i waNT TO BUILD A gaming pc for about 300 $.
i currently have a gateway profile 5.5, 3.2 ghz processor, pentium 4, and 2gb ddr1 ram,
and with 40 gb, hard disk,
could u please recommend me all the stuff that i would need to build a gaming pc within this budget,
i was thinking about selling my gateway, (that is where some of the money is gonna come from)? do u know about how much cuold i sell this pc for?
what i need is a processor, a mobo, graphic card, psu and a hard drive
i am looking forward for ur reply,
well, if u don't know about this system, as i mentioned it is gateway profile 5.5, this compter has a built in lcd , and also has a very small attached case, maybe this might increase its worth, check out its pic on Google and than tell what u think
RAM : (2 X 1 GB) or (2 X 2 GB) depending on your budget. Kingston & Transcend are prolly the way to go. Stay away from Tamkor etc. if you can.
HDD : Seagate Barracuda / Western Digital Cavier Blue / Samsung Spinpoint F3 (Dunno if they sell that in Pakistan, though). Go with 320, if you don't need a lot of storage - it'll be a bit cheaper than 500.
You've gotta get a half decent PSU to support a gfx card. In India, we'd prolly go with Frontech 500-600 watts. It'll come with the rest of the system anyways - no extra charges. Go with an inexpensive mid tower case.
For gaming you need a discrete GPU, & that's gonna be the killer, monetarily. Ideally you'll need the Radeon HD 5770.