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Old 06-05-2006, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can any one recommend a cheap gaming pc, i want to play, Half Life 2, sims 2 and RCT 3, 128mb graphics +, 512mb memory +, 80gb + DVD RW?

£350 or below, looking to buy off ebay, or else where, where you can get them cheap

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Old 06-05-2006, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly, I think you should consider saving up a little more and getting a better machine that will last you longer than a few months and be of a higher quality.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's a list of possible components though:

Cooler Master Cavalier case
1GB Corsair ValueSelect RAM
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA 3GB/s
ASUS A8N5X Motherboard
eVGA 7600GT KO 256MB Graphics
Lite-on DVD-RW Drive
Antec 480W TPII PSU
AMD A64 3200+ Processor

Comes down to about $700USD (about £375) minus some rebates, without Windows, on Newegg.com. Not sure what the prices are like in Europe though.
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Just looking at that, it would be past the £400 mark.

This is what you get for £340, obviously that is new, but don't expect huge reductions off ebay.

MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
£53.95 £53.95
MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
£54.95 £54.95
GX-025-BG BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-025-BG)
£99.95 £99.95
CP-118-AM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3200BPBOX) (CP-118-AM)
£79.95 £79.95
Subtotal £288.80
VAT £50.54
Total £339.34
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Just looking at that, it would be past the £400 mark.

This is what you get for £340, obviously that is new, but don't expect huge reductions off ebay.

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What about the other components?
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I hit your budget with them.

The other components have already been mentioned that are good. I was just saying you need to raise your budget, and save before buying cheap components to fit your £350 budget.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thats pound sterling btw man.

yeah, SAVE UR MONEY DUDE! i dun get how people think they can actually get a decent computer for 350, i mean, its just, either ignorant, or greedy? or are u 1 of dem misers?
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Hey thanks for the replies, it dont have to be able to play the latest games, just HL 2 Sims 2 and RCT 3, i had a amd 64 3400+ 2.2 ghz 512mb 160gb hdd 128mb graphics, but i have had to send it back as its broke
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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to john3: dont be so harsh man.chill. you come here for advice not to be told your ignorant or greedy.
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lol yea true
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