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Old 01-02-2006, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys

Just got a nice little bonus at the end of the year, and I want to buy my kids a new computer. I have a vague idea of what kind of stuff they want in that thing, but I'm not really all that knowledgable in the latest computer tech. So if you fellas can help out a guy and put together a few systems within a reasonable price range ($1500-$1600) I'd really upreciate it.

They want a gaming PC. They've been bugging me to get one with GeForce 7800 video card. I've read up on that (and more importantly looked up the prices) those things seem pretty expensive, but they seem to vary in price anywhere from $300 to over $500 so I don't know if that would fit into the computer and still have all the other good stuff within my price range, but if you can fit it in, my kids will be really happy (but if you can't they'll settle for a lesser one

Anyways, by put together a few systems, I mean like using the customize option like the ones dell.com have, but I mean you don't have to use dell whatever you guys think is the best.

Thanks.
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if you are worried about prices, www.pricewatch.com is your best friend
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Building it yourself is the best and cheapest way to do it. If you are willing to try that I will select out the parts for you from newegg. That budget will get you a pretty nice system. Do u have a monitor or anything already?

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=82566
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh why thank you for linking to my thread

Anyways defintely build your own.

Your looking at an MSI K8N NEO4-F for stability
X2 3800+ for super multi tasking
Defintely some 2*1GB corsair valueselect
Big hdd's 250GB's
Case pick one out that your kids will like
Antec truepower 550W power supply
eVGA 7800GT

That would defintely be inside 1500 dollars

[B]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249


get a better psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032


http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144089

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102178

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

That would be around 1500 dollars
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The dream of power supplies; the modstream!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155

Get a case without a power supply (or cheap one), otherwise your paying for 2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811116183

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133147

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133148

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144026
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I wouldn't even want to attempt building a PC myself. Have never so much as changed a screw in one. Don't even really have time to learn either.

I tried going to monarchcomputers.com to build one based on the parts you guys suggesting here, but alot of the parts you listed don't show up there in the drop down windows, plus there are a ton of stuff that I don't even know if they are neede or not. I tried to play around there to customize a system myself, but I don't know how to get it here for you guys to tell me that all the stuff will work, since linking it will only take you to the default setting and not the one I customized.

Oh btw I don't need a monitor I can use the one from the old PC (the monitor itself is not old)
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Yeah monarchs building setup is brutal. Otherwise there prices and parts are great.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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do you know anyone that can assemble computers? you can take the components to a PC shop & pay for them to assemble it.
Almost EVERYBODY has a computer nerd on their block
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I used the "monarch nemisis custom sli" to build this (although i chose a non-sli board). total came to $1512, plus shipping and maybe building charge....hope that helps.


Monarch Nemesis Custom Modded Desktop (PCI-E w/SLI) 99.00 1/3/2006
Cases: 100159 - NO PS - Antec Performance One P160 ATX Mi 101.99
Power Supply: 100162 - PS 520W - OCZ ModStream ATX 2.01 Power Su 99.82
Case Fan: None
Motherboard: 110480 - MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum Audio/GB-LAN/PCI-E/ 122.00
Processor: 120244 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core 512K Per 322.72
Thermal Grease: None
Heat Sink Fan: 800083 - None - Fan REQUIRED - except with RETAIL
Memory: 140215 - DDR (400) 3200 - 2 GB DDR (2 pcs 1GB) OCZ 199.68
2nd Memory: None
Hard Drive: 150525 - SATA - Seagate (ST3200826AS) 200 GB/7200- 110.71
2nd Hard Drive: None
3rd Hard Drive: None
4th Hard Drive: None
RAID Controller: None
RAID Setup: None
CD/DVD-ROM/CD-RW: 160237 - DVD±RW - NEC ND-3550A 16X Dual Layer DVD± 49.00
CD-RW/DVD-RW: None
2nd CD-RW/DVD-RW: None
CD-RW Software: None
DVD-ROM Software: None
Sounds Card: None
Video Card: 190465 - eVGA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB DDR3/PCI-E/VIV 300.69
Video Capture: None
TV Tuner: None
Modems: None
Network Card: None
Wireless Network Card: None
Mod Kits: None
Round Cable: None
Case Light: None
Case Function Add On: None
Operating System: 210112 - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2 89.71
Additional Software: None
Antivirus: None
Warranty: 800099 - 6 months - Parts & Labor - No Software Su
Hot Rush: None - Standard Order ( ships within 10-15 busines
Half Life 2 Promotion: None
Lance Armstrong: 270447 - Lance Armstrong LIVE STRONG wristband
Free Giveaway: None
FREE Patriot SD USB Flash Kit: None - Temporarily Unavailable
BONUS Maximum PC 1 Year Subscription: None
Monarch Logo Stickers: 800058 - Nemesis Logo (pictured above)
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Sorry, forgot mouse, keyboard....
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