Re: Need some help with budget gaming build
Yeah, it was a bit confusing. It's a close friend that a few of us are pitching in to build a computer for as he's got a lot on his plate and financially is on a tight budget. We all play online with him but his old x2 3600+ just can't handle it anymore and is constantly crashing him. So pitching in I have that mobo that I was selling on kijiji that I could instead donate to his build, same with the psu, hdds, dvd, etc...
So at this point we're thinking of going with the higher end cpu/mobo combo and cheaper gpu. I know for gaming that doesn't make sense but we're thinking of system longevity. He won't be doing any new system builds for a very long time so we were thinking it would be easier to upgrade the gpu in a year or two rather than the cpu/mobo combo.
Make sense? Agree/disagree?
So right now we're leaning towards that 650ti because the price is very good and could be flipped down the road for minimal losses. My psu because it's free. So that leaves:
- mobo/cpu combo
So right now looking at these options:
1) 1150 build: $50 over budget that we can probably scrounge up
- 4430, asus z87 (or another one around the $150-160), 8gb ram
2) 1155 build with my mobo: $50 under budget
- 3570k, gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, 6gb ram,