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Building a gaming computer $550 budget. Total Noob.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by apekzhrk, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. apekzhrk

    apekzhrk Thread Starter

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    Hey guys I am a complete noob when it comes to computers and I am trying to build a computer for gaming. Currently I have a pre-assembled desktop computer from best buy (VAIO) from about 5 years ago.
    specs:
    CPU: Pentium 4 3ghz
    RAM: 1gb of ram
    GPU: Radeon x800
    Vaio Case
    crap power suply

    As you can see, I have a crap computer. With this, I can barely run games like L4D2 or TF2 at very low settings. To play bioshock, I have to set everything low which makes the game just pitch black and unplayable. I was wondering if it is possible to build a computer (motherboard, case, psu, cpu, gpu) that is decent for gaming and under 550$. I am not looking for a hardcore gaming computer... just enough to run the games I have such as CSS, L4D2, TF2, Bioshock, Atlantica Online, at medium to high settings.

    I tried to research about computers on my own but it just seems like there are too many things to know about when building a computer. That is the reason why I joined this forum for suggestions.

    I was wondering if you guys can help me build a decent gaming computer by pointing out which things to buy for optimal performance with a 550$ budget limit. (lower the better of course :) )

    I know this is asking a lot and I'm sure if I researched hard enough I would be able to do so myself... but I would really appreciate it if you guys help me out here.

    Thank you very much!
     
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  3. apekzhrk

    apekzhrk Thread Starter

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    wow thank you for the fast response! I already have an XP for OS so I don't have to buy that.

    Are the no brand name products risky to buy? The build you just made seems really tempting to buy but how risky would it be to buy them?
     
  4. Ecf1

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    It's not that risky. Newegg has a pretty good return policy
     
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