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Old 02-01-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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ok so i wanna build a pc and by budget is round 800 usd i wanna use it for gaming like COD4 and games like that i already have a few parts laying around that could be used i have a 3.4ghz P4 a seagate barracuda hdd and a 7600gs vid card

what i would like to do is use my P4 to save money and upgrade to quad later. i would also like to use the new evga 780i mobo.

id also like to use 2-4 gigs of ram

in this price id like to include the logitech g11 keyboard and the g5 mouse.

basicly i just need help with the PSU the case and ram and a HSF and thermal compound seeing that my P4 is a oem .

thanks for the help guys
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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I just copied this from a post I reply to yesterday with a guy asking similar questions..this is what I have come up with


MOBO @ $120

CPU @ $190

RAM @ $37

HDD @ $85

GPU @ $190

OPTICAL @ $34

Total Price (w/o case and PSU but with all shipping and rebates included)= $656

some alternate vid cards (if you had the money) would definitely be the 8800GTS 512mb as choice number one @ $270-$300+, and at a close second the ATI 3870 @ $240

And then I don't know your plans for cases and psu's are..here's a really good one with a 500w psu included..I have the model before this one (flat front, one less 120mm fan) and the PSU is still going strong

This case is ~100 bucks with shipping included w/ 500W PSU

Here's a case by itself and a PSU by themselves..but combo price for these two is = ~$146 w/ship...so basically you are paying 46 bucks for a little bit better PSU

I'm not going to change this, but you can add and subtract what parts you need and all that good stuff..if you look in my Sig, I almost have this exact same build (i have a little bit less expensive and lesser performing vid card and a 6420).....this will run almost anygame you want on high settings...even with my moderately old system and old vid card, i can run COD4 on high settings...crysis on med-to-high..but with any of these vid cards you should be doing fine with high on almost all games
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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the ram is $71 not $37
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they just changed the rebate then..because it was 37 with shipping and rebate last night :-)

here's some great ram...i've got 4gb of it and it's never failed me..they just put the rebate back on..38 bucks with ship
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wow . thats really good then , at that price intelboi i suggest you get 4gb.
and get 64bit vista
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yeah really....it's a price that cannot be beaten for performance..i've even hear guys oc'ing this to cas 3...that'd be really something to see stable
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ocz is one of the better brands aswell
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yeah that's why i had originally posted what I did..but darn them newegg rebates..it's because it's now february though..i wouldn't be surprised to see them extend in the next few days...

here's some excellent ram i installed for a friend a while back....if you can afford 4gb you'd have a heck of a system
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atm im not interested in vista im and xp fan boy sorry and i forgot to mention i already have a optical drive
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well if ur getting xp only buy 2gbs of ram
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