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700$ budget gamming computer/sugestions or comments

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July 22, 2009 9:41:27 AM

hey guys i am building this custom built computer from iBUYPOWER, but i need to know weather this system is good for its price range.

and will it run good enough to multi task and play games on High settings?

for 700$


Case
Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case Black

Case Lighting
Cold Cathode Neon Light Blue

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 (2x 3.0GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)
or
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200 (4x 2.33GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)

Processor Cooling
AVC Silent Intel CPU Fan and Heatsink Quiet & Overclocking Proof

Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT PCI-Express x16 - 1GB Single Card

Motherboard
Asus P5KPL-CM Intel G31 Chipset w/6-channels, Gb LAN, S-ATA 3Gb/s, USB 2.0, Single PCI-E MB

Power Supply
450 Watt -- Standard Power Supply

Hard Drive
500 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

(the only Optical drive)2nd Optical Drive
[** Special !!! ***] LG 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black

Flash Media Reader/Writer
12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

For around 700$ does not include programs as i already have an extra vista and microsoft office (etc to use)
no monitor already have a 22 inch.
July 22, 2009 9:51:36 AM

For $700 you can do better .

Have a read of the threads on this board . Many mention their budgets in the title and you will see what is recommended .

Is a monitor included in that price? If you have one what size and resolution is it? What do you use the computer for? Just gaming or ??????
July 22, 2009 9:57:40 AM

Not a good deal. That MB sucks for overclocking, its meant for professional corporate desktops. That cooler isn't great either. The PSU is garbage, and it will use a slow Hitachi HDD. That GPU is alright if you play games on a 19" monitor, but not all games will allow you to go up to high settings with playable framerates.

Like outlander said, you can do much better for that price.
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July 22, 2009 10:12:28 AM

im not thinking about overclocking to the extreme. What do you recommend for a 700$ semi good gaming rig that will probably play a game like crysis. no monitor i already got a 22 at home. il be using it to game, and do my homework,watch movies, music.
July 22, 2009 2:45:43 PM

Rosewill R5605-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Front Mesh Design Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147083

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX + POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.206785

SubTotal:$675.94
Shipping (for me):$24.84
Total:$700.78


just noticed I am missing an optical drive...so probably add $20 to that...sorry...

You can also save money by going AM2+ but I just wanted to show you what you get going AM3 + DDR3...and, theres always a chance you can try to unlock the fourth core on your tri core, essentially making it into a quad core

also noticed my links didnt work...my bad...fixed
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