As the title states I trying to find the perfect non-bottleneck formula Currently starting from scratch and building a compuer Minus to budget Insight build w/o bottleneck. gaming Trying Need computer throwing in my old old hard drive RAM and psu I cannot stress this enough I need Trying to build budget gaming computer w/o bottleneck. Need Insight a cheap but very efficient mid-range computer I am simply having trouble picking the right card cpu combo If I can less than what I am currently building that would be great This computer needs to be able to handle powerful games at a x resolution An Idea of what I want around - range http pcpartpicker com parts partlist Current pc Operating System Windows Home Premium -bit Build Service Pack win sp gdr - Language English Regional Setting Trying to build budget gaming computer w/o bottleneck. Need Insight English System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model p - BIOS Ver HOL ROM vHOL Processor AMD A - APU with Radeon tm HD Graphics CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Available OS Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX GPU Geforce Gtx nbsp
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So what's the problem with your current PC? Your partlist isn't working by the way, take a screenshot.http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/trying-to-build-budget-gaming-computer-w-o-bottleneck-need-insight.194117/
I have a budget around 600-900
Some musts I guess are a decent video card, (i prefer 8800) idc what company or brand
19 inch monitor, (lcd) I'm using a AL19W Acer, wouldn't mind getting a second one
Blu ray drive? lol ( prolly takes this way outa my money range)
If not, any 2 drives would work fine for me (dvd of course, budget xD)
IDC about hard drive space, i don't have that much crap, (250gb would probably be more than enough)
EDIT:: o yeah, I like vista (i know i'm wierd) it will probably require 2gb ram like my current
Games i'm looking to play are HL2 mods etc., call of duty 4, diablo, starcraft, counter strike
Help me! thanks.
I'll check forums often to answer questions
I don't mind newegg purchases although i would prefer amazon (since no tax for CA residents)
Hi guys! as a general novice to computers, I jumped in at the deep end, and will try to build a gaming pc (or at least be shown to by my dad!). but as a novice, I would like some suggestion on what bits of kit to buy, with a few requirements:
EVERYTHING must play nice with each other
it must be capable to run diablo 3, guild wars, minecraft/tekkit, gnomoria, and TF2
the maximum budget would be around £300.
Any and all suggestion will be appreciated, and thanks in advance
PS: sorry if this is in the wrong place, rather noobish to this site
First thing's first, £300 is a pretty damn tight budget for any computer, let alone a gaming pc, so don't be expecting anything too mind-blowing.
to get you started, I'm gonna assume you live in the UK so we'll be using www.SCAN.co.uk for your purchases.
Before we go any further, could you tell us a few things:
- Do you already own peripherals? (monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers)
- Do you have a copy of windows, or will we need to buy one?
- Do you have any parts you can re-use from elsewhere? (HDD, Optical drive, etc.)
- Is there any way you can raise your budget? like I said before, £300 is pretty darn tight.
Try to give us as much information as possible - help us help you
Okay guys, instead of upgrading my pc, im going to build a budget gaming pc.
My current choices are,
OS- Windows 7 64bit
RAM- i need a good(cheap) price on 4 Gigs of RAM, that fits this motherboard. Link please?
HDD- Does http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139 fit the motherboard? if not,
Can someone please give me a link on what HDD fits, thats around 500GB and in between $50-$100?
I cant think of anything else besides a video card that i need, anything else thats cheap and will make the build better will be very helpful.
Why not get everything from newegg, comes with the same single shipping costs, also lower prices... The same hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
You will need a power supply, and on deciding what kind of one, we'd need to know what kind of a graphics card you're going to use. Without knowing, I'd just recommend something that will power just about anything you might have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
If you don't absolutely want an orange case, you could cut 10$ off by getting the black version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025
And here's another orange case you might want to take a peek at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156190 (also availabe in other colors, just see cases, Raidmax)
I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.
Thanks in advance.
You've already posted this: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1084629-amd-budget-gaming-build.html
Closing duplicate thread.
I m building a gaming rig for my friend s bro and he s looking to spend Gaming Build Budget about including the OS and he already has a keyboard monitor and speakers He will be using it for mostly gaming but he also uses high Budget Gaming Build end beat making software a lot I was thinking something like this Cpu Motherboard http www newegg com Product ComboDealDetails aspx ItemList Combo Video Card http www newegg com Budget Gaming Build Product Product aspx Item N E RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E really any gig set would work I m not really sure which brands are the best though Hard Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E PSU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E I m not sure if this is enough but I think I ve seen Rage recommend this for a build with a Case I have no idea Doesn t have to be flashy just functional Thanks TC nbsp
I would recommend this build instead:
Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 AMD 740G uATX Motherboard - Retail - $52.99 + free shipping
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Kuma 2.8GHz Black Edition CPU - Retail - $60.00 + free shipping
G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz Dual-Channel Kit - Retail - $46.99 + free shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Graphics Card - Retail - $93.24 + free shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM - $56.99 + free shipping
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W PSU with Active PFC - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after $10 rebate) + free shipping
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $39.99 + free shipping
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - OEM - $99.99 + free shipping
Grand Total = $500 approximately. Everything ships free.
If your friend can stretch their budget a bit, I recommend this card instead of the HD 4830.
Also, look at this page to see if and how your friend can get their copy of the Windows 7 equivalent of Vista Home Premium, for only the cost of S&H ($9.99). I'm not sure whether or not that particular version of Vista is eligible, but if it is, then your friend's in luck.
Build the Best Gaming PC for Any Budget (9 web pages).
This article covers PC costs/build from $500-$1500.
I am going to be building a new computer on a budget. I was wondering if anyone could suggest bits of hardware to include in the build. Only AMD parts please. Things I need are:
Hard Drives (or SSD)
Budget is anywhere between 400 - 600 pounds.
Thanks in advance.
A challage to build a budget gaming pc
He is an idea I thought would be a challage for some. Make a budget gaming system for under $300. Thats what I am working on right now. So far I am under buget with some decent parts. Maybe not top of the line but usable for mild gaming.
are semperons good for mild gaming
I am trying to build a budget pc using the semperon, 512mb of ram and 128mb 275mhz graphics card. I just wanted to know if this setup would play most games out today like ut 2004, underground 2, half life 2, swat 4 on decent performance settings.
For quite some time I have been wanting to build a new desktop Any a for a build $1,200 to budget. gaming within rig Looking help? Skyrim gaming computer so I Looking to build a gaming rig for Skyrim within a $1,200 budget. Any help? could play games like The Elder Scrolls series Fallout series Just Cause GTA and other such games the way they were meant to be played Ever since I got into playing video games back when I was or I have always been on consoles Until this March I never even had a computer that was capable of playing much at all This cruddy laptop only cost me but it can play a lot of decent games on medium settings I got it for my birthday in March from a combination of family members We ve never really had a lot of money to throw around on recreational things but times have changed somewhat I graduated high school in May and since June I have been working at FedEx The first I made I didn t even keep a cent of it I gave it all to my mom to help out with the family but FedEx s peak season finally ended last Friday and I made quite a bit of money I figure it s finally time to treat myself to the dream PC that I have always wanted My budget is loosely based on about but I do not want to spend that much at all if I don t have to but I will spend a bit more if it means avoiding corner-cutting performance in favor of price WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IN A DESKTOP PC -Be able to play Skyrim on Ultra maxed out settings -Be able to use some texture and graphics mods like k textures and ENB stuff on top of that -Have a smooth non-choppy gaming experience without annoying screen tear etc -Maintain a minimum FPS of about on a screen resolution of x and Hz refresh rate -Cost as far under as possible without cutting corners in performance and quality I have never really been in the computer world as I have not been able to afford to but I do read up on computer hardware quite a bit because I find it really enjoyable I know I would be a computer enthusiast who builds computers just for the sake of building and benchmarking them but frankly I don t have money like that do blow Anyway those are my minimum performance demands that I will go with and I will not be cutting corners My question is this Can I get performance like that for under Because I sure as hell want to try if it is possible Money doesn t grow on trees ya know I don t know much about building computers myself so I considered websites like www ecollegepc com and www ibuypower com What do you guys think of websites like that Or would I be better off building it on my own The thing is I could really use some help and I have no idea where to start So far this is what I have been able to come up with Motherboard ASRock Z Extreme http www newegg co N E CPU Intel Core i K http www newegg co N E Heatsink Fan Freezer PRO Rev http www newegg co PRO Rev GPU GB GeForce GTX http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item - - RAM CORSAIR Vengeance GB http www newegg co N E HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint TB HDD http www newegg co N E Case COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper http www newegg co Sniper Black PSU CORSAIR TX Series W http www newegg co N E Disc Drive ASUS X DVD Burner http www newegg co N E OS Windows Home Premium http www newegg co N E Total cost So far that seems like the absolute best rig that is physically possible on a budget But I am no tech expert Is there anything you guys would change about this rig The main thing to keep in mind is that my main game is Skyrim I am looking to build this rig specifically for Skyrim I heard that the GTX cards are better for Skyrim than the Radeon HD cards which is why I went with this build nbsp
Alright This budget $1000 - New gaming build is what ive put together so far for my gaming build http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Monitor http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Optical Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Hard Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E SU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E MOBO http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E CPU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E amp Tpk ATI HD X GPU That s everything i need i already have all other peripherals and OS Windows Ultimate bit My expectations are to be able to play the majority of modern games on decent to good settings So my question for you all is- Are there any changes i can make to save some or just New gaming build - $1000 budget more practical modifications All those things came up to about before taxes and as you can see all I m working is Soo All advice is appreciated nbsp
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Totals ? $800 USD.
Please feel free to comment on this hardware list.
Use : as above in title
No: O/C,SLI,Crossfire,movie downloads,on line games, etc.
Have: 1440x900 flat screen,mouse,keyboard,speakers
Thanks in advance for your kind input.
ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM H61 DDR3 LGA1155 mATX PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI VGA DVI B3 Motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 Processor LGA1155 2.6GHZ 3MB Retail Box
Powercolor Radeon HD 6770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card
Kingston 4GB Kit 2X2GB 1333MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM Unbuffered CL9 1.5V Memory Kit
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM
LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM
Coolermaster Elite 370 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
The Radeon HD 6770 has a requirement of "450 Watt or greater power supply"
Hello I have been learning about how to build my own pc recently I am very new so I don t know what 32 build----AMD budget...Advice? limited Machine/first 64?? Gaming Fairly or I should do yet Is AMD the best way to go I d like to build a machine as cheaply as possible while getting the most bang for my buck I am upgrading from a eMachine so it won t take a lot to blow me away The main thing I guess is being able to play the Gaming Machine/first build----AMD 32 or 64?? Fairly limited budget...Advice? newest games at decent graphics settings while maintaining good frames per secs I ve been told that AMD is much better and it doesn t seem a lot more expensive I see the front side bus and memory used for AMD mobos are better And if I want to go PCI Express I think that s the only way On the other hand I ve read that very few programs are bit and I wonder how many games are utilizing the bit technology at the present Or how much that effects speeds If I get a bit system I won t be able to afford anything other than Win XP Home I m not sure what that will mean I m hoping I can find one for around bucks I m going to be on a very limited budget for the foreseeable future Though I don t want to make a decision that I will regret later on either Of course it would be good not to have to upgrade in a year I ve been trying to learn about AMD technology and just how much better it is than The AMD is listed at Ghz freq newegg com product product asp item N E While the AMD XP is listed at Ghz newegg com Product Product asp Item N E I m not sure what to make of it Thanks for any help Mark nbsp
ok so let me just throw my budget out here est I'm not sure i could be more or less thats just a rough idea MY NEED I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at - atleast And i want it to be able a Gaming Low budget. Building Computer Gaming Help. to play grand theft auto v I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing if it can be better then please suggest parts Any way I need Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help. help Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help. in every aspect RAM I know what RAM is Im going for to gb will ddr do the job how much will it cost Processor I believe that a i should be okay a ghz one its around right Should i pick another one GPU okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia m Its an integrated card I obviously want a dedicated one Im not sure which to pick please recommend a card hopefully from Nvidia What does bit bit mean in GPUs And what memory should the card have gb EDIT i found this card http www geforce com hardware desk geforce-gt its price is around can i go for this HDD at the time of purchase Im thinking about gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more so thats not a problem MotherBoard I know s it about these things My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop from where im buying and getting it built i'll just tell which parts I want Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me is this ok Did i miss anything please help me
The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.
Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.
Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.
Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.
The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.
The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.
You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...
Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.
Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.
Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you. That way, you can make sure it's done right the first time. You won't need to know how to do anything because you can lean on us.
I also recommend posting this thread over on Overclock.net, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.
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I decided to spend my money on another computer but I am low on money so I decided I was going to make a budget computer I want it to be Budget Computer Gaming able to play most games now I don t mind Budget Gaming Computer if the graphics have to be set to medium because most games I play I don t see that much of a difference between the setting of medium and high Now my budget is - US dollars That is for the case motherboard cpu fan power supply memory graphics card cd drive Budget Gaming Computer hard drive floppy drive all including shipping I have a keyboard mouse and monitor so I don t have to buy them I also have an operating system cd I don t want a barebone because those are to easy I want to put the parts in myself Here is my pick of what I was planning to get http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Case http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Cpu http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Cpu fan http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E memory http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E graphics card http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Cd drive http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E hard drive http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E floppy drive http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E network card even though the mother board has a integrated network adapter I want to get a second one for when I connect to another computer so I don t have to keep on changing my netword setting for my cable internet nbsp
what kind of games are you playing, thats not gonna et u play HL2 or Doom3
I need to build a Really low budget computer that can handle bare essentials and that is
Instant Messaging like MSN, Browsing the Internet, Checking emails (via outlook/hotmail), Streaming media (music/video), Listening to musc (itunes)
That is pretty much it
I have a case and a 40gig harddrive, floppy, cd drive
I need everything else. My budget is around 250$ Canadian But im somewhat flexible.
I ve never built a computer before but I m pretty tech savvy guy I don t know why I ve never attempted to build one We ve always gotten our computers from Dell but I think it s time to finally build one myself Here s the budget for the build - - I already have the monitor keyboard and mouse This build will be used for basic computer use like web browsing word processing Photoshop etc and also I would like to be capable of playing HD content like HD movies I would like it to My computer $800-$900 - build first budget have a blu-ray drive as well read and write I ve decided I want to go with an Intel i it s the hotness right now right My first computer build - budget $800-$900 lol I want it to have at least gb of RAM but also I want it to be upgradeable in the future up to maybe or gb As for harddrive space I want it to have at least TB Also I ve noticed from reading around other people s builds that people are using a separate sdd harddrive for the OS I don t know much about the other parts like the Graphics card sound card case motherboard powersupply etc I just need some recommendation on what type or what brand to get since I ve never done this before I don t know which parts are compatible or which brands are good thanks in advance -John nbsp
I would suggest starting with these buying guides:
so about a year or so ago i started to build a computer and kinda stopped quickly got into some debt got other toys insted and now im trying to finish what i started and what better place to waste gaming Building budget a computer time than at work so far here is what i have Building a budget gaming computer case cant remeber brand but its a mid tower atx psu again cant remeber brand its and bronze certified W or W all i know is im sure its enough hdd its a WD want to say gb right around there graphics i know its out of date but an EVGA gts core amd phenom II or black edition doesnt matter i plan on OC keyboard Building a budget gaming computer and mouse i have i know the gpu is out of date but money is tight and i plan on an upgrade once the money fairy leaves some cash under my pillow set a budget of US any input would be nice and if i am in the wrong area for this post please move nbsp
so once i got home i started looking around and i was thinking of this set up
the 990 sabertooth mobo
8gb (2x4gb) gskill ddr3
and gtx460 and a little later on get a second one in sli
so any thoughts would be great
Hey everyone I am building a budget AMD gaming computer for less gt I am willing to buy online preferably on Newegg I will be reusing my mouse and keyboard as well as speakers I have not bought parts or an OS but will most likely use the Windows RC I m not sure if I will need aftermarket cooling but I m not sure One thing to keep in mind I make an hour Here s what I am thinking about as of now AMD Phenom II GHZ MSI -C AM DDR Corsair TX W Western Digital Caviar Black Gb MSi GTX OC d Edition mushkin x GB DDR CAS Cooler Master Centurion LG X DVD Burner Scythe MM Slipstream Case Fan ASUS VH H Black quot Monitor gaming budget Building computer AMD ----------------------------------------------------- Now for questions Are all of these parts compatible Should I buy Gb of cheaper ram or Gb of expensive mushkin ram Can I buy a better monitor for around the same price Would you recommend any different component Thank you nbsp
i would suggest these parts to add to what you have
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB $74.99 Free Shipping*
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X $126.99 ($111.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) Free Shipping*
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB $217.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $79.99 Free Shipping*
i think these will be more to your liking for gaming and the video card has a lifetime warranty i dont trust MSI brand stuff so these options are a little better.
Hi guys thanks for looking specs for my new pc below just wanted a second, third and fourth opinion.
Processor: I5 750
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
Cooler: Corsair H50
Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz (2X2GB)
Gcard: XFX ATI RADEON 5770
Psu: OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Psu
HDD: 1TB Samsung F3
it comes to £530-ish all parts from ebuyer but processor from pc world.
so would this be ok or any serious improvements needed
Graphics card is rather weak compared to everything else.
So im trying to build a computer just to be able to Run COD pretty well I doubt I go passed Computer $700 needed build Help budget that game This will be my first time building a computer and im not exactly sure if I have picked out the products well So I would like some help in case I picked things that are incompatible wouldnt want it showing up on my doorstep and figure out later it doesnt work Any help please CPU http www newegg com product product Help needed Computer build $700 budget aspx item N E Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Case http www newegg com product product aspx item N E Powersupply http www newegg com Product Produc E Soundcard http www newegg com product product aspx item N E Help needed Computer build $700 budget Videocard http www newegg com product product aspx item N E Ram http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Harddrive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Dvddrive http www newegg com product product aspx item N E Grandtotal unsure of The keyboard i decided to go with Ideazon gaming pack already ordered works pretty cool So yeah i guess i can probably try going a bit higher like to but im not rich to be putting out for a k gaming rig or so I mean its not Help needed Computer build $700 budget as if im playing such crazy games that will need it right Thanx ahead of time Well all my friends are playing COD The clan im in also plays that game so im probably gonna stick to that game for awhile Over a year Alright and for the OS yeah i was planning on sticking to XP some of my friends say its still not a smart idea to go VIsta with the memory eating and stuff like that software compatability nbsp
Well, my computer finally broke down (I'm on my brothers computer).
And I need a new one, but don't know where to start. Could anybody build me the best computer with this budget?
I need this computer to have a lot of RAM for editing on programs such as Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. A computer geared to edit on AE would be my ideal computer. Also, I need a firewire port handy right in front as well as at least two USB 2.0 slots.
My preferred OS is the Windows 7 professional. (is it out yet?) And It would be great if this computer could run the Windows XP Mode.
For internet, I already have a "Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Brand"
So I guess i can just plug this into the new computer.
Thank You for reading
Hi guys I m building a new computer I enjoy gaming and watching videos I m ordering all the parts from this site superbiiz com This place was recommended to me by a coworker Here s Core $800 first Intel budget gaming for computer my the current build list Case Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case CPU Intel Core Duo Processor E GHz MHz MB LGA CPU Retail Motherboard Asus P N-D Core Quad nForce i SLI DDR - SLI A amp GbE ATX Motherboard Memory Kingston KHX D K G DDR - GB HyperX Memory Kit Video Card GIGABYTE ATI $800 budget for my first Intel Core gaming computer Radeon HD MB DDR DVI HDMI PCI-Express Video Card Hard Drive Seagate ST AS GB SATA rpm MB Hard Drive Optical Drive Samsung SH-S C BEBE X SATA DVD -RW Internal Drive Black Bulk w o Software Power Supply Topower Epower ZUMAX ZU- W W pin ATX V Power Supply Keyboard amp Mouse Logitech G Gaming Keyboard Operating System Microsoft Windows Home Premium -bit -Pack OEM Monitor Acer V WEJbd inch Widescreen ms DVI HDCP LCD Monitor Black Any advice on that would be appreciated nbsp
I'd highly recommend an E8400 processor and to not go with the P5N-D... horrible board
also, HD48xx cards are selling pretty cheap these days... i would probably recommend at least a 4850 for DX10 gaming
Let me first say that this will be the first computer that I personally built I was going to go with a Alienware but it looks like I can save Have WaterCool?? I Will $3000 To Gaming Computer Budget a lot of money building it myself CPU - AMD Motherboard - Not sure yet I ll need suggestions I don t know much about motherboards RAM - GB - GB of Dual Channel DDR PC or PC Hard Drive Will I Have To WaterCool?? $3000 Gaming Computer Budget - Maxtor DiamondMax GB - MB-ATA Video Cards - BFG Geforce GX GB for SLI I know drivers aren t available yet Cases NZXT LEXA-NP NZXT Apollo ORANGE NP ASPIRE X-Pleasure X-PLEASURE-RD ASPIRE X-CRUISER-RD ASUS VENTO Red I really like the NZXT cases and the Asus Vento I want to purchase my Motherboard and CPU in a Combo so that the CPU is already installed to the Motherboard Motherboard and AMD Athlon X AM Combo I select the AMD but I m not sure which motherboard I should get from the selection So will this setup have to be watercooled I just feel uneasy about watercooling I probably won t be Overclocking anything My budget is about more or less if possible lol with quot Monitor I m looking to purchase from MonarchComputer Tigerdirect Newegg and maybe Ebay This is going to be a Gaming Computer so if I ve overlooked something like making a bad processor choice or something let me know Thanks nbsp
I want to purchase my Motherboard and CPU in a Combo so that the CPU is already installed to the MotherboardClick to expand...
