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Old 09-24-2007, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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roughly how much would a good gaming computer cost me if i build it from scratch?
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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depends on what you call good. If you need everything $300 - $10,000 will get you a "good" computer.

If I had to guess, A mid range computer that will play DX10 games (just the box) about $400-$600.

I think your best bet is to set your budget and see what you can get for the $.

How much are you willing to spend?
What kind of games are you playing?
How long will this computer have to last you?
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$600 US for a surprisingly decent one, $1000 for a really nice one

*Makes a cheap build*



$615.92 total with mail-in-rebates, not including monitor, operating system or shipping though
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Games like flight simulator x deluxe edition with the graphics on max or crysis when its released. I am willing to put about a grand into. I already have a screen and everything just want a good box
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$968.92 with mail-in-rebates, quad-core machine with a high-end DX10 card, can't go wrong, the case is just a place holder, obviously chose whatever case looks best to you

ah wait, South Australia, you're working with AUS dollars? Oh man, that's not good computer parts are super expensive there, don't expect to even get half of the system I just proposed to you for $1000AUS, no offense man, don't know why everything's so expensive there when the exchange rate is not really that bad, 9600XT for $200 = omg, X6800 for $1600, jesus christ
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