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Old 01-03-2006, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Budget Build:Case, PSU, Mobo, and CPU for $300.

I am upgrading my comp and I already have a Hard drive, DVD burner, Videocard, and Ram that i am going to use. I just need a case and a PSU and a mobo and cpu. The only thing is that my videocard is agp so I need the mobo to have an agp 8x slot. This is going to be my budget computer but i am going to be gaming on it and I do want to overclock a little. I just want it to be a decent gaming machine and i want it to be beter than my socket A rig. So if someone could find me those 4 parts for $300 I would gladly appreciate it.
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AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail $165.00

GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $63.00

RRosewill R114A-BLK 2-Tone Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail $45.99
Just go and pick whatever case, because I just picked a random one, and you might wanna pick whatever you like. I would have picked out a better PSU, but given the tight budget, I couldnt get a brand name PSU. The one that comes with the case should be fine though.
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thanx elbatrop i like that set up. I just wanted to get away from the sempron and move up to an athlon 64. I think i am going to go wiht this case though since you said i should just pick the one i like and use the PSU that the case comes with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166017

Do you think this case is good?
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-Antec Minuet Case w/ 350w psu
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Its not so much the cases that are problematic but low end Psu's. But like Elb said "because of your budget". Although goin with a Fortron psu would be wise, they are very affordable and good quality:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104952

Cheap Case, read the reviews...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164040
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which case would you choose out of these two?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156135


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166017
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Neither. I would go with this.
It's what I got; its cheap and well built.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No, get this one, it will last and easy to work with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133144
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I don't know shcoker that is kind of out of my budget. That case is practicaly the same price as my processor.
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the mobo is good, i have one & it works quite well
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