OT help me build a budget PC...(with cliffs)

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  1. manchild

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    OK, i'm going to be honest and say I've got arround 500 to spend on a complete PC (tower only, dont worry about speakers, mouse, keyboard, or monitor).

    I might be able to bump that up a bit, thats about it. I'm going to be using it for games (CS/Half life) and I want to be able to play most games out there, NOT at high resolution and best settings, I play stuff at lower to medium settings.

    Also will use it for minor photoshoping, and other than that just AIM, web and word processing. I've finally got about 350ish, and I think/ hope I can get the rest as a birthday present.

    I'm at ground zero, however I would like to have AMD, and socket 939, and atleast 512MB of ram.

    AS far as cases, I'd like something that is simple and plain and functions. I can deal with a clear simple clean side window, but I cant do all of these ailenware wannabees with LEDS all over.



    Thanks


    CLIFFS: Build me an AMD PC for arround 500 that can handle most games at low resolution and is a good general browser.
     
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    doesnt matter if you just post one or two parts, just post suggestions. I've got a general idea as far as stuff goes, but I have no idea about the new processors and what mobos are good etc etc.
     
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  4. NPH

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    the new MaximumPC has an article on a budget $300 PC.. they went with Linux for the software, but since your budget is $500, Windows shouldn't be a problem for you.
     
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    thanks a ton. Thats the processor I was going to use, but I had no idea on mobo, ram and PSU.

    Looking at all of the links and totalling it up.
     
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    I'll make sure to take a look at that too. I'm assuming u can run windows on a computer built for linux, right?
     
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    The computer is pretty decent. It supports 64-bit software. The only reason they went with Linux was to stay within the $300 budget.
     
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    yeah, well i've already got a legal copy of windows XP, so i'll be using that...


    And, looking at newegg for processor prices, why is the 3200+ Athalon 64 processor 12 dollars less than the 3000+ Athalong 64 processor?
    Also the 3200+ comes with free three day shipping..

    Links
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103537


    no rebates, same Venice thingy (want to say core but also dont want to be shut down)

    Just wondering. Also the 3000+ has a 1 per customer limit, and the 3200+ has a 20 per customer limit.


    And lastly, what "core" (idk, the name) is this
    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail~dpno~550579~Action~Detail.asp

    like, venice or what not, isnt one better than the other?
     
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