• $500 Budget Gaming Build
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So my birthday is in about a week or so and one of the things I've been planning to do for a while now is build a new PC. $600 is my set price. I will be ordering it in a week from now. I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS ready. Everything else is for you to decide.
Got a Case, SATA HDD and DVDRW drive? That can save you $100+ right out of the gate. [editline]17th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://i.imgur.com/EkThr.png[/t] GPU is a refurb. Doesn't have a case or a HDD, I figure if you need a case it's best for you to choose since you'll be the one that has to sit next to it.
[QUOTE=AugustBurnsRed;34741354]Got a Case, SATA HDD and DVDRW drive? That can save you $100+ right out of the gate. [editline]17th February 2012[/editline] [t]http://i.imgur.com/EkThr.png[/t] GPU is a refurb. Doesn't have a case or a HDD, I figure if you need a case it's best for you to choose since you'll be the one that has to sit next to it.[/QUOTE] I do have a DVDRW drive, but I don't have a HDD to reuse. I'm not too big on flashy cases. Do you have any suggestions for one? The budget is $600 now. Should give you a bit more space to choose.
[QUOTE=DeandreT;34742687]I do have a DVDRW drive, but I don't have a HDD to reuse. I'm not too big on flashy cases. Do you have any suggestions for one? The budget is $600 now. Should give you a bit more space to choose.[/QUOTE] [url]http://us.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57878&promoid=1315[/url] [url]http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC%2D912%2DKKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1315[/url]
[t]http://puu.sh/hjfg[/t] I put in an i5-2400 instead of the i3 since your budget is $600 now, you may be able to find the same parts elsewhere (possibly on amazon, ncix or tigerdirect) for cheaper, i just stuck to newegg for simplicity. The case i picked isn't too flashy and has great features for the price, cheaper than the 912 on newegg. That HDD on NCIX looks like a good deal, i'd go for that if you can.
If you're getting the i5-2400 you can get the i5-2500k for $10 more on ncix for a limited time.. have you thought about getting a sound card? Because onboard sucks. i3-2100 saves you a ton of cash, $115 on ncix
Most people can't tell the difference between onboard and standalone, unless one or the other is faulty.
Have you even looked at sound cards?
Sound isn't too big for me. I'll stick with onboard and if I end up not liking it I'll order a sound card. Thanks for the help everyone. Probably would've built an overheating calculator without you.
Xonar DG is only $30...
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