Apr 9, 2009
So this is am intentional double post i hope this new thread will pick up more advise

OK! So i work in computer sales but i'll be the first to admit im not the brightest bulb in the knife drawer. I know enough to get into computer gaming but not enough to really build one myself, plus i want the warrenty. My solution so far is I pick it they build it and give me a three year warrenty on it all.

So using the site i was hoping someone would be willing to help give me some sugested configurations for a desktop (tower only) so i can get into the world of modern pc gaming. The best config at around 800 bucks.

My needs are simple CRYSIS, FARCRY 2, and other FPS games like Bioshock 2.
I need both Gigabit ethernet and a wireless of some kind.
Full tower

I dont need software other than OS
I'll run it off of my 27 tv first than buy a monitor later
I dont need any accesories i'll grab them on my own later

I prefer Intel and EVGA but this is my first gaming desktop so i can go either way

So can anyone help me get the right system?



Apr 19, 2006
what about something like this
pick a 4870 1 gig memory video card and add wireless router add vista 2 free games

or a phenom 2 720 x3 build then hit the customize button
pick a 4870 1 gig memory video card and add wireless router add vista 2 free games
razer Diamondback 3GB Blue 1800dpi High Precision Gaming Mouse () [+37] is a good gaming mouse if needed
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 65W 45nm
(3.0GHzx2, 6MB L2) $165
Cooling Intel Retail HSF -
Video PowerColor AX4850 Radeon HD 4850 512MB (after $10 Rebate) $120
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (after $20 Rebate) $115
Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-1066 Corsair Twin2X4096-8500C5 5-5-5-15 (after $20 rebate) $39
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB $90
Optical Drive LG BD/HD DVD / 16x DVD+/- RW GGC-H20LK $99
Audio On-Board -
Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower $55
Power Supply BFG Tech LS Series LS-550 550W SLI/CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified $80
Base System Total $763


Apr 19, 2006
check out micro center i have 1 near me good store and buy parts there

they sell systems already made check out there sasles flyer top right

$539.99 Original Price: $609.99 You Save: $70.00 $539.99
add your own video card nice system has available pcie 16x slot and more
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor Intel® Core(tm) 2 Quad Processor Q8300 Processor Speed 2.5GHz
Level 2 Cache 6MB Level 2 Cache
RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Configuration (2) 2GB DIMM Memory Modules
Memory Slots Available (2) Available 240-pin DIMM Slots
Hard Drive 640GB 7,200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive Labelflash SuperMulti Double Layer 18x DVD±RW Drive
Display Type Display Not Included
Video Card Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Video Chipset
Video Card Memory Up to 256MB of Total Available Graphics Memory
Sound Card High Definition Audio Chipset
Sound Output Mode 7.1 Channel Stereo Surround Sound
Modem/Communications Device 56K Modem
Network Features 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network


Dec 24, 2008
22,790 is only worth it I think if you are buying a laptop or a more expensive PC >$1200, sometimes they can come in fairly cheap. At the budget/lower gaming system end of things you are much better off building yourself, you will afford better components. Just take a few hours and research online how to put it together yourself, its really not that hard. I know a couple 12yr olds that have done it. Google search and youtube videos should tell you all you need to know, and then read the MB manual. Unless you have no clue how to wield a screwdriver, you can do this yourself.