Budget gaming build guide

By red1776
Aug 17, 2009
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    Thanks Murdo, and welcome to Techspot :)
    they are Sapphire 4850's and they are the 1gb variety (I think in the pic they were the 512's)
  2. Murdo

    Murdo Newcomer, in training

    thanks mate :) time to build the beast
  3. ginetrix

    ginetrix Newcomer, in training

    Awesome guide. Thanks for helping :)
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    Thanks Ginetrix,
    Glad it helped :) if you are building a budget system make sure to take a look at the new offerings from Intel since i wrote that.
  5. levar

    levar Newcomer, in training Posts: 232

    wow thanks for sharing this, great information! This is really going to help me.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    I hope it helped, thanks levar :)
  7. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    Lawl You should have linked me this :3 would have helped me a bit more, nice guide ;D Also consider adding an Unlocking Cores Section Because That can boost frame rates :3
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    It's better to leave it out, since it's not guaranteed to work (the cores have been disabled for a reason, which is usually that one (or both) of them is(are) faulty) and because it doesn't provide a big enough boost in everything; gaming is still mainly GPU-dependent.
  9. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    Lol without GPU i think you could only play Pong ;3
  10. ilikemysupra

    ilikemysupra Newcomer, in training

    The parts list:
    Motherboard: DFI 790FXB M2RS
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE @ 3.8 GHz
    HS/F: OCZ Vendetta
    Power Supply #1: Sigma Shark 635w
    Power Supply #2: FSP Group Booster X5 500w
    Graphic cards: 3X ATI HD 4850 CrossfireX
    memory: 8Gb OCZ Platinum (PC 8500) 1066
    HDD: 2x Seagate barracuda 500 Gb 7200 RPM 7000.12
    Case: SunbeamTech ACB9 Acrylic
    CD/DVD Drive: Asus DRW-22B1LT

    is that up to date? Just noticed the date from the post. And am just curious if anything from the original list should be changed.
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    Might consider locking this.
    @ ilikemysupra, start your own thread regarding a computer build.
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74


    Why? the vast majority is about concepts for building a budget gamer. maybe update the processor list.

    @ ilikemysupra, not sure what your getting at. that list is for one of my computers and the only change is now its 4 x HD 4850 crossfireX, + an AeroCool power Watch, and + a Titan NB cooler.
  13. ilikemysupra

    ilikemysupra Newcomer, in training

    I was just referring to whether or not the items are outdated enough that I couldn't just use your list. Thanks for the prompt responses, and yes I'll start a new thread if and when I'm looking for more help.
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    if you would like , when you have a budget for the build let us know what it is, and things like where you live
    what resolution you games at,types of games,any components you are using from your current machine...etc. I and others like Ritwik will list some good builds for you .
  15. Whiteblooded

    Whiteblooded Newcomer, in training

    Thanks for the info
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74


    Thanks, hope it helped, I should probably update the CPU section...thanks for the reminder. :)
  17. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    I think this budget pc is overkill for emails and that kind of stuff.
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    "Budget Gaming Build Guide", actually, as per title.
     
  19. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    loooooool, didn't saw that gaming part.
  20. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Hey red, this is the first time I've looked through this, but I went through the links and did not see a link for gpu-z. Maybe edit a section in the overclocking/vga or even the "flop" section. As you oc your card you can actually see the increases in real time.
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    Got it, put in the 'Flop' section and ID and monitoring software. Not sure how I forgot GPU-Z
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,397   +830

    I have a 6 year old Emachine as proof of that.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,867   +74

    Ha, that's what netbooks are for.


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