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Christmas build for brother in law

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ok, i need to build a very cheep computer that only needs to play some kind of game called rome total war at frame rates that don't matter as long as it looks like video. the minimum system requirements on the game are 1.4 Ghz 256 ram, 32 MB video ram and about 2 gigs free HDD space. other than that the only thing this computer will be used for is internet and open office. Any recomendations on parts?
post #2 of 34
I used to play that game and you will need something like this to play it at a decent frame rate (35+) 1.8 Ghz processor 512 MB ram and a geforce 4 or better
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AMD Phenom II 545 3.75GHz BIOSTAR TA790GXE XFX 4870 1GB 840/1000 OCZ Platinum 4GB (830mhz) 
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Seagate Barracuda 320GB LITE-ON DVD drive Vista Ultimate 64bit Acer 20" 1600x900 
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post #3 of 34
I know that game.
A S754 rig (S939) will do it.

3000+ Venice
512MB RAM.
Geforce 6200.
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Lenovo L530
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Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Sapphire RX 580 2x G.Skill F3-2400C10-8GTX 
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Samsung 840 EVO Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 
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Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 Ohm AntLion ModMic v3 
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Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Sapphire RX 580 2x G.Skill F3-2400C10-8GTX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 
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Dell U2711 Samsung SyncMaster 2233 Ducky DK9008 Overclock.net Edition, Cherry MX B... Corsair TX850 
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Fractal Design Core 2500 Logitech G303 QPAD HeatoN L M-Audio Fast Track USB 
AudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 Ohm AntLion ModMic v3 
CPUGraphicsRAMRAM
Intel Ivy Bridge 3210M Intel HD 4000 Graphics OEM Hard Mounted Corsair Vengeance  
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post #4 of 34
Whats your limit on cash?
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OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + 500GB 7200.12 Raid 0 Windows 7 Metadot DAS Professional S 850W XFX 
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post #6 of 34
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around 500 but as low as possible because i wan't to have enough money left for the rest of the family but they have been asking for one for a couple of years now so i thought i should just do it this year.
post #7 of 34
Including monitor and everything else?
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #8 of 34
Nevermind my post then, I built an uber cheap rig for a family member with the parts in my post, refer to Gonx's recommendations then. Good luck!
post #9 of 34
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i can get a used monitor for $20 here
post #10 of 34
AMD 3200+ $62 w/ Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
MSI K8N $70 w/ Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
2x 256 Ram $57 w/ Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141213
Evga 7600GT $105 Shipped http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130073

Comes to a total of 294 for a pwnage system. =)

Reasons: AMD 64 Bit Processing is the future, he may want to upgrade later on, and S939 can be upgraded easily. I did not find a new heatsink (Big Typhoon) or a very good overclocking board because i suspect he wont be overclocking at all. Dual channel memory is very good as well, better than one stick for very good performance. The 7600GT was chosen because i suspect that he will want to play diffrent games in the future, and no doubt, the 7600GT is a great card. Just because the game says its minimal, you wouldnt like to play with absolute minimum specs.
I'm Jelly.
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Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 748MB 8GB DDR3-1600 Ripjaws 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + 500GB 7200.12 Raid 0 Windows 7 Metadot DAS Professional S 850W XFX 
CaseMouse
HAF 932 MX518 
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Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 748MB 8GB DDR3-1600 Ripjaws 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + 500GB 7200.12 Raid 0 Windows 7 Metadot DAS Professional S 850W XFX 
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HAF 932 MX518 
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