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Old 07-26-2006, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a new computer for gaming/college. My budget is about 2100 but I can go higher. I was going to buy a premade comp but they seemed too expensive. My current PC was built by my brother and I but it is outdated now. Can someone give me links and info for the best computer components in my price range? I would like a monitor since mine is like 6 years old. Also a nice new optical mouse + keyboard. As I said before it can go a bit over.. my parents are paying for 2000 of it so I can dish out a bit over that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A few questions:

Where do you live? I need to know to calculate funds and to figure out where you can buy parts.

$2000 is alot of money for a complete system with LCD monitor. You will get a very nice system for the price.
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Yeah, really. I bought my current setup (in my sig) from a guy here on TF for $1500... and that included games.
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I live in Northern California, I was told newegg.com is the cheapest but im not sure. keep in mind i will go over the price I posted if needed if I have to. The only thing that tore me between building a comp and buying premade was the free LCD monitor you get with premade often.
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Often times, however, it's a crappy LCD. Also, they sometimes use lower quality proprietary parts, so if they have to be replaced after warranty is up, it can cost an arm and a leg.
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exactly.. it might be free, but the rest of the crap is.. well, crap..
If talldude doesnt post a build tonight ill get to it too.... 2000 will be a **** nice compy
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Thx guys I appreciate the quick responses. I know ive said this already but I 2000 is on the low end of what I expect to pay... I wan't a decent gaming rig.
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I actually just posted a question like this. My budget is between 2000 and 2500 and this is what I got for a response....

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (out today?)
Motherboard: Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H
RAM: 2 gigabytes (two one gigabyte sticks in dual channel)
PSU: Thermaltake toughpower W0104RU ATX12V 650 watts
Video Card: eVga 7900 GT
Hard Drive: WD Raptor WD1500ADFDRTL 150 GB 10,000 RPM
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does that include monitor, casing, mouse, keyboard for price?
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any more suggestions maybe with links to all parts like case, Graphics card, good gaming mouse keyboard... all that stuff? It would really help me as I don't have too much experience with computer parts.
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