Budget build for my friend


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor 

Motherboard: Asrock B75 DGS


Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card 

Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 

Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply 

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) 

$500 build? Not bad.

450W is not enough. You need AT LEAST 500W for if you're making a Gaming PC. But if you're not aiming for that then it's fine.

No, that rig is only going to use about 375W. The 450W is ample.

Whats the budget? because you can do better for the same $$$


well it depends if he's gonna game on it or not. it takes up to 370W without gaming on it.

I would take the initiative and project for capacitor wear. Go a tad higher.

No phenom II in the local store here. so i had to go with the i3.

@Vieto - whats a capacitor wear?  im no expert in this stuff. something about the PSU maybe?

What will be the performance of this at 1280x720?