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Im 15 and for a home school progect im makeing a computer for playing video games. Im spending $500.00 I need help finding what parts I need. Can anyone plz help me. Thanks
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You won't be able to make a super gaming machine with $500 (or not that I know of, jrm can help with that).

Do you have any parts already? Or is this from scrap?
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Im 15 and for a home school progect im makeing a computer for playing video games. Im spending $500.00 I need help finding what parts I need. Can anyone plz help me. Thanks



Your not going to be able to build a pc with all the parts inside of the case and it be a gaming machine for $500.
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You could still build a decent gaming rig for $500.... no monitor, but you could pick a cheap one from a pawn shop or at a university (property disposition). Ill piece one together for ya when I get back from lunch.
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You can build an allright pc for that money, it would play games it just wouldnt have the juice to be a proper gaming rig, would be close to one if you only need the tower if you need the monitor and extra it becomes tricky.
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Heres a motherboard - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130491
Heres a CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103598
Some ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220037
Video card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102505
Heres a case with mouse kb and speakers - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811209024

This would be a prety decnt gaming rig, nothing special but good enough to run probably any game thats out right now. The only thing you would need is a monitor. The case has a power supply, its cheap so you cant expect to get an awesome mouse and kb but it would do for the time being. Hope this helps.
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PS: Its about $85 over what you want to spend, but Id say its worth the extra cash to get this stuff. Then again you could always get a cheaper CPU and video card and that could easily drop you below what you want to spend.

Edited by p-zero, 02 May 2006 - 10:06 AM.

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You can build an allright pc for that money, it would play games it just wouldnt have the juice to be a proper gaming rig, would be close to one if you only need the tower if you need the monitor and extra it becomes tricky.



Exactly that is the point I was getting at... You can build a pc for $500 but thats overall a cheap system and it wont have the "juice" as warriorscot said for the future games.. Think about the newer games coming out, that system with its graphics card would be lagging behind, I know the prices have lowered alot on the hardware you picked out because of the upcoming technology and processors, video cards and directx10... The current video cards cant use directx10 also.. Im thinking ahead..
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Heres a motherboard - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130491
Heres a CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103598
Some ram - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220037
Video card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102505
Heres a case with mouse kb and speakers - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811209024

This would be a prety decnt gaming rig, nothing special but good enough to run probably any game thats out right now. The only thing you would need is a monitor. The case has a power supply, its cheap so you cant expect to get an awesome mouse and kb but it would do for the time being. Hope this helps.
-P.

PS: Its about $85 over what you want to spend, but Id say its worth the extra cash to get this stuff. Then again you could always get a cheaper CPU and video card and that could easily drop you below what you want to spend.




He didnt say anything about having current hardware to swap into the new pc. Like cdroms/harddrives and the operating system.

You forgot to add the Harddrive, Operating system and some type of cd or dvd drive...

He hasnt told us if he needed a monitor either..

Edited by jrm20, 02 May 2006 - 11:26 AM.

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Very true, I was kinda in a rush, but heres my revision hd - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144173
CPU - not great but itll work - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103537
Cd burner/ dvd rom - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151086
Floppy drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16821103203.
That should still be pretty close to the original amount, probably around $100 more than his limit, but like I said he can always downgrade a little bit and meet his $500 limit.
-P.
PS:Unless he already has an OS, buying XP or whatever will put a huge dent into his budget. Or maybe its off to linux land.

Edited by p-zero, 02 May 2006 - 12:22 PM.

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OS is smoething you should always factor into your budget from the start.

*warriorscot thinks we should wait for the user to get back and give us some more info.
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P-Zero Thinks that Scot is right. :whistling:
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Depends. If you have a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, and CD drive, you can build a pretyy decent PC with $500. WarriorScot, you saw my $500 build right?
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