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Help Me Build/find A Killer Machine


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#1 rhennessy

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:20 AM

I'm looking to build or find a machine that can handle today's games for around $500. I've been using work laptops for the last 10 years or so and would like to get something with a little more power. The last desktop I had I built myself in 1999 or so, it was a pentium III 500 and at the time people were jealous.
Any advice?

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

Even assuming you can pirate parts from your old computer, your budget is probably not high enough to allow you to build a really good, "killer" gaming computer, since you will want a high quality graphic card, a high speed processor, and several megs of RAM.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 04:36 PM

Can't be done. At $500 your best bet is to get a low-end Dell or similar.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 04:39 PM

500.00 can get you an entry level E Machine or Acer from places like Circuit City or Best Buy, then you have to spend another 500 to 600 dollars to make it into a decent gaming rig.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:39 PM

I have a word for you...well a name really, "Hypersonic". These guys make "Killer" gaming machines. When I got my FX7 laptop it cost me a little over $5,000, but I got it FULLY loaded plus a 200 gig external hard drive. That was two years ago it should be fairly priced now. All I really know is whatever game comes out I can play it in the highest quality of graphics without lag, every time.

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:44 PM

I have a word for you...well a name really, "Hypersonic". These guys make "Killer" gaming machines. When I got my FX7 laptop it cost me a little over $5,000, but I got it FULLY loaded plus a 200 gig external hard drive. That was two years ago it should be fairly priced now. All I really know is whatever game comes out I can play it in the highest quality of graphics without lag, every time.


Did you miscount the number of zeros in this persons budget? :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:24 PM

Well, for that low of a budget its almost better to get some Dell or something, especially if you need a monitor. If you do need a monitor though, thats going to cost you at least 150$ (LCD), so your not left with anything worth anything. Save up your money if you can.
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