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Low budget building PC, opinions and thoughts please

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June 1, 2008 5:48:41 PM

What do you think about this PC? I am on a $600 budget i don't really game, but i want to like once every two weeks or something. I do the basic stuff like chat, download music and movies, surf, etc.

Mobo: ECS NF650iSLIT-A (V1.0) LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Cpu: Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2160 - Retail

Video Card: XFX PVT84JZAFG GeForce 8600 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Case: XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply - Retail

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

DVD Burner: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S - Retail

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Total $553.43
Shippin $34.32
- $20 in rebates

June 1, 2008 7:25:02 PM

Wrong board for a non-gaming build. Look at IP35-E. If you don't overclock, any P31/G31/G33/G35 board is fine.
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June 1, 2008 8:30:56 PM

The most important thing really isn't how often you game but what games do you play and the quality you expect. I only game for about 4 hours a week but i want that 4 hours to be stunning.

wish i had a link but search for toms hardware 500 dollar pc gaming guide and start there.