Should total to about… $1100-1300 depending on what you have. It’s very similar to my setup now, it it’s a champ.
I’m not sure what the spreadsheet is for because we can’t upload them back to you, but I filled it out anyways if you have any ideas…
That’s a bit too pricy…I’m lookin’ $600 and under…Nice rig though!
AMD Athlon 64 2GhZ
1 GB Ram
EVGA Nvidia GeForce 7600
250 GB HD
ASUS Motherboard (Can’t remember specs off the top of my head)
That’s about what I’m looking at right now…BTW: I’m still saving up right now. I’ll start working in January and should be ready to buy in February or March.
You said you’re on a budget. What is the budget? It will help if you give us a ballpark figure. You said it’s entry level, so can’t be too much. There will be a big difference in components between $600 and $900 for example.
About $600 for the box itself, $200 or less for a monitor, $60 for the Surround Sound, and less than $60 for the keyboard and mouse.
I just built a system for around $700 (including monitor), its not a hardcore gaming machine, but it plays everything I want to at highest settings. I play Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, Oblivion, Dark Messiah, Star Wars: Empire at War, HL2 and Episode 1 and 2, etc…
AMD X2 3800 - OC’ed to 2.7 GHz
2 Gigs of DDR RAM - I forget the speed not at that PC right now
nVidia 8500gts - OC’ed to I believe 525Mhz and Memory at around 500Mhz
350 Gigs of HD space - 2 HD’s installed
500 Watt Power Supply
19’ Acer Widescreen monitor / 32’ LCD TV (if I feel like moving the PC to the living room )
If your not looking for a super fast, melt your face system, you can build something to play games on (and very well actually) for even cheaper. Use any spare parts you can, it will save you money.
That’s about what I’m looking at. I will upgrade my RAM later on, but I just want a box to start with.
My current Specs are looking like:
AMD Athlon X2 2.8Ghz
1Gb RAM (later upgraded to two or three)
nVidia 8500GTS 512Mhz memory
200Gb Hard Drive + 10Gb recycled drive for the OS(?)
450w supply (or will I need more?)
22" Acer Widescreen Flatpanel or 19" HDTV (they’re the same price…)
Sounds good to anyone? I want to be able to run: Bioshock, Halo 2, Portal, Crysis, Assassin’s Creed, etc. It meets all of those standards and recommended specs, but what do ya’ll think?