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Old 05-21-2009, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i would like to build a gaming computer for around 700 dollars ( w/o monitor). But do not know what to use.I spent hours looking at newegg only to be confused by the many reviews.
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Do you have an OS?
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i have XP pro laying around here somewhere but was thinking of upgrading to vista
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i have XP pro laying around here somewhere but was thinking of upgrading to vista
You might want to use the XP, and buy W7 when it comes out instead of Vista. Probably be worth the wait.
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Okay. i probably will then. i was thinking of using the i7 intel cpu i have heard a lot of good things about them. but i have heard bad things too and they're expensive
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Okay. i probably will then. i was thinking of using the i7 intel cpu i have heard a lot of good things about them. but i have heard bad things too and they're expensive
Very expensive, yes; I believe around $900 is the minimum for a decent i7 system.
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$700 will not get you an i7 build.
In your price range the AMD phenom II or E8500 will be your best bang for your buck.
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well would i still be able to play high end games without one?
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well would i still be able to play high end games without one?
Depends on what GPU you get, but the answer is yes.
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absolutely. for $700 you will be able to play most games maxed out.
So you need monitor, keyboard and mouse as well for your $700?
someone will put a build together for you soon. I am better at i7 builds than other ones.
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