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post #21 of 53
Super Budget PC's are tough and somewhere along the line you have to make compromises. If it were I'd used the components below:

Athlon 64 3000 Venice (Will OC to ~2.6ghz) $55
MSI K8N Neo4-F (Socket 939) $65
1g AMPO DDR 400 CAS3 $80
eVGA 7300GT 256mb PCIE $66
HIPRO 500W PSU $37

Total $302

CPU Cooling - Get a OEM 4400+ CPU cooler off ebay or someone here might just give you one (nice 4 copper heatpipe design)

HDD and DVD: Use what you have for now, these are cheap and real easy to swap in and out.
    
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post #22 of 53
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Im going AM2 So all that would have to be more. Also i plan on overclocking so i am buying a 2.0 Ghz AM2 With a nice PSU.
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post #23 of 53
AMD Athlon 3800+ = 109$
MSI K9VGN-V=54.99
1 GB DDRII Kingston 533mhz=99
Saphire Radeon X1600PRO 256 mb=92.99
Total:355.98$.
And you're good to go.
I don't include psu , because i think you can use one from the pc's you already have or even two if one doesn't handle it....
Pretty good rig besides that!
post #24 of 53
Hey guys, don't knock that thermaltake psu he picked out... I had one running a 6600gt, a p4 1.8ghz oced to 2.7ghz, with 1.6vcore, 2 hard drives, and a bunch of fans running on it and it didn't even flinch- its a great psu for 30 bucks compared to some of them out there, you're not getting gipped at all
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post #25 of 53
The HIPRO PSU I reccomended is a great value with dual 20A 12v rails

Save the money on CPU cooler and get one from a 4400+ as I suggested

DualGeek - IMO, the X1600 series is way overpriced for it's performance. Don't get me wrong, I'm an ATI fan but the 7300GT out performs the X1600 in UT, Far Cry, F.E.A.R, and most other games, plus it's cheaper.
    
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post #26 of 53
PSU whise get the FSP 450W one, thats pretty cheap and good for your budget.
    
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post #27 of 53
I like this idea of budget systems so I came up with this:

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post #28 of 53
Well, i have heard lot of good stuff about X1600pro and alot of bad stuff about the 7300GT.....
That's why i sugested the x1600pro.
But , if he can stretch the budget a little more , a 7600gs will be the bang for the buck for tight budget pc gamers (like me
post #29 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
I like this idea of budget systems so I came up with this:

That will be alot more in dollars , you know?.....
post #30 of 53
That will indeed be 1.25 x 380 = $475 or so.

Personally, for super-budget, I recommend socket 939, and not AM2. Yes, you'll give up some upgradability, but I think with such a budget rig, that if you upgrade, you'll upgrade the whole thing. Socket 939 will give you better overclocking options in general. I'll see what I can dig up for either option.
    
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