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Old 10-21-2005, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all.

I would like to build a gaming pc as the family pc seems to be getting more and more outdated.

My dad thought that maybe I should build a really cheap computer using all outdated components to see if I can "do it" and then dive into building the gaming pc, whatcha think?

For the gaming pc, I'd like to keep the cost under $500. I already have an 80gb hitachi hard drive, so i don't need a hdd.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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gaming pc under 500, i dont think so, im thinking 650 for a nice gaming one, 500 meh.

MSI K8N NEO4-F 80
corsair valueselect 1GB - 90
eVGA 6600GT - 150
amd athlon 64 3000+ - 150

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monitor?
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optical drives?
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ya Pzero hit the nail on the head, 500$ just don't cut it for gaming.
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Well, i could probably spare some more money, especially if my parents chip in. I've got plenty of time to look for the best deals, so if I wait for sales and clearance I should be able to put it together for less right?

Are slot 754's worth it, or is better to pick up the 939's right now?
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Well, i could probably spare some more money, especially if my parents chip in. I've got plenty of time to look for the best deals, so if I wait for sales and clearance I should be able to put it together for less right?

Are slot 754's worth it, or is better to pick up the 939's right now?
939 all the way.

LoL - $500 doesn't cut it for gaming, but $650 does... That's too funny...
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the 150 dollars is used for the 6600GT rest for other parts lol
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I'm thinking
OS: Windows XP Home
Optic Drives: DVD-rom/CD-RW
Monitor: Have one I can use
Keyboard: Have one

Any recommended cases? There's an Antec w/ 350w SmartPower supply on sale at fry's for $40?

There's also a BTC 52x CD-RW/DVD ROm drive for $30. how those sound?

Pretty new to computer building, so I don't have much of a grasp on what's good? Especially with motherboards, processors, and video cards.
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i dont think 350W is going to cut it you should be looking at 420W+
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ok, sounds good.
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$507.95 w/o shipping, also doesn't include a hard drive since you have one and it doesn't count an optical drive so you'd need to but a cd rom or dvd burner or whatever you choose to get for that.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811164040
case

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813157081
mobo

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814164038
vid card

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153006
psu

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103537
cpu

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820144310
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put this together with your hard drive, buy an optical drive, and you'd have components you can overclock to make it even faster, you should play HL2, CSS, Far Cry, BF2 very well on this.

if you do buy this check if the mobo & psu are both 24 pin or 20 pin, I didn't check that.
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