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*rereads first page* doh.gif Forgot about that, that's actually a really really nice PSU, especially since your friend is just giving it to you, nice friend you got there!! thumb.gif
Follow up though, are you looking for this to be more of web browser/word document thing? Are you wanting to get into some semi-serious gaming down the road? Are you going to use it more of a home theater PC and watch movies and play music on it? To be fair, a 250 dollar budget does inhibit a lot of flexibility, I'm just kinda curious to know what exactly you're looking for in this PC...

I just want to start get into some PC gaming again, I know I will be limiting myself with this build, but once I get started and get it built it will be a lot easier to upgrade in the future. I plan on getting either a 7770 or a 6870 with this combo. I want to play The Witcher 2, Total War series of games, Metro 2033, I want to play the original FEAR agian lol, Civ 5, Project CARS, Skyrim, some others I can't think of right now lol.
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I just want to start get into some PC gaming again, I know I will be limiting myself with this build, but once I get started and get it built it will be a lot easier to upgrade in the future. I plan on getting either a 7770 or a 6870 with this combo. I want to play The Witcher 2, Total War series of games, Metro 2033, I want to play the original FEAR agian lol, Civ 5, Project CARS, Skyrim, some others I can't think of right now lol.

What you could do, and some people might think this is crazy, but go around the OCN marketplace and pick up a used 775 chip and motherboard, combo will run you about 150-160 shipped. Buy 4GB or so of DDR3 for 30 bucks and see if you can't find someone around here willing to sell you a hard drive for less than the price gouging industry. the 775 is still a relatively powerful set for gaming, I've seen a few people on here that game with them and don't have many CPU bottlenecking issues.

::edit:: the beginnings of a 775 build...

4GB RAM - 30 bucks
I meant DDR2 RAM doh.gif
E8400, solid overclocker and overall great chip - 75 bucks
or the q6600 works even better
Good Gigabyte board from what I hear - 75 bucks
2TB Hard Drive - 105 bucks
or 50 bucks for a 500GB hard drive if you want to save 60 bucks...

Total so far comes out to 285 bucks, but you have a platform that will be more than capable of playing a majority of games, and you're getting a killer price on a hard drive you're really not going to find anywhere else. So then all you need to do is shop around on craigslist to find a cheap case, or you can even call up local computer repair shops and they might be willing to just give you an old case, and you're good to go smile.gif Don't discount local repair shops (if there are any around you), most of the time they're really friendly to people building or who enjoy PCs and will do a little extra for you, at least in my experience anyway
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yeah, that was already listed, did i miss something...? headscratch.gif
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What you could do, and some people might think this is crazy, but go around the OCN marketplace and pick up a used 775 chip and motherboard, combo will run you about 150-160 shipped. Buy 4GB or so of DDR3 for 30 bucks and see if you can't find someone around here willing to sell you a hard drive for less than the price gouging industry. the 775 is still a relatively powerful set for gaming, I've seen a few people on here that game with them and don't have many CPU bottlenecking issues. So basically you'd be right around the 200 dollar mark after that, giving you a 50 dollar head start on a decent GPU...
::edit:: the beginnings of a 775 build...
4GB RAM - 30 bucks
E8400, solid overclocker and overall great chip - 75 bucks
Good Gigabyte board from what I hear - 75 bucks
2TB Hard Drive - 105 bucks
or 50 bucks for a 500GB hard drive if you want to save 60 bucks...
Total so far comes out to 285 bucks, but you have a platform that will be more than capable of playing a majority of games, and you're getting a killer price on a hard drive you're really not going to find anywhere else. So then all you need to do is shop around on craigslist to find a cheap case, or you can even call up local computer repair shops and they might be willing to just give you an old case, and you're good to go smile.gif Don't discount local repair shops (if there are any around you), most of the time they're really friendly to people building or who enjoy PCs and will do a little extra for you, at least in my experience anyway
yeah, that was already listed, did i miss something...? headscratch.gif

