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Old October 15, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Default Friend looking to upgrade his computer.

My buddy is upgrading from a P4 2.ghz S478 up.

His budget is only $200.
He plays a few Grand theft auto and a few need for speed games.
He mainly plays Counterstrike (both 1.6 and source)
Plans to reuse HD, Case , PSU and optical drive.
I have no clue what they are though.

What i'm mainly looking for:
Mobo, CPU, ram, Video Card.
Thanks guys.

And his max budget again is $200.
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Old October 15, 2008, 10:46 PM
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gonna be really hard with a $200 budget. but since he's not playing the latest, greatest games....

cheapo video card 8600gts ~ $50
cheapo intel core 2 duo compatible mobo ~ $50?
cheapo kingston ram ~ dependent on mobo type, 2gb (pretty much what i'd consider a minimum these days) ddr2 = $30
cheapo cpu e21xx ~ $50

could be attainable... sorry, i'm not too familiar with AMD things. Sorry I'm not offering to sell anything, just throwing some suggestions your way since you didnt have any in your thread.

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Old October 15, 2008, 10:59 PM
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I have a 8600gt that should work well with those games, 40$
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Old October 17, 2008, 11:16 PM
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Edit: Double the budget... and make it a full tower... case, psu , etc.
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Oh yeah gunner definately interested!

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well, dont upgrade, unless hes getting severe framerate droppings.
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