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Old 02-17-2004, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Minimum Gaming PC???(AMD)

Im on a Budget of about $600 for a Gaming PC to run most all games that price does not include O/S or monitor. I was thinking an AMD 2200+, 256mb ram, 80gb HD, RADEON 9600 video card and dvd-rom/cd-rw combo drive. Would this be a good enough system to game with? Also can i find it this cheap and if so where do i buy? I found some good refurbished computer from T.D. for like $400 with this and more but without graphics cards. Are those any good? Thanks for your help. Oh and what would be a good budget Video card?

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Old 02-17-2004, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think for around $450 you can get...

Abit AN7 motherboard
256MB PC3200
128MB 9600
40GB hard drive
and a 16x dvd drive

That's plenty.

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Old 02-18-2004, 05:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope this isnt advertising but a good online sight is I priced out a comp with amd 2800 with a 120gb hard-drive and a chaintech motherboard, powmax case, 512 DDR, and the recently price dropped radeon 9800 pro graphics card for about 600-700 but since you said you wanted it equal to or less than 600 you could probably get a slower processor and maybe a smaller harddrive and still meet your budget.
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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*grinz* I spelled site wrong, hehe guess I shouldnt be up so early......(points an accusing finger at Bedford public schools)
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ohh please please, get more ram =/, if you're actually going for a gaming pc, you'll want to stick with at least 512, get rid of the pc3200 and goto 2700, this way they're both running at a fsb of 266mhz, found some crappy ram that was pc3200 @ 512mb's for only 92.00, go ahead and get that, but on a budget of 600, you're not going to get far, but you'll need to stick to the best you can do, best video card possible, as most ram you can afford... My computer is probably @ like 1500 or more right now, i've spent a lot on it, but i have like the best of everything in there really, if not the best, it's because i prefered it over what others did
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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since you going amd, get the 2500+ and upgrade your ram to 512mb. If you go to newegg,

here is a good site for custom computers, I configured a computer and it came out to $586 (USD)
and don't but a CD-RW DVD-RW combo drive from those places, cause it will cost a ton, go to newegg and find one for $40

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Old 02-18-2004, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default where to buy?

Ok Where Do i buy? Could i get a refurbed off tigerdiret? And whats a good low budget video card, radeon 9600 for $123?
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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In order for us to really help, what all can you scrap ANY other parts from your old PC? Case? PSU? Fans? DVD drive? Floppy? Hard drives? Anything at all?
System specs? Lets just get down to it people:

My penis is bigger than yours.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default I have no parts.

I want a complete and tigerdrekt sells amazingly cheap refurbished computers


AMD Athlon XP Processor 2400+* Learn More
512MB DDR (PC2100) Memory Learn More
48x CD-RW Drive
16x DVD Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
56K ITU V.92 Fax/Modem Learn More
10/100Mbps Built-In Ethernet Learn More
Integrated S3 ProSavage8
AC '97 Audio Learn More
Stereo Speakers
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

I can get that for $400
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Seem ok , but you havent mentioned the Grapics card

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