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Wtb: cheap Gaming Computer

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March 2, 2008 4:55:03 AM

I am looking to get a gaming computer for $350...some decent rig...with an average video card...just to play 1 or to games like Counter-Strike...thanks!!
March 6, 2008 7:36:52 PM

I'm not totally sure what you want; Do you want to build a PC yourself, or do you want to buy a whole pre configured one like those from Dell.

I can't really think of building a PC for under $350 that is even decent. You'd be better off buying a Dell, or an MDG.

You'd be kinda off like this

CPU: <>50 (I'd get an Intel Dual Core Celeron or Pentium Dual Core and overclock) [I'd go with a 775, cause you can go quads when you think this is getting old.
Motherboard: <>70 (Depends)
Ram: $30 (2x1GB DDR2-667) Higher the better for overclocking (I got OCZ PlatXTC 800 for $20)
HD: $50 (depends)
Case (w/ PSU): $50 (depends)
CD/DVD drive: $30 (Depends)
Video Card: $30 (6200, 7300, 8300 or other lower end, mainstream[6200, 8300 or 7300, you can attempt to flash a mid end x600 series BIOS (6200 -> 6600, 7300 ->7600 8300 ->8600 (OWN RISK, i never tried before)) For a little more, you may get a 8600GTXXX which can run CS: Source over 150 FPS (regardless CS 1.6). I have a 7600GT that runs over 160 FPS with some hogging anti virus program.

-> $310; Doesn't include monitor, nor keyboard, mouse, or taxes.

March 6, 2008 7:43:01 PM

I just sold an old Dell dimension for $400 including monitor. Did you want something used like that?
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March 7, 2008 4:41:18 PM

I have a compaq AMD pC that will play WOW, CS and CS source. $200 has 60 gig hd and 1.5 gig mem nvidia 5500 256 mem video card.
March 8, 2008 11:48:54 AM

I have a dell 8400 With 2 gb of Ocz Gold gaming RAM. 80 GB SATA HD.
x300 GFX card. Im asking around 400-500 with a 19 inch Flat screen monitor. Add ITSBMW[at]Hotmail[dot]com to MSN.

EDIT : This PC plays CSS with 80+ FPS.
March 8, 2008 9:59:24 PM

build your own with AMD 780g on board graphics. if you've got an old system to scalvage parts from.

figure a MoBo, CPU and memory for $200. If youve already got a case, PSU, HDD and OS, your good to go.

then down the line you can upgrade graphics and add in a quad core and whatever else