I'm trying to build a low-budget computer.

nickv360

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Here is what I've got:

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-K8NS Ultra-939 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128263

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor - Retail - ($150)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103501

Case
Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Computer Case - Retail($65)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811129150

Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100556L Radeon 9800PRO 128MB 256-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail($125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102477

PSU
350w(With Case)

Memory
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail - Retail($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145440

Sound Card
(Onboard)

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM($65)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148040

Optical Drive
LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S Black - Retail ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106988

Total - $663.80

The prices listed next to specific parts are estimates but the total at the bottom is newegg's final total with shipping. It's not really a gaming computer, but would it be able to run any current game at least with medium settings? Recommendations/comments please.
 

ryanv12

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That's solid, but I would also take kooldrew's suggestion. It won't cost much more, but what's your overall budget?
 

ryanv12

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Hit and miss in what way? I put corsair valueselect in a lot of computers that I build or help build for other people and I haven't run into any problems...they all run to specs.
 

DaveSimmons

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Good advice from KoolDrew.

Spend the extra for a 6600GT -- if you can't find a good price at newegg, look for one in the Hot Deals forum they have been down to $150.
 

mshan

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"Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Computer Case"

That case is apparently quite snug with a full ATX mobo in it:
http://moddin.net/review.asp?ReviewID=157

You may not be able to put a full size drive in the bottom drive bay and your hard drive could conceivably interfere with a large video card.

Why not the Antec 3000B (Amazon) and something like a Fortron power supply? Slightly more expensive than the SLK1650B, but much more expandable and roomy to work in.
 

The Pentium Guy

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Read around, the 1650B is not like the other antecs, it's more flimsy and not up to good build quality (according to a few people)