. I've seen some pretty mediocre gaming rigs that can handle WoW on high/ultra settings with a good frame rate, so I think $700 should be enough (as long as you pick the right hardware). Here are some of my options: - I want to upgrade the RAM, which is available in the seller's description, and get a good gaming video card ($100-150, and maybe $200 if necessary), which is going to be from another source, and maybe even a HDD upgrade. Given the details in the seller's description, can upgrades of these sorts be applied? I'm not exactly certain. I'd also like to mention that the operating system, monitor, keyboard and mouse are all covered already (not inside my budget). - This is my second option. I'd like to upgrade to 4 GB of total RAM (available in the seller's description)... Read more

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I'm preparing to switch over from console to PC, but I'm quite new to the individual parts and which brands are good or not. I had a friend build the parts of the computer for me, but I need it to be about 75$ to 100$ cheaper than it currently is. would be used almost entirely for gaming, with the occasional Youtube video here and there. I'd also prefer a Windows 10 OS if possible. I also really like the case, and I'd love if it went with either a full red/black or a blue/black color set. Peripherals not needed.

Answer:Gaming PC With a Budget Help?

What is the most complex game you plan to run on this? If you plan to play the game Witcher 3 for example this system just meets the recommended requirements for the CPU even with 8 cores.One area to save some money would be if you could get by with 4 or 6 core AMD instead on an 8-core AMD. You could shave off almost $100 if you were able to get by with a 4 core ( quadcore ). It all depends on what your going to run for games.  As far as occasional youtube video, I am able to play Youtube through a 13 year old Pentium 4  2Ghz with 1GB 266Mhz DDR RAM, with Geforce 6200 256mb video card for example so Youtube is very very lightweight and only a very very low end modern system would struggle with it if it had too weak of a APU or GPU.

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Question: Budget Gaming PC

Hi all,I know this subject has been done to death but i'm looking for a Gaming PC that will play all the latest games. I'm not really in the position to build my own as i have never done this before and i'm worried i might mess it up.I'm looking for ideas on a good spec for around 500 - 600 as i also have to buy a monitor on top. I am currently looking at the Samsung SM-245B Plus on Overclockers. Is 5ms good or should i be looking at something lower? What effect does this have on gaming?click hereIf i did build my own pc I understand that you can get mobo bundles from Nova Tech. Does these come all ready assembled or do you still need to assemble them? This is the bit that worries me the most if i did go down this route.In terms of websites i have been told Cyperpower or Mesh Computers do good gaming PC's.Thanks in advance

Answer:Budget Gaming PC

Sorry just to addI was looking at something similar to this spec click hereThis obviously takes me over my budget & there is no monitor.

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First, you have to give us some important information, stated as follows:

What are you going to use the PC for?
Gaming, Gameplay Recording [Playclaw], Programming, Video/Picture Editing

How much is your budget?
1,000 USD

Are you willing to buy online?

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
Monitor + Headset + Keyboard

Have you already bought any parts?

Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
Yes, Windows 7 Professional

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
It depends on if I decide to OC my CPU (assume yes for CPU)

Answer:Gaming rig $1,000 budget

What's wrong with the PC listed in your specs?

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Hi. I'm considering building / buying a gaming PC and am looking for something below the 500 mark (desperate i know). I found a pretty interesting system the other day but would be curious to others opinions as it seems very cheap.- Am i missing something? Is it an ok system for modern games?- Where could i spend an extra 100 pounds or so?Thanks. This is the system.... MotherboardAsus P5VD2-X LGA775, PCI-E, DDR2, SATA2, 5.1Snd, GBLan, ATX 51.07 ProcessorIntel Pentium D 935 3.2Ghz Dual Core LGA Processor -Retail- 51.25 Memory Slot 11024Mb DDR2 533Mhz Memory Module 18.31 Memory Slot 21024Mb DDR2 533Mhz Memory Module 18.31 Graphics Card(s)256Mb nVidia GeForce 7900GS PCI-Express VGA Card 67.87 Optical Device 1NEC AD5170A-0B 18X+/-DVD-R Dual Layer Dvd Writer- Black 15.95 SATA Device 1250Gb Maxtor DiamondMax21 SATAI/II 8Mb Cache Hard Drive 30.25 CaseX-Blade Black ATX Case with 450W PSU, Side Window 24.95 Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Vista 32bit - Home Premium Edition - oem 57.95 406.27 inc VAT

Answer:Budget Gaming PC

i find games and vista dont go together at all at the moment, i now have 2 set ups 1 with vista and one with xp pro and this is the one i use for games, even lotro and supreme commander which are very recent games perform very poorly with vista, on a very high spec pc.however if you go with vista, as im sure we shall all have to do, maybe look at a dx 10 ready card (a g80 for gaming) or see what ati release, and if you're looking to clock it, as the cpu will possible not supply the gpu fast enough i would get faster ram (800mhz)obviously this would mean a bigger never ends! just depends how far you want to go. with xp that would be a great setup, not too sure with vista though.

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Question: Budget gaming PCs

Hi, I'm Mason and I am building a PC for about $800 with a monitor and I want to know if there are any components that you would recommend.

here is my build on PC

Answer:Budget gaming PCs

If you're wanting to use this for gaming, throughput will definitely be important to you. In that respect, you'd want to install the games on the SSD and the one you've picked out just won't cut it. Windows 10x64 alone will account for about 11GB of space on the SSD, and then there are all the other applications you may want to install. This is before you even get around to installing games, which oftentimes will consume several GBs of space per game.

However, that is not to say you can't use the SSD for your OS and general apps, and then use the 1TB drive for installing your games. They just won't load as fast, and I just wanted to point this out to try and help you make an informed choice.

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Question: Budget PC gaming

Hi I'm new to the forum and I'd like some help please. I just bought a budget PC and would like to know where to look to upgrade it or if that was even possible.

Its an eMachines E4082 desktop running XP.

Intel Pentium D 820 (Each at 2.80ghz)
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with available PCI Express slot (Pretty sure this is an onboard card)

Basically what I would like to find out is if I can upgrade this machine and the best places to look. How do I find out if graphics cards will be compatible? Will any DDR2 RAM work with it? Really am a newbie with PC's when it comes to the hardware side but I would like to play a few older PC games on the machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Budget PC gaming

Welcome to Tech Spot and please read through this.

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Hey guys I need your advice on a Good Spec motherboard and CPU that is fairly cheap.I?m open to AMD and P4 boards they can be Sli compatible, the budget for the board should be around 200. As I am trying to see how cheap I can do a good gaming PC for.Any other suggestions welcome If you know of a good graphics card as well please put that here.

Answer:Gaming PC on a Budget

asus p5kc ip35 77 you can use ddr2 or ddr3 on this board so you can change to ddr3 when it becomes affordable, plus it will take future cpu's when they come out. cpu, quad q6600 go 165 this has the go stepping and can overclock to 4g with good cooling. one good graphics card is better than two medium and you don't have to get rid of two when they are outdated.

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Question: Budget Gaming PC

Hi hope you can help me, I'm thinking of building a budget gaming pc, but not sure which parts would be best, I will have a budget of around 500-600.The computer will also be used for the internet, video editing and some photoshop work as well as gaming. Many thanks

Answer:Budget Gaming PC

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This is my first time building a computer, and I'm trying to build a budget gaming computer for about $400- $450. I don't play super intense games, but I do play Spore and Sims and edit videos and use Photoshop, so the graphics quality is important. This is the build I'm looking at right now:

CPU: AMD Athlon II 453
video card: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
power supply: Thermaltake 500W PSU
RAM: 2GB DDR3 1600
hard drive: Seagate 500GB

I plan on reusing the DVD +-RW/ CD-ROM drive from my old computer, if that'll work, and using my old hard drive as the slave drive. The OS will be Windows 7.

Will this configuration work, and do you have any suggestions or improvements for it? Thanks!

