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Which one of these is best for gaming?

By smellyfo27
Oct 22, 2009
  1. this: iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 505 Desktop PC - AMD AthlonIIx2 240 Processor, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, 22x DVDRW, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 / Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade

    or...

    this:Visionman WGMI-1NG701 Gaming PC - Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180, 2GB DDR2, 250GB, DVDRW Lightscribe, NVIDIA 9500GT, NO OS, 585 Watts

    i found these both at TigerDirect if you wanna look there to see the specs. i cant post the links yet



    i only have about a $500 limit
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Hi smelly,
    what type of games and at what resolution are you wanting to or expecting to game at?
    BTW welcome to Techspot :)
     
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    that's what i was getting at eventually Rit, don't know if he/she is willing to DIY. :)

    @techno:" the 4830 is being phased out in favor of the 4770
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I certainly hope that the OP sticks to DIY.

    What do you think of the build red? Any improvements at this price point?
     
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I did a build with a similar budget for a friend recently, and was able to cram in a 4830. For about the same price you could even put in a 4850, if that PSU could handle it. I used a different motherboard/cpu combo though:

    GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2

    AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz


    That leaves leaves you with enough for a 4770 or 4850, either of which can be had for about 100$

    And does anyone know what happened to the 4830? Neither Newegg or Tigerdirect supply it anymore.

    Edit:

    I found a 1 gb version of the 4830 for only 78$. For that price you could stay with the original motherboard/cpu combo that Ritwik7 suggested.

    http://www.eworldsale.com/msi-radeo...e-20-x16-hdcp-ready-crossfire_5880_29719.html
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Me too Rit,
    I think that's a great build for that price :) maybe an extra $20 for a 4830/4850 like Techno said as an option.
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    It can be made much cheaper IMO; drop down to an Athlon II X2 245\250, an mATX 740G-based motherboard and grab an HD 4770 with the money saved. You'll still have money left over, and system performance should still be great.
     
  9. smellyfo27

    smellyfo27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    now im mostlikly gonna DIY lol i mostly play flyff right now (i know lame) but my current computer cant handle ne thing else i like. so yeah now im plannen on buildin one. But the only problem is i was planning on using BillMeLater so thats why i was in the $500 range. im not sure if that pay option is avalible for the parts you guys are listing

    Edit:
    i currently have a sparkle GeForce 9400GT PCI i went to micro center and the dude told me thats like the best card i can buy for PCI. i dont have PCI. i was wondering how well that will run a game like flyff then maybe higher end games later
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I think newegg does have a billmelater option...
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    He'll save about $35 - $45. That would be enough to get the HD 4770 I agree. But the PSU needs to be 450W according to the specs on newegg. The Corsair 450VX would be required. Good options Rage.
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Not necessary; the 400CX provides enough power for an HD 4770. Also, the Regor pulls less power than the Callisto CPU.

    The PSU specs are overrated, just in case some ***** tries to run it on a 400W Dynapower and ends up suing the company for damages caused by his own...err...idiocy. ;)
     
  13. JenTok

    JenTok TS Rookie

    I say you could get a little bit more if you build it yourself but if you don't to I would pick.
    iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 505 Desktop PC
    - AMD AthlonIIx2 240 Processor, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, 22x DVDRW, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 / Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade
     
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    If your not going to build it, I would actually choose the other one, but since you are, its mostly irrelevant.
     
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