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Building a budget gaming computer

By BOYwonder
Nov 8, 2011
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  1. so about a year or so ago i started to build a computer and kinda stopped quickly got into some debt got other toys insted and now im trying to finish what i started and what better place to waste time than at work. so far here is what i have

    case cant remeber brand but its a mid tower atx

    psu again cant remeber brand its and 80 bronze certified 800W or 850W all i know is im sure its enough

    hdd its a WD want to say 500 gb right around there

    graphics i know its out of date but an EVGA 9800gts

    core amd phenom II 955 or 965 black edition doesnt matter i plan on OC

    keyboard and mouse i have

    i know the gpu is out of date but money is tight and i plan on an upgrade once the money fairy leaves some cash under my pillow set a budget of $500US any input would be nice and if i am in the wrong area for this post please move
     
  2. BOYwonder

    BOYwonder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so once i got home i started looking around and i was thinking of this set up

    the 990 sabertooth mobo
    8gb (2x4gb) gskill ddr3
    and gtx460 and a little later on get a second one in sli

    so any thoughts would be great
     
  3. Mirrorz3dge

    Mirrorz3dge TS Rookie

    Hi :D

    if youre building a 'budget' gaming computer, you won't need the sabertooth mobo.
    also 8 gigs of ram is kinda overkill

    please answer these questions:

    What are you going to use the PC for?
    How much is your budget?
    Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
    Are you willing to buy online?
    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    Have you already bought any parts?
    Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
     
  4. BOYwonder

    BOYwonder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What are you going to use the PC for?
    GAMING
    How much is your budget?
    300-400ish
    Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
    ST LOUIS MO USA
    Are you willing to buy online?
    YES
    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    YES TOWER PSU HDD
    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    MONITOR BUT I WILL BE BORROWING ONE
    Have you already bought any parts?
    YES
    Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    NO
    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
    MAYBE GOING TO OC THE CPU
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    That actually sound quite good.
    IMO, ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    I'd also pick up a Phenom II X6 and only 4GB of RAM, but 8GB of ram is fine if you want it.
     
  6. Mirrorz3dge

    Mirrorz3dge TS Rookie



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