Friend and I just configured a gaming PC for $340

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  1. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    EDIT: MUCH MORE THAN $340 NOW.

    EDIT: Mobile AMD Athlon XP 2500+

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-401&depa=1

    EDIT: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro All In Wonder

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-365&depa=1

    512MB Corsair RAM dual kit PC3200 {EDIT: I MEANT CORSAIR ALL ALONG, MY BAD}

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-477&depa=1

    EDIT: MSI K7N-Delta-2 LSR motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-130-475&depa=1

    120GB 7200RPM/8MB Samsung hard drive

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-152-013&depa=1

    Zalman Aluminum/Copper HSF

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-112&depa=1

    Cool shit, huh? He already had the case, so I picked this stuff out for him.
     
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  2. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    what p/s?
     
  3. Scn64

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    All that only cost you $340? :eek3:
     
  4. FreeSpace

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    He already got a Chenbro case and an Ultra X-Connect 500w PSU for Christmas, so we're finally getting the rest of the stuff.

    Yeah, only $340. The video card is a 9550XT, which is a 9600XT core that could not clock to 500MHz. It is about 3fps slower than a 9600 Pro, and it also has BGA RAM.

    Price: $93.

    The CPU was $74, and the motherboard was $51. The Zalman cooler was around $30, and the RAM was like $75.
     
  5. PSUPef2K

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    you get what u pay for. I'm not a big AMD fan.
     
  6. FreeSpace

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    [SARCASM]Well, I guess that extra $100 really goes to good use then for a 2.4GHz P4, lol.[/SARCASM]
     
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  7. johnson

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    I can sell you a oem p4.
     
  8. FreeSpace

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    I was joking around.

    I think I am going to have to start using [SARCASM] tags.
     
  9. johnson

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    2.26GHz for $80?
     
  10. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I thought you said this was a gaming computer :rofl: :mamoru:
     
  11. FreeSpace

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    Dude, my buddy is an AMD fan :).

    And yeah, it is a budget gaming PC. It can run the new games pretty good at 800x600.

    We're going to OC that 2400+ to high hell.
     
  12. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    the 2400's aren't the best OC'ers. spend the extra $$ to get a 2500+. i dont see many 2400's past 2.3GHz.
     
  13. FreeSpace

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    Alright. Will do :).
     
  14. Sweet! Where did you buy the parts?

    Newegg?
     
  15. FreeSpace

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    Newegg, and KomUSA for the video card, because it's a rare model.
     
  16. Hey,

    A question. Can this system be overclocked?
     
  17. FreeSpace

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    Yeah, it most certainly can.

    Chaintech's Socket A boards can adjust everything under the sun besides VCore, but we're still getting this board because I, and him feel it is the best board for the money.

    My Chaintech 7NIL1 is a great board...It's the mATX version of that minus SATA and Realtek audio.

    It's stable, well built, and fast. It has a great BIOS, too, and lots of features. Great deal for $47.
     
  18. Sweet.

    :thumbsup:
     
  19. bleak

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    :werd:

    I just dropped $3k+ on my new gaming machine...
     
  20. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    bullshit... it's a readily available version of CRAP.
     
  21. FreeSpace

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    Actually, I've only found it at three online stores...

    By the way, this is a budget gaming PC. We're talking -$400 available. I'm impressed, considering the specs.
     
  22. CyberBullets

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    I got a bridge to sell you for only $10,000! :rofl:
     
  23. Goonigoogoo

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    One thing i've learned when buying computers, especially gaming PC's, never and i mean never buy mid range equipment. It'll cost you more in the long run to upgrade each year than it will buying semi-top of the line stuff. That machine will last you no more than 1 year in terms or "decent" requirements, then you'll upgrade again next year which will cost you another 400$ and so on.

    Save up and buy higher-end stuff, something that will play games decently for at least 2 years. If you wanna budget machine, don't make it a gaming machine.
     
  24. FreeSpace

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    I have to resolve something now:

    He doesn't play any demanding games at all...Just crap like Roller Coaster Tycoon, The Sims 2, etc. He's not into action games.

    I'm going to try to coerce him into getting a 6600GT or AT LEAST a 9700 Pro.
     
  25. P07r0457

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    then it's not a gaming rig...
     

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