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I play alot of wow and cs and if when I get my new video card my pc still bites I'm going to save and upgrade everything. Can anyone tell me the CHEAPEST pc I could build that will run these games nicely?
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post #2 of 23
Depends on how you define "nicely". What's the price range?
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post #3 of 23
Also, what is your new video card?
I mean, I could build a cheap gaming rig for $300 but it would be playing CS:S on med settings... like Duckie asked, how "nice"?
    
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I'd like to be able to play wow and CS:S on the best settings or close. The card I'm getting is a geforce 6200le 128mb agp. Plus I've never fully assembled a computer, I've only taken mine apart to fix it install new ram video cards or harddrives.
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Id recommend my setup+8600GT
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post #6 of 23
Depends on your definition of "cheap"...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156011 - $20
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116249 - $60
HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150056 - $17
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128049 - $58
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146568 - $64
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005 - $50
video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130025 - $64
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106 - $42
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106070 - $33


OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202 - $112

$408 + S/H (without OS)

$520 + S/H (with OS)

Note You can probably go with AMD, but since I have used any in a while, I don't feel comfortable recommending builds with them...
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Originally Posted by coltsrock
Id recommend my setup+8600GT
About how much was your system?
    
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post #7 of 23
Dont go AGP anymore man its outdated and obsolete.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by NullWolf View Post
Depends on your definition of "cheap"...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156011 - $20
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116249 - $60
HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150056 - $17
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128049 - $58
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146568 - $64
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005 - $50
video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130025 - $64
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106 - $42
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106070 - $33


OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202 - $112

$408 + S/H (without OS)

$520 + S/H (with OS)

Note You can probably go with AMD, but since I have used any in a while, I don't feel comfortable recommending builds with them...

About how much was your system?
Replace the RAM with this:
Corsair 2GB DDR2 675
and atleast get a 7600gt
EVGA 7600GT
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post #9 of 23
Nah man, get this wish list here.

Keep the same HDD, monitor, keyboard, mouse, dvd drive and case

AMD athlon AM2 3600+ 69.99$ retail
BIOSTAR TFORCE T550 49.99$ oem
XFX 8600GTS 256MB DDR3 159$ after MIR
2GB DDR2-800 ocz gold 68.99$ after MIR
500W XCLIO sli certified psu: 49.99

total with tax and shipping comes to 511$ shipped to california -65$ MIR, 446$ US
Let me know what your budget is so I can adjust.
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post #10 of 23
we really need to know a budget, that would make it a lot easier, and i def. would not go agp, if ya have to save up some cash and wait for the price drops from nvidia when ati starts putting the 2600 on the shelves. but NullWolfs build looks pretty decent.
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