I would recommend doing it yourself. otherwise you will be paying them money to do less than 1 minute worth of work (unless you pay them even more money to use generic thermal grease instead of the stock thermal pad that comes with it).
If you're concerned about damaging it... don't worry. Althon64's have a large metal heatspreader over the CPU die, so it's not like the old socket-A processors with an exposed die that you could damage very easily.
So, will this setup have to be watercooled? I just feel uneasy about watercooling. I probably won't be Overclocking anything.Click to expand...
no, it doesn't have to be watercooled. if you planned on overclocking or you want a silent computer then that's another story. but you will be fine with the stock cooling (if you don't mind the noise)
This is going to be a Gaming Computer, so if I've overlooked something, like making a bad processor choice or something let me knowClick to expand...
1. the only thing I would say that you overlooked is the power supply. that's going to be a powerful system, and will need a quality PSU that can deliver solid, clean power and protection for your expensive components. I would recommend a 500w or higher PSU from a reputable company like OCZ, Antec, Enermax, Fortron, SeaSonic, or PCP&C to name a few, but read reviews for specific models before you decide what to buy (especially pertaining to SLI, just being "SLI certified" may not be enough to power those beasts)
2. your processor choice seems fine to me. (it'll run circles around my 3000+ ) also, I hate to suggest going over to the dark side (haha :haha but just to be fair... you may want to consider waiting a few weeks for the Intel conroe processors to come out, they are said to outperform all existing processors, including the AMD FX-62 (AMD's best CPU)
3. you didn't specify what RAM you'll be using. since it will be a gaming rig you want the best performance possible out of that thing so don't just buy any old RAM, get some high end RAM from brands like mushkin, OCZ, kingston, or corsair to name a few.
other than that, it's going to be one hell of a rig! and you're budget of $3,000.00 should leave with with plenty of extra cash in the end.
Hey guys I am a complete noob when it comes to computers Total a computer $550 Building budget. Noob. gaming and I Building a gaming computer $550 budget. Total Noob. am trying to build a computer for gaming Currently I have a pre-assembled desktop computer from best buy VAIO from about years ago specs CPU Pentium ghz RAM gb of ram GPU Radeon x Vaio Case crap power suply As you can see I have a crap computer With this I can barely run games like L D or TF at very low settings To play bioshock I have to set everything low which makes the game just pitch black and unplayable I was wondering if it is possible to build a computer motherboard case psu cpu gpu that is decent for gaming and under I am not looking for a hardcore gaming computer just enough to run the games I have such as Building a gaming computer $550 budget. Total Noob. CSS L D TF Bioshock Atlantica Online at medium to high settings I tried to research about computers on Building a gaming computer $550 budget. Total Noob. my own but it just seems like there are too many things to know about when building a computer That is the reason why I joined this forum for suggestions I was wondering if you guys can help me build a decent gaming computer by pointing out which things to buy for optimal performance with a budget limit lower the better of course I know this is asking a lot and I m sure if I researched hard enough I would be able to do so myself but I would really appreciate it if you guys help me out here Thank you very much nbsp
It is possible, albeit hard and you take some chances buying not brand name stuff.
graphics card: radeon hd 4670
cpu: core 2 duo e5300
ODD: dvd burner
With the stuff I picked out, it is well under-budget, but the off brands may not be as good.
It comes to about $350 or so.
EDIT: forgot OS
And that brings it to about $460
I m helping my buddy build a computer he has an i nothing else Here is what I ve come up with so far based on my limited knowledge and a Need this insight some build. on little research COOLER http www amazon com gp product B G YPH DVD DRIVE http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E CASE http www newegg com Product Product aspx Need some insight on this build. Item N E DATA DRIVE http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E GFX CARD http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E PSU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E MOBO http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E SSD OS DRIVE http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Where could I improve Could I save a few bucks somewhere without losing possible performance I really need some opinions on this and reasons why I should or shouldn t get certain items Thanks a million nbsp
Intel has just brought out a new site - Inside the Game where you can learn how explosions are made to look realistic in computer games. You can also see how explosions look much better with a fast CPU.
We would be really interested to hear your thoughts and how you get on.
Hi everyone on Tech Support Guy My parents recently gave me a budget of dollars to buy myself a good computer but I know I can stretch it dollars or so by bargaining with my parents Basically what I m looking for is a good computer with lots of memory and good graphics just an idea It should be able to run Photoshop hands-down do video editing and play some games as well gaming $500-600 insight on a good Some system as comfortably run Vista Aero in the background the Some insight on a good $500-600 gaming system entire time Because of these requirements I have given myself I realize I will probably need a good graphic card that is not integrated probably GB Some insight on a good $500-600 gaming system memory and at least a Core Duo Do you think this is possible and whether a pre-built computer already exists out there or whether I have to build one myself Can you tell me the parts I will need I m pretty good at software but when it comes to hardware I m confused nbsp
I got a Dell Vostro 410 Tower but upgraded a lot on mine but there are other Small & Medium Business > Desktops > Vostro's
Also you don't get all the added junk on these as you do on the Home computers. Plus you can get XP. You got to pay the added money and right now you get...
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With Dell you have to go to each model and upgrade and down grade them to find out what ones will give you the best price.
Others will post more that know about building you own.
Can I get some ideas about upgrading my pc. I was gonna go with cpu + motherboard but im not sure wether this is the problem. Basically at certain times in gta4 and bf3 the framerate goes down significantly. and maxing the latest games like batman and sleeping dogs makes them unplayable. here is my spec:
amd phenom II 945 quad
ddr3 memory 8 gig branded
biostar ta785ge 128m motherboard
nvidia gtx 670 2gig
1tb sata hd 7200rpm
I currently run nvidia surround as well, this system works great but I want solid framerates in bf3 and gta4 at all times on max which shouldnt be too much to ask surely? I want this system to run gta5 flawlessly which is why im considering upgrading. I know a solid state drive would help but would this make that big a difference?
Oh yer windows 7 64 bit as well
(btw: what's the cpu clock rate? Your ISP connection DSL vs Cable?)
Let's look at your Internet.
get a command prompt and let's do some tests:
find the domain name of one of the games that suffers (I'll use xxx.xxx in the examples below
enter PING XXX.XXX
(copy and paste the results in your follow-up)
also TRACERT XXX.XXX
and paste those results too
win 8 64bit
CPU: i5 3330 3ghz
GPU: PNY GTX650 1gb
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
I can still play all the new games just not on the highest settings. My question is it worth it to me to upgrade my gpu? Or am I going to be bottle necked by my cpu if I do? Should I be thinking of building a new rig or is there still some life left in this one with a new graphics card or maybe some better RAM?
Let me put it this way, people get SLI/XFire rigs with not much better performance in a processor and memory. Your GTX 650 is considered bottom of the scale in GPU performance for gaming. Long story short, your GPU gaming wise is the bottleneck. For the moment, I personally wouldn't bother with the other components. I might consider an SSD for all around better performance out of the operating system, but that only decreases the game load times so not much benefit for games.
I myself have only a single GTX 660 (with i7-2600k), so there is plenty of room for increasing GPU performance. And that is not to mention SLI with multiple cards, which is done all the time with top end CPU's such as the ones you and I have.
How do you make sure your CPU is powerful enough to support your GPU? What do you look for to make sure the GPU won't be bottlenecked by the CPU? I'm trying to figure out what i7 CPU I'll need if I want 980M SLI in my laptop, instead of just a single 980M. Thanks!
watch this video from LinusTechTips---
he explains it--
check this out 2
JayzTwoCents spends 20 minutes explaing BottleNecking---or (Optimizing Parts) as he calls it--
he gives a lot of information
Hi I am just wondering if these specs are compatible and are decent for the budget I have. I have a budget of about 1500 or 1000 it will depend what the total cost is. I am going to try to over clock in the future so I am also wondering if this stuff if decent enough to over clock and everything is compatible. I am also going with amd.
Graphics Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809
Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133
Heat sink- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
The biggest problem I see here is your motherboard choice. I think you should get a much less expensive motherboard, as you are not likely to use enough of its features to justify that enormous price-tag.(I wouldn't dream of spending nearly 3 times as much on my motherboard than my CPU). Something like THIS or THIS is much more reasonable. I would put that extra money towards buying a better CPU.
Although I don't mind you going with AMD, I would like to know why you elected to go with them.
I would swap that power supply out for a better one. I've heard some bad Rosewill stories in the past, and although they're better now, I still wouldn't trust them to power my rig. Go with something from Seasonic, XFX or Corsair. You could probably safely downgrade to 650W as well, unless you plan to SLI in the future.
The 660 Ti is a good choice, and so is EVGA. However, you might want to consider a HD 7950, which gives generally better performance for around the same price. Plus, AMD is giving out free games with the 7900 series, so I'd choose it over the 660 Ti.
I'd also go with the newer Hyper 212 EVO over the Hyper 212 PLUS.
Hello all i am new to this website as i just found it a few weeks ago absolutely love the news section its awesome I have decided to make an account for some more opinions on my gaming build My current build has lasted me and a half years but i think computer build New gaming that was more luck then anything else If you are interested the build is in my profile I have got a lot of opinions already however i am still unsure on a few things namely the mobo gpu combo but if you have opinions on anything else share I am planning on another future-proof build Here we go Budget is All prices are AUD Case - Corsair Graphite T Case - Motherboard - ASUS P X D Premium Motherboard - CPU - Intel Core i - GPU - x Gigabyte GeForce GTX GB Overclocked - Memory - Corsair CMP New gaming computer build GX M A C GB x GB DDR - HDD - Seagate Momentus XT ST AS GB - OS - Microsoft Windows Home Premium bit OEM - PSU - Corsair HX- Power Supply - Monitor - Samsung BX inch Widescreen LED Monitor - OR Dell UltraSharp U H quot - External Optical - Samsung SH-B A X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - Keyboard - Logitech G Gaming Keyboard - Mouse Mat - Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Mouse Mat - Speakers - Altec Lansing FX Expressionist Bass - Headset - Astro Gaming A BXR Special Edition - USD External ---------------------------------------------- Is not included in final price Also note that the prices are off one Australian website - PC Case Gear nbsp
I recommend this PSU instead; it's way cheaper and more than sufficient for that system.
