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Old 10-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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Well I am looking into buying a new computer, but I want to know as much as I can before I can even think about buying. I get roughly 200 a month working and that income stops as of november because of wrestling. So basically what I am looking for in a computer is speed for the internet, and graphics/sound cards for games like guild wars. basically a low level gaming comp. I found one on www.cyberpowerpc.com for roughly 800 with everything I want & w/o a monitor and i dont really need to buy a new monitor. so any advise you can give me would be great.
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Build it yourself.
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I dont really know much about computer hardware and what is good for the price.
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If you find which parts you want, you can ship the whole thing for about $60 and 3 days rather than over $100 and wait like a month for someone else to build and ship it. And they're not hard to build if you can read instructions. I did my first one with no problems.
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If you find which parts you want, you can ship the whole thing for about $60 and 3 days rather than over $100 and wait like a month for someone else to build and ship it. And they're not hard to build if you can read instructions. I did my first one with no problems.
True but on cyberpowerpc.com, you get your computer within two weeks and its not like when i buy it i will need it immidiatly. plus buying everything on my own leaves more room for error. If I were to build it for myself I would most likely need help anyways. Answer me this though, buying everything myself, about how much would I be looking at for a fairly low level gaming comp?
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I'll put a parts list to together trust me every other person in this room will say "Build it yourself" If you up your budget to 1,000 you can get a awesome computer. I am going pretend you have the keyboard/mouse and mointor.

This is a very simliar build to what I am putting out on the market now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128015 MOBO 90.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005 Core 2 DUo 180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220070 RAM 121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417 HD 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817374001 PSU 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116059 XP HOME 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150130 GPU 129.99
Didn't put a Dvd burner on there but normally you can get those for sub 30 bucks.
If you already have an OS you can drop that, or go with home and get a even better GPU. really its easy and the poeple in this community would be more then happy to help you. YOu'll get a far better deal.
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The thing is though, I cant really up my budget, I would be amazed to be able to buy a 500 dollar computer right now. Next summer is a different story though, and by then I know that the good stuff now will still work great but will be outdated. I at least know that much about computers lol
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instead of that 6800XT I'd get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121004R

only $20 more and it's alot better. It's OEM but it really doesn't matter, u might need to by a wire than converts the normal 4pin molex to a 6pin so that u can plug it into the vid card. Depends on the vid card, some take 6pin some take 4pin. But even if u do need it u can buy them for like $2.
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Um, thats under 800 isn't it? If not I can always work with you and get you a build under 800 to play games thats not an issue
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yes it is, i was just saying that I found one with what I want and then some for abou 800.
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