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Choices in building gaming computer on a budget

All my son wants for Christmas is to build a gaming computer. The budget is limited. I'm looking at "barebones" kits on tigerdirect. My question is, should I allocate money to using the latest (Core 2 Duo) Processors, or am I better off to save by buying a P4 and adding a lower-end graphics card? What about AMD processors? My son seems suspicious of anything without "Intel Inside", but I note an Athlon is even cheaper than a P4. Obviously, the less expensive the basic kit, the more we have for drives, accessories, etc.

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  • fitzonguam Dec 27, 2008

    Um, unfortunately, the Bank is a little more breakable than that!
    We're hoping to be under $500 with drives, etc . . . which brings me to the question, faster processor or separate graphics card?



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The best for a good gaming computer without breaking the bank would be a system using the AMD Phenom cpu. I hope this helps.

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