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[New Build] $350 Gaming PC

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April 19, 2011 12:23:58 AM

This will be a budget gaming PC. I tried playing RIFT (much better than wow) on my current system and realized I needed to upgrade as i was getting maybe 5 fps. I have everything else such as keyboard, monitor etc. A blazing fast computer that handles games with ease for cheap = a dream computer :kaola: 

Name brand products are not usually cheap so smaller brands will suffice :p 

Budget Range: MAX $350 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D software applications, surfing the web (Youtube)

Parts Not Required: Just need the tower

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect, Amazon, Newegg, etc.

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Any brand, reliable is good, cheap is better

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor: gonna be running it on a 1024 x 768

CPU - 4 cores preferred

MoBo - Example (ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Ram - 4GB plus, 8 would be great

GPU - Example (XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD - fast is nice

PSU - Enough to power it

Case - Just a basic case that fits everything

Media - basic dvd/cd reader writer

Basic everything but go all out on graphics and speed (with budget in mind) Thanks :sol: 

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April 19, 2011 1:15:58 AM

Well building a complete tower for gaming with just $350 is almost impossible. No way are you gonna get 4 cores unless you get lucky unlocking. The only way I could stay under budget is to use a case that comes with a crappy PSU(I wouldn't recommend this) But here ya go:

Total 348.66 shipped
April 19, 2011 1:36:51 AM

"No way are you gonna get 4 cores unless you get lucky unlocking" You can hope right? :p  But yes I should have been more specific. 4 cores would be ideal, but I don't NEED them.
Anyway what you linked was PERFECT, absolutely perfect, and i'll try to find a better power supply
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April 19, 2011 1:46:49 AM

Dang the 4850 just sold out, that really puts a snag in things :( 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 19, 2011 2:51:38 AM

heres a possible replacement:

HD4830, its a bit slower than a 4850 (but still faster than a 5670). Its also $45, saving money hpr a decent psu.

Heres a case I'll recommend insatead of the logisys, same $29

get this motherboard:
main difference is a weaker on-board gpu, but thats not really a problem.

with the 4830 and the motherboard, you save $25 over the previous combo, go overbudget by about $15 to get a Xigmatek PC402 or Antec EarthWatts 380 for $39.99
April 19, 2011 12:18:46 PM

Thank you guys, i'll definitely be looking for deals as i want to build this thing ASAP.
You guys are awesome, thank you
April 19, 2011 12:19:44 PM

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