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Old 07-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, this is my first build and i know a little bit about computers but not enough to build my own. So im looking for a computer that can game pretty well for the money. My budget is 600$ wihtout shipping and i do not need a moniter. If you could help me out it would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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Old 07-04-2008, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is it possible to salvage the hard drive and DVD drive from your old computer?
here's a combo deal with a cheap good looking case and vista - RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Black 0.8mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply - Computer Cases
of course you will need to add one or two 80mm intake fans of your choice of color/noise level - Case Fan, 80mm, Case Fans, Fans & Heatsinks, Computer Hardware
its not the highest quality case, but it works. Here's an alternative with a simpler look - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

here is a couple great budget psu's - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies - Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Power Supplies - XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W 500W ATX Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Power Supplies

motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


RAM - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

I haven't been around awhile so idk about new video cards
theres a 3870 w/ neverwinter nights 2 for $99 after MIR - GIGABYTE GV-RX387512H Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

comes in around $580 including shipping to Lakeville, MN 55044
hard drive is optional seeing as you have a decent one
should be able to run age of conan just fine
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, Yes i can salvage my hard drive and my dvd drive, And that price is sweet, It is just what i a looking for :P
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