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Old 06-25-2006, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much for gaming PC.

How much would a good gaming pc cost that could handle vista easily and play games like Battlefield 2142, Counterstrike source and any top/new games out there on high settings well. I already have montitor, speaker, mouse, keyboard, etc. I just need the tower.

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$2000 or more.

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hardly. $1500 I'd say. Most of that budget would be the videocard(s).

Vista only needs 1GB to run. BF2142 needs 2GB, thats easy enough, almost standard in gaming now.

Nothing makes a gaming PC like the videocard(s). You build a gaming PC around the videocard(s).

$1500 if thats all you need to do. You won't be getting a crazy soundcard, etc.


I just did one in a hurry with a Core 2 Duo processor. Came to $1500. It had Dual 7900GTs. But it was missing an awesome soundcard, a second Raptor Hard Drive, etc. All the "luxury" stuff was out, but it gives you an idea of what you need to get.
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You could easily build something pretty solid for $1500, post any current hardware you wish to use in the build first.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea. definitely less than 2000 dollars, without question. 1500 sounds prudent.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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[sarcasm] How about $3,000-$5,000 for a dell or alienware ...... [sarcasm]
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Or $10,000 for the XPS Renegade
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Build your new pc . DO NOT BUY building usually costs less and you know exactly whats in you're machine.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Without the monitor... you can probably get it for lower than $1500 if you buy all the piece seperately.

Wait till the Conroe comes out and either get that or buy a dual core AMD.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i got the rig in my sig for 1550 w/o monitor.... its pretty sweet

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