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Old 06-05-2007, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, i need some help on what to get to have a good gaming computer. my budget is $500. I just need some ideas on what would be important to have for good gaming. I dont need a video card. Help appriciated!

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In order for good and acceptable gaming, you need a graphic card. Heres a list of parts, around your budget:

Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5
Motherboard - Biostar TForce 550
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - G. Skill 2GB NQs
Graphics - EVGA 7600GT
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - WD 160GB hard drive
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

Comes to $518.93
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aw man!! another build where i come in late... b1gapl's build has a lot of potential
EDIT i was gonna recommend NQ instead of HZ (thought u had HZ there lol) EDIT
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That's what having a whole bunch of bookmarks does for you. I wouldn't include HZs on a budget build like that.
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lol i'm such an idiot
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Thanks alot ...when i said i dont need a video card i meant i allready have one lol i know i need one for the best graphics.
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Oh...If you have a graphics card already, then you got about an extra $100. Maybe you can move up to the X2 4000+ or 4200+, or upgrade the hard to a bigger one. Which graphic card do you have by the way?
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6600gt...its not the best but it can get me pretty good graphics
If i upgraded to the x2 would that help any?
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It's a PCIe graphic card right? Just want to make sure.
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yeah it is
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