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Old November 7, 2009, 09:14 AM
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this is my first ever PC build for myself.. it took alot of work and all the money i have saved up ... here are specs and pics:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 2.97GHz
Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
ASUS M3A78-EM
RAIDMAX Tornado (case)
ZALMAN CNPS CPU cooler
AMD 780G northbridge
AMD SB700 southbridge
2X 2GB A-Data DDR2 1066
Realtek ALC1200 8 Channel

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i think i did a good job for my first gaming rig :-P (ill post more pictures later with new CPU cooler)
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Old November 7, 2009, 09:22 AM
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That video card isn't too great for gaming ...
And why did you go with outdated parts?
For relatively the same price as your x2 cpu you couldn't gotten a much better AM3 dual.
Otherwise i suppose it looks okay.
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Old November 7, 2009, 05:26 PM
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That video card isn't too great for gaming ...
And why did you go with outdated parts?
For relatively the same price as your x2 cpu you couldn't gotten a much better AM3 dual.
Otherwise i suppose it looks okay.
cause i am unemployed and I'm 16 -.- lamo its all i could afford.. and i got the video card 2 years ago XD
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Given your money situation, there is nothing wrong with what you have (looks pretty good to). You should keep an eye on the buy/sell part of this forum when you get a few bucks saved to upgrade the video card. You can get some great deals on used video cards that would drastically boost your gaming performance.
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Ahahah for budget gaming I think you will have great time here talking with Jcmaz:P This rig can actually allow you to play some good game at decend setting on a 21.5 screen and under. What I would suggest is to get 30$, get a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and oc your 5200+ a bit. My work colleague is actually doing that to play and it's pretty nice. You will also be abble to keep the 212+ in next build so it's a long time proof investment. The Other thing I would also suggest is...drop this PSU soon as you can. I am selling them ( the 450W ) everyday as the cheap PSU for low end P4 witch are on the last miles and...even with a P2 computer they die. They are branded 450 but they are nothing but 320W PSU. that's sad...These are my 2 grain of sand.
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Ahahah for budget gaming I think you will have great time here talking with Jcmaz:P This rig can actually allow you to play some good game at decend setting on a 21.5 screen and under. What I would suggest is to get 30$, get a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and oc your 5200+ a bit. My work colleague is actually doing that to play and it's pretty nice. You will also be abble to keep the 212+ in next build so it's a long time proof investment. The Other thing I would also suggest is...drop this PSU soon as you can. I am selling them ( the 450W ) everyday as the cheap PSU for low end P4 witch are on the last miles and...even with a P2 computer they die. They are branded 450 but they are nothing but 320W PSU. that's sad...These are my 2 grain of sand.
i have a 450W in there XD and the CPU is overclocked from 2.7 to 2.97... and i can actually play games like grid pretty well.. here are pictures with new CPU cooler:



old and new cooler next to eachother:


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Just curious, how much did you spend?
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oh Well you did a good job. There's good deals to be had if you look hard enough !
And i'm in the budget gamer here myself too (: .
I need to get a computer running D: .
Edit; You could probably offload that 8600GT for around $30, and then there's several 9600GSO's around here that are on sale around 50-60 shipped. That'll give you a good boost in gaming performance.
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Just curious, how much did you spend?
$850 USD

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oh Well you did a good job. There's good deals to be had if you look hard enough !
And i'm in the budget gamer here myself too (: .
I need to get a computer running D: .
Edit; You could probably offload that 8600GT for around $30, and then there's several 9600GSO's around here that are on sale around 50-60 shipped. That'll give you a good boost in gaming performance.
.. sweet... i think my mom would be willing to get me one thats even better... after that im done with this comp.. and im on to another.. lol.. my next one isn't gonna be a budget build.. im getting a job.. soon hopefully.. lmao..
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.. sweet... i think my mom would be willing to get me one thats even better... after that im done with this comp.. and im on to another.. lol.. my next one isn't gonna be a budget build.. im getting a job.. soon hopefully.. lmao..
WOW... where did you buy your parts? Because that seems like a lot for parts that are a couple years old.
I'm thinking 600 is all that should have cost(and I'm talking CDN$).

Off the top of my head here are some rough numbers:
amd 550 = 110
790gx mobo = 120
4gb ddr3 = 90
hyper 212+ = 30
a decent mid-tower = $120
500gb hd = 50
+ flat rate shipping(if you order from the right site) = $10ish
+ tax
=$600 or somewhere around there for parts that are... good and new.
add 150 more and you could get a 4870 that will play pretty much all modern games at least at medium settings.

You got really ripped off man.
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