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October 26, 2009 8:47:05 PM

Ok I want to build my first computer it has to be cheap 420 dollars MAX or less
I already have operating system windows xp pro
dont care about large hard drive much 60gb would work fine
i care mostly about video card and cpu I would prefer parts from newegg
I dont know if its possible to build a computer this cheap that would run well but if its possible please list parts needed this is going to be used for gaming



:wahoo:  Thanks In Advance

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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2009 8:55:49 PM

Do you already have a monitor? If you do, what resolution does it run at? Please edit your post to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum to give us all the information we need to suggest a build for you.
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October 26, 2009 9:05:19 PM

i already have a moniter vga connection 1024-768 resolution

no speakers, mouse. keyboard needed
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2009 9:17:12 PM

You don't need much graphics muscle at that resolution. Here's what I'd get at your budget:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $124.99 (CPU + GPU combo)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 (This drive is inexpensive and considerably faster than old, small drives)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 - $10.00 MIR

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec earthwatts EA380 380W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $79.98 (Case + PSU combo)

Total - $414.94 - $10.00 MIR
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October 26, 2009 9:23:34 PM

everything should be good but my os only supports 3gb memory so 4gb is useless

instead i could use 2-3gb of memory and the extra money could be put towards a better cpu any suggestions for ram and cpu
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October 26, 2009 9:25:13 PM

The cheapest hard drive you can get is a slow 80GB for $35. For $55 you can get a faster 500GB. Its not cost effective to get a small HDD.

There is a sticky with a format that it would help if you used. We have no idea what you want to do with this computer.
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October 26, 2009 9:31:27 PM

sorry a that should have read sticky before posting will be used for Gaming > Hd video playback > Internet browsing

games i would like to play are crysis and Need for Speed Shift
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October 26, 2009 9:38:17 PM

also i was looking at the mobo it says it only supports phenom x3 x4 processors not x2 processor are you sure it will work
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2009 9:44:00 PM

thunderbi112 said:
also i was looking at the mobo it says it only supports phenom x3 x4 processors not x2 processor are you sure it will work

I wouldn't have suggested it if it wasn't compatible. :)  Don't take my word for it, though. The CPU support list on the Gigabyte site lists the Athlon II X2 240 as compatible starting with BIOS F2 which was released on 06/24/09.

http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_M...
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October 26, 2009 9:52:09 PM

thanks just wanted to make sure any suggestions as to ram and cpu
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