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Old 08-04-2011, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a bang for my buck gaming computer

Ok so my wife made me sell my old computer. I'm now regretting selling it. I basically need a cheap gaming computer to hold me over till tax time where I can build a better system.

The only games I would like to play are:

League of legends
Minecraft
CS 1.6

That's it!

My budget is as cheap as you guys can get it. Mouse, keyboard and everything I can get else where.

Just the tower! Newegg works for me.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I built a $311 amd quad build without a proper gpu and no windows here: $250-$300 Build

I'd seriously look into parts that'll be reused... A quality psu in a 500ish W range, a case you like and a decent mobo.

To do that, you'll pay abit more now, but will save alot later. I just hate seeing money wasted...

I whipped this up, for $587.00 But some parts can be reused. Like the mobo psu case and the ram

Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32120
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R567D3-1GI Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
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How about looking for a used setup. That may not be so easy considering your location. I agree with Patonb - buying really cheap new parts ends up being a waste of cash.
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If those are the only games your gonna play, you may as well just buy a prebuilt one for dirt cheap, like second hand or summit. Because really they ent highly demanding games to be honest
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Sorry ive been gone for a while. Ok now that the reply box is half working. Here is a list for a decent gaming computer for pretty cheap.

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Quad Core $104.99

Motherboard - ASUS M4N68T-M V2 AM3 Micro ATX $50.99

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1066 $49.99

Videocard - EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB $114.99

Case - RAIDMAX Tornado ATX $39.99

PSU - LOGISYS Computer 575W $24.99

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB $41.99

Optical Drive - Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner $18.99

Total - $431.92


Is this a Decent Setup?

Can anyone make this cheaper without completely destroying its gaming abilities?
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You don't need 8 gigs of ram. 1 4 stick should be fine. You'll lose abit of speed now, but can add a second stick when you got more cash.

I'm scared of the psu... Its not a great brand.

Switch the b450 to a 5770... bit cheaper and a bunch better.
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Newegg.com - XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply
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Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Both are definitely more expensive than that Logisys but there is no way I would willingly put a Logisys in my computer.
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Well that is true, might as well get a decent PSU since they almost never need replacing.

Is the 6770 much different from the 5770?

Trying to keep this build under $500, is there anyway to switch the CPU/motherboard over to the intel side without losing speed? I've always been a intel fan!

Also, I don't know if you can see my sig or not, but will this computer beat my old one?
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I can not see your sig.

There is practically no difference at all between the 5770 and 6770. I think the 6770 has OpenGL 4.1 and the 5770 has 3.2 (according to Newegg), that's the only difference I can think of.

Also, yeah, don't get a bad PSU. Bad things happen. Like your computer not working. >_>

And that's why I never plan on buying from Dell again. :P
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