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#1 LAVDANDVS EST

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:18 AM

So I'm building a computer, a gaming rig to be precise. A very, very budget gaming rig. I'm trying to keep costs at the very bare minimum. I already own a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc., so I'm only going with things inside the case. I also happen to already own an optical drive.

My current parts list is:

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16813130082
graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814130062
power supply: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16817153023
processor: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819116037
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16822148139

Plus a cheap xoxide case, I haven't decided exactly which one yet.

The current total for all these things comes to $460 or so. If I don't spend any more than that, I will be very happy. On the other hand, I'm concerned that I'm buying parts of too low a quality. I probably could stand to spend up to a hundred more dollars. So, in addition to asking if these parts are good, and will work together, I'm wondering what, if anything, it would be worthwhile to spend my extra $100 on to get better performance.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 01:23 AM

looks like ur missing memory and possibly a power supply.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:26 AM

Also, why are you getting an IDE ATA100 hard drive when your motherboard supports Sata 3.0Gbs. Sata is a lot faster then IDE.

Another thing is, definetly get a better processor. That one doesn't look very good unless you plan on overclocking it.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:42 PM

Gaming rigs can be difficult to build on a budget below $500. The northbridge of the motherboard you're going to use runs hot, I suggest getting a different heatsink for the CPU, perhaps one from Arctic Cooling. Also, for about the same price, you could get a low-end Geforce 8-series card at Newegg.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:57 PM

Get a bigger PSU (600 watts??) should be in the same ballpark on price range.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 05:09 AM

I wouldnt necessarily limit myself to one vendor, especially if I was looking to save money. I've never heard anything bad about Newegg, but you might be surprised by giving yourself a few minutes to browse through a couple of competitors as well.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:49 PM

You could try something like pricegrabber.com to find prices from multiple stores. That really cuts down on time.

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