Hi I am building a buget gaming computer and would like product recomendations.
The only things I have decided on are the case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156140
and it will probably have an AMD CPU.
4th October 2004
With only $ 600 it might be smarter to just go for a package deal instead of trying to build custom... Just buying everything separately will build up and eat away at your budget. But, if you're dead set on building custom, I suggest 1 48x CD Drive (here's a good deal for 1 which doubles as a DVD: http://accessories.gateway.com/AccessoryStore/PC+Accessories_316441/Drives+_A1_+Storage_316507/DVD+Drives_316511/DVD_D1_ROM+Drives_316524/11759350_ProdDetail?cm_ven=FRO&cm_ite=Internal_IDE_16X_DVD_/_48X_CD-ROM_Drive_with_CyberLink_Software&sg=hm&ph1=8882000634)
A few sticks of DDR RAM (Start with 512 RAM, and work up with extra money. RAM is often discounted in sales at places like Best Buy)
I'll leave the MoBo and the Vid Card to more technological members, I couldn't tell you the best available item for your budget...
Thanks but I forget to say I already have a DVD drive.
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8th February 2004
Alright, I built my current system with 600 dollars. Its a great system (just have a few kinks to work out with heat management, because of some rather annoying little quirks in my build, but nothing horrible) I'm basically running what most people would call "crap", but I'm a solid believer that old technology is good technology, because not only is what I got very cheap, it has lasted me pretty well with any of the newer games. I know you want AMD, but lets just show you what I ended up getting. Intel Pentium 4 3.20E Ghz Prescott 478Pin, 1Mb L2 Cache HT enabled Asus P4P800S-X 1Gb (2x512) GeIL Valu-RAM (can run dual channel, however, my current motherboard, which I did not notice, doesn't support Dual channel :( ) ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Aluminum case (great case, very light, very well made, has some awesome reviews as well, but its rather spendy in a 600 budget) 120Gb WesternDigital 7200RPM HDD SATA I didn't get a video card at the time, because my 5600 Ultra was still going strong, till it decided it was done, and cooked itself. I now have a eVGA 6600GT 128mb AGP8X. Its awesome. Chances are, unless you cut back largely in other areas, you won't get a damn fine CPU as well as a GPU. You have to cut in one or the other, because a good CPU is gonna run you 200+, usually 250. Same idea if you want a good GPU. Thats 300 dollars gone already, if you got an eVGA 6600GT, but then you've still gotta get your case, RAM, and new HDD (go SATA) and RAM alone will likely run you 100+, so will a HardDrive. You still haven't gotten your mobo, which is gonna run you 60+ for a good one, as well as the case price not being factored in. Don't sweat it though, the people here will get you the good stuff. These guys know their shit, just trust em. I'm just giving you MY point of view, cause I'm a cheap bastard, and won't spend more than I have to. lol
I love people, they taste good
9th July 2005
just threw this together
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128301 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103603 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144233
$583 (minus shipping)
I'm too cool to Post
16th November 2005
a $600 system is definetly do-able.. just gotta shop around and by all means use whatever resources that are available online to research certail hardware..
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Look around for these components on sites you know:
> AMD Athlon64 3000+ Socket 939 > 1GB generic DDR PC3200 RAM > Any motherboard with the following features: Socket 939, 4xDIMM slots, => 4 USB slots, => 2 SATA ports, 1xPCIe x16 slot, and optional: nForce 4 or the Abit equivelant I can never remember. > nVidia GeForce 6600GT with at least 128Mb of FAST RAM (eg. DDR3) > 160-200Gb SATA 7200RPM 8Mb hard drive > Some case fans > Your case
That should be pretty cheap. If you don't have a Windows CD, then throw on an extra £60/$100 for a new OEM licence.
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24th January 2005
RevenLook around for these components on sites you know: > AMD Athlon64 3000+ Socket 939 > 1GB generic DDR PC3200 RAM > Any motherboard with the following features: Socket 939, 4xDIMM slots, => 4 USB slots, => 2 SATA ports, 1xPCIe x16 slot, and optional: nForce 4 or the Abit equivelant I can never remember. > nVidia GeForce 6600GT with at least 128Mb of FAST RAM (eg. DDR3) > 160-200Gb SATA 7200RPM 8Mb hard drive > Some case fans > Your case That should be pretty cheap. If you don't have a Windows CD, then throw on an extra £60/$100 for a new OEM licence.
yeah, pretty much what i was going to say. might be able to sneak up to a 3200+ they are dropping in price by a lot
Ok this is what I have picked out:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811156140 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813123257 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814150118 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103424 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16837102151
I have already have a DVD drive, hard drive, and RAM.
What do you think?
And thanks for all your help. :)