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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: back in the gym.
Building a budget PC
Ok so I see that many of us here have posted about video cards, hard drives and such wanting to know what's decent and what's real expensive. Most of us don't want to go out an blow a ton of money to build a pc that fits our needs.
I'm currently looking to build a budget pc that I can do some gaming on but doesn't have to be the best of the best when it comes to components. I just don't want to have to replace parts here in 2-3 years cause they are way out dated. My current system has lasted much longer then I thought it would (going on 6 years now).
Just thought it would be cool to have a place where you can post your thoughts or things to keep in mind when building a budget or a pc for that fact. Also if you have any sites to recommend for getting parts and prices that would be cool too. Also sites that give you the more technical side would be great too.
Maybe we can even get a sticky on this.
Here's what I'm wanting, trying to keep under $500 if possible
Processor: something that's a 2-3gig dual core or equivilent
Mobo: don't know enough about them to know what i'd need.
Video card: at least a 256mb or a 512mb if it's affordable (prefer nvidia)
Hard drive: Prolly a 200-300gig is plent enough for me
Sound card: No clue on this (i'm way behind the loop)
Power supply: (prolly something like a 400-500watt, needs to be enough to run everything)
I also want to make sure it to have a case and fans to keep things plenty cool
Also want several extra USB ports as well as a CD-R / DVD-R drive
If you know what components could fit this that would work together cool, let me know. Suggestions are always welcome.
My budget is to keep it under $500 if I can.
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