Also, try checking out www.staticice.com.au; you can find a lot of the parts linked to for cheaper than on the site you plan to buy them from.
well first off i wanted to build a computer but with all these new stuff Me Help Gaming Build Computer... A coming out and hardware now being obselete i need advice on what to buy well first off i have a limit on about - dollars under would be great i Help Me Build A Gaming Computer... want a computer that can play f e a r mtw II company of heroes and all those other high end games i usually like playing rts games and fps games i also like to multi task oh yeah i just only need a cpu ram video card motherboard and a computer case i also had some in mind but not sure if its good Intel Core Duo E Conroe GHz M sharing L Cache LGA Processor http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Intel BOXDG SSCK Socket T LGA Intel G Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E VIKING GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit System Memory http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E eVGA -P -N -AX Geforce GT MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x Video Card http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E now i need a case unless you guys have a better suggestion in mind nbsp
Hey guys could you help me build a gaming computer with a budget of 500 to possibly 550$ this will be my first build so if you guys could explain everything to me that would be great (though I think that is TOO much work)
What games are you wanting to play?
What resolutions do you intend on using?
Do you have a PC you are upgrading or do you need all new parts?
Hey everybody, at the moment my computer is just not cutting it gaming wise. My question is, would it be cheaper to build my own gaming computer or to buy one.
When I say gaming computer I mean something that can run Crysis decently. It doesn't have to be top of the line. Just capable of running it on a decent level. I don't really know much about computers so any advice on what items i would need to purchase to suit my needs is welcome.
Thanks in advance.
I am planning to build a gaming computer for bf3,the witcher 2.etc for around 700$ this is my current build and would like your input
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
Ram:8gb kingston hyper x
ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362114&sku=O261-2017
GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ motherboard
let me know if theres compatability issues/concerns or reccomendations .etc Thanks
Avoid that OCZ PSU at all costs. This high quality 550W XFX one seems to be a good price.
Not sure which Kingston Hyper X RAM you picked, but you want to avoid the 1.65V kits. This Samsung set is easily the best RAM for the price, rated at only 1.35V and very overclockable which will come in handy with your Phenom II.
Other than that the build looks good, you need to add a HDD/SSD.
So I want to build a gaming computer for my self. I would say my budget is around $2000. The things that I want most of this computer is to be able to play Counter Strike Global Offensive at the best performance, this is my favorite game. Also I love to edit gaming and action sport videos. I have a go pro that I use a lot, but my laptop wont run Go Pro Studios very well, so I would like this computer to run it smoothly. Also videos take up a lot of space so I don't want to ever worry about not having enough space. I was thinking like 2 TB of space maybe. Also lastly I have used friends computers who's computers overheat and shut off, so i want a decent cooling system.
I am quite a noob at building the perfect computer so any advice would be amazing.
moving to hardware as it's not really news. And welcome to TSG as well.
Hi I am looking to build a new PC for gaming, I already have a pre built computer which was used for school work etc. (decent processor, crappy graphics). It is a slimline pavilion so I can't add on to it, all parts are OEM.
I am interested in getting opinions of places to order products (within Australia), and complete builds that are $600 or less.
Edit: Only interested in Desktop, not including mouse, monitor keyboard etc.
What part of Australia do you live in can you link me to some of your local store websites or such, and ill try help you out
Hello everyone i have been playing games on my laptop and its just My first for gaming build computer not good enough at all anymore I have always wanted a nice gaming computer I have recently been trying to learn about it all and build my own gaming computer to save some money I did have a plan that My first computer build for gaming was including the i intel GPU but after learning a little more i am kinda leaning towards AMD x Since i mostly plan to play games on it i read that AMD is good for gaming and it could save me money some use of other things maybe college work but i also got this laptop so mostly strictly gaming maybe So now im confused and starting over trying to think what to combine for good rig I want a rig that can be very fast and handle games with graphics all the way up right now graphics at minimal low and still laggin especially starcraft and to handle furture games like possibly the new mmo blizzard will release My first computer build for gaming in the next years or whatever So with all that said I came across the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ATX Motherboard MHz Socket AM I thought this would be a good start I was going to use corsair memory but now idk if it will go with ASUS since it says to go with intel junts So idk about that for one and im just getting frustrated trying to study for this lol I am trying to come on with a good build idea so what would be best with this mobo for jaw dropping graphics i want I dont want an expensive rig over is getting way too much but i dont have to buy it all now meaning i could spend close up to at the end of this project maybe i was definetly wanting AMD x and was thinking the AMD - Black Edition Phenom II X Processor T but do i need that could i get another X I was looking at the radeon graphic cards but not sure which one to get Doesnt have to be radeon tho SO if anyone is an expert or any experience could help me out i would greatly appeciate it I am completely new to all this so plz explain anything to me as to why i should get a certain part rather than other parts If i should get a different mobo and AMD or go back to the intel i idea then tell me i dont mind if i can save more money and have the gaming experience i want thats great i could put future money into sound and great monitor and such Or if there is a good gaming computer to just buy that has what i want for the good price THanks for the help and sorry for such a looooong post but i felt i needed to get most of my thoughts down so that you could understand what it is im looking for BTW i do not plan to overclock i don t want to ruin anything i put so much money into and feel i don t need to overclock intil maybe in the distant future and i know more about how to do all that safely Also i was looking at the PSI cyclone case cuz it looked awesome tell me ur ideas on that to and if i should get that or get sumthin more durable nbsp
My first suggestion is that you need a TL; DR.
I read some (IMO) poor choices, and I also happened to notice that you say that you're pretty clueless.
Therefore I went over your plans briskly.
So lets get started, first thing we need to know is a budget, and what that'll include, i.e. will that include a monitor? Mouse? Keyboard? OS? ect...
Im wondering if this is all compatible and a good gaming pc build for the first time builder like me
heres the part list
the mother board is the asus maximus iv extreme
the video card is a evga 560ti
the cpu is a intel core sandy brigde i7
16 gb of corsair vengance
the os is windows seven
and the abs majesty 1100w power supply
im planning on building my first gaming rig nothing fancy with limited budget let me know if it looks ok any suggestions are greatly appreciated SIGMA Atlantis Blue Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Solid welded aluminum chassis ASUS P N-E SLI LGA NVIDIA nForce i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - EVGA -P -N -AR GeForce GTS MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ Gaming Build Computer? ATX V EPS V Build Gaming Computer? W Power Supply Intel Core Duo E Conroe GHz M shared L Cache LGA Processor Crucial GB x GB Build Gaming Computer? -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory X for total of GB Seagate Barracuda ST AS Perpendicular Recording Technology GB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s Hard Drive LITE-ON Black X DVD R X DVD Build Gaming Computer? RW X DVD R DL X DVD-R X DVD-RW X DVD-RAM X DVD-ROM X CD-R X CD-RW X CD-ROM MB Cache SATA DVD Burner Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP B Pack ARCTIC COOLING Freezer Pro mm CPU Cooler would like to be able to play COD BF BF and similar games and high settings about thanx in advance nbsp
I want to build the new gaming computer with average specification to play the games like GTA, Battelfield, Warcraft etc. my buget is around 1000$.. all suggetions are welcomed.....
Do you have a machine or configuration, that you are currently looking at?
Hey Everyone I am planning on building a nice gaming rig It s just a matter of when I do build it I thought about buying off of ebay at first but then decided that I will buy from other online stores due to the fact that if you order off of ebay and it comes to you defective I would have to pay to ship it back So anyways here it goes Computer Case build. computer think would I the what I like to to gaming about want know you C BKT from casedepot com Asus A N X Socket NVIDIA nForce ATX AMD Motherboard from newegg com AMD Athlon San Diego MHz HT MB L Cache Socket Processor I would like to know what you think about the gaming computer I want to build. Lite-on SHM- P S x x x DVD RW I would like to know what you think about the gaming computer I want to build. EVGA Geforce GT KO MB GDDR SLI PCI Express Dual DVI HDTV Video card from tigerdirect com GB kit MBx PC DDR RAM from crucial com Seagate GB RPM Hard Drive from tigerdirect com Sub Total Sales Tax at I would like to know what you think about the gaming computer I want to build. Grand Total I don t know if newegg or tiger direct charges sales tax These prices also do not include shipping costs as well I want this computer to last me a long time as well If you can find really good parts at cheaper prices then I would also go that direction as well Just let me know what you think and if you find cheaper parts let me know about that as well I can also provide links to items if needbe I m also considering adding a sound card which would bring the grand total to slightly over Oh and if I am going -bit I would need to add a -bit OS as well nbsp
hey for gaming! new build trying computer, a to some im trying to build a new computer, for some gaming! new to the whole building a new computer thing but i would really like to build a new computer that can run the latest games from around or less not including the operating system i Already have a windows vista Also i already have a case keyboard mouse and speakers but everything else im not quite sure to get Im more of the quot know nothing quot but quot play everything quot type of guy i need some major help here If you need any more information i d be happy to give I can build the computer my self with the help of some guides but its choosing the right parts that is the challenge for me Im also not sure of what the difference between an AMD processor and a Intel processor is but im leaning intel because that is what i here is good Also i want a dual core processor I m thinking a MB video card would be good Need some help please nbsp
I m extremely tight on money but I want a computer that can actually run my games Right now I have an intel Pentium Lenovo laptop that s not doing so great right now with Skyrim or VERY Build/Buy cheap computer Gaming for that matter even Minecraft And towards the end of Portal it started lagging I need a pretty good gaming computer Build/Buy VERY cheap Gaming computer and I m kinda hoping Build/Buy VERY cheap Gaming computer for a miracle here because my price range - maybe max if it includes the monitor I was hoping for something like an i or its AMD equivalent maybe TB Hard Drive and at least gb of RAM I know I probably won t get what I want but share deals anyway Prebuilt would be great as I have no current experience building them myself but if I have some instructions I can make do building it myself Shipping must be pretty cheap as the last computer I bought made shipping over more than the original price The main thing I need is at least an i I m okay if it has an i but instead of the big Tb hard drive maybe gb Or maybe decrease the RAM to gb But you probably won t find me settling for a processor worse than an i I will settle for AMD as long as it s about equivalent as the i Thanks --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please don t post things just saying quot You won t be able to get one for that price with those specs quot or something of the sort as saying that doesn t help The least you could do is recommend something lower than my hopes but at least a good deal nbsp
Since I think it s about time for me to get a better system my current one is too crappy to be upgrade due to it being AGP The current specs on it are Motherboard CPU AMD Athlon RAM mb Video Card Radeon GB Hard Drive Could someone please put together build put gaming Help average together computer a for me a build that costs under and can handle source games and multiple other games on high medium settings with good fps I m not looking for top of the line stuff Just a good duo core processor a good video card that won t cost me a fortune Now I m not really good at building them but I m pretty sure that there are good sites to guide you through it so I can give it a try and if not I ll call the Geek Squad or something Please Help me put together a computer build for average gaming include all the stuff I need because I don t want to find out that I need additional stuff when all of it arrived and I will have to wait Help me put together a computer build for average gaming another few days nbsp
No help yet? I need this bigtme.
