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Windows 7: Budget Gaming Suggestion..

29 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 
Budget Gaming Suggestion..

To be quite frank, I'm not exactly in a wealth of money at the moment, being 15 and all. I'm not asking for some 1337, i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 RAM with a 4gb ATI pwn GFX Uber system, Just something that'll run modern-ish games, and be useful as a basis to upgrade on.

Computer I'm thinking of..

AMD, obviously Budget is the first thing that slaps you in the face, but I'm not trying to run Crysis 2 - More like Minecraft, Battlefield 2.. If I'm lucky with an upgrade here or there, Battlefield 3 when it releases in Autumn. I'm strapped for cash at the moment.. but my Birthday's coming up in august, and I'm saving and getting a job so.. My future plans are *Currently*

Purchase said Desktop
Potentially upgrade to a higher-end Phenom X4, or an X6.
Debate on upgrading much else..

Also - I literally just need raw hardware. Providing the BIOS is already sorted (Never installed a new MoBo, about all my experience lacks) I don't need any form of OS pre-installed.

Thanks.. PPS - Not sure if it's the right section, I've looked :-)

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29 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much of a budget are we talking about, $400, $800, $1200?
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29 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, Considering I'm UK, I'd say around.. $400-500? If I'm right.. It should around 200-350 area in my currency
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29 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply $85
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply

MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard, $75
Newegg.com - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $104
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK $47
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $120
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$476. Expect to have to upgrade the power supply later, as this one only has 430 watts. I kept the cost under $500 which was the goal. Should give you ability to upgrade down the road.

Hope this helps.
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29 May 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

My only suggestion is if you are going AMD and looking for upgradeability, go wiyh an AM3+ motherboard. It will run am3 chips but will also allow you to upgrade to the vewer chips later.
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29 May 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply $85
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply

MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard, $75
Newegg.com - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $104
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK $47
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $120
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$476. Expect to have to upgrade the power supply later, as this one only has 430 watts. I kept the cost under $500 which was the goal. Should give you ability to upgrade down the road.

Hope this helps.
Those are good suggestions...the only change I would make is thisNewegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology

$109.99 one notch higherGraphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2011

However the Egg doesn't ship to the UK
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29 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
My only suggestion is if you are going AMD and looking for upgradeability, go wiyh an AM3+ motherboard. It will run am3 chips but will also allow you to upgrade to the vewer chips later.
I thought about it, and was thinking about this board; $129
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

The problem was the $129 price tag, put the box over $500.
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29 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

What about this one ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 99.00 should keep him at his mark. Plus I have a problem with MSI.
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29 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You have a Keyboard,Mouse,Monitor all covered?
And speakers if needed?
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30 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@essenbe: You are right, I linked to the wrong mobo. I thought about that $129 board when I was considering using onboard video to stay under $400. However, it would have never met his gaming goals. So, the second board I linked to had onboard video and the one you mentioned, shaved $30 off by removing it. That IS what I should have linked to.

@Wishmaster: I wondered about those things as well. Plus, as nobody should ever forget, a copy of Windows 7 is likely going to set you back at least $100 depending on what version and what licensing type you choose.
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