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Old 06-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there difference between low budget and good budget computers?

On low budget, I see people getting the best preety much, So I was just curious if that extra 600 bucks someone could spend extra, if that really made a difference.

In my opinion I dont see a difference, other than maybe a bigger hard drive and thats it.
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Whats you whole build? If you don't have a Q6600, you could jump to that and get a better video card, but thats it, those are the probably the only things that really matter in gaming for a build
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Default Re: Is there difference between low budget and good budget computers?

600 is heaps. better cpu, better gcard, better ram, better mobo is a big one, that little bit more makes a big differance sometimes.
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Default Re: Is there difference between low budget and good budget computers?

Build Prices:
$300 - Super Old computer, can't play hl2. Its a joke.
$400 - Decent computer
$500 - Pretty good computer, more than likely have a decent gpu.
$600 - Great computer, play most games other than crysis @ decent FPS.
$700 - Awesome computer, play all games other than crysis @ very good FPS.

I'd say $600 is a good budget for most people. And if you are buying pre-built a $600 custom built computer is around a $900+ Dell computer.
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Default Re: Is there difference between low budget and good budget computers?

Yea I noticed that, a brand computer charges you around 300 to 400 bucks just to have their name on their computer, so lame.
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Default Re: Is there difference between low budget and good budget computers?

I can build a powerful gaming PC using all quality parts with some being open box from the egg for about $430 before shipping

By powerful im talking a computer that will handle CoD4 and Bioshock at high with 50+ FPS. People say Crysis becuase thats a good benchmark for the highest however in reality most games arent even nearly that powerful.

P31 board open box- $60
9600GT open box-$105
RP500-2 $45
E2180 with Rosewill RCX CPU overclocked to 3.2+ or so $85
7200.10 250gb $60
Cooler master Elite $40
2x1Gb of Super Talent DDR2-800 $40

Overclock the CPU to 3.2ghz or so (should be able to hit higher)
overclock the video card

You should be playing games at 1280x1024 (1440x900) at medium-high if not the highest except for say maybe crysis and a couple others. it's kind of important when you run a build this cheap though to use XP to get the most out of your system.

For $600....

E7200 -$130
Rosewill RCX Heatsink $18
HD4850 $200
P43-DS3L $100
RP550-2 $55
2x1GB of super talent or similar $40
250gb 7200.10 $60

I believe the total should come to somewhere around $600 and that pc is a powerful gaming pc...

It's actually kind of sad how much components have went down in the past few years becuase a lot of us here spent so much but you gotta learn to make em last and sell the old stuff to keep up heh.
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Thats the PC World for you.. always changing... Sora's great build can destroy most games out right now.. but you can get it for around $550 now... which is kind of disheartening for enthusiast's like us who are not spoiled like some rich kid spoiled brats that this forum sometimes have
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