Help with my gaming PC build!!! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2011, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Default Help with my gaming PC build!!!

I have never built a computer before, and have next to no idea what I need to make a computer. I did a little research and found some builds and made my own based on the type of parts included in those builds. I don't know how to tell which parts are compatible, etc. but here is my build: (keep in mind that I am operating on a strict 600 dollar budget)

1. Case: LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply -40$

2. Internal Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -45$

3. Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard -150$

4. Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N26UD-896M REV2.0 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -100$

5. Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply -70$

6. Desktop Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1600C9 -28$

7. RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R -52$

8. Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX -130$

9. Case Fan: ARCTIC COOLING ACF8 Pro PWM 80mm Case Fan -9$

10. CPU cooler: ARCTIC COOLING ACALP64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler -20$

Total: $638.90

So that's my build. As you can see, its a little over 600 dollars, and I need to cut it down to about 560-570 so that I can add a keyboard and mouse, and a dvd drive etc. Also, I don't really know if all the parts are compatible or not. Please help me!

600 dollars is my budget. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could post me the best possible build for a gaming PC beneath the limit!

Jared 727 is offline  
Old 10-13-2011, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Best gaming PC build for under 600 dollars

What are you doing with it? What games? There anything else you can use over again from your old system? You need a new OS, unless it is retail, not OEM.

__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 10-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
Roark's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,351
Default Re: Help with my gaming PC build!!!

To cut cost you can:
1) Get rid of one of the sets of RAM.
1a) Get rid of both RAM sets and get 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline.
2) Ditch the CPU cooler.
3) Ditch the extra case fan.
4) $40 cheaper MB ASRock 970 Extreme4.
5) $5 cheaper PSU until 10/19, and $25 rebate OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w.
6) $5 cheaper HDD until 10/19, and not recertified 500GB WD Caviar Blue.

Also, do you need to figure a copy of Windows 7 into the budget?

I tried shopping this build, and I gotta say $600 is a tough budget for a gaming PC.
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Default Re: Help with my gaming PC build!!!

I agree, what are you using this compute for? plus IDE hard drives are outdated... you want SATA
whitemanwii is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Build (Parts include decent gaming material and going to be used 1/2 gaming 1/2daily use[ceck email, etc]) T_Yamamoto New Systems | Building and Buying 19 06-12-2011 03:18 PM
$600-750 gaming build new.puree New Systems | Building and Buying 8 12-01-2009 09:47 AM
Gaming Build, $1,300. Alexinator New Systems | Building and Buying 10 11-23-2009 06:00 PM
Buddies thinking new build for Video Editing... Would a gaming build work ? Rakie New Systems | Building and Buying 6 01-04-2008 01:30 PM
Build me a new gaming PC, lol dave39 New Systems | Building and Buying 16 06-08-2006 02:31 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.