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Budget Gaming build on the cheap!!

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September 17, 2008 10:03:01 PM

Here's my idea of a budget gaming build on the cheap!!

Case/PSU/CPU combo - $152 - $50 MIR = $102!!!
1 & 2) Antec Sonata III case w/500w Antec earthwatss 34A PSU
3) AMD x2 5400 Black Edition (unlocked multiplier)
First combo on the list.

CPU HSF - $26 shipped! One of better CPU HSF's for AMD chips.
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro CPU Fan For AMD CPU

Motherboard - $54 shipped!! Good decent mobo for the $. Plenty of other options too, just needed one that works.
Foxconn A7VMX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

GPU - $100 - $50 MIR = $50!! Hard to beat at this price right now!
EVGA 384-P3-N966-TR GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Memory - $57 - $30 MIR = $27!!! Tight timings and cheap!
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HD - $60 shipped! One of the faster HD's out there in this size!
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Burner - $30 shipped! Comes with necessary software to read/burn DVD's!!
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail

Total = $479 - $130 MIR's = $349!!! Hard to beat that!!!

Edit: forgot to add mobo to the list :( 
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September 18, 2008 12:06:07 AM

Yeah HD's are pretty cheap right now, so whatever the budget is will work. I'm just throwing out a budget build, since there ALWAYS seems to be questions on making them. I think $349 for a build like this is going to be tough to beat right now.
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September 18, 2008 1:05:05 AM

Yep we were just talking about that combo with the cheap MB thrown in yesterday. It's a good build for the broke.
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September 18, 2008 8:23:44 AM

Yeah that is what I thought! If I had the $ right now, I'd get it in a heartbeat!
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