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Old 12-31-2005, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Budget gaming rig.

After christmas, I finally have enough money to buy a low range computer woo!

Okay, if you have the time it would be cool if you could help me out, I have built 2 computers for my friends, and have read up about the brands and such, so here goes...

Need it to be around $800 dollars, cannot go over.

I will you use this computer ALMOST 100% for gaming and wil be doing NO overclocking to it.

I'm a fan of AMD CPUs and that's what I have experience with, so one of those would be good (I heard venice core was nice although it seemed to bo for overclocking, I will be doing absolutely NO overclocking.)

For Video card I was thinking the an NVidia (Possibly 6600GT? heard it was best bang for it's buck, but maybe I could get something better?)

I would like ANY kind of RAM that is a nice price and will last a while (1.5-2 gigs for mmorpgs that are RAM reliant)

For a motherboard I hear DFI is the best although it may be a tad expensive for the zero overclocking I am doing.

I already have a case picked out that costs about $60, so it actually takes the budget down that much, although I may be able to use the included PSU when building http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208005

I don't need too much HDD storage, maybe around 160 gigs, but it should be fast.

Everything else I don't think I have an opinion about although it would be nice to hear the reason why you pick parts.

Thanks for your time. =)
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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CPU:$171
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Mobo:$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

RAM:$168
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579

Graphics card:$205
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Hard drive:$101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148066

PSU:$68.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

total without shipping = $793.99

this didnt include a monitor keyboard mouse ,dvd drive etc, didnt no if you had a comp already and could use those. If you dont then cutting down the hard drive, graphics card and ram would allow you to buy them.
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I already have a monitor, and cd/dvd burner already, but still need a keyboard and mouse...
Was thinking of getting this mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153102

And this keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103

so that plus the case would be $147 off the $800, also do I really need the venice core if I am not over clocking?
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CPU:$171
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Mobo:$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Graphics card:$205
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Hard drive:$101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148066

Ram $71
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231030

Case and PSU $98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129157

Mouse and Keyboard $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126152

DVD Burner $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058\\\


Total $781
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lol I was in the process of doing just that yep I chose the same except I was going to surgest corsair value select 1 gig but thats even better

and venice core isnt just for overclocking its reliable and better than older cores.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've already picked out a case with a PSU, that after mail in rebates costs $60, so I'm covered. Also I just found my old computer has two cd/dvd drives, so that will help out. Also I would really like to be able to fit one of razer's gaming mice into there instead of a slow one.

Thanks for your help =)
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its good, but do you realy want a case PSU? Should be a sweet machine have fun
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