Parts for a budget gaming PC

By Dat1Gamer
Mar 2, 2013
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  1. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 865   +167

    This PC seems to be the foundation for a gaming system. You may want to listen to what others are suggesting in terms of ATX vs MiniATX boards and the respective cases. Creating a gaming build using a MiniAtx board really limits your upgrade options for the future. Thus, ends up being pretty counter productive in your case. Additionally using a rusted case isn't something I would recommend doing. Especially if you can get a new case.
  2. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Yes I can get an ATX but I have limited space too put my stuff so thats why I wanna go with a mini ATX and mini ATX case
  3. hood6558

    hood6558 TechSpot Booster Posts: 288   +43

    I for one applaud your ambition to build a mineral oil PC. As others have not so graciously pointed out, it can be one of the hardest and most time-consuming builds to complete successfully, and you seem undaunted by the prospect. Even if it doesn't work out, you'll have gained valuable experience that few will ever possess. So don't let the negativity of others slow you down; instead prove them wrong. When I was your age, I was still building model airplanes and setting them on fire...your generation has much better toys to play with! Good Luck
  4. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Thank you! I am using a old dr737 mother board and a intel pentium II clocked at 333mhz to see what to do and what not to do I think im gonna go with some corsair H80 for my CPU and a H100 for my GPU and then when I get the money I will do a oil cooling setup :D
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Not sure if pun intended...
  6. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    The reason why I wanna go with mini ATX is cause im working with a space that is 11 1/2 deep and 25 1/2 side to side im limited in space then all my stuff also that's why im going with an MiniATX
  7. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TechSpot Addict Posts: 413   +111

    My god man, why didn't you just say that in the first place. If you are really going to run out of space, then by all means, get a mini-itx.

    I'll just add the fact that the ATX case I mentioned will easily fit into that space.
  8. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

  9. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 865   +167


    No pun intended.. but, I guess it could be perceived both ways lol.
  10. baN893

    baN893 TechSpot Member Posts: 81   +10

    I'm just laughing in bed so hard right now! This is the funniest thread I ever read! Great comedy!

    Dat1Gamer, you have rejected pretty much all the advice people have offered you. I'm not so sure if you actually want people's help/honest opinion. Good luck with your build, but like most others here. Please save up some money, put the gallons of mineral oil aside and wait until you can buy some of those parts that you listed.
    LukeDJ likes this.
  11. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    One dont know how im "Rejecting" the advice people have gave me. I dont wanna go top of the line and spend 600-900 for a PC what I want to do is build a PC and upgrade it each year and when I get the money build a PC with a Intel I7 Extreme edition and an Asus Aries II


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