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I'm building a secondary gaming rig for my girlfriend to so we can play multiplayer together. she won't use it much so I want to keep the price as low as possible. heres what I have so far.

CPU: Athlon II 255 £47.99
Mobo: Asus M4A78LT-M 760G £44.99
GPU: HIS 5750 £74.99
PSU: Antec Gamer 400W £51.98 Corsair Builder Series CX 430W £38.99
RAM: OCZ 4gb £29.99
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb £29.99
Case: Antec 100 £43.99 Coolermaster Elite 342 £24.98
DVD Drive £11.99
Windows 7 64bit £81.98

Total=£385.88

All Prices are from http://www.overclockers.co.uk.

Anything I have missed or you would change? or any suggestions at all are welcome.

EDIT: I already have a mouse, Keyboard, and a monitor for the build.
Edited by pyra - 2/17/11 at 8:17am
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post #2 of 18
looks fine considering low budget.
what resolution is your girlfriend gonna play at?
i would suggest to keep it at 1280x1024. but that's just my opinion.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by pyra View Post
I'm building a secondary gaming rig for my girlfriend to so we can play multiplayer together. she won't use it much so I want to keep the price as low as possible. heres what I have so far.

CPU: Athlon II 255 £47.99
Mobo: Asus M4A78LT-M 760G £44.99
GPU: HIS 5750 £74.99
PSU: Antec Gamer 400W £51.98
RAM: OCZ 4gb £29.99
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb £29.99
Case: Antec 100 £43.99
DVD Drive £11.99
Windows 7 64bit £81.98

Total=£417.89

All Prices are from http://www.overclockers.co.uk.

Anything I have missed or you would change? or any suggestions at all are welcome.

EDIT: I already have a mouse, Keyboard, and a monitor for the build.
You could save about £15 on that PSU by getting a CX430 or similar

And as for the case, coolermaster elite series case' will do fine, and are cheaper
(not to brag up my own rig )
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gaurav Bhattacharjee View Post
looks fine considering low budget.
what resolution is your girlfriend gonna play at?
i would suggest to keep it at 1280x1024. but that's just my opinion.
I do have a spare 1920-1080 monitor she will be using, should be ok for most games I think. Mainly be playing TF2, Borderlands, Portal 2, L4D, Americas army and alien swarm, will be playing other things but she doesn't mind lowering settings.

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You could save about £15 on that PSU by getting a CX430 or similar

And as for the case, coolermaster elite series case' will do fine, and are cheaper
(not to brag up my own rig )
I'll have a look at those, thanks.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gaurav Bhattacharjee View Post
lt?
i would suggest to keep it at 1280x1024. but that's just my opinion.
lol the 5750 can handle any game on 1080p at a very decent frame rate even when the eyecandy is turned on ... you could always overclock it
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post #6 of 18
could find another route to getting windows 7. Maybe then you could get a better graphics card?
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Originally Posted by pyra View Post
I do have a spare 1920-1080 monitor she will be using, should be ok for most games I think. Mainly be playing TF2, Borderlands, Portal 2, L4D, Americas army and alien swarm, will be playing other things but she doesn't mind lowering settings.
good luck on your build then.
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Thought it might be of interest, seeing as thats L4D2 maxed out @ 1080p on a sempron 140 and 5670...
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
could find another route to getting windows 7. Maybe then you could get a better graphics card?
Thanks for the suggestion but I think I will be buying it.
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OCZ 4GB? The 1333 9-9-9-20 ones? (In which case, avoid completely!)
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