Building a gaming computer is not as expensive as one would think, if you do it the right way. I'm actually in the middle of gathering parts to build a 2nd computer with for http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ and http://folding.stanf...nglish/HomePage. Buying used, but not abused, computer parts saves alot of money. I have purchased a I7 860 1156 socket CPU and a GTX560 video card. I was given a gigabyte p55-ud3r motherboard and 2 gigs ddr3 G Skill RAM. A friend had a 160gb caviar blue hard drive laying around not being used. I already had a extra quality PSU and a decent aftermarket heatsink from previous computers I've had. Infact, the only thing I don't have for it yet is a case. Now the kicker, I have a total of $250 wrapped up in that computer, and I'm willing to bet it will out perform 80% of computers owned by MWO's comunity.
cpu- i7 860 socket 1156 quad core w/ hyper threading http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115214
mb- Gigabyte P55- UD3R http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128412
ram- 2gig DDR3 1333 G Skill
gpu- PNY GTX560 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133397
psu- PC Power and Cooling Turbo Cool 860 http://www.pcpower.c..._ESA/index.html
heatsink- Corsair A50 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835181012
hd- WD Caviar Blue 160gb http://www.newegg.co...&Tpk=wd1600aajs
case- looking at the NZXT Source 210 ( http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075 )
Edited by Barbaric Soul, 06 May 2012 - 04:57 AM.