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Old 07-07-2006, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need ideas for a cheap gaming comp. My spending is from $400-$500. PLEASE GIVE SUGGESTIONS! THE WHOLE SYSTEM
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hahaha. good luck getting a whole system including a monitor for gaming. lol. are u sure u dont already have a monitor, either LCD or CRT?
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It's gunna have to be an AMD Athlon 3000+
with like a 6800XT Videocard, and 80 GB HDD
and 1 gig fo some cheap ram, and i think you might be able to. Let me see if this works.

AMD Athlon 64 3000: $93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

MSI K8N Neo4-F s939 mobo: $67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Corsair 2x512mb ddr400 ram: $82
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

XFX 6800Xtreme 256mb 256 bit: $100 (After mail-in-rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150130

POWMX case with 400watt psu: $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145047

Sony DVD Rom Drive: $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

WD 80gig SATA HDD: $43
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Microsoft Windows home edition: $88
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059

AOC Black 17" CRT Monitor: $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16824160144R

Keyboard, Speakers, and Mouse: $12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823174003

There you go a complete decent rig for gaming the newest games for only $518
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not so sure about that PSU, u dont wanna buy a computer only to have the PSU fail on u and every part in your computer dies. maybe a cheap antec psu, possibly a smartpower, yes it will increase price up to about $540, but it will be worth it.
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thanks guys for the suggestions. Im still not sure If I should just upgrade my comp. which i think i will.

Compaq Presario 5000 series
P4 1.6GHz
768Mb RAM
60GB HD
nvidia vanta 16mb AGP
235W PSU
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the only thing u can get out of that computer is the hard drive which would save u about $70ish. and the operating system if u have one urself which would save another $100, THEN if u have a monitor, you should take this........

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130491R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811180043

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103935

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121180

oh and u should keep ur optical drive so that would save another $35. so all that listed above is...$419, and is really good for that price.
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Hey my pal Johnny boy ur links dont work man.
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EDITED post above.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...273475&CatId=0 - $169 after rebates.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1020&CatId=147 - $64 after rebates.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...649374&CatId=0 - $29 after rebates.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...118296&CatId=0 - $29 after rebates.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...639147&CatId=0 - $50 after rebates.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3364&CatId=166 - $109.

This one comes out to $450 after rebates. Or you can knock off the HD and use your old one and save $50.
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Dude that videocard is ****, minus well get my build. A 6800XT owns that weak 6200le. If you want low quality grafix then just get a mobo wiht the onboard geforce 6100 videocard
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