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Old 07-15-2007, 03:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have been building computers for 4 years now and have recently sold my gaming PC. Now I want to build another one, but this time I'm capping myself at $600. So, I just really want something that is ready for Crysis and UT2007. With massive price drops, I figured I could get away with spending a small amount of money, but I'm not totally up-to-date on what components I should purchase. Lay out some ideas for me? Thanks!
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when are you building it?
what operating system do you want to use?
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Xp Pro most likely and as soon as possible, unless I should wait.
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well you should wait until the 22nd of this month thats a given simply because thats when intel has its price drops and introduces a couple of new cpu's. If you wait 3 months then you can jump on AMD's new processor architecture which is suppose to be upto 40% faster then current cpu chips but that could always be advertising jargon.
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True, but would that the new architecture be budget worthy?
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True, but would that the new architecture be budget worthy?
No thats quite unlikely. The highest prices always go to the best processors. Might be better just to go for a Intel chip after the 22nd.
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lol that is the risk its a gamble do you want to make the safe bet and go intel or gamble and buy a new motherboard and cpu in 3-4 months time
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I'm really not too interested in new architecture, just a great budget gaming PC. So, throw out some items that are worthy. Although, I think I will wait till the 22nd to pick out a worthy processor.
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cpu: e6320
mobo: asus p5b series or a gigabyte ds3
Ram: 2x1gb good brand
hdd: Seagate barracuda 7200.10 (5 year warranty) Samsung spinpoint (very slightly faster then the seagate but with 3 year warranty)
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i'd recomment a 500watt PSU just to be safe
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