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Old 06-04-2007, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I am looking to build a new computer. I already have mice, keyboards, speakers, and the monitors.

Goal: A three-monitored (with the possibility of someday adding a fourth (not totally necessary)) computer with 2 lcds and one crt.

Budget: $500 maybe $550 if necessary.

Specifics: I don't plan to play any highly taxing computer games, actually I don't plan on playing any games besides the ones I work on (I will be programming games with it so it does have to be somewhat of a good card I suppose). It will be running Windows XP with the reality of running Vista in the somewhat near future. I need a somewhat big harddrive (around 200gb), and a cd drive (duh) and a dvd drive. I have no idea (well I do have somewhat) of the graphics cards this type of computer would need.

So I need a list of the parts and the prices if you may . Again I already have all the, uhm, what's the word, periferals, yeah! I just need the parts and a cool case I suppose (not too cool though, I'm on a budget!).

Thank you for your time and if