Im Looking to Build A Computer From Scratch?
Okay so im looking to build a computer from scratch. My budget is 600-800$ Can someone tell me all the things i need to build it and prices. (if website link please be .ca so it will ship to Canada).
I want the computer for gaming. And i need it to run games like skyrim mw3 on high settings.
- doruletz1999Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
As I am in the US, all links are Newegg US, just look for same parts on newegg.ca, they should have more or less the same prices.
Intel always was, still is and always will be better than AMD.
That's a fact, not an opinion.
The first desktop (home user) AMD processor is way down at number 30 on that benchmark list, so you go figure...
For gaming, best performance vs value is the Intel Core i5-2500K (emphasis on the "K"), $230 on newegg.com
As far as budget (cheaper) Intel gaming processors go, it's either Intel Core i3-2130 (the best of the dual core i3 series), $150 on newegg:
Or the next best i3, Intel Core i3-2120, $128 on newegg:
For best results with either of the 3 Intel processors above, get a Z68 chipset motherboard, like this one I got, GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3, for $125
Also get 8GB (two x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600 RAM, $47:
A good graphics card, at least a GeForce GTX 460 Fermi, 1GB ($140) or better:
A good brand name, 80plus certified power supply of at least 600 watts or bigger. Such as Thermaltake, Enermax, Cooler master, Antech, OCZ or Corsair. Modular ones are better as they eliminate cable clutter (you only plug the cables you actually need).
I got this 750 watts Thermaltake modular PSU for $90 ($70 with $20 mail in rebate):
Or at least this 600 watts Corsair 80 Plus certified for $70 ($60 with $10 mail in rebate):
Any SATA III (6.0Gb/s) hard drive of 1TB or 2TB, I recommend a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200rpm, 64MB Cache ($125)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM for $100 on newegg.
There's your gaming PC.
- Anonymous9 years ago