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October 7, 2011 7:38:58 PM

So im looking in to getting enough money to build a new computer. My computer currently sucks for gaming, and i want to build a mid-range gaming machine. So like a 2.5 ghz processor with a good video card and around 3-4gigs of ram. Does anyone know a site that sells super cheap parts since im on a really tight budget? Or would it be less expensive to buy a pre-built machine?
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October 7, 2011 7:41:03 PM

I think you should read the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice
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October 7, 2011 8:00:37 PM

newegg.com!
ill give you a list of parts i'd use:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $120
BIOSTAR A870 AM3 $60
radeon 6850 or nvidia GTX 460 depending on what games your gonna run $150
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $30
a western digital calvalier black whatever size you want (750g $64)
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W $65
LITE-ON DVD Burner $18
ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $45 (if you want to overclock...which you do)
Arctic Silver MTX-2.5G Matrix Thixotropic Premium Thermal Compound $5
and a case of your choice! i suggest the Rosewill CHALLENGER for $50
Thats ~$600 for a computer that will play any game you want at decent to high settings.
i have two questions for you though. what resolution is the screan you will be playing on? and what games do you think you will be playing?

~dont forget you need to buy an OS!
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October 15, 2011 2:36:21 PM

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October 15, 2011 2:37:44 PM

nagol567 said:
newegg.com!
ill give you a list of parts i'd use:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $120
BIOSTAR A870 AM3 $60
radeon 6850 or nvidia GTX 460 depending on what games your gonna run $150
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $30
a western digital calvalier black whatever size you want (750g $64)
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W $65
LITE-ON DVD Burner $18
ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 $45 (if you want to overclock...which you do)
Arctic Silver MTX-2.5G Matrix Thixotropic Premium Thermal Compound $5
and a case of your choice! i suggest the Rosewill CHALLENGER for $50
Thats ~$600 for a computer that will play any game you want at decent to high settings.
i have two questions for you though. what resolution is the screan you will be playing on? and what games do you think you will be playing?

~dont forget you need to buy an OS!


thanks man! i want to play things like americas army 3 and batlefiled 2 at least if not bf 3. And an OS wont be a problem ive got connections(;
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October 15, 2011 4:52:10 PM

i have the msi 6850 cyclone and i overclocked it from 850/1100 to 1000/1200. best overclocker ever. should be able to run whatever you want.
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