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Buying (or building if you have a guide) new computer need advice


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Hello just joined the forum and I need advice on buying a computer. My old one finally died after 5+ years (you served me well) Anyway I need a new one.
Its for moderatly light gaming problem is I'm on a budget. I can't build a computer (go ahead shun me for not be able to build one) I need a computer UNDER 650 a little over is fine.
I understand building a computer is cheaper and if you have a very detailed guide I might do that.




So overall I need a computer for light gaming under $650.
I can use some old parts from my old computer
If you have a detailed guide on building computers I might do that.


Edited by iguy, 21 December 2007 - 10:03 PM.

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Building your first computer seems like a very daunting task at first, however, I do recommend that this be your starting point. Don't make the mistake of buying a desktop from HP or Dell. For $650, you're going to get a big pile of sub-par parts, crammed into a terribly designed case with horrible cooling, and in a year or two you will be very pissed that you wasted your money. There are some good guides on the net for building your computer which were a great help to me when I built my first rig.

http://www.techpower...icles/other/144

That is a very good guide and is very basic. Honestly, once you're putting everything together (and maybe taking parts from your old computer), you will quickly discover that computers are a lot easier to put together than it looks. There are maybe only 10-15 important steps.

Here are some suggestions to get you started.

PSU: Silverstone 500W - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256037 - $59.99
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6750 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029 - $189.99
Mobo: Abit iP35 Pro - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127030 - $179.99
GPU: eVGA 8600GT - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130085 - $89.99
RAM: Corsair 2GB DDR2-800 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034 - $47.00
HDD Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136055 - $74.99

Total: $641.86

Edited by gambLe1109, 22 December 2007 - 01:56 PM.

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Thanks for the tip. But I decided to go get a laptop which is best for the price.
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Which would these be best? I plan to go in the store to buy it.
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A laptop is not best for the price unless you need it for mobility reasons. If this laptop is going to sit in your home 99% of the time, then you shouldn't get one. I'm not trying to disagree with you, I'm just trying to help you spend your money wisely.
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