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#1 Sep 10 2010 at 11:57 AM Rating: Default
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At this point in time I really have no idea what to do. I have the game ordered for the 21st. But nothing to play it on.
With a limited budget of 600.00 and needing a total rebuild what would you all do to play it
On time?
#2 Sep 10 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
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I would take my 600 bucks go to the nearest casino and put it all on black.If i win id buy a good computer and play ffxiv if i lost well id have to consider canceling my preorder.
#3 Sep 10 2010 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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Do you have ANYTHING you can harvest?

I got my Mobo, CPU, Memory, and PSU for $360
add another 17 for DVD/RW drive (mine old one wasnt compatable with the Mobo)
that leave $223 for a graphics card if you already have a tv

NOW if you are wondering what I got for 360; I have a amd phenom II 955X4, Asus Mobo, 4gigs memory, and 700watt power supply

The key to getting it cheaper is to watch Newegg constantly for combo deals.I got my cpu and Mobo together and saved and i got the PSU and memory together and saved.
Hope this helps. I would post the actual combos that I used but they are no longer available

Edit-> just with some quick browsing I saw
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.509374
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.499572

Adds up to 385 for Mobo, Mem, PSU, and Cpu... also knock off $40 for mail in rebates and you end up at around $345... I never really factor in mail in rebates though because you usually get screwed one way or the other lol

Edited, Sep 10th 2010 2:19pm by shadowofclarence
#4 Sep 10 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, camp newegg like a fiend and you should be able to put together a pretty good computer for $600. Like Shadow said, if you have anything you can salvage like a case, monitor, hard drive, etc. you shouldn't have too hard of a time.
#5 Sep 10 2010 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
one thing that helped me while i was building my pc was finding which parts i wanted and doing a search in google products.it does all the comparison of prices among the top retailers,it even compared shipping prices.I saved about 300 after my build was done,which was enough for a graphics card
#6 Sep 10 2010 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I really don't know what I can save in my old computer. Its 7 years old. I've been told by a friend I can save anything.
#7 Sep 10 2010 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Why don't you post the details of your system for the techies to advise you. They've been a huge help to me 2 times now.

To give them my system info, i downloaded the free little program called CPU-Z (shows you your system details) and showed them screen shots of my "CPU" "Mainboard" "Memory" and "Graphics" tabs. Upload it to tinypic.com of you don't have a place to upload. Start with that and post it here. They'll tell you what can be salvaged or not.

When you do that, I suggest changing your main post title to something more like "Help/advice on salvaging old system" or something like that. Also add the link to your system stats to the main post as well at that time.

GL


Edited, Sep 10th 2010 2:45pm by RattyBatty
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#8 Sep 10 2010 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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With a PC that is 7 years old the most you're going to hope to salvage is the network interface card and sound card if it's not built onto the mobo, the case, and the monitor. Everything else is obsolete, non-upgradeable and akin to junk.
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#9 Sep 10 2010 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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currently im running it on max fine with
intel core 2 quad Q9400 2.7 ghz cpu
4gb DDR2 ram
pny geforce 465 gtx 1024mb card
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#10 Sep 10 2010 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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measureups wrote:
With a PC that is 7 years old the most you're going to hope to salvage is the network interface card and sound card if it's not built onto the mobo, the case, and the monitor. Everything else is obsolete, non-upgradeable and akin to junk.


You could take your CD/DVD drive out. The only thing you would have to look for is whether the new motherboard had an IDE interface to plug them into. Of course, your keyboard and mouse would port over as well. Pretty much any new mobo you get will have built in sound which will probably be superior to any older card you might have, so I wouldn't consider that unless it is really top of the line. Same goes for NIC. Will be built into the mobo, almost definitely.
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#12 Sep 10 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
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Oenos wrote:
$722. It's not 600, but it's good. If your redline budget is $600 after taxes and everything, you could go X3 CPU and look for an antec case/psu combo with a smaller psu. Your mobo would be cheaper also.

Or do an Athlon II X4 instead of Phenom II. A little lower performance, but usually quite a bit cheaper so it's a good value.
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#13 Sep 10 2010 at 5:21 PM Rating: Good
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#14 Sep 10 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Good
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Bezmir wrote:
At this point in time I really have no idea what to do. I have the game ordered for the 21st. But nothing to play it on.
With a limited budget of 600.00 and needing a total rebuild what would you all do to play it
On time?


I just posted a $601 rig for you in the main PC thread.
#15 Sep 10 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm playing the open beta ffxiv on a MacBook Pro 13" (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB Ram, nvidia geforce 330m 256mb) using Windows 7 64-bit via bootcamp...

I'm running the game on medium graphics and I am running it at a fairly good fps (there is no lag time between pressing the attack button and the actual attack, no lag in running, no lag in loaded player characters, no lag in graphics loading, etc).

Believe it or not, it is happening :-)
#16 Sep 10 2010 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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First off I would just like to say thanks to all of you for helping me.
I know that you didn't have to look up items for me but you did it anyway's and that's one of the greatest things about the people on ZAM. So again thanks for taking the time to help me out.

Second:

After looking at part's from this page and the main part's page I ended up telling the wife that well I needed more money for the computer.

Some of you know how it is when it comes to buying item's for yourself when your married and some of you will figure it out when your not single anymore lol.

So my new price range is 700.00 and I think I can get a good system built for that off of Newegg I didn't know it but they have some very nice deals on the weekends.

So again thanks for your help ZAM members.
#17 Sep 11 2010 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Here, check this out at newegg.com

1. AMD Athlon II X3 445 $80
2. Combo 493014 case/hard drive $80
3. MSI 785GTM-E45 $73
4. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ $82
5. BFG Tech GS-550 550W $60
6. SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R OEM $17
7. GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB $208
8. Windows 7 64bit Home OEM $100


Total: $700



Edited, Sep 11th 2010 2:15am by pancr71
#18 Sep 11 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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This is what I came up with on 700.00. What do you think?

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103871 105.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277 91.99

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130562 169.99

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131646 119.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073 54.99

LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811148030 34.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754 99.99

Dynatron DB1206SPG PCI Slot Case Cooler
Item #: N82E16835888602 4.99

Total:682.92

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