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Old 12-30-2005, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, well you could get a much better super budget system for about $500. Mwave.com does a thing where they'll assemble all the parts in your cart for $80. That might be the best way to go...


Here's what I'd suggest, sorry I'm too lazy to get all the same parts from Mwave's site so you'll have to do a tad bit of looking...

Sempron 2800
Then as the mobo select the Biostar G6100 and at least 512mb ddr400 ram. that setup costs ~$173

Then buy case

Your on you own for a power supply, get the best one with leftover $$$ ask someone else, cause I'm in the dark psu wise.
Well, here's a good one someone recommended to me that's $40.
PSU

This is a good dvd burner burner

Hard drive


They should have pretty much the same stuff for about the same price on Mwave, and now you have a few choices...

All that is about $500 and it will play modern games better than my Radeon 9200. (By that I mean you can play all games like HL2 and Farcry at low-to med settings)
Then you add $80 for them to build it, so you're at $480. I'd suggest buying a stick of 128 or 256mb ram for the onboard GFX to use with the left over $20.
Now you have a machine that can play games better than any budget prebuild ever would.

I'd then sugggest upgrading with a 6600GT(~$120) or 6800GS(~$200) When you feel like the gfx are not good enuf.
I'd also suggest another 512mb stick of ram (~$35)
Other than that the system is a good budget gamer with room to upgrade.

Also, you'll need to buy windows...lol so It's $80 bucks when you buy the computer so it would total something like $560-580.
Sorry, that was probably really confusing, hope that help give you an alternative...

Other wise that system you posted is, acceptible, and it would allow you to upgrade a lot.
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ya i wouldnt suggest getting the 6200 its kinda of pointless i got it in the summer and i should of spent an extra 40 and got alot better one
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thx Mk
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if you got the cash the best prebuilt you can get is alienware
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...no. Alienware is overpriced and less than reliable, which our regular members know.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think i found a good pre-built one but it says it uses Window XP Media Center Edition 2005. Do i have to use that or can i use home edition? The link to it is http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...33290&pfp=cat3

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XP MCE 2005 is just XP Pro with Media Center, really.

About that computer: if you still want to game with it, as your first post indicates, that video card is gonna hold you back.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for clearing the media center thing up. Isn't a videocard just how it looks? How is it going to slow me down?
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This comp is a bit better with not much more of a budget. I would recommend this comp.


http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...33291&pfp=cat3


It's better than the comp in all ways though not much. The comp u shown is also good.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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ok thanks. Since im not so good with computers can you tell me why taht computer is better than the one i posted? I just want ta know. Thank you.
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