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Build a gaming rig, first time.

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by bgil66, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. hey guys I hope that this can be posted here. As a current gamer on a slow laptop I just secured an older pc a Gateway GT 5428 [​IMG][​IMG]
    and would like to gut it and create my first rig for perhaps $1000 or so. Since this is a relatively small tower how would you go about fitting it with the correct gear? Or would you not even bother? Thanks
  2. Cristian Haba

    Cristian Haba
    #555 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Staff Premium Member

    For $1000 (USD/CAD) you can get a medium to high spec rig, depending on where you want to allocate large portions of your funds (assuming you have a monitor already).

    I would personally look to see if the PSU (power supply) is adequate, but my suspicio is that it's not, in which case you have to decide if the case is worth keeping. Personally I wouldn't keep it, for 30-50$ you can get a proper case with way better air flow.
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  3. yeah your right as just watching vids of carey holzman on you tube and he's using a corsair 200r. so just may replicate pretty close to what he does on their. thanks.
  4. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    If you got a thousand bucks to spend I would never buy such an old PC. You can have a tip top system for way less and even include a proper steering wheel.

    There is no fun in having all the peripherals but don't have the PC power to use it in the most immersive way.
  5. lol I never said I spent $1000 on this pos. it was given to me to fix and keep. would gut it and spend 1k on the parts since already have the case. but will probably get a corsair case.
  6. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Ah sorry, misunderstood your question :) I'd go for a large case as well.
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  7. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Keep it if just want a basic browser or office PC, what's inside?
  8. I may donate it to a church as already have my laptop and dont want too much gear laying around, plus will be building one soon.
    It has Vista, Pentium D 935 (3.2 GHz) 1 GB DDR2 250 GB HDD ... Optical Drive Spec: DVD ±RW, 16X multi-format dual layer drive. onboard audio/video. 56k v92
  9. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    I'd say donate your gonna not make that a "gamer"
  10. as schumi would always say "obviously" ;)
  11. I'd skip that and start again. Cases are cheap enough and you'll not be gimped for space.
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  12. got it free. was going to build with existing case but its junk. going for a corsair case and some nice parts I have set up beginning with a i7
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  13. Thatys more like it. I have a corsair 500r in white, best case ive ever bought.
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