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Master Geek


Topic # 29994 26-Jan-2009 02:41
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Hi, my previous post got locked due time inactivity.

I'm building a pc for my friend, low budget pc for gaming.
Here is what i've got:

INTEL CORE 2 DUO E5200 2.5GHZ 2MB 800MHZ LGA775 RETAIL
  NZ$135.00
PALIT GEFORCE 9600GT PCIE 512MB 256BITS DDR3 HDTV DVI
  NZ$179.00
ASUSTEK P5QL PRO INTEL P43 CHIPSET LGA775 ATX 1600FSB MOTHERBOAR
  NZ$179.00
TRANSCEND 2GB DDR2-800 240-PIN MEMORY
  NZ$45.00
SCOOTER LH5803 CASE WITH 420W PSU
 NZ$75.00
LG W1941S-PF 18.5INCH LCD MONITOR 5MS 8000:1 PICTURE ZOOMING
  NZ$168.80

Sub-Total: NZ$781.80

If someone has experience or works in a pc shop may suggest anything better for the same price?

I had a close look and could not find anything cheaper than the p5ql mobo that supports PCI-E 2.0

 

any help would be much appreciated.


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  Reply # 192062 26-Jan-2009 08:34
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hey there

ive had bad memorys with case and psu combo's

your better off buying them seperatly because usally the PSu will die ethier die or not have enough support for sata or PCI E cards with the external power connectors


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  Reply # 192071 26-Jan-2009 09:26
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ninjabrood:

hey there

ive had bad memorys with case and psu combo's

your better off buying them seperatly because usally the PSu will die ethier die or not have enough support for sata or PCI E cards with the external power connectors



With Case/psu combo's it is a case of you get what you pay for - not all the combos are bad but the cheaper ones invariably are - and in this case that's a cheap combo, depending on the reseller it's likely to have the cheapy ISO powersupply in there which I would suggest avoiding (I have about a dozen of them in the resyc bin here). Most places will sell a case sans powersupply, my preference for the cheaper end is Acbel, they are pretty quiet and I've seen few failures with them.

As always I'd strongly suggest googling everything you buy, but take anything you read with several grains of salt - which pretty much goes for anything on the intertubes.



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  Reply # 192117 26-Jan-2009 13:27
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ok. got the idea about case+cpu. guess i'll just have to go for the cheapest ATX case and RAIDMAX RS-500 500W ATX PSU that has PCI-E 2.0 connectors.

$74.00

 


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  Reply # 192192 26-Jan-2009 23:40
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What games does he want to play?  You really need to up the budget to $1000 and get a better graphics card and cpu if he wants to play any decent new games imo.

Also I'd never get a cheap psu, in my experience cheap psu's always end badly.

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