Budget Gaming PC Help

  Samrussell1 18:03 29 May 12

Hello so I am about to order the parts for a new pc for gaming etc but I'm on a very tight budget as I'm just back from holidays. My plan is to order the parts then get a local shop to build it as I don't have much exp in the field.

Here is the parts, I just want to get some opinions on it for value as it seems the best I cant find and also if everything will run smoothly.

Zalman z11 mid tower case.

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX).

AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo.

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler

Nvdia 260gtx.

G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 Dual Kit.

CiT 750W (Dual v12 rails) black edition psu.

Seagate ST500DM002 3.5 inch 500GB Hard Drive (Serial-ATA, 6Gb/s, 16Mb, 7200RPM).

As I said I just wanted to get a second opinion before I buy the parts ( all except the graphics card which i currently still have from my old pc ).


  Forum Editor 01:06 31 May 12

Transferred to the games forum from Consumerwatch.

  Aitchbee 21:52 31 May 12

I can't help you on this thread (other forum members will), but I am really impressed by the overall specifications of your proposed build....and will return to this thread to see how you get on.

What is your budget? I'd make the following points:

1) Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors generally outperform AMDs Bulldozer chips by a significant amount.

2) CiT PSUs are not of a high quality and I would strongly advise you to purchase one of a more reliable brand such as this, this or this. Use this link to see how much power you will require.

Best of luck with your build.

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