Building A Pc.. Need Some Opinion.

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  1. Shock

    Shock Well-Known Member

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    Building a gaming PC for a client. My budget is under $600. Nothing really.. high-end gaming.. Just, good.

    Only essentials are SLI motherboard, NVIDIA video card, AMD AM2/AM2+ processor.

    This is my first gaming PC build, so I need a gamers opinion.

    Here's what I've came up with so far:

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131323
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103773
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227199
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150316
    Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDet...st=Combo.164158

    It's kind of a quick thrown together build, so point out any errors I've overlooked.

    I'm open to ideas.. so if you want, suggest a build.. Just keep it under $600.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: Sorry, forgot to add up the price of that. It's about $526 after shipping and one $20 rebate.
     
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    $600 for a gaming pc? o_O!

    Mine cost $3000 lol
     
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    Did you build it yourself? If the answer is no, then that's why.
     
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    I built mine and it cost ~2000 in the end ;D

    Most of what you've got looks decent (for the budget it's great) except your CPU is VERY BAD. Not much of an AMD fan myself but I can tell by the price alone that it's really no good.
     
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    I congratulate you on your over-expensive rig that will be outdated in six months time.

    A couple months ago I did a price check on the most expensive parts I could find, how many I could throw in there, and basically max out everything. I really couldn't break $1,500 when I tried; mind you this was when quad cores were kinda new, and the new 260's were out from NVidia.
     
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    AMD sucks.
     
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    scarletham Well-Known Member

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    In regards to being outdated, I'd estimate a full year of complete domination off of my current setup ($2000), and then slowly upgrading over time. However, if you drop a huge amount of cash on an Alienware of something ----ty, that's another story...
     
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    Thanks! I dunno, I'd prefer an over-expensive rig that's will "outdated" in six months time, to a 'affordable' rig that will be outdated in 1 month =)
    Most of the price was graphics card alone, I got the 8800GTX the day it came out =/, bad choice there I will admit but hey.
     
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    Well, I've always said it's not about how much you spend, it's how much you get for your money. Generally a $1000 rig will start to fail/stop performing adequately about the same time as a $2000 machine.
     
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    My affordable rig would blow your expensive-ware computer out of the water. Not to mention, my parts were newer, more efficient, and still costed less.
     
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    Curious about your specs? To be honest for the most part what you said isn't true but I'm curious to see what you've got ;]
     

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