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ok thank you guys for your valuable comments
Oh ,and Reuse any on hand components that are still good I have two HDD's from my old
dell that will work until I can get a new one or a raptor
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Whoop dee doo, time to counter something here. Ignoring the fact that 1333 CL9 is probably not that bad for this build, I'm going to go ahead and slap you in the face anyway. Now for that counter suggestion...
GeIL Value Plus 2x2GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9 - $42 shipped. You get me right, $1 more. And plenty of reasons I wouldn't go with 1333 CL9, the most prominent being the fact that it can and will holds back overclocks for various reasnos (which happened just now for a poor member back in AMD memory section, oh so sadly).
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Whoop dee doo, time to counter something here. Ignoring the fact that 1333 CL9 is probably not that bad for this build, I'm going to go ahead and slap you in the face anyway. Now for that counter suggestion...
GeIL Value Plus 2x2GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9 - $42 shipped. You get me right, $1 more. And plenty of reasons I wouldn't go with 1333 CL9, the most prominent being the fact that it can and will holds back overclocks for various reasnos (which happened just now for a poor member back in AMD memory section, oh so sadly).
wow great find
i thank you all again for your time
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I would never build a system without dual channel RAM (2 ram memory modules), if you put one memory module in a computer you really are doing the customer or yourself a huge disfavor, it's one reason why I passionately hate some techs, their "cheap" ways piss me off!
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I would never build a system without dual channel RAM (2 ram memory modules), if you put one memory module in a computer you really are doing the customer or yourself a huge disfavor, it's one reason why I passionately hate some techs, their "cheap" ways piss me off!
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...G,1705-11.html
in gaming there is little difference so there isn't really a point
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You cannot skimp out on a PSU. Buy a good 450W power supply. Also, it really depends on what you want the rig for. If you want to game at 1024x768, then this rig should be perfectly fine. Anything more and you're pushing it.
This.

My first build had a PSU that came with the case. It exploded.
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CPU- AMD Athlon II x2 250 $50-$60

MOBO- ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO (HAS ONBOARD ATi 4200 use this and save till u have a good bit of cash for a GFX card) $90

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 1333MHz CAS 9 $60

WD Caviar Blue $40

Ultra LSP 550W PSU $40

Total= About $336. This was my exact build when I built my first budget rig.
    
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OP,

If your budget is that low (and trust me I understand if it is ) another possible direction is purchasing used components. Maybe pick up the pieces to build a still-potent 775 Core2 system with a decent video card.

Theres nothing wrong at all with going used and there are always great deals to be had here in OCN's For Sale section. The good thing about our For Sale section is that to sell in the first place you are required to be an established member of the community and have a required amount of Reps. Also, sellers and buyers are rated on each transaction so you can look for someone who has good feedback.

So far, I have had great success with purchasing items from sellers here. I have not had a chance to sell anything yet, though, since my Reps are not high enough.

Just my .02

EDIT: Nvm... Just noticed your sig rig...
Edited by Slave One - 1/14/11 at 7:23am
    
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post #29 of 33
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CPU- AMD Athlon II x2 250 $50-$60

MOBO- ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO (HAS ONBOARD ATi 4200 use this and save till u have a good bit of cash for a GFX card) $90

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 1333MHz CAS 9 $60

WD Caviar Blue $40

Ultra LSP 550W PSU $40

Total= About $336. This was my exact build when I built my first budget rig.
Absolutely not. The OCZ Gold series memory (1333 CAS9... 1.65V) is the worst, most overpriced garbage DDR3 on this planet; never invest in it.
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EDIT: Nvm... Just noticed your sig rig...
That's another great way to extend your budget gaming PC, if you are building that budget gaming PC for someone else that you know. Upgrade parts of your sig rig. My Roommate was running a computer that I built over 5 years ago and wouldn't upgrade. I was upgrading my video card and found a good deal on an Athalon II with motherboard for $61 from MicroCenter. I just upgraded the relevant components and reused everything else.

Old PC parts I replaced
Pentium 4 2.8GHz w/Hyperthreading
ASUS Motherboard (with AGP Video card slot)
1GB DDR Ram (no longer fits)
GeForce 7600 GT AGP (no longer fits)

New Parts I added
Athalon II x2 250 ($60.99)
Biostar A780L Motherboard ($0.01)
2GB DDR2 Ram (on loan from my sig rig)
GeForce 8800GT (not needed anymore, on loan from sig rig)

Things you can do for now for example, what was your sig rig's old video card? If you could say for example use it for a month or two and then gather another $150-$200 to buy that budget PC's real video card. An old HDD laying around could get you by another month until you can get a good Hard Drive. Little things like that can give you the breathing room you need.

It's just a matter of IF you can extend that $300 budget by using resources or money that isn't from that same $300. using old parts to tide you over a month or two sometimes can work as you could gather another $300 in that time...... Once you get past Motherboard/Processor/Memory purchasing a part a month can eventually get you where you want to be.
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