New Built (Tight Budget)

hardasrock

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I'm going to built a decent PC, with a tight budget. Is it possible to play GTA IV, Sims 3, NBA2K12 with this kind of built? I don't care if I can only play in medium settings, as long as it is playable. I also wanna know if all the parts are compatible.


Processor:
Intel Pentium G630 $63

Graphics Card:
PowerColor HD7750 $112
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Inno3D GTX 550 Ti $116

Motherboard:
Asrock H61M-DGS H61 $56

Ram:
Corsair 4GB Ddr3 $20
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$255

Note: I already have a monitor, PC Casing, PSU, O.S, DVD Drive and other Peripherals.

with only $255, is it possible to play the games I like? or if I get the i3-2120, will it help to improve the gaming performance? Because I consider the Pentium G630 so that it can save me some money. Any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks :) .
 

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I've look for reviews and I found out that your're right about the 550 ti performs better than 7750, but I got questions. What's the difference between EVGA, Inno3D and Palit? I found out that EVGA is more expensive than Inno3D and Palit but all of them are GTX 550 ti?
 

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Thanks for your suggestion :) .

I see. Hmm. I have a question, for example, if i will buy an i3-2120 instead of Pentium G630, will it improve my gaming performance? or the gaming performance will rely on the graphics card?. Sinister, i might buy the gtx 550 ti.
 

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$350 - $400. Beside the actual computer, I need Monitor. Other peripherals and O.S, I already owned one.
 

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I'll try to price one out. i3 and/or 550ti are probably out of the question, but I think an ok machine is doable.
 

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It turns out $400 with a monitor is unrealistic. This is the best I can do.

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 $52.99
Mobo: ASRock H61M-DGS $44.99 (before $6.98 shipping)
RAM: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 $21.89
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7750 $104.99 (before $10 MIR)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM $59.99
DVD: LG DVD Burner $16.99 (before $4.99 shipping -- Free Shipping w/ promo code EMCNBHJ73, ends 8/22)
Case + PSU: Rosewill RANGER-M + Rosewill RD400-2-DB 400W $54.99 (before $2.99 shipping -- $15 off w/ promo code EMCNBHJ83, ends 8/22
Monitor: Hanns-G HL193ABB 18.5" 1366 x 768 $79.99

Total: $451.79 (after $14.96 shipping, before $10 MIR, before $19.99 promo codes)

If you take advantage of the promo codes today, the shipping price is $431.80. I could save you an extra $3 on the CPU and maybe $25 on the GPU by picking bare-minimum parts, but I wouldn't recommend it. This is the absolute cheapest PC I'd consider reasonably capable of playing games at enjoyable framerates. If this is too much, you're probably better off waiting.
 

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Well, it seems that I doesn't need a monitor and PC casing, someone gave me. By the way, I already have an HDD, PSU and DVD Drive. What I need as of now is a Processor, GPU, Ram and Mobo. What do you think, should I consider getting an i3 2120? or Pentium G630? and I searched the google that gtx 550 ti performs better than 7750.
 

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I wouldn't reuse the PSU. It's cool you can reuse the other parts, though. I'll come up with a revised list in a bit.
 

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 $124.99
Mobo: ASRock H61M-DGS $44.99 (before $6.98 shipping)
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 $38.99
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 $149.99 (before $15 mail-in-rebate)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS BRONZE $36.99 (before 15% off w/ promo code EMCNBHG22 , ends 8/29)

Subtotal: $395.95
Shipping: + $6.98
Promo: - $5.55

Total: $397.38 (before $15 mail-in-rebate)

If you're really, really looking to pinch pennies, you can step down to this Intel Pentium G630 or this Intel Pentium G860 and save $57 or $35, respectively, but since you have a $400 budget, I suggest the i3-2120.

This should be a pretty nice gaming setup.
 

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