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    i am trying to get hold of a pc thats pretty cheap but does its and recommendations of where to look. i want something that will basically play BF2 well and have the basic stuff like word etc. Preferably a full package as well

    Thanks alot if you can help


  • #2
    Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

    Buy parts from newegg, build it yourself. For a budget gaming PC, you're looking at getting an AMD XP 3000+ system with 2GB PC3200, and a Geforce 6600GT. You can build a system at that level for around $1000 from scratch. (sans monitor and WinXP, usually)

    The downside is that you won't be able to upgrade it very far (you can build for video card upgradability by going PCI-e if you want). The upside is that it'll still play the newest games at decent levels for atleast 2 years. If you have another $500 or so, you can go with an amd64 system that can be upgraded at a later date. If you plan on doing a whole system rebuild every 3-4 years anyway, you mightaswell stick with the $1000 build, IMO.
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    • #3
      Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

      look at my thread "I think this is the final comp, DONT CHANGE IF NOT NEEDED TY", and take a look at my comp and work from there



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      • #4
        Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

        Ninja's Crazy AMD Budget Gaming System!

        Mobo - Asus A8N-E (socket 939 amd64 PCI-e) $119
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530
        CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice - $146
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
        GPU - Gigabyte PCI-e 6600GT - $146.50
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125156
        RAM - Patriot PC3200 1GB modules, 2-3-2-5 - $261.56
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220045
        Power Supply - Fortron 500W for AMD64 systems - $97.99
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
        Sound Card - Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 - $77 after rebate
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102171
        Case - Any ATX case will do you, price ranges from $45-$200 depending on what style and case material desired.
        HDD - Seagate 160GB SATA - $91.99
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034
        Rom Drive - Lite-On DVD-burner - $42.99
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106988

        That's essentially your core PC. Total price (shipped) from newegg at current listing prices:
        $983.03, + whatever you spend on the case, monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard, and OS.

        And you could upgrade everything on that PC significantly. And of course all parts (except the HDD I think) are retail, and come with mnfg warranties. You could also save money by buying cheaper brands for some of that, I went with the PC I'd build for that price range.
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        • #5
          Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

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          • #6
            Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

            btw i waslooking at PSs and the only reason to buy a 120 buck PS is so that when there is a power surge yor comp doesnt explode. i have a surge protector for that



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            • #7
              Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

              ALSO i forgot to add please make any corrections so taht the price goes down, if somehting is uneccesary. ty



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              • #8
                Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

                If you think your $2000 computer is going to be protected by a $10 surge protector, then by all means, do whatever you want. I actually ahve about 10 different reasons for buying a good, quality PSU, Surge issues being one of the 10.

                I will, however, point out a quote from our good friend Murphy:

                A $300 picture tube will protect a .10 fuse by blowing first.
                a.k.a. NinjaPirateAssassin
                Celibacy is not Hereditary.
                Everybody should believe in something - I believe I'll have another drink.
                Happiness is like wetting your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth.
                Flying is easy, Just throw yourself at the ground and miss!

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                • #9
                  Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

                  Originally posted by Spyder
                  Buy parts from newegg, build it yourself. For a budget gaming PC, you're looking at getting an AMD XP 3000+ system with 2GB PC3200, and a Geforce 6600GT. You can build a system at that level for around $1000 from scratch. (sans monitor and WinXP, usually)

                  The downside is that you won't be able to upgrade it very far (you can build for video card upgradability by going PCI-e if you want). The upside is that it'll still play the newest games at decent levels for atleast 2 years. If you have another $500 or so, you can go with an amd64 system that can be upgraded at a later date. If you plan on doing a whole system rebuild every 3-4 years anyway, you mightaswell stick with the $1000 build, IMO.
                  A grand will easily get you and 64, just forget the 2gb of RAM and that way you can get a 64 3000+ and a mobo with PCI-e, with a 6600gt for around $1000. If you want i could get you a list of specific parts.BTW, screw word, get openoffice. Free and it can export and edit word's file format.
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                  • #10
                    Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

                    I just wanted to point out two things:

                    1. The original poster is in the UK, so none of these NewEgg links are going to do him much good...

                    b) The power supply for your computer does MUCH more than protect your PC from electrical surges. If you don't care to believe this, then go ahead and buy a $20 PSU and maybe you'll get lucky and it'll work for a while before frying your mainboard...
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                    • #11
                      Re: what would you recommend for a gaming pc

                      Originally posted by CingularDuality
                      I just wanted to point out two things:

                      1. The original poster is in the UK, so none of these NewEgg links are going to do him much good...

                      b) The power supply for your computer does MUCH more than protect your PC from electrical surges. If you don't care to believe this, then go ahead and buy a $20 PSU and maybe you'll get lucky and it'll work for a while before frying your mainboard...
                      That's why i specified Antec cases than come with ANTEC PSU's. Because other cased with PSU's included give you the cheap crap.If you want a really nice dedicated one get an OCZ Modstream 450, i have the 520 and it's great, but you could get along great with 450w.
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