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Kais3r

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I almost pieced together this budget gaming PC.

I just need the following:
-Case
-Hard drive
-Power supply unit

Parts I already have:(total $515.96)
-Optical drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153
-Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131174R
-Video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130319
-Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565
-Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103771

I don't need a flashy case or anything like that. I just want a good system that can play Americas army, COD 4, and other FPS games.

If there is somthing I have that is a bad part, please tell me. Please try to keep this under 650 but If I HAVE to I will go up to 700 dollars.

Thanks in advance,
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$650 for the case, hard drive and power supply? or am I misinterpreting you?
That's more than enough to cover all those three components.

Cases are subjective, some works great but some people doesn't like the look of it. Are you looking for a silent case?
For the power supply, I'd opt for a modular power supply so that you only hook up the cables you need so you don't have any unused cables inside your case.
Hard drive, most of the 500GB ones are around $110 so if you think you need that much space then go for it but if not, a 250GB is around $70.
Two brands I'd go for are Seagate (preferably the 7200.11) and the Western Digital.

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$650 for the case, hard drive and power supply? or am I misinterpreting you?
That's more than enough to cover all those three components.

Cases are subjective, some works great but some people doesn't like the look of it. Are you looking for a silent case?
For the power supply, I'd opt for a modular power supply so that you only hook up the cables you need so you don't have any unused cables inside your case.
Hard drive, most of the 500GB ones are around $110 so if you think you need that much space then go for it but if not, a 250GB is around $70.
Two brands I'd go for are Seagate (preferably the 7200.11) and the Western Digital.

Kamille

No, so far the parts I've found are $515.96. Now I found this hardrive. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316
. Now the total is 541 after rebates. Could I get a case and Power supply for 60 dollars? I'd like to keep this under 600.

Edited by Kais3r, 03 April 2008 - 11:12 AM.

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That hard drive is good.
For the case and power supply, this is the only one I'd recommend: http://www.newegg.co.....pk=sonata+III for $129.95
It is a bit more expensive but there aren't any other case/PSU combo I'd recommend as most combo has a very cheap power supply that does not work very good.
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This is now 680 dollars shipped... Is there any way I can get this down to 600-650 without sacrificing much performance?
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Do you have the Video card purchased already? If not you can save a few from getting this one instead: XFX 8800GT for $209.99 (before a $30 rebate).
XFX also has the better warranty (double lifetime warranty and mod-friendly)
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Do you have the Video card purchased already? If not you can save a few from getting this one instead: XFX 8800GT for $209.99 (before a $30 rebate).
XFX also has the better warranty (double lifetime warranty and mod-friendly)

Oh thanks ill definitly be getting that instead. Now the total comes to 646.08 after rebates and after shipping.
But im thinking, the case and the Power supply you showed me was 129 dollars.. what if I would get this case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208009 and this power supply http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153028 which would come to 89.98 after rebates?
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I don't know much about that power supply but from what I've read somewhere, most Thermaltake power supplies are not very good (unless its the toughpower series).
I suggest not to cheap out on the power supply as if it dies, it takes the other components with it as well.
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Now this is what I got, changed some things

Disc drive- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153
Case/PSU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129024
Hard drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098
Mother board- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138102
Video card- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814261002
Memory-
Processor- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103211
OS- http://www.shopcsi.c...mp;categorie=66
Total=619.61 after rebates and after shipping with OS

Whats good ram thats cheap??

Edited by Kais3r, 03 April 2008 - 02:55 PM.

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This is pretty good RAM, its value is amazing.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231098
The sale ends tonight.
James

Edited by james_8970, 03 April 2008 - 07:33 PM.

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Well I missed that deal, so this is the final, please link to cheaper things on newegg or other places if its just as good or a cheaper place to buy it AFTER shipping/handling. Or if you know a place to get windows cheaper.

Disc Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153
Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129024
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136098
MotherBoard: http://www.newegg.co...82E16813138102R
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082
Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103211
Misc. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899888207


AND HOW WOULD MY BUILD COMPARE TO THIS ONE?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128077

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5 - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145033

XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150229

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148261

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106228

RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme Black ATX-612WEB SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156078

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052

Subtotal: $668
MIRs
Video: -$30
PSU: -$20
RAM: -$15

Total: $603

Edited by Kais3r, 04 April 2008 - 06:48 AM.

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I'd say your list is better (except the processor) but I'd switch to this RAM instead for $44.99
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I'd say your list is better (except the processor) but I'd switch to this RAM instead for $44.99

Okay, ill switch ram. Should I also switch processor if I have the money? Also is there anything else I should change?

Edited by Kais3r, 04 April 2008 - 09:39 AM.

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To bad you missed that sale, the RAM was 60$ off.
I'd change your hard drive. This one will perform better and it has 2 more years of warranty when compared to the one you have listed.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316

I also suggest you change you're burner.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153

Then if you still had a bit more to spend, I would defiantly upgrade your GPU.
James

Edited by james_8970, 04 April 2008 - 09:45 AM.

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