Good gaming computer on a budget?

By soulja234
Jan 24, 2009
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  1. m looking for a decent gaming desktop around $750, give or take a few $. I dont really know how to build a computer from scratch so Im kinda looking for one at like a store. Any Ideas?

    Here are some im looking at..

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9075715&type=product&id=1218016140886

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9174261&type=product&id=1218044028199

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9168205&type=product&id=1218041999474

    Im not to good with processors and motherboards i was just looking at the ram&HHD. Im not sure what a decent video card is anymore.

    Any help would be amazing. The more links to better computers the better
  2. piggah

    piggah Newcomer, in training Posts: 80

    TOSHIBA makes great, and cheap gaming computers. I never thought so till I saw almost everyone I see at the public gaming grounds over here had a toshiba so I started asking around. I would order one off the internet tho call the company and find out what they've got. Tell them how much you've got to spend and they'll most likely help you. I also heard acer makes good gaming laptops if that's what your looking for..

    I was speaking of all laptops tho because currently that's what i use. Desktops are of course different. Like night and day.
  3. soulja234

    soulja234 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    my Toshiba laptop just died for the 4th time this year. So im looking for a good gaming desktop. The reason im looking for store bought pcs is because i dont own a credit card only cash money ;-)
  4. piggah

    piggah Newcomer, in training Posts: 80

    off the top of my head i can't come up with anything that would be astonding If your looking for a gaming computer that's pre built they usually cost a little bit more than that. I'll make the suggestion even if you don't really want to do it you could make a great system (build it) yourself. Just a suggestion tho.
  5. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Posts: 256

    you could try tigerdirect.com

    im not sure where you live so yeah...

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4400017&Sku=B69-1001

    the link above seems decent, with 750 im sure you can buy alot

    the only thing is that i dont think its prebuilt but i think you can ask the tiger direct people to build it for you for an extra fee

    and one more, it needs a cpu cooler which you could ask tigerdirect to add one into

    and lastly, a dvd drive

    which should be around 750
  6. colosus70

    colosus70 Newcomer, in training

    try search engines such as google and yahoo, you can also buy good 2nd hand ones
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    I recommend buying from CyberPowerPC, using the AMD configurator here, with these core parts:
    • Sigma Gaming Orca Mid-Tower 400W Case
    • 650 Watts Power Supplies - Corsair CMPSU-650TX - Quad SLI Ready
    • AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
    • GigaByte GA-MA74GM-S2 740G Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/ATI 2100 Graphic,GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
    • 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory - Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader
    • ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E 16X 512MB Video Card
    You can choose anything else from the other parts as per your discretion. I recommend adding a fan or two for the case however, but leave the CPU HSF as stock. You will get excellent gaming performance with this configuration with all the image quality options maxed out, at any resolution upto 1680x1050.
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