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Parts for a budget gaming PC

By Dat1Gamer
Mar 2, 2013
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  1. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    If I sell my 2 laptops ill get maybe $200 for my 4yr old $800 toshiba
  2. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    And like 5 for my acer, and the mobo is up to date and I like FM2 socket so over the years when I get more and more money upgrade it
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    Well, upgrading a laptop is a waste of money and limited. Only things worthwhile to upgrade on a laptop is storage and ram. Furthermore, upgrading old tech 'over the years' is a waste of money as well. I'd still recommend selling them both and saving your cash for something a bit more solid.
  4. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Then what will I have for the webs?
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    If your Acer laptop is worth $500 in resale value and your other laptop $200. At that point, you're working with around $950 if you combine it with what you have saved. Then, you could build a decent machine for what you want to do. That is what you will have for your webs I suppose.
  6. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    My acer is worth $5.00 and my toshiba is worth like $200
  7. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 887   +171

    Ahh, I guess I misread. Welp, save your money is all I can say. Try doing some small jobs or ask for an allowance.
  8. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    No jobs where I live .-. and my parents are too cheap to not give me money to do stuff and I only get some on my b-day
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    Monoprice has good HDMI cables I hear. But I think that you'll be fine with whatever's on newegg for a couple dollars as well for shorter lengths.
  10. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    I only need a 3ft and I have one
  11. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Okay guys im switching my GPU to an MSI R7770 cause im selling one of my 300GB hdd's and my OLD Asus KV8 Deluxe right there im gonna get about 60 from what I was looking so im up to about 300 for my budget
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    Sounds like a solid choice.
  13. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Well I have more parts! An ATI Radeon 9600XT, an Nvidia FX5200 128MB, 1 stick of unknown brand ram 256MB (Double Slot), 1 stick of hnnix? ram 256MB 133MHz CL3 (Double Slot), and an RU? DR737 Mobo With a Intel Pentium II wth MMX, ill edit the price in later
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,454   +620

    You should overclock that Pentium II. And use the Nvidia for physics card.
    baN893 likes this.
  15. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

  16. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    I rather do like ATX better than micro ATX but looks like your on a tight budget so I'm not sure if that'd be possible.
    Otherwise it looks fair. Note that Phenom IIs are actually superior in gaming in many cases but I like your processor choice better.
  18. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    When I get the money im gonna get the Piledriver 8core and a new mobo
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    Alright but your case only takes microATX so that's something to keep in mind.
  20. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Well I have a ATX case
  21. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    That's nice but the case you linked to only supports micro ATX so don't forget about that in the future.
  22. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Yeah, I just gotta redo the inside of my ATX cause it has rust its a steel case...
  23. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TechSpot Addict Posts: 414   +112

  24. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Why buy a full size ATX if I only am gonna run a miniATX board? the only rust on the case is on the bottom and that's cause that case sat in the rain for a day its just paint rust so im just gonna sand it and repaint it I got the side panels repainted already matte black and the inside is gonna be a neon green with blue LED strips
  25. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,360   +122

    So that you can get a full ATX board?


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