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Help with a 700 Dollar Gaming Computer

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Topic: Help with a 700 Dollar Gaming Computer
Posted By: IglooGreenHouse
Subject: Help with a 700 Dollar Gaming Computer
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2009 at 6:35pm
Hey everyone here...
Im new, Hi. I am looking to get a 700 Dollar PC to run games like Fallout 3 and Crysis, ETC. I know virtually nothing about computers, so I would like your guy's help choosing a 700 dollar build.
Factors:
Probably want a pentium.
at least 4 GB of MEM.
A TB of Hard drive.
OS included (Would be nice to have a Windows 7 upgrade too)
 
Whatever help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. Without people like you I would be lost on my Atari 2600 even today. :)



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Posted By: EkomsDeew
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2009 at 6:56pm
crysis is an extremly demanding game so i pretty much built this around that game and it came out $915. a $700 gaming rig that can run crysis at a playable level is border line impossible. i didnt even add a monitor in this build and its a AMD build so its as cheap i can get it, and run crysis. crysis is used as a benchmark for people with extreamly powerful and expensive rigs, so if this isnt in your budget you may not be able to play crysis. the main reason it is so expensive is because crysis wont play if you use an ATI card, and only works with Nvidia cards (the card i chose for you is Nvidia). if you want to get a gaming rig that cheap and with the specs you said you wanted you may  want to look into building a computer yourself, but you said you dont kno the first thing about computers so your kinda in a bind Ermm. maybe you could save up a little more money, or wait about a month for the price on this rig to go down idk.
 
 
  • CASE: Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Black with Red Lightning)
  • Neon Light Upgrade: NONE
  • Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
  • POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 800 Watts Power Supplies (CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
  • CPU: AMD Phenom™II X3 710 Triple-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
  • COOLING FAN : XtremeGear Ultra Twin Heatpipes Cool Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)
  • MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset with PCIe slot DDR2 SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394, &7.1Audio
  • MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader)
  • FREEBIES: None
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)
  • VIDEO CARD 2: None
  • VIDEO CARD 3: None
  • Free Game: None
  • MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
  • LCD Monitor: NONE
  • 2nd Monitor: NONE
  • HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
  • Data Hard Drive: NONE
  • USB PORTABLE DRIVE: NONE
  • Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)
  • Optical Drive 2: NONE
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: 120 Watt Stereo Speakers (Black Color)
  • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
  • MODEM: NONE
  • KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
  • MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
  • Extra Thermal Display : NONE
  • Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NONE
  • Bluetooth: None
  • Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
  • VIDEO CAMERA: NONE
  • PRINTER: None
  • PRINTER CABLE: None
  • IEEE CARD: NONE
  • USB PORT: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • FLOPPY: NONE
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon: (Free Upgrade Coupon) Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium ($29-$29 Mail-In-Rebate = Free) (64-bit Edition)
  • FREEBIES: FREE! (Halo 2) Game
  • Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
  • SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • RUSH SERVICE: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
  •                                             $915



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    Posted By: peter0328
    Date Posted: 31 Aug 2009 at 9:32pm
    Crysis can run on AMD, just not as well as on NVIDIA.  For a budget build like this, the 4870 would perform better than the GTS 250.

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    GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P
    Asetek LCLC
    12GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator
    2x1TB RAID 0
    2x1TB
    LG BD Write/HD DVD Read
    Quad SLI EVGA GTX 295
    NZXT Khaos
    Windows 7 RC1 x64


    Posted By: Regus Fillman
    Date Posted: 01 Sep 2009 at 5:37pm
    Why the hell do you want to play Crysis? Or any FPS for that matter? Plus if you really like FPSs then just get another one. Crysis is the most demanding game out there, and needs a very powerful and expensive rig to run. Just get The Orange Box dammit. Crysis is over-hyped just because it's so demanding, if you have a Computer that can run it, you have a very powerful system. It's just as good as any FPS.

    Just, don't man. You don't need it.


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    Posted By: IglooGreenHouse
    Date Posted: 03 Sep 2009 at 4:32pm
    I actually wanted to more than anything else play Fallout 3 and Oblivion with many mods on high settings. I just used Crysis as an example because of this
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/build_a_500_pc_play_crysis_40fps?page=0%2C1 - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/build_a_500_pc_play_crysis_40fps?page=0%2C1
    Should anything that is really only for Crysis be changed with the build you made?
     
    Thanks for your guys' help.



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