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Old 10-04-2010, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New gaming budget pc

I just joined this forum i am looking to get into the computer building hobby and build my first gaming/media machine if you can help me with any advice at all it would be greatly appreciated.

atleast a 2.5+ ghz cpu
atleast 4+gigs of RAM
atleast 500G+ HDD
HD compatible Graphix
running window vista
42in plasma screen tv / monitor (already own this )

if you can help me find products that you recommend or use i would appreciate it thanks agian ohh yea budget is about 700-800

my fav games to play include half life COD4-2 and 1 WoW WC3 and soon i plan on playing Sarcraft..

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this computer will be able to play any of the older games at max settings, and the more demanding games like crysis at Medium settings very respectably. needless to say, it would PWN COD4 and WOW, while laughing.

Also, you said a " a processor that is at least 2.5 ghz ". this is a budget build, with budget builds what you want to do is get bang for your buck parts and overclock them to the same specs or better then their more expensive counter parts. for example i listed a Phenom II X4 955 processor, that processor is only $153, but you can overclock it to match or even beat the performance of the phenom II 970 which is a $185 processor. they are the SAME processors basically, just different clock speeds. so overclock the 955, and you will get the same performance as the 970, for less money

same thing with the graphics card i listed the cyclone 460, it is a $235 graphics card, if you overclock it, you can get it within spitting distance of the stock performance of a GTX 480, which is a $500 card. spending less, and overclocking is the name of the game for budget builds... actually its the name of the game of this entire hobby, squeezing every last drop of performance that you can out of your hardware.

Case: $40
NZXT GAMMA - NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mother Board + Processor: $235
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO + AMD Phenom II 955 - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Ram: $91
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Graphics card: $235
MSI N460GTX Cyclone

PowerSupply + HDD: $135
Corsair 650W + Western Digital 640 gig - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Hard Drive: $42
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner: $17 - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache EIDE/ATAPI 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Total: $795
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
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