Answer:budget gaming pc around $400

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Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new pc for gaming but my bdget is only going to be around 800-900. The pc I have is a little out dated and I am needing something that can handle new games and will do so for a few years. I have looked at Dell and HP but the ones I am intersted in seem to be over 1000 which I cannot afford. I was looking at getting an Nvidia g.force gtx460 and an intel i7. If anyone can help I'd be greatful :)

Answer:Help with a gaming pc for budget £800-£900

PCA member dnb1987 recently purchased a gaming PC for just under 900 - see click here. You can ask him for more details in that thread.Btw, does your budget include or exclude a monitor? G

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

Answer:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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My son recently approached me to ask what could be done to alleviate his online gaming performance issues. He's recently gotten back into EverQuest and his 4-yr old PC isn't quite cutting it. If upgrading his existing system is not feasible he'd like a new system.

Let's start with his existing system a 4-yr old Gateway with a 1.3GHz Pentium and 758MB of PC800 RAMBUS memory. His video card is a GeForce FX5200 AGP w/128MB of RAM. Considering the age of the system board I would guess that we'd be lucky if the AGP support tops out at 4X.

Now that you've stopped laughing maybe you'd be willing to offer some constructive advice ...

I don't know if an additional 256MB of system RAM and a better video card is going to buy a significant improvement in gaming performance. I don't have the expertise in that area which is why I'm tapping you guys. I also hate to throw a lot of money at components that either won't migrate to a new system or that I can't use somewhere else when I get around to replacing the entire system.

I thought about a new barebones system but my budget is limited to say $600 to $700, $800 max. I know I can't buy too much for that amount of coin so I was hoping to come up with a lower-end gaming solution that would alleviate my son's current performance woes for another year or two while giving him decent upgrade flexibility down the road.

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Answer:Gaming PC on a VERY limited budget

Yup I'd do that, up the mobo, cpu and ram and keep the video card until later. It's still a 128mb card so will support latest games, just not to an amazing performance.
A 3400+ Athlon 64 processor would do nicely (I'm running a 3200+ and it performs amazingly well), any Asus, Abit or Gigabyte motherboard in my opinion, and at least 512mb ram, preferabley a gig if it's for gaming.

Hope that's a bit of help

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My motherboard broke so going to buy a new one. Fancier one like this. I have a amd 840t and was thinking of upgradeing just a little so my gtx 770 wont be bottlenecked. Was thinking AMD FX 6300. Will that be a big enough jump to not bottleneck my 770? I got 1333mhz ram and am open to a decent motherboard and cpu recommendations even intel if its around 200 dollar price range. Any advice will help me a lot. Theres so many motherboards from different manufactuers which i hears some manufactuers have digital signals instead of analog? Or chipsets that are better built and have surge protection. Its all very hard to compare. I was thinkiing of going to a 1150 socket since i hear i5 will just be the best bet for gaming. But there all the compareing to do with that socket and makeing sure my 1333mhz ram works with it. Im just overwhelmed. Any advice?

Answer:AM3+ upgrade for budget gaming?

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Question: Budget Gaming Card

Hey guys. Anyone who's seen my other thread can guess whats coming (if you didnt get it from Budget Gaming Card ) Anyhow, I'm building myself virtually a new system, and have ~75 (~$135) to spend on a graphics card. I'm hoping to play the likes of Half Life 2 at a good level (who isnt?) and was hoping someone in here might know which card I should buy. If possible (really pushing it now), I'd like the card to last a couple of years, cos being a student I don't know when I'll be able to afford another upgrade. Also, I'm in the UK, so newegg and zipflyzoom are out of the question, but I'm gunna order a bunch of stuff off Novatechs' website, cos they're the cheapest I could find, with a frankly brilliant reputation.

My build will hopefully look something like this:
CPU: 76.36
AMD Athlon 64 3000 Venice Core 512k 90nm Socket 939Pin
RAM: 31.73
400MHz 184Pin 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM DIMM 2.5V 3.2Gb/Sec
MoBo: 57.28
Foxconn nForce4 Socket 939 PCI-E Dual DDR400 5.1Sound GB LAN SATA Raid, ATA
What does Micro ATX mean btw?
PSU*: 14.10
400W ATX Is apparently quite noisy, but I'm not too worried about getting a silent rig.
OS: 65.93
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Answer:Budget Gaming Card


Hey thats a pretty good system...But i'd recommand you get a atleast 1 gig ram and as far as a good video card is concerned you can either get a Geforce 6600 GT but if your willing to spend a Few extra bucks not much though you can get a Geforce 6800 128 mb ( plays bf2, doom 3, and hl2 on high settings on my computer....But if you have a 1 gig ram )which is a really good card and they are pretty cheap aswell.. OR if you want any ATI video cards and you have a PCI-e i'd go for the Radeon X800 pro or X800 XL but i think those are really expensive as compared to the budget you stated so i would go with the Radeon X700 XT ....

well the conclusion....I'd go with the Geforce 6800 (Vanilla) ..its much better than Geforce 6600 GT

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I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:

Video Card
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Power Supply
(Sound Card?)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:AMD Budget Gaming Build

You've already posted this:

Closing duplicate thread.

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hi i would like to get into pc gaming
have a budget of £350
not sure what parts to get i want a pc that can be over clocked and upgraded in the future
want to play games like battlefield 4
would this build be possibe?
can you make me a parts list thank you?
any help is appreciated

Answer:building budget gaming pc help

I'm sorry to say but, for a good Battlefield 4 experience, you'll need to spend more than £350. The graphics card needed for good game play will cost you around £150 - and that's before you've bought case, motherboard, memory, disk drives, power supply, operating system, screen, keyboard, mouse and so on. Had you thought of buying secondhand from e.g. eBay?

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I'd like to update my desktop PC for gaming, but I don't know much about system specs. My maximum budget is 500 USD/300 GBP including shipping/transport, etc. I live in the UK (London, England), so if possible I'd like to buy from UK sites/stores in order to avoid shipping costs.

Current system:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz (4 CPUs)
DirectX 11
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Unfortunately it's a Dell (I was stupid computer-wise some years ago), so I supppose I won't be able to overclock.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:Updating my PC for gaming, budget: 500 USD

Hi and welcome to TSG.

There are quite a few UK users on here, so rather than converting the USD budget can you give an actual GBP budget?

What level of gaming are we talking about here, are you wanting to play the latest games?

Graphics card update is the most obvious choice, however that will likely also require a PSU upgrade also. With it being a Dell (or any other brand made machine) the available physical space inside the case could also be a problem.

To get some ideas here are a couple of decent UK sites that I use fairly regularly:

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I'm designing a desktop for gaming and online gaming with a strict budget and limited hardwares to choose from.

currently i have these items:

cpu: athlon AM2 X2 7750+
motherboard: ASUS M2N68-AM
graphic card: SAPPHIRE HD3650
hard disk drive: SEAGATE 16M ST2 320G
memory: KINGSTON PC800 D2 2GB
monitor: ASUS 19?VW193T
power supply: GIGABYTE SUPERB 460W
thermal solution: COOLER MASTER HYPER TX2
speaker: LOGITECH S 100 / 2 PIECE
keyboard + mouse: LOGITECH G1 DEKSTOP GAMING

are these items compatible with each other and suitable for gaming? and is it necessary for the extra cpu cooler?

Answer:Building a budget PC for gaming

Replace the vga, and the cpu(maybe), more ram. you should be fine then.

psu antec continuous power 650watt psu

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I'm looking to buy my first gaming PC. When it comes to specs I know pretty much nothing so I have no clue whats good and what isn't.
I have a budget between £700 - £800 and looking for the PC to come with everything it needs to run (eg. monitor, software, cables etc...).
The games I play tend to be city builders like Simcity & Cities Skyline. Along with games such as Assassins Creed, Modded Minecraft and Battlefield.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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I was looking for a monitor that I will be using for gaming and came across the (Samsung LS24D590) The Samsung LT22C350 was wondering which one is better but also if there was another monitor in the same price range that better than both of them(Preferably a Samsung)Thanks in Advance

Answer:Budget Gaming Monitor Help

BTW if there is one with speakers included that would be so much better 

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Hello, I want to build my first gaming pc on a budget. My budget is 650-700euro.These are the parts that I've chosen:CPU: Intel i5-4590CPU cooler: Cooler Master 212evoGPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW 2gb MOBO: ASUS h97M-ECase: Cooler Master HAF 912 AdvancedRAM: Crucial 8GB (2x4gb) Ballistix SportHDD: 1TB Seagate BarracudaPSU: XFX PRO550W Core EditionTotal price (here in Belgium) is 720euro.Can I play BF4 or Watch Dogs on high quality?Will the components work together?Is there a part that I can change with a cheaper one?Thanks!

