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Old 06-25-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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Alright, here is the story. I should be deploying to Iraq in December. Until then, I want a computer that is cheap but plays most new games well. Is it possible to build or buy (including peripherals) a comp that will do this for under $700? I'm willing to do either, I just want the most bang for my buck. As far as buying goes, how does this comp look (I know it doesn't have peripherals). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227014

Edit: Also, any ideas on laptops for when I go to Iraq? I would like one that is good with multimedia(movies, games too, but not necessarily top of the line or anything) I would like to keep it under $1200
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I would definatley go for building a computer yourself, you get much better parts and its cheaper than buying pre-built. Here's a computer I put together that will be capable of running the latest games really well. The toal comes to $795 w/o shipping but their are $80 in rebates so it will be $715
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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when i click on the link it just takes me to a menu screen, i cant view any comp.
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when i click on the link it just takes me to a menu screen, i cant view any comp.
Ah ok, I thought that might happen I'll just post some individual links give me a second.

Here ya go:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811112099
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188019
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150230
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153050
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115016
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145034
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The computer you showed us looks good. If you are not experienced in building and have a set budget I would not recommend building one, as there is a possibility you might damage something and will have to get it replaced. Go with the computer you showed us, it has gaming capabilities and is pretty good for it's price.
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what about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227013
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No, get the first one. The second one has an AMD processor, and you would be better off with the Intel one. If you want to PM me your AIM or MSN screen name, I'll talk you about it in detail.
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ok, I would have gone for Intel system with 3Ghz processor and ATI motherboard which have Redon card best suited for games.

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