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Budget Gaming build on the cheap!!
Sep 17, 2008, 10:03 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
Sep 18, 2008
budget gaming build cheap
Sep 18, 2008, 12:01 AM
Mother of god that's a cheap 9600 gso
Here is a 320 GB hard drive for the same price.
and you can get a 500 gb for about 10 bucks more.
Sep 18, 2008, 12:06 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.
SFF gaming rig on the cheap.
Please make suggestions on this budget gaming build.
Yet another budget gaming build
Is this ok for cheap gaming build?
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Sep 18, 2008, 1:05 AM
Yep we were just talking about that combo with the cheap MB thrown in yesterday. It's a good build for the broke.
Sep 18, 2008, 8:23 AM
Yeah that is what I thought! If I had the $ right now, I'd get it in a heartbeat!
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