Budget build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 500 give or take 20$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:games internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard monitor mouse speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: preferably nvidia graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: dont know what this is

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybee if it is in the buget

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600:1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: needs to run games like team fortress 2 and cod waw
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  1. Take a look at Tom's May '09: $600 Gaming PC.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-2-overclock,2310.html

    You could shave off a few dollars on the case, power supply and maybe the hardrive. Maybe you could get a slightly better motherboard and try to overclock that e5200... I know you're lost on that, but do some research, because it will give you a noticeable increase in performance with your games, since the stock speed on that cpu is a little too slow and will bottleneck that high end gpu.

    If you want to save even more, you could get a 4770... I know you said you prefer nvidia gpu's, but that is an excellent video card, up to you really.
  2. mid range cards are dominated by ati.

    extreme high end, nvidia. but that gap is closing.
  3. This is what i think.

    LITE-ON 52X CD Burner Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model DH-52R2P-04 - OEM

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    BFG Tech BFGEGTX260896OCE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    Nvidia Gift Call of duty - World at war - OEM

    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail

    GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail

    about 525 shipped. After MIR it is 495 shipped.
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