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Old 03-05-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default $1500 Budget, Buying a gaming PC?

Okay, I need help buying the best gaming pc I can get for $1500 or LESS. For that $1500 or LESS all that needs to be included is the computer. It doesn't have to include a monitor/keyboard/mouse or speakers. The computer will be used for gaming and software use but gaming will be it's primary usage.

The computer MUST include either an ATI Radeon x800 XT PCIe or 8x AGP OR an NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT PCIe or 8x AGP. It must also include a 16x DVD+/-RW Drive and a bare minimum of 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache HDD Space. I need a floppy drive as well and the case must have a sufficient power supply and must be able to handle another 2 additional hard drives. It also has to have at least 1GB of ram PC3200 @ 400MHz Minimum. I don't need SLI.

Any suggestions? Please post where I can get this computer too. It must include some kind of warranty.
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=152503

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=154394

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I dont no how much this will cost in US but its cheaper anyway go with all these i have not picked everything out but these are the kind of gaming computers like.
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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Well this is what you should do ... 1500 dollars is a lot of money.. ok first of all....and you can do exactly what you want to do with it.... I bought a Dell 8400 top of the line with 512 mb memory 80gb harddrive and a wimpy 300x game card...... what you may want to consider is buying something like i did ok ... it has dual drives for dvd and cd rw and r.....the only thing that you are mainly concerned with is the game card.. the best ones come along at around 450 dollars... and upradeing your memory and hard drive are cheap... get yourself something with a P4, 512mb memory and 160gb hardrive that should cost you at least 800 dollars... and than put your own game card in yourself you will save money
go with a DELL get yourself a XPS or A 8400 Destop dimension save your money....
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:54 PM   #4
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get an A64 3500+ make sure it is a winchester...get a 6800GT and a nforce 4 mobo, 1 gig of corsair or crucial ballistix, 160gig hdd, choose a case that you like, i have an x-navigator and it comes with a 500 watt psu. That should do it. Im pretty sure its less than 1500 (with all the optical drives that you want.)
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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For 1500 you can get a nasty setup, i'm assuming you can build your own. So don't listen to the dell guy, instead go ahead and my personal preference is ATI. So i'd grab that. Your going to need a 500 watt PSU, or around there especially to power those cards. I also highly suggest grabbing a 10,000 rpm 36.7 gb hardrive SATA. This thing is amazing, simply amazing.
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:57 PM   #6
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Dell sucks. Yeah i would also go with ATI. Even 450 W is still a good PSU for you i think.
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well....you want a gaming comp, what games are you gonna play? If its doom3 go with nividia, hl2 then ATI.
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:25 PM   #8
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why dont you go with my set up it can play every game lol
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why dont you just go to newegg or some other site and pick your parts you already have all the parts you wanted listed.
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:32 PM   #10
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i said to him, pik the parts i said and look on another US site it would be very cheaper
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Just get the same as what I got except use an MSI motherboard nforce4 ultra chipset. It will cost less than $1500 total.
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Asus is also a stable board. Yea, you gots to get the chipset that td said. The mobo, gfx, and cpu is what matters. Go AMD,Nvidia, and MSI/Abit/DFi. We gave you suggestions so just ppick our parts at newegg, tigerdirect, or zipzoomfly
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screw that!!!!, dont go Nvidia nuless your going with SLI. ATI cards own nvidia except price wise. look around to see if you can fit a x850xt pe card inot your budget. that card owns everything. although if u do go nvidia agp go with the 6600gt and if you go pci-ex go with the 6800ultra or gt.
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