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So I fried my friends gaming computer with improperly mounting his old heatsink now I need to go ahead and build him another one. The old computer was mine and I gave it to him.. It was on its last leg so its not a big deal but I want to be able to game with him.. His home life is pretty bad.

So his old specs were

AMD X2 4400 S939
Gigabyte SLI Nforce 4 s939 motherboard
3GB of patriot DDR400
Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb
500 Watt Enermax PSU
IDE HDD and IDE DVD RW


I now just need to choose a case the budget is 50 dollars and Im financing through newegg so I need it to be on there and to fit an ATX motherboard and a 9800 GT.

So I am going to go ahead and build a new budget rig I am going to use the 9800 GT for now but replace everything else. Is there a better set up then what I chose for price to performance.. He just wants to play BC2 and I think he will be able to run it on high with this setup with the 9800 GT. What do you think?
Edited by KingFrizzy - 3/2/11 at 9:10am
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500w enermax should still be fine too?
    
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what resolution would he be playing at?
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post #4 of 49
Ugh, please get a different PSU. Cooler Master's eXtreme Power Plus series is garbage.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017 will do perfectly. Plus it's cheaper anyway.
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500w enermax should still be fine too?
Im guessing its ancient though and I have had some problems with it in the past.. would rather just get a new one.
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what resolution would he be playing at?
1280x1024
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post #7 of 49
yeah he might be able to run bc2 on high if you overclock the 9800gt
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post #8 of 49
I like high end biostar boards but the cheap ones scare me a little bit. I might go with ASUS or Gigabyte for a lower end board because they tend to have higher quality cheap boards. This is IMHO though. I will second the psu recommendation above too. Definitely stay away from the CM one!

I would get one of these boards instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128469
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131669
Edited by killeraxemannic - 3/2/11 at 8:25am
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post #9 of 49
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yeah he might be able to run bc2 on high if you overclock the 9800gt
But he would get good frames on medium right? I mean he was barely getting 30 on the last rig.
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post #10 of 49
oh yeah. most definitely
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