Budget gaming rig

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  1. wiredout46

    wiredout46 臭黑鬼 OT Supporter

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    Well I managed to get my hands on a e8500 chip for pretty damn cheap and was wondering if I could build a decent BUDGET gaming rig around this thing.

    Really don't need any flashy cases with vtec or anything, but I'm pretty outdated on what I'm needed to game these days.

    I asked around and got suggested an intel mobo with a 9600GT(around 150 bucks) video card.

    I'd need pretty much everything except the mouse/keyboard/monitor.

    Also, I've heard from many sources a 4-500 watt PSU would suffice nicely, while others claim that I have to go upwards of 700.

    Just asking for input on what to buy specifically for this little project.
     
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    for that proc and a single 9600gt, a decent 450w PSU would be plenty unless you want to run 11ty hard drives or something
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There's not a heck of a lot of price difference in wattage at the lower end, and nothing good is very cheap.

    But this BFG psu would hold up well for you and it has enough watts to power a decent level video card.

    It's 650 watts, and it's only $55 shipped after the $25 rebate.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702003

    Oh, and BFG has a lifetime warranty.
     
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    Actually I might go with the ATI HD4850-70 instead.
     
  5. Doomsday

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    those have shitty coolers and runs very hot
    either upgrade the cooler; wait for manufacturers to release variants with diff coolers; or get the 9800GTX
     
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    they are safe at a relatively high temperature :dunno:
     
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    lots of temp issues reported on the 4850s. crashing on games, reaching 90C at load, etc.
    and obviously, because of the high temps, overclocking the card will just make it diaf.

    I still suggest he waits. Asus already released variants w/ a different cooler in the uk.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail
     
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    i dunno, if it is anything like the "problems" that 8800s have with temp, then :hsugh:

    i'd like to play with one firsthand and see, but i seriously doubt they would ship a card with a HSF that would be that inadequate. that would be begging for a fuckload of RMAs and a lot of very angry people. i havent seen anything about problems with temp mentioned in any reviews that i would take seriously.

    granted, i havent read about them too much :o
     
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    i've been monitoring these cards closely because I'm in the market for one. my 8800GTS is old :o
    the 4850s are indeed good (performance/price) but everywhere I looked, everyone says the cooler is useless. worst than the 8800GT issues.
     

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