View Full Version : Gone Buy New Comp Need Help!

09-21-2005, 06:35 PM
Hey guys im gone buy a new computer this weekend but i dont kno which on is good and i want it under $400-500 cuze i gota spend my own money my parents think im old enuff to buy ---- lol(18) BTW can someone give me links to sites or tell me which one is the best. I want a computer that will work fast even if i download Warcraft adobe cs2 fonts, brushes and all that ---- but i want it to still run faster!!! can anyone help!!

09-21-2005, 06:37 PM
Do you just need the system itself or a full system with monitor & all? If you need a full system you would be spending the full $500 guaranteed.

09-21-2005, 06:39 PM
mine is great, fast, tons of memory, its real nice, it was about 900 canadian so u might be able to afford something like it but idk, its a Gateway 831 GM i recomend it, even tho i usually don tlike gateways too much. Dell could be a good way to go if your low on money :).

09-21-2005, 06:44 PM
i want a real good one and full set and under 500 or something

09-21-2005, 06:44 PM
Goin custom is always better..but idk about that budget..

what do u plan on using this computer for? Gaming, internet, etc. and is it really gonna be a gamin pc or just a few small games like WoW..cuz that dont require a big gfx card anyway

09-21-2005, 06:49 PM
i just want one game on and its War Craft and i wanna use internet also want to do gfxs and ---- and dont want it to go slow

09-21-2005, 06:52 PM
It's going to be really hard to make a full system for about $500. It's do able. I've made systems for about that much with a sytem, monitor, speakers, keyboard & mouse, & printer. I wouldn't go Intel Celeron or AMD Sempron. I would go with a P4 478 pin 2.4Ghz with 1MB of cache & 533 fsb (price $129 boxed cpu). To bad there's hardly any AMD XP available in stock these days. An AMD Barton system would work great for you. I still have a AMD XP 2500 Barton in the house. I'm using it as a dump to download my movies, software, & music.

09-21-2005, 07:36 PM
This one looks good for 8 dollars over ur budget aka 508 USD


09-21-2005, 09:49 PM
ok my recconmendation save up some money and get about 1000 or so and then build it/buy one. for 500 i think that you wouldn't get the computer of ur dreams or nething.

09-21-2005, 10:07 PM
Well if your not doin any games other than Wow all you need is 512 mbs ram and a 2.0+ GHz processor..and like, 64 mb graphics card cuz 32 (like I have...) just sucks

09-21-2005, 10:27 PM
Newegg (http://www.newegg.com) usually ships earlier than expected and is the cheapest place even with shipping prices go there and pick out stuff.

09-21-2005, 11:16 PM
Just be carefull with newegg.com. If you select the cheapest shipping, you usually have a damaged box, sometimes the item is damaged. I have a friend who works there & they get alot of complaints from customers who receive damaged boxes.