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Dasffion
12.14.2011 , 09:08 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by sistermg View Post
Looks ok, if you buying of the web though check out http://www.ibuypower.com/ . I know people have had good luck with cheap, but good computers here.
This is what I did, although unexpectedly. I bought my IBUYPOWER machine from Tigerdirect and they were advertising it as a "gaming computer" but the video card was a ATI HD 5450, piece of crap card. Found this out soon after hooking it up. Luckily the power supply was big enough to support a 5770 which is a pretty decent card for not a lot of money.

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beans
12.14.2011 , 09:10 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Teche View Post
Here is the $500 build from Toms Hardware. Might give you some ideas. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g-pc,2970.html
now does this include windows on it? if not can i use the backup discs from my other computer to install it on that one? And where can I buy it? that is just an article

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Ruccus
12.14.2011 , 09:11 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by beans View Post
i would say at the absolute most probably 400 for the desktop and probably another 100 on the graphics card if i need to upgrade it. I know its not alot to work with so maybe this just wont work for now
Using Newegg.com as a guide, I'd suggest something like the iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 913i for $400 and a Sapphire 100338L Radeon HD 6770 for $110, $90 after MIR.

Don't really like the look of the power supply in the computer (it looks to be an el-cheapo basic power supply) but it's rated to 480w which means it should be okay for the ~200w the setup should output under load.

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Flaky
12.14.2011 , 09:17 AM | #24

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beans
12.14.2011 , 09:29 AM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Flaky View Post
Hopefully someone will say it is because that is a great price!

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Dasffion
12.14.2011 , 09:30 AM | #26
It's a crap video card but everything else looks decent.

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Ruccus
12.14.2011 , 09:35 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Flaky View Post
The Radeon 6450 isn't really a gaming card; it only has 160 stream processors (in comparison, a Radeon 6770 has 800 stream processors of the same type and a Radeon 6850 has 960 of them).

When looking for a decent gaming graphics card, I'd suggest only going with a graphics card that uses GDDR5 memory; it's hard to find a card that uses GDDR5 memory that isn't at least an adequate gaming card.

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beans
12.14.2011 , 09:47 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Teche View Post
Here is the $500 build from Toms Hardware. Might give you some ideas. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g-pc,2970.html
Where can i go to get this exact build?