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I'm building a gaming rig for my friend's bro, and he's looking to spend about 500$, including the OS, and he already has a keyboard, monitor and speakers. He will be using it for mostly gaming, but he also uses high end beat making software a lot.

I was thinking something like this:


Video Card

really any 4 gig set would work. I'm not really sure which brands are the best though.

Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is enough, but I think I've seen Rage recommend this for a build with a 4850.


I have no idea. Doesn't have to be flashy, just functional.


Answer:Budget Gaming Build

I would recommend this build instead:

Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 AMD 740G uATX Motherboard - Retail - $52.99 + free shipping
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Kuma 2.8GHz Black Edition CPU - Retail - $60.00 + free shipping
G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz Dual-Channel Kit - Retail - $46.99 + free shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Graphics Card - Retail - $93.24 + free shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM - $56.99 + free shipping
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W PSU with Active PFC - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after $10 rebate) + free shipping
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $39.99 + free shipping
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - OEM - $99.99 + free shipping
Grand Total = $500 approximately. Everything ships free.

If your friend can stretch their budget a bit, I recommend this card instead of the HD 4830.

Also, look at this page to see if and how your friend can get their copy of the Windows 7 equivalent of Vista Home Premium, for only the cost of S&H ($9.99). I'm not sure whether or not that particular version of Vista is eligible, but if it is, then your friend's in luck.

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Hey guys, was just browsing ebay looking at pc components and saw how cheap some are getting, if i am not mistaken it is possible to make a decent, overclocked gaming system for around 150-300

Here is one of my possible setups

AMD Sempron 140 2.70GHz
Asus M4N68T-M LE NForce 630a
2-4GB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz
WD 500GB Sata
Some type of akasa 600watt ish PSU
Decent 30 gaming case from ebay
Any ideas on budget graphics cards? was thinking GTX 260 or maybe less
oh and dvd drives are dirt cheap now as i believe

This is just a random idea, cause i know a few people looking to buy gaming pc's, was wondering if it would be worth while building them to sell on for a small profit? even if i bought parts in bulk or job lots etc

Any thoughts, ideas, comments or opinions, post please, constructive only please, no flaming

Answer:Budget Gaming PC's To Sell?

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Alright. I decided that I want to build a gaming computer. Something about building one myself will give me more satisfaction than just buying one as I'm sure most of you agree. My question is, whats a good Intel processor that I should consider getting. I'm consider getting a XFX nForce 680i SLI Motherboard along with a XFX GeForce 8800 GTS Extreme Video Card. Haven't decided on the RAM and what not. I can't afford the new Intel Extremes. Looking to spend maybe $200, possibly $300 but thats a last resort. Any suggestions?

Answer:Budget gaming cpu advice

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I am looking for a laptop under 400 capable of running games fairly well. I would like Windows 10, 8GB RAM, a reasonable amount of storage and a 12"+ screen. I would also like it to be new. Any suggestions appreciated thanks.

Answer:Looking for a budget gaming laptop

In USD, that's roughly $520.76. For that price, you won't be enjoying any games at 60FPS in 1080p. The lowest price for a decent gaming laptop would be this one from Dell for about 614.51.

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Hi all, Greetings from India. First of all, I am a complete noob when is comes to PC. Been a console player for life. I have zero knowledge about PC parts. So I am planning to invest in a PC for 50000 INR which is roughly 750 USD. A friend of mine advised to check things on PCPP. But there is difference in the price range. So if some product shows as 40$ there ( 2616 INR) I get to buy the same product in 5400INR ( 82.5 $). And vice versa. So this is limiting my next to none brain capacity in building to built anything. Keeping in mind that this is a budget PC, I would still like to upgrade the system in 6 months or so to a better CPU like i5 7th gen or so and GPU. And I'll be running a Windows 10 64bit home. intel is preferred but with the budget I wouldn't mind AMD build as well.. So looking forward for some help. Will be highly appreciated. Regards

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I decided to spend my money on another computer, but I am low on money so I decided I was going to make a budget computer. I want it to be able to play most games, now I don't mind if the graphics have to be set to medium because most games I play I don't see that much of a difference between the setting of medium and high. Now my budget is 275 - 300 US dollars. That is for the case, motherboard, cpu/fan, power supply, memory, graphics card, cd drive, hard drive, floppy drive, all including shipping. I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor so I don't have to buy them. I also have an operating system cd. I don't want a barebone because those are to easy, I want to put the parts in myself. Here is my pick of what I was planning to get. Case Motherboard Cpu Cpu fan memory graphics card Cd drive hard drive floppy drive networ... Read more

Answer:Budget Gaming Computer

what kind of games are you playing, thats not gonna et u play HL2 or Doom3

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Hi all, Greetings from India. First of all, I am a complete noob when is comes to PC. Been a console player for life. I have zero knowledge about PC parts. So I am planning to invest in a PC for 50000 INR which is roughly 750 USD. A friend of mine advised to check things on PCPP. But there is difference in the price range. So if some product shows as 40$ there ( 2616 INR) I get to buy the same product in 5400INR ( 82.5 $). And vice versa. So this is limiting my next to none brain capacity in building to built anything. Keeping in mind that this is a budget PC, I would still like to upgrade the system in 6 months or so to a better CPU like i5 7th gen or so and GPU. And I'll be running a Windows 10 64bit home. intel is preferred but with the budget I wouldn't mind AMD build as well.. So looking forward for some help. Will be highly appreciated. Regards

Answer:Help in Building a budget gaming PC.

What games do you plan to run and what kind of performance do you expect to get in frames per second and at what resolution?If your planning on upgrading the CPU in say 6 months then I am thinking if going with a Intel build, you could start with a newer i3 and later go with a i5 or i7. Thing is that if the money is going to be available 6 months from now... if there is no immediate need for a PC, you could take money you have now and keep it in the bank, and then in 6 months build a system with the CPU that you want without being wasteful with money.If you built it now and in 6 months you upgrade the CPU for a better CPU you might be able to sell the first weaker CPU to get some money back, but your still going to take a loss in the difference between what you bought the CPU at and what you sell it for used.If you were planning on getting by and then say 2 years from now an upgrade then you would get your moneys worth out of the first CPU before the upgrade and it wouldnt be as wasteful in money is how I feel if it was my build.I have built entry level gaming systems before using weak CPU's teamed with a good video card to later upgrade the CPU when money allowed. In some cases I found that the CPU that I bought off of ebay as a cheap CPU to get by on a new build until able to afford a better CPU came along that that cheap CPU I bought actually is plenty of processing power for what i do. An example of this is in a build where I needed a CPU to stuff into it until i cou... Read more

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Hey, I'm trying to build a pc and I think I've got it but I would like to know everyone's input, if it's all compatible, if it can run 2017 games etc. here it is
<a href="">PCPartPicker part list</a> / <a href="">Price breakdown by merchant</a>
<table class="pcpp-part-list">
<td class="pcpp-part-list-type">CPU</td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-item"><a href="">AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor</a></td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-price">
<a href="">$128.48 @ OutletPC</a>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-type">Motherboard</td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-item"><a href="">ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard</a></td>
<td class="pcpp-part-list-price">
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I don't care so much where you get it, im interested in a laptop that's reliable, and has atleast a good enough video card/ram combo to play WoW, Eq2 etc. Doesn't have to be amazing, but playable at a modest setting would be excellent.

Im thinking 256mb or more dedicated memory video card, and 1.5GB-3GB ram. Screen isn't really an issue but the better resoultion the better.

