Input wanted for budget gaming PC.
Hi fellow RPSers
I am building a system for my dad and am looking for input on it.
The budget I have to work with is 550$ and he does not expect a top of the line system for this price, he just wants to be able to run games like TW2 and Skyrim (on low or medium settings he does not care as long as it runs smoothly).
I have picked out the following (all prices are in Australian dollars)
-AMD A8-3850 Quad Core Fusion *HD6550D* CPU *@2.9ghz*- 179$
-Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H MB, Socket FM1, AMD A75 Chipset, 4x DDR3 Slot, D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, 7.1 CH, GbLAN - 148$
-HIS ATI HD 6870 IceQ X PCI-E 2.1 1GB - 215$
-Corsair 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz - 40$
This comes to a total of 512$ AUD. I intend to use the APU/GPU in crossfire mode for added performance. He does not require a new hard disc as his current one is compatible with the MB.
What I want to know is, will this setup achieve my aims or if any of you have suggestions that would improve the rig while staying within the budget.
Thanks for your time,
Edit : I have added the inbuilt graphics card designation and cpu clock speed to the list under cpu marked by *. Also updated the list of components.
Last edited by cardason; 09-12-2011 at 01:04 AM.
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