Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
aCb
In Runtime
 
aCb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Default budget gaming comp

ok so im planning on building a budget gaming computer using around 650$. This is what i have picked so far im open to any suggestions/advice so feel free to critisize.

CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB KIT 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
SAMSUNG Black 18X SH-S182D DVD RW Drive

Total $452.61 with shipping

this is the video card im probably going to order

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061

which video card should i get the x1950 pro or the 7900gs there both around the same price and have similar performance. I am also using the HD in my computer right now so i do not need to order one.

I am open to case/PSU suggestions I dont really want to spend more then 75$ on the case and PSU combined so i will probably end up ordering a case that comes with a power supply so if anyone can give me some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Total price comes out to around 600$ just need a case.
__________________

__________________
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
RADEON X1950 PRO
aCb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
bullzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: US
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via Yahoo to bullzi Send a message via Skype™ to bullzi
Default Re: budget gaming comp

for your video card you might as well get an 8600, that will support DX10, heres a link, and its only a couple bucks more... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

otherwise, that looks like a great system, good luck!

EDIT: as far as cases and psu's go, i wouldnt trust a psu that comes with a case, just get a really cheap case and get a dual rail 500watt's or more psu, that should cost around 45bucks or more, and cases are pretty cheap by themselves

kyle
__________________

__________________
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro
bullzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: budget gaming comp

I am in the same boat as you. I am wanting a second gaming computer. Looking at you build so far looks pretty nice. I might go with your build instead of mine. $600.00 is about around my budget too.
Joostin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
aCb
In Runtime
 
aCb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Default Re: budget gaming comp

id rather stick with the geforce 7900gs because i plan on upgrading to an 8800gts down the road the 8600s are pretty crappy. I have been using a raidmax case with a stock PSU that has been working flawlessly for almost 2 years now so i dont really mind them.

Joostin the site im ordering the processor, memory, and mobo from is www.mwave.com the processor and mobo are a little cheaper then newegg and the memory is 250$ on newegg only 100$ on mwave.
__________________
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
RADEON X1950 PRO
aCb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
bullzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: US
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via Yahoo to bullzi Send a message via Skype™ to bullzi
Default Re: budget gaming comp

alright, suit yourself

good luck
__________________
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro
bullzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 03:20 PM   #6
aCb
In Runtime
 
aCb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Default Re: budget gaming comp

out of these 3 cards which one do you think i should buy they are all very close in price

geforce 7900gs
radeon x1950 pro
geforce 8600gt

i think the radeon x1950 pro looks best but i would like some other opinions i am ordering this stuff tonight so if anyone could lead me in the right direction of a case/psu would be very helpful.

also does anyone know how many watts my PSU will need for those video cards.
__________________
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
RADEON X1950 PRO
aCb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
CompMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,323
Send a message via AIM to CompMan
Default Re: budget gaming comp

Go w. DDR2800 also.
__________________
|Intel Q6600@3.0ghz||ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA||2GiG Corsair XM2 DDR2 800||EvGa 8800GTS||36gig Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm||Ultra X2 connect 550W modular psu||Thermaltake Tsunami Case|Vista 64bit|
Windows has Blue screens, Mac has grey screens, and CF has White screens!!
2004 Mazda RX-8 GT Titanium Grey, Greddy Exhaust, AEM cold air intake
--objects in rearview get smaller with each shift--
CompMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
aCb
In Runtime
 
aCb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 319
Default Re: budget gaming comp

i was just going to overclock to ddr800

i think im going to order this case

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16811133022

you get the 430watt thermaltake PSU for free as a combo deal doesnt seem to bad at all.
__________________
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6420
ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 2GB 667MHZ 3-3-3-12
RADEON X1950 PRO
aCb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 05:35 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
bullzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: US
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via Yahoo to bullzi Send a message via Skype™ to bullzi
Default Re: budget gaming comp

430 i think would do those cards, you'd want 500 for optimal performance though, but i think you'll be ok with 430, and thermaltake is a good brand, im still thinkin 8600gt though
__________________
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro
bullzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
wol-va-rine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,104
Default Re: budget gaming comp

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joostin View Post
I am in the same boat as you. I am wanting a second gaming computer. Looking at you build so far looks pretty nice. I might go with your build instead of mine. $600.00 is about around my budget too.
just remember that he already has a HDD, and you'll need one for yours, so that will bump up the price a little...
__________________

__________________
MY INTARDNET BEAST ■ Antec 300 ■ Q6600 B3, 2.8GHz @ 1.325v ■ MSI X48C Platinum ■ Kingwin XT-1264 ■ Visiontek HD 4870 512MB ■ 4x1GB Transcend aXeRam DDR3-1800 @ 1400MHz ■ WD Raptor (160GB) ■ Western Digital (250GB) ■ Samsung (640GB) ■ Seagate (500GB) ■ WD Caviar Green (1TB) ■ OCZ ProXStream 1kw ■ Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum ■ JVC HA RX900 ■

ME ■ I am bald and my head is lumpy...fear me ■
wol-va-rine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0