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Old 12-17-2007, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Want to hook my friend up with a decent comp that can get good fps on CS:S and TF2 on high settings and possibly 2XAA and shadow deatils... by high i mean anywhere from 60-80 fps. If not possible then we can go lower on specs and fps untill it is possible.


Please hook me up with links to parts and suggestions. I was thinking of getting him a cheaper last gen evga GPU for possible future upgrade via step-up program.


$500-under budget
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Default Re: Gaming Comp for under $500

i say go for an:
Amd x2 4000 brisbane (OC it with this):
Biostar Tforce 520
2x1gb G. Skill ram ddr2 800hmhz
go for a 8600gt
Rosewill 500watt psu
any 160gb hdd SATA
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any specfic case i should look at?
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Well for the case you have 2 options:
1. buy the case and psu seperately
2. but the case with a psu already.

Since you're on a tight budget i suggest number 2. Here's a nice looking solid case that's on sale for $39.99 after rebates, and it has a nice 500watt psu with 22A on the +12V rail.

Newegg.com - SIGMA La Vie LBYWBP Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
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as for the other links here you go:

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Mobo:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Videocard: Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Case and PSU: Newegg.com - SIGMA La Vie LBYWBP Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

you know what i just added it to cart and when i put my zip code in everything came out to $460, so i upgraded the mobo, now the total with tax and shipping is $501.15, for you it might be different depending on where you live, but also that's not even with the rebates. After rebates you'll get $60 back.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gaming Comp for under $500

I can give you my stuff.

Amd athlon 64 x2 4200+
asus m2n4 sli mobo
antec 400 watt power supply
cd drive
2gb ocz special ops ddr2
evga geforce 7600gt co
epson stylus cx4800 all in one printer


I will sell all of that for $500.00. You just need a computer case and a hard drive.

Also that stuff gets 130+ FPS on CS:S.
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you would be much better off buying new than err norcents system
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Originally Posted by BiGyLiLuPdAmIdL View Post
as for the other links here you go:

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Mobo:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Videocard: Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Case and PSU: Newegg.com - SIGMA La Vie LBYWBP Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

you know what i just added it to cart and when i put my zip code in everything came out to $460, so i upgraded the mobo, now the total with tax and shipping is $501.15, for you it might be different depending on where you live, but also that's not even with the rebates. After rebates you'll get $60 back.
best out of what was posted.....
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Default Re: Gaming Comp for under $500

ill go with that, ty very much... im just giving my friend the links most likely
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as for the other links here you go:

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Mobo:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Videocard: Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Case and PSU: Newegg.com - SIGMA La Vie LBYWBP Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

you know what i just added it to cart and when i put my zip code in everything came out to $460, so i upgraded the mobo, now the total with tax and shipping is $501.15, for you it might be different depending on where you live, but also that's not even with the rebates. After rebates you'll get $60 back.


Thank you alot! Nice finds, i'm sure my friend will be happy with all of this.
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