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I have been looking for a low budget gaming pc build for games such as the most recent "Call Of Duty" or High quality MMORPGs like Guild Wars 2 or any game with high graphics... note that i have not yet bought a monitor yet so i don't exactly know what my resolution would be.. i am planning on buying the monitor with the rest of the components, would be nice if there was any recommended monitors for gaming out there that i can be informed about smile.gif ...My budget is within $100 to $800 lol yes i know this is a far range =D, Can anyone help and give me cheap gaming pc builds that actually work!?!?!
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Edited by xTito - 4/28/12 at 8:17pm
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Do you already have a monitor. If so what is the Resolution.
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Please list a budget and people will be glad to help you.
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listed my budget sorry ^_^
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no i do not have a monitor, planning on buying it with the rest of the components... if there is any monitor you recommend please do tell ^_^
post #6 of 11
I always recommend this monitor. It's 23.6 inches at 1080p. It's $160 after the instant $30 off coupon code.
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pretty much this but with a 550 ti to cut costs so u can afford a monitor u can always add a second down the line
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It is very hard to make a decent build on that budget that guarantees good performance and leaves room for a monitor and everything else. Here is my intel attempt. Keep in mind that you will have to cut out the OS if you want to be under your budget (with tax included).

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I think a better solution would be an APU with an appropriate graphics card that it can use to accelerate performance. It is a lot cheaper, gives more room for a better monitor, OS and better peripherals. Oh yeah! and an SSD

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See it's under $800 ($784 with California Tax and Shipping)

Edit!

3rd and final build. I think it is the best compromise. Smaller SSD, same GFX, Worse case and PSU. For what it's worth, this is the best build I can come up with for YOU, but the APU is the best build if you ask me.

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$801.41 in California after Tax and Shipping
Edited by dizzy4 - 4/28/12 at 8:40pm
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Monitor: 22" quality IPS panel - ASUS VS229H-P ($156)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69496&vpn=VS229H%2DP&manufacture=ASUS
You can look for a dell ultrasharp u2312m or u2412m for larger good-quality IPS monitors, but each inch will cost you another $100 or so. You can find a cheap 24" monitor at about the same price as the ASUS above, but the screen quality will be a little lower.

CPU: i5-2500k or i5-3570k ($200, ~$215 for the ivy bridge update in a day or 2)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I52500K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1058


CPU: i5-3450 (MSRP $174)
The Ivy Bridge CPUs should be available in a few days.

Mobo: MSI z77 ($100 AMIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646


Mobo: Gigabyte H77 ($90)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70268&vpn=GA%2DH77M%2DD3H&manufacture=Gigabyte

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster 212+ ($20)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB10%2D212P%2DG1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1058


GPU: XFX 6870 ($160 AMIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

RAM: 2x4gb 1333mhz ($30 after promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086

Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 450C ($30 - hot deal)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1058

Case: Lian-Li Lancool PC-K58 ($40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112237&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Lian-Li-_-11112237

DVD-burner: ($17)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW%2D24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1058

HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM ($90 - you can half the size for $20 less)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Others&promoid=1058

Build Total: $787
(look inside the spoiler if you missed it)

The total does not include windows. You can get the windows 8 beta for free if you need to, I think. I cut overclocking ability from the CPU to save about $70 - you can see the recommended overclocking components in the strike-out selections. The build still provides a full quad-core and pretty decent components in most places. You can save another $60 by dropping to an i3-2100 CPU or something like a 6770 GPU if you want. Or you can look for used components/a dirt cheap monitor.

Edit: It is inferior to dizzy4's build (#3) in that it does not include windows or an SSD. It is superior to dizzy4's build in the quality of the case, power of the processor, power of the GPU, the quality of the monitor, quality of the PSU, and by including 1TB of hard drive space. Credit to dizzy4 for seeing the RAM deal.

Edit2: I forgot that an h61 board would need a bios update for ivy bridge. That would be a huge hassle, so I updated the mobo recommendation from an H61 cheapo board to an H77 board, which is more expensive but comes with a few more luxuries like SATA3 and USB 3.0.

Edit3: My build is superior to JozefH's below in the power of its processor, the quality of the monitor, the inclusion of a DVD-burner, and the quality of the motherboard (the last is a very small advantage). It is inferior to JozefH's build in the lack of a SSD and because my build costs about $80 more. The difference in video card RAM won't matter at your resolution.
Edited by MisterFred - 4/29/12 at 7:07am
    
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