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#1 AppreciateCDXX

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:11 PM

The title and description tells it all. Other than that I need your guys' help to build me a low budget gaming desktop. Any help from anyone is mostly appreciated. :huh:

My budget is 700, but if it "has" to be more than 800.

I play games like Diablo 3, Crysis, Farcry 2 etc.

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Edited by AppreciateCDXX, 06 July 2010 - 11:21 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

What is your budget?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:19 PM

What is your budget?


I edited my thread with the budget, thanks.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:20 PM

What kind of games do you play?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:21 PM

What kind of games do you play?


I edited my thread once again, thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:51 PM

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 119.99

LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM 23.99

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX250OCGQBOX 59.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 79.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 99.99

ASUS M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - 79.99

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/4G - 86.99

SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology - 199.99

I am at 750 bucks right now.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:09 AM

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 119.99

LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM 23.99

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX250OCGQBOX 59.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 79.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 99.99

ASUS M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - 79.99

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR667D2N5K2/4G - 86.99

SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology - 199.99

I am at 750 bucks right now.


Everything seems fine so far, but the hard drive is too much for me. I really only need 500G's of space. Also can you upgrade the ram to 4 GB DDR3 1600MHz? Are you able to find a low video card? By the ways does the case come with default fans?


Thanks a lot cryptodan!

Edited by AppreciateCDXX, 07 July 2010 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

The RAM for that motherboard is fine. You can only support DDR2 with that motherboard you will be adding costs with DDR3 support. The video card that I picked is a great one.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

Will these specs be able to handle Crysis on high?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:14 AM

Yes they should. Do you already have a monitor and an OS?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:16 AM

I dont have a monitor for my future pc right now, but im planing to buy a good widescreen once i have enough money. Whats an os?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:21 AM

OS = Operating System like Windows 7, Vista, XP, and what not

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

oh, no. but im getting windows 7 ultimate soon. i was thinking of getting it from a torrent. but a legitimate one.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:25 AM

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box 250 since BC does not recommend Torrents.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box 250 since BC does not recommend Torrents.


Does it matter if I have home or ultimate for gaming? Either one works just as great as the other correct?




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