Building a gaming comp again...

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zxzkilme

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I am trying to build a low end computer that runs games again. I used to have one but I sold it for an hp pavilion DV6810us laptop and I want my desktop back. So I did a little research and found these parts so far

Motherboard:

MSI GF615M-P33 Socket AM3 GeForce 6150SE motherboard

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Processor:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz AM3 Dual-Core CPU

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Videocard:

ATI Radeon X1550 Low Profile Video Card 256MB DVI PCI-E

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eVGA Geforce 7300GS 256MB PCI-E DVI/VGA Video Card

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I'm only thinking about the eVGA Geforce is because the motherboard uses Nvidia Gforce imbedded videocard, so i'm thinking it might somewhat be more compatible and I used to have it as well.
 

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How much are you looking to spend?

Do you have a case picked out? RAM? Hard Drive? Power Supply? DVD Burner?

Those few parts you put together will barely run, if run at all, new games coming out.
 

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HARD DRIVE:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

VIDEO CARD:
Newegg.com - PNY VCG98GTXPXPB GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

MEMORY:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Desktop Memory

PROCESSOR:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom X3 8750 Toliman 2.4GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

MOTHERBOARD:
Newegg.com - ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

POWER SUPPLY:
Newegg.com - BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

DVD BURNER:
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

$410.00 Shipped After Mail in Rebates
You'd still need a case, but I think that's a nice budget gaming PC right there that will play all current games, I would assume at least on Medium or Medium/High settings. :)

A lot more money than you're probably looking at, seeing the video cards you originally picked.. but I say save up and get something that will last you a long time!

If you can spend even a little more than that, I'd say get a cheap AM3 Quad Core like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706&cm_re=AM3-_-19-103-706-_-Product
 

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dirkpitt45

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Ah well I see, never really look at rebates :p Money spent all at once is different then money you get 3 months later.
 
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100284VXL Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

$5 for much more. 9800 is two gens old, less point to buy a 9800 then there is to buying a 200 series. 5750 has Dx11, and out performs the 9800.

Show me some benchmarks of a 5750 beating out a 9800 GT
I'm not easily convinced.
I've heard performance wise 4850>5750 and 4870>5770
And 4850~9800 GT
 

zxzkilme

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200-400$ as cheap as possible. Yes I'm buying 2x 2gb 800mhz ram cards. And i got the harddrive and cd and all that covered.
 
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