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#1 Balancheeen

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:30 PM

Hi all,
Just a quick question, can anyone find me the cheapest PC possible that meets these requirements. (I am willing to upgrade a little though)


Microsoft Windows XP (with Service Pack 2)
Microsoft Windows Vista
Processor (CPU)
3.0+ GHz Single Core CPU (Minimum)
2.4+ GHz Dual/Quad Core CPU (Recommended)
Memory (RAM)
1GB RAM (Minimum)
2GB RAM (Recommended)
Video Card
Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better) (Minimum)
Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 7950 or better/ATI X1950 or better) (Recommended)
Sound Card
Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card (Minimum)
Creative EAX 4.0 compliant sound card (Audigy 2, X-Fi series) (Recommended)
Hard Drive Space
5GB free hard drive space
Network
Broadband Internet Connection
DVD-ROM
4x DVD-ROM (Disc Copies Only)

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 02:45 AM

HP

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

^^ He could likely build a better computer for cheaper than that.

You should also get something with a dedicated GPU as opposed to an integrated one. I'm not a fan of them.

If you tell me your budget, it would make things a bit easier.


EDIT: Here's probably the cheapest gaming PC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229209

If you can afford a good deal more, then there's also this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227274


--- Like I said, a budget would help narrow things down a bit.

Edited by Xantalen, 07 December 2010 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

I just want to meet the minimum requirements, no more no less. I plan on playing with everything such as graphics, sound, and anything else i can change to the lowest settings possible.
I dont want to spend over 300, under 200 would be nice.
Again, i am willing to install a graphics card.
thanks guys!

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:55 PM

Your budget is way to low for this, the only one i found close to this is another HP.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

If a hardware upgrade is what you're looking for, then I suggest you tell us your system's make/model so we know what upgrades are available to you.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:47 PM

I suggest taking a look at the dual-core systems available at www.pricewatch.com , based on your stated budget.

Examples

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:58 PM

http://www.computerlx.com/config.aspx?t=&product_ID=743

You can upgrade the graphics card since the system has a PCI-E slot.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:26 PM

with no budget, what is the cheapest PC that runs aa 600 dollar max.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:34 PM

iBuyPower

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:10 PM

oh im getting amazon gift cards for christmas, so can we keep the links related to amazon. please thanks guys!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:22 AM

CyberPower
It is currently out of stock, but i reckon you should wait because it is good price.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:33 AM

You will and definitely want to keep AMD in mind as they make great low budget CPU's that are great.




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