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I Need a 300-450 Dollar Simple Gaming Build

| posted 1 year 5 months ago

I Need a 300-450 Dollar Simple Gaming Build

I am trying to build my first gaming rig and am on a budget. If any of you have a favorite build or part I would like to know. 

Also final question should I buy the parts as i go or wait and buy it all when I am ready. I am a compulsive buyer so it is harder for me to save.

Thanks,

Zack

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posted 1 year 4 months ago
posted 1 year 4 months ago

you could also go with the phenom 965 and the 7770 for around the same price - don't know which option is better

posted 1 year 4 months ago

If you want to go really cheap you can go without the case.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/olFQ

posted 1 year 4 months ago

Might I suggest my build? I didn't have money for a HDD but your budget is 450 so you can throw in a WD Blue 500GB for about $50.

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black
  • GPU: Sapphire HD 7770 1 GB
  • RAM: Mushkin Blackline Enhanced 4GB (1 X 4GB) Clocked at 1600
  • MOBO: Asrock 970DE3/U3S3
  • Case: NZXT Source 210 Black
  • PSU: Antec VP-450w
  • HDD: (Note, I didn't buy it. I have a spare) Western Digital Blue 500GB 7200RPM

This build will land you right at or around $450. May be a few bucks over, depending on shipping.

posted 1 year 4 months ago

I have already chosen a case (so this will not be added to the price beacause i got it as a gif)

Fractal design define R4 w/ window

posted 1 year 4 months ago

i dont know how you can do it i find it hard just keeping it up $1500 let alone $300 i tip my cap to you sir

posted 1 year 4 months ago

What a coincidence

http://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-best-350-gaming-pc-nov-dec-2012

You can then get a decent monitor KB and mouse with your budget and be set.

posted 1 year 4 months ago

Great post Scrap. Honestly, the thread should be over after you mentioned this video. All recent prices. Video released yesterday. 

posted 1 year 4 months ago

Here is my choice based on you suggestions and Logan's vid

Case- Fractal Desing Define R4 Titanium Grey - Gift

Motherboard- ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 - 50$

Storage- Western Didgital WD Blue 500gb 7200RPM- 50$

CPU- AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz -130$

Disk Drive- ASUS DRW-24B1ST - 20$

PSU- Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 -40$

this all comes out to be about 340$ from my pocket.

after this i will purchase a Radeon HD 7770 Ghz for better framerate.

Am I forgeting anything?

 

 

 
posted 1 year 4 months ago

340$ w/ case but hey it looks pretty even if you put it on your desk