$500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
Default $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

I have a mouse and a keyboard + my 20inch NEC multisync monitor

I need to know what kind of machine I can build for gaming with a budget with $500 dollars. I will be only shopping from newegg. - Winston
__________________

sayonechoe is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

To be more specific looking for a good processor and videocard and about 1gig of ram and a decent hard drive need a real good advice on a mobo and a cheap reliable supply and a durable case.
__________________

sayonechoe is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,178
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

How about a case? Conserving money, if you're going to need a case, those free PSU's usually last awhile (and are often cheaper then the cases that do not come with one, hah).
__________________
Vormund is offline  
Old 06-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

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+-RW Burner
Total comes to about $530, without shipping.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 06:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 213
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

I'd change it up a bit from b1gapl's setup if you want to save and (possibly) get better performance -
RAM - Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Graphics - Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100189L Radeon X1900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO Video Card - Retail
PSU - Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) ATX400-PA, version 2.0, SATA, 400W Power Supply - OEM
Case - Newegg.com - COOLMAX CS-480-Black W/O PSU Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
I think it's under $500 w/out shipping here
__________________
Athlon X2 Brisbane 3600+ @ 2.91Ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Biostar TForce 550
2GB Wintec AMPO DDR667 @ 831Mhz
Connect3D X1900GT Rev.2 580/1602
Hitachi Deskstar 80gb SATA + 80gb WD Caviar IDE
Fortron FSP Group 400W (18A/16A 12V)
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9889664
5122 in 3DMark06
rx7i2 is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 06:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

The X1900GT you posted is out of stock

He can get this instead
Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUDF3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
maroon1 is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 06:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 213
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

Ah, but there's an open box deal somewhere for $109 for the x1900
__________________
Athlon X2 Brisbane 3600+ @ 2.91Ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Biostar TForce 550
2GB Wintec AMPO DDR667 @ 831Mhz
Connect3D X1900GT Rev.2 580/1602
Hitachi Deskstar 80gb SATA + 80gb WD Caviar IDE
Fortron FSP Group 400W (18A/16A 12V)
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9889664
5122 in 3DMark06
rx7i2 is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 07:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7i2 View Post
Ah, but there's an open box deal somewhere for $109 for the x1900
Go for 1GB ram for a budget gaming rig. The X1900Pro is a good card and can be found fairly cheaply. Aside from that, probably an X2 3600+ would be the way to go.
joshd is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 07:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

no push out the boat for those extra £10 (guessing $20) and get a 4200
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 06-03-2007, 07:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134
Default Re: $500 is my LIMIT need Tips+Advices or any recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
no push out the boat for those extra 10 (guessing $20) and get a 4200
the 3600+ would OC to 4200+ speeds pretty easily on stock cooling anyway, they are cool chips. on a budget build you need to save as much as possible, heh.
__________________

joshd is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.