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I am going to do a budget core 2 duo gaming rig, but I only have about $700. does anyone have any suggestions?
post #2 of 11
overclock a 6300 and you will be fine.
post #3 of 11
I sugest:
E6300
P5B Deluxe
GeForce 7600GT or X1950Pro
1 GB G Skill DDR2 PC 6400 ram
post #4 of 11
OOh thats tough. You could probably get a really decent gaming rig for $850 I think. Can you save up at all?

Well I would go for a E6600 if possible otherwise overclock a e6300, 2gb of Gskill ram, 7900gt, Raptor HD. Not sure what else atm.
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Pretty tight budget. You can get something decent for probably around $800-$900. Can't look up things for you now. I'll probably be back later
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Hey, here is what I came up with, granted you need drives and everything...

Cpu- Allendale e6300 $184, No explanation needed...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
Ram- Gskill 1gb PC6400 DRR2 800 $115, just kinda picked out, looks good, don't know though...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085
Case-Centurion 5 ATX $50, cheap and very good quality...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077
Mobo-Biostar p965 $105, very overclockable, had one and loved it...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138037
Power-Hipro 500w $36, plenty of power...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817174023
Hard Drive-WD Caviar SE 250gb $70, plenty of storage...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
Gpu- BFG 7600gt $79 after rebate, a 7600gt for less than $80!!!...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049
Sound-Diamond 7.1 $16 after rebate, very cheap, something other than onboard...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829111001
Cpu Cooling-Freezer 7 Pro $30, cool and quiet...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
Drive- Samsung DVD Burner $30, good quality, sata ones outta stock...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133


Thats $715 after rebates ($75) and before shipping. Thats the best I think your gonna do with a low budget, I built my first allendale rig with only $800, you can check out the first build log page. I just got tired of updating everytime I swapped things out, (I'm on my 6th motherboard for instance),
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post #8 of 11
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thx IntelMentality!
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Do you have to have it tomorrow? Or can you wait a few weeks for the Intel price drops. Everyone's just getting ready to drop the prices down a bit after Christmas
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Intel mentality did a good job.
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