$500 Computer

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Feb 14, 2009

$500 Computer by playallday at 10:25 PM (9,351 Views / 0 Likes) 121 replies

  1. playallday
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    meh, I'd prefer to order a customized one but not make a new one. also your RAM is a bit expensive. on tigerdirect 4 gigs is that expensive.link
     
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    well the gfx card for you what your paying isnt worth it
    its has 2GB of memory which is pointless unless your running it off a 40" screen but the actual card wouldnt probably be even to keep up at those res's during games anyway
    a 4830 is pretty much equal to a 9800GT for a lot less then that 9500GT
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16814127394

    the ram is also a bit excessive for the rest of the computer
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16820208344
    consider that instead or a 2x 1GB for dual channel

    power supply needs to go also but you are probably gonna end up paying more for a better one
    currently looking right now...

    now that motherboard isnt needed since you are only getting a dual core celeron
    a lower end board would be a lot better for the build
    but also now that I see the CPU it looks like it will bottle neck the GPU...


    as far as shipping fees, newegg isnt going to waive the fees
    they ship from the US to CN

    thats the US site in USD
    tigerfirect.ca is where you want to look
     
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    Well, anyone want to reply?
     
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    there are 2 things limiting RAM:
    1. mainboard (hardwarewise)
    2. OS (32 bit/64 bit)

    can this mainboard really handle 8 GB of RAM?
     
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    no way
    at least 400 watt
     
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    yup 400w or 450w is you wanna be on the safe side, just in case
     
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    this thing with those PSU's if that its they are a bad brand for buying PSU's
    bascially probably 3 days from when you get it the PSU will fry it self and may take every other part in the computer with it

    trusted power supplies
    PC Power & Cooling
    Corsair

    those are the companies that are most pretty much most reliable and popular

    this PSU would do very good
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16817703015
     
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    any gfx card will fit as long as its PCI-e 16x
    the problems come from the case not being able to fit the card in
     
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