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Old 04-06-2007, 03:37 AM   #1
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Default 500$ PC Budget Gaming PC

ok all i need is a
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Motherboard
CPU
RAM

i live in the USA if that helps too
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:38 AM   #2
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ok all i need is a
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i live in the USA if that helps too
do you have any specific games you want to play? $500 is not gunna get you the newest games to run smoothly.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:48 AM   #3
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company of heros i want to try im not going to be playing Oblivion or Far Cry and ill play Unreal Tournament 2007 when it comes out. ive been playing games at 20-30 FPS all my life so even if i want to play heavy games the lag wont kill me
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ok all i need is a
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i live in the USA if that helps too
buy a crap computer, like a $250 dell, then buy some used ram and a used video card. overclock the cpu, if u know how to do it. otherwise get someone who has done it to do it for u. then spend the rest on games. i have a computer like this, it was a $300 dell dimension 2350 i put in a cheap ATi radeon 9200 and upgraded to 1 gig ram and another hard drive. i dont use it for gaming, but one time when the comp i am on now broke down, i used it for playing counter-strike source. workd perfectly no lags

edit: upgrade to at least 160gb hard drive. u will need it to install games.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:03 AM   #5
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buy a crap computer, like a $250 dell, then buy some used ram and a used video card. overclock the cpu, if u know how to do it. otherwise get someone who has done it to do it for u. then spend the rest on games. i have a computer like this, it was a $300 dell dimension 2350 i put in a cheap ATi radeon 9200 and upgraded to 1 gig ram. i dont use it for gaming, but one time when the comp i am on now broke down, i used it for playing counter-strike source. workd perfectly no lags

all that is good advise, however, unless something has changed, you are locked out from overclocking a dell's cpu. at least i know i can't on this dimension 3000 i have...i wanted to do it a while back and found out you can't.
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all that is good advise, however, unless something has changed, you are locked out from overclocking a dell's cpu. at least i know i can't on this dimension 3000 i have...i wanted to do it a while back and found out you can't.
oh yeah i didnt think about that. someone told me that lol not only 3000 its all dells. thats why dell sucks.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:56 AM   #7
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this is what you should do for sure

core 2 duo e6300 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

asrock motherboard core2duo support other goodies $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157096

kingston 2x1gb ddr677 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134046

XFX 7600gt pcix16 $130 (great clock speeds etc.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182


total: $490
there you go!

thank you firefox for tabbed browsing...and that thing should be a great system!

also you can max out oblivion and other stuff that you play with this thing no matter what man...well maybe slightly under max on some games but very close...the 2gb of ram will keep your lag away..the video card is amazingly fast and just lovable....and the processor is amazing. and can take on ne game out right now with ease...so yeh you should be off great man!

you might want to take someone else's opinion on the motherboard though...maybe get one worth around $100....im not that good at looking at motherboards so somebody find him a good one
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what xiggy posted is really good for the money. If you could spend a little more, I would get a motherboard that supports ddr2-800 ram, and ddr2-800 ram
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Xiggy's build looks great for $500. I have one suggestion though. Instead of the 7600GT, if you can stand waiting for a larger rebate, you should grab an X1950GT. It's basically an underclocked X1950PRO, so it overclocks like no other; you're almost guaranteed to get X1950PRO speeds. Even at stock speeds, it's a bit better than the 7600GT.

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Xiggy's build looks great for $500. I have one suggestion though. Instead of the 7600GT, if you can stand waiting for a larger rebate, you should grab an X1950GT. It's basically an underclocked X1950PRO, so it overclocks like no other; you're almost guaranteed to get X1950PRO speeds. Even at stock speeds, it's a bit better than the 7600GT.

Just a suggestion.
ya i agree 100%, not only will it overclock to hell and back, but ATI cards are very easy to overclock and keep an eye on
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ya the x1950pro is a GREAT value performs just as good as the 7950GT 512MB on tomshardware http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=607&chart=196
and its much cheaper
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ya the x1950pro is a GREAT value performs just as good as the 7950GT 512MB on tomshardware http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=607&chart=196
and its much cheaper
Yeah, just keep in mind that the card I linked was an X1950GT, not a PRO. Though it'd be an easy overclock to get it up to and beyond PRO speeds... for $25(+) less!
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yeh man you better listen to these guys^^^..they know what they are talking about ...im just an nvidia fan who hasnt had the chance to touch an ati card yet so you know what my preference is for now

and that was the first time ne one has evur said (great build xiggy)...your going to get some positive feedback

but if you listen to these guys man and hopefully we can find you a mobo with ddr2 800 becuase that stuff is fast (zoom zoom)

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wow great budget gaming pc
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Yeah just a warning my friend had an asrock mobo it died on him in like 2 weeks, he got a waranty return, and it gave him some problems too, maybe hes just really unlucky, cant speak for everyone though, im sure someone loves em
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ya the x1950pro is a GREAT value performs just as good as the 7950GT 512MB on tomshardware http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=607&chart=196
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WTF?
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X1950GT's performance
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Are you thinking of the X1950XTX, because that's totally different, way faster than the X1950 Pro.
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No the GT X1900, I thought ive seen X1950GT
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