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Alright, I'm thinking that I should probably get some money for upgrading my system or just get some money and hold out until I go to college (4 years) before upgrading, with only minor add-ons as needed. I'll probably sell off some stuff on eBay to get money, but I don't know yet. What parts could I get for $500 that would net me a decent gaming system? I would reuse everything I currently have except for CPU, motherboard, RAM, VGA, and PSU if needed.
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Hmmm...here's what I'd suggest. Not the best or newest parts in the world, but decent for $500.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice: $150

Geforce 6800GS: $130

DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D: $120

Antec Smartpower 2.0 500w: $70


Prices might also be a bit lower to due rebates, etc.
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Originally Posted by amped
Hmmm...here's what I'd suggest. Not the best or newest parts in the world, but decent for $500.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice: $150

Geforce 6800GS: $130

DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D: $120

Antec Smartpower 2.0 500w: $70


Prices might also be a bit lower to due rebates, etc.
i agree on most of it but i would get a different mother board especially if hes on a budget, are you doing to be overclocking?
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get a sli one
get a sunbeam nuuo
get another gig of ram
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