Build a PC Need a budget gaming pc

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TechGaming

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I am going to use this for gaming.
budget is 550$
located in USA
yes willing to buy online specifically newegg.
Im not sure of any parts i can use off my old rig.
Do not need mouse or keyboard. Maybe speakers.
Haven't bought any parts yet.
no os on me.
I don't know if ill need any cooling.

I need a rig that has everything i need for decent gaming including graphics card for under 550$.
 

red1776

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Hello Tech,
try this configuration, leaves you room for speakers,optical, etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817226001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680

good for performance at 1680x1050 on high for most games :)

If you really need to start shaving the cost down because of peripherals, a few suggestions:
go with the 7750 or 7850 BE and OC it. (will need a different Motherboard i believe)
two, if you have a little faith :) the 4830 is different in two ways from the 4850 it has 4-shader clusters for 640 total, and 8 less texture units (32). the major vendors of ati cards (in order to get a competitive advantage) have turned on the 5th shader cluster, and the 8 texture units to make them effectively 4850's. and can be had for $89.00. i would also recommend the 4770, if a guy could find one.
 

TechGaming

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would this be all i need to just build it up and start it? not including the os.
 

TechGaming

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oh i see. Could i use ones that i already have? I mean theyre old but they work.
 

red1776

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you can Tech, the motherboard has an ata connection, so you can use two of those older devices, CD/DVD drives...or an older hard drive that is pre-SATA
 

red1776

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Tech, there will be others along like Rage_3k_Moiz, and possibly supermashbrada, Raybay, that will give you some good options to consider for your build later. BTW welcome to Techspot, and let me know if i can help. :)
 

red1776

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that is a great card. i am a sapphire fan as well....all three of my 4850's in my triple crossfire are sapphire 4850's :) im not sure however that the 1 gb of vram would benefit you though, the 512 version is also an option.
 

red1776

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the 1 gb versions of these cards use the additional vram for frame buffer, so probably not on this setup.
 

red1776

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with crysis warhead i get 55 fps at 1920x1080 on all enthusiast settings, with fallout 3 its 80, and fear two is over 200 i think.
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

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Try this alternate build:
Grand Total = $550 approximately, not including rebates. Shipping is free on all items.
 

TechGaming

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That looks good and all but with red's build i could afford a 100$ screen so i don't know. Maybe if you can make a build under 450?
 

idunno

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have you considered going through dell? might want to take a look at their small
buisness machines, the Vostro 420 tower, has the g45 express northbridge which
supports 1066 ddr 3 but comes stock with 800 DDR2 ram, but can be upgraded i suppose.
also its southbridge, i didn't ask them but stock comes with pci-e 2.0 video cards, you can
upgrade that in the future.. and can be built for cheap. check it out under small buisness
pc's.

EDIT: i would seriously wait for the I7 cores to cheapen up a little, the 3 channel ram is so sweet
 
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