Advice for a budget gaming PC+ GPU/Processor/Motherboard


May 2, 2012
Hey everyone, i am seeking to build a budget gaming computer in the 400 dollar range. I have little to no experience in building a CPU, except for installing a graphics card or ram here or there. I have been doing some research on different processors, GPU's, and all that is needed to make a CPU from scratch. After researching, i have a couple of questions.

1. Will buying used or refurbished parts be a better route, due to my budget? The only thing I am worried about is getting faulty used parts that cannot be returned. Or would it be better just to go to Newegg and grab the parts new that I need.

2. Will any graphics card work with any Motherboard, or processor? I am aware of bottlenecking, so i know i cant use a 600$ GPU with a 100$ processor. As of now these parts are on top of my list for GPU, processor, and Motherboard.




I have looked online as well, and i know I can find the GPU cheaper used, as well as the processor. Any tips on a PSU, or hard drive would be appreciated as well. As i said i am a newbie so don't flame me!