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Ok I have been building a gaming pc and so far here is what I have ordered, I am having second thoughts about some of the parts though.


Gigabyte GA-M51GM-S2G *AM2*
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 Ghz 2mb Cache (Black Edition)
Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR2-800 Ram
EVGA Nvidia GTS 250 1gb GDDR3
WD 320gb 7200rpm HDD
Broadway Com Corp 939PL-BLACK Steel ATX Case WITH 550W Power Supply

$200.
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  1. No one?
  2. Yes i will also have second thoughts, no triple thoughts. I am eating but I will post this message first so you know someone is looking into your thread :) What is your budget and what will you be using this for. There's a format for asking for build advice go thread > system > build advice [its stickied]

    Also canceled all your orders... but keep the hard drive if it's cheaper than the one i listed it may be same exact one haha.
  3. wintermint said:
    Yes i will also have second thoughts, no triple thoughts. I am eating but I will post this message first so you know someone is looking into your thread :) What is your budget and what will you be using this for. There's a format for asking for build advice go thread > system > build advice [its stickied]

    Also canceled all your orders...



    Interesting reply, also I didn't know where to post it.

    Anyway it's going to be for gaming.

    Also can't cancel the orders :)

    My budget is $200. Yes that's right. Two hundred.

    I got all my parts listed here for $200. The GPU and CPU for $100 and everything else for $100. eBay is pretty sick :D. Anyway what would you change? Only things I'm not willing to change are the HDD and mobo.
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    Interesting reply, also I didn't know where to post it.

    Anyway it's going to be for gaming.

    Also can't cancel the orders :)

    My budget is $200. Yes that's right. Two hundred.

    I got all my parts listed here for $200. The GPU and CPU for $100 and everything else for $100. eBay is pretty sick :D. Anyway what would you change? Only things I'm not willing to change are the HDD and mobo.


    I wouldn't be surprised that's like a 690 chipset.. I believe it be like 760 > 770 > 780 > 790 > until where we're at now [990] Anyway a generic PSU to run your computer? That's the worse thing to do. The power supply is the heart of your rig, if it fails there may be severe backlashes. I would go for seasonic, xfx [some are made by seasonic], antec, and corsair. Since you can't change anything. Take a look at what I was going to suggest as a full build without the OS.

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078&Tpk=i3%202100

    CPU Cooler: Stock

    MOBO: ASRock H61M-VS $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    RAM: G.SKILL NS 2x2GB DDR3 1333F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

    GPU: XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850 1GB $170 [$140 after MIR]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516
    -Alternative GPU: PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GTX 460 1GB $160 [$130 after MIR]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133326

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200RPM $42
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

    Case: Rosewill Challenger $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    -Alternative Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 V2 $60 [$40 after MIR]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Optical: Lite-On iHAS124-04 $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


    $554 before MIR with the HD 6850 / $504 after MIR
    $544 before MIR with GTX 460 / $494

    You can choose any part you want from it. I hope you have at least 1920 x1080 monitor because the 6850 and 460 will eat up anything you throw at it at low - medium resolution.
  5. Best answer selected by Wahmtwo.
  6. Where to start...
    Wintermint, suggesting a $500+ machine when his budget is $200 is absurd.
    Truth be told though, $200 cannot build anything modern. I think the cheapest new build I have that I could recommend with a clear conscience is almost $400, not including the O/S.
    With a $200 budget, the obsolete-tech market is probably the best you'll do, and, with the exception of the PSU, for that money you did not do too badly. Yes, the 690 chipset is ancient technology, and the CPU has been passed by even the lowest of AMD's current line, but if you play mostly older games or are willing to turn down the settings, you'll manage until you can afford something better.
    Now, if you have an additional $200 to make changes, then first we need to know where you are, or where you can shop. I will assume Newegg for these examples. The first order of business is a quality PSU. For $44, this 430W Antec Earthwatts will be hard to beat: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034
    $156 left... I really think, for balance, you'll need a stronger CPU before getting a better GPU. For $75, get the X3 720BE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652 and for $20 get an inexpensive cooler such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186035 then save the remainder toward a GPU later. Play with that system to see how much of an improvement you want before spending more money. A HD6850 should be around $150.
  7. Onus said:
    Where to start...
    Wintermint, suggesting a $500+ machine when his budget is $200 is absurd.
    Truth be told though, $200 cannot build anything modern. I think the cheapest new build I have that I could recommend with a clear conscience is almost $400, not including the O/S.
    With a $200 budget, the obsolete-tech market is probably the best you'll do, and, with the exception of the PSU, for that money you did not do too badly. Yes, the 690 chipset is ancient technology, and the CPU has been passed by even the lowest of AMD's current line, but if you play mostly older games or are willing to turn down the settings, you'll manage until you can afford something better.
    Now, if you have an additional $200 to make changes, then first we need to know where you are, or where you can shop. I will assume Newegg for these examples. The first order of business is a quality PSU. For $44, this 430W Antec Earthwatts will be hard to beat: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034
    $156 left... I really think, for balance, you'll need a stronger CPU before getting a better GPU. For $75, get the X3 720BE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652 and for $20 get an inexpensive cooler such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186035 then save the remainder toward a GPU later. Play with that system to see how much of an improvement you want before spending more money. A HD6850 should be around $150.



    Great reply, I have decided since I got the CPU and psu for cheap im gonna return them and get my money back, i still am limited on my CPU though as I already bought my mobo and really I do like this mobo, but here is what I am going to do.

    I am going to get instead of keeping my Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3ghz I am going to get the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2ghz and overclock it as far as it will go stable! Second My case is horrid, so what I am going to do is get a case with a 550w PSU built in and it also fan a HUGE fan so if I over clock it should stay pretty cool (: other than that I don't mind turning down settings again I am just sick of playing on low. With these parts I may get to high but not very/ultra high. Still for $200 I think I did pretty well, agreed?

    Links:

    Case/PSU I am going to get:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811162042

    CPU I am going to get and overclock:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103191
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