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  1. corbs132

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    Hey there. I'm building a semi-budget gaming pc. i am going to set aside aroudn 600-700 dollars for a new computer. I will post some minimum's and i really want you guys to help out with the rest like best deal for the money and expandability.

    Mobo: at least 5 pci and 1 agp. must be overclockable

    Processor: something made by intel, i dont like amd. i hear dual core is good? maybe even core 2 duo

    Memory: high frequency so i can overclock my pentium :) at least 1g

    Gfx card: at least 128mb any brand.

    Pci components: wirless card (g), ide expansions, etc usefull (sp?) stuff

    I have hard drives, but I want the mobo to support ide and sata hdds.

    is this realistic? i have optical drives, and usb 2.0 and firewire pci slots.

    i also have a sound card for pci but its kinda crappy even though its sound blaster

    i also have a monitor, but i need better speakers then my old (very very old) del speakers from my first pc.
     
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  3. corbs132

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    thanks for the great response, i think ill get an amd. i just dont like them because i never used one before. so the motherboard allows for bios that is overclockable?
     
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    Those boards are very overclockable. You can also look at Abit, DFI, and Gigabyte boards. The AMD just makes a better gaming chip for a cheaper price. If you get a chance, go to some of the gaming websites and read the reviews. If bucks is the bottom line, you won't beat for a single core chip the Venice chip or the San Diego chip for the price. If you get a chance, go to some of the vendors and look for the AMD dual core 4200+.....they are the ones that have the price chopped in half recently, and they are cheaper in the first place than a comparable Intel chip.

    Last, but not least....don't skimp on a power supply for this computer. Purchase either an Antec, Enermax, OCZ, Silverstone or similar unit in the 600 watt range. That way, you can add things in the next year or two and not have to redo the power supply. Cheap power supplies cost you more money in the long run. Take a look for some of these models on NewEgg.com...they are one of the most reasonable places on the net and have great service after the sale. Been there and done that.
     
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