this is an old build from Jan 2012. Uploaded it here as I am planning to upgrade the motherboard, graphics card and SSD soon and wanted an easy way to compare.
This is far from being 'budget' at almost $1000. If yo uused an Intel Core i3-3220 with a Radeon 7850/7870 or 7870XT this build would perform much better in games and cost you much less. If youre playing in high resolution the gpu is more important than the cpu. The i5 over the i3 at high resolution with the same graphics card might only give you a few extra fps.
Yeah, budget in my opinion is less than $800, maybe less than $750
Agreed. Furthermore, he got an SSD also alongside a drive. A low budget build (~$700) wouldn't necessarily include an SSD.
Everything is good except the motherboard. I'm guessing this is old since a few of the parts are old. Also, unless you overclock your mobo, you overbought on the RAM.
yup, this is an old build from Jan 2012. Uploaded it here as I am planning to upgrade the motherboard, graphics card and SSD soon and wanted an easy way to compare.
Ah. Very good :)
I'm guessing this is an older build. this is still a very strong build though.
you need to get a z67 board for that 2500k other than that it is a good build
Nah. He needs a non-K processor. He didn't get an aftermarket heatsink, too.