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Can you guys give me a full system that i can build for gaming I like to play certain games like COD, L4D and L4D2, Borderlands, Mass Effect those kind of games AMD or Intel build is fine, i know there's a thread where they posted some systems but i need one around $500-$600 that can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Thanks
 

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Well this build should do fine for what you need:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.304695
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H
CPU - AMD Athlon II x2 240 2.8GHz
Heatsink - Arctic Freezer Pro 7
RAM - G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2 800 CL5
GPU - XFX Radeon 4670 1GB
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
$294.19

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&Tpk=Corsair CX400W
PSU - Corsair CX400W
$49.99 - $10 MIR = $39.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=Antec_two_hundred-_-11-129-070-_-Product
Case - Antec Two Hundred
$39.95


TOTAL: $384.13 - $10 MIR = $374.13

That's a very cost-effective gaming build, should get better graphics performance than a console. Anything up to $450 won't be much better than this (it's a solid build, and you're saving $50 over what it would cost separately). However, you can get better by going up to $600, it's your call.
 

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An DVD optical drive would need to be added unless you have one.
 

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XFX uses oddball colors. The XFX card has two DVI outputs so you will have have to use the supplied VGA to DVI adapter if your monitor is VGA only.
The Sapphire brand I linked to has VGA and DVI connectors.
 

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i don't really use newegg but i just use tigerdirect.ca cause i bought stuff from there before some of the stuff you showed wasn't on the site but there were some other good stuff and thanks once again guys =D
 

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The XFX card has two DVI outputs so you will have have to use the supplied VGA to DVI adapter if your monitor is VGA only.
Newegg is linked to because of their reliability and excellent support. Tiger Direct is not because of their practice of substituting parts (owner's expense to return) and not so great support.
 

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nvm the video card comes with a dvi to vga adapter thanks guys! =D i love the build you guys posted =D but this will be able to play the games i want to play right?
Most of the games you named are also on the Xbox 360, and the computed we specced is more powerful than that so they should run great. It's isn't a top-end gaming build, but it is more than adequate for your needs.
 

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I agree with Tyree also, to many hassles with tiger direct on RMA issues and I dont like paying shipping charges to return a substitution I didnt approve!
 

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im also looking to bulind a new gaming computer from scratch, this is my first one. what i've gathered from the discussion is that the better site to use would be newegg? and i am assuming that with the games that SimonHuynh95 has asked about an online fps such as combat arms or america's army 3 will run just fine? ive been surfing around the net for ideas on where to start building but i believe i've mainly come across sites that are building the more high end stuff that i don't necessarily need. recently ive had problems with combat arms freezing or lagging too much to play. nexon, the company who made the game, told me to use a wired connection rather than wi-fi. when i switched i still had the same problem. with AA3 i couldn't even get it to start because it ran so slow. i was told my computer's specs were below the minimum. with these in mind i decided to build a new one from scratch. i also would like to save as much as i can, but also have the ability to upgrade later and for this computer to last me for a while. the site i am using as a basis for my first trip into the world of computer hardware is build-gaming-computers.com and they seem to recommend tigerdirect.com as the source for the parts.

in a much shorter version, i wish to build a newe computer from scratch that will allow me to play online first person shooters without lag and have the option to upgrade later while still lasting a while before i need to. the computer will mostly be used for online gaming but occasionaly i watch videos or play music. not video and audio editing, jsut enjoying them, though i suspect that the parts best for these games will also be able to handle video and music with absolutly no problem. im counting on you guys to guide me through this first experiance :D
 

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First-starting your own thread would be a better way to receive help.
The above posts reflect my opinion, and presumably linderman's, of Tiger Direct. Newegg has the best support period and you will ALWAYS get what you order.
That being said, do you have a budget in mind?
Asus & Gigabyte are top quality Mobo's
Seasonic and Corsair are top quality PSU's.
WD Black series Hd's have a64MB Cache (faster) and a 5 yr. warranty.
I don't game but, from what I understand, ATI GPU's offer the most bang for buck. Sapphire & PowerColor are good ATI chi[pped GPI's that offer good support.
OCZ-G.Skill-Corsair are good quality performance RAM. Cases are a personal choice. CoolerMaster and Antec make quality cases with good airflow at reasonable prices.
 

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What OS should I use, Windows XP or Windows 7, not many games or stuff is compatible with Windows 7 but it's a lot faster, on this computer i upgraded to Windows 7 and my webcam and my video card is not compatible with windows 7. As well some games weren't compatible with Windows 7 as well.
 
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