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Hello everybody, im new on these forums and i have google to thank for finding my way here:)
Anyways im here to ask a question which i am sure is obvious now because of the thread topic but anyhoo im looking to make a budget gaming rig that will cost around $500-600 canadian. (Hope it's possible and not a challange)
I am no pc wiz but i am slowly learning, so bascially what i am saying is i am looking for a straight forward setup, no need for overclocking just gaming.... Im not looking to play crysis or anything but that doesn't mean downgrade the build because i want some sort of rig that can last me awhile, and perhaps play crysis on high for standards sake + perhaps i will throw in some sli card in the future.

I have also had some trouble with ati products in the past yet i have never tried nvidia cards, that is also where i need your guys help.

So to conclude if anybody is bored enough or eager enough to help i would appreciate it ALOT :D

The sites i will be ordering from are : www.pccanada.com or www.tigerdirect.ca
Though iv'e noticed pccanada had lower prices... the choice is up to you.
Ps:
The setup should Exclude a monitor,keyboard,mouse. I am only in need of
-CPU
-GPU
-MOBO
-PS
-HD
-RAM
-CASE
If the price gets to high pls exclude the case also:p

Thank you in the meantime if you decide to read this and help me out :toast:
 
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WELCOME TO TPU!
Did you want to go AMD or Intel, because if you want to go AMD I have two motherboards and a 9550 quad I might be willing to sell. PM me if you're interested.
As for GPU, it seems like people with 9600GSOs are getting some crazy specs out of them when they OC, so if you're willing to give that a try it might be worth $100
 

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i dont know maybe you will like


 

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or this

 

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Damn nice video card in both of those, I can vouch for the 9600GT in the second. OCed it's unstoppable, the 48XX is going to give you more graphics power though.
 

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Wow these forums really rock, really quick responses thanks a lot !!
Everybody's setup looked pretty good but on my budget i think i liked freakshows last one with the 9800 the best. How do you all think that setup will perform with todays games ?
Such as cod4, Gow, Hellgate London etc... ?
Mind you im upgrading from a pentium 4 agp system, this should blow it out of the park amirite lol ?
I really want high steady fps while gaming, my p4 while gaming would have huge fps drops from like 35 to 4 fps at times..ticked me off
Thanks again !
 
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on my last list all those game should beable to max it out

it comes with
Q6600 quad core
Nvidia 9600GT 512
250Gig HD
2gigs of DDR2667
 

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Fantastic, before i go i was just wondering with that last rig you listed for me will it still be a nice piece to work off of in the future? For example if i want to add another 9800 or replace cpu , ram etc ? Will the mobo withstand? ALSO lol... not that i can say i know much about comparing v cards but i hear 8800 versions are better then the 9600's is this true and are the prices similar.
 
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should last a long time oh lol its a 9600GT not 9800 ;)


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i dont really know which is better never had a 9600GT but i did have a 8800GTS (G90) its was pretty fast

i dont know if that board can SLI tho
 
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not that i can say i know much about comparing v cards but i hear 8800 versions are better then the 9600's is this true and are the prices similar.
If you're going to run a single card an 8800GT would edge out a 9600GT by like 5%, but if you plan on going SLi down the road you'll get alot more out of 2 9600GTs than 2 8800GTs.
 

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If you're going to run a single card an 8800GT would edge out a 9600GT by like 5%, but if you plan on going SLi down the road you'll get alot more out of 2 9600GTs than 2 8800GTs.
Alright cool, i can deal with 5% with on card for now :rockout:
 

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lol well just switch out the 9600 with the 9800
 
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yes that was damn nice find i was like whats he sayin that 240, then boom 179, that's pretty wild. hmmm if only Hd 4870's get that kind of drop in next 3 weeks. i'm getting one. those are nice rigs for good price, is that mobo he's getting a P45? if so his setup will be almost as good as mine, cept for ram. dam my rig cost me 1450 last dec, prices have dropped soooo much these last couple of months. but yea i'd definetly go with what boogah and freak found for you. though the only thing i'd look at also is the HD 4850 which will save u 10 bucks, plus free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102747
this is the benchmarks they're split, but only on qauke 4 and ut 3 doe the 9800GTX win, the rest the HD 4850 trumps the GTX+
u'll want to look at hte blue bars obviously
http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/article.jsp?print=1&article_id=91966&cat_id=537
though i take back what i said, these benchmarks show the opposite with 9800GTX on top
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_radeon_hd_4850_geforce_9800_gtx+/page9.asp
so more or less, a lil more performance for the 10bucks, or content with being a lil slower and randomly a lil faster saving 10 bucks :D haha decisions when buying pc parts
and then there's htis which would bounce u back towards the 4850
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.p...ask=view&id=198&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=6
and again HD 4850(i'm finding all these cause i'm looking between HD 4870 and GTX 260 for myself haha)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964-7.html
 
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you'll get physx and better framerates in crysis if you ever get in to it with the GTX

funny how the regular gtx is better at 3dmark06 than the gtx+

+ can SLI with another one and almost get performance of the GTX280...

well you can always crossfire buh yah...

plus he's in canada their pricing is a lil more.
 

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^ hehe yeah, thanks for that research, but i think im gonna go ahead and stick with the 9800, iv'e had 3 ati cards in the past and i really want to try out a new brand :laugh: Plus, that card will equal out to just over $200 here, and im here on a tight budget.
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haha yes i thought the same, AWESOME website have been glad i found it last yr. has helped me on many things and still is :toast: well either card will be a good choice and as said before MASSIVE improvement over your previous system so you should be happy either way u go. good luck:nutkick:
 

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yah that's the setup i posted above ^___~