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$500 Budget Descent Gaming Rig

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December 26, 2010 1:13:24 PM

I am on a tight budget, I've read the previous 400 budget gaming rig by a student but unfortunately those parts are all out of stock.

I will be making my purchase before december 31st or after new years....which do you recommend ?


Budget Range: 400 ~ 500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gothic 4, Armed Assault 2, Black Ops


Parts Not Required: speakers, mouse, keyboard, monitor, windows 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site in the Canada that gives the best price (newegg, amazon etc)

Country of Origin: Canada


Parts Preferences: by brand or type : AMD I guess ?, best bang for buck.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so....I don't know what this is.


Monitor Resolution: depending on your recommendation


Additional Comments: again, price and performance is main concern. I hope it is quiet and not too loud !

thank you so much!
December 26, 2010 4:18:13 PM

thanks for that but it seems the power cooler is out of stock ?? which cooler should I get ? everything else is available in stock. Unfortunately the cost is $600 when I check my cart.
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December 28, 2010 4:25:42 AM

anyone have idea for which cooler I need ? is the CPU fast enough ?
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December 28, 2010 4:30:54 AM

The CPU cooler? I like the Hyper 212+ ($30) but its very tall. What case you looking at? And yes, that CPU is plenty powerful for what you intend to play.
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December 28, 2010 5:29:28 AM

In all honestly if you dont plan on OCing or are only doing light oc you don't need more than the stock cooler.
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December 28, 2010 7:20:03 PM

dorikick said:
what about this setup?

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
could I swap the $189 CPU with the $79CPU


This is the setup at the moment but it costs $575 CAD

Below is my etup now....but I am trying to shave some costs

https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishLists.aspx...

Swap the CPU and you save 110 and spend a little more on the GPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
This is a much better PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... and this one would be plenty for your system http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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