i need help please

i want to buy a computer for halo 2 pc but i can only spend 400 for the comp and 50 for shipping can someone give me a link to where i can make a costume computer form scratch like compu direct.
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  1. Halo2 is a demanding game requiring VISTA OS.

    If you build a computer:
    1gb 5400 $70
    Hard drive $50
    Motherboard $50
    Processor $50 (AMD 3200 +)
    DVD drive$ 40
    Vista OS $100
    ---------------------
    $370 plus shipping.

    Now, you have 30$ for a video card that can play Halo2.

    Get an xbox for 70$ and the game for 20$.
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    Now, you have 30$ for a video card...

    Pfft! Just get a motherboard with integrated video. *gasp*
  3. To play halo 2.

    /i dont think so. Maybe if he was going with a fast processor and a ton of memory, he might squeeze a few FPS.
  4. well lets take the halo 2 visat factor out.
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    well lets take the halo 2 visat factor out.

    Wasn't Halo 2 the whole point? :?

    If it is, Vista is a factor because it won't run on XP.

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    To play halo 2.

    /i dont think so. Maybe if he was going with a fast processor and a ton of memory, he might squeeze a few FPS.

    I don't see it causing that much of an issue. Remember Halo 2 ran perfectly on a system with a 733 MHz processor and a GeForce 3.5. NVidia now has a chipset using the GeForce 7-series. Their 6150 chipset in my ASUS mobo runs Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 just fine at mid to low settings, 1024x768, when partnered with an AMD 3200 (939) and 1GB of value ram. (Just fine for someone spending $400 on a computer, at least.) A GeForce 7-series GPU chipset should be good enough for Halo 2.

    Usually, these mobos come with a PCI Express x16 slot as well if he ever decides to upgrade. No SLI/CrossFire, but budget gamers wouldn't care anyway.
  6. Still, he could buy an xbox (or 360 ) for cheaper if he just want to play that game.

    Otherwise, screw the game for now and focus on saving money for a better machine, otherwise, he is just waisting money.
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    ...screw the game for now and focus on saving money for a better machine...

    I absolutely agree with that statement. Even an extra $100 would get him a substantially better system, though I'd save up at least $200 more.
  8. well i will forget about the game as i already have it for xbox. but do you guys know any websites where i can build a custom computer like in compu direct?
  9. Try Falcon Northwest, Dell, HP, Compaq, Acer, Alienware, ... or build it yourself.
  10. 1gb 5400 $70
    Hard drive $50
    Motherboard $50
    Processor $50 (AMD 3200 +)
    DVD drive$ 40
    Vista OS $100
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    I dicided to go with this budget and i thought if anyone could help me find these parts for the best prices?

    also i searched the web and i gather some basic components


    mother board : 39.90
    ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 Motherboard Support DDR400/333/266/200 2.5V DDR SDRAM

    Ram: 39.99
    Kingston 512MB PC2100 266MHz 64x64 DDR 184Pin - Model #KVR266/512 - Lifetime Warranty

    hard drive: 39.99
    MAXTOR 160GB SERIAL ATA/150 8MB BUFFER - L01E160 - Retail Hard Drive Kit.

    Processor : 50.00
    AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3000+ with Enhance Virus Protection - ADA3000BXBOX - Box CPU - Socket 754

    dvd drive: 49.99
    LG 16x Internal Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive with LightScribe

    OS: 89.99
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
    (Full) - System Builder (OEM) version - DVD

    Case: 39.99
    Raidmax ATX528BP Mid Tower Case

    video card: 44.99
    eVGA Geforce 6200 128MB DDR AGP

    total: 394.99
    for my pc:

    anyone know where i can get any of these componets for a cheaper price?
  11. You'd be much better off with something like this given that technology is 2 generations old

    Case http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811147030
    Mobo http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131014
    CPU http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103046
    RAM http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820144199
    Floppy http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16821152005
    HDD http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148149
    DVD http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827151133

    Some people will go nuts because of the onboard video but it's better than the above system and when you get the money you can get a good video card. Also could always later upgrade the RAM and/or CPU
  12. well thanks but i not looking for dual core i just want some thing that is under 400 bucks and that i can play halo 1 on.
  13. Halo 1 or 2? There is a big difference.
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    well i will forget about the game as i already have it for xbox.

    I'll ASSuME he meant what he typed.

    @evengel: Seriously, I'd go with g-paw's configuration. It doesn't include an OS, but it's a lot more future-proof than what you were looking at (read: not a waste of money).
  15. I am fairly sure about this and I don’t believe it was mentioned above but don’t forget about the $50 required to play Halo 2 if you plan on playing online which I assume you will.
  16. Don't quote me on this (quote Microsoft), but it won't cost you a dime to play Halo 2 online, assuming you've already payed for the game, hardware, internet, etc. The GFW Live membership is only required for crossplatform play with 360 gamers, and that won't be supported in Halo 2 anyway.
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