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Old 08-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hey just wondering if yall know of any computer somewhere on the web that is pretty good for gaming that costs less than $300, for example I found a dell 8400 on ebay, somewhere around that range?

is this a good one...

http://www.prelovedcomputers.com/pro...php?prod=90032
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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If you have the monitor we can build you a decent gaming rig depending on the games you're playing.
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its hard to find a good gaming computer for under $300. If you want to play the latest games on high settings, you will need to spend about $800 more or less, for medium settings about $450-$500 more or less.

you should check your other post to see what i said about the Dell.

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no... because its a single core, has 512mb of ram, and i dont think it has a graphics card.
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joga could you put together something pretty good, I already have speakers, monitor, just need a computer
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yeah, just give me a little bit.
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Is this a good one..

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-VELOCI...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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yes. that is really good, it might cost around $700 - 800 to build.
the only problem with that is that its a bid, and the price will rise through the roof in the end.
i will try to help too, under $300, might be a little hard, but at least its a challenge.
but quick question, do you plan on upgrading sometime later?
and do you know how to build a computer?
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I don't know how to build a computer, but yes some upgrading will be good, found another one...


http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Overcl...QQcmdZViewItem
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yep that looks good.
and maybe add another 1gb or ram, and add a graphics card later when you have money.

heres my attempt if you still want to build your own, its $310 without shipping, and before MIR

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail

Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100

MSI K9N6SGM-V V2 AM2 NVIDIA MCP61 (MCP61P) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 1010 Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

SIGMA ORCA ORCA-B Black/ Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

with those, you can play games around medium settings depends on what games you play.
the ones that JogaBonito1502 are great if you got the money. The problem with mine is that you wont be able to use PCI-E 2.0, and Quad core. (which costs a lot of money (around $300 more or less to get a quad/ a card that uses pci-e 2.0)
but mine is more of a budget build

EDIT - and follow this guide if you are going to build you own
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=14506
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