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Build an AM2 gaming rig for under $675

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I picked a bunch of parts for you to build an AM2 system, capable of playing all modern games at medium/high settings. Be sure to double check for compatibility, I did already but you should too. Make sure to read my all-you-should-know guide on PCs.

 

The parts list:

The Case, comes with 3 120mm fans, and has room for 2 more! It is has 5 Cd bays, 3 hard drive bays, and 2 floppy bays. It comes with a power supply, but I would not use it, its a peice of smoking shit. :mellow:

Sunbeam ATX Mid Tower

Price: $62.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811166027

 

The Powersupply, great, cheap PSU. Dual 12v rails (18amp, 18 amp) 450 watts, and damned stable. I am currently using this one myself and I recomend it to anyone with a budget.

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN

Price: $51.50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817104954

 

The CD/DVD writer. Great drive, cheap, low access times, fast burning times.

[bSAMSUNG Black CD/DVD Writer (SH-S162A/BEBN)

Price: $34.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827151121

 

The Hard Drive, should get the job done :)

HITACHI Deskstar 160GB, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache, SATA II (3.0Gb/s)

Price: $57.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822145088

 

The Memory, Cheap, Fast, heatspreader, low latency

G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667

Price: $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820231050

 

Motherboard, Cheap yet effective!

MSI K9N Neo-F Socket AM2

Price: $76.95

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16813130050

 

Processor, Nice little processor, Will hit 2.4GHz+ :)

AMD Athlon 64 3200+

Price: $104.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103637

 

Video Card, A nice card, should hit 600/1600MHz

eVGA Geforce 7600GT

Price: $164.99 ($134.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814130017

 

Subtotal: 634.39

Plus Shipping: $39.75

Total: $674.14

 

SUGGESTED COOLING UPGRADES:

 

Thermaltake "Mini Typhoon" CL-P0268:

Price: $49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835106075

 

ZALMAN VF900:

Price: $33.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835118001

Edited by NickF

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No shipping would probably be another 30-40 bucks.

I'll check h/o.

EDIT yeah its $39.75:

Total: $674.14

Edited by NickF

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this is very similur to the computer i use for gamming. The 3200+ is a great processor and would highly recommned it for anyone.

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O.O lol my brother got this comp for 900$ from dell

 

 

Quadcore 2.4 ghz processors (9.6 ghz)

 

3 Gigs of DDR2 RAM (not sure the speed)

 

320 gig hdd

 

256 mb hd video card (we bought a 512 mb soon after)

 

 

so im sure if you take it down to 2 gigs and got a duel core instead it would be alot cheaper the only thing that this didn't come with is a screen lolz the screen he bought costs 500$ lol but its a hdtv.... so.... uhh.... yea..... lol

 

 

By the way this setup runs fear around 50 - 60 fps on highest settings

 

Wow 75 highest everything

Gta sa 60 highest everything (maxes out at 60 unless you turn it off)

oblivion at 45 highest everything

 

 

but i have yet to buy crysis so idk about it... lol but still

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