ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Budget Gaming MOBA Desktop - The 'Save Your Wallet' Build!

Updated on July 30, 2015
Source

Cheap Entry Gaming PC

I am a casual gamer that don't really play a variety of games on desktop. Mostly I indulge in Dota 2 which is more than enough for me to enjoy my Friday night. For those of you who are like me, you can consider the following build that allows you to play Dota 2 with high graphical settings and no lag! Most importantly, it doesn't burn a hole in your pocket! Ahaha!

Intel Core i3-2120 3.3Ghz

To play Dota 2 or any other MOBA games, you do not need a very strong processor like a Quad-Core processing ability, hence recommending this Core i3 processor. This processor supports Intel Virtualization Technology and has 2 cores, 4 threads. Be sure that this processor will be able to power the GPU that I recommend with ease.

Motherboard

ASUS P8H61-I R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel H61 - Cheap and affordable. Nuff said. On the motherboard itself, you can connect up to a maximum of 2 x USB 3.0 and 8 x USB 2.0 ports to your computer casing. Also there is Anti-Surge Protection which protects your device by providing voltage protection to all major onboard components. While it is able to support Windows 8, it is definitely capable of supporting the new Windows 10 operating system given its lower hardware requirements.

Graphics Card

ATI Radeon HD 5770 - Ah yes the graphics card; most important feature of a gaming desktop which determines whether a game can be run smoothly. This graphics card allows you to run games at very high resolutions above and beyond the a maximum of 2,560x1,600. Alternatively, you can plug in up to 3 external monitor at one go to enjoy the split screen experience. For games like Dota 2, this graphics card can run the game at 1,920x1,200 resolution with very high graphical settings. A value for money item!

Computer Casing

BitFenix Computer Case BFC-NEO-100-KKWSB-RP - I recommend this desktop casing primarily because it has a minimalist design, able to fit in all your hardware and yet look amazingly fashionable. Being cheap and slim, you may encounter some difficulties trying to squeeze everything into the case but rest assured that it is possible. Once you put in every piece of your hardware you would be glad to have created a nicely fitted desktop packed with capability to run your desired games.

Sum Up of All the Hardware

Processor - Intel Core i3 2120 ($179)

Motherboard - Asus H61 / USB 3.0 ($85)

Graphics Card - AMD HD 5770 1GB ($100)

HDD - Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM 300GB ($45)

Power Supply - FSP Powersupply ($40)

Casing - Bitfenix Case ($60)

RAM - 2 x 2GB DDR3 ($28)

Grand Total = $537

Final Words

So do you have $550 to spare? If the answer is yes then go ahead and build this cheap computer and enjoy Dota 2 at high settings! A piece of advice to end off, old graphics card model doesn't mean that the GPU is weaker than those which are newer. It is only fair to compare the graphics card's performance by their graphics processing power.

*Disclaimer - All prices aforementioned are in USD$ and are for the brand new parts. Used or refurbished hardware may be obtained at lower price. You can choose to upgrade the various computer parts at your discretion.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)