Hello everyone I ve been on this site before I read and commented on (for query build gaming) Computer somebody else s gaming Computer build query (for gaming) build and now it s time to get some feedback from you guys if you can please spare just a Computer build query (for gaming) little bit of your time I just want to check if I m doing anything stupid incompatible hardware etc before I drop a Computer build query (for gaming) dollars on all this circuitry Basic info Gaming Build Budget excluding monitor I m a college student in the US and will buy everything online I ve already bought a monitor and case I saw a good deal or two Already got an OS I don t plan to overclock and I m not sure about aftermarket cooling Here s everything with current prices CASE already bought Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External X Internal X Usb Basically a mid-tower ATX form MOBO ASUS M A XTD EVO AM AMD X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail PROCESSOR AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Deneb GHz Socket AM W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ FBGIBOX RAM G SKILL Ripjaws Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model F - CL D- GBRL - Retail GPU XFX HD- A-ZNDC Radeon HD Cypress Pro XXX Edition GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card PSU Antec EarthWatts EA W Continuous Power ATX V version SLI Certified CrossFire Ready PLUS Certified Active PFC - Retail HITACHI Deskstar HD IDK K S TB RPM SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Retail I ll be getting a inch monitor sometime too Yep so if there s something wrong here it would be nice to know Thanks a lot nbsp
Everything looks fine. G.Skill are showing RAM compatibility with the board, and their NQ modules of the same specification are listed in Asus' QVL.
The HD 5850 at 24cm should fit ok in the chassis. I can't see any other area's that could possibly be cause for conflict.
hello i want to build the very best gaming computer i can for around $2600 i have thought of a ton of builds but just can't choose between them all any help would be appreciated. I want to include a 24" monitor with this purchase but was just wanting to get everyone's take on the matter.
i would like to go intel on this build with just 6 Gigs of ram. I was thinking that i might could get an intel 6 core but hard to swallow almost $900 bucks just for a cpu anyways i dont need a mouse or keyboard thanks a lot any help is appreciated.
Well idk how much you know but if you really want a good gaming computer.
i7 900 series
ati 5970 xfx GPU
gigabyte x58 ud5
corsair 1000W PSU or NZXT 1000w (both very stable and very very nice psu's)
and on that i7, noctua NH-D14 is a really good cooler if im not mistaken. about 80 bucks. That should be in an approximate range of 2.6k
Again, just a ballpark answer just wanted to help a little bit.
This is my first attempt at a computer build and it will mostly be used by my son I think I have what I need but I don t want to forget anything or get what I don t need This will be used -- need advice computer gaming another build Yet mostly by my son for gaming and internet - CPU Intel i - Ivy bridge GHz - Video Card GTX Ti GB - Motherboard MSI Z A-G LGA INTEL Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX - Memory G SKILL Ripjaws X Series GB X - Power Supply KINGWIN Power Force PF- W - Case NZXT Phantom Red Steel Plastic ATX Full Tower - Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB RPM - Keyboard Logitech G Black USB Wired - Mouse ROCCAT Kova - Optical Light-on DVD Burner - Optical ASUS Internal Blu-ray drive I am worried about having to purchase software to be able to play Blue rays I would not know what to get I do not want to burn blue rays either but if there was a better drive to get that Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice did burn blue rays I would consider getting that instead I think we still need to get a wireless card and I am not sure if we need a sound card We will use a HD TV for a monitor or is there a problem with doing that These are to be honest just best guess as to what we need I think they are all compatible but I could be completely wrong The only thing I need to keep the same Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice is the case everything else can be changed I was also thinking of using Windows Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice would Windows or something else be better Right now I am sitting at about which is OK I don t want to go too much higher but I am willing to get what I need Let me know what changes I need to make or if I am forgetting something I know I really don t know what I am doing so I am very open to suggestions nbsp
You have a Z77 Motherboard, which allows for overclocking, and your CPU is not overclock-ble. I would suggest upgrading to the i5-3570k, as it is only a few dollars more, and allows for overclocking. The alternative is to downgrade to a H77 motherboard if you do not plan to overclock at all.
I've also noticed that the Motherboard you linked is only $90, rather than the $200 you described. (Have you linked the wrong board???).
If you plan to overclock, and your budget is $200 I would definitely go for something like:
I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great little cooler for only $35. It will be quieter, give better temperatures and allow for much more effective overclocking if you desire.
A 850W power supply is overkill for your build, and could only be justified if you plan to SLI two GTX 660 Ti's in the future. The PSU you have chosen is also only 80 plus bronze, which is good but not great. I would recommend going quality over quantity, and go for something like these:
Apart from that, I think that you have great build in the makings
I do not do a lot of heavy gaming gaming Build] Cheap computer [First however I would like this PC to be able to withstand that possibility if I change my mind afterwards This is my first build so any suggestions or reasonings would be very much appreciated Approximate Purchase Date This week if possible Budget Range around Preferred Website s for Parts newegg com Country of Origin US Parts Preferences Due to budget i d like to stick to AMD Other than that I have no preferences Additional Comments I would like the computer to be relatively quiet and cool Processor http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - This has already been purchased since I found a deal with it off amazon Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Memory http www amazon com [First Build] Cheap gaming computer Corsair-Venge X M A C dp B CRSM I ref pd bxgy e img b -already purchased Graphics Card http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - I am open to changing this Hard Drive http www bestbuy com site Seagate rive p id amp skuId DVD Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E or http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - - torn between cases I like the side panel clear on the cooler master however the challenger has amazing reviews and the top and front fans PSU http www [First Build] Cheap gaming computer newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Monitor Not sure at all probably something on sale between quot and quot - Keyboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E When [First Build] Cheap gaming computer it comes down to it I am open to any suggestions to better improve this build with the same relative cost or downgrade any items to help my cost while not hindering the build too much I would like to hear opinions on the cases a monitor and graphics card especially Price total currently - nbsp
A good reference can be found here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...evised-2011-and-updated-regularly-448272.html
Decent builds with quality hardware.
Hey everybody I m looking to gaming a nice I'm computer looking to build build a nice gaming computer with a lot of room for upgrade for when i get a job in the foreseeable future What i want this system to run is something like Minecraft at the HIGHEST settings with an unnecessarily large amount of mods with little to no lag Now don t get me wrong I m not trying to get something that can run Crysis at max settings or fly the I'm looking to build a nice gaming computer space shuttle as what i will mostly be doing will be playing Minecraft as I cant afford many other games I'm looking to build a nice gaming computer Also if it wont cost me much more money I would like it to run The Sims at good settings not necessarily Max settings but good Same goes for Fallout Game of the year edition as I bought it for my Laptop and have yet to play it Any suggestions would be nice My budget is anywhere from p I'm looking to build a nice gaming computer to give or take nbsp
Is there any hardware that you won't need to purchase, i.e. monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.? What is Minecraft's recommended requirements?
So this is my attempt to build a gaming computer that Another think? build, computer gaming whatcha I d actually want to upgrade over the future Future proofing What do you think - CPU i - K the K merely because it seems to overclock the best is it worth the extra - Video Card GTX Ti GB Is the Ti really worth the extra I do plan on getting or more in the future Depending on where I m slacking for future games - Motherboard EVGA Z FTW -IB-E -KR Whatcha think Plenty of PCI E slots Seems very cheap for what if offers - Memory Crucial Ballistix x GB DDR Cas Could get piratically the same memory for less with a higher CAS Rating I don t want GIG sticks again going on about future Another gaming computer build, whatcha think? proofing - Power Supply http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E amp name Power-Supplies Only that many watts so I d have more then enough power for as many video cards as my heart desires - Case Idk that d roughly be the price of it though There s a few contenders I don t need a harddrive plan on just using the one I have and then getting SSD s in maybe years when they become bigger cheaper I also am just going to use the same optical drive Again Plan on getting a few more video cards in the future Ti worth the extra bucks knowing this More ram may be a possibility as well Not anytime soon though Overclocking would be Another gaming computer build, whatcha think? a must in the future that motherboard seems to be good with it there are a few others I was considering around the same price The GA-Z X-UD H or Another gaming computer build, whatcha think? the MSI Z MPOWER are also on the list I plan on upgrading this thing until the CPU is where the bottleneck lies Once that things trash that s when I ll get the new computer hopefully after years lol Any changes A-okay I m open to opinion I didn t wanna spend more then sorta a little off from my price so far around I m more then willing to spend the extra bucks as long as its not overkill wasteful yadayada Thanks nbsp
IMO the 660Ti is a good deal and you should take it.
I like the Corsair Carbide 400r.
Hey, I am wanting to make my first gaming computer and despite all my research and back checking, I still feel like something may be wrong, not to mention if possible I would like to save a bit more money since I am just above my budget of about $500. Below is a link to my build.
I am hoping to play mainly games like WoW, Arche Age, and mmos like that. Also I may occasionally play something more demanding like Skyrim or something. Any tips, and if possible money saves, let me know.
Probably better to get rid of the GPU and just go with an AMD APU. Like A10-5800K
I dont really know what to get right now all i know is core2duo is good Im thinking about going .. 1000-1300
Are you going to build one or buy a pre-made one like a Dell? I highly recommend building one since it will be cheaper and you will get to learn about the whole process while doing so. It's not very difficult and we at TS can help u out with it.