Anyone got any ideas?,,, newegg, craigslist? Any specific brands that good bang for your buck as far as gaming?

Really, im not looking for anything impressive. I know I can't get that for $400. But looking myself in craigslist, Ive found a couple HP laptops with video cards with dedicated memory around my price range. So, does anyone have any ideas of types of laptops that are good for dedicated memory video cards for around $400?

Answer:$400 budget, get me a gaming notebook!

$400 new? I don't think it's possible. Your best bet is to stick around craigslist and try to find something used. If you up your budget by $100 or so then you might be getting somewhere.

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I have a budget of 800. I am looking for the best deal with an 19" screen for gaming of the finest quality. I dont game a lot online, mostly train games offline. Presume must have excellent graffics and speed.Can you please point me in the right direction. Willing to buy online or high street - down to your recommendation.Looking forward to hearing from you.

Answer:Best Gaming Computer £800 Budget - Where?

Found this click here

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Hello, everyone. I've been looking around for a new monitor. I'm on a budget. I've found some list websites like Best Gaming Monitor 2016 - Budget, G-Sync and 4K Monitors & Best Gaming Monitors of 2016 - that say the BenQ RL2455HM is the best budget monitor. What do you guys think?


Answer:Best budget gaming monitor?

I have only had one expierience with a benQ but it was many many years ago and I wasn't at all impressed, AsRock used to be a low end MB company and now make some really good MB's so maybe they've ranked up, just keep researching and see as many reviews as you can when you find a model you like in your budget.

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Hello everyone, Im new here, and I just wanted to know If you guys would help me in getting a good gaming pc made from scratch.

First things first, as directed by the thread made by Rage_3K_Moiz, I'll tell you that my budget should be around 1.3 to 1.5k dollars to make a gaming pc from zero, capable of playing some of the most newer games out there with good resolutions (nothing crazy but above average).

My knowledge of the subject isnt what it used to be, back in the days when you only had to worry about P4 and stuff, so forgive me if I end up asking too much questions,

My original idea was to get some quad core processors with 2gb gpu and a few more things, maybe im doint it wrong, but thats why im here asking for your help.

Now, im from mexico, so a few parts may or may not be as easy to get as back in the US, but any and all help wouldbe appreciated, thank you.

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I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:

Video Card
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Power Supply
(Sound Card?)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.

Thanks in advance.

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I am in the process of helping a friend build a budget gaming rig. We are trying to keep the rig in the $800-$1000 range. Here are the parts that we have come up with, please let me know what your thoughts are.

In addition, we are planning to overclock the Intel processor, since I hear this is a great one to OC. Does anyone have a website or other info on people who have overclocked that processor?

Here are the specs:

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BNA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945PL Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT CO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Power Supply: ENERMAX Noisetaker EG495P-VE SFMA ATX 485W Power Supply 115/230 V UL

CPU: Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core,EM64T

Memory: G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 550 (PC 4400) Dual Channel Kit

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160811AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

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Answer:Building a Budget Gaming Rig

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Yeah. >_>

Anyway, the computer will primarily be used for internet surfing *coughcough*, gaming, music downloading, and the other random crap I do. Also, if anyone knows of a good, cheap DSL/Satellite (cable doesn't run out here) broadband service that runs most anywhere, that would appreciated, since I'm not having any luck finding one.

Now, for what you've ALL been waiting for, Pengy/Rawk's... uh... computer? Also, all of this is from Newegg.


AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego ($233.00)

~Mother Board~

DFI LanParty NF4 ($196.00)

~Video Card~

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800PRO ($196.00)


Patriot 1GB 184-pin DDR SDRAM ($126.33)


OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 ($167.41)

~Hard Drive~

Western Digital Caviar SE16 ($115.00)

~DVD Burner~

Plextor Black IDE ($45.99)


Sunbeam Transformer ($98.99)


ASPIRE X-Super Alien ($152.99)


Logitech MX518 ($32.87)


Saitek Black Eclipse ($41.99)


NEC Display Solutions FE772 ($164.99)

Answer:Building a gaming PC on a budget, need help.


i would change the graphics card to a NVIDIA because ata readeon has a problem working with AMD im not really shore weather are not sapphire readon is the same and get a big monitor i know new egg has cheap monitors that are big but what do i know

(i think intel last longer then AMD)but i have an AMD 64
get a really cool looking tower with alot of power.........
hope everything will turn out...........

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Im planning to buy a PC and i want to hear advise if this setup is good enough at least run new games on low settings? This setup is given to me by a friend but im a little worries about the CPU, you guys think this is good enough? I could go for a i3 2120 but i need to sacrifice the GPU if that happens what GPU would u suggest?

CPU: Intel Pentium G630
RAM: G.Skill Value 4GB DDR3 1333
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA3
PSU: Antec VP450 450W
GPU: PowerColor HD 7750

Thanks in advance

Answer:[Help] I need advice, Low budget Gaming PC

Well your CPU is a Dual core at 2.7Ghz
Your MOB can fit 16GB of Ram if Needed
Your Video Card is Pretty Decent.

I would get MSI After burner for the Video card fan so you could adjust the fan Speed.

Sounds like a good small Gaming computer at lest its up grade able in some spots.

Looks like you can add these Cpu's

But if you want to add more memory make sure you get windows 64bit 32bit only allows 3.5gigs of ram
Supports 2nd Generation Intel Core? i7 / i5 / i3 in LGA1155 Package

But it looks like a good one to me.

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Here is some gaming computers that I choose from looking many places that are $1,500 or under. I was wanting to know some opinions on the top three (bang for your buck) gaming laptops on this list in order. All of these specs were found online from reliable websites (mostly from the company's website). Please try to give accurate information for these are what I'm looking for to buy. Thanks!

Answer:Gaming Laptops - Budget $1,500

The MSI or Valkyrie are the best bang due to the 870m,

But I don't know much about the ideaPad with the 775m. The 24Gig SSD is probably a mSATA drive not a 2.5" SSD. My Alienware has a 60Gig used for caching.

The upside of the Alienware is they have great upgradeability over generations, but pricey.

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Hello again,

I have posted previously on potential setups and I guess I never fully explained what I will be using my new noob owning machine for. I know this could draw heat, but I don't game on PC. The only gaming I do is with my xbox, so now that I got that out of the way, what is the best stuff for things like burning DVDs and encoding movies to ipod format. It is mostly for every day use, but at times I get out of control and have to push it to its limits. Here is what I am planning on putting together:

Pentium 4, 3.0GHZ HT Prescott
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000G ATX Intel Motherboard
1GB Kingston ValueRAM 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
ATI Radeon X800 Pro 256MB (already purchased for 80, good deal?)
Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill ATX12V 400W with P4 support Power Supply
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan

Shall this suffice in terms of staying cool? Also, is the RAM decent, or shall I go with Corsair. Your thoughts are most appreciated as always.

Answer:Best setup for non-gaming on a budget

Well, I have a Radeon X800 PRO 256MB PCI-e in my pc, which I use for gaming. So you might want to buy a cheap pos card instead of that card, because you can probably save some money.

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I was thinking of using a 2.8ghz celeron processor, but after reading around on here, I don't think that's such a good idea. How's this processor? According to the reviews, it's excellent, and even out-performs a p4 at 3ghz. Why would it be so much better at 2ghz? Why are 64-bit processors so much better than 32-bit ones? If someone could explain this, that'd be great. I'll post the rest of the computer parts once I get some replies.

Answer:Gaming computer on a budget

dont get a celeron they are crap for games and pretty much anything else. The amd64 you picked out is good, amd64's are probaly the best CPU for gaming as far as i know.

The 2ghz clock rate means nothing anymore, amd cpu's are made differently so they dont need such a high clock rate to acheive the same performance as another cpu.

64bit cpu's arent that much better than 32 bit at the moment as not much 64bit software is available. But it will be in the future so it will save you having to upgrade to 64bit when it does arrive.

