I've wanted to build a gaming computer for some time now and so i thought i might as well do it now. I'm going to try to stay under $500. I already have a hard drive and OS (that im putting on the SSD). This is my first build so some things will probably sound completely dumb. please, be gentle. Ill attempt to give additional information as requested. Im actually new to the site as well......Thanks
Best Answer LaP , 23 July 2014 - 23:12
I don't think you should wait if you don't want to. The first PC i built was a Duron 1GZ with a Radeon 7000. Was crap but i was able to play Half Life 2 with it. It will give you exp about building comp and what to look for.
This is the best i can come with if you really want the ssd and a computer than can handle itself for a while with an eventual gpu upgrade. If you don't have enough money you can drop the ssd and use your old hdd for now and upgrade it to an ssd later.
 If you need to save more money you can cut on the optimal drive. I did select one reading blue-ray but you could save 10$ by selecting one reading just dvd. You could save money on the motherboard by choosing a micro atx motherboard instead. But the micro atx mbs while less exp have less bells and whistles. But that's an option that would reduce the price by another 20$ and maybe even 30$. You can maybe save another 5$ or 10$ more on the ram by selecting cl9 ram. I would not spend less on the cpu, gpu and psu. People always try to save on PSU but a good psu with more than enough power usually will likely make your pc last longer. I've seen many pc die on crap 400W psu.Go to the full post