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Old 02-18-2009, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I'm a brand new member here and have been looking through all the threads about budget builds. You guys have some great knowledge and expertise, so I'm asking for help.

Requirements: Something that will play current games at decent rates (Monitor will be 19"+). Quick enough to run some older games with 2 or three of them open at the same time (very old game like 2000)

Also thinking of over-clocking this system to achieve some better performance. So if you keep that in mind too for the chip + cooler

Budget: $700

Needed Items (other than the norm): Sound card and maybe a card reader

Things not needed: Any type of software (Windows XP Vista etc) but I would love suggestions on which system to install on my rig and I don't need a monitor/keyboard/mouse.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Budget: Less than $700
How much less? Give us something to work with here. lol
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How much less? Give us something to work with here. lol
Sorry I'll just say $700 is what I want to spend. Make it easier heh.
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You sir have a PSU for a GPU. I would recommend the XFX 4850 512MB.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why would you swap these two? I'm a little confused as to why one is better than the other.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Another Budget build request:

The original poster, maroon1 accidentally linked you to a Power Supply Unit (PSU) instead of a graphics card (GPU) like he stated. Inked was recommending an actual GPU to be used since maroon1 mislabeled his.
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Sorry, I edited my post and added the GPU that I originally suggested
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry, I edited my post and added the GPU that I originally suggested
Well after digging around on everybodys builds I kinda scraped my own together. Please rate:

DVD Drive
Sony Optiarc 22X DVDR DVD Burner Black IDE Model AD-7220A - OEM
$19.99

Case

XCLIO Godspeed One Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.99

HDD

Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99

Video Card

SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $104.99

PSU

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $99.99

Mobo

BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $109.99

CPU + Ram $160.98
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Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115206
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OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G10664GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227362

Monitor

ASUS VK221D Black 21.6" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $149.99

Total: $870.81 shipped to my door
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Looks like a good build. If you like it, go for it.
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