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May 7, 2010 1:06:15 AM

Hey everyone, i have an old emachines 2003 model with and amd athlon xp, its getting tied out. I have a basic knowledge of computers, and have installed memory, case fans, and a new power supply. I would like to build a computer to play some games on nothing high end, and mostly internet surfing. I am a big amd fan, and would like to build something for around 500 dollars. I usually order from new egg, so any suggestions.

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May 7, 2010 3:17:19 AM

Based on price and what you would use it for plus assuming you didn't need a new case, power supply and harddrives etc. Also, this is just a quick check and based on combo deals on newegg and that graphics card probably is over the top for light gaming but that should do everything you need plus some.
Price: $428.96

AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP-Ready Rev.2 Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK

May 7, 2010 9:34:59 AM

Hmm if u plan to reuse that case we need to know if it can house both mATX/ATX or strictly mATX mobos 2003 E machines PSU with current modern gaming class GPUs just doesn't sound good either LOL
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May 7, 2010 1:52:53 PM

The way I read it, you replaced the eMachines PSU (which was an excellent move). As batuchka says though, it would be useful to know what size case you have, and also what PSU you have; not just wattage, but brand/model.
May 12, 2010 5:46:58 PM

Well the case I have is a cheap case, so I would like to get a new case and powersupply as well, So I would be willing to spend a little extra.
May 13, 2010 11:23:15 AM

What LCD model u on and resolution games to be played? Any current working hardware you plan to use and do list exactly what $500 should include so we could help ya better ^^