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Old 07-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default My sub-$400 back-up gaming rig.

Tell me what you think please.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=10481785
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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We can't see it
How do I make it visible?
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Default Re: My sub-$400 back-up gaming rig.

The shopping cart'll be saved in your browser session, just copy and paste the list in here, or screenshot, etc.
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Default Re: My sub-$400 back-up gaming rig.

I've seen people post "public wish lists", but I'm not sure how to do it as I've never done that before. A screeny would be okay, but if you can figure out the public wish list, that's even better since we'll be able to just click on the links instead of typing stuff in if we have to.
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Oh well. I'll just post the parts.

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5
Power Supply: OCZ 500 Watt
Motherboard: ASRock A780LM
Processor:AMD Phenom X3
Memory: Kingston 2X2 GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital 160GB
Video Card: ASUS 9600 GSO
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Swap out that motherboard for a newer chipset that will support newer CPU's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135233

Also get some higher clocked RAM to take full advantage of the motherboards capabilities.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227364

If i were you, i would probably spend another 10 dollars and get a bigger HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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Default Re: My sub-$400 back-up gaming rig.

I won't change your case, since that's usually personal preference.

So:
Case

PSU (it's modular and comes out cheaper with rebate!)

MB if you aren't OCing, MB if you are OCing

CPU

RAM

GPU if you want DX10, GPU if you want 10.1. I'm not sure if there's a major difference or not between DX10 and 10.1, but I always go newer. I'm thinking they'd be pretty comparable. I'm thinking you'd gain some performance with a 1GB over that 384MB you listed, but I'm not sure. Someone can offer assistance here.

HDD (Holysky posted it first! Beaten!)

With rebates, this comes to ~$400 I think. I didn't factor in shipping.

EDIT: If you don't want shipping on the PSU, this would be fine; and no rebate hassle with that either. And, I said I wouldn't, but here's a cheaper case if you wanna do penny pinching.
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