looking to rebuild an old gaming rig Tags: New Build Gaming Rebuild Computer Components Systems Product Last response: August 9, 2008 12:59 AM in Systems Share Y_Not August 8, 2008 6:36:17 PM I am looking to rebuild my kids computer and was looking for some input as to how these components look from newegg? I am trying to build on the cheap but dont want to give up performance. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... More about : rebuild gaming rig iicsus August 8, 2008 6:48:44 PM I suggest cutting back on the psu ( get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and go for 4gb of ram. Also, maybe switch the 8800gt for a hd4850. MysteriousWind August 8, 2008 7:02:28 PM I'm a tad confused as to how many computers you're building. Anyway, just a few questions and suggestions. What type of games are they going to be playing? Is overclocking out of the question? Budget? You can save some money and get 4 GB of DDR2 800. If the games aren't incredibly intensive and you're okay with overclocking you could go with an E7200. Go with an ATI 4850 +1 on the PSU suggestion. Related resources $1000 old alienware gaming rebuild - Forum Novice looking to rebuild gaming computer - Forum Looking for advice on a gaming computer rebuild - Forum My 2006 gamin rig took a poo. Time to rebuild ?? - Forum Old pc died need to rebuild - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Onus a b 4 Gaming August 8, 2008 7:03:06 PM It looks like you've doubled up (or more!) on some components. On the RAM, get a single 2x2GB (4GB total) kit of DDR2-800 like this one: mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... For a single GPU, a 550W PSU is sufficient. Here are a few options: 1. CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail $85 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2. Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you want modular: 3. The Thermaltake you listed is now $80 after MIR. 4. ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT 500W ATX12V Power Supply 90V~265V (Auto Adjusted) UL, cUL, TUV, CB - Retail $90 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is the one I'm using in my current rig. I've also built with the Antec Earthwatts. Y_Not August 8, 2008 7:50:44 PM The processer and power supply have a 50.00 comob offer currently making the processor about 120, the same price as the E7200 and the PS about 80 and i am not seeing much for PS cheaper. Over clocking would not be out of the question but I have had some trouble trying to keep my machines cool. The 1.4 T-Bird I am replacing has always run hot enough to cook on. Onus a b 4 Gaming August 9, 2008 12:59:15 AM Well then, did you need an optical drive? You might not need a floppy any more. Keyboard, speakers, mouse, etc? Although you did say you are rebuilding one. Anyway it looks better now. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumREBUILD ADVICE PLZ ForumGamer/IT; mobo to OC q6600 or full 2600k rebuild - cost effective? ForumUpgrade or rebuild ForumDue for my 5 yearly rebuild - Suggestions/Advice please ForumWe can rebuild it... We can make it stronger... ( Gaming /Streaming rig ) ForumNominal upgrade or more of a rebuild for a four year old box? ForumUpgrade or Rebuild ? ForumWorth upgrading vid card now or wait and do complete rebuild ? ForumLooking to rebuild , and recycle ForumTo upgrade or to rebuild ? (Budget Gaming Rig ) ForumUpgrade or rebuild ? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumBang for the buck gaming ForumFirst Time Builder Needs Help: Mid-range Gaming System ForumMy first build ($1200 gaming) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !