Making a Gaming computer

I havent bought a new computer in like 6 - 7 years and my computer is having trouble handling new games lol

So i want to make a gaming computer but I dont want to spend a whole lot of money

This is the specs to a game I want the computer to be able to handle well


PC OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

CPU: 2.13GHz Core Duo 2, Dual Core



DVD-ROM: 8x Speed

VIDEO CARD: 7800 with 256Mb and support for Pixel Shader 3.0, or ATI equivalent

SOUND CARD: DirectX compatible



CPU: 2.4GHz Core Duo 2, quad-core


VIDEO CARD: GeForce 8800GT with 512MB or ATI equivalent

So can someone give me a list of things I should get and try to get the specs around that without the price getting too high

thank you
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  1. Welcome to the forum. It would be easier if you could fill out the Build Advice form in my signature. Then, we will be able to put together the best build for your budget and uses.
  2. Honestly, I would suggest saving as much cash as you can and getting a proper upgraded computer. When you say not looking to spend much, what did you have in mind?

    The problem with spending just a couple hundred $ to play this game is that within months anotehr game will be out you want and you have to look at upgrading again.

    An AMD build rathr than Intel will be cheaper, and if you can get a decent bit of cash together ($500) you can get something that will last a little while
  3. Its OK to give the name of the game. Someone may already be playing it and be able to give good performance info.
  4. Fill out the sticky as suggested. And with a price limit. Then we can tailor something just for oyu.
  5. I'm new to this website, I'm sorry that I didnt ask for build advice the right way

    I want to make it with 400 dollars

    I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard

    The game hasnt come out yet, but the name is "All points bulletin"

    I hope this helps to help me : P
  6. Do you need an OS as well? Here's one option, it comes to $325 without a case or OS. It's by no means high end, but it's the best I could do with an under $400 budget. You'll need to add a graphics card before that game comes out, but you can use the onboard in the meantime while you save up a little money.






    Some cheap cases

    See what you think.
  7. What about graphics? I suggest you save up 100 dollars more in which we will have much more flexibility on choosing a computer. Plus 100 dollars savings could be very worthwhile.
  8. i found this refurb graphics card, its ddr3 just like the rest of the stuff, and its only $40

    would that work fine? or is it stupid to get a refurb graphics card?

    I'm new this kind of thing lol, i just know how to put a computer together lol
  9. plus $400 is where I want to keep it around

    any suggestions that are a bit higher than that is fine

    just not ridiculously higher than that lol
  10. The model of the graphics card is critical. It could be no better than onboard video or it could be good.
  11. This game will be released for XBOX too, I'd go for refurbished xbox 360 and a kayboard+mouse for it (if needed) ~200$
  12. Everything that i've read and heard about this game says its only coming out for pc on june 29th

    Besides I plan on playing other games on this too, world of warcraft, torchlight, diablo, stuff like that

    I know I'm being cheap but i dont have a whole lot, i'm not asking for a super computer, i just want one that can handle this game

    so can someone please put up a graphics card thats around $100 to $200 that would work with the stuff that jbakerlent linked on this forum
  13. Here's a few options
    MSI Radeon HD 5670 -$115-
    XFX Radeon HD 5750 -$130-
    Asus Radeon HD 5770 -$163-

    They should all work fine for your uses.
  14. the price of this computer is getting to $600 now and I'm wondering if it would be better to just get a $350 or $400 computer from bestbuy and just grab a graphics card for it

    Will this computer be much better than doing that? or is that the better thing to do?
  15. I looked at the reviews on the MOBO and HDD jbakerlent linked, and the MOBO apparently has really bad SATA slots and the HDD has a short life.

    Soo can someone suggest a different MOBO and HDD that are around the same price as the ones jbakerlent linked
  16. By "reviews" do you mean newegg? Newegg "reviews" = a joke imo. But very well, here's two other options for you to consider.
  17. alright I almost got it all down now

    Just got one question I'm a little iffy on the motherboard because of the newegg reviews said that the SATA ports are place awkwardly, and like half of the ports cannot even be used cus of this

    Will this be a big problem for this pc?
  18. You can look at an image of the motherboard and see that there's nothing different about the placement of the SATA ports.
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