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Build me a gaming PC cheap

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MrMurphy, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I used to be in the computer parts biz, but that's been six years.

    Assuming I get into the USAF and survive basic and tech school I will have several thousand $ sitting around and I want my own PC.

    I want a 17" monitor, flat screen or not doesn't matter, and a good Pentium IV capable of playing any high end game out there and running online games. Not much else (standard MS word and crap like that, but I'm mostly a gamer).


    What's currently the "good enough to very good" specs re: RAM, video cards, speed, etc..




    How good are those $500 with rebate Dells?
     
  2. David_G17

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    build your own!

    ~snickers b/c i beat everyone else who wanted to say it~

    i recommend:

    get a 256 meg video card.
    at least a gig of ram.
    at least 2.8 GHz. P IV
     

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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    6 years ago?

    what were you 12?
     
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I'm 26 now. I was 20 then. Duh.



    I know how to build my own, I don't know what's currently "top of the line" for gaming machines, so i asked.
     
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  6. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Google's antigun last I heard... so I asked here.