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November 27, 2012 9:02:16 PM

Sorry for the second listing but I disliked the title I gave on my other post.

Hello! I want to build a budget PC that can run simple PC games like Counter Strike Source and Call of Duty 4. Will setup work together? If so, would you think it could run those games?

Right off of Newegg

APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811154109

Maxtor 6L160P0 160GB IDE Ultra ATA133 / ATA-7 3.5"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822144518

COOLMAX CA-350 350W ATX Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817159042

Patriot Signature 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220480

AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] bo.1101838

*I'm planning to run Windows XP Professional on this rig*

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November 28, 2012 1:55:59 AM

dont make copy threads, and by the way get windows 7... do NOT get xp it is not compatible with a lot of things
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November 28, 2012 1:58:07 AM

Alright sounds good and sorry about this. And I'm not doing this any more, I realized how badly it sucked lol
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November 28, 2012 2:01:17 AM

yeah XD well if you want i can help make you a nice system for not much more and you can save up for it, how much can you save up for? can you make 400?
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November 28, 2012 2:04:08 AM

I've already kind of have a plan. Tell me what you think! AMD Athlon X2 Regon 3.2 Dual Core, SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HDD. Should I give you specifics or does this look good?
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November 28, 2012 2:08:55 AM

ok, give me your budget... your build is decent but at least let me check for something else, dont go buying yet
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November 28, 2012 2:11:16 AM

Like 300 at most, I dont want anything super special. I've never built a pc before and I think starting small would be great to work on and upgrade. And way better than buying a company built computer.
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November 28, 2012 2:21:56 AM

I tried to keep it as low as I possibly could. I didn't include a HDD but reusing one would save around 50 bucks. Case is subjective. GPU... don't ask, just grab it. Its the best low end price/performance in its class.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pTWV

It should run every new game at acceptable FPS.
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November 28, 2012 2:36:25 AM

mouse has put together a pretty good low-end build for you.

To answer your original question and to dispel any thoughts you might have about using your original HDD. It will not work with the old motherboard and it will not work with the new mobo that mouse picked out. It has a IDE connection and you will need a SATA connection.

Trust me it is not a good idea to throw together the cheapest parts when building a computer. You will not have a good experience putting things together and you will not like the end results.
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November 28, 2012 2:43:19 AM

Oh good catch J2j, I completely didn't notice that. Hmmm, if you do happen to have an IDE hdd you could reuse it but you would need something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I agree, don't get the absolute cheapest. If you do you are better off just salvaging parts from the trash/junkyard/ask for broken pcs.

Though my build is still very viable for gaming. Certainly blows the previous builds out of the water :) 
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November 28, 2012 3:09:28 AM

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex TX-381 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/300W Power Supply ($38.76 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: MSI Radeon HD 7750 ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $300.70

Fits your $300 budget you said.
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December 4, 2012 10:58:26 PM

Best answer selected by kassuba39.
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