$600 dollar gaming computer (with monitor and keyboard/mouse)

athlon 2 245
asus 9600 GSO
asrock k10N78
WD Blue 320 gig
GeIL Black Dragon 2GB ddr2 800
xp home 32 bit

monitor and keyboard/mouse came to $122


im building it for a friend, if you have any suggestions let me know


does the 9600 need power? (from the PSU)

an intel alternative would be welcome if it is cheaper/faster


thanks
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  1. The HD 4650 = 9600GSO and HD 4670 and under need no PCIe connectors from PSU ^^
  2. What resolution is the monitor?

    Maybe add in some of the info on here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    it will help people give you more accurate responses.

    Just at first glance I would say that system (OP's, not batuchka's) simply would be inadequate for modern gaming...

    Edit: And yes the 9600 needs supplementary power - click on Specifications and scroll to the bottom.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600_gso_us.html
  3. 9600GSO and HD 4650 fine for 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900 with a slight tone down in settings if need be ^^ Anything at higher resolutions you'd be choking
  4. i know it would not be a very exciting computing but he knows that

    thats a nice build batuchka but he hates vista for a good reason, and your leaving out keyboard/mouse and shipping. he might want to upgrade to a more powerful card so 370 watt isnt really enough. i tried to convince him into w7 but he wants XP


    the monitor is the one that batuchka is using in his build (max res=1280X1024)

    2 gigs of ram would be plenty as long as its win xp. i had 2 gigs for awhile and went to 4 and noticed no performance gain


    ---------------------------
    7750 @3.2 (best stable) @3.0 usually
    xfx 4850 1 gig
    4 gigs hyperx @1066
    triple boot windows 7/windows xp x64/ubuntu 9.04... on one 320 gig HD
  5. he WILL NOT be overclocking... hes a noob
  6. Then have him get windows 7 professional and use the XP mode that is built in, i am using it on the RC, it is a free standing version of XP running in a window on 7. I prefer XP to vista for the resource usage, but 7 beats XP on that count and runs smoother than either. It only costs $20 more for vista premium with a free upgrade to 7 instead of XP home.

    He needs to pick out a keyboard and mouse he likes because if im trying to fit them into a budget build i select the cheapest POS keyboard/mouse i can find to have them covered but you wont want to use them.
  7. mouse and keyboard is logitech ex100 (wireless mouse and keyboard) for $23

    i did not know W7 had an XP mode, where do you find it?

    he didnt want W7 because of the fact that it expires in like july.
  8. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    It recently got moved from beta to RC. It will only be available with windows 7 professional and above for free.

    Vista is now significantly better than it first started, and many of the compatibility issues have been resolved, i would try to talk him into vista with the windows 7 upgrade coupon, i havent encountered any compatibility issues yet, and i play lots of older games as this new system is only 3 weeks old and i havent had time to go get newer games for it. Anything i had running under windows XP SP3 has worked fine on windows 7.
  9. i have problems with windows 7... especially getting about 20% less FPS in crysis than win XP. you say its faster than vista (which i agree) and so i assume vista would be worse. not to mention the interface is really f***** up (in my opinion) lets not get into a vista argument though. he doesnt want vista, he might go with W7 simply because it would save him ~$100 and that would go towards a phenom 550/4 gig/ and a better GPU


    ty for the link. i have windows 7 RC installed, do i need to download xp mode?
  10. LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $28
    Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $30
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $60
    Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor $160
    ECS N9800GTE-512MX-F GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card $90
    hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply - Retail $24
    LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail $7
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 Dual Channel Memory Model BL2KIT12864BA1608 $49
    ASRock P55M Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $100
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 $200
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total $748

    Prices at newegg.com 10-6-09
  11. dacman61 said:
    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $28
    Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $30
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $60
    Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor $160
    ECS N9800GTE-512MX-F GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card $90
    hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply - Retail $24
    LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail $7
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1600 Dual Channel Memory Model BL2KIT12864BA1608 $49
    ASRock P55M Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $100
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 $200
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total $748

    Prices at newegg.com 10-6-09


    What does this $750 build that uses some sub-par parts (especially that POS PSU) have to do with a thread that's 2 months old and was wanting a $600 build?
  12. shortstuff_mt said:
    What does this $750 build that uses some sub-par parts (especially that POS PSU) have to do with a thread that's 2 months old and was wanting a $600 build?


    You can't build a descent gaming system for $600 including monitor, unless you want a small monitor and older architecture.

    Besides, why do you care??
  13. No one likes people digging up old posts, especially when they don't even apply to the original question. I was just pointing out the fact that your post was meaningless. There's no need to dig up old posts. There are plenty of new build posts every day. Suggesting a PSU that will likely blow up and take out other components isn't really helping.
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