All right, thanks dude. Repped for sure. I'll be keeping a close eye on the marketplace here now.
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So, I was under the impression that your budget was $250, and it a new pc for that price can't be done, I just spent 45 min, no luck. alot of people dont know that NCIX has an ebay outlet store. I always try to keep that one to myself, when clients what to do things on the cheap I go there rolleyes.gif

http://stores.ebay.ca/NCIX-Outlet-Store

They have HDD's there 500 Gb for $49 and 8Gb of ram for $39 and $49 mobo's and $49 decent PSU's so you might want to look there.
Like I posted in my other post, I just sold $400+ worth of almost new PC hardware for $200 on craigslist and theres some deals there but not always at the times you want. Anyways if see anything i'll drop you a line.
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So, I was under the impression that your budget was $250, and it a new pc for that price can't be done, I just spent 45 min, no luck. alot of people dont know that NCIX has an ebay outlet store. I always try to keep that one to myself, when clients what to do things on the cheap I go there rolleyes.gif

http://stores.ebay.ca/NCIX-Outlet-Store

They have HDD's there 500 Gb for $49 and 8Gb of ram for $39 and $49 mobo's and $49 decent PSU's so you might want to look there.
Like I posted in my other post, I just sold $400+ worth of almost new PC hardware for $200 on craigslist and theres some deals there but not always at the times you want. Anyways if see anything i'll drop you a line.
I know of this, actually. Not a bad option especially for HDDs but RAM prices are hardly special tongue.gif
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I think the e8400 core 2 duo is junk. get the x4 955 it gets double the passmark score. and for 75 bucks its terrible value. Get the bare bones system change out the power supply and buy a hd 6870. maybe buy another sitck of ddr3 1333. and your done. But for the love of god dont buy a e8400 and motherboard for 150 dollars total.
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What you could do, and some people might think this is crazy, but go around the OCN marketplace and pick up a used 775 chip and motherboard, combo will run you about 150-160 shipped. Buy 4GB or so of DDR3 for 30 bucks and see if you can't find someone around here willing to sell you a hard drive for less than the price gouging industry. the 775 is still a relatively powerful set for gaming, I've seen a few people on here that game with them and don't have many CPU bottlenecking issues.

::edit:: the beginnings of a 775 build...

4GB RAM - 30 bucks
E8400, solid overclocker and overall great chip - 75 bucks
Good Gigabyte board from what I hear - 75 bucks
2TB Hard Drive - 105 bucks
or 50 bucks for a 500GB hard drive if you want to save 60 bucks...

Total so far comes out to 285 bucks, but you have a platform that will be more than capable of playing a majority of games, and you're getting a killer price on a hard drive you're really not going to find anywhere else. So then all you need to do is shop around on craigslist to find a cheap case, or you can even call up local computer repair shops and they might be willing to just give you an old case, and you're good to go smile.gif Don't discount local repair shops (if there are any around you), most of the time they're really friendly to people building or who enjoy PCs and will do a little extra for you, at least in my experience anyway

Going 775 isn't a bad option, but I think an AMD build would be better. This is because almost every 775 board uses DDR2 memory, not DDR3. For example, the motherboard you linked to uses DDR2... rolleyes.gif
But I can definitely say the E8X00 series of ships are beast overclockers! devil.gif
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I think the e8400 core 2 duo is junk. get the x4 955 it gets double the passmark score. and for 75 bucks its terrible value. Get the bare bones system change out the power supply and buy a hd 6870. maybe buy another sitck of ddr3 1333. and your done. But for the love of god dont buy a e8400 and motherboard for 150 dollars total.

What's wrong with an E8400/8500? *looks at sig rig* tongue.gif
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Nothing wrong with them but 75 dollars for a dual core not a good deal at all. Iam not arguing the fact that their great overclockers but why would you buy a 4 year old processor over a quad core that will out perform it.
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more or less this was a challenge to build a complete system for <250 bucks, that was my goal. The e8400 is certainly a worthy chip for any system, just because it scores better in passmark doesn't make it an inferior or bad chip. Also, you can get a q6600 (G0 stepping) for 75 bucks as well, which makes for an even sweeter deal really.
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