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Old 11-09-2005, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a good gaming computer that won't run me much more than $1000 dollars. I'm kind of on a low budget and that is about all I have. So I decided to get some second opinions on it.
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ask PZEROFGH
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evga 7800GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

AMD 3700+ San Diego
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Antec 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

DFI Lanparty UT Nf4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157

Corsair Value Select 1Gig ( You may want to change to like ocz if you're going to overclock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Seagate 7200Rpm 8mb cache 250Gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

Optical Drives
I don't know, just get like a 20$ dvd drive, etc.

Case ( Choose your own) but something like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119082

This will run really close to your budget, so if you'd like, you can downgrade the motherboard, processor, etc. easily.
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We can help, no problem. Tell us what you do have if anything, ie mouse, O/S, monitor...etc. If you have some things already, $1000 will get you a decent system. Will you be building it??
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Case ( Choose your own) but something like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119082

This will run really close to your budget, so if you'd like, you can downgrade the motherboard, processor, etc. easily.
Nice build PCme. Just dont buy a case with a PSU, when buying a separate PSU. This is a solid, good airflow case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

This looks similar to the one above but without the PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119075

Those coolermaster cases come with either side window or solid. Just check before purchasing.
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Except it doesn't have the side window or sound guage
I was just recommending it because you couldn't buy it without a psu.
Doesn't hurt having a back up laying around either.
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nice build pcme >_< i have dial up.. it would take me 20 mins to do something like that
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what's that all add upto PCme?
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With shipping it'll probably be around 1100$, if you only have 1000 max, then downgrade the cpu and mobo
Sorry I can't check exact, I will when I get home or something.
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he said he wouldnt like to spend much over a grand, so i think he would be ok with 1100
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