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I am looking to buy a new laptop. At the moment I have an Acer aspire 5715z, its 4 years old and starting to blue screen.
I am looking to buy a laptop that will allow me to play some games, like WOW and Skyrim, but nothing too intense. I am a student so I have a budget of around 500.
Any idea's?
Thank you!

Answer:Budget gaming laptop?

The spec on that does seem quite dated.
But it may just be bunged up with fluff in the vents (vacuum and blow with compressed air)
Or need a restore to Factory settings (with hours of updates and setting up again).
My point is, it can still have a life.
I can't advise on a new one, others will, but the Acer could be a spare, or for re-sale.

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I want to upgrade my PC for gaming. Current specs:

Windows 7 64-bit build 7600
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.67 GHz
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT
750W PSU

Scores at Windows Experience Index:

Processor: 7,2
RAM. 7,2
Graphics: 6,8
Game graphics: 6,8
HDD: 5,9

At the moment I can run every game except for Crysis & Warhead with everything maxed out and high resolution (1600-1200 ++) plus some AA, FPS 30-60+. I've been looking at the 1GB HD5870 card, it costs about $400 right now but prices may drop. Crysis & warhead I can run on very high/enthusiast with low resolutions (1280x1024 and lower) and no AA with 20-40 FPS.

Anyway how can I improve my gaming with a vudget of $500...?

Thanks a bunch for any help!

Answer:Want to upgrade my PC for gaming - budget: $500

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Ok so im upgrading from an Asus laptop cause i want to get into pc gaming. I play Minecraft mostly and League of Legends but im looking to get a pc that can play BF3, Skyrim, Diablo III and so on. I want a really nice running pc that i can play most games on medium to high settings with no/little lag. I have a friend who helped me a little, but i dont know much about all the specs i need and what parts are compatible together.Case: Card: Supply: :

Answer:Building a budget gaming pc need help! Plz look!

I would suggest getting a better graphics card then that if you are really getting into gaming. I would look at getting the Ati Radeon 6950 or a Geforce 570 from Evga.

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Answer:New gaming PC ~700 euro budget

I built my brother-in-law a gaming rig earlier this year utilizing the AMD hexacore 1055T with 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. He is very, very pleased.

As for the OS go with the Windows 7 64-bit. Yes, it runs older games.

As for the power supply, don't go cheap. It is the backbone of all systems. There are several good psu manufacture's but I like what Corsair offers. Depending on your final build a 650 watt or 750 watt psu should do you fine.

* There will be other contributors that regular post here that will probably answer giving excellent advice.

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So I know this is not about games, but it is related to games and it was the only category I felt would fit for me to post. Sorry in advance if I screwed up. I need some advice about building a budget gaming pc; specifically using parts I already have mixed with new to form a pc that has a decent upgrade path in the future.

Here is a list of what I have already:

MSI GTX970 graphics card, virtually new power supply (750 watt i think), 8gb ram and 2tb hard disk drive.

I need a new case and I have decided on the NZXT phantom 410 mid tower, if someone can point me in the direction of a cheaper case that is better or similar in terms of specs (i.e. fans, space for upgrades) then that would be fantastic.

I have 300 pounds at present, which I know will not stretch far. As long as the motherboard for instance will allow me to upgrade to i7 later down the line then that's perfect. The motherboard needs to be good value but leave me enough room to at least buy an intel pentium processor for now to keep me going. No AMD unless it is huge value for the price, in my experience AMD processors etc have pathetic reliability and performance.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys, first of all, im new so here by id like to say hi ^^ Anyway the reason why i decided to post here is because i have a question about a system im putting together.
Its a budget gaming system, well budget... the graphcards costed me some anyway these are the specs:

Motherboard: MSI 790GX-G65
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.10 GHz, 3600 MHz, 2x 512kB , 6 MB, Boxed
Graphic card: Foxconn GeForce 8800 GT
RAM: Adata 2GB DDR3

Well... that are the specifications. What do you all think, is this a pretty good gaming system, so i can play for example crysis on high or call of duty modern warfare 2 and such?



Answer:Budget gaming system

From what I can tell you should be able to run Crysis on high. Im running a system with similar specs than that and have maxed out the graphics on Cyrsis and still ran at a very playable frame rate.
Im running:

Intel E8400 (3.0Ghz) OCC to 3.6ghz
OCZ DDR2 2 gig Dual channel kit
EVGA 9800GT 512MB - OCC a bit

But even with nothing OCC was able to run Crysis with no troubles.

Thats my 2 cents .

As for how good those brands/parts are I have no clue.

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Hey so I'm wanting to build a gaming PC for playing games like BF4 in high resolution and reasonable settings but am a bit of a novice so was wondering what everyone thought of the components I've listed out. As stated the aim for the PC is to be around £500 and this will include windows 8 at about £80 and i already have a dvd rewriter that i am able to use.
click here yeah i was wondering if these would be suitable and if i require anything more on top, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help Budget Gaming PC Build

Unfortunately the resident 'Gamer' building PC expert is unavoidably removed at this time. Hopefully he will re-appear again and this time not irk the ire of the mods. Doesn't take much but seems of a character that can't 'bite his tongue' unfortunately. So I would try the Games site for further advice I think.
Mr Mistoffelees will help I'm sure if he sees the post, or any other gamer here.

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This is my first SFF build and I can't seem to decide whether to go i7 or Phenom. I already have a PSU which is the Corsair HX620 and I'm wanting to try not to go over $1100. I will be planning to OC and I don't know what heatsink to get.

Case: Lian Li PC-V351B
DVD Burner: Lite-On iHAS324-08
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD6401AALS
Video Card: Sapphire HD 4870 1GB

Now this is my idea for an i7 build but I'm not really confident in my choices at all.

CPU: Intel i7 920
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY JR X58-T3H6
Memory: G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

As for the AMD build I'm only sure about the processor which is the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

Answer:Budget SFF Gaming Build

So what software are you going to run on it?

edit: There is no performance micro-ATX AM3 board.

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Hey, I'm trying to find parts for a cost-effective, yet low-budget gaming computer. I was wondering if the following parts would make a good gaming computer, or if I could possibly get better parts for the same or lower cost: (this has rebates and comes to just $60) (this has rebates and comes to just $80)

Like I said, if there are better (whether higher quality or higher performance) parts for about the same price (I would be willing to pay a little more for a step up in quality, but I am limited on $), I would be interested in looking at them. All help appreciated, thanks.

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I have used your information here and there and generally find you guys are spot on so decided to sign up & ask some qs before i put my bjs down! hope you guys can help!

I am currently upgrading my machine to win7 64 and just bought a new hdd(2Tb) to go with it, funds are tight though so im still running my original mobo ( asus m2n32 sli-deluxe) and my amd athlon 6000 (3ghz) with 6 g Ram.

My basic question is, with new games coming out would i be better running another 280 gtx in sli ( and will it cope?) or should i go for a 460 gtx which appears to bench about the same!

I know i should go full overhaul with proc and mobbo but wedding this year and a massive surfing habit means death to money already so im budgetting 200 ( hd & dvdrw has just cost me 115!) so far my gtx 280 has done me proud but not sure if overclocking or sli is a better ( cheaper?) option than full blown upgradings. I always used to think an "80" was better than a "60 or 75" whatever the number at the front, i hope im still on the right lines!

Any help greatly appreciated!! Cheers mech

Answer:GTX 280 upgrade? Gaming on a budget...

Ps i have a Tagan PSU which is 530 W or "max output current of 20A 20A over 33A" ? If that makes any sense at all!

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Going to be buying and building a new gaming PC VERY SOON. I am on a pretty tight budget with this build and it will actually be my first ever "ground up" build. I have been researching and lined up what I think is a pretty decent build for my price range.

I have built a Wishlist on Newegg to make it easy to view all the components I have put together for this build here is the link to it.

I would like to get at least a few knowledgeable responses on it...
Does this look like a solid budget gaming build?
Will all these components be able to run together?
Should I be able to play all past, modern and upcoming games for the next year or so (I know it wont max some games obviously...)?
If I were to overclock the CPU to say, 3.8Ghz should I get an aftermarket cooler? Could I get some recommendations on good low priced coolers?
Are there any extra cables or connectors I need to buy?
Not looking to raise the price anywhere unless its really needed but if there is anywhere I could save a few bucks without sacrificing performance I would love to know.

