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October 29, 2010 10:21:23 PM

Ok, so i told my friend i'd build him a cheap gaming computer. Heres the details, we play Everquest 1, for those of yo that don't know the game is 10 years old. It runs high graphics but not like the newer games. So you understand this computer doesn't have to be top top notch. He asked for it to be fast, and non lag.

My problem is: I have a case, need a motherboard, etc, any ideas?

Case -

Motherboard -

CPU -

Video Card -

Hard Drive (1TB preferred i think) -

Power Supply-

Any ideas? Links please!!!!
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October 29, 2010 10:34:06 PM

athlon II x3 CPU (you can go athlon II x2 to further drop cost) + cheap but solid 770 mobo if you want to re-use DDR2 ram (should be around $125 total)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is the DDR3 ram version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any HDD you find with a decent price

video card go with an ATI 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

solid PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you can play modern games with that at 1440x900 resolution and around $300 for the cpu, mobo, HDD, PSU, GPU plus money back in rebates


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October 29, 2010 10:37:51 PM

Thanks!

I forgot the RAM, any good ideas on that??
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October 29, 2010 11:14:07 PM

if you need ram go with DDR3 (they have 4GB kits for $70) & the DDR3 mobo
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October 30, 2010 5:26:38 PM

Thank you! I sent this to my buddy already he is strating to send me the money. :) 
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November 25, 2010 3:06:55 AM

Ok, so we have a problem. I can't find the motherboard, when i do, its not available and/or out of stock.
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November 25, 2010 3:49:17 AM

Here are some other options that are fairly nice and at a very good price right now:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or you can use this GPU and save $25 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


TOTAL $293 or $318 after MIR's depending on GPU choice.


All of these have a 60-day return period and free-shipping, they are also the black friday deals so they may sellout fast as more people discover the deals.
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November 25, 2010 12:39:27 PM

@ thechief73, the processor you chose is OEM, so you would have to add a HSF.
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November 25, 2010 2:58:56 PM

^ Oh dang :(  , Thanks for pointing that out to me. [:mohsentux:7] It has been fixed. :) 
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November 26, 2010 3:42:23 AM

I really hadn't had a preference for site, just really would like to get these parts bought and shipped asap. :) 
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November 26, 2010 3:54:27 AM

Motherboard and hard drive ordered. I was going to get the cpu but he has to send me more money and 1tb for that price was not bad at all!
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November 26, 2010 4:21:11 AM

Yeah, you really cannot beat that 1tb price. :)  Are you going with the build I had suggested or did you go another route?
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November 26, 2010 8:25:40 AM

Dontsayhate said:
I really hadn't had a preference for site, just really would like to get these parts bought and shipped asap. :) 



Mean you choose a set not what thechief have suggested - it was a good options.
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November 27, 2010 2:39:00 AM

I did thechief73
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November 27, 2010 7:20:38 PM

Alright, hes the update. I went with thechief73's opinions. Everything is ordered BUT the PSU, he needs another paycheck for that! Everything was free shipping so were up to around 300 with everything. In the end be about 400 with 2 more inside fans and a cd drive.
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November 27, 2010 9:55:10 PM

Sounds Good, I am glad it is all working out :)  Only thing is that the MIR for the PSU I linked you to ends tomorrow! :(  and the price goes back up, from $20 to $45.
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December 7, 2010 3:01:59 PM

Hehe well i told him and he said he couldn't spot the extra money, so.. lol
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