Budget Gaming Build Help?

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
August 4, 2012 at 01:18:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.81 GHz / 1.5GB
I'm planning to build my own budget gaming desktop. Here is what I came up. Note that I don't really know well at building desktops.

*Processor: AMD Athlon II x4 641 @2.8GHz - P4000.00
*Graphics Card: EVGA 015-P3-1480-RX GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB - P9000.00
*Motherboard: BIOSTAR A780L3B MOTHERBOARD - P2025.00
*Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) - P1485.00
*HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB - P3330.00
*PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 - P2700.00
*CASE: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - P2250.00
*CDVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - P900

Total: P25,690.00
or about $570.00

Would this do? Or do I need to change something? I need a $600 dollar and below budget.
I don't really like ATI's video cards but if it is better for gaming then I would.

Here's some two cards that is much cheaper but I don't think won't work for gaming...



Advance Thanks!!

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O

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August 4, 2012 at 05:28:36
I hear that the GTX550 Ti is better than the GTX560 SE (the regular '560 & the '560 Ti are better but more expensive):
I do not know the Radeon cards well bit I think that one is a good one for the money.
This should help:

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 4, 2012 at 05:36:25
Actually, the 2 cards from Newegg you listed are both good gaming cards, but they're not quite as good as the GTX 480.

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: July 2012

I suggest you choose a different motherboard. The one you posted is based on an outdated chipset combo. Have a look at this:

ASUS M5A97 AMD 970 CrossFireX Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard - $50

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August 6, 2012 at 21:09:20
@Fingers - Thanks for the reply. I think I'll go on with the GTX550 Ti.

@riider - Thanks for the reply. Yeah, didn't notice the Motherboard. If I don't find a better motherboard then I'll go with the one you posted.

One more question btw. My old desktop here which we plan to upgrade has a 450W PSU. Can this handle the GTX550 Ti? I'm planning to buy the Graphics Card first so I won't buy it once I bought the Motherboard and the other components because it's the most expensive part. Would it work in 450W?

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O

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August 27, 2012 at 19:13:20
Sorry, I did not realize that your follow up did not get answered (I was away that week). Post the make and model of the power supply and the Amperage on the 12Volt rail(s) from the label on the side of the power supply. MOST 450 Watt power supplies will definitely not run the card, but there are a few that might, at least for the short term.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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