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Old 10-02-2006, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me build a 1,000 budget gaming machine (No overclocking)

The title says it all. I was thinking about upgrading my eMachine T3120 as you may of seen in my previous thread, but I've decided to see how building my own system will be.

Please list the most "bang for my buck" hardware. I need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, I need everything... 1,000 dollars. Let's see if you can do it!
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This should help get you started ..

Fortron 450-watt PSU
ECS P965T-A
intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz
2gb G.SKILL DDR2800
eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256mb
150gb WD Raptor

That's a good system for the money IMO, considering the great price on 2gb of fast 800MHz DDR2 G.SKILL RAM.

EDIT: Okay, all of that stuff above adds up to exactly $1,000.97, including shipping and tax. So what I say you should do is get that stuff and scrounge up a cheap, crappy case, keyboard, CRT, and mouse. Save up for that aesthetic stuff and then finish it off later. By the way, Lite-On makes great cheap keyboards.
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How about this list I made? It's a tiny bit over $1k - $1,015....but has everything you need.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...?BundleExist=N
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I can't view your wish list, you have to share it first so it can be made public. Or, better yet, you can just e-mail it to me at:

AnarchyAo at gmail dot com


(Replacing with the appropriate dots and symbols, of course!)
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I just changed it. Now it's public.
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From that specific link I'm unable to view your wish list because that's link is linking to your saved wish list under your specified account at newegg.com

I've had this problem before and I got it working by e-mailing it to myself and copying the link, or accessing the wish list from the public wish lists tab and copying that link.
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This should help get you started ..

Fortron 450-watt PSU
ECS P965T-A
intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz
2gb G.SKILL DDR2800
eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256mb
150gb WD Raptor

That's a good system for the money IMO, considering the great price on 2gb of fast 800MHz DDR2 G.SKILL RAM.

EDIT: Okay, all of that stuff above adds up to exactly $1,000.97, including shipping and tax. So what I say you should do is get that stuff and scrounge up a cheap, crappy case, keyboard, CRT, and mouse. Save up for that aesthetic stuff and then finish it off later. By the way, Lite-On makes great cheap keyboards.
I'm really not in need of a high gigabyte storage hard drive, that's one thing that many people cannot live without but I have no problem coping with. Typically I uninstall everything and anything I don't use/need, and I have a 30gb mp3 player, so music/video files aren't even stored on my computer.

I'm not really understanding which (if my budget is 1,000 dollars) CPU and Socket I fall under.. I'm just not up to date on the whole computer hardware stuff.
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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128018


Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115005

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145566

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144701

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103931

XFX PVT73GUGD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150182

Logitech Cordless Desktop 967437-0403 Black PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16823126150

Tyris T701DB Black 17" 8ms DVI LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824224007

EDIT: If you don't need a high capacity hard drive then maybe this in replace of the one I chose previously:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3120813AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148106

....which would bring the total from $1,015 to $987....which reminded me that I forgot to add an optical drive so I added this (if you want):

NEC 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827152058

...brings the total to $1,017....but I was thinking you could of taken the optical drive from your emachine.
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lol, upgrade the Video to a DX10 and i think you just gave me my next build, and the case....ITS FREAKIN AWSOME!! i have one, its truely a "bang for your buck" case
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