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Cheap gaming rig for my buddy

ShadowFold

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#1
I built one for my other friend a week ago and I keep getting more of my friends into PC gaming :rockout:

Hes gonna sell his 360 and all his games for 650$ to some guy on craigslist so he told me to put a computer together with 50$ to spare to for the Orange Box and I put this together, just make suggestions and help me make it better :)

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147073

160gb Seagate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148230

Biostar 770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138102

Palit 9600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261002

DVD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135151

Corsair 450w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003

A-DATA 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211066

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103242

Xigmatek HDT Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001

thats 575$ after shipping so making something a little more expensive is ok.
 

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#2
dump the 9600GT and spend an extra $25 on the 8800GT
 

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#3
There 40$ more.
 

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#4
its worth it though.
 

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#5
he wouldnt have enough for orange box then...
 

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#6
9600GT/8800GT almost the same card.
 

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idk about that =/ it would sure cost more tho. I wouldnt buy him a DS3L after what it did to me...
 

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#10
Yea, it's definitely a performance increase from the 8800GT, but you need a high-res monitor to take advantage of it so the 9600GT is fine. If you want to spice things up for overclocking (I'm assuming since you're buying a cooler), then spend an extra 10 bucks to either go with a 5000+ BE or an Intel P35 + e2xx0 combo. Both once overclocked will be faster than that 5400+.
 

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#11
9600GT/8800GT almost the same card.
That;s, what I thought too, but on my highest clocks with both cards, I consistently came up 1000 pts. higher on the 8800GT.
 
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#12
I would get the ati card=better quality and drivers, and comes with 3dmark advanced and a free game!! also that psu seems shoddy just because it's stamped with corsair doesn't make it good.
 

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#13
Phil, I agree with you to a point on the ATi card. I bet anything HD3850 or above would be nice enough tho.

I don't agre with you on Corsair tho, the PSU would work just fine.
 
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#14
true it is an amd build