Answer:Budget gaming build help

gloozit said:

Your GPU is OK (better than OK), but more is always better, unless you are on a budget.
Here is the benchmarks, the Raedon's seem to have a better price vs. performance. Maybe one of them?
That PSU is fine, by the specs, but I have been told the Pro series is junk and the Gaming series are better. But you hear that all the time about hardware. Sometimes it's true, sometimes it's just fanboys yapping.
This is what I have.

I don't see a big HDD, just the SSD. You are going to need one. Games are getting very big nowadays.

My GF has the same processor. Stock fan keeps it cool, but it's not OC'd. It really doesn't need to be, but then neither does mine. I have a monster cooler and the highest temp I have seen is 54c. If you are going to overclock, test the OC with the stock fan (If you don't mind reapplying thermal compound), but you will probably need to go with better.compound,

Other than that, it looks pretty decent for a budget build. That's a good budget. Click to expand...

I had not stumbled across that PSU when I was putting this build together, it has about the same reviews almost better and its about $50.00 cheaper. I loose 50W and the plus side of having a modular PSU but then again I believe 600W is more then enough to power this system... Read more

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What are you going to use the PC for?
PC is going to be used for gaming. Currently I don't play any graphic demanding games currently (Starcraft 2, League of Legends, and Dota 2) but I intend to keep this build for awhile so I want it to be able to play some future games at a decent setting. Other than that the computer will be used for videos streaming, like Hulu, Youtube, Netflix etc.

How much is your budget?
Budget is maximum 700 so I think aiming for around 650 without taxes would be perfect.

Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have, if any? (I.e. fill out your profile)
I am currently located in California.

Are you going to buy online or from a retail store? (be sure to think about shipping costs in this case)
I would be buying online only, preferably Newegg.

Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig?
Nothing is being is re-used.

Do you need peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, amongst others?
I have every peripheral except for a mouse. I'll probably just be buying a cheap $10 mouse.

Have you already bought any components?
No components have been bought.

Do you already have an Operating System (OS) or will you be buying one? (this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system)
No OS is necessary as my school gives out free Windows.

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
No aftermarket cooling will be necessary or watercooling.

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Okay guys, instead of upgrading my pc, im going to build a budget gaming pc.
My current choices are,




OS- Windows 7 64bit

RAM- i need a good(cheap) price on 4 Gigs of RAM, that fits this motherboard. Link please?

HDD- Does fit the motherboard? if not,
Can someone please give me a link on what HDD fits, thats around 500GB and in between $50-$100?

I cant think of anything else besides a video card that i need, anything else thats cheap and will make the build better will be very helpful.

Answer:Budget Gaming PC Build

Why not get everything from newegg, comes with the same single shipping costs, also lower prices... The same hard drive:

You will need a power supply, and on deciding what kind of one, we'd need to know what kind of a graphics card you're going to use. Without knowing, I'd just recommend something that will power just about anything you might have:

If you don't absolutely want an orange case, you could cut 10$ off by getting the black version:
And here's another orange case you might want to take a peek at: (also availabe in other colors, just see cases, Raidmax)

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Hey all, I am getting a new laptop in a few days, and my budget is $400. I want one fit for gaming, but not going above $400 dollars. I would like something with atleast a 2.0 GHz and atleast 4 or more GB of RAM. I saw some on best buy, but they were all out of stock (I wonder why? A laptop like that for $400 would obviously be a GREAT choice!). If you guys could recommend me something I can buy online, that would be GREAT! Thanks!


Answer:$400 Budget for a laptop fit for gaming

Fit for what games?

At what settings?

What are your hopes? What are your expectations? I'm wondering about the difference between the two.

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Looking for budget processor for gaming; my current setup involves
an Intel DG31PR(LGA775 socket) main board
9800 GT 1GB, but my current processor is embarrasing..
a Pentium Dual Core E2180.

I live in the Philippines.....

I wanna get the potential of my 9800 GT and some acceptable performance in Crysis and Mass Effect by upgrading my processor.

My budget is up to 5,500 PHP(our currency)

I'm most interested in the Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.66 ghz which is 3500 PHP; but I am also interested in the:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7 ghz ...3700 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8 ghz ...4000 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 2.93 ghz ...4160 PHP
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.9 ghz which is ...5,450 PHP

My goal is to get something within my price range and VERY hopefully below 4,500 PHP that can run Crysis and Mass Effect at high with atleast 1152 pixel resolution with my current setup.

I am sorry for the inconvenience of makin u guyz think about the currency being in PHP but if you guyz refer, just post so and I can convert every one of those to USD...

Ryt now with my current E2180 setup Crysis runs at 1152 res with 27-60 FPS....27 in complex situations with lots of enemies and exploding....35 in usual..sometimes 40 and 60 indoors.....

I set the

textures to high

shadows to medium

water to high

no AA

Shaders tweaked between high and very high and all others at low...

.and I also tweaked the Object... Read more

Answer:Looking for budget processor for gaming

Judging by your pricing I'd probably go with the E6500. Except for the lower L2 cache (2mb) compared to the E7500's 3mb the CPU's are identical except that the E6500 is branded "Dual Core" and the E7500 is a "Core 2 Duo". Both are Wolfdale (Penryn 45nm) CPU's.
Theoretically the E7500's larger cache should make it faster in some applications, but the E6500 should still provide 90-95% of the E7500's performance .
This review of 131 CPU's includes all the processors you have listed, and as an added bonus includes a Crysis benchmark. The only downside is that the review is in French, although Google translate might help you out. The graphs of course are self explanatory.
Here is a Crysis optimization guide to help get the best out of the game should you need it.

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Hello guys I was talking to my parents and they said for my birthday in august they might give me $200 for a budget gaming pc build I already have the case, DVD drive, hdd's, and I need somthing that can play BO2 I need a Mobo, PSU, CPU, GPU, I think thats all what could you guys reccomend me some parts?

EDIT: Oh and I need to stay with DDR3 ram I already have tons of ddr3 ram

Answer:Parts for a budget gaming PC

Man, $200 isn't really enough to get yourself a proper build, even without the parts you listed. If I were you, I'd wait until I had a good $400-500 dollars before you begin to think about a gaming PC.

If that isn't possible, for whatever reason, check out teksyndicate's cheap *** gaming rig.

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Build the Best Gaming PC for Any Budget (9 web pages).

This article covers PC costs/build from $500-$1500.

-- Tom

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Hi guys! as a general novice to computers, I jumped in at the deep end, and will try to build a gaming pc (or at least be shown to by my dad!). but as a novice, I would like some suggestion on what bits of kit to buy, with a few requirements:
EVERYTHING must play nice with each other
it must be capable to run diablo 3, guild wars, minecraft/tekkit, gnomoria, and TF2
the maximum budget would be around 300.

Any and all suggestion will be appreciated, and thanks in advance

PS: sorry if this is in the wrong place, rather noobish to this site

Answer:Trying to build a gaming PC on a budget

Hey mate.

First thing's first, 300 is a pretty damn tight budget for any computer, let alone a gaming pc, so don't be expecting anything too mind-blowing.
to get you started, I'm gonna assume you live in the UK so we'll be using for your purchases.

Before we go any further, could you tell us a few things:
- Do you already own peripherals? (monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers)
- Do you have a copy of windows, or will we need to buy one?
- Do you have any parts you can re-use from elsewhere? (HDD, Optical drive, etc.)
- Is there any way you can raise your budget? like I said before, 300 is pretty darn tight.

Try to give us as much information as possible - help us help you

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To be quite frank, I'm not exactly in a wealth of money at the moment, being 15 and all. I'm not asking for some 1337, i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 RAM with a 4gb ATI pwn GFX Uber system, Just something that'll run modern-ish games, and be useful as a basis to upgrade on.

Computer I'm thinking of..

