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    help with budget gaming pc!!

    ok, i've got a budget of about $650 and am looking to build a good gaming pc. I've got the hard drive, and the disk drives and monitor although it's kinda small (15") but if it'd fit within the budget, i'd go for it.
    so, can someone put together some good components?

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    AMD64 2800+ $140
    EPoX EP-8KDA3J $100
    512MB Crucial DDR400 $75
    Nvidia 6800 128MB $275
    Case $50
    Power Supply $40

    $680
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    about how big a power supply should i get?? i've got a 120gb hard drive and a dvd/cd-rw combo and an old slot load cd drive...

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    A high quality PSU is a must if you want to have a gaming machine. Don't buy any generic-named one.
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    my plan is antec, but how high wattage wise, i know the 6800 is a power sucker..

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    i woudl go with a antec 480watt that should bw within buget , also do you mean a 15inch lcd or a crt i am guessing ldc
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    If he wants a gaming PC, a LCD is out of the question.
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    the one i have right now is a crt, got it out of some guys trash, all it needed was a power cord!

    other than out of my price range.. why would an lcd be out of the question?

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    becuase lcds are really clear for gaiming yet, i would recoomand finds a 17nch crt , that would go fro gaming ir a 19inch if you have room
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    Yosh thats a great system if it fits in the budget. Probably going to have to spend closer to $80 for a good PSU.

    There is no way a good monitor will fit into that budget without major cuts in hardware. I would get a 19" CRT eventually, but not with that budget. A good 19" LCD will take up almost all the budget in itself.

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    go look in teh dump i found several that work fine
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    i woudl take out the 6800 and go for a 9800xt that i think would cheapr and good enught and buy more ram
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    6800GT + 512PC3200 Ram would beat a 9800pro with 1gbPC3200 ram easy.

    Although adding another 512 stick eventually is a good idea, it dosen't absolutely need it right away.

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    what are some good brands for memory? other than crucial (cheaper)

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    9800XT in place of a 6800, not a good idea at all. 512MB of RAM is plenty, also it is a very cheap and easy upgrade, so if down the road he wants another 512MB of RAM he just pays $75 and pops it in.

    As for cheaper RAM, I would stay with Crucial as that price is pretty low, and anything lower your just buying generic.
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