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Old 08-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm looking to spend between $1000-$1200 for parts for a new pc. I dont need a monitor, speakers, etc. Just the computer. I want to use the computer for gaming and multimedia. So please recommend me all the parts that I will need. Thanks
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This build comes to $1,165 before mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

2x Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
(if you play at 1680x1050 or lower you should be fine with one of these)

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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puddle jumper build is a bit pricey, I would just change the cpu to the q6600, and save 100 bucks or so.
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I agree, with what else you're going to put in there i'd get the q6600.
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The q9550 is better but if you need to save some money the q6600 is the way to go.
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I'd prob upgrade to 4gbs, gskill is about 80 bucks on newegg w/ free shipping.
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I'm looking to spend between $1000-$1200 for parts
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puddle jumper build is a bit pricey, I would just change the cpu to the q6600, and save 100 bucks or so.
He's look for a build that is between $1000-$1200. He wants performance not budget.

But if you do want to save you could cut the PSU down to the 550vx and the cpu as mentioned.

Otherwise puddle's build is great.
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on tigerdirect OCZ dual channell pc6400 (800mhz) is 25 bucks for a gig. really approx 50 bucks, and there is no rebate. on newegg for 2 gigs it says 60 bucks before a rebate. tiger u dont have to mess around with the rebate
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there's no way i'd buy a current (batch unknown) q6600 over a 9550 right now.
the 9550 will NO DOUBT run cooler and faster, unless you can overclock the 6600 quite a bit, which is hit or miss lately. a 9550 is WORTH 100 dollars more IMO.
i have a vx550 and it is a VERY good and stable PSU.
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