Okay so I m interested in putting together a PC for gaming So I ve asked around a couple of forums and I seemed to be getting a lot of mixed messages Some say I can put together something for around my budget around or so others suggest otherwise I don t know who to listen to but I obviously hope the former is correct And I think they are Maybe it s just wishful thinking on my part but I mean I m fine not being able to play EVERY game just being able to play SOME is fine with me Now I should mention that I m not completely comfortable building from scratch I am however interesting in purchasing a BareBones Budget gaming PC kit Budget gaming PC which if I understand correctly includes most of the parts pre-installed and working from there I saw one containing the case motherboard power supply processor RAM and hard drive So I d imagine I just need a graphics card operating system cooling fan monitor keyboard mouse and I don t know is there anything else I d need Anyway here s the link to the one I was looking at http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp EdpNo amp Sku A - L Now again I know very little about these things I m not especially tech saavy but that seems decent and it s only It s got MB of RAM what I think is a good processor isn t it it supports PCI-e cards so I figure if I got another MB of RAM a good graphics card XP and everything else I could use some of the stuff from my current PC such as my monitor keyboard mouse etc that would be good enough for most games Again I know very little about these things but from looking at the recommended specs for some games I d imagine that would be sufficient Wouldn t it Also I wanted to ask is it common for most online stores to allow money orders as a form of payment I looked on the tigerdirect website and I didn t see an option for money orders there might be but I didn t see it so I d imagine they don t accept money orders but is it common for most online stores to accept them nbsp
I just built a new gaming rig and plan on redesignating my older machine as a home server The rig I just built contains Athlon II X Rana MSI A-G Military Class mainboard OCZ Fatality w psu Zalman CNPS NT cpu cooler GB G Skill DDR RAM x GB WD Caviar Green and is all wrapped up in a CoolerMaster Cosmos S The MSI Mainboard has an quot EZ Overclocking quot Console that allows me to underclock it for better cooling or Overclock it up to with the preset settings New rig gaming budget I can also manually overclock it though while I would like to believe I am advanced enough to do this without damaging my system I simply am not New budget gaming rig I am also aware that the Rana may have an unlockable th core though I have been unsuccessful in all my attempts to unlock it I haven t tried changing voltages New budget gaming rig to the cores to try stabilizing the processor as of yet My question is- Has anyone built a system with this MB CPU combination and if so is there anyone that has been successful in unlocking the th core How did you do it Would you be willing to post voltages clock speeds etc This is the first machine I have attempted to overclock so if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it I didn t include a graphics card in the specs because I haven t purchased one yet I m currently using an old Nvidia gso as a stand-in nbsp
There's a reason the 4th core is locked, it was tested and concluded defective after production. Don't cause yourself more problems than solutions.
Sub Budget PC Gaming build I would like Budget Gaming PC to share a build I am planning to get very soon and you might wanna make it as a reference on your upcoming purchase Got these prices from newegg so if you ll ask how much it would be on your country it would costs somewhere near these prices Cooler Master Elite One of the most cheapest ITX casing out there Unlike Lian-Li s and Silverstone s you could fit a standard sized PSU in it Corsair CX W w of power is more than enough for this entire build Biostar Hi-Fi B N D Cheap and has most of the features those famous brands currently has For this small platform it has a good built-in audio Intel Pentium G Ghz LGA At you get a special edition CPU from Intel An unlocked CPU that overclocks well with the Biostar Hi-Fi B N D G Skill Ripjaws X GB X DDR mhz G sKill sports a cheap and a kickass design on their rams Gb with a mhz speed is good enough to play current released games Zotac GTX Ti GB -Bit GDDR Sports the new Maxwell architecture A card so powerful to handle games like Battlefield Titanfall COD Ghosts etc that peaks at insanely low watts Western Digital WD Blue TB SATA Tb is I think a pretty good enough capacity for this build Total monitor excluded A budget gaming PC that can handle latest games full HD It has a small foot print that you could put it almost anywhere on your table nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/budget-gaming-pc.205542/
Hi I'm new to the forum and I'd like some help please. I just bought a budget PC and would like to know where to look to upgrade it or if that was even possible.
Its an eMachines E4082 desktop running XP.
Intel Pentium D 820 (Each at 2.80ghz)
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 with available PCI Express slot (Pretty sure this is an onboard card)
512 MB DDR2 RAM
Basically what I would like to find out is if I can upgrade this machine and the best places to look. How do I find out if graphics cards will be compatible? Will any DDR2 RAM work with it? Really am a newbie with PC's when it comes to the hardware side but I would like to play a few older PC games on the machine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to Tech Spot and please read through this.
First, you have to give us some important information, stated as follows:
What are you going to use the PC for?
Gaming, Gameplay Recording [Playclaw], Programming, Video/Picture Editing
How much is your budget?
Are you willing to buy online?
Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
Monitor + Headset + Keyboard
Have you already bought any parts?
Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
Yes, Windows 7 Professional
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
It depends on if I decide to OC my CPU (assume yes for CPU)
What's wrong with the PC listed in your specs?
This is my first time building a computer and I around $400 pc gaming budget m trying to budget gaming pc around $400 build a budget gaming computer for about - I don t play super intense games but I do play Spore and Sims and edit videos and use Photoshop so the graphics quality is important This is the build I m looking at right now case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E CPU AMD Athlon II http www newegg com Product budget gaming pc around $400 Product aspx Item N E video card Nvidia GeForce GT MB http www newegg com Product Produ nvidia geforce gt- - - - - -Product power supply Thermaltake W PSU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E RAM GB DDR http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E hard drive Seagate GB http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E I plan on reusing the DVD -RW CD-ROM drive from my old computer if that ll work and using my old hard drive as the slave drive The OS will be Windows Will this configuration work and do you have any suggestions or improvements for it Thanks nbsp
Hello all I hope everyone s doing well I am slowly teaching myself hardware because I want to get a gaming computer for obviously gaming but also video editing and software development I figure whatever can handle games well could also handle video editing fairly well I need your help in deciding what I should buy as I am building my PC from scratch least expensive way What I have so far last updated am MOBO http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - PC Need [$1,000 UD Gaming Budget] CPU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - GPU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - HDD http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - PSU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - changed from Builder to Gaming --- Case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - Extra Fan http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - Disc Reader Burner http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E - changed to Asus from LG Subtotal Click to expand What should be changed if not everything Goal Run Battlefield around High as I know Ultra requires an expensive GPU with AA Play Crysis on High Minimal FPS on most modern games hopefully much higher on something like Minecraft Able to render fast in Sony Vegas Hopefully not too loud of a computer Not having to worry about overheating nbsp
Hey guys I posted on here awhile ago about Budget gaming again doing a cheap upgrade to my pc Well I ended up having car troubles and couldnt get around to it Finally I have the money time now to do a couple things and I am once again looking for help confirmation from people who actually have an idea what Budget gaming again they are doing lol anyways I have a Pentium e I dont dare to clock on a GA-G M-ES L motherboard with a crappy radeon hd gpu I'm strictly looking for gpu CPU upgrades for now im also adding gb ram currently on gb My current thoughts are a R or gpu and Intel Core Duo Processor E GHz with the added gb ram This is looking to run me about total I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this will be a decent budget set up or is there a better way for me to spend my I'm looking to get beamng drive to a decent frame rate - now and possibly run some newer games on low settings with stable frame rates Any suggestions criticisms on this future build are greatly appreciated as im new to this and f clueless I basically pulled at straws when choosing these components Thanks
The CPU is a vintage model - but probably optimal for your socket.. Can you even find a new one. Here is a refurbished one:
Refurbished: Intel E8500 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.167GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor AT80570PJ0876M - Newegg.com
I am going to use this for gaming.
budget is 550$
located in USA
yes willing to buy online specifically newegg.
Im not sure of any parts i can use off my old rig.
Do not need mouse or keyboard. Maybe speakers.
Haven't bought any parts yet.
no os on me.
I don't know if ill need any cooling.
I need a rig that has everything i need for decent gaming including graphics card for under 550$.
try this configuration, leaves you room for speakers,optical, etc
good for performance at 1680x1050 on high for most games
If you really need to start shaving the cost down because of peripherals, a few suggestions:
go with the 7750 or 7850 BE and OC it. (will need a different Motherboard i believe)
two, if you have a little faith the 4830 is different in two ways from the 4850 it has 4-shader clusters for 640 total, and 8 less texture units (32). the major vendors of ati cards (in order to get a competitive advantage) have turned on the 5th shader cluster, and the 8 texture units to make them effectively 4850's. and can be had for $89.00. i would also recommend the 4770, if a guy could find one.
For too long I've wanted a gaming PC so I've finally found a cheap PC that seems okay to start with but i want to know what sort of games it will run and/or its even worth getting. And by the way building a PC isn't an option because as easy as people say it is, i have no idea what I'm doing
AMD 4.1Ghz 8gb Ram 1tb HDD FTS Gaming PC Desktop Computer Galaxy 3 HDMI
It's a dual core CPU, no dedicated GPU and no OS. I would look for something with at least 4 core CPU, that has a dedicated GPU and with an OS installed. That price range will be around $400 to $500 (USD). For $500 USD, you could build a very good PC for just about any computing task.http://www.pchelpforum.com/gaming/123403-i-want-get-into-pc-gaming-but-budget.html
Hi I need a budget gaming PC that can run World of Warcraft on ultra high settings with a high considerable frame rate I don t really want to build it since I m only and pretty inexperienced with fitting all the hardware into the case Also the website needs to be able to ship to Australia internationally with a preferably small postage if possible I m not looking for anything that s able to run Crysis on high settings just a simple game like World of Warcraft I ve seen some pretty mediocre gaming rigs that can handle WoW on high ultra settings with a good frame rate so I think should budget PC $700 gaming be enough as long as you pick the right hardware Here are some of my options http cgi ebay com au $700 budget gaming PC New-Intel-E pt AU comp dekstop amp hash item aa f e - I want to upgrade the RAM which is available in the seller s description and get a good gaming video card - and maybe if necessary which is going to be from another source and maybe even a HDD upgrade Given the details $700 budget gaming PC in the seller s description can upgrades of these sorts be applied I m not exactly certain I d also like to mention that the operating system monitor keyboard and mouse are all covered already not inside my budget http cgi ebay com au New-Intel-E pt AU comp dekstop amp hash item dd ab - This is my second option I d like to upgrade to GB of total RAM available in the seller s description and upgrade the video card with one in the similar price range of the model posted in the last option $700 budget gaming PC The thing is one user told me that this model s motherboard sucked for gaming Is this true If I m deluded please feel free to enlighten me with better cheaper models Thanks nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/700-budget-gaming-pc.955580/
I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts
Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;
10,000rpm drives - Raid 0
SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)
650 Watt P/S
2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?
Windows XP Pro
Intel quad processor
No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...
Thanks so much in advance!
I am thinking of building a computer for gaming, etc. I am new to this, yet know my way around computers. (After owning a Compaq, you have to know something about computers to keep it running!!). What I need is some advice on what motherboard, CPU, etc. would give me the best performance. I am looking to build for about $2000. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
it hurts me to say it, but if you wanna make the best system you're gonna have to get an AMD athlon FX-55 "clawhammer" core. Get a gigabyte board, like the GA-K8NXP-SLI (nForce4 SLI Chipset) or something else with that Nforce 4 northbridge. yeah, this will run you quite a few bucks, but if you've got 2 grand then why not? a hot scsi or 10k RPM sata drive, some name brand ram, and an ati x850 card. i wish that there was an intel option, but the 700 dollar+ FX-55 is currently the best choice for said use.
