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Old 04-29-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my computer is really bad for gaming atm, and I plan on building a new one come the end of May. I picked out a few things I want to build it with, and need to run it by people that are pro's at this. Now I only really play World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike:Source. Also, I'm kinda tight on money so I can't spend too much.
So far I was thinking this:
-Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
-Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT (Because I already own this)
-4 gigs of ram
-nForce 730i Motherboard
-Western Digital RE WD4000ABYS Hard Drive
A computer case, and DVD burner.

I'm not sure what power supply I should get though, which is the main reason I came here. I'm trying to keep it $60ish or less, if that's possible for a good gaming computer.
Any help is appreciated.
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$60 for a complete gaming computer... not sure even the guys on here can make that happen... 600 ish would be much more feasible..
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$600 for a power supply?

Anyways, what power supply do you all recommend?
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Well for that system your not gonna need anything huge at all, at the same time $60 for a reputable brand isn't a lot. both of these are good, corsair is great although i would be temped to go for the pc power cooling, one of the best brands in power supplies.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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this Antec basiq looks ok aswell, generally antec psu's are good, the basiq series is made by FOrtron so it isn't bad either
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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What is your total budget for everything? We could probably put together a better rig than that for you
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Around $600ish.
And I looked at the PC Power Cooling One earlier, before this, and it was actually the exact same one hah!
But yeah, that would be fine.
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Sorry, I read This:

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I'm trying to keep it $60ish or less, if that's possible for a good gaming computer.
Any help is appreciated.
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Thought you were referring to the whole computer not the PSU...
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Thought you were referring to the whole computer not the PSU...
Ahh ok. No worries. I'm pretty sure there's no possible way to get a $60 computer haha
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if your going for a nvidia mobo then i would suggest a 750i over the 740i,

Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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He should go wit ha e8500 opposed to a core 2 quad, and get a decent p45 mobo, like the I45 which hold to record for fsb overclock. Don't get a nvidia chipset, there are really not that good at all, p35/45 or intel chipsets in general are much better. The only reason i would recommend a nforce chippy would be for sli, thankfully now intel have sli and crossfire on x58.

and go with the PSU mentioned above, either will be fine. as far as a case, it;s really up to you one good case is the antec three hundred,

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
He should go with a 8500 as opposed to a core 2 quad. and pickup a nice p45 liek the I45 by biostar. I wouldn't get a nvidia chipset as they limit your overclocks and they usually have more problems with them. I would only rec. a nforce chippy for sli on a socket T setup, thankfully now intel had made xfire and sli on the x58 chipset.
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