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August 25, 2010 12:02:52 AM

Hi all! I am looking for a decent gaming rig for about $400 usd. One that will be able to play Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield bad company 2 on at LEAST med High settings!
I don’t need a monitor or keyboard and mouse,
Thanks!!
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August 25, 2010 12:04:41 AM

By the way, If I am being a little unreasonalble (i think I am) let me know! I really cant go over $550!! (even that is a little high for me)
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August 25, 2010 12:42:45 AM
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August 25, 2010 12:51:09 AM

thanks for looking for me!

So will this play the games I mentioned on med to high settings? BTW, you saw my other post, how do you guess that one will play MW2 and Battlefield bad co 2 on med to high w/good frame rates? also I dont have to have a big hdd. 160gb will do. this proceser kinda looks a little underpowered for MW2 and Bat bad co 2. still open to any other suggestions. Thanks!
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August 25, 2010 12:59:58 AM

I don't need to guess. i am no noob :/ 

And if you are thinking of playing at high settings then first tell what monitor do you own, secondly i don't know where you live but for your information you cant build a high flying Pc in that amount of money, even in 550$!

at mid settings with overclocked gpu and cpu, you can play mw2 easily, i never touched bbc2 so i dont know much about it.

You should now actually tell that how much hdd space you want? cutting down on size would save you some money, well small amount...
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August 25, 2010 1:01:03 AM

Swap out that intel processor and mobo and that hdd

Get a Athlon II x3 445
A MSI 785G mobo
Samsung Spinpoiint f3 500gb

For budgets under $800 go with AMD for the most part.
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August 25, 2010 1:07:47 AM

HAHA. lol. you edited your post, amazing.

Ok, so what makes you say these wont play battle field or mw2? they easily match the minimum requirements, and actually go ahead. and when you will oc, you wont notice anything in mid settings.
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August 25, 2010 1:09:57 AM

Fetal said:


at mid settings with overclocked gpu and cpu, you can play mw2 easily, i never touched bbc2 so i dont know much about it.

You should now actually tell that how much hdd space you want? cutting down on size would save you some money, well small amount...




so ur saying that with an overclocked gpu and cpu (on the system that I already own) will play MW2 easily? I want at least 160gb cause I can save with a smaller hdd. :) 
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August 25, 2010 1:12:39 AM

Fetal said:
HAHA. lol. you edited your post, amazing.

Ok, so what makes you say these wont play battle field or mw2? they easily match the minimum requirements, and actually go ahead. and when you will oc, you wont notice anything in mid settings.



ahh I see I am being a little skimpy on the $$$. oh well guess I just gotta keep savin. thanks for the help!!
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August 25, 2010 1:15:23 AM

if you are looking for value, i would go with AMD cpu and ATI for gpu. More bang for your buck.
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August 25, 2010 1:16:34 AM

what? what 'on the system i already own'.
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August 25, 2010 11:44:16 AM

this one. the one on my other post that you are helping me on. (the one with the keyboard problem)

Dell Dimention C521

4gbs of ddr2 ram

Amd athlon 64x2 6000 3.00 GHz

Ultra LSP 650watt PS

EVGA 9800gt 1 GB

Windows Vista home premium 32bit SP 2

MOBO:
DMI Baseboard
vendor Dell Inc
model 0FP406
revision A03

Chipset: nVidia
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August 25, 2010 2:34:15 PM

How can you oc a Dell :S
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August 25, 2010 2:43:20 PM

btw i will be surprised if those games didn't worked on your current specs. Your gpu is really one if the best in its class, and one of the best in its time. proc is normal too.
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August 25, 2010 2:45:12 PM

The best way to get detailed buying advice is to fill out the info requested in the How to Ask for New Build Advice thread. Specifically, monitor resolution and any parts not needed would be very helpful.

Depending on your monitor resolution, you may be able to get something at your budget that will play on med/high settings. $550 is somewhat low end for a gaming rig, however, especially if you need to pay for a non-student discounted copy of Windows.
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August 25, 2010 3:36:23 PM

you could consider just dropping a newer CPU and GPU into your current setup instead of building from scratch.
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August 25, 2010 4:40:32 PM

coldsleep said:
The best way to get detailed buying advice is to fill out the info requested in the How to Ask for New Build Advice thread. Specifically, monitor resolution and any parts not needed would be very helpful.

Depending on your monitor resolution, you may be able to get something at your budget that will play on med/high settings. $550 is somewhat low end for a gaming rig, however, especially if you need to pay for a non-student discounted copy of Windows.



I already have a copy of windows 7 pro. dont need a screen, and I can live with a small hdd. dont need a mouse or keyboard. The screen I am using is a Dell E207 WFP 22in LCD with the res at 1680-1050.
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August 25, 2010 4:45:39 PM

rainvie1 said:
you could consider just dropping a newer CPU and GPU into your current setup instead of building from scratch.



I thought I had the biggest CPU (for an am2 socket) ... Is there a bigger one out there? please let me know. also, if I were to get a faster gpu it would have to be a single slot card. (dell blocked access by putting a little (i dont know what it is but it sticks out higher and right beside the PCI x 16 slot) :(  .
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August 25, 2010 4:56:01 PM

Fetal said:
btw i will be surprised if those games didn't worked on your current specs. Your gpu is really one if the best in its class, and one of the best in its time. proc is normal too.



yeah, my gpu is ok. What do you mean by proc? :??: 
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August 25, 2010 9:04:01 PM

jctwibell said:
yeah, my gpu is ok. What do you mean by proc? :??: 



processor :pfff: 
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August 25, 2010 10:33:05 PM

ok i c. problem is i dont think i can oc the proc. :(  unless u have any suggestions?
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August 26, 2010 12:38:44 AM

MY suggestion is sell that crap Dell. Take the card out though (if you don't wanna buy a new one and save money) and let me re-make the list for you with small hdd.

Can you post full specs of your PC like How many hdd's you have in it?
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August 26, 2010 2:52:07 AM
August 28, 2010 8:24:05 PM




SWEETNESS!!!! This is awesome! Now I gotta start saving!! $$ Thanks alot! Meanwhile I gotta fix my dell… :( 
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August 28, 2010 9:04:26 PM

DDR2 I thought was dieing ?
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