I want to build a computer but have a budget HELP Pls
Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:58 AM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:55 AM
I hate to be the bearer of possibly depressing news but, IMHO, you cannot build a "good gaming machine" from scratch for "$500-$550".
So I want to build a good machine and my budget is around $500-$550. ... If I build my own machine for gaming, ...
Fortunately, you already have a few components that you hopefully will be able to use. So, assuming you can use your current: Desktop Case, Hard Drive, Video Card, CD/DVD drive, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers and Operating System:
ASRock X58 Extreme motherboard - $170
Intel Core i7-920 2.66 GHz CPU - $280
Patroit Viper 6GB (3x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3-1333 SDRAM - $159
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W PSU - $90
Total - $699
Whoops, looks like I'm way over budget. ... I'll bow out now and let someone else try.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:47 AM
for gaming it does not mean that you every thing best.
i recently build one pc for myself.
it works awesome
got samsung LCD 22" which was also cheap.
i suggest build your own pc t will cost you vey less.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:28 PM
The tax alone on what I would consider a "Great" gaming PC would be close to double that.
Guess it all depends on what you mean by "Great" eh?
Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:53 PM
I'd be surprised if a 5750 could even pull a 30 on an i5-750, much less an i3-530.
Note: I say "a 60 FPS average" simply because if it ever drops below 40, I have this tendency to get a bit upset. After throwing away thousands worth of cheap, smashed stuff I swore I'd never buy another 'Yugo', (if you get my drift). If it won't go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and then hit 250 MPH in less than 60 seconds, it must be junk.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:42 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:48 AM
Note 2: "Kick-A$$"? It is hardly what I would define as a "strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective" Gaming PC.
Edited by SpywareDr, 18 April 2010 - 08:49 AM.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:04 PM
You could go with a Phenom II 555 which has 3.2 ghz speed, easily overclocked to about 4.0, and possible 4 cores (guaranteed 2). A 785g Mobo would be an affordable addition. Put on 4gb of 1600 RAM and a decent hdd, and you're in business.
Now, so far we're at $470. Your mobo likely has a GPU already in it. If you wanted to go higher for gaming, you can get a reasonable GPU for $50. So, $520. Add on a OS- $670. For budgetary reasons, use your old mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
This is NOT a high-level gaming system. But as far as value and capability, it's hard to beat.
I'm not Intel bashing- they really do make the best processors; but for your money, AMD offers more computing power per dollar.
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