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Howdy. I need to make (or buy a premade) PC that can run Empire: Total War smoothly. I know I probably have to build one, as the graphics and video cards and such are pretty big. If anyone can help me find or build a PC, I'd love it. And also, my Price Range is $700 withOUT moniter. Cheaper would be nice. But it needs to run the game SMOOTHLY. Little or no glitches, no lags, etc.

Thanks in advance!
-Sir McCartney

Oh, would this computer do as well? (type into task bar)
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Your link does not work. You should definitely consider building.
We have compiled an assorted list using known good quality hardware:
It worked for me... It should be a valid link, but it was emailed to me, so it might be specificly for my email...
The link goes to gmail sign in.
In the link Tyree gives you above, even the $500.00 AMD build will more than cover Empire: Total War.
When you say the 500 buck one will more than cover it, are you saying it will run smoothly, or it will just... run...

I need it to run Empire and probably Napoleon Total War as well, smoothly, no lags, etc. If the 500 one will cover all this, reply again.
It should run smoothly.

Do you have a mouse, keyboard, speakers/headset and operating system? You will need to factor that as well if you don't have it.

Personally, I would go with the 800 dollar AMD build which actually adds up to $697.93. It seems more 'future proof', and will be able to run newer games if one ever catches your eye.
I don't have the speakers, OS, mouse, moniter, nor keyboard :(

I might be able to get a free moniter elsware though. So, adding this, how much is the 800$ AMD?
A free monitor :p? Hopefully it isn't a CRT Monitor.

The 800 AMD build is actually 700 but, with a OS(150), mouse (15 dollars), keyboard (25 dollars), speaker system(30 dollars) and possibly a monitor(150). That is a way overbudget.

Those prices aren't 100% accurate. I once bought a 14 dollar keyboard and it worked great, 2 dollar mouse. The operating system and monitor are the ones with a impact.
Actually, my uncle works at a tech place, and he, almost for sure, can get me a moniter. I have almost 700 right now, and I am starting my Summer Job soon, so I think all that should be OK. But Thanks for the advice

PS: Thanks so far to all of you who have posted some advice, it is very much appreciated.
Save you money until you can do it right. You will benefit in the end.
Would you recomend that I just get the $500 AMD w.all the crap I need, and that would work out fine and smooth with Empire?
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Optical Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Total comes to $624.87 + shipping
$20 in rebates-604.87
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OK, before anyone else gives me any ideas, know this: I need a OS, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. The OS should be Windows 7. The mouse and Keyboard need to be good, but not amazing. Speakers, so long as they work decently they pass inspection.

I know this is kind of pushy (seeing as a curse word fitting the occasion would be blocked), but I need price with all of this, not JUST the PC.
Windows 7 (32 or 64Bit) is $100 on Newegg.
Decent speakers-- Logitech Z313 2.1 $47:
Keyboards & Mice are kind of a personal preference. Do you want wired or wireless?
Wired or wireless... I only have 1 outlet (2 plug-ins), but I can use the big plug things... Which, of the same decency, is more3 pricey?

I plan on getting it by the end of this month, and I have $800 now, so any other advice would be lovely :)
The build that shotgn listed is fine ($624+change & shipping). Add speakers-Mobo-Mouse and you're set.
If I were you I'd go with the wired mouse and keyboard to avoid things dieing on you cuz they run out of juice. A crt monitor will work but the pictures are terrible on them, but they do work though even for win 7.
I'm honestly not sure what kind of moniter I'm getting (as a gift) but if it is not all that great... botttom line is it is only temporary
Well just save up and get a better one down the road, I unfortunitly have an old crt to use untill I get an lcd. The pic isn't bad but I can't really use the ati 4550 card I have installeddue to the crt monitor. There is no diffrence when using the crt monitor on the onboard video or my hd 4550 card.
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