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Building Budget Gaming computer on $600


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#1 IKnew

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:13 AM

I am trying to build a budget gaming computer for $600

The list i have so far is http://www.2shared.com/document/fcm2GOTh/computer.html

 

I have a problem figuring out how to calculate the power supply I need for this system.

Can I get some help with this?

 

I would also like feedbacks and suggestions for improvements and changes. Thankyou!


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:19 AM

You may want to just post the list here saying what is in the computer, few people are going to download a PDF.  $600 is cutting it rather close.  What graphics card are you going for?  The PSU selection depends on the GPU.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:28 AM

-EVGA 01G-P4-3655-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card
 
-Silicon Power 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model SP008GBLTU160N21
 
-MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
 
-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
 
-OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX60G.RF 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
 
I am planning on purchasing another GeForce GTX 650 Boost on the computer later on if the computer cannot handle the games that I want to play which might be released later on, As the motherboard supports SLI and has 2 PCI-Express 3.0 slots.
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Is this a bad idea?

Edited by IKnew, 07 May 2013 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

Everything looks fine BUT that motherboard will not perform well with SLI (if you look at it it says this... PCI Express 3.0 x16 : 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8) this means when you run SLI either 1 will be running fully and the other not running at all, or both will be running at half (x8) speed. You may want to reconsider the motherboard if you are intending to do that.

 

The 650 Boost should be able to run most things, just save up so that in a couple years you can get a really good card that will last a long long time (like myself, just went from a GTX 460 to a 7970)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

A 600W power supply would be enough to cover a 2nd 650ti boost. 


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Everything looks fine BUT that motherboard will not perform well with SLI (if you look at it it says this... PCI Express 3.0 x16 : 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8) this means when you run SLI either 1 will be running fully and the other not running at all, or both will be running at half (x8) speed. You may want to reconsider the motherboard if you are intending to do that.

 

The 650 Boost should be able to run most things, just save up so that in a couple years you can get a really good card that will last a long long time (like myself, just went from a GTX 460 to a 7970)

Oh sweet, thanks! I was unaware what those x8/x8 meant. (shows how newbie I am at this)

 

I am going to use MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS  as it only costs $10 more dollars and but allows for two 16x SLI. (After rebate).

 

I decided on TOPOWER ZU-650W 650W ATX12V Version 2.0 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Power Supply as it is on sale and it has 650 Watts

 

Please give me Feedbacks if there is anything wrong with my list :)

Thanks for the help!


Edited by IKnew, 07 May 2013 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:28 PM

No worries, I was unaware until recently as well, my friend was running a crossfire setup with 2 AMD's when he ran into a problem, called tech support and they told him hed get better performacne using only 1 card with his motherboard.

 

Looks like a good setup, nice cheap build!



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

Gonna try to find better deals from TigerDirect as I don't get charged tax from ordering from there.


Edited by IKnew, 07 May 2013 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:40 AM

In case the OP makes it back:

 

Run far far away from Topower PSUs.  Absolute bottom feeder junk you will regret buying.

 

The motherboard you picked also goes 8X/8X when both 16X slots are occupied.  It is the nature of the beast.  Socket 1155 boards, and more importantly the CPU itself, don't support 16X/16X operation.  Good news, PCI-E 3.0 at 8X won't bottleneck your videocards in SLI.  The 16X/8X isn't a problem.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:48 AM

Is that a complete parts list?  If it is, you are missing a number of components like the PSU, case, optical drive, and OS.  I'm also concerned about the size of the SSD, 60GB is very limited..


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:04 AM

After digging around many different articles, I found that x8/x8 does not effect the performance, is negligible
The build that I am currently planning is
-MSI N650TI TF 2GD5/OC BE GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express
-CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
-ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
-Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53470
-MSI Computer Corp. DDR3 1600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards (Z77A-G45)
-OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
 
I noticed that with this, I hit exactly $600 budget that I have been planning. (Post cashback/rebates/coupons/discounts)
I chose SATA 2 over SATA 3 because it is cheaper while costing the same amount as an HDD. I never went above 100gb on the previous computers I have used anyways. I figure that, even though SATA2 reads slower, it wont affect the FPS of the games I would play because most of the information for the game are basically loaded onto the ram and read from there... except maybe the loading times... 
 
I hardly ever use CDs anymore, most game I buy are downloaded digitally online from Steam, or are just F2P (Planetside 2, TF2, HOTS, SimCity, LoL etc.)
 
I have A LOT of old computer cases at home, hopefully one will fit... Planning on using the OS of my older computer (windows 7), that I got from buying a generic premade computer.
 
I do not think I can resist the urge to get 2 GTX 650 Boost GPU on this thing T.T, so i will be doing that and spend a grand total of $760... If there is any problems with the build, please give me feedback :)

Edited by IKnew, 09 May 2013 - 02:48 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

That copy of Windows 7 OEM must be unused, otherwise, you will be violating the license.  Only boxed, retail copies of Windows 7 may be moved between PC's.  Also, the HIS H785F1G2M Radeon HD 7850 1GB is a better performer, and comes with a great bundle.  I would go for an FX-8350 platform due to the multithreaded nature of upcoming games, remember, PS4 and next gen XBox will be more multithreaded.  You can't go wrong with either the 8350 or the i5 you have chosen.


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