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[New System Build] Budget Gaming Rig (Need Suggestions)

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December 30, 2007 3:45:55 AM


Hard Drive

Video Card:





Total: 733 Dollars (With shipping)

Right now I am running like a 4 year old Dell Dimension 3000, so anything better then this piece of crap will make me really happy. I have never built a computer before, but I do have help from my cousin who does IT stuff :) .

Overview: I am not a serious gamer I do not play the hottest and newest games out. I have built this off from advice, reading reviews and what not. I just want a decent system until I am ready to upgrade again. Please help me curb this price down, I would appreciate it greatly.

General Idea of games that I play
: Dark age of Camelot, Diablo II, Last Chaos....random stuff like that.

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December 30, 2007 4:19:10 PM

Hey thanks for the reply and recommendations, can you or anyone else tell me what fans you would recommend to fit into those extra fan slots, for that case? Some links would be sweet.
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December 30, 2007 5:23:41 PM

Scythe fans are fast, lots of airflow and best of all quiet. Go with one of those, whichever size you have slots for. Try 60+CFM.
I'm not sure what "that" case is. The coolermaster of the rosewill?
December 31, 2007 7:25:05 AM

It is the Roswell.
December 31, 2007 8:42:17 AM

$199 - Gigabyte 8800GT. It comes with a $30 Zalman cooler already on it for only $199:

$72 - e2180 oem, great overclocker. Overclock to 3.0ghz+

$21 - Arctic Cooler Pro 7, way better than stock Intel:

$50 - 2x1gb sticks of Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800, top quality RAM, great overclocker:

$99 - Gigabyte P35 board, the reviews speak for themselves:

$58 - $68 shipped with $10 rebate. Corsair 550watt PSU, great quality and a large single amp +12v rail.
While newegg is pretty good on most, they rip people on PSU's.

$70 - 16mb cache Seagate or WD

$30 - DVD burner of your choice...go with a SATA one for no clutter.

$50 - Coolmaster Centurin case (FREE SHIPPING order ASAP)

$649 with rebates, but before shipping.
But the case had free shipping and the PSU from is all free shipping, so shipping for everthing else shouldn't be more than $20'ish.

Oh, yeah, just google XP Pro torrent to save you another $100+.
December 31, 2007 1:21:10 PM

For an extra case fan I'd suggest Rosewill 80mm ball bearing fan $50
An 80mm fan gives you the option of mounting over the graphics card
or at the front of the case. Front pull in - rear pull out would be how I'd set it up.

December 31, 2007 4:49:47 PM

Noya thanks much for your research. I think I will stick with that one, only downside is that the gigabyte mobo and Vid card are sold out lol.