Help me put together a computer build for average gaming

By leadpill924
Jan 30, 2008
  1. Since I think it's about time for me to get a better system, my current one is too crappy to be upgrade due to it being AGP. The current specs on it are

    CPU= AMD Athlon 1800+
    RAM= 1024mb
    Video Card= Radeon 9200
    80 GB Hard Drive

    Could someone please put together a build that costs under 800$, and can handle source games and multiple other games on high/medium settings with good fps. I'm not looking for top of the line stuff. Just a good duo core processor, a good video card, that won't cost me a fortune. Now I'm not really good at building them, but I'm pretty sure that there are good sites to guide you through it, so I can give it a try, and if not I'll call the Geek Squad or something. Please include all the stuff I need because I don't want to find out that I need additional stuff when all of it arrived and I will have to wait another few days.
  2. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    No help yet? I need this bigtme.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    What are the specs for your current PSU, hard drive, optical drive, case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and operating system? And will you be reusing anything?
  4. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Nothing worth reusing at all in the actual computer, I can reuse the mouse, keyboard and monitor though. MX518 mouse, original G15 Keyboard, and a 19 inch widescreen monitor with 1440x900 resolution.

    PSU is unknown
    Hard Drive is 80 GB
    Optical Drive is there, but it can burn and read disks, don't know the much details about it
    Case is also old and too cheap to bother reusing
    Operating system is Windows Xp SP2, build 2600 I think
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