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Old 07-05-2005, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a budget computer build. It is a *gasp* gaming computer. I want to get serious about my gaming and I wanna eventually install a distro of linux on it. I have a setup in mind already but I just wanna get opinions of everyone else before I post it.

Must have a godly gfx card. No more than 400 green though please.

Must also be amd.

Thanks a bunch guys. Sorry if you feel I'm leeching cuz this is my first post.

budget is $1000 and if I like what you come up with I can maybe go over a little.
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Oc or no.
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No oc. I dont wanna risk my hardware.

edit: The total for the comp specs posted isn't really what I'm looking for. HEres what I have in mind.

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Product total after rebate: $1,022.63

Also I have a pc2100 1 gig rw266 ram stick. Will it be compatible for this mobo?
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Didn't include case/monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers. Those will set you back even more.
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yes that stick of ram will be compatible with that system but personally i wouldn't go with that ram, its pretty slow.
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Heyyo,

Yeah, if you throw it in with those newer sticks of ram, they'll downclock themselves, so they'd all act as pc2100's, and nowadays you only really need 1gb of ram. Maybe inna year or so you might need 1.5GB, but not now.

Now, the All-In-Wonder isin't really built for gaming man, but then again the gap in preformance over the norm is maybe only a loss of 5F/S, so at that price? jesus, that's a steal, go for it. 5F/S won't be even noticeable with that vidcard.
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I need a budget computer build. It is a *gasp* gaming computer. I want to get serious about my gaming and I wanna eventually install a distro of linux on it. I have a setup in mind already but I just wanna get opinions of everyone else before I post it.

Must have a godly gfx card. No more than 400 green though please.

Must also be amd.

Thanks a bunch guys. Sorry if you feel I'm leeching cuz this is my first post.

budget is $1000 and if I like what you come up with I can maybe go over a little.
You can't game with 1000 dollars and Linux, sorry. Go a little higher. My system, below, cost me a mere 1700 dollars with the right research.
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You can't game with 1000 dollars and Linux, sorry. Go a little higher. My system, below, cost me a mere 1700 dollars with the right research.
I dont know WHAT the hell you are on, but $1000 is quite enough to build a gaming machine. You do NOT need a 7800, as it is totally overkill and you wont see any performance gains over the 6800, which is about $200 cheaper. And you sure can game on Linux, some will tell you to a better extent than in Windows. Please stop post trolling and posting blatently wrong information.
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Also, the 4000+ is not a Venice but a San Diego.
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