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WestAfrica
10-26-2010, 10:58 AM
I just want a basic comp, not for games or anything. Ill be plugging it in to my tv.

Or if anyone have Civ 5, what specs do you need to play that. I was thinking about that game.

ragingcrayon
10-26-2010, 11:02 AM
if u wann aplay any game u NEED alienware.

209manny
10-26-2010, 01:22 PM
if u wann aplay any game u NEED alienware.

no.


$300 decent system

http://www.ascendtech.us/customkititems.asp?kc=DTEBYAMDPII9452

Boatski
10-26-2010, 01:33 PM
build with parts from newegg. how much are you wanting to spend?

ragingcrayon
10-26-2010, 01:44 PM
no.


$300 decent system

http://www.ascendtech.us/customkititems.asp?kc=DTEBYAMDPII9452

ur sarcasm detector sux

209manny
10-26-2010, 01:54 PM
ur sarcasm detector sux

smileys help :)

leafs43
10-26-2010, 02:11 PM
You can build a really nice rig for about $800 that would cost you double at retail.

I mean really there is not as many parts to a computer as one would think.


The most important part of a computer is its motherboard and its CPU. If you can get those two items at fair deals, the rest is real easy.

Of course there is a lot of planning into which ones to get. Motherboards are different in slots they offer and what CPUs they are compatible with. This requires probably the most research. Getting a good combo of these 2 items should be almost half the expense of your computer you are looking to build.

Anubis18
10-26-2010, 03:18 PM
You can build a really nice rig for about $800 that would cost you double at retail.

I mean really there is not as many parts to a computer as one would think.


The most important part of a computer is its motherboard and its CPU. If you can get those two items at fair deals, the rest is real easy.

Of course there is a lot of planning into which ones to get. Motherboards are different in slots they offer and what CPUs they are compatible with. This requires probably the most research. Getting a good combo of these 2 items should be almost half the expense of your computer you are looking to build.

x2 first computer I built I was amazed at how easy it was. Make sure that your cpu and motherboard have the same socket number, get a fair amount of ram, and if you want to play games you will need a decent video card. Other than that its basically personal preference, and won't cost alot of money. Your cpu and video card will probably be the most expensive parts, if you really don't plan to game then the quality of your video card isn't all that important and you can get one really cheap. It will literally cost you about half to build it

WestAfrica
10-26-2010, 04:51 PM
I dont really play computer games. My friend bought a custom build with specs good enough to run ff14 at a good rate.

Im just honna be using comp for music and personal use. Misc, surfn wed, and porn not srs.



Jk



porn srs

Daly_City
10-26-2010, 05:23 PM
I just want a basic comp, not for games or anything. Ill be plugging it in to my tv.

Or if anyone have Civ 5, what specs do you need to play that. I was thinking about that game.

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


go to electronic frys and buy everything from there


then ur better off getting an acer

terrorwrist
10-26-2010, 05:31 PM
what's your budget?

WestAfrica
10-26-2010, 06:54 PM
Prob under 500. I dont need a high tech comp. Just something decent. I looked on Frys site. They have stuff 300-500 but im beta at specs and details.

ricflaironpcp
10-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Prob under 500. I dont need a high tech comp. Just something decent. I looked on Frys site. They have stuff 300-500 but im beta at specs and details.

If you want to play Civilization 4, build around this.

Operating System: Windows® Vista/7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
DirectX®: DirectX® version 11

Make sure you get a motherboard or a video card with an HDMI out (although DVI would be sufficient depending on your TV and if you have a pair of external speakers. Shouldn't be too hard to find HDMI though it's pretty standard.)

I'd also suggest purchasing a Blu Ray Reader/Writer instead of a regular DVD drive if you want to use this hooked up to an HDTV.

You could easily build this for around 500.