Looking For A Build

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Reptar, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Reptar

    Reptar Well-Known Member

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    Yea I'm looking for a good build. Nothing to extravagant, might be doing some light gaming, photoshop work, c4d, but mostly just everday use of IM and surfing.
    Budget is about $700 though I can go a bit over. Need everything, monitor,speakers, OS. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    ...waits for OLJ to post an AMD CPU/board...

    admittedly some of his builds especially on the low budget are decent aside form the PSU



    e4400
    2GB RAM
    cheap board
    cheap case
    cheap PSU
    seagate 7200.11 harddrive
    7600GT/x1650XT
    DVD burner


    let me dig some mroe I'll get back to you I'm lazy/sleepy
     
  3. homeboy9

    homeboy9 Senior Member

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    Heres something that might work you'd have to go soundless and use linux tho :P
    Small build

    then again some modification could be possible to include windows but who wants that piece of junk :P
     
  4. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    when the very first company you listed has 1/3 units fail within 2 years
    and the second comany overcharges by around 50%

    I think you begin to loose credibility.
    name one isntance where people here have recomended a combination of parts which don't work(and weren't noobs/were immediately caleld out for it)
     
  5. inverse

    inverse Banned from GR

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    Lenovo = IBM = Win!

    My Lenovo thinkpad is the greatest portable achievement man has to date.

    Also, building yourself is always much better, provided you can get it right. :D
     
  6. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    you do realize that lenovo != IBM... wait guess not.

    see lenovo uses the IBM name. they generate more sales. they pay IBM a percentage.
     
  7. Reptar

    Reptar Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to build it myself mostly just for ----s and giggles but the added fact that I could getter a potentially better system didn't hurt either. So is this what I should look for what Xlink posted? Because I'm gonna be sending these specs to my dad to order for me soon.
     
  8. aaa7z5

    aaa7z5 Well-Known Member

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    To be honest if you arent doing heavy gaming, applications....then you dont need to touch 700$, you can have a great PC for about 3-400$ (no monitor)
    Mid range graphics, dual core CPU (might as well, runs more efficiently than older ones), regular case, whatever...

    Video Card: GeForce 7600GT $89.99
    CPU: Intel E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz $83.99
    Motherboard:ASUS P5VD2-MX SE LGA 775 $59.99

    Those are some good parts....not sure about the motherboard, might want to not skimp in that area, but it all really comes down to your needs, do you want Dual Channel RAM? SLi Compatibility?


    -Hiro
     
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    Motherboard -
    ASUS M2N-E SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131096
    $87.99

    Processor -
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103771
    $139.99

    RAM -
    mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146118
    $67.99

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148261
    $64.99

    Video Card -
    SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102061
    $134.99

    PSU -
    RAIDMAX Hybrid 2 RX-530SS ATX12V 530W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817152028
    $59.99

    DVD Burner -
    LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106049
    $26.99

    CASE -
    NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811146041
    $59.99

    Price - $643
     
  12. Blooper008

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    Swap xelinks mobo with this one and i'd go with his build:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813138075


    Reason I would not go with ohms: c2ds overclock better, crucial ballistix has d9 for sure (better clocker), psu seems to be bad:

    src:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRevie...N82E16817152028

    and dont forget both buils still need a monitor, keyboard and mouse. recommend logitech mx518, fast 17" tft and simple kb.
     

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