AMD, obviously Budget is the first thing that slaps you in the face, but I'm not trying to run Crysis 2 - More like Minecraft, Battlefield 2.. If I'm lucky with an upgrade here or there, Battlefield 3 when it releases in Autumn. I'm strapped for cash at the moment.. but my Birthday's coming up in august, and I'm saving and getting a job so.. My future plans are *Currently*

Purchase said Desktop
Potentially upgrade to a higher-end Phenom X4, or an X6.
Debate on upgrading much else..

Also - I literally just need raw hardware. Providing the BIOS is already sorted (Never installed a new MoBo, about all my experience lacks) I don't need any form of OS pre-installed.

Thanks.. PPS - Not sure if it's the right section, I've looked :-)

Answer:Budget Gaming Suggestion..

How much of a budget are we talking about, $400, $800, $1200?

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heres my gaming pc i built, all from with everything except monitor.

atx case, w/ 350W psu, msi neo2-pls mobo.

P4 2.4ghz A prescott core

512 MB Geil dual channel ddr 400 RAM

saphire 9600 xt 256 MB vid. card

52x cd-rom


maxtor 80 gb sata hdd.

mouse, speakers, keyboard.

total was 701.96

plz tell me what u think!!!

Answer:rate my budget gaming pc

motherboard fsb???

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Hi, i'm looking for a gaming laptop with a budget of ?600 for university.

Looking to play Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, TF2, CS:GO at medium settings at least and general university work.

Thanks, Overload.

Answer:Looking for Gaming Laptop 600 budget

What are you going to University for? If it's anything with CAD, you'd want a Lenovo. Let me look around for equivalents.


Acer TravelMate 5760 Laptop - Laptops |

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Anyone had any kind of experience with Medion computers? I'm looking for a gaming laptop with a budget around 1k?..and this Medion Erazer X7830 is looking really really solid for the price you pay. I can get one for 999? and the specs are:
43.9cm (17.3") full HD LED (1920x1080)
Intel Core i7 4710MQ (4th generation, 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.5 GHz)
1TB Hard Drive
64 GB SSD Hard Drive
9-cell Li-ion power battery
Intel ? Wireless-N 7260 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 function
HD Audio with 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer

what do you guys think? Any other recommendations for a gaming laptop around 1000??
Thanks in advance

Answer:Budget gaming laptop

I don't know Medion but if you're willing to spend 1k more then I'd recommend any MSI laptops they have pretty good specs and are far cheaper than an AlienWare and what not.

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I don't think we need something too intensive - we want to run XCOM: Enemy Unknown click here Tropico 4
click here can I get something for less than £500?
Will it really matter if I get an integrated grpahics card rather than a dedicated one, and will and APU be a good compromise?
I don't want to have to buy upgrades anytime soon.
I'm looking at:
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Answer:Budget Gaming PC - what's best value for money?

That's a nice beginners pc I think it will easily run the 2 games you refer to,i tried to customise the pc and add a better graphics card but as soon as you press customise it adds £30 plus the price of the graphics card which takes it over budget to £550
Note theres no dvd player\writer in the system and it Windows 10 OS
Looking on internet theres various articles wether xcom unknown plays on Windows 10 or not,as for Tropico 4,its on the list of Windows 10 compatible games

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I'm building this rig strictly for gaming and don't need to spend anymore than whats allready put into it. Does it all look compatible ? The case is also very cheap but IMO looks decent and comes with a 480 PSU which is a nice plus. The RAM is "Value" which is ok for me b/c I don't intend on overclocking it and plan to buy a 2nd GB of RAM for it late Feburary. Am I missing anything ? I have keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and software allready. Thanks for comments and advice in advance !!

Computer Parts List

-Video Card - EVGA nVidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB Retail $399.00 $5.00 SHP -

- Processor - AMD64 3500+ Socket 939 Newcastle Core Retail $265.00 Free SHP -

- Motherboard - MSI K8T NEO2-FIR VIA K8T800 Socket 939 Retail $117.50 $4.99 SHP -

- Memory 1 GB Corsair Value Select 2x512MB DDR PC-3200 OEM $152.00 Free SHP -

- Hard Drive - Western Digital SE 120GB 7,200 RPM 8MB Buffer $78.00 $4.69 SHP -

- Case - Logisys Black/Silver Skyrise ATX Case with 480 PSU $35.00 $15.99 SHP -

- Optical Drive - Lite-On 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive OEM Bulk Pack $38.99 $5.00 SHP - Read more

Answer:Need Advice and Opinions on My Budget Gaming Rig !

Custom sound card, just buy it. Other than that, nice rig!

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building a comp for a friend, doesnt have too much money
tell me what you think

Answer:building a budget gaming comp

bump bump bump

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Hello hello. I'm new to this site and well.. I've never done research into computers before. I game when I can but i kind of make due with what I have and I'd like to put an end to that and buy something more for me.

I'm going to a gaming school next term. I will be using some demanding 3d programs for modeling as well as using it for gaming and then some more gaming.
My total budget is around 1000 dollars but I can manage 1200 or so.
I live in the U.S, Pennsylvania. Will be moving to pittsburgh soon.
I'm always busy so I do not have time to sit down and build a computer. I wish I did. More so than anything I'd like to know what specs to look for in a computer above others.

So, basically i'm an artist who doesn't know the first thing about computers other than how to use them. The game I plan on getting into when I move out is final fantasy 14. if my new pc can at least run that smoothly on pretty high settings I'll be more than content.

The reason I came to this site is to maybe open my eyes a little bit and send me in the right direction (to help me avoid spending too much or too little) I wont expect someone to do research for me, though that would be nice. Some general computer brand/models suggestions and your ideas on them would be awesome.

thank you ahead of time. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, though it seems like the right one.

Im sorry. I would like the price to inclu... Read more

Answer:~1000 budget for gaming pc. Need your opinions!

I'm always busy so I do not have time to sit down and build a computer. I wish I did. More so than anything I'd like to know what specs to look for in a computer above others.Click to expand...

Takes less than two hours first time off, from my experience. IMO well worth it, and much faster than any prebuil system under $1300 USD.

What size harddrive? What size monitor (also widescreen or no)? Would you like to include an OS/software/peripherals?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C6LV4GK
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Since you seem to pressed for time, I'll recommend the Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case case as a capable and affordable case, but you can pick whatever.

Total: ?$1000... Read more

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Hi guys, I am soon going to start deciding, purcasing and building a pc!​
I have about 900-1100 bucks and i want a gamer system​
all of this is just first glance type of decision making and i wanted to know if anyone has recommendations, problems with hardware, or advice to give a novice builder =]​
what i have "decided" so far is that i want it based from Nvidia video cards, possibly this:, SLI if $ is good and if i want to run SLI i will probably wait and do it later​
with a midrange i7 processor:​
possibly with this Micro ATX LGA 1156 mobo:​
This Rosewill case:​
Crucial Ram: ​
i already have a few SATA HDDs and opticals/peripherals and a USB 2.0 PCI express card hub-thing​
anything i am not right about or need to change? compatibilty issues i don't know about or any thoughts on better opportunities for the money?​
it all comes out to be about $850..
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Answer:Solved: first (budget)gaming machine and could use some help

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Hello guys.

I was planning on getting a desktop but things changed and I gotta go with another laptop.

I am trying to find a laptop for around 1000$ that will run bad company 2 the best.

So far all I've seen is the m11x and the studio 17. Comments on these?

Other options?

Thank you for any input.

well nevermind. the other posts didnt answer my questiona and I read some bad reviews about the m11x handling BC2.

Any ideas on which laptop will handle Bad company 2 the best for around 1000$

possibly this
Asus - Laptop with Intel? Core? i7 Processor - Black - G73JH-RBBX05

That would be my choice if I had to go laptop over desktop.

Answer:Best gaming laptop with a budget of $1000

luciddreemz, you might want to look at some of the MSI offerings. Asus is a good brand, but i have found that that you can get a little more value for money with MSI. Both Asus and MSI do offer a standard 2 year warranty on the laptops.

BTW, next time could you please just edit your post as appose to quadruple posting in the same thread. Thank you.

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I'm currently looking for a budget-priced WIRED router that will support up to 2 machines sharing 3Mbps DSL connection. What I'm looking for is, firstly, stability, as I am a gamer and I don't want to be constantly disconnected every now and then. I live in Canada, so Newegg is unavailable to me, sadly . I'm hearing good things about Linksys' WRT54GL models but it's not exactly budget, and I'm ready to save some cash by skipping the wireless capabilities. So, any suggestions?

Answer:In need of a budget router w/gaming capabilities.

Find an older machine, and a cheap switch, or add a second NIC to one of your machines, and throw a cross over between the two. In that second case, you will have to leave the one machine up all the time so the other can access the internet threw it.

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I'm looking into buying a gaming laptop for around $1000. Screen should be anywhere from 13 to 17 inches. I want to know what websites to start looking at and what sort of hardware I should expect with my budget. Any recommendations would be great.

Also, there's quite a few Core 2 Duo processors out there, could someone explain the differences between them?

Answer:$1000 Budget on Gaming Laptop

For gaming, laptops are often not the answer. Heat is the #1 factor. The laptop we often suggest here for gaming is the Alienware M11x. It is good money for its performance.

As for Core 2 Duos, the difference are the clocks they are set at. On laptops, they are 99% not overclockable. What you see is what you get. i3, i5 and i7 are of the new age. They do pack more of a punch with 4 cores. (think thats right in layman terms)

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A challage to build a budget gaming pc

He is an idea I thought would be a challage for some. Make a budget gaming system for under $300. Thats what I am working on right now. So far I am under buget with some decent parts. Maybe not top of the line but usable for mild gaming.

Answer:A challenge to build a budget gaming pc

are semperons good for mild gaming

I am trying to build a budget pc using the semperon, 512mb of ram and 128mb 275mhz graphics card. I just wanted to know if this setup would play most games out today like ut 2004, underground 2, half life 2, swat 4 on decent performance settings.

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Ok guys i have ordered my new pc, but i havent ordered the graphics card yet, so check the spec250gb ide hard drive3gb of ddr2 800mhz memoryMotherboard with 16x pci expressAmd athlon x2 6000+520watt power supplyand a dvd -/+ rwI was thinkin on the Asus Ati Radeon 3870 with 512mb of gddr4. Will this card run crysis at full blast, imean the best spec avalible, i know people are goin on about the 8800, but its kinda expensive and i was told this would do the job and more, just wanted closure before i spend 140 buck on it, thanks

Answer:Cyrsis, what do i need to play, budget gaming rig?

It should run it fine. I got the demo to run on my poor 7600GS, admitadly I had to turn options off but even then it looked rather good.You can get a 8800GT for the same cash if you go for a 256mb model click here as to which to go for I'm afraid I don't know.

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Hello, recently i realised that i needed a little bit a better computer to play League of legends and minecraft on i was browsing the internet and i found a guy that made a blog about what pc you should build that is not too expensive and can run various amount of games. He came up with these parts: Intel Core i5-4460 LGA 1150 CPU - BX80646I54460    $187.96    1ASRock H97M Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Socket 1150 Motherboard    $78.85    1EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 256bit, DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP SLI Ready Graphics Card 04G-P4-2972-KR    $324.99    1Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00    $43.83    1Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)    $50.97    1VIVO ATX Mid Tower Computer Gaming PC Case / Black Desktop Shell / 4 Fan Mounts, USB 3.0 Port (CASE-V01)    $26.99    1Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS  80 PLUS (CX600)    $64.29    1Samsung SATA 1.5 Gb-s Optical Drive, Black SH-224DB/BEBE    $18.59    1EGC High-Performance Thermal Compound 4 Grams    $9.99    1EGC Monster Mouse Pad 14" x 10" (Black)    $11.99    1My PC B... Read more

Answer:Building a custom budget pc gaming

As far as parts list goes.... everything looks good, but I would go with Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard instead of ASRock. I've seen one too many ASRocks run fine at the early stages of the boards life and act up or fail completely prematurely.The specs you have here are more than adequate for the games you listed.

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alright, my fx5200 burnt out on me so now i'm looking for a video card to hold me over till i can save up for a PCI-E rig.Games I play: Halo, GTA: VC, counter-strike: source, DoD: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch (occasionally), and soon BF2. I kno they're not the newest games, but I'm not much of a heavy gamer anyway, meaning i don't pay attention to the little stuff like HDR or anything of the sort, but I also want some pretty decent framerates, even if it means 30FPS.Also, I'm hoping it can stay in the $40-$70 range, tho that is asking for a bit much, I kno.there is one that seems to have my attention: ( SAPPHIRE 100562L-GN Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail)My Specs:Intel Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz, 512K cache, 533 FSB)1024MB DDR400 RAM160GB Maxtor (80GB main, 80GB backup)300W Enlight PSU (on it's last legs, ordering FSP Group 350W with card)WinXP Pro SP2 (TinyXP edition)15" IC Power LCD monitor (1024x768 Max res)Do you think the 9600PRO would keep me suited for maybe till the end of the year, or am i aiming too low?

Answer:strictly budget gaming card

Does this take your fancy card here is mid price ranged-

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A DIY computer almost always means picking out hardware.I have built some desktops myself, but never anything to be proud of. I look for budget stuff and I get stung by low cost junk. So now I ham asking. If I do a search for budget hardware guides, How will I know if it is junk or not?Example: I looked for 'Budget Gaming PC Guides' and found: any of the above honest? If not, please provide a good link.Thanks 

Answer:Budget Gaming PC Guides. Any good?

They are all a bit of a jumble if I'm honest.  Especially that first one that tells you to use the power supply the case includes, it should be basic knowledge that these are generally terrible.As far as quality on parts, brand is important, For motherboards I only look at Gigabyte or ASUS and for power supplies I only tend to look at the likes of XFX, Corsair (Non CX/VS series), Antec, SuperFlower, Seasonic.etc.  The brand of RAM isn't that important though and if budgets are really tight you could always get a cheap case, although they can be noisy and a right pain to build in.The key thing to remember is to stick with quality, even the most basic Celeron based office PC I build will still get a Gigabyte/ASUS board and a good power supply (Usually Seasonic OEM ones at that level).  It's a bad idea to compromise on quality just to save a bit of money, it'll likely cost more in the long run.Gaming PCs are not cheap, when you start trying to cut corners you will have trouble.  You get what you pay for.

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For quite some time I have been wanting to build a new desktop gaming computer so I could play games like The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, Just Cause 2, GTA, and other such games the way they were meant to be played. Ever since I got into playing video games back when I was 7 or 8, I have always been on consoles. Until this March, I never even had a computer that was capable of playing much at all.

This cruddy laptop only cost me $299, but it can play a lot of decent games on medium settings. I got it for my birthday in March from a combination of family members. We've never really had a lot of money to throw around on recreational things, but times have changed somewhat. I graduated high school in May, and since June I have been working at FedEx. The first $2,500 I made I didn't even keep a cent of it. I gave it all to my mom to help out with the family, but FedEx's peak season finally ended last Friday, and I made quite a bit of money.

I figure it's finally time to treat myself to the dream PC that I have always wanted. My budget is loosely based on about $1,200, but I do not want to spend that much at all if I don't have to, but I will spend a bit more if it means avoiding corner-cutting performance in favor of price.

-Be able to play Skyrim on Ultra (maxed out) settings
-Be able to use some texture and graphics mods (like 2k textures and ENB stuff) on top of that
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Answer:Looking to build a gaming rig for Skyrim within a $1,200 budget. Any help?

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Hi guys. I was looking at this pc for £540. Is it worth my time and money?
Intel Core I5 4460 3.2Ghz Quad Core Processor, Radeon R9 380 4GB DDR5 Graphics Card, HDMI, USB3.0, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 24x DVDRW Drive, 500W Gaming Bronze Rated PSU, Red LED Phanteks Enthoo M Pro Gaming PC Case, pre-installed with Windows 7) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10

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