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OP, whichever way you Go, If you DO go with cList or eBay. Please take your time, and DO NOT buy before your ready. Check the Monitor, or whatever out, and don't be shy to tell the seller your NOT interested. Some good deals CAN e had, although on the other hand MANY terrible ones are waiting as well. If you lived near Me, I'd gladly donate an old Dell CRT, which is in Decent shape. Are you near Massachusetts?

BTW,,,,Deja vu anyone?lol
Wisconsin, so not really. As for building a balanced machine, I already have a laptop for the boring school work and whatnot, so I'm really only interested in being able to run good graphics and high frame rate, without overheating or sounding like a jet turbine. Thanks everyone for your feedback!
 
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You won't be able too at that budget my friend...... run good graphics at high frame rates....
 

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If you are in the US, why not just shop the For Sale section here? While it may not all be brand new, but you can find some great deals on slightly used hardware. You could even set up a Want To Buy thread and see what the fellas offer;)
 

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He's right you know. Trinity is best bang for buck if he wants a brand new system. His only other option is second hand, either way he wont get max graphics.
 
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Btimmy - As stated before, there are plenty of folks on the forum who have systems they no longer really need or use. No need for top of the line gear to have a great game rig and you will not need to run everything on "ultra" to enjoy a game. I have a Silverstone desktop that I built for a contest long ago and I no longer use it for anything. I could build it for you under your budget with a 920 DO, ASUS Maximus III Gene mb, 6GB of decent ram, a GTX 295 video card and a decent size hdd. Mine or someone else's, there is plenty of good hardware out there not being used that could stand a good home





I would look for the best monitor I could afford...that is where the greatest impact in games will be seen. If you prefer a tower I have plenty of those on hand as well. ;)







Decent monitor worth the money... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=7059353&sku=A466-2412
 
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Hey guys,
Thanks for all your feedback! I guess what i should do is decide between buying used or saving up some more so i can get a system with the desired traits, i guess my next question is how much do you guys think a desktop that can run games like wow and guild wars 2 on high graphics would cost? That really is my goal after all and if I need to save some more I would rather do that then get a 500$ system that is just meh like my laptop. Thanks for your continued help!
 
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Tell you what...I'll put that Silverstone together and run some bench's so you will know what to expect out of a similar set-up. Not doing much today...give me a bit. ;)
 
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Change of plans...this is going to be nice. Let's start off with a ASUS Maximus III Gene mb, I7-875K cpu, 4GB of Sector 5 ram and a huge Thermatake Frio cooler. I already know what this is capable of. :D



 
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Sneak peek...DLing Steam atm and I will post some frame rates.

As it sits right now...

Coolermaster Storm case
I7-875K cpu
ASUS Maximus III Gene mb
4GB Sector 5 ram
WD 500GB
GTX 295
Silverstone 1000w psu
LiteOn DVD burner w/Lightscribe
Win 7
(3) 120mm case fans








 
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Got any pics of the 295?
 
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set him up with better than GTX295. no DX11
 
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Got any pics of the 295?

I have two of these...





COD shows a solid 60fps with these settings...nice smooth play.










If this one isnt worth $500 it aint worth a dime. :p











Yours plus the price of shipping if you want it. :toast:
 
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Lol thats not Cod 4 thats black ops,and yes its deff worth 500$,that cpu will handle any thing you throw at it,1kw psu and a good case,graphics card isent that good but its decent and for 500$ you cant really complain.
 
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Op don't be afraid to buy used. Most of my crunching farm came from the f/s section here. There are some really great sellers here and will give you a great deal.
 
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Buy whatever you find for 550$ but if you asked me I would aim most money for a cpu
 

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Here something to give you an idea if you go Intel. This build will play the games you listed. The graphics card isn't that great, but buying a whole gaming rig at once can hurt your pocket.. lol I'd save and get a better card down the road. :toast:

 
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That's a budget gaming rig. And on budget. Most the $ in the CPU. So easy upgrades later and will still do well
 
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I was wrong about the frame rates in that last test...seems it was locked at 60fps. I thought it was awful stable lol. Don't know what the actual was for the GTX 295, but I'm pretty sure it was more than shown.

I've been gaming on a bench rig for the last two years and have grown rather weary of the fan noise as you can imagine. This little build got me to thinking about it and I decided I'm going to make the Storm my permanent gamer. I just threw in two GTX 460's to test it out and it is rather pleasant not hearing all that noise over my sound system.
:p





This one will fit my needs nicely. Sorry OP, you waited to long hehe.







 
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Here something to give you an idea if you go Intel. This build will play the games you listed. The graphics card isn't that great, but buying a whole gaming rig at once can hurt your pocket.. lol I'd save and get a better card down the road. :toast:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121228/Under550.jpg
Lol 9800 GT?,too bad rick isent selling that rig any more its a really good one.
 
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Here something to give you an idea if you go Intel. This build will play the games you listed. The graphics card isn't that great, but buying a whole gaming rig at once can hurt your pocket.. lol I'd save and get a better card down the road. :toast:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121228/Under550.jpg
Glad there's another post here reinforcing the idea of getting an Intel rig. He can find another 50$ and replace the 9800 with a 7770. Everything set.

MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1...
 
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- Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105

- MSI H61M-P31 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

- G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT

- Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive-Bare Drive

- Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

- GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

- DIYPC DIY-5823BK Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 80mm Fan

- Dell E2011H 20" 5ms LED BackLight Widescreen LCD Monitor

Subtotal: $579.92 / FREE 2-Day Shipping


THAT'S A BUDGET GAMING PC

EDIT: Prices taken from newegg website.
 
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I only put the 9800gt to stay as low as possible. There still a lot of life left in that 9800gt and will play the games he listed just fine. Plus it's 256bit not 128bit. I just bought a R7770 for a cruncher and it's a good nice card for 50 more bucks.

- Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105

- MSI H61M-P31 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

- G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT

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- Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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- DIYPC DIY-5823BK Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 80mm Fan

- Dell E2011H 20" 5ms LED BackLight Widescreen LCD Monitor

Subtotal: $579.92 / FREE 2-Day Shipping


THAT'S A BUDGET GAMING PC

EDIT: Prices taken from newegg website.
Not bad. :toast:
 
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This little build got me to thinking about it and I decided I'm going to make the Storm my permanent gamer
So how much you want for the rest of that build? That would make a great little cruncher/folder rig.
 

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I just wanted to add that the first list a showed had 8gb of ram and used SATA3 HardDrive and it has USB3. That made the upgrade down the road easier. I geared that build so all you had to do is add a better graphic card if you had the money to spare. :toast:

Here's an AMD build. Before anyone talks junk about the "Athlon II 640" I have two and they clock well, and do very good for what they are for the price.

 
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I just wanted to add that the first list a showed had 8gb of ram and used SATA3 HardDrive and it has USB3. That made the upgrade down the road easier. I geared that build so all you had to do is add a better graphic card if you had the money to spare. :toast:

Here's an AMD build. Before anyone talks junk about the "Athlon II 640" I have two and they clock well, and do very good for what they are for the price.

http://img.techpowerup.org/121229/Under600259.jpg
7850 CFX? he would probably be better off with a single 660gtx and beefier cpu,plus that 400w PSU wont handle the load.