Need a C.H.E.A.P gaming system!

whitefang

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Hey, I am looking to play games like FEAR, grid, crysis, Combat Arms, CSS Etc...

My budget is $280 Don't laugh!

I would like to buy from newegg, I know how to build a computer but I would like some opinions on what parts to put into it.

Thanks.
 


http://www.newegg.com/ <--- Goodluck and happy shopping.
 


No insult intended, but what do you think your going to get with $280 ?

You might be able to get a cheap P35 board, and a cheap dual core, but to think your going to build a rig that plays the games you mentioned in your post for $280 ? Maybe with Ebay...but that's stretching it.

For maybe $400 - $500 it's very doable...that's if you don't need an OS.
 

whitefang

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Well actually I built one before plays crysis on high at 30 fps but I wanted to know what you guys would have built ( I am intending on building another one) here's my old rig.

Processor: amd athlon 64 x2 dual core 4800+
MotherBoard: foxconn AM2/AM2+
VideoCard: Open box MSI 9600 GT OC 512mb GDDR3
PowerSupply: CoolerMaster 450watt
Ram: A-data 2x1GB DDR2 @800mhz
Case: Rosewill r220 mid ATX case
HSF: Masscool 80mm ball cpu cooler
HardDrive(have my own)
OS(I have my own)

Total comes to $277 that's including shipping, plays crysis on high at 30 fps.
 

ohiou_grad_06

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Do you have a psu? Even a low power one?

Western Digital 250gb hard drive---40 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136010

Jetway AMD Socket AM2 motherboard--41.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153120

HIS 4670---80 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

2gb kingston ddr 800 mhz ram----23.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134117

AMD Athlon 5200 x2----60 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103210

Total 246 before shipping. If you can stretch it, may want to grab a better psu depending what you have now.