Re: Building budget gaming rig, need feedback
I was going to buy a seperate psu / case / vid card from newegg but the shipping was astronomical in comparison. I didn't realize that pcu came with a fan, I changed that out when I decided to get the ASUS motherboard over the Biostar for quality reasons. Also had to pick out a new pcu. The psu's we're a pick between a 450w oem or a diablotek 600w, I picked the lifetime warranty one, seemed like a better investment. I was a little impatient for my first build but im happy with it.
I've read both bad and good reviews on the card, as long as I don't have to replace the gpu fan it's gonna work perfectly for what I need it for, I can always upgrade my video card, this is just to get me started. I also chose the Kingston ram over corsair, for the simple fact of compatibility, I learned everything I know about compatibility putting this computer together, so I wasn't to confident with it.
The cpu/mobo, ram, and gpu are all overclockable, spent a little more on a case I could put a better cooling system, cpu is overclockable to 3.0-3.1 very safely, ram to 1033 mhz ( not sure mobo runs that with full compatibility, says it does, but reviews say otherwise ).
Although I wish I would have seen your advice before I ordered, but patience isn't a strong suit with me, wanted to this for a while since my computer died years ago and never had a decent one since. The newegg shipping would have cost me 40-50$ more alone, which I really dont have at the moment.
Way I look at it, I got a Solid cpu, I don't need tri/quad-core, I doubt dual core will be under much stress. Solid ram and solid video card ( Better than onboard and for 47$ I can't really argue with that ) For cheap