Post Subject: Budget Gaming PC June 2009
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009
Hello, I'm going to start ordering this build in pieces as they go on sale. Any suggestions? I considered i7 but I don't think the extra 3-5 hundred bucks is worth it for a little bit of improved performance. I play mostly Source games, and then Starcraft 2 when it comes out.
I had to go nvidia because I run Linux about 70% of the time when I'm not gaming.
Looks to be a solid build. If you are wanting to save a little cash you could probably get some cheaper RAM and as long as you aren't planning on using SLI later (It doesn't look like it) you could probably get away with a 500w Corsair without a problem. (This link has your graphics card only using 230 watts and I wouldn't imagine the rest of the system taking more than 200 watts so a high quality 500W PSU you probably leave you with room to spare.
Also are you planning on overclocking? It almost seems like a waste not to overclock Intel's latest CPUs.
Oh and I assume you already have a hard drive because there isn't one listed.
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