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Old 09-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could I have some suggestions for a $900 build? I prefer Intel and Nvidia. This computer will be used for gaming.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel is a good choice right now but ATI's new 4850's and 4870's are the best bang for your buck right now.
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This build comes to $835 before mail in rebates. I realize you prefer nvidia but the HD 4850 is cheaper and faster than its nvidia competitors.

Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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 DVDĪR DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black 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

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
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Puddle Jumper's build is pretty much exactly what I would pick, except I would get the Antec 900 case:

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Should still fit in the 900 dollar budget.

EDIT: You're not getting it for yourself though, right? Because from what I can see in your signature, this build wouldn't be that big of an improvement over your current one, especially not worth 900 bucks.
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Actually that was my original intention because I'd like to have 2 computers instead of just 1. Another option would be for me to take the best parts out of my current build and replace them with downgraded parts since it will no longer be used for gaming after we have another computer.
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i'd just upgrade your current computer and build a $400 family computer or w/e it is going to be used for.

Looks to me as if Your PSU/Case/Mem/HDD are all decent. and the gpu really isn't that bad.... lol

So yeah... i'd just build a low budget computer to save money, unless you just want to have a new computer to mess with for gaming.
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Could I have some suggestions for a $900 build? I prefer Intel and Nvidia. This computer will be used for gaming.
$1,043.22 with 3 day shipping on newegg *Currently saving up for*

This is also a FULL RIG just missing I/O

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260XPB GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies


Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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 DVDĪR DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners


Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems


Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

this will give you much more then a bang for your buck
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this will give you much more then a bang for your buck
Compared to what? Puddles build?

Besides the fact that it has 2 gig of ram its basically the same. As already stated the guy doesn't need a new pc, he can just put $$$ into new parts.
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RAM with better timings, and not as expensive as most OCZ
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Anted 300/900
Q6600/E8400
4850

they pretty much alrdy said it
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Just wanted to let you know that I saw this while browsing for cases the other day:


Newegg.com - Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Antec case with 500W PSU, for 79.99 after instant + mail-in rebate. Should save you around 120 dollars off some of the current builds that people have posted for you. Antec makes good quality PSUs, so no worries there.
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