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Old 03-29-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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My sister's computer recently failed. And she wants to buy a new gaming rig for under $400. She needs everything expect a moniter, OS, and disk drives. Please help out :P
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Ok, got some questions.

What resolution, what type of games, what OS, and what disk drives have you salvaged?
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I'm not sure what resolution. Games such as...

Maplestory
Ace Online
Perfect World
Misc Flash Games


Windows Vista

1 CD ROM
1 DVD ROM


She needs

HDD
GPU
MOBO
RAM

The basics.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:19 AM   #4
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Oh gosh, this isn't a gaming computer then.

Are any real games going to be played on it?

Will it be used for anything besides M$ word, web browsing and such?
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Possibly Perfect World International.
She wants to watch HD videos too
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #6
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Record them or just watch them? Is a tuner needed here?

How big a hard drive do you reckon? HD videos take up a lot of space, o do you think 500GB? 750? 1TB?
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haha, no. just watch them. not record. probally 320gb not even 500 shes not that avid of a user just some light gaming and watching hd videos.
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All right, I will be back with a build in a few minutes.

You are in the US, right? Newegg.com OK?
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #10
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Athlon II 245

ASUS M4N68T-M

Crucial 2x1GB DDR3 1333

Gigabyte HD 4550 <----This is going to be massive overkill, but $40 for a GPU is not bad at all, and $20 after MIR is a steal.

Seagate 7200.11 320GB

Cheapola Apex case

Antec Earthwatts 380w PSU (overkill lol)

Total cost: $334 including shipping -$20 MIR = $314
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