View Full Version : Rig for $650?

06-12-11, 02:04 AM
Hi all,

I'm spec'ing out a machine for a friend of mine. He wants to spend $650 maximum and he plans on buying a 3D monitor later (so this forces an NVIDIA graphics card). He also wants the ability to go SLI later. My initial spec'ing gives this:

CPU: Athlon II X4 3.0GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR3-1333
Mobo: ASUS M4N75TD (because it supports SLI -- it's NForce 750 based)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750W
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB
Chasis: Apex Vortex 3610
Optical: Lite-ON DVD Burner
HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM

Comes out to $646 on Newegg. What changes, if any, would you guys recommend, while strictly working within the $650 budget?


06-12-11, 09:04 AM
Looks pretty good dude, You have given him enough head room on the PSU to do SLI later.

06-12-11, 11:05 AM
I agree, that's a great setup for 650 and you probably can't change too much to keep it under budget. Leaving room for SLI in the future though is definitely a good move