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December 15, 2009 4:42:34 PM

Hey guys !! I'm new to this forum and i need some advice..:) 
i need a new pc very urgently and i'm going to attempt my first build. My budget is $200.00... I am going to buy my parts on ebay... Im going 2 use it for gaming and surfing the web ...
Please help!! I don't want links.. Just hardware suggestions , a whole build please. Any help appreciated! :) 

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December 15, 2009 6:03:18 PM

From my experience, ebay rarely beats prices on new parts.

$200 is a bit low of a budget. Even cheap prebuilts cost more than that, and ebay wont likely beat those prices either.

Look at the recommended builds by usage sticky for parts ideas.
December 15, 2009 6:23:02 PM

Right now it's impossible to build a $200 "gaming" PC. Memory prices being high is a major factor. You're better off buying used components from for sale forums and build one that way.
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December 16, 2009 4:46:54 AM

give me a cheap gaming build lift the long as it doesn't go higher than $600, thanks again
December 16, 2009 2:55:05 PM

Do you need a monitor included in the $600 or do you already have one? What games do you play?
December 16, 2009 4:35:57 PM

I play games like wow and fps's... And no.. No monitor, can u help me?
December 16, 2009 4:55:33 PM

This is the cheapest I could do. Some of these are deals that may only be good for a few days.

Case and Power supply ($80) Antec 200 + Antec 520W 80+ certified PSU

CPU ($58) Athlon II x2 2.8GHz

Motherboard ($80) Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P

HDD ($50) Seagate 7200.12 500GB

4GB RAM ($75) OCZ Gold 2x2GB DDR3-1066 Cas7

Graphics ($70) XFX 4670 1GB
If you want better graphics, upgrading to a new HD 5750 graphics card ($140) is 3-4 times as fast and would let you play at very high settings on the monitor I picked.

Monitor ($110) ASUS 19 inch LCD 1440x900

USB Keyboard ($15)

USB Mouse ($10) (get a wired optical mouse)

Total: $468 + some shipping and maybe tax. ($538 with the 5750).
December 16, 2009 6:08:39 PM