Budget new build for home/office/casual gaming

By Hal24
Dec 10, 2011
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  1. Hello all,

    Please feel free to comment on this hardware list.
    Use : as above in title
    No: O/C,SLI,Crossfire,movie downloads,on line games, etc.
    Have: 1440x900 flat screen,mouse,keyboard,speakers
    Budget;< $600

    Thanks in advance for your kind input.


    ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM H61 DDR3 LGA1155 mATX PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI VGA DVI B3 Motherboard

    Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 Processor LGA1155 2.6GHZ 3MB Retail Box

    Powercolor Radeon HD 6770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card

    Kingston 4GB Kit 2X2GB 1333MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM Unbuffered CL9 1.5V Memory Kit

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM

    LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

    Coolermaster Elite 370 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS

    Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,062   +1,179

    Nice build :)

    The Radeon HD 6770 has a requirement of "450 Watt or greater power supply"
  3. Hal24

    Hal24 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks Clifford for catching that PSU issue. That pick was unfortunately left over from a previous build. I'll change it to a 500w unit.
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    I just built this.
    i5 2500k
    Asus p8z68-v lx
    Win 7 pro (Bundled with the cpu and mobo for $350 all instant rebates...very good deal at microcenter but in store only)
    Antec 300 $34.95
    OCZ ZS 650w $59.99
    Corsair 2x4gig 1600 $39.99
    WD Caviar Black 500gig bulk HDD $25 (bought it from amazon early in the year)

    For under $500 I don't think you can get more bang for your buck. I didn't buy a gpu yet since im not after the top of the line and there will be some great deals around the corner. I'll stick to the igpu for now and spend $150 on one in a month or two.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I would suggest a better processor, the i5 2500K will last you for years to come and is well worth it if that's within budget. If not maybe something like the i3 2120.


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