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Old 01-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not really into computer building, although I would like to get my self a nice setup. I'm not a very big gamer, but wouldn't mind to kill some people with counter-strike! But for the rest of the time, I'm going to need the computer to compile VB.NET and PHP junk =D And some downloads and videos.

Anyway I have a budget, about $1000. I'm trying to make sure that this computer build is super cool and semi/fast.

I've been looking into Intel CPU's, such as i7 and Core 2 Quad, but I have nothing against AMD.

So here is what I would like help with, (pretty much the whole build)
Looking for some good prices on Intel/AMD CPU with a motherboard. I'm planning to use a corsair water cooler, I've heard some good reviews on the cooler.
At least 6-8GB of RAM DDR3, I guess
Video, as long as it plays counter-strike =D And supports 20" HD Monitor, preferably with HDMI/DVI output for monitor.

Hard Drive, 250/500GB
Case that has optimal cooling. I don't want shinny fan lights or anything, just black with lots of vents and fans.
DVDRW drive
500Watt power supply? Enough or more?

Anyway, if anyone has the time to help me, please reply.

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500W is very enough. Also you have a big budget for those needs, I do counter strike and dev work on the computer in my sig.

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