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Old 09-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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ok im going to be working on minimal money here so keep that in mind but i also want something that will be a good gaming system.... i already have a 21" wide screen monitor and a 500GB SATA HD... like i said im working on a minimal budget but i dont want it to be too cheap(if that makes sense)... i want to be able to play games at a good speed and have some fairly nice graphics... please help me on this
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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Can you give us your budget?
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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im not sure 100% but i was thinking maybe some where around like $500-$800...and cheaper if possible
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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C2D E8400 in combo with Asus P5Q Pro P45 Mobo - $275
PC Power & Cooling 610W 49A on 12V - $90 (After MIR)
OCZ Reaper HPC 800Mhz 4GB (2x2) - $62 (After MIR)
LITE ON CD/DVD Burner - $21
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - $25
VisionTek HD4870 - $260

Total: $733 (After MIR, before S&H, No case included)

I left the case out because a lot of people like to pick their own with cool designs and what not. I also got you some of the best stuff around so it's a little more expensive. The HD4870 is 2nd or 3rd best card out right now. If you want to save $100 you could downgrade to the HD4750 which is not a bad card. If you are also not going to OC you can downgrade the RAM to something cheaper. I got that because it gives you headroom to OC your CPU without having to OC your RAM. Again, if you're not OCing anything you can downgrade to 667Mhz CPU. I also assumed that you have the OS. If you're going to run XP you can downgrade RAM to 2GB. The motherboard was something I wasn't really sure of. Someone can give you a better one if they feel the Asus is not good.
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ok i was creating one myself also... how does this look and would everything run right... again this is without the case because im not worried about that just yet... the grand total for this was $501 before shipping and small mail in rebates...

I have the 500GB SATA HDD
I have a 21" BenQ LCD Wide Screen monitor
Mother Board-$85- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128014
CPU-$87- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103234
RAM-$58- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231111 & http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085
PSU-$104 before $15 MIR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152036
VGA-$179 before $20 MIR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143117
Heat sink-$22- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186019
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #6
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I would change the heatsink for the one I posted. I would also go with a EVGA or XFX 8800GT. Maybe even a 9800GT. I would not go with that PSU. Just because you won't need 730W. Also you shouldn't look at the watts, but more at the amps. I also would recommend going with twin sticks of RAM rather than just one (Dual Chanel FTW). Lastly, I would go with a Biostar motherboard, but that's just me.
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alright ill look into it some more...

how does this look...
MB-$44- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813138115R
CPU-Same
RAM-$64- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146784
PSU-$99 after $10 MIR- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817815001
VGA $130- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397
Heat Sink- same- i cant use that one its not compatible with my CPU

Total actually came out a little cheaper at $446
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #8
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Oh, that's my fault about the Heatsink then. I really don't recommend buying open box items. Again, the RAM you selected is one stick. Try going with 2, I think it runs better. That looks like a nice PSU, I don't know how well they are supposed to be built but I guess by the reviews it sounds nice. The video card would be fine.

Again, just change Motherboard and RAM.
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I would get the black edition processor. Ill get a link in a few.
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what do you mean the black edition... whats the difference
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