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Old 03-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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hi all

new here and after some advice please

i want to build a gaming pc but im not interested in massive power
i dont play things like crysis and skyrim

i want one that will handdle things like starcraft 2 and supreme commander

im into RTS and want a pc that will run games like these on max settings

starting from scratch so please help


many thanks raven
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Whats your price range?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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Not sure really
Cheap as possible as long as it dose the job ?

I do have a 3ghz amd athlon x2 I could use and a psu and case ?

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I am willing to start from scratch if needed and spend 600 ish ?
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OK so you already got a CPU, and case which should work, but how many watts is the power supply?

if all that works well you could easily pickup a graphics card, motherboard, ram, dvd-rom, and HDD for somewhere around $400 just depends what MOBO and GPU you pick out mainly. Ram is roughly $40 for 8gb and an HDD is $85 for 500gb 7200rpm. DVD-rom's can be found for as low as $20 and then a MOBO, depending on the brand and features range from $100-200. I bought a really nice Intel with built in wifi and blu tooth for $160. A GPU can be $100-$250 depending on how high of graphics you need. I got my EVGA 550 TI for $150 and it maxes out Mafia 2 no problem, so I'm sure that should max the games you would like to play.

Just make sure any motherboard you find is compatible with your cpu and whatnot.
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What mobo/gpu would you recommend ?
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Not sure really
Cheap as possible as long as it dose the job ?

I do have a 3ghz amd athlon x2 I could use and a psu and case ?

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Stupid question.

Is your CPU an Athlon II X2 or an Athlon 64 X2?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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That I will have to check
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:39 AM   #9
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The CPU is an athlon ii x2 3ghz
And the psu is 600w

Thanks for the replys

got it wrong its an athlon 64
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