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Wanna build a pc with the money i'v saved,around $250

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July 29, 2009 7:54:09 AM

hey guys i wanna build a good pc that can run games decently...unfortunately i'm a student and i don earn.so i've only saved around $250 so far.i have an XFX gtx 260.so i don need any graphics card.i got monitor,keyboard,mouse,speakers,dvd rom drive.so dont need these stuffs.

things i need :

1.processor
2.hdd
3.motherboard
4.psu
5.ram

i prefer a motherboard that supports SLI,so that i can add another gtx 260 when i'v saved enough money.:D  but $250 is the limit n i cant afford any more :$

btw,pls note that i live in bangladesh (south asia).so online buying is not an option unfortunately :(  i'll have to buy everything new.thnx :) 

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July 29, 2009 3:55:33 PM

Keep saving then. Street prices for these things are going to run you probably double what you've saved, and forget about SLI.
July 29, 2009 4:01:16 PM

You will just be able to buy a decent cpu and mobo with that budget, anything else will wager over. Keep saving your money and then buy better components instead of buying the low end ones you would buy instead.

As for the GTX 260 SLI I wouldn't bother with as its over kill in just about 99% of the time.

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July 29, 2009 4:02:20 PM

you wont be able build a gaming pc for $250 you will need at least $600-$700. Im trying to build a cheap gaming pc and it will cost $770
July 29, 2009 4:22:29 PM

^ you're not very good then, there are a few threads on here were people have gotten fairly good gaming PC's for ~$500.
July 29, 2009 4:49:58 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ you're not very good then, there are a few threads on here were people have gotten fairly good gaming PC's for ~$500.



In Bangladesh?
July 29, 2009 6:18:07 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ you're not very good then, there are a few threads on here were people have gotten fairly good gaming PC's for ~$500.


I live in ireland and the prices are crazy here
July 30, 2009 6:13:21 AM

haha prices r crazy here in bd too.my gtx 260 cost me $400 :(  cant even buy stuffs from ebay or any other online shops coz they probably don offer their service in bd :(  i have actually saved around $400 but as u can see that is equivalant to barely $250 here.well guess i can do without d hdd n psu for now.i have a 250gb sata,which i can change later.but pls atleast suggest a processor n mobo n ram.:) 
July 30, 2009 10:11:57 AM

mattkk said:
You will just be able to buy a decent cpu and mobo with that budget, anything else will wager over. Keep saving your money and then buy better components instead of buying the low end ones you would buy instead.

As for the GTX 260 SLI I wouldn't bother with as its over kill in just about 99% of the time.

thnx...i thot bout it.pls suggest me a good cpu,mobo ( still want it to support sli :p  ) n rams.i can do without d hdd n psu for now.wish i had access to newegg or ebay here in bd...gaming is not really a priority here in this poor country.i paid $400 for my gtx 260 n i was totally broke for 2 yrs lol.now i've atlast managed to save a decent amount to think of upgrading.so any suggestions r more than welcome :) 
July 30, 2009 12:47:32 PM

It's going to be tough to get all the components for that price. And you want SLI, so you'll probably have to aim at LGA 775 (i7/X58 is way out of that price range) - so 750i or 780i and a decent CPU. I'm thinking you won't be able to get all of those things for that price.
July 30, 2009 2:03:39 PM

Looking at the price of how much you bought your 260, I also don't think that your money would be enough to buy all the things you need now.

I would have recommended:
Intel E5200
Gigabyte uATX mobo (Any G31 based one should do and be able to OC also)
Kingston RAM?
Corsair, Seasonic, or whatever decent brand is available

Though I doubt you'd be able to buy all of these at once.

SLI/XFire to me is also not really a worthwhile investment as you spend more on the board just to be able to spend on another card and even then not all games work with it properly.
July 31, 2009 9:55:53 AM

I built my grandmother a computer similar to that one amnotanoobie. It was a G31, E5200, 4GB of RAM (whatever was on sale - Corsair, I believe), Corsair PSU, DVD drive, but NO GPU.

I did it for under $250, but that was without an OS. It's possible, but the OS would add quite a bit more.
July 31, 2009 12:17:33 PM

huron said:
I built my grandmother a computer similar to that one amnotanoobie. It was a G31, E5200, 4GB of RAM (whatever was on sale - Corsair, I believe), Corsair PSU, DVD drive, but NO GPU.

I did it for under $250, but that was without an OS. It's possible, but the OS would add quite a bit more.

lol ya shows how less ppl kno bout bangladesh.:p  it's not that ppl don bye os here,it's just that original os is not available here in bd.we have to buy the pirated os for less than $1.n it doesnt seem to bother us that much as net is very slow here n online gaming is almost non-existant.:(  i use a net line which gives me a bandwidth of 320 kbps ( yes that's kilo BITS per second not BYTES ) n it's one of the fastest lines u can get.

but d os doesnt seem to give us that much trouble.so we're ok with it.

anyways which do u think will be better??4 gb ddr2 ram (800 bus) or 2 gb ddr3 ram (1333 bus ) ?? both r aronud $50 here.i've decided what processor i'll get but i'm yet to decide what ram n mobo.

o btw no offence bro :D 
August 7, 2009 7:49:43 PM

I'd go with 4GB DDR2 800.

The not including the OS was not anything in regards to Bangladesh. I was just totaling up the cost of hardware.

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