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i want to make a gaming pc but I am on a tight budget of $650

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115075
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130588
Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130625
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139398
Case+PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147099
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118039
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148701
Windows: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986

you should keep in mind that i am using a i5 2400s instead of a 2500k because I need enough juice for a gpu. tell me if I could improve this build or this is good
post #2 of 6
for tight budgets, I recommend AMD builds or 2nd hand builds from the OCN market instead of SB builds

the generic 400w PSU that comes with that case likely isn't even 400w
post #3 of 6


Little bit over $650 but can be much lower if you receive the $50 mail in rebates.
Edited by marik123 - 6/20/11 at 4:09pm
    
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Drop the 2400s and score an i3 2100. Use the cash savings to get a decent PSU and a better case.

Yours:
i5 2400s - $200.99
Case & PSU - $49.99
Total - $250.98

Suggested:
i3 2100 - $124.99
Antec 300 - $59.45
Corsair CX430 - $44.99
Total - $229.43
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What hurts here is the need for the OS. Anyways, this actually is not too far from budget:

CASE:


CPU+MOBO Combo: Intel Core i5-2300 + ASUS P8H67-M LX
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
GPU: ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D
OS: Win 7 Premium 64-bit
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST

If only the Samsung F3 1TB wasn't sold out at the egg, this build would be $650. Can get the F3 elsewhere, but $10 more:
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...2MB-Hard-Drive
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
What hurts here is the need for the OS. Anyways, this actually is not too far from budget:

CASE: NZXT GAMMA Classic

CPU+MOBO Combo: Intel Core i5-2300 + ASUS P8H67-M LX
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
GPU: ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D
OS: Win 7 Premium 64-bit
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST

If only the Samsung F3 1TB wasn't sold out at the egg, this build would be $650. Can get the F3 elsewhere, but $10 more:
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...2MB-Hard-Drive
That's actually a very good build. Take note, however, that the Antec EarthWatts PSU series doesn't come with power cables. I was going to use one in a new build until I realized that.
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