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Old 01-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a low budget for this next PC as it is for my friend. His budget is around 500-600 USD. Can anyone suggest a PC build that has a quick CPU and a good graphics card too? (Good enough to PLAY the newest games, but not necessarily with maximum settings).

It's OK if it is a crappy case. They won't be bringing computers to LANs. They also need a a new HDD, preferrably at least 120 GB?

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p.s. sorry about leading you on about the PSU thingy. Turns out the PSU was swapped for a CoolerMaster 500 watt half a year ago when I wasn't home. <=)
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What is the max price for the video card? Or in other words, on a list of one to ten how high is gaming?
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I have a low budget for this next PC as it is for my friend. His budget is around 500-600 USD. Can anyone suggest a PC build that has a quick CPU and a good graphics card too? (Good enough to PLAY the newest games, but not necessarily with maximum settings).

It's OK if it is a crappy case with a crappy PSU. They won't be overclocking or bringing computers to LANs. They also need a a new HDD, preferrably at least 120 GB?

Thanks, Kevin2041
Crappy PSU is NOT ok. It is a priority when building PCs.
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Crappy PSU should be ok, my friend really doesn't care and it's not going to be a high-end computer... My computer runs with a 15 buck RAIDMAX 380 watt 17 amp PSU and I can still play quality videogames fine.

and when i meant crappy, i basically meant, "Not a 100 USD antec."



and gaming is just as high as possible, probably 7-8 on the 1-10 scale.
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Don't you dare skimp on the PSU. Listen to us, that PSU you mentioned will NOT last long.
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lol if ur gonna be using any good video card you shouldnt crap out on a psu.. its the heart of your computer....
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yeah the psu is important coz if that goes everything goes with it
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today i've learned a 650 watt psu is not enough for 2 gtx's and an overclocked q6600 sadness
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You'll be lucky if your PSU doesn't take your mobo with it when it goes...
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