Best Value for Money Budget Gaming Rig?

Found 10th Aug 2010
Considered the i7 route, but mobo prices are way too high..

What do you think of this build?

Mobo: Asus Crosshair IV
£168.55
ebuyer.com/pro…344

Processor: AMD 1055t
£155.68
ebuyer.com/pro…939

Case & PSU: CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU
£129.25
ebuyer.com/pro…749

HDD: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache
£33.55
ebuyer.com/pro…860

RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V
£77.69
scan.co.uk/Pro…65V

GPU: XFX HD 5750 Graphics Card
£91.14
scan.co.uk/Pro…-DP

Total: £655.86

What do you reckon.. the best build for the budget..?

6 Comments

seems alot for a mobo m8? bit behind in the times but mobos used to be 80 for decent 1

Original Poster

I know what you mean.. just want to future proof it as much as possible (looking for something that would last me about 5 years).. so want things like sata-2, usb 3..

the intel i5/i7 equivalents cost about £100 more..

You can get a MSI P55-GD85 For £160 , which has sata-2 usb3 etc.
Link
Get this, an d0 i5 with a good cooler, and you can OC it to 3-4Ghz quite easally. Would probably give you better gaming performance..

Original Poster

djfluff

You can get a MSI P55-GD85 For £160 , which has sata-2 usb3 etc. Link Get … You can get a MSI P55-GD85 For £160 , which has sata-2 usb3 etc. Link Get this, an d0 i5 with a good cooler, and you can OC it to 3-4Ghz quite easally. Would probably give you better gaming performance..


Hmm.. I dunno.. I would have liked to have stuck with Asus or Gigabyte.. but they eat quite a bit into my budget.

Msi. very interesting. I really like the look of this board..

youtube.com/wat…pT4
Edited by: "GR2" 12th Aug 2010

Original Poster

dcx_badass

I'd get a much cheaper mobo, also poor HDD choice, get a Samsung F3.



Thanks for the HDD recommendation..

Can you recommend any alternative motherboards with similar features?

I too have traditionally stuck with Asus as my preferred Mobo. I bought a MSI P55-GD65 as a special promotion when they were released. No 6/GB Sata or USB3, but very happy with it, and great for overclocking. You can allways add a USB3 or SATA2 controler later, but not really important currently..
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