PC Build?


#1

I want to build a decent computer for playing games such as league of legends, runescape, and the likes. The only problem is I’m hard pressed for cash right now and I will be for a while. I was hoping you guys could point me in the direction of a decent computer that I could build on in the future.

If I wasn’t clear I’m looking for either a list of parts to buy for my own build or alternatively a pre-built computer that I could add better parts to in the future.

Budget ~500 dollars.


#2

I reckon you can put together a nice custom build for $500 that certainly will have no trouble running those games.

Are you American? As best bet is newegg.com for you. Otherwise ebuyer.com if you’re in Europe.


#3

newegg.com is where I get all my parts these days, tigerdirect.com is good too, but generally more expensive unless you catch sales. I might try to create a good build for you on newegg.com, but I’m kind of scared to do so because it makes me want a new computer! :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Ok, here it is:

http://www.moparisthebest.com/builds/newty.html

Total:
$494.94
$9.99 shipping
you get $20 back from a mail in rebate
1 free 4GB kingston flashdrive
2 free games (Just Cause 2 + Mafia)

Plus it’s an awesome computer! The case is ugly, but you can pick a better looking one for about the same price. The power supply that comes with it most likely sucks, but when it goes out you can order one for $40 or so. It also leaves some empty slots to add extra RAM in the future, but 4GB is plenty for now. It supports up to 16.

You can also save money going with a smaller hard drive or not one at all if you have an old computer to harvest from. Anyway, that’s what I’d build, and thanks a lot asshole, because now I want to order it :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

[quote=“Moparisthebest, post:4, topic:385664”]Ok, here it is:

http://www.moparisthebest.com/builds/newty.html

Total:
$494.94
$9.99 shipping
you get $20 back from a mail in rebate
1 free 4GB kingston flashdrive
2 free games (Just Cause 2 + Mafia)

Plus it’s an awesome computer! The case is ugly, but you can pick a better looking one for about the same price. The power supply that comes with it most likely sucks, but when it goes out you can order one for $40 or so. It also leaves some empty slots to add extra RAM in the future, but 4GB is plenty for now. It supports up to 16.

You can also save money going with a smaller hard drive or not one at all if you have an old computer to harvest from. Anyway, that’s what I’d build, and thanks a lot asshole, because now I want to order it :P[/quote]

5400rpm harddrive eww

also the motherboard is sata iii(6gb/s) so you’ll need a sata iii harddrive rather than a sata ii(3gb/s)


#6

Sata 3 is backwards compatible with sata 2 and 1 just like sata 2 is with sata 1 isn’t it? I just picked the cheapest 1TB non-western digital hard drive I saw, feel free to grab any or use your existing.


#7

Thanks mopar! Is everything compatible with each other or is niall right?


#8

my bad, sata ii and sata iii are backwards/forwards compatible, the last time I checked I only saw a few rather confusing yahoo answers on google


#9

I’m almost positive everything is compatible. :slight_smile: The only thing I didn’t check out really well is the case/psu, make sure it is 24-pin ATX.

I also found better/cheaper RAM:


Only $29.99 after mail in rebate. :slight_smile:

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If you have a little more to spend, or have old components you can use (like I do), you could go with this build:
http://www.moparisthebest.com/builds/moparisthebest.html


#10

Why does the second build have 2 motherboards?


#11

I was trying to decide between the two, but, despite my love for MSI, the ASUS mobo is the one I went with…


#12

Is this still a viable build? Could I run league at 60 fps with this?


#13

I am quite sure it could handle LoL.


#14

You’ll probably get more power for the same money now, however, given that it is like 2 years later.


#15

Looking like I’m going to be building this. I’ve been reading up on it and everyone seems to think it needs a better video card. Does anyone have a suggestion on a better video card?


#16

I actually built that computer that mitb posted.

2 years later, I’m looking to just upgrade it a bit. Any recommendations on what part? not to hijack


#17

[quote=“Yz85Racer, post:16, topic:385664”]I actually built that computer that mitb posted.

2 years later, I’m looking to just upgrade it a bit. Any recommendations on what part? not to hijack[/quote]
I recommend getting a nice SSD


#18

Anyones in particular you’d recommend brah


#19

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=557372&Sku=O261-8201

Should be well in the range that one would want, unless you’re looking for something like this.

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive2-duo/


#20

That seems fair priced. I’ll check it out, thanks