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Old 04-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help on building a gaming computer.

Title says it all.
I just want somethin to play alot of the recent games.
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! seems to have some good stuff for low prices.
The cash limit is 250$ - 350$
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you already have as far as parts?

If you have some stuff, like a hard drive, optical drive, case, keyboard, mouse, whatever from an older computer, you can reuse them.

A CPU, motherboard, RAM, and probably power supply most likely cannot be reused due to be outdated.
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Default Re: Help on building a gameing computer.

with only $250-350 you could build a system that would run most of the new games, but don't expect to be playing on anything above low settings....also as trotter said, what do you have already? are you wanting a full build? or just an upgrade?
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HP Pavilion a475c Desktop PC*
I got that with 2 gigs of ram (max), a GeForce 7600GS DDR2 512MB AGP, and a pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz.
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Well, you have a mATX case, an optical drive, and a 160GB IDE hard drive. That's something to start with, anyway.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
$60 Free Shipping

Newegg.com - ASRock N68PV-GS AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
$50

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$38

Newegg.com - MSI R4830-T2D512 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$92 Free Shipping, $20 MIR

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP500 500W ATX12V v1.3/ EPS12V Power Supply - Power Supplies
$50 Free Shipping, 20% off with promo code RW20PDIS (ends 4/30)

Total = $280 w/$20 MIR
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eek...hahah aren't going to get much more than a low-mid range E7400ish setup for that minus graphics
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eek...hahah aren't going to get much more than a low-mid range E7400ish setup for that minus graphics
You talking about what i got now?
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nah i was talking about the new rig, but the build trotter gave you up there is pretty great for the price
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nah i was talking about the new rig, but the build trotter gave you up there is pretty great for the price
Yeah I think thats the one I'm going to end up building :P
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