Iv been gaming for years, but when my desktop crapped out, I decided to go looking for a new one.. Sadly with no job, my budget is a whopping $450.. Could anyone help me with minimum specs and or point me in a direction where I can find a prebuilt desktop.
There arent many gaming computers out there for that price. But you are in luck. There is a phenomenal Youtuber out there who makes a bunch of awesome videos regarding tech news and such. He also does videos about budget PCs every few months:
Instead of the case he chose, you should get this instead:
Hey guys im looking to build a custom gaming computer to play the latest games on the highest settings, Im willing to go up to $2000 but would really like to keep it down to about $1000, I just want to know what parts I should get starting from scratch. Figuring in that i have to have hdmi and I have to have atleast 1tb hardrive, also I would like to have a case that has a window. I would really appreciate any help especially if you guys were to give me links thanks guys
I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts
Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;
10,000rpm drives - Raid 0
SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)
650 Watt P/S
2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?
Windows XP Pro
Intel quad processor
No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...
Thanks so much in advance!
Go with an ASUS board. I've been runing them for about 4 years and haven't haed a problem with them and I've run about 3 of them. Do yourself a favor though, make sure you run DDR2 Dual channel. You'll thank yourself for it.
My budget is $1000 dollars. I have been looking at the new Intel i7 processor but the 2.66 ghz with 130w or the AMD Phenom x4 940 deneb 3.0 ghz 4x512kb L2 cache 6 mb
I am looking to make a fast gaming pc
I know the con with i7 is that you need to use ddr3 ram which is a con about it so idk. I am looking to get 4 gb of ram and a good graphics card for gaming....
Just post some suggestions in this budget with all the component I will need
Already have a monitor and keyboard
I already posted a few days ago and got some great help and set me in the right direction i opted to try and see if i could balance out what i want and what i need with how much money i m comfortable spending I realised my current monitor only supports up to x resolution and has no hdmi inputs or anything si i decided i will also get a new monitor since is a better resolution to play games at I also went shopping for a gaming mouse and still need a keyboard but haven t settled on one yet I went with the amd simply because Ok build can computer? you Solved: rate gaming for this a i can t reallya fford to spend any more than i ve laid out a s a matter of fact its already over Solved: Ok can you rate this build for a gaming computer? budget after taxes but nearly dollars but i do think its a system i could be excited about but i need opinions and if its bad let me know i dont take it personal i still have approximately days until the purchase go s thru as well so time to think Anyways here it is Thermaltake V Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case Black X X X INT Front USB Audio No PSU Usually ships in - business days In Stock BenQ G HD IN Widescreen Black LCD Monitor MS X HDMI DVI VGA Usually ships in - business days Add EXPRESS COVERAGE What s this In Stock Western Digital Caviar Black TB SATA GB S RPM MB Cache IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM Usually ships in - business days In Stock AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM GHZ MB Cache W NM Retail Box Usually ships in - business days In Stock Gigabyte GA- XTA-UD AMD X ATX AM DDR PCI-E PCI CrossFireX GBLAN SATA USB Motherboard Usually ships in - business days In Stock Add NCIX EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN What s this G SKILL F - CL D- GBNQ PC - GB X GB DDR - CL - - - PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit Usually ships in - business days In Stock Powercolor PCS Radeon HD MHZ GB GHZ GDDR XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX PCI-E IR- Usually ships in - business days In Stock Add NCIX EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN What s this Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer BIT Sound Card PCI Retail Box Bilingual Usually ships in - business days In Stock Antec Earthwatts W Power Supply ATX V V EPS V Active PFC PLUS MM Fan Usually ships in - business days Antec power supplies are rated on continuous power In Stock Add NCIX EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN What s this Battlefield Bad Company Coupon - Save Off Purchase AT EASTORE COM AMD Promo Only In Stock Coolermaster Sentinel Advance Twin Laser Gaming Mouse Buttons DPI USB with Adjustable Lighting Usually ships in - business days In Stock PC Assembly and Testing with Year Limited NCIX System Warranty PRE-CONFIG WIN OS If Purchased Usually ships in - business days Assembly and testing requires an additional - business days to ship your order once all parts are in stock Does not include any water cooling or server CPU installation Year Limited Warranty on system components assembled by NCIX In Stock Shipping Estimate Postal Code Ground Shipping Promo- in stock items only Check to delete an item YOUR TOTAL That is all from the website www ncix com and does not include the tax i would be charged so the grand total would be approximately For what i m getting i think it s a decent deal but not sure i have also not done price matching yet suggestions nbsp
Its fine, nothing wrong with it as it is.
But are you aware the NCIX does price matching?
That same CPU is $189 @ TigerDirect: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...?EdpNo=5692033&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs
Check all your parts against www.newegg.ca, www.tigedirect.ca, www.bestdirect.ca, www.directcanada.com, http://www.bewawa.com/
Also you may want to consider the newer Phenom II X6 processors, 6 cores versus 4 and Turbo mode to automatically overclock the cores as needed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851 Should be on par or better then the 965 in most things and should improve with newer games that are more multi-threaded.
You can also step up to the new AMD 800 series chipset, the 880 and 870 do not support Crossfire like the 790, but the 890's do if you did want CrossFire Support - only if you device to buy another HD 5850.
The board you choose is nice in the fact that it too has USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 support.
And is it hard to actually build a computer.
I've had no experience building a computer before but I'm not bad with computers in general, I just really need to know what I need, where I put them and how do I get it working.
I've got a bit of a budget roughly £600-£750
What are you using the computer for? e.g. gaming (if so which games), video encoding or just general usage?
Does the budget include the monitor and peripherals and do you have any parts you're going to reuse (e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, case, etc.)?
I am doing a budget build for a client for his small business. His budget was 600.00 for the pc with the OS supplied by him, my labor will be negotiated.
This is what I have for him, nothing major mainly invoices, quicken, etc...
Let me know if you see any issues before I place the order.
Hello everyone. I am trying my hand at a first build. I have a low budget and already think I am over it. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think. It is mainly a Home computer for the internet and some WoW and City of Heroes gaming. thanks for any suggestions.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition
Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory
Western Digital WD 3200AAKS Caviar SE16 320GB SATA II 7200 Rpm 16MB Cache SATA Hard Drive
RAIDMAX XFORCE ATX-728WS Silver Aluminum Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler
Need help with a graphics card. 2600XT or 3650 perhaps.
Nice build there. You could go with this cooler instead though, for $10 more. The added cooling performance is worth it, as is the better reliability. You can spend less on the PSU too and get this one, which will also be more than sufficient.
As for a video card, go with an HD 3650 over a 2600XT. Runs cooler and has better features to boot.
Hi im currently in the process of building a PC that will replace my old PC this computer will be used for gaming and watching films Budget around I have a keyboard mouse and a monitor at the moment I have come up with Procesor i k GHz http www ebuyer com -intel- b-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx i k Motherboard gigabyte GA-Z -D H http www ebuyer com -gigaby mi- -channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z -d h DVD samsung X DVD http www ebuyer com -samsung-sh- bb-sata-dvd-write-optical-drive-oem-sh- bb-bebe Case Coolermaster plus http www ebuyer com -coolermaster-haf- -plus-case-rc- p-kkn RAM GB G skill DDR MHz http www ebuyer com -g-skill- gb-ddr - mhz-ripjawsx-memory-f - cl d- gbxl CPU Cooler akasa K http www ebuyer com build, £700 PC budget -akasa-k -intel- PC build, £700 budget - - -processor-cooler-ak-cc ep GPU saphire HD GB http www ebuyer com -sapphi -displayport-pci-e-graphics-card- - - g PSU corsair TXM w http www ebuyer com -corsair-txm- w-modular-psu-cp- -uk HDD seagate GB http www ebuyer com -seagate- gb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st dm I will appreciate any help that I can get nbsp
Overall a decent choice of components. I'm not a fan of Akasa products at all, this CM Hyper 212 Evo has great performance for the price.
Not sure how much budget you have left but I'd try to work an SSD into the build, when it comes to general PC usage it will be the most noticeable difference from your old PC. 128GB drives are really cheap nowadays. If you need to save some money then I'd say reuse your old hard drive as a storage drive, £40 for 500GB isn't great value anyway.
The 3570K is £14 cheaper on Amazon btw.
Hi guys Long time no post But I require a little bit of help with this build of mine I am planning to get an AMD system with a budget of - CAD after tax My main concern is to get a quot future-proof quot mobo with DVI HDMI output PSU and case My mobo should have - AM - onboard gpu - USB - SATA gb s - DIMMs Expandable to GB DDR - at least PCIE x lane - mATX form is acceptable PSU requirements - W min - Plus Certified New budget build efficiency - New budget build Dual V Rails w min A total - x pin PCIE power connector with at least one of them being PCIE - at least SATA power connectors - Modular if possible otherwise not an exact requirement CASE Anything that s cheap but has good airflow with at least side vent for cooling GPUs I ve seen Antec at CAD but I m open to suggestions CPU can be any AM that will fit the budget RAM - at least GB DDR HDD - - GB SATAII cheapest DVDRW - Any LG or Samsung x I appreciate any help you can provide me So far here is what I ve found Mobo- GIGABYTE GA- GPA-UD H SKT AM AMD GX SB https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id CPU- AMD Athlon II X Quad Core Processor Socket AM GHZ W TDP https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id RAM- OCZ Gold GB x GB DDR PC - CL https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id PSU- OCZ StealthXStream W I know it s not cert but good reviews on it https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id CASE- Antec THREEHUNDRED Small Versatile Case Black finish https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id HDD- Western Digital GB Black Edition SATA Gb s Desktop Storage rpm MB Cache https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id DVDRW- LG GH LS SATA X DVD-RW LIGHTSCRIBE BLACK INTERNAL w NERO OEM https www infonec com site main php module detail amp id The grand total for the above no shipping only pickup in store CAD after taxes A similar build on newegg ca got me after taxes lt gt and shipping lt gt - pre-tax SH Thanks again guys nbsp
You can save money on the power supply and the memory, but first, what are your planned uses of the new computer.
Look at memory at www.crucial.com or Directron.com
Consider a quality power supply, but you don't need more than 450 o4 500 W if it is truly a good one.
The Western Digital Black is a good choice,as is the LG
Be very certain your motherboard will fit the case you get... when the CPU and fan are included.
Well most the parts are used but who cares lol they were bought off anandtech and hardforum Used- MSI K NGM-V Used- Kingston MB DDR Shoulda waited for better deal New- ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE Used- My old emachine W PSU Used- My old Xion XON- Case with CFM Fans Used- Mobile Athlon Clawhammer MB L Worth on ebay seller has Build! New Budget more available New Budget Build! Used- My Lite-On CD Burner from e-Machine Used- My old Maxtor GB IDE Hard Drive Need to RMA the damned thing So this is an example of a LOW budget system bought from used parts that I got a good deal on It has rather low power comsumption because of mobile processor it is also cool because the mobile processor has no IHS and would be a quiet system if I didnt put CFM fans in my case lol I just need to RMA my hard drive for a new seagate Total Build Cost is Excluding Old Parts including shipping nbsp
Wow, can put mobile processor in a desktop? i thought you must use laptop motherboards in order to work properly...
Good job, value for money, value for use (low-power)
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/nVhm7P so recently i have wanted to make my own computer, (gaming pc), and yeah, i want to know how my build is? i want to run games like counter strike:GO on ultra settings and games like battle field 4 fine on mid settings. is this a good build? and the case-cooling system are they really compatible or not? the link is my build. ty (os is not inlcuded i will get that seperately, (its windows 7) and i dont need an optical drive) EDIT: (is my power supply watts the right lvl aswell?)
greetings i know this topic has been covered in a million threads i have searched and read many so far i would like to build a comp from scratch for myself budget is For Self Budget Build or less if possible i don t need anything fancy for gaming or a high end system --i currently use my comp for surfing photo music storage burning and office applications for school i have asked on other boards and they simply laugh at my budget please don Budget Build For Self t laugh and insist that i purchase this and that to quot future proof quot my system --currenty i have a tower from an old emachine comp monitor mouse keyboard and - GB HDD IDE i am open to ideas and willing to purchase new parts to make the system run more efficient and smooth if the budget is too low as i have been told before let me know and i can auction off some of the old equipment to contribute to the comp fund please be understanding and thanks in advance nbsp
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This is what I m running right now At this current time I would like my computer to at least be able to not lag or slow down while in raids in the game World of Warcraft This is where my computer is definitely lacking Motherboard Model Asus Puffer Motherboard Chipset Intel P Grantsdale-P ICH Processor Intel Pentium MHz Memory x MB PC DDR-SDRAM Video Adapter ATI Radeon X Pro RV Video Memory MB GDDR SDRAM Monitor HP F Flatscreen Drives Seagate ST A Drive Size GB Audio Intel FB ICH - High Definition Audio Creative SB Audigy LS Sound Card This is what I have in my computer currently according to HWINFO If there s anything else that you need to know please let me know I would like to upgrade my computer if possible or if I m able to replace components as I go in efforts to replace everything in the end in a budgetly manner if that makes sense red would using any of the components that you listed in your budget build work for replacing here and there with what I have Thanks for any and all the help guys nbsp
is this it?
I would recommend replacing just about everything.
Hello I have used your information here and there and generally find you guys are spot on so decided to sign up amp ask some qs before i put my bjs down hope you guys can help I am currently upgrading my GTX 280 a on budget... Gaming upgrade? machine to win and just bought a new hdd Tb to go with it funds are tight though so im still running my original mobo asus m n sli-deluxe and my amd athlon ghz with g Ram My basic question GTX 280 upgrade? Gaming on a budget... is with new games coming out would i be better running another gtx in sli and will it cope or should i go for a gtx which appears to bench about the same I know i should go full overhaul with proc and mobbo but wedding this year and a massive surfing habit means death to money already so im budgetting hd amp dvdrw has just cost me so far my gtx has done me proud but not sure if overclocking or sli is a better cheaper option than full blown upgradings I always used to think an quot quot was better than a quot or quot whatever the number at the front i hope im still on the right lines Any help greatly appreciated Cheers mech nbsp
Ps i have a Tagan PSU which is 530 W or "max output current of 20A 20A over 33A" ? If that makes any sense at all!
Looking for budget processor for gaming my current setup involves an Intel DG PR LGA socket main board GB RAM GT GB budget gaming for Looking processor for but my current processor is embarrasing a Pentium Dual Core E I live in the Philippines I wanna get the potential of Looking for budget processor for gaming my GT and some acceptable performance in Crysis and Mass Effect by upgrading my processor My budget is up to PHP our currency I m most interested in the Intel Pentium Dual Core E ghz which is PHP but I am also interested in the Intel Pentium Dual Core E ghz PHP Intel Looking for budget processor for gaming Pentium Dual Core E ghz PHP Intel Pentium Dual Core E ghz PHP Intel Core Duo E ghz which is PHP My goal is to get something within my price range and VERY hopefully below PHP that can run Crysis and Mass Effect at high with atleast pixel resolution with my current setup I am sorry for the inconvenience of makin u guyz think about the currency being in PHP but if you guyz refer just post so and I can convert every one of those to USD Ryt now with my current E setup Crysis runs at res with - FPS in complex situations with lots of enemies and exploding in usual sometimes and indoors I set the textures to high shadows to medium water to high no AA Shaders tweaked between high and very high and all others at low and I also tweaked the Object Distance LOD a lot like I cannot see most objects afar IT SUCKS bcoz if its alredy degraded in visual quality that much it wud perform well in stealthy approaches and if less than enemies are running around or attacking but it goes fps once there are or once there are lots of explosions My Mobo won t allow to me OC and I really don t plan to and I really can t afford to buy some cooling stuff or other stuff other than a CPU Please and THank YOU ALL help is HIGHly appreciated nbsp
Judging by your pricing I'd probably go with the E6500. Except for the lower L2 cache (2mb) compared to the E7500's 3mb the CPU's are identical except that the E6500 is branded "Dual Core" and the E7500 is a "Core 2 Duo". Both are Wolfdale (Penryn 45nm) CPU's.
Theoretically the E7500's larger cache should make it faster in some applications, but the E6500 should still provide 90-95% of the E7500's performance .
This review of 131 CPU's includes all the processors you have listed, and as an added bonus includes a Crysis benchmark. The only downside is that the review is in French, although Google translate might help you out. The graphs of course are self explanatory.
Here is a Crysis optimization guide to help get the best out of the gamehttp://www.tweakguides.com/Crysis_1.html should you need it.
Hello again I have posted previously budget for non-gaming on Best setup a on potential setups and I guess I never fully explained what I Best setup for non-gaming on a budget will be using my new noob owning machine for I know this could draw heat but I don t game on PC The only gaming I do is with my xbox so now that I got that out of the way what is the best stuff for things like burning DVDs and encoding movies to ipod format It is mostly for every day use but at times I get out of control and have to push it to its limits Here is what I am planning on putting together Pentium GHZ HT Prescott Gigabyte GA- IPE G ATX Intel Motherboard GB Kingston ValueRAM -Pin DDR SDRAM ATI Radeon X Pro MB already purchased for good deal Western Digital Caviar SE GB quot SATA Gb s Rosewill TU- Black mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill ATX V W with P support Power Supply ZALMAN CNPS B-ALCU mm Ball Cooling Fan Shall this suffice in terms of staying cool Also is the RAM decent or shall I go with Corsair Your thoughts are most appreciated as always nbsp
Well, I have a Radeon X800 PRO 256MB PCI-e in my pc, which I use for gaming. So you might want to buy a cheap pos card instead of that card, because you can probably save some money.
I'd like to update my desktop PC for gaming, but I don't know much about system specs. My maximum budget is 500 USD/300 GBP including shipping/transport, etc. I live in the UK (London, England), so if possible I'd like to buy from UK sites/stores in order to avoid shipping costs.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz (4 CPUs)
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Unfortunately it's a Dell (I was stupid computer-wise some years ago), so I supppose I won't be able to overclock.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Hi and welcome to TSG.
There are quite a few UK users on here, so rather than converting the USD budget can you give an actual GBP budget?
What level of gaming are we talking about here, are you wanting to play the latest games?
Graphics card update is the most obvious choice, however that will likely also require a PSU upgrade also. With it being a Dell (or any other brand made machine) the available physical space inside the case could also be a problem.
To get some ideas here are a couple of decent UK sites that I use fairly regularly:
Hello everyone Im new here and I just wanted to know If you guys would help me in getting a good gaming pc made from scratch First things first as directed by the thread made by Rage K Moiz I ll tell you that my budget should be around to k dollars to make a gaming pc from zero capable of playing some of the most newer games out there with good resolutions nothing crazy but above average My knowledge of the subject isnt what it used to be back in the days when you only had to worry about P and stuff so forgive me if I end up asking too much questions My original idea was to get some quad core processors with gb gpu and a few more things maybe im doint it wrong but thats why im here asking for your a 1.5K PC, gaming to budget Buying $1.3 help Now im from mexico so a Buying a gaming PC, $1.3 to 1.5K budget few parts may or may not be as easy to get as back in the US but any and all help Buying a gaming PC, $1.3 to 1.5K budget wouldbe appreciated thank you nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/buying-a-gaming-pc-1-3-to-1-5k-budget.164877/
I built my brother-in-law a gaming rig earlier this year utilizing the AMD hexacore 1055T with 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. He is very, very pleased.
As for the OS go with the Windows 7 64-bit. Yes, it runs older games.
As for the power supply, don't go cheap. It is the backbone of all systems. There are several good psu manufacture's but I like what Corsair offers. Depending on your final build a 650 watt or 750 watt psu should do you fine.
* There will be other contributors that regular post here that will probably answer giving excellent advice.
Hello guys I was talking to my parents and they said for my birthday in august they might give me $200 for a budget gaming pc build I already have the case, DVD drive, hdd's, and I need somthing that can play BO2 I need a Mobo, PSU, CPU, GPU, I think thats all what could you guys reccomend me some parts?
EDIT: Oh and I need to stay with DDR3 ram I already have tons of ddr3 ram
Man, $200 isn't really enough to get yourself a proper build, even without the parts you listed. If I were you, I'd wait until I had a good $400-500 dollars before you begin to think about a gaming PC.
If that isn't possible, for whatever reason, check out teksyndicate's cheap *** gaming rig.
To be quite frank I'm not exactly in a wealth of money at the moment being and all I'm not asking for some i k GB DDR Gaming Suggestion.. Budget RAM with a Budget Gaming Suggestion.. gb ATI pwn GFX Uber system Just something that'll run modern-ish games and be useful as a basis to upgrade on Computer I'm thinking of AMD obviously Budget is the first thing that slaps you in the face but I'm not trying to run Crysis - More like Minecraft Battlefield If I'm lucky with an upgrade here or there Battlefield when it releases in Autumn I'm strapped for cash at the moment but my Birthday's coming up in august and I'm saving and getting a job so My future plans are Currently Purchase said Desktop Potentially upgrade to a higher-end Phenom X or an X Debate on upgrading much else Also - I literally just need raw hardware Providing the BIOS is already sorted Never installed a new MoBo about all my experience lacks I don't need any form of OS pre-installed Thanks PPS - Not sure if it's the right section I've looked -
How much of a budget are we talking about, $400, $800, $1200?http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/166008-budget-gaming-suggestion.html