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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by fashioso, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. fashioso New Member

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    I want to build a mid gaming but im out of money, i only have $700 dlls, i need the system and the monitor too with that money, i guess is not too much but that all i have for now.

    i though to get one of those phenom 2 x3, the one that cost 120 dlls at the egg.... the x3 710
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103648
    well i know is not too much money but i think i can build something with that money

    any advice or comments will be welcome!

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    AMD Athlon x2 5200 @ 2.96
    ASUS M3A
    ZeroTherm BFT90
    Wintec 2GB DDR2 80000
    Audigy 2 ZS
    2 x 250GB Seagate SATA HDD's
    CM690 Case
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    joytime360 New Member

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    Well maybe you can get more memory, and with around $100 you can get a 19" monitor ATM.
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    If you got $700, you can upgrade your system and still keep some cash. You already got a good case, and decent everything else, so you have a nice start.

    Definately get that PII 710. It OCs like crazy so it will be really nice and fast. CPU cooler and mobo look good enough. (make sure your mobo supports PIIs. better safe than sorry) Another 2GB of DDR2-800 can't hurt either. Then you need a graphics card. How a bout a 4850? It's pretty cheap and really fast. As for a monitor, I've seen 22in LCDs goin for under $200, so I'd definately get a 22in one.
  4. fashioso New Member

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    Well i wasnt thinking in upgrade my actual computer, what i wanted was a new system so i can invite someone to came and play against. But now i can probably upgrade and keep the older parts for a future system. My 8800gt can do almost everything, i even play crysis on 1200 x 1024 a high settings and i feel the game pretty good.

    another ideas??

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    Ok, you want a whole system. No problem:

    Antec 300 - $50
    OCZ StealthXStream 500W (not my first choice tho) - $60-20=40
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4 - $115
    AMD Phenom II X3 710 - $120
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - $36-10
    Corsair DDR2-800 2x2GB - $55-30=25
    Sapphire 4850 -$150
    Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB (single platter!) - $65
    LG DVD Burner - $25

    Total is ~$640-60=580 for the box. I would strongly advise you to get a monitor larger than 19in. Keep your eyes open for some good deals of 22in LCDs and in TPU's Buy/Sell section. If you do decide to get a 19in LCD, change the graphics to a 4830 because the 4850 is overkill for such a small resolution.
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    Well im from New zealand, and $700 N.Z. dollars would get you a very low speced DELL
    Unless you were abit savi, then youd hunt trade me for second hand bits, and may be put somthing together half decent ish
  7. fashioso New Member

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    Well i think i will buy something similar to what angelkiller just told, but since i love my CM690, id like the new parts to be on it.

    just a question... what is single platter? you wrote that on the hard drive, is it better?
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    I would love to help but right now I'm at school on
    My I-pod. So I will add my advice later.
  9. angelkiller

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    That hard drive is part of Seagate's most recent series of hard drives, the 7200.12 series. Basically put, all 500GB is on one single platter inside the drive. This makes the data squished really close together and when you want to access the data, you don't have to go very far, which makes the drive very fast. It's a good thing. This is probably the fastest drive you can buy right now. (except for the velociraptor)

    Imagine you're in a classroom with a bunch of kids. You want to find one of them but you don't know where he's sitting. If they're all in their desks, you have to look around the whole classroom to find that kid. What if you take the kids and make them all stand in a corner. Now, when you want to find a kid, you just have to look in the corner. You barely have to move your head because they're all right in front of you. So then you will find the kid faster. Does that make sense or does that make things more confusing?
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    you can get an awesome system for what you got...

    keep + Raid your 250 GB sata HDD's for a boost...
    get a new 20"-22" monitor...
    get a phenom II 920
    a 2x2GB of ram for a total of 6GB
    and a 4850 X2:D
    (list your powersupply so we know and you dont get a system that will pop on the first press of the button.

    That comes out to $655 total.
    [​IMG]
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  11. fashioso New Member

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    Well, as i told angelkiller i want another rig to have lanpartys on my house phanbuey.
    but thanks for the reply, i have my doubts.... since i posted the discussion here im thinking to do an upgrade and keep the old parts for a future upgrade.

    my complete system is

    AMD Athlon x2 5200 @ 2.96
    ASUS M3A
    ZeroTherm BFT90
    Wintec 2GB DDR2 80000
    Audigy 2 ZS
    2 x 250GB Seagate SATA HDD's
    CM690 Case
    Corsair 450W PSU
    ACER 20 inches LCD Monitor
    Logitech 5.1 speakers
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  12. r9

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    @angelkiller
    That is very nice setup you have chosen. And if he wants to save little more money so he can get 22" he can switch that 4850 for 4830 that would be carefully chosen that can overclock better than sapphire. And that is not too hard to do taking in to account that sapphire 4850 is bad overclocker.
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  14. lilkiduno New Member

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    well if your wanting to build a whole new system monitor and all
    [​IMG]
    it has everything included except a OS. Speakers, Mouse, keyboard, monitor, and tower!

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