New Budget Gaming Computer ~500$ - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Default New Budget Gaming Computer ~500$

Hello everyone !

I'm currently working on a setup for games such as Starcraft II, WoW, Diablo 3 , and Black Ops and I was wondering what would you guys rate this setup? I have about 500 to spend and so far this is what I came up with.

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Phenom II x2 555 $89.99

Mobo: FRYS.com*|*Asus
Asus EVO $119.99

Ram: FRYS.com*|*KINGSTON
4 Gig Kingston Hyperx $45.00

Video Card: FRYS.com*|*GALAXYTECH
Nvidia 460 768MB
139.99– 30.00 MIR

Case: FRYS.com*|*Antec
Antec 300
59.99

PSU, HDD, and DVD drive is already purchased so I have about 450 to play with.


The reason I chose the motherboard is so I can crossfire for future purposes and also if I required to upgrade my CPU later on I can use the same motherboard stilll. Any comments are appreciated !
__________________

advnt is offline  
Old 03-03-2011, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8
Default Re: New Budget Gaming Computer ~500$

Since you're getting the phenom ii x2, I recommend getting a mobo with ACC. Certain motherboards have a specific chipset that is required in order to do something rather cool.....That thing being potentially unlocking a third or fourth core.

Here is a good one:

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
__________________

Some Random Guy is offline  
Old 03-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Default Re: New Budget Gaming Computer ~500$

nice, I was wondering what would be the main difference between that one and the one in my post?
advnt 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
Really budget gaming computer help Joho128 System Upgrades 15 01-10-2011 11:23 PM
Budget Gaming Computer Shinsei New Systems | Building and Buying 4 10-05-2010 07:52 PM
Gaming Computer (budget) Greenbow New Systems | Building and Buying 6 06-06-2009 03:14 PM
budget gaming computer elemith New Systems | Building and Buying 8 02-01-2008 07:12 AM
Budget Gaming Computer!? Squaggleboggin Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 3 03-23-2004 07:02 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.