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June 16, 2008 4:30:40 PM

this is priced out from newegg for a pc able to play decent games for 300 after mail in rebates and shipping

is there any blairing holes in it or something you really dont think would work? and please dont tell me if i spent 500 i could get a much better one becasue i know that but i dont hvae the money. all i really want to do is be able to play wolfenstein enemey territory with decent fps which i cant accomplish with my pci mx4000 and a dell demesion with no agp slot


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price



LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106228
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$22.99




Athena Power CA-2852B Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Athena Power CA-2852B Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811192061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$28.99
$18.99




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

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136195
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy



$38.99




BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813138106
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy


$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$69.99




SAPPHIRE 100208L Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

SAPPHIRE 100208L Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102700
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$66.99




Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply

Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply - OEM
Item #: N82E16817371013
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$19.99




OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P800R22GK

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P800R22GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227139
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy


$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$45.99




AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO42000IAA5DO

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO42000IAA5DO - OEM
Item #: N82E16819103214
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy



$47.99

Subtotal: $331.92

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June 16, 2008 5:18:29 PM

If I were you...personally if gaming is what you want.

First off, cut out your CPU. Decent CPU probably, but you will need a cooler. Buying OEM they do not usually come with a cooler.

Check this one out....

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

That gives you an Abit board, which I've not used Abit before, but the guys who have could probably tell you about them. But it's 119 bucks for the board, and retail chip with cooler for it. Also, it's slightly faster than what you picked out.

120.

Memory, stay with yours probably. 45 there.

Case and PSU, they'd probably work, I've never used what I'm about to suggest on this one, but if I wanted to game on a budget, I'd probably keep your case, but since you want to game and may want a better card, for PSU, this one is cheap, but it's a 585 watt, has dual 12v+ rails, one is rated for 19 amps, the other for 20, so supposedly a half decent supply, if I were on your budget, I'd probably look at it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A little more than the Antec, but not much.

So far then 120+25+45+19+23=232 bucks. Keep your WD drive for 40 which brings us up to 272.

Now you need a video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a 9600 gso, slightly overclocked, it is 110 before 20 dollar rebate, but then 90 bucks after rebate.

So with rebates in, like 362 plus shipping. So say a little under 400 with shipping.

Personally, I think with the better video card and all, I think you'd have a bit more room to crank up your settings and all. Other thing, do you have a monitor keyboard and mouse? Do you have an OS you can install as a lot of Licenses from OEM machines, like HP, Dell, may not transfer to something like this. Some things to look at.
June 16, 2008 5:23:14 PM

However, if you need to save more, then what you have would probably work. But it's all up to you.
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