budget gaming computer

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I am on a budget i wanna make a gaming computer this is wat i have

Case: RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply
CPU: Amp athlon xp 3000 "barton" 400fsb
Mobo: ASRock "K7V88 RAID" VIA KT880 Chipset Motherboard
Ram: Corsair 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
HD: SAMSUNG 160GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive
CDRW: Optorite Black IDE/ATAPI 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive
Video card: ROSEWILL RADEON 9600 Video Card, 256MB DDR
OP: Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition

i have rest.
wat do u think? as i said i am on a budget i only got about 600 and that is wat this cost. any idea of improvment
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alter the vid card...

it was mainstream, but atm, with the next gen out it is laggin badly, get a 9800pro or a 6800NU
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Processor
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 381&depa=1
$162

Motherboard
ASUS "A7V600-X" KT600 Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 486&depa=1
$56

Memory
Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 026&depa=1
$78

Hard Drive
Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD, OEM Drive Only
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 153&depa=1
$117

CD-RW
Lite-On 52X32X52 Internal EIDE CD-RW Drive Black, Model SOHR-5238S Black, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 941&DEPA=1
$21

Video Card
ATI AIW RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, CATV/Video Out/Video In, 8X AGP, Model "ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT" -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 352&depa=1
$189

Case
APEX Beige Mid-Tower Super Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "7C574-115"
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 017&DEPA=1
$22


TOTAL: $645

Note: I really recommend you getting a quality power supply but I couldn't fit it into your budget.
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2 quests tomk

Processor
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 381&depa=1
$162

Motherboard
ASUS "A7V600-X" KT600 Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 486&depa=1
$56

the procceses i chose is 400fsb for luike 30 bucks cheaper

also the mother board u chose can hold up to 3 gb and dont think it has (3xdimm and aint and i dont think it suports dual channel)
one i choose is 10 dollar cheaper has max 4gb (4xdim) and supports dual channel

:brutaldragon

ALSO u gota take shipping which is 40 or so and tax it will be way over 700 after configuring that crap in i only have 600 dollar 650 max WITH shippy hence me saying i am on a budget.

:throwmonitor:

ALMOST forgot to mention u have no operating system tack on another 100 or so u got ur self 800 just a bit (150-200) more than i want to spend good suggestions tho :(
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askldsdklaghj wrote:
2 quests tomk

Processor
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 381&depa=1
$162

Motherboard
ASUS "A7V600-X" KT600 Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU -RETAIL
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 486&depa=1
$56

the procceses i chose is 400fsb for luike 30 bucks cheaper

also the mother board u chose can hold up to 3 gb and dont think it has (3xdimm and aint and i dont think it suports dual channel)
one i choose is 10 dollar cheaper has max 4gb (4xdim) and supports dual channel

:brutaldragon

ALSO u gota take shipping which is 40 or so and tax it will be way over 700 after configuring that crap in i only have 600 dollar 650 max WITH shippy hence me saying i am on a budget.

:throwmonitor:

ALMOST forgot to mention u have no operating system tack on another 100 or so u got ur self 800 just a bit (150-200) more than i want to spend good suggestions tho :(


Is your processor an OEM part? If it is, you'll need to buy a heatsink, fan, and a thermal compound.

I don't know where you're getting your prices, so it's hard for me to tell how much your parts cost and what they include. You will be very hard pressed to put together a gaming rig for under $650 after taxes and shipping.

As for the motherboard, I chose a brand-name company. This obviously makes it more expensive but I wouldn't risk buying a motherboard from a manufacturer I'm not comfortable with (this is my personal opinion).

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks.
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ALMOST forgot to mention u have no operating system tack on another 100 or so u got ur self 800 just a bit (150-200) more than i want to spend good suggestions tho Sad

http://www.linux.org/
> there's a whole bunch of them
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IH8Purple wrote:
ALMOST forgot to mention u have no operating system tack on another 100 or so u got ur self 800 just a bit (150-200) more than i want to spend good suggestions tho Sad

http://www.linux.org/
> there's a whole bunch of them


Lol, IH8Purple, he said GAMING computer. As much as I love and use linux, it's not exactly a mainstream gaming OS.
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for os's
i would just go to pricewatch and find a cheap xp pro or windows2k pro

from what i've seen and dont understand xp pro is cheaper then 2kpro

pretty stupid if you ask me

http://www.pricewatch.com/
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twmspro wrote:
for os's
i would just go to pricewatch and find a cheap xp pro or windows2k pro

from what i've seen and dont understand xp pro is cheaper then 2kpro

pretty stupid if you ask me

http://www.pricewatch.com/


You are correct, XP Pro is a WORKSTATION OS. Win2K Pro is a SERVER OS.

There isn't a "Server" version of XP, and 2K Pro was designed to be a server. It costs more just because of the seating license requirements.
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On a side note, and getting back to the original question of Gaming PC, XP is the way to go, but you have to know how to rip all the unnecessary crap out of it. On the other hand, 2K basically has all the unnecessary crap ripped out of it, but it's more expensive
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Post 3+ Months Ago

what would be a good one for me? im on a budget of $700 -1000.

(Including the keyboard and mouse, and the monitor)

The only thing i now im getting is:
Keyboard - Z-board w/ World of Warcraft skin $70

help me find what ever else i should get
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Since you have a $650 budget, you won't get far. This gaming PC has already a discontinued model: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ They're coming to a much more higher thing.

If you're at low budget, here's what I recommend:

Mobo: Asus K8V-X
CPU: AMD Atlon 64 2800+
RAM: Dual channel 512MB RAM (2x256) OR if you want, dual channel 1GB RAM (2x512) These memory sticks are awesome
HDD: WD 120GB
CD Burner: LG DVD-RAM Drive (They are cheap and good)
Video: Geforce 6800GT or 6800 Ultra

Keep the case and for the OS, get Windows XP pro as it will be far more stable than Home edition

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