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Old January 20th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Topher Topher is offline
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Help me build a new budget gaming computer ($500)

Trying to build a cheap gaming computer ($500) that will last long enough to play SC2 and D3 without any qualms. Suggestions? Critiques?

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-824-_-Product

Motherboard + Processor (combo): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.316248

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231112

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182031

DVD/RW: http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics...3971846&sr=1-3

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147129
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:12 PM
Morlock Morlock is offline
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I would suggest;

A video card with 1GB of memory not 512MB

DDR3 1333MHz memory, not DDR2 800

A better PSU, (Corsair 400CX)

A Samsung F3 500GB, the fastest SATA drive.

A case that does not have a PSU, as you are buying a seperate PSU there is no point and the pennies saved will go towards slightly better hardware.

Last edited by Morlock; January 22nd, 2010 at 03:17 PM.
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