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Xazax's Build me a Budget gamer machine

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Xazax, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Xazax

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    I figure i'd give this a try, im asking you guys.. here on TPU To build me a machine, basically Pick parts out for a full build and build me a virtual machine!

    Parts needed...
    Case
    motherboard
    CPU
    HDD
    PSU
    DVD/CD-ROM
    Graphics Card
    CPU Heatsink

    Dont need...
    Monitor
    OS
    Keyboard/mouse

    AMD or Intel, Nvidia or ATI what ever offers the best deal that's fine But this is a budget Gaming rig, so value and parts count.

    $500~ Including shipping and Tax(since i live in California, zip 95757)

    Any E-tailer like newegg.com, zipzoomfly, buy.com, TigerDirect, and even local stores like Frys electronics(i have one near me) and Bestbuy/circuity.


    O yeah and the person who comes up with the best price per performance machine

    WINS $50 or 50 off an item in my FS thread

    Now im doing this because i want to give back to TPU for being such a great online community, seriously you guys rock :rockout: :toast:

    Some Rules.......

    The contest will close Friday March 7(2 weeks)
    You must be a resident of TPU that means 500+ Posts, no 0/0 are allowed
    Now im am going to have to limit this to the CON US only... sorry Canada and Europe.
    $50 will be Paypal'ed If you dont have Paypal, ill send a USPS MO.

    Now off and find those computer parts!
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  2. Xazax

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    Budget Gaming Rigs So far....

    Zithe
    https://secure.newegg.com/NewMyAcco...m/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=12482588

    Price: 512 Shipped/tax

    Barbaric Soul

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=11992928

    Price: $519 Shipped/tax

    JrRacingFan

    AMD+ATI
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9234651

    Price:$510 shipped/tax

    AMD+Nvidia
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=6240949

    Price:$510 shipped/tax

    Intel+ATI
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=9995312

    Price:$510 shipped/tax

    Intel+Nvidia
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=6240969

    Price:$510 shipped/tax

    ShadowFold
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=14847427

    Price: 505 Shipped/tax

    Surwasmai

    CoolerMaster Case - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119161

    WD 250GB SATA - $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136010

    AsRock CF board - $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157139

    PowerColor 4830 Video Card - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131129

    OCZ Fatal1ty 550W PSU - $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022
    4GB USB drive free with PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227145

    4GB GSkill 8500 mem - $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

    Liteon DVD Burner - $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106287

    Last is the proc
    Kuma 7750 - $67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300
    (Don't need HS, stock HS that comes with the proc is good enough for OCing)

    Total with shipping + tax comes to $519.46. Mail Rebates - $35.

    Assuming you get your rebates your grand total will be $484.46

    phanbuey
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1229903&postcount=32

    Cost: $548
    $485 including Tax and Shipping
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  3. zithe

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  5. Xazax

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    Barbaric your 200 over budget, i made the Budget a little more noticble in case people were missing it, needs to be 500ish including shipping and tax
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    AHHH, missed that. Ok, I'll edit that list then
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    edit done, price is now at $499.93

    damn sales tax for Cali. still need to shave off $60
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    ok, it's under $500 shipped to your door step.
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    Edited out my wish lists. Most items were OoS
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    $521.58 total shipped


    Networking: Integrated Gigabit Network Adapter
    Software: DOS
    Accessories: 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
    Components: No Firewire Card Selected
    Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM 3G SATA II Hard Drive
    Components: Integrated High-Def Audio
    CD/DVD Drives: 20X DVD+R/RW-R/RW Dual Layer Drive
    Power Supplies: 500 Watt Power Supply
    Video / Graphics Cards: ATI Radeon HD3650 1GB PCIe (2 DVI)
    Accessories: Micro ATX Chassis Base
    Processors: Intel Core2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz 3M 1066MHz Processor
    Memory: 2GB DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Memory (2GB x 1)
    Motherboards: MSI G31M3-F mATX Motherboard
    Case: SystemMax


    The link for the configuration wont work. just message me if your interested. I used TigerDirect.com, they don't charge tax for CA residents.
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    Can I ask you what games you would be playing?
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    If it helps any suraswami, he has a Westinghouse 1680x1050 max res. I'm 80% pretty sure he plays games that are about as demanding as Burnout: Paradise.
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    so CF or SLI then. Thanks that will give me a good idea when picking parts.
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    Ok here you go. Can't make Dual card config, but has room for future expansion.

    CoolerMaster Case - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161

    WD 250GB SATA - $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136010

    AsRock CF board - $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157139

    PowerColor 4830 Video Card - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131129

    OCZ Fatal1ty 550W PSU - $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022
    4GB USB drive free with PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227145

    4GB GSkill 8500 mem - $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

    Liteon DVD Burner - $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106287

    Last is the proc
    Kuma 7750 - $67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300
    (Don't need HS, stock HS that comes with the proc is good enough for OCing)

    Total with shipping + tax comes to $519.46. Mail Rebates - $35.

    Assuming you get your rebates your grand total will be $484.46
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    Liking that build there, suraswami...very nice. :)

    Shame I can't enter..if I'd of won, the money could be donated to TPU as its good to help keep such a useful and polite site running; never know when you'll need help or want to buy some very reasonably priced tech-p0rn! :toast:
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    @Suraswami and Xazax

    Mail in rebates count against your budget? If so, I can soooo rebuild my wish lists.

    @Binge

    That combo not available anymore =/
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    @ Dr. S

    I made a small change to the Intel List....

    Your thoughts?
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    Mobo switch? I like either.

    Very balanced, intelligent build! Well done! :toast:
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    Switched out the retail Biostar+e5200 for an Open Box P5Q Pro+e5400
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    Quite alright by me :p


    How much was the combo and what was it?

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