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Hi I am wondering what would be the bare basic's needed for a build that can play most modern game's (don't have to be at high graphics setting either). Taking into consideration of O/C it. Price is also the major contributor for this build. And should I be aiming for an AMD or Intel setup?
post #2 of 26
I would say AMD has always held the bang for buck title. I think you could pull a decent build for a bit of money, like a 955 , 4gb of ram and a 5850 or 5830.
post #3 of 26
4-8gb of RAM

cheap large capacity HDD

Dual-quad core (depending on budget)

Midrange GPU (also dependent on budget, but a 6850, 5770, etc..)

If you're looking for a cheap good solution, AM3 platform sounds good. It's cheap right now, and now that the FX CPU's (am3+) are arriving sometime this summer, there will be a lot of good deals on used hardware too from people upgrading.



But without a budget no one can build anything for you
post #4 of 26
What games and what is your budget?
    
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An i3 2100 and a 6850 graphics card make for a great (higher-end) budget system! Let us know what your budget is and we can help you make a list.
   
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I would of pretty much said the same as "The Master Cheif" but he has already done that
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post #7 of 26
I agree. Quad cpu, 4gb ram, and a 5850 I would consider a good gaming computer.
    
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post #8 of 26
I would say a PH II 965 BE and a GTS 450. 4GBs of RAM and your set to go!
    
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post #9 of 26
965 and a GTS 450 would be the absolute minimum if your budget is really low. They're still great value though, just not recent tech.
   
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post #10 of 26
An i3 Sandy Bridge system is cheap and much quicker than AMD's offering. Plus their current CPUs are an old design.
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