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500 euro gaming computer(first build im clueless)

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July 29, 2009 9:13:05 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 4/8/09

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: games web movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor keyboard mouse speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.komplett.ie

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD processor Ati graphic card windows vista premium

OVERCLOCKING: maby in future

crossfire: yes(il get the second card later on)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:budget can be streched 50 if need. Id try to put together my own system but have no clue this is my first build :hello: 
July 29, 2009 10:20:39 PM

Is any body gona answer
July 29, 2009 10:22:30 PM

What resolution is the monitor? For gaming the graphics card is the most important and its hard to know how much to put into the graphics without knowing what you need it to run
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July 29, 2009 10:25:06 PM

1440x900
July 29, 2009 10:40:44 PM

Then you are going to need to sacrifice on some components or get a bigger budget, the OS throws a wrench in the works as it eats up a large chunk of the budget. You can save 43 by dropping to a dual core
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798
You can also get it down to about 40 euro cost for the case by getting this one instead
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=338137

But really a full build with higher prices for only 700 USD is not going to make a good gaming rig, if they offered combos you might stand a chance but its a small budget to fit a build with an OS into, you will likely need to drop back a generation of processors to the AM2+ ones.
July 29, 2009 11:13:41 PM

hunter315 said:
Then you are going to need to sacrifice on some components or get a bigger budget, the OS throws a wrench in the works as it eats up a large chunk of the budget. You can save 43 by dropping to a dual core
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798
You can also get it down to about 40 euro cost for the case by getting this one instead
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=338137

But really a full build with higher prices for only 700 USD is not going to make a good gaming rig, if they offered combos you might stand a chance but its a small budget to fit a build with an OS into, you will likely need to drop back a generation of processors to the AM2+ ones.




Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P, Socket-AM3
AMD 790X+SB750, ATX, DDR3 , Firewire, GbLAN, 2xPCIEx(2.0)x16 111.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=431468

AMD Phenom II X2 5503.1GHz, AM3, 85W, 7MB, Boxed 96.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB7200RPM, 16MB, SATA 3Gb/s 46.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=419733

Crucial DDR3 1066MHz 2GB, CL7,Non-ECC, 1.5V, 256Meg x 64,
240pin 30.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=340887

AXP Powersupply ATX 500W Retail,SATA,
Dimension mm(163x150x85) 20+4pin 30.99
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=340760

NOX Saphira Midi-Tower case Black 35.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/cart.aspx

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI, HDCP, Lite-Retail 93.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=439020

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
SP1, English, Upg, DVD 119.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=330355

total= 560.99
I can fit this into my budget i know there is not much ram but i can upgrade that when i get more money i dont mind a boring case. i know the power is a bit cheapy but it should work. I was thinking should i go with xp and upgrade to 7 later on instead of going vista and then going to 7. and i dont need over 320GB of space coz all i do is gaming and i can always get a nother one later on if i some how fill it up.
July 29, 2009 11:15:42 PM

If your into saving money, just use Windows 7...
July 29, 2009 11:22:48 PM

kingguy21 said:
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P, Socket-AM3
AMD 790X+SB750, ATX, DDR3 , Firewire, GbLAN, 2xPCIEx(2.0)x16 111.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=431468

AMD Phenom II X2 5503.1GHz, AM3, 85W, 7MB, Boxed 96.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=485798

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB7200RPM, 16MB, SATA 3Gb/s 46.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=419733

Crucial DDR3 1066MHz 2GB, CL7,Non-ECC, 1.5V, 256Meg x 64,
240pin 30.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=340887

AXP Powersupply ATX 500W Retail,SATA,
Dimension mm(163x150x85) 20+4pin 30.99
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=340760

NOX Saphira Midi-Tower case Black 35.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/cart.aspx

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI, HDCP, Lite-Retail 93.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=439020

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
SP1, English, Upg, DVD 119.00
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=330355

total= 560.99
I can fit this into my budget i know there is not much ram but i can upgrade that when i get more money i dont mind a boring case. i know the power is a bit cheapy but it should work. I was thinking should i go with xp and upgrade to 7 later on instead of going vista and then going to 7. and i dont need over 320GB of space coz all i do is gaming and i can always get a nother one later on if i some how fill it up.



I think its a good budget system i have the same budget but i droped back to am2 so i could get a better graphic card
July 29, 2009 11:23:00 PM

Unless the PSU explodes and takes innards with it you also wont be able to crossfire with it, if you are going to crossfire this is the cheapest that you can use
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=451874

If not you can save some and get a 770 board http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=431468

Also 2GB of ram is about the very minimum you should have for vista, you will see a noticeable difference with more, the seagate 11 series also had a firmware issue, you want to get either a different brand or a 12 series HDD.
July 29, 2009 11:42:54 PM

hunter315 said:
Unless the PSU explodes and takes innards with it you also wont be able to crossfire with it, if you are going to crossfire this is the cheapest that you can use
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=451874

If not you can save some and get a 770 board http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=431468

Also 2GB of ram is about the very minimum you should have for vista, you will see a noticeable difference with more, the seagate 11 series also had a firmware issue, you want to get either a different brand or a 12 series HDD.


IS vista home basic that bad??
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