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Budget Gaming Build

By Technochicken
Jul 18, 2009
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  1. I'm building a gaming rig for my friend's bro, and he's looking to spend about 500$, including the OS, and he already has a keyboard, monitor and speakers. He will be using it for mostly gaming, but he also uses high end beat making software a lot.

    I was thinking something like this:

    Cpu/Motherboard:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211729

    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231226
    really any 4 gig set would work. I'm not really sure which brands are the best though.

    Hard Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152137

    PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152137
    I'm not sure if this is enough, but I think I've seen Rage recommend this for a build with a 4850.

    Case

    I have no idea. Doesn't have to be flashy, just functional.


    Thanks,
    TC
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I would recommend this build instead:
    Grand Total = $500 approximately. Everything ships free.

    If your friend can stretch their budget a bit, I recommend this card instead of the HD 4830.

    Also, look at this page to see if and how your friend can get their copy of the Windows 7 equivalent of Vista Home Premium, for only the cost of S&H ($9.99). I'm not sure whether or not that particular version of Vista is eligible, but if it is, then your friend's in luck.
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 903

    That doesn't include the OS in the 500. Getting Vista Home Basic x64 would add another 90$
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Ah, right. I've edited the build accordingly.
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