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Old 03-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Building new PC - $2,100 price limit

I'm aiming to build a new computer in the near future. I've ordered from NewEgg.com before, so I'd prefer the use of that site, if possible.

So here it is, I want a build that's around $2,100 (shipping + taxes to 93312 area code)

I've come up with a few builds of my own, and I was wondering what else is out there for around the same price, depending on personal tastes, opinions, etc.

I'd be more than happy for a few complete build replies of what you would think to be a nice PC for around this price. Thanks :happy:

edit: by the way, this includes monitor/keyboard/mouse, as well <.<
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look into an i7 build with that kind of money. I would make a full build for you, but I have to head out, lol. Someone will post one.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look here:
Adjust my i7 build. Resurrection
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Could you guys help me in building a computer please? :x
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Please help with core i7 build
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$2000 i7 Build
That should get you started.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've never really tried making i7 builds, but I got this together. Someone will probably have something better though. :P

PCU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

GPU: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I get exactly 2, 100 after taxes.

Edit: Didn't see the mouse and keyboard, whoops. You could pick up cheap stuff from local stores though. I don't suggest buying expensive "gaming" mice and keyboards.
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Here's a little sumtin
Edit: Looks like dude above, beat me. Now you have 3 builds to choose from :freak:

Cpu & mobo:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

ram:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

gpu:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

hdd:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

psu:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

optical:
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

case:
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE Kublai Series KL02-B Black Aluminum front panel, SECC body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
This choice can be up to you, I just like this case in particular

Now I have no idea how big a monitor you want. I'll throw in some suggestions for some.
Newegg.com - ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 20000:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - ASUS MK241H Black 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with 1.3M Pixel Webcam 450 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 3000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Total is $1475 without a monitor/keyboard and there are $105 of mail on rebates. Nothing is set in stone these are just suggestions.
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That's a better bang for buck build. Mine's a little overpriced.
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He needs a monitor too.
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Thanks for those links

And thanks for the other builds from the rest of you! gives me a little bit of an idea of what else is out there.
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Save some cash and get the i7 920 vs the 940. It is about $300 more for the 940 and the benefits are not worth $300.
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Dont get that g.skill set that gt7sanremo said, they had like 70% negative reviews and one day they just vanished and its back to no comments. Grab the OCZ Platinums for $129 with Cas 7.
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