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Old 08-16-2011, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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heyy guys. i need help with buildingg a decent low-end tower. i already have everythingg else like monitor, keyboard etc. i need a tower that can handle some gaming. not games likee WoW or LoL. but games like crossfire, AvA, combat arms and all that stuff; fps games ^^. if youu guys can help me; id appreciate it ^^. the tower cant cost too much. if it could happen, i would like the tower to be $400 and below.
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Welcome to TF.

You only need the main components? no keyboard/mouse/monitor? And an OS?

I built up a sweet rig for 300ish with no operating system a bit ago, in the cheap system thread. Though the bundles over.

Only problem with building these systems is its very time dependant because of deals. I don't have the time to build out a system, but i'll come back to this later.

Also where are you located, anbd do you have a store you want to use? I'll build from newegg.
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Welcome to TF.

You only need the main components? no keyboard/mouse/monitor? And an OS?

I built up a sweet rig for 300ish with no operating system a bit ago, in the cheap system thread. Though the bundles over.

Only problem with building these systems is its very time dependant because of deals. I don't have the time to build out a system, but i'll come back to this later.

Also where are you located, anbd do you have a store you want to use? I'll build from newegg.
yes, main components . and OS? what is that? im located at USA, Cali.
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OS = Operating System = Usually a version of windows.
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OS = Operating System = Usually a version of windows.
ohh, Windows7 home premium.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX630WFK42GM - Processors - Desktops
79.99

Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
44.95

Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3/4GR
29.99

or

Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G
23.99

difference between these 2 is latency the one with .9 latency is your best bet and will not cause much problems when adding in more ram to OC.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
42.99

Pick up this and use this as your main hdd, split the partition later so windows orlinux will have a easier time navigating through hdd's data plate when accessing files quickly.


Total so far is 197.92 leaving you plenty for a decent case, heatsink and a os.


Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
49.99

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
29.99
Also use the grease that is pre-applied on the heatsink it will do you fine until janury 2012.

Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support
20.00

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
94.00

Grand total of 391.00 with shipping.
I probably say you hit the jackpot with this other members will probably improve this but this is as good as it will get.
Plus it will be functional for most home, office, and hacking needs. "scratch the hacking part for now"
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since you have windows and want to do not the latest gaming, i think that patonb's build with the quadcore added with this Newegg.com - XFX HD-667X-ZAF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card card ($70 after MIR) will get you to right about your budget, assuming the other parts can still be had at that price.
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX630WFK42GM - Processors - Desktops
79.99

Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
44.95

Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3/4GR
29.99

or

Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G
23.99

difference between these 2 is latency the one with .9 latency is your best bet and will not cause much problems when adding in more ram to OC.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
42.99

Pick up this and use this as your main hdd, split the partition later so windows orlinux will have a easier time navigating through hdd's data plate when accessing files quickly.


Total so far is 197.92 leaving you plenty for a decent case, heatsink and a os.


Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
49.99

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
29.99
Also use the grease that is pre-applied on the heatsink it will do you fine until janury 2012.

Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support
20.00

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
94.00

Grand total of 391.00 with shipping.
I probably say you hit the jackpot with this other members will probably improve this but this is as good as it will get.
Plus it will be functional for most home, office, and hacking needs. "scratch the hacking part for now"
will this be everything i need to build my tower? and i dont see a video card o-o. should i use the one jasonalwaysready posted? and will it be compatible with my tower. thanks
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that motherboard is deactivated. this one is highly rated at newegg:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

the motherboard has a x16 pcie slot, the video card is for a x16 pcie slot. they are compatible.

the motherboard is microatx, the midtower can fit an atx. micro is smaller than the full version, so they are compatible. speaking of which, the case is personal preference. you can pretty much pick out anything here: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Computer Cases, Computer Cases, No, ATX Mid Tower
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There was no gu spec' as the motherboard has one built in, but its not very good.
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