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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Budget Build Advice

well first off im building a new desktop and im trying to stay on about a 600 dollar budget(im poor im a married marine with some bills) but anyway i wanna build a desktop that is capable of some games like fallout 3 cod4 nothing too crazy

so far this is what i have picked out

mobo and cpu combo deal
or this

case and psu combo deal


video card (not 100% percent sure but i would like really like to stay between the 100-150$ range)


and i would like to use vista 64bit home premium edition( if you know where i can get a good deal lmk)

and i already have a opt. drive

i would really appreciate any input, advice, etc
keep in mind this will be my first build

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 09:58 PM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 06:22 AM
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1st check these out...


-typically the systems are cheaper then building it yourself
-good specs, but slightly above your budget
-Costco give 2 year warranty by default

TX Redneck's post is quite valid. I'm a huge MaximumPC fan myself, but don't blindly trust the article obviously.

I don't like your specs - all of the Maximum PC specs are better. What I don't like about the Maximum PC specs it he RAM, which you could increase with the extra 100 dollars. however, I doubt they include shipping...etc..etc in their 500 dollars. (Did not thoroughly read THIS particular 500 dollar build)

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Originally Posted by Tx Redneck View Post
Its even cheaper now, since 4870's and 4850's are under 125 if you look around.

You can get a cheaper antec case/psu combo too I believe on newegg. I wouldn't trust that rosewill psu.

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just watch your shipping on the case.. I agree, cheaper case.

oh, and look into the Western Digital Black Caviar series HDs. I just picked upa 650gig for $65 or so. Very highly rated on newegg. The seagates seem to be going downhill slowly.

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That psu and gpu= no good.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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appreciate the advice and input

ive been looking around at diiferent options

i just think it would be cool to put it together myself
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