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#1 rowebil

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

I want a cheap gaming computer. I only have 200$, sad yea.
Anyhow, I want to get started with gaming computers. I don't need Windows 7, I have XP and 7, so software isn't needed.

I have an old compaq sr1210nx with a mobo. The motherboard doesn't get power, but everything else does. HP said it was the power supply that was corrupt.

So, I have the motherboard. But if you can find a simple motherboard then that'll work. I suggest trying to find a motherboard, because I don't want to be left hanging if the mother board I have actually works!

I don't want anything BIG yet. I want something small that I can build, play with, then upgrade later.

I really want liquid cooling! But it is expensive, but if you can find a simple case with power supply, liquid cooling, and case then awesome!

I know some people may say "under 200 isn't possible!" I think it is possible because some stuff is cheap, and you can also do combo deals!

My favorite color is blue, so try finding something blue!

Just reply if you want to ask me any questions..

Remember, this computer is only for now. I want to find a job, then get paid and upgrade the computer!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:10 PM

cheapest box I can build
From newegg.com
MSI R4670-MD512 Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
Foxconn M61PMV AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ENERMAX PANDORA 185 ECA3070BS Black/ Silver SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply & Micro Dust Filter
WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048K
Grand Total: $287.94
before shipping - with shipping to where I am $311.58
cheap desktop - http://www.geeks.com...S...5-R&cat=SYS $194

Edited by spectrascope, 01 January 2010 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:11 PM

so are you going to need a video card?

does that computer you are getting the mobo from still have a case,, because if it does then use that


maybe clearly list out what you have already,

oh,, you might as well totally forget about liquid cooling for now


edit. you really should consider getting a job and then build a computer lol

also you say you have cd-rom but that is pretty darn useless these days,, games come on dvd.. i guess you could download your games off steam but any game on a disk unless its really old will be dvd

Edited by feetfats, 01 January 2010 - 08:14 PM.

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#4 rowebil

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

Yea my first post on the thread was lacking information

I have a case
Dvd-Rom - burner ( I said CD-ROM, but it's a DVD because the CD drives are very old)
Motherboard ( I don't know if it works )
Power supply ( I don't know if it works )

Built in video card in motherboard ( Don't know if mobo works)

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:27 PM

Yea my first post on the thread was lacking information

I have a case
Dvd-Rom - burner ( I said CD-ROM, but it's a DVD because the CD drives are very old)
Motherboard ( I don't know if it works )
Power supply ( I don't know if it works )

Built in video card in motherboard ( Don't know if mobo works)


what kind of mobo,, does it have a processor,, does it have ram?

if so tell us what kind of processor eg. model number,,, and what type and size of ram,


I am just trying to figure out if you can use any of this stuff for your build but i do not have super powers too look into your home and see them so you have to tell us

Edited by feetfats, 01 January 2010 - 08:33 PM.

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#6 rowebil

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

The kind that came stock with the Compaq. It's Asus

It has a processor. Intel Celeron D 2.8 Ghz

RAM, nope. I took it to a PC shop when I didn't know anything about A+, and they took my ram and norton disk. I can get RAM though. In school, Information systems technology.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:38 PM

All you need is memory and a hard drive. Yeah, you could fit that in $200.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

, and they took my ram and norton disk.


ROFL

that sucks,,

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

All you need is memory and a hard drive. Yeah, you could fit that in $200.


he wants to game so he needs a vid card,,, and i think that mobo only has pci

and he may need power supply

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#10 IVIYTH0S

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:11 PM

Is that celeron D socket 775??

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:20 PM

Is that celeron D socket 775??


i think it's 845GV

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:28 PM

i think it's 845GV

hmm nvm, I was going to say he could get a nice newer p45 board/new psu/some memory...then when more money comes around buy unknown's e8500 for $135

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