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 Looking to build gaming rig using old pentium 4 Compaq tower - Forum Upgrade 3 Year Old Gaming System Or Rebuild From Scratch? - Forum Looking to rebuild an old machine. - Forum Looking to upgrade a Old Gaming Rig - Forum Advice on a major rebuild (gaming rig) - 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 SolvedGot an old hp core 2 duo pc for free - Light gaming/entertainment rig? Forum We can rebuild it... We can make it stronger... (Gaming/Streaming rig) Forum Looking for advice on a gaming computer rebuild Forum SolvedNewbie Here, Looking For Advice On A Gaming Rig Forum $1000 old alienware gaming rebuild Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum [Re-build] Advice on mid-range gaming rig (first time builder) Forum Solvedlooking to build Starcraft heart of swarm , Total war shogun , gaming rig help plz Forum SolvedHow much should I sell my old gaming rig for? Forum Looking for upgrade due to mishap with old rig Forum SolvedLooking for a gaming rig that can perhaps stream the game RIFT on ultra settings. I've been looking on ibuypower for memorial Forum SolvedLooking for best options for my gaming rig Forum SolvedLooking for the best video card my old boat anchor can handle for gaming Forum SolvedLooking for help on partial new gaming build while using "old" parts. Forum Novice looking to rebuild gaming computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !