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February 2, 2011 5:50:21 PM

Hello,
Here's what I have so far,

Intel Pentium E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E5700

MSI G41M-P34 LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX HD-567X-YNF3 Radeon HD 5670 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

I have these on there way. There all cheap but highly rated and seem to allow me to play games at atleast mid to max settings for next few years.
My question is what else I have about 150-200 dollars left.

I need a hard drive, Ram, tower, power supply, and fans.

What are my best options?

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February 2, 2011 7:44:13 PM

Hello fools79;
What OS will you be using?
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February 2, 2011 8:31:33 PM

WR2: I was thinking of just running windows 7 basic 64-bit, unless you can think of a better option.

I am at about 150 and I added an extra 100 to my budget so anyone have any idea about a power supply or hard drive?
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February 2, 2011 8:53:13 PM

If you have a very small budget, maybe try local classified for a used tower and PSU to get you by? What games do you plan to play?
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February 2, 2011 9:31:09 PM



I don't know if you can even get your hands on a copy of Win7 Starter (limited to 3 concurrent programs anyway) or Home Basic (overseas only?) in the US.
I was wondering if you planned on using WinXP in which case you can have used 2GB of RAM.
And if you did have an old copy of WinXP that's legal to load on that new system you could qualify for the $65 Win7 Home Premium upgrade.


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB HDD $43

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February 3, 2011 1:48:44 AM

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