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Old 07-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone give me a suggestion on a $900 budget build? I already have a monitor and Vista.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why do u need a new build if ur current comp is great
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We had a compaq laptop but it broke for good so we're getting a new desktop. There are 4 people in my family so it is very convenient to have 2 computers.
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what will it be used for? what resolution is ur monitor? Are you going to overclock it? Do you want AMD or Intel? NVIDIA or ATI? or u dont care (best bang for the buck)
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oh srry... I guess I should have specified... the monitor is 1024X768, and I'd like Intel and Nvidia.
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This system comes to $775 before mail in rebates

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i agree with puddle

but if u dont need 640GB u can go with 500GB/320GG/250GB

GPU: 4850 best bang for the buck and will beat the most of the cards including the 8800GTS/9800GTX

u can save some money on the PSU
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if u want a cheaper cpu u can go with e7200 or e2180
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This system comes to $775 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

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Looks great.. just to let you know OP, the HD 4800 series are powerful, and a big step-up from an 8800gt, (the HD 4850 for example)

But since you like nVidia + Intel, consider the 9800gtx+
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Looks great.. just to let you know OP, the HD 4800 series are powerful, and a big step-up from an 8800gt, (the HD 4850 for example)

But since you like nVidia + Intel, consider the 9800gtx+
Since his monitor is 1024x768 a 8800gt should have no problem maxing out any game except crysis.
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Ya I forgot about that.. Idiot me
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