Budget pc build

Console gamer here.  Got sucked in by watching Nanners play dayz.  Now I want to try it out.  

This is what I got to start with:  



CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Mac Mall) 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($27.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) Memory: A-Data

XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($49.99 @ Newegg)

 Storage: OCZ Agility 4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($69.98 @ NCIX US) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card  ($56.97 @ Newegg) 

Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card  ($45.68 @ Newegg) 

Case: Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid Tower Case  ($24.99 @ Newegg) 

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer  ($22.98 @ Newegg) 


Total: $441.56

I was going by the cheap build video teksyndicate put up, but I noticed the power supply, sound card, and cooler wasn't added.  Please leave any feedback thanks

hey if you can wait until about 1pm tomorrow I'll have a list that is probably even better, bed now for me later

I can wait.  Thanks.


I also forgot to put a power supply.  Any suggestions would help.  I'm trying to keep this a low budget build as possible.  

so no more than $450, it took a little longer than expected to get done today, I'm working on the list right now

You're wanting to play DayZ? You might need a little more GPU than a 6670.

And there are other things you have to think about that aren't included in the build videos. Do you have a monitor? Mouse? Keyboard? How about Windows? That could easily be the most expensive part.

its gennerally accepted that they have or will get those with their own "means" unless they otherwise state sp

you won't need a optical drive, Sound card, or heat sink until you get an i5 at least, nobody uses optical drives anymore, and it has a pretty nice sound card embeded

6670 vs 7750



CPU G2120 Ivy dual core 3.1Ghz

MoBo ASRock B75M-GL

RAM 2x4GB 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5v

SSD Kingston 120GB 85,000/55,000 IOPS SATA III\

GPU HD 7750

Case/PSU rosewell ranger/ Green series 430w with free 16GB flashdrive


Never heard of Pareema before...

You can probably get some G.Skill or Mushkin for around the same price.

and the muskin ram has terrible latencies


pareema is a new company that started about 2 years ago, they focus on budget ram where muskin and G.skill are performance higher end geared, I've used pareema in about 10 of my builds and I've been impressed so far

if you really want to you could get this ram instead, but the only bad ram brand out there is OCZ, ram is ram, there's almost nothing manufactuars can screw up


if you want to spend 50 more on the rig then get this GPU instead




that's going to be up for about 7-8 more hours so if you want it, get it now

I do have windows, monitor, etc.   dayz is the first game I want to play. If you can stay in that range as close as possible would be nice.  

Thanks guys!  Call me noob I know.  But wouldn't I need the optical drive to put windows 7 on?  

nope you can put it on a flash drive with microsofts own software, it will install faster too


just grab an ISO, you'll get a flashdrive free with the combo, install the program and choose the flashdrive as the device you wish to put it on, means of activation is up to you

http://microcenter.com/product/398008/Pentium_Processor_G2120_310GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor if you have a fry near you.

man I hate living in the sticks, no microcenter near

Yeah, I really don't even know how he finds half the combo deals he does.

If you do have a micro center near you, they'll usually take $50 off your purchase if you buy a CPU and a compatible motherboard.

on the overview and details tab of a product, if you scroll down far enough it will have "view more combos" towards the right, I usually open it in a new tab incase there aren't any good combos and need to add to cart seperatly, it will bring you a list of combos for that product if there are more than 10, I go ahead and hit 100 items per page


I have 6 desktop shortcuts

1155 CPUs


1155 Mobos


80+ PSU









HDDs don't often have combos but when they do its usually cases and PSUs

CPUs usually have a wide variety often +100 combos, usually CPU/Ram and CPU/Mobo are the most useful, but since Ram can usually be paired with Mobos I also pair the CPU with a heatsink

PSUs usally are paired with CPUs or Cases, sometimes GPUs or multiproduct combos

anandtech constantly open is a must

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548 for GPU

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551 for CPU

this is nice too



honestly 4Gb of ram is a minimum for me, not for games or rendering, but for firefox to handle my +200 tabs, I usually have one tab group for manga and anime thats about 80 tabs in itself, then I have one for facebook/TS/newegg/random internet

also one of the most important tools, music

7-bit Funk

8-Bit Smooth Jazz (now deploying)

well I'm going to head to bed, I got to get up early tomorrow to clean the dog shit out of my aunts animal rescue cages before they get inspected