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October 14, 2010 7:39:55 AM

Hello Tom's community!

I am in a need, or rather my friend is in need of a new computer. His budget is 400 dollars.(SORRY IT IS 400 DOLLARS) He is gaming on a 17 inch CRT at res of 1280*1024. He does not need Keyboard, mouse, speakers, or any form on input device. He does not need an OS. Just the box with transistors in it.

What would be the best gaming system build for the money?

Thanks for the help!
a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 8:54:06 AM

Can he use some of his old parts (case, DVD-RW, HDD, etc)?

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL NS 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB + OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + Rosewill Blackbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$396.92


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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 8:56:43 AM

CPU + RAM -
X3 445 + Mushkin 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Biostar 785G + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Antec 300 + Antec EA 380
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Samsung F3 500Gb
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD502HJ&tit...

Video card - HD 4850 - This can play nearly all the current games at High-Very high settings at that resolution...
Save $10 w/ promo code VGA485W, limited offer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$417 | ~$372 After rebates...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 8:58:25 AM

^^ Dint refresh...
Nice build there...maybe you could mix match and get a very good build...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 9:37:07 AM

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October 14, 2010 3:29:33 PM

Thank you so much! I will show the posts to my friend, and let him decide which is best for him-- expand the budget a little bit to take the Batuchka's build, or stay strictly with 400 dollars.

Thank you so much!
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October 14, 2010 3:56:03 PM

A 400 dollar budget is a joke, harsh but it's the truth

Adding 200 or even 100 will give you much better options

and if you do decide to go with one of the builds above, DO NOT get the 2GB RAM build... please...
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October 14, 2010 4:35:06 PM

Trust me, I adviced him not to go with little ram and skimping on a weak card. Batuchka's build gets my and my friend's vote. Thank you batuchka!
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October 14, 2010 4:35:23 PM

Best answer selected by HansVonOhain.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 15, 2010 8:15:34 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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