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Master Geek

Topic # 26937 7-Oct-2008 20:18
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Hi im looking to build a computer manily for gaming and have a budget of around $1,000. Just wondering how much i should spend on the different components of the computer like graphics card say $250 or something. Im also trying to pick out parts that are best value for money, that preform while at a low cost. the 1,000 wont include the moniter, speaksers, keyboard, mouse and probaly not the case just the interior hardware.

CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4GHz, LGA775, quad core         $294.53
Hard Drive: Seagate 250GB Serial ATA HDD                                $71.96
RAM:2GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 SDRAM 240Pin                            $43.67
Graphics Card:
Mother Board:Asustek P5E-V-HDMI IntelIG35 ATX                       $272.25

And will i be able to play most games on max settings?
I want to be able to upgrade some parts in the furture by selling my parts i want to upgrade, so it doesnt cost as much. Just want to be able to upgrade it if i need to.

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  Reply # 170131 9-Oct-2008 13:00
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This is going to sound very negative, but PC gaming is a VERY expensive pasttime.  PC developers can (and do) produce games that can not run on the current hardware avaialble (ohh Crysis for example), which means you as a user will be constantly upgrading.

I prefer consoles for gaming, since the hardware is static and there is no need to look on the back of the box to see if this PS3 game will run on my PS3 :-)

I tried being a PC gamer for a while but quickly got fed up .. one month you have an uber PC, the next it's just average for the new crop of games.


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  Reply # 170136 9-Oct-2008 13:18
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e8500 is better for gaming and overclocking. and cheaper :)
400+ watt psu is required.

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