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Old 07-11-2008, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. My dad asked me what I wanted for my bday and I asked for windows vista for my computer since I play a load of games on here and my 360. But he didnt think my computer could handle it. So instead he told me to look up a computer on tigerdirect.com or I guess I can find another site so he can open up that one take out whatever he needs to take out and put in whatever he needs to put in inside the computer im currently using.

But theres 2 problems. I dont know what I need look for when I search for the new computer/ motherboard/ w/e it is to play the more high ended games like Call of duty, Gears of war, Unreal III, or Battlefield: Bad company.

And the 2nd problem is it has to be in reasonable budget. So I dont know the exact price range my dad is going for but, all i know it has to be reasonable.

He also said to give him more then one computer to give him like 5 that I thought was best for my computer.

I appreciate the help, sorry for the long story.
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Reasonable to some people is 5000$, Reasonable to other people could be 600$.

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500-1000.

This is the best I could do with specs seeing how I cant add on attachments or atleast i dont think i can.




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500-1000.
And your looking for a complete build? With or without a monitor?
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This build comes to $713 before mail in rebates, includes Vista Home Premium and would also have you reuse the hard drive and dvd drive from your current system.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 (PC2 8800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems

Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Thanks for the help so far, but I have a question.

Ive noticed that there are computer cases that you are showing me. The computer case I have now looks like this without the emblems on the front and the side Visionman MRG-6550LE2 Intel Desktop Computer - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33Ghz, 4GB DDR2-800, 500GB SATA-II, NVIDIA 8600GT Video, DVDRW - LS, Windows XP Professional 64-bit WGMI-1N7510 at TigerDirect.com

Can I add all of the hardware into this computer case?

And if not can I use any computer case from newegg to add all of the hardware into the comp case?
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Yes, you can use that case.
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you can use that case

edit: Puddle won the quick draw
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Thanks for the help but ive also had a couple more questions over the past few days.

Will I be able to play the games that ive listed above (Gears of War, Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3, etc.)?

And also my dad offered to buy this pc Buy the iBUYPOWER Gamer Tempest 922TLX Desktop PC and other Desktop computers at circuitcity.com

Will this pc be better to get then buying the parts and putting them in? And also will I be able to play the games listed above with the pc my dad offered.
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