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Old 03-13-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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My moms good friend has a 10 year old son. I practically treat him lilke a younger brother. We play games 2gether on computers and whatnot. Now, his family is building a new house and they are getting him a new comp. They will pay half of how ever much it costs. He said he doesnt want to spend more than $500, which means a total of $1000. I need help on getting parts. He said he wants a computer that can play games good, but it does not have to be incredible. So far I got good parts, but it ends up being a little more than $1200. AMD 3200+, 6600GT PCI-E, and all the other goodies. Here is a wish list link to what I have, can anyone give me idead on what to change and whatnot. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1430BWS Black Middle Tower Case With X type side panel window & 430W Power Supply -RETAIL

Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm (BLUE) LED High Performance DC fan, Model "A1926" (gotta make it look cool)

GIGABYTE "GA-K8NF-9" NVIDIA nForce4 4X Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "128-P2-N368-TX" -RETAIL

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Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader - Retail

NEC 1.44MB Floppy Drive, Model FD1231H, OEM Drive Only

Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, MODEL 6Y080M0, OEM Drive Only

LG Electronics 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive, Model GCC-4521BB, OEM

I need a good screen 4 him too, but I dont know which one. And he plays Medal Of Honor and hes gonna get Half Life 2........
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #2
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now this kid is 10, his games arent going to need to be great. Go with AGP with him, not pci-e, lower the cpu and just oc for him. He proablly doesnt need 1 gb of memory, mayby 786.
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and get some refurb/clearance parts from newegg...they good and cheap
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Default Re: Ok, help me out here....

try a cheaper case maybe over the net. Get a generic brand floppy if u really need it and get a cheap 40 gig hard drive and try to keep the old screen he had he can get a new one later. or if he only wants to play games get him an X-box or playstation.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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Naw, he likes computer games, and he already has an X-Box. And that floppy is only 8 bucks........I guess I could get him a 40 gig HD.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:57 PM   #7
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why does a 10 year old need a 6600? whoa dude...im 15 and i have a x300. what is he going to use his comp for?
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he's goona control navy nuclear missile silos with a graphical world interface drawnout by satellite signal.
you see, the younger kids have better eye hand coordination..
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Hes 10, he doesnt need all that....Seriously, wht the hell will he be playing
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:45 PM   #10
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CS source, Medal of Honor, Warcraft 3
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