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Old 01-28-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default CHEAP GAMING Comp build! need suggestions!

I have an insanely small budget but i need a comp in my room that can atleast play halo , my budget is around 450 (yes i know very low) some you guys spend that much on a video card. I dont need a moniter, keyboard mouse or any drives.

Here is my plans right now.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-026&depa=1 that case looks pretty cool IMO and its only 30 bucks

Processor and Mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...222&CatId=1232 Yes i know its a Celeron, even intel fans spit on the celeron but its good enough to play Halo and other fun games i wanted to get a Amd athlon XP 3200 based system but the processor is way over priced.

Graphics:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...4963&CatId=318 XFX Ge Force FX5200 Gpu.

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...223-009&DEPA=0 I have heard good reviews on the this brand and its for a good price, i may end up doubling that to 1gig o ram

Cooling:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5452&CatId=795 Heres a good fan to cool that hot processor down.

Coolin 2: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5&sku=V13-4200 hehe here is a nice cooling pci card. I got 5 fans total one on side of case x2 on pci card, 1 on processor and one in power supply. , Any suggestions? I am open to anything except amd semprons my cousin is building a similiar system except using Sempron 3100.
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Umm, no.... Here, let me find you a better deal my friend. Watch the Zen's Magic!!
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ditch all of that stuff here this will be better

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=MBM-AV8-3400A

get a radeon 9600 pro or xt for around 110$ and just get a case that comes with a power supply and fans.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-135&depa=1

just find the cheapest SATA HD possible I got a western digital 160 for 70$ with rebates. You might be a little bit over budget but itl definatly be worth it.

beat ya to it zen!!
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Ok, here goes!! Ready to be amazed? And screw an AthlonXP 3200+, your getting and AMD AThlon64!!!!

MOBO and GPU!
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...=323258-241581
This includes a WELL reviewed Chaintech (even though I hate them) MOBO with nForce3 on it and a Chaintech 5700LE, much better then that piece of junk 5200!
PRICE= $164.99

Processor! AMD64 2800+ (you can Overclock this BTW to 2.0GHz or a bit more, and this processor is very good!!!) Comes with Stock cooling, which is fine BTW!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-452&depa=1
Price=$111!!!!

RAM!! 512MB, you can get more later!! and this is SOME OF THE BEST RAM for BEING VALUE RAM! It has a good heatsink on it!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-305&depa=1
PRICE= $77.50

New, Better Case with the MONEY WE SAVED!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-019&depa=1
PRICE= $37.50

FINAL PRICE= $412.31 with shipping... BEAT THAT!! MUAHAH!
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only thing is the chaintech mobo. I would still go with the barebones kit I gave you its a great deal 300$ for mobo,procesor,and memory. The system I gave you is going to be much faster but around 100$ over budget which prolly wont work. You ditch the video card I suggested and get that 30$ one and just save up for a new video card or somethin.
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Yeah, but that Chaintech MOBO has GOOD reviews for once.... One of the only ones I WOULD TRUST. ANd that RAM pwns!! Plus, he gets an AMD64!
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you can also look at these
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...509&CatId=1683
thats the one I got

another good one here
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...867&CatId=1683
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Ok, lets redo this!

MOBO and Processor!

MSI MOBO (VERY GOOD ONE THIS TIME!) and and even better CPU (AMD4 3000+!!)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...80699-R-241132
PRICE= $244.99

RAM!! 512MB, you can get more later!! and this is SOME OF THE BEST RAM for BEING VALUE RAM! It has a good heatsink on it!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-144-305&depa=1
PRICE= $77.50

New, Better Case with the MONEY WE SAVED!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-148-019&depa=1
PRICE= $37.50

Graphics Card! AOpen nVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-157&depa=1
PRICE= $67.00

TOTAL WITH SHIPPING!!! DUN DUN DUN!!
========== $$$$$$449.99!!!!!!!!!!

MUAHAH! A brand new PC with great stuff!!

BTW, there are no dumb rebates on ANY of this stuff, this is FINAL PRICE at Checkout!
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Good job Zen except one thing case and ram links dont work!!

and aCb's configurations look NICE! I would like a low profile pc tho, but desktop is fine too
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i like what Zen is recommending except the video card.

Save that 67 dollars and go spend it on a more powerful GPU like a GF4 ti4600. Sure, it's an older generation, but it still has more performance than a fx5500.

an fx5500 is basically a buffed up fx5200. Not worth it in my opinion.
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