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    Default Best Budget gaming Rig

    The ultimate 700 gaming rig... what would yours be?

    as a guide... Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, SLI motherboard for future upgradeability

    it's what mine will be lol

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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    no such thing as a budget gaming rig, if it doesn't have the 10- 5 stuff i say it ain't for todays gaming.

    i would like to do this but i only look at parts i want and its gonna cost more than 700, sorry
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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    haha, well as good as you can get

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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    ok well here is i guess what i would build without going SLI, i will accept a non sli budget gaming rig but you can't build sli on a budget under 1k USD.

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS

    LG Electronics H62NK SATA

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB

    EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB

    Sub Total $1,059.94
    rebates (20 on video card and 40 on ram)
    Grand Total $999.94 (701 EUR)


    EDIT: i just noticed that you stated pounds not Euro so i went by Eruo's thats an extra 500 so then you can do sli on that i would say, so ignore what i said first.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    Switch out your PSU to a Coolermaster 650. It's only 90 bucks.
    The system you describe is not SLI so you don't need the extra power, especially if you're running a Core2Duo, they are more power efficient anyway.

    Take 50 out of your extra cash and spend it to up your processor to a 6850.
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    Put the other in your pocket and your system now comes in nicely under budget.
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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    ya thats true, i forgot i wasn't getting a 8800 GTX/ultra, or sli. i have only researched parts i am interested in for my build and i haven't really set a budget so its going to run 3k or more if i go water cooling.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    How do you define budget gaming rig? Does it have to run games and run them on high settings, or does it simply have to run them, even if on lower settings. I think you could build a machine for a $1000 dollars or less that could RUN games. Im not saying your going to be running them at ultra high resolutions with superb framerates, but i think you could build an "affordable gaming rig"

    Then again, i don't really know whats necessary to run games. Maybe later i will see what i can find on newegg. Dont have the time at the moment.
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    i thinkit should be able to handle HL1 on highest settings and HL2 on medium all around at a res of 1024x786. mine so far can handle that with a bit of lag on big seens in hl2. it might go up once i get more ram but not sure.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    Heck, my ghetto two year old Gig of ram, x800pro, AMD3500+ can handle HL2 on medium settings. I would say that you should shoot for being able to run crysis on low-medium.
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    Default Re: Best Budget gaming Rig

    i was going to say (As above)
    my system is listed in my sig (All barr the OS which is now windows 2000 & Ubuntu Linux)

    and in 2k, i can run HL2 on medium settings @ 1024x768 with no problem, adverage about 50FPs, on high i get about 20-30fps


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