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April 1, 2010 1:07:10 AM

alright my old pc's motherboard burnt out so i decided since it might cost close to the same price i might get this barebone kit link i will be using my old hard drive and my new 9500gt i bought because i thought the integrated card in my old pc died. Also this pc will be used for light gaming css,cod4.mw2 and battlefield bad company 2 my resolution on my moniter is 1440 by 900 ,but i dont need all the eyecandy in games so will this pc place the games i want to on 1440 by 900 or lower resoloutions i prefer performance over looks. Also is this new procosscer going to be an improvemnt over my amd atholon x2 2.2ghz in games?

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April 1, 2010 1:15:33 AM

No it's not.

Crappy mobo, very crappy PSU, pretty old cpu.

Your going to need a budget of about $230-250 if you want all those parts and for it to be slightly decent.

Whatever you do, don't buy that barebones kit. Your just asking for explosions with that PSU.



April 1, 2010 1:31:43 AM

whitefang said:
No it's not.

Crappy mobo, very crappy PSU, pretty old cpu.

Your going to need a budget of about $230-250 if you want all those parts and for it to be slightly decent.

Whatever you do, don't buy that barebones kit. Your just asking for explosions with that PSU.

http://i44.tinypic.com/b6bs43.png



can you get me some in that range? which will be good cause i need it urgently and only get parts from tigerdirect.ca ,and my friend has that barebone kit says it works fine for him and he had no problems.....
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April 1, 2010 2:43:08 AM

bump a dumb i need help
April 1, 2010 3:03:55 AM

+1 whitefang trying to keep it cheap and real. Why are you buying from Tiger Direct only?
April 1, 2010 3:05:45 AM

I'm sorry, your not going to get anything with quality for those parts at $200.

This is the BEST I can do.

Still not all that great, for $20-30 more you can get a much better quality build. The power supply is pretty decent as I just read the review on it and it handled 460W's of continuous power pretty good with not much ripple.



*EDIT* Woops, put those items in newegg.ca and it should come to about the same price.

*EDIT2* AGh, forgot to switch to DDR2 ram, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 1, 2010 3:38:26 AM

i can only buy from tigerdirect cause 1 its canadian two its a local store because i need the part urgently because my old pc died out ,and their 4people in my family which use. Also heres what my tech guy sent me its roughly 240$-300$ish

Check out these components:
CPU-3 year warranty
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Motherboard-3 year warranty
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Memory-Life time warranty
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Power supply-5 year warranty
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
April 1, 2010 3:48:45 AM

I would just order online from newegg.ca your looking at saving about $70 and they ship in 3 days, think about it...

Any way, if you MUST go from tigerdirect.ca then what you selected seems alright, the PSU is again poor quality but I tried to find a better one on that site and they only have a few different brands.

Your motherboard link is the same as your CPU link.
April 1, 2010 4:45:11 AM

the reviews on the powersupply are good so what is a good quality powersupply
April 1, 2010 3:04:29 PM

Antec, corsair, pc power and cooling, silverstone, seasonic, and OCZ. Almost all the others are not even worth thinking about buying.

But since you obviously have a ridiculously low budget you would be forced to get a lower end PSU (Bad idea) and then would be stuck with some thing like a coolermaster which might work, it's just not good quality. And The power supply is the #1 most important part in your PC. Look for a 80% active PFC power supply, that will help.
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