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I was wondering what is the best I gaming comp i could make with 800 bucks. I already have the software and Monitor so dont add that. I want it to be able to play Everquest 2 at a good framerate. I been looking around at newegg.com but not sure what to get. can someone help me? Thanks.

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you might want to try looking at pricewatch.com. I like to click on different categories and get listings of all of the different parts available. It might give you a starting place on your price ranges for each of the parts (cpu, ram, mb, etc.)

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i got one brewing in my mind but do you have any parts you can rip out the one your useing now like harddrive cdrom ect, ect

Yeah I could rip stuff off this comp. It has a weak 26 GB HDD and a 48x Max Speed Cd-Rom. Its an Older (2000?) Hp Pavilion with a Intel celeron 667mhz processor :huh: . And a crappy 64 mb SDRAM. <_< I dont think I could use any of this except maybe the HDD and the CD rom....idk :blink:

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667 :blink:

 

 

you'll be hard pushed to build a decent gaming system for 800 bucks.

 

try shopping around for a pre built or barebones base unit

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oh yeah u can build a nice entry game rig for 800 bucks EASY..... ill list product details here in a moment

 

CP1-P4-28008PC :: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz / 1MB Cache / 800MHz FSB / Socket 478 / HyperThreading / Processor with Fan

In Stock $198.99 $198.99

 

 

 

 

G451-1037 :: Gigabyte 8IK1100 Intel Socket 478 ATX Motherboard / AGP 8X / Audio / 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0 / FireWire / Serial ATA

In Stock $154.99 $154.99

 

 

 

 

P450-8519 :: XFX GeForce FX 5900 XT / 128MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card

In Stock $199.99 $199.99

 

 

 

 

THD-80M8 :: Maxtor 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 EIDE Hard Drive

In Stock $74.99 $74.99

 

 

 

 

C13-4904 :: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz

In Stock $149.99 $149.99

 

 

all that is gonna cost somewhere around 780 bucks before tax from tigerdirect.com - use the same parts - but see if you can find them cheaper somewhere else for price comparison === ive used all those parts and they are excellent "budget" componnents and most of those parts i am still using except the ram but the gigabyte mobo is excellent, the 9500XT is a great card for fps i think - you might want to shop arround u might be able to find a 5950 or an ati 9800 for about the same price

Edited by MindDrive

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yea, here's my "what i would build today at newegg.com with 800 bucks" list:

 

GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS" NVIDIA nForce3 250 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU $76

 

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Retail Processor $165

 

(2) Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 $152

 

(2) Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model HDS722580VLSA80, OEM

$128

 

PowerColor ATI Radeon 9800PRO Video Card 128MB DDR, 256-bit, 8X AGP, Model "R98-PC3G" $197

 

ASUS Black 52X QuieTrack Technology CD-ROM Drive, Model CD-S520 Black QuieTrack $16

 

Antec Black ATX Mini Tower PC Case with 350W Power Supply, Model "SLK1650B" $75

 

Actually, this totals $809 but, you could scale this system back a little and still have a good gamer.

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okay, show us the cheaper one.

 

the hitachi is faster and cheaper than the WD.

 

There isnt much info about the harddrive I listed, at newegg's web site. But its a '7K250' series from Hitachi, which is currently considered to be the best 7200rpm sata drive on the market.

 

Hitachi

 

HardwareZone.com

 

StorageReview.com

 

TomsHardware.com

 

EnvyNews.com

 

Modsynergy.com

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If you go with AMD deffinitely get a S939 3000+ or 3200+ in that price range. You might look at a 9800 pro. If you are playing Everquest it should be plenty. Nvidia and Ati both have nice cards in your price range on the way (6600 and x700) but they aren't out in agp yet.

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ASIAPRO ASYS Black ATX Mid Tower Case with Creeping Light Tube & 450W Power Supply, Model "8654BW" -RETAIL

Specifications:

Case Type: Mid Tower Case

Color: Black

Material: All metal construction (SGCC)

Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4/0, 3.5" x 2/4 (external/internal)

Expansion Slots: 7

Front Ports: 2 x USB

Power Supply: 450W

Cooling System: 1 side fan

Motherboard Compatibility: Standard ATX

Dimensions: 8" x 16.5" x 18" (WxHxD) more info-> N82E16811195004 $28.00 $28.00

 

SOLTEK "SL-K8TPro-939" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

Specifications:

Supported CPU: AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX

Chipset: K8T800Pro + VT8237

RAM: 4x DIMM Dual-Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB

Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI

Ports: 2x PS/2,1x COM,8x USB2.0(Rear 4),1x IEEE1394,1x RJ45,Audio Ports

IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices, 1x ATA 133 up to 2 Devices by Promise 20579 with RAID 0/1/0+1

SATA: 2x Serial ATA with RAID 0/1, 2x Serial ATA by Promise 20579 with RAID 0/1/0+1

Onboard Audio: 8-CH

Onboard LAN: Gigabit 10/100/1000 LAN

Onboard IEEE1394: 2 x IEEE1394 Ports

Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813180064 $114.00 $114.00

 

 

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL

Specifications:

Chipset: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO

Memory: 256MB DDR

BUS: AGP 8X

Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video)+DVI connector

Support 3D API: DirectX

Edited by gamer01

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S754 proc with a S939 board?

 

Oh yeah, for ram, try to get a 1 gb dual channel kit if you get a S939. Antec makes some decent cases with decent psu's for very little money. For a mb I think you should look at MSI K8N Neo Platinums and the Gigabyte nforce 3's (can't remember specific names). If the DFI Lanparty UT returns before you buy your parts, it seems to be tied for best with the Neo Platinums.

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