View Full Version : What do you guys think of my budget build?

03-29-2012, 12:45 AM
Hey guys! Here's my potential budget build. I'm hoping to run bioshock 1 at medium settings. Think I'll be able to achieve that? Also want top make sure the parts are compatible.



03-29-2012, 10:24 AM
parts are compatiable............ but I might want a better PSU.........say 500W $35 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

this should play on low/medium settings without problems


Operating Systems:
Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or
Windows Vista

Minimum System Requirements:
CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor

System RAM: 1GB

Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).

Sound Card: 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card

Hard disc space: 8GB free space

Recommended System Requirements:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor

System RAM: 2GB

Video card:
DX9: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better)
DX10: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better

Sound Card: Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

03-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Hahahah what a coincidence! I had just noticed this morning my PSU wasn't 400+ W and picked that EXACT PSU from newegg to change it!

Also thank you very much! Can't wait to put this baby together!

03-30-2012, 12:36 AM
I would recommend at least one more fan for that system. Snag a cheap 120mm intake fan for the upper front fan spot, and mount the HDD in one of the middle bays so that the air blows over the top of it. That should more or less balance the cooling for that configuration.

In the future, as you upgrade, move the rear fan to one of the top fan spots and add a side fan.