$800 budget what do I build

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  1. fknfast

    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    $800 budget what do I build v.willbuysubscription

    Its been about 4 years since I built my desktop, and while its good...it just wont cut it for the new games. I don't know the new teachnology. I wanna build a new desktop and will have about $800 to spend on the system. Don't need mouse/keyboard/monitor. Would like to spend more, but I need to buy a laptop also.

    Am I just wasting my money with this budget or should I wait till I can spend more?


    IF SOMEONE PUTS TOGETHER THE BEST SYSTEM $800 WILL GET ME (WITH LINKS FROM NEWEGG OR W/E) i WILL BUY/RENEW A SUB (1 month / remember I am trying to buy a computer lol)
     
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    what system do you have currently? I stopped playing PC games because it was so wasteful to always stay up with the latest games.

    Overall, 800 isn't much to build a great gaming rig. Depending what you have, an upgrade may be more viable -- but that all depends.
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    I'd say E6600 (great prices now)... any CD-mobo will do for $90-110 range..

    Memory is $70-90 for 2gb OCZ premo stuff... PS is a no brainer...

    $40 case, $70 400gb SATA drive..

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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    Yeah an upgrade might work better...

    I dont remember all the specs (i can post the actual ones when I get home)

    Off the top of my head:
    Ati Radeon 9600 256mb
    1gig ram
    2.1x Ghz
    Asus mobo
    ummm shit i will have to post more when i get home.

    whats a good program that will give me all my systems info
     
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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    vid card?
     
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    $800 could easily buy:
    8800GTS w/320MB
    Motherboad
    2GB Memory
    sub-$200 Core 2 Duo (possibly e6750?)

    If you can recycle your drives and case, all you'd need is a new power supply for roughly $100 more.
     
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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    Nice. That would handle all the new games?

    I don't know a lot about this stuff (which parts are compatible and whatnot). I had a friend help build mine the first time. I told him what I was looking for and we went through and picked out parts.


    EDIT: Basically if someone puts together the best system $800 will get me (with links from newegg or w/e) I will buy/renew a sub (1 month; remember I am trying to buy a computer lol)
     
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    well, based on your curr specs your system is worthless and you'll need to start-fresh, anyway.

    and do not recycle the hdd... Get sata-II.
     
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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    I bought a 2nd hard drive about a year ago (250 gb). I would like to keep it with the new system, thats my only requirement
     
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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    Thanks for the advice :wavey:
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    yeah.. cause even PATA-100 7200rpm with a 16mb buffer is not fast enough :rolleyes:
     
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    for a usb enclosure it's fine.
     
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    as the only amd guy on here I will jump in for the budget amd system. It is a few bucks over 800 but you have to pay to play and you will pay alot more for an e6600 or what ever they are sugesting and the processor I list here can be overclocked to 3ghz and run circles arround the e6600(I have seen benchmarks of it) and on this there is room in the case to leave the old 250 drive in as a secondary drive. have fun building a similarly speced intel system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811119068
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136075
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128034
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814122022
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817182017
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227118
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103759
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827135145
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835199005

    total price(without shipping):804.91
    Shipping(3 day):22.96
    Total: 827.87
     
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    I want to see your proof.
    Of all benchmarks that I've seen, the higher FX 62 or 6000+ can barely match the E6600.
    Here's one that includes your 5200+ suggestion:
    http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/cpu/amd-athlon-64-x2-5200.html

    The X2 5200+ is just within the leagues of the E6400, and the E6400 still kicks it ass.
     
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    yea, sorry to any AMD fanboy, but Intel is pwnzn' AMD right now.
     
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    Very nice. I like all of those specs. The current cpu is an AMD Athlon XP and I haven't had a problem with it. I might actually get this. Thanks for taking the time.

    Everything is compatible right?

    I will be renewing my sub tonight and Ill get you a month :wavey:

    EDIT: supposidly not the best I can buy. sub still available

    Thanks for the time
     
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    No it's not. Don't do that. Please. Go with a Core 2 Duo right now. Anything else is a complete waste of money. Intel is slashing their prices almost in half this weekend. Before the weekend they were still the better buy dollar for dollar, now it's just downright retarded not to buy an intel processor.
     
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    In the end, it's your money. But the parts he listed are NOT the best for the money. And even if you go AMD (you shouldn't) I would NOT get that mobo or PSU.
     
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    :nono: Don't be a fool. Get your money's worth.
     
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    Computer build?
     
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    Suggestions :x:
     
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    Check out this thread:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?p=80962497#post80962497

    I posted a list there for a $1k-below budget.
    Just use it as a guide and substitute cheaper options to meet your budget.

    The Core 2 Duo E6X50 Series just came out. Newegg would probably put them in their site sometime this week. I recommend that you get the e6750 or e6550. Both are expected to be under $200.

    Edit:
    <--- OG
    Just use that subscription money for your build.
     
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    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    I will check it out Thanks
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This is very true.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The E6750 is going to be your magic middle point in core 2 duo as far as price/performance goes.
    You can bump these up to 3.2ghz with stock coolers.

    CPU - E6750
    It's 2.66ghz, 1333fsb, 4mb cache - $204 shipped at mWave
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/DeepSearch.hmx?scriteria=e6750&ALL=y&TP=4


    MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R $136 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128050
    A Gigabyte board with the latest P35 chipset at a very good price point.

    MEMORY - 2gb OCZ low latency $117 - $87 after $40 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227198

    GRAPHICS - MSI NX8600GTS - Fast mofo DX10 for cheap. $161 shipped after $10 rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127284

    DVD - Sony NEC Optiarc 18X - $35 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827152076

    HARD DRIVE
    WD1600AAJS Western Digital 160gb drive for your os. $56 shipped.
    This is one of the very fastest drives out there. Period.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075&Tpk=wd1600AAJS
    Review, if you're interested - http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html

    POWER SUPPLY - Corsair HX520W $95 shipped after $10 rebate
    520 watt power supply made by Seasonic
    http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A6200026

    CASE - Very basic Cooler Master for $39.99 shipped, after $10 rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068


    That's about $815 for a build that will kick serious ass for the money.






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