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Hey everybody. My parents got a new desk and they want to cram everything inside of it, so they decided that hey our current computer is big and we cant close everything in, so my task was to build a smaller computer.

We are re-using monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and hard drive.

What's left to get: Case, PSU, RAM, CPU, Video Card, and motherboard.

I'm trying to keep this as low priced as possible. max budget $350. ( i told them I could make a computer for like $300 that would destroy our old 2000 gateway, and they didnt believe me.)

So far here is what I'm looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144162 - Case + PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128043 - mobo
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814102084 - video card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103212 - CPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098 - RAM

My brother will be using this comp too, and he wants to play CS 1.6, WoW, and Photoshops a bit. So a decent video would be very nice!

Any suggestions/comment are welcome!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 23
For $85, I would recommend an E2180 as the CPU. You can pair it with a Micro ATX Gigabyte board and have a solid system. The clock speed on the E2180 is a bit lower stock, but it's been overclock above 3.0 no problem. With the money you're saving on that, you can upgrade to a better video card. Maybe an 8600GT with 256MB DDR3 memory? Good RAM choice though, good price on that set.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128078 GB Intel MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150265 8600GT

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hmmm, I do like those parts! I wasn't sure how a x1650 was going to treat me, but the 8600gt sounds a lot better. Didn't know they were going to for that price! Intel seems to be doing quite well, and sounds like that chip is a keeper. Solid choices, I was just putting Intel out of my mind because I thought their chips were out of budget for me. Glad you put me on track lol

Thank you! I'll definitely be back to get some help tweaking the e1280!
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post #4 of 23
If you're spending $80+ on a CPU than definitely go with an Intel E21xx series as already suggested. However, an AMD X2 4000+ will work just fine for your build, and can be bought in the combo deals with the AMD Gigabyte board for only $40 I'd do that instead and keep the budget very low. I just picked up that very same combo today for a budget build for my aunt, though I plan to use the integrated graphics. Note, the X2 4000+ is OEM though, so no cooler (do you have an extra one lying around?). The 4000+ overclocks to 2.8-3.1GHz.

I sent off a 7900GT KO for RMA yesterday. If you're ok waiting a week or two, I'll be selling the fresh one they send back to me for $95 shipped. It's 256-bit interface will perform better in most games than the 128-bit interface of an 8600GT. Let me know if you're interested, I only play CS Source and the 7900GT runs it maxed out with more fps than the eye can see.

EDIT: The PSU that comes with that case is probably complete junk.
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Heres a KILLER system, 384.00$ with 70$ in mail in rebates, so 314.00$, and it's killer.
Tell me if this link doesn't work
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Heres a KILLER system, 384.00$ with 70$ in mail in rebates, so 314.00$, and it's killer.
Tell me if this link doesn't work
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Just a heads up, you will need a hard drive and cd rom drive.

Might as well suggest you a video card too...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075 WD 160GB HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151161 Samsung dvd+/- RW

And I suggest this video card for those games:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161097 Radeon HD 2600XT (DX 10 and fast card for a GREAT price since price cuts)
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That 8500gt isn't nearly as good as the ATi 2600xt. This is especially true for the Valve games. It is also more $$.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Connor3400 View Post
bad bad bad!
you never want to use a PSU that comes with a Case!!!

Quote:
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Heres a KILLER system, 384.00$ with 70$ in mail in rebates, so 314.00$, and it's killer.
Tell me if this link doesn't work
very nice rig for those games
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Just a heads up, you will need a hard drive and cd rom drive.

Might as well suggest you a video card too...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075 WD 160GB HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151161 Samsung dvd+/- RW

And I suggest this video card for those games:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161097 Radeon HD 2600XT (DX 10 and fast card for a GREAT price since price cuts)
i would some how get the videocard and HDD with the rest of holtzman rig suggestion
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lol a 8500gt?
thy are JUNK!!!
as u can see i have a 7600gt still in my rig........
i put that crap 8500GT i got for x-mas in my old rig..... <--- not a good gaming card...
unless u want to run everthing on Ultra............... Ultra-Low!!!
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