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    I really need to get a system built and stop playing on my laptop. Problem is I am broke.... so what can I build that will run Joint Ops, DC, probably GR once I find my CD decently without setting me back to far. Any feedback would be apreciated.



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    Re: Building a new system

    Well I play all those games on my system here's a quick rundown

    ACPI Motherboard with a Pentium 4 2.0
    512 megs of ram
    Nvidia 5600 256meg FX video card
    Soundblaster live 5.1 sound card
    Samsung CD-R/RW
    Samsung CD-ROM
    Basic full tower case
    KDS XFlat pannel 21" Monitor
    Logitech Softouch keyboard
    Logitec Optical MX 310 5 Button Mouse

    Motherboard ran me $600 with prossessor Installed /Video Card was $150 at wallmart Soundcard was $49 at staples and the Monitor was $99 on sale at Wallmart also A case will run you minimum of about $60 and drives are wicked cheap right now $60 on up..... The ram was $100 at Staples. Keyboard and mouse $30 each at Staples...

    You could build a decent Game system for $1600 Easy Minimum $1500

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    • #3
      Re: Building a new system

      I think you could be just over the $1000 mark if you shopped around, especially if you already have a few things e.g. mouse, keyboard, opperating system, software etc.
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      • #4
        Re: Building a new system

        True... I pretty much jsut need a killer tower, have all the mouse, keyboard,monitor and so on. I do need a joystick though... I can spread 1k out and make it happen I think, thanks for the feedback.



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        • #5
          Re: Building a new system

          Originally posted by wwwMEMORYnet
          I really need to get a system built and stop playing on my laptop. Problem is I am broke.... so what can I build that will run Joint Ops, DC, probably GR once I find my CD decently without setting me back to far. Any feedback would be apreciated.
          Post what your current specs are. We might be able to figure out a way to change just a few parts to get your machine game ready.
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          • #6
            Re: Building a new system

            Originally posted by asch
            Post what your current specs are. We might be able to figure out a way to change just a few parts to get your machine game ready.

            ... I have a Thinkpad laptop. And one of my memory slots just stopped working... nothing to do that I am aware of



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            • #7
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              Oh, so you need to build a complete tower? What's your budget?
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              • #8
                Re: Building a new system

                Originally posted by CingularDuality
                Oh, so you need to build a complete tower? What's your budget?
                I need to build a whole new tower... I dont really have a budget right now. I want to get an idea of what it will cost to get it going so that I can spread it out over the next month or two (or three if I have to). I have a system from work I am going to try to use, its a little mini tower but I think it is faster than my laptop. With only 512 RAM and a crap video card the lag is taking the fun out of DC for me. My TKs have gone up and my frags have gone down. I try to defend but if someone get within 20 feet of me the game lags.... So I am jsut trying to figure out my options.



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                • #9
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                  i not too sure on whats best in the US but i used newegg to price this up......im guessing you will be ok for memory though? :p

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                  • #10
                    Re: Building a new system

                    so, what do you need?

                    case? PSU?
                    monitor?
                    gfx card?
                    MB?
                    ram?
                    CPU?

                    is there anything u can use from your old setup?

                    hmm and i dont like how newegg works...its all clutterd and hard to use. What other online shops you lot use over there?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Building a new system

                      Originally posted by Overlag
                      so, what do you need?

                      case? PSU?
                      monitor?
                      gfx card?
                      MB?
                      ram?
                      CPU?

                      is there anything u can use from your old setup?

                      hmm and i dont like how newegg works...its all clutterd and hard to use. What other online shops you lot use over there?
                      I have a laptop that is mine. I do have monitor, keyboard, mouse though. And a CDR for a tower. I need everything else. But yeah I think I can find the mem for a good price if I look real hard ;)

                      case
                      PSU
                      gfx card
                      MB
                      CPU

                      ... I think I might sell my street bike so I have some cash. I finally got the pink today for it and I am not sure what to do. I really want to ride it.... but I think I will get more use out of a good PC, gaming and work wise. Anyone want to trade a System for a 96 Katana 600? :)



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                      • #12
                        Re: Building a new system

                        Originally posted by Overlag
                        hmm and i dont like how newegg works...its all clutterd and hard to use. What other online shops you lot use over there?
                        www.NewEgg.com owns you.

                        But I also use www.essencompu.com and have heard good things about www.ZipZoomFly.com

                        I've also had good experiences at www.compuplus.com and www.axiontech.com

                        BUT, when searching for prices for planning/comparison, I ALWAYS use www.pricewatch.com.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Building a new system

                          i dunno...i just found new egg hard to find things....each to there own i guess
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                          • #14
                            Re: Building a new system

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                              Re: Building a new system

                              or if you dont wana spend that much......

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                              a good "entry" level PC.......
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