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Any ideas for components for a cheap gaming computer that i could buy


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Rocknrollcows

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Yea.... im planing on building a new PC... but i dont want to spend too much money.... i also plan to install Windows Vista on it.... any ideas for parts???? plz list the parts and the prices plz!!! thx!
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what is ur budget, will it be a HIGH performance, or just medium settings games? and i wouldnt go with Vista just yet. its first release, its bound to have some problems with it.
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Well my budget is around $500 and no not really high performance.... because its for my mom and she doesnt use it for much except for games and internet.... but i do want HD space on it cuz i want to make that machine a storeing device.... and since my mom wnot do anything wierd (eg: download stuff) it wont get any viruses....


Thx for reply!


P.S. are u stalking me???
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im sry wat? im stalking u?......wat does that mean?

anywayz if ur not gonna be do any major gaming would u be comfortable with a mobo that comes with a video card?

this mobo has onboard 6100
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138027
this is like $80
and you can put an athlon 64 3500+ AM2 $90
it also comes with onboard sound.
and you can get an Antec SmartPower 400Watt which is $57

and ifu want storage right now u can get a 250GB sata 3.0gb fpr $80, or you can get 2 of those.

oh and for ram, just get 2x512MB dual channel of any one of these companies: OCZ, G.Skill, Crucial, Corsair, Patriot, Mushkin. it doesnt matter if its value or not, or has a heat spreader or not, heat spreaders i think are mostly used to make a computer look good, it doesnt do much towards dissipating heat, it just looks good.

and as for an optical drive, just go with w/e u want, i prefer the NEC 3550A only cause it seems to be the standard nowadays, lol.

and as for case, just look for something with a good design and air flow, on ur budget, jnust go with a CoolerMaster Centurion. i prefer the silver one, but they have it in blue as well.

Edited by Tru Techie, 04 August 2006 - 08:46 AM.

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Thx but i already like ordered that mobo..... and the processor that it uses..(someone PMed me) thx. for the ideas!
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