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    Gaming PC on the cheap

    If I were to build a capable gaming PC on the cheap whilst just replacing the CPU, Motherboard, Graphics Card and Ram, what's the best price I could do it in? I would be using my existing case, SATA HDD, OCZ 450W PSU.

    Any help appreciated.

    Worth noting I have an alternative system I use for day-to-day tasks so this new one would be for gaming only.

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    Q6600, ABIT IP35 motherboard, OCZ 8500 ddr2 4gb

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    what would your budget be?

    I have always been a PC gamer and built my last kick-ass rig at the end of last year.

    I am getting fed-up now though with game publishers either abandoning the PC or releasing inferior conversions 6-12 months after the console releases.

    I Intend to get myself a PS3 at the end of the year & do my gaming on that from now on, I sadly suggest you do the same.

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    Sorry guys- should have mentioned. Would like to try and cap near £200-£250. Thanks.

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    jallsey;6408126

    I have always been a PC gamer and built my last kick-ass rig at the end … I have always been a PC gamer and built my last kick-ass rig at the end of last year. I am getting fed-up now though with game publishers either abandoning the PC or releasing inferior conversions 6-12 months after the console releases. I Intend to get myself a PS3 at the end of the year & do my gaming on that from now on, I sadly suggest you do the same.



    Good point. I have traditionally been just like you for as long as I can remember. It's only been since the last year or so that I have found myself using the PS3 more. I do feel PC gaming is on the demise and only a few select good titles remain on the upcoming list.

    One thing is I still find it hard to adapt the control pad to FPS games. Keep trying, remains hard and am getting better but I'll maybe be 20-30% as good as I am on the PC with mouse. Yep, the difference is that significant.
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