Looking for decent gaming computer.

Well my old dell finally died,so i'm currently left without a computer. Right now i'm on the hunt for a moderatly priced gaming PC.

I'm more of a Xbox gamer, which means i dont need a powerhouse system to run all these current games. I use a PC for music,DVDs and PC exclusive games (mostly older games like the Battlefield series, GTA III VC & SA, Medal Of Honor series). Basically a PC that can max out older games like BF2 and could handle some newer games that i may come across.

Ive been on tigerdirect looking for prebuilt computers. obviously ive been looking at the cheapest computers and i dont plan to spend over $700.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=6&sel=Detail;163_1173_24023_24023

i have never heard of these brands before and i know very little about Intel vs AMD and Nvidia vs ATI.
i do know i need a GPU capable of overscan (the nvidia 8800 i used to have didnt have that feature) and the GPU needs to have 2 dvi/vga outputs, at least a dual -core CPU. Windows 7 is new to me as well, will it be able to play XP games well?

Well any help would be great.

Thank ya
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  1. If you have a Windows XP you can get this in your budget

    * COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 II Black/Silver Mid-Tower Computer Case w/ Window, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Aluminum/Plastic
    * ANTEC EarthWatts EA650, 80 PLUS®, 650W, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, One 6-pin + One 8-pin PCIe
    * ASUS M4A87TD EVO, AM3, AMD® 870, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 16GB /4, PCIe x16 CF /2, SATA 6 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
    * AMD Athlon™ II X3 445 Triple-Core 3.1GHz, AM3, HT 4000MHz, 3x 512KB L2 cache, 95W, 45nm, Retail
    * KINGSTON 4GB (2 x 2GB) HyperX Blu PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
    * SAPPHIRE Radeon™ HD 6850 775MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, DP, Retail
    * SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, Retail
    * RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
    * SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
    * NONE No Operating System (Choose OS or subject to Limited Support)
    * WARRANTY Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)


    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.asp?PRID=17135

    LE: The games and other applications work on either Windows.
  2. That sounds like a pretty good deal
    IS THERE A WAY to have a HOMEBUILT MACHINE THAT WILL dual boot MAC 10.6 and WINDOWS 7?

    HDfilmdoctor

    Matthew
  3. airplaneman said:
    Well my old dell finally died,so i'm currently left without a computer. Right now i'm on the hunt for a moderatly priced gaming PC.

    I'm more of a Xbox gamer, which means i dont need a powerhouse system to run all these current games. I use a PC for music,DVDs and PC exclusive games (mostly older games like the Battlefield series, GTA III VC & SA, Medal Of Honor series). Basically a PC that can max out older games like BF2 and could handle some newer games that i may come across.

    Ive been on tigerdirect looking for prebuilt computers. obviously ive been looking at the cheapest computers and i dont plan to spend over $700.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=6&sel=Detail;163_1173_24023_24023

    i have never heard of these brands before and i know very little about Intel vs AMD and Nvidia vs ATI.
    i do know i need a GPU capable of overscan (the nvidia 8800 i used to have didnt have that feature) and the GPU needs to have 2 dvi/vga outputs, at least a dual -core CPU. Windows 7 is new to me as well, will it be able to play XP games well?

    Well any help would be great.

    Thank ya



    SYX Crossfire X58 Gamer - Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, 12GB DDR3, 1TB, DVDRW, (2) HD-5770 in Crossfire Mode, USB 3.0, 850W 80+ Power
    Featuring a screaming Intel Core i7 processor and blazing fast ATI video cards, don't settle for anything
  4. HDfilmdoctor said:
    SYX Crossfire X58 Gamer - Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, 12GB DDR3, 1TB, DVDRW, (2) HD-5770 in Crossfire Mode, USB 3.0, 850W 80+ Power
    Featuring a screaming Intel Core i7 processor and blazing fast ATI video cards, don't settle for anything



    thats a powerful machine but i said i dont plan on spending over $700
  5. Look here :)
    Edit: wrong one
  6. DOH! wrong one
    this one i meant :)
  7. HDfilmdoctor said:
    That sounds like a pretty good deal
    IS THERE A WAY to have a HOMEBUILT MACHINE THAT WILL dual boot MAC 10.6 and WINDOWS 7?

    HDfilmdoctor

    Matthew


    Yes but you have to research carefully the parts that work. My friend has a PCMAC with an AMD 5870 card. I don't know the full details how to do it though so you will likely have to google.
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