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budget gaming build

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My friend told me to build him a computer under $400 dollars that would play starcraft II..this is what I came up with.

Logisys Area 51 Case
Logisys 480 Watt PSU
Biostar MCP6P M2+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 620
EVGA 9800GT
PQI 2GB ddr2 800
Total ~ 380 ish dollars







BIG BLUE
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Asus m478t-e 2x HD 5770 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb, F3 500Gb, Maxtor 120Gb Samsung 22X DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Vizio 32" 1080p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 cm690ii advanced Logitech G500 
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BIG BLUE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Asus m478t-e 2x HD 5770 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb, F3 500Gb, Maxtor 120Gb Samsung 22X DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Vizio 32" 1080p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 cm690ii advanced Logitech G500 
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post #2 of 6
Good Job!!..
z97 RIG
(15 items)
 
Apophis
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k MSI z97 Gaming 7 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 G Skill Ares 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX100 256gb Seagate Barracuda 2tb Corsair H70 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24 inch 144hz  Razer Blackwidow chroma EVGA 850 G Silient Corsair Air 540 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Generic On-board Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 920 D0@ 4.2 1.25625 vcore EVGA Classified 760 EVGA GTX 470 SC+ EVGA GTX 470 SC+ 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator GT 1866 3x2 gbs 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Lite-On DVD drive EK Supreme LTX Water Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK EVGA Classified Full Motherboard Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block Winows 7 PRO 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung ToC 24" Razer Black Widow Seasonic Platinum 1000 watt CoolerMaster HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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z97 RIG
(15 items)
 
Apophis
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k MSI z97 Gaming 7 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 G Skill Ares 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX100 256gb Seagate Barracuda 2tb Corsair H70 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24 inch 144hz  Razer Blackwidow chroma EVGA 850 G Silient Corsair Air 540 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Generic On-board Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 920 D0@ 4.2 1.25625 vcore EVGA Classified 760 EVGA GTX 470 SC+ EVGA GTX 470 SC+ 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator GT 1866 3x2 gbs 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Lite-On DVD drive EK Supreme LTX Water Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK EVGA Classified Full Motherboard Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block Winows 7 PRO 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung ToC 24" Razer Black Widow Seasonic Platinum 1000 watt CoolerMaster HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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post #3 of 6
As for performance that's good for the money, but I can't say the same for quality.
2013
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 ASRock 970 Extreme3 MSI GTX 470 8GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600 1.25v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB LG GH22NS50 CM Hyper 212 Evo W7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE228H i-rocks KR-6820E-BK  Antec Neo ECO 520C  HAF 912 
Mouse
G9x  
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2013
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 ASRock 970 Extreme3 MSI GTX 470 8GB G.SKILL Sniper 1600 1.25v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB LG GH22NS50 CM Hyper 212 Evo W7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE228H i-rocks KR-6820E-BK  Antec Neo ECO 520C  HAF 912 
Mouse
G9x  
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post #4 of 6
I would've gone with a Corsair 400CX...its only 30 bucks but none the less it looks great! i love making budget builds
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750@ 3.8ghz 24/7 folding EVGA P55 SLI PNY GTS 250 1GB Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 320GB 7200RPM, 16MB Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Dell 19" Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 400CX CM HAF 922 Dell 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750@ 3.8ghz 24/7 folding EVGA P55 SLI PNY GTS 250 1GB Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 320GB 7200RPM, 16MB Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Dell 19" Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 400CX CM HAF 922 Dell 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone i would have gotten a better quality psu n another 2 gigs o ram but his funding ceiling was super low
BIG BLUE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Asus m478t-e 2x HD 5770 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb, F3 500Gb, Maxtor 120Gb Samsung 22X DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Vizio 32" 1080p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 cm690ii advanced Logitech G500 
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BIG BLUE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Asus m478t-e 2x HD 5770 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb, F3 500Gb, Maxtor 120Gb Samsung 22X DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Vizio 32" 1080p HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 cm690ii advanced Logitech G500 
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post #6 of 6
Great spot for a 24 pin power connector.You did a great cable management job!
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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