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Old 04-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Okay so I'm a semi-gamer, like it doesn't rule my life but I play when I have time. I am think of building a new comp rig cuz my Mac I know right a mac psssh, can't support crap even w/ boot camp, and my PC ohhhh my PC. The things at least 10yrs old and barely turns on let alone supports something like Crysis. So anyway, I have a few rigs lined up please give feedback and don't shun me to hard.
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-GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
-XCLIO Godspeed One Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
-MSI N9400GT-MD1G GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail
-RAIDMAX RX-400AF 400W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply - Retail
-Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail
-G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
-Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
-Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan CL-P0401

All from newegg.com
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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I would get a different GPU, skip the sound card and choose a different motherboard that isn't microATX.

What is your exact budget?
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:10 AM   #3
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Tryin to keep it under 1k but a little over wouldn't matter

Ok so took out the sound card and replaced the GPU and Motherboard w/
- XFX PVT95GYALG GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard
The only thing is, is that im not sure if it supports SLI
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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You can do waaaaaaay better than a PT880 chip set. My old P4 MSI board has a PT880 chip set. Look for something that is more state of the art.
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I take it this is a serious budget rig? I added everything up in the Newegg basket and it came to $475. Let's just say your budget is $500 to make it a nice round number.

First off, there's good news, you can build something pretty decent nowadays for $500. You're not going to max out Crysis at 2560x1600, but you'll have it playing pretty smoothly on your average sized screen.
What is your monitor's native res exactly?

And drop the sound card, it has no place in a $500 rig and you'll have to make do with the onboard sound for the time being.

Anyway, here's what I picked out for you:

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Motherboard: 780G
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 800
GPU: HD 4830 (will massacre the 9400GT)
PSU: OCZ 500W
HDD: WD 160GB
Case: CM Elite 330

Total: $371

A left a bit of the budget just in case you are overclocking. If you are not, you do not need any more than these parts. If you are, I would advise you go with the 5400+ Black Edition, a Xigmatek HDT-S963 and some Arctic Cooling MX-2 paste.

EDIT: Just saw your budget. 1k!!! How the hell did you manage to come up with the first build?
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EDIT: Just sure your budget. 1k!!! How the hell did you manage to come up with the first build?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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Okay I left out some stuff. This is the extra stuff.W/ this it totals to just under 1k
-Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 for System Builders - OEM (yea vista=
-SONIC HP-259 3.5mm Circumaural Stereo Headset
-Kensington Ci20 K72257US Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Mouse - Retail
-Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard- ZXP-2000 Black USB Wired Ergonomics - Retail
-Logitech LS21 7 watts RMS 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Retail
-Hanns·G HW-220DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
-XCLIO Godspeed One Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-And then a $22 dixk drive
This stuff added to the other hardware= a little<1k
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:52 AM   #8
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Definitely go with Vista 64 bit. There's really nothing wrong with it as 99% of users here will tell you. It's mostly got a bad name from people who don't know WTF they're talking about.
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A left a bit of the budget just in case you are overclocking. If you are not, you do not need any more than these parts. If you are, I would advise you go with the 5400+ Black Edition, a Xigmatek HDT-S963 and some Arctic Cooling MX-2 paste.

EDIT: Just saw your budget. 1k!!! How the hell did you manage to come up with the first build?

If your getting an AM2+ board like worshipme recommend and want to overclock get the AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750.. It has more potential than 5400+ BE.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300


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I agree with Vista 64 bit
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If your getting an AM2+ board like worshipme recommend and want to overclock get the AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750.. It has more potential than 5400+ BE.
You're right, I forgot about the 7750, it's a great buy for only $65.
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