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Need a budget gaming pc

By TechGaming
Jul 7, 2009
  1. TechGaming

    TechGaming TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I see ill just got with reds idea then.
     
  2. idunno

    idunno TS Rookie

    now hold on, his links suggest ddr2 ram instead of ddr3 just saying before you sign off on the thing make sure everyone agree's its all in working order

    EDIT: i don't wanna reply again, but seems like a nice cheap rig, can somone check off that his mobo can mount with the premade screw holes
    and also that his PSU has power for the fans on the case. seems like it does, but im just throwing up concerns for the guy without being savvy into the answer.
     
  3. TechGaming

    TechGaming TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    OH i get you hmm well i don't know the answer so i guess lets wait for red....
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

  5. TechGaming

    TechGaming TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    So reds build and add that ddr3 instead of ddr2 and im all set?
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    yup, you're good, post back when you made your purchase and need any help.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    @TechGaming, if you want, replace the CPU in my build with this CPU and get this PSU instead of the Corsair one I recommended earlier. That should leave you with enough for a monitor.
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,913   +92

    my bad, this is the one i should have put in the list, but go with supers, the fastest in that price range. memoryhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,913   +92

    @ Tech,
    the cpu that Rage just mentioned is the same one i mentioned as an option a few times if you really had to get skinny with the bugdet, and i can offer you some hands on advice as I own a 7750BE. it will work for you, however in order to get the performance in gaming, you will probably have to overclock it. I had mine OC to 3.4 Ghz @ 1.41v and it benches similar to an intel E7400.
     
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I like what Red1776 is suggesting... as one of the guys with knowledge and common sense.
    As for the Pricey video graphics, if you are patient, and you subscribe to NewEgg's daily ads, they had "Shell Shockers" that are good deals that do not last. In the past 10 days, they have had three different excellent video graphics cards for $89 or less that might suit you. Perhaps they will have more.
    Also, check with Directron.com and ZipZoomFly, which have good deals unexpectedly for their regular visitors... and strange places such as PCMall sometimes have deals.
    There is often a problem with discounted video graphics though... It can mean the seller has had trouble with them, or the reviews are bad so they are not moving.
    You might find useful the Toms Hardware sites where every so often, the discuss low priced video graphics cards... there are probably some older posts of still great cards that will turn you on.
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    I would also recommend this RAM kit. It runs at a higher frequency, is the same price, and comes with free shipping too, compared to the one recommended by supersmashbrada.

    You do realize that it is difficult (not to mention costly) from a design perspective to decrease memory latency while increasing the frequency? Why do you think low-latency DDR3 costs so much?
     
     
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