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Looking to spend around $600 for a decent gaming PC for a friend. He will be playing games like Mass Effect, Spore, and Gears of War. He will NOT be playing Crysis.

Here is what I came up with.

AMD X2 6000 for $113

G. Skill 1066 (2x2) for $104
Corsair 450 VX for $75
ASUS Radeon HD 4850 for $195
Gigabyte GA-MA770 DS3 for $90
Pioneer 20x DVD Burner for $33

Tell me what you think and any parts you would swap out. Please leave a link if you have one.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 7/7/08 at 6:13pm
post #2 of 23
He is probably going to need a hard drive.
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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jacko87 View Post
He is probably going to need a hard drive.
Those are always nice to have
post #4 of 23
E2180
4GB DDR2-800
P35-DS3L

Keep the rest the same.
post #5 of 23
does he need an os? vista 64 bit if so
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Buy second hand imo.
    
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post #8 of 23
ya id have to agree get an e2xxx processor
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You could save a lot more money by going with different brands and such.

Foxconn M7VMX-K LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 - $43.99 after $10 MIR
Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz - $69.99
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro - $31.99
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB DDR2 800 - $46.99
GIGABYTE GV-NX88T256HV1 GeForce 8800 GT 256MB - $69 after $30 MIR
Corsair 450 VX - $60 after $15 MIR
Pioneer 20x DVD Burner - $33
Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB - $54.99
Total - $412

That 8800 GT is a STEAL for 70 bucks. I paid $180 for mine just 5 months ago and that was a steal even then! I threw in a CPU cooler so you can overclock that Allendale to 3.0ghz and get the same performance you would from a x2 6000+

Look at that, you still got about $200 to play with.

EDIT: Oh and for a case, get a CM Centurion, awesome airflow, easy to work with and only $50.
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That 8800 GT is a STEAL for 70 bucks. I paid $180 for mine just 5 months ago and that was a steal even then!
Because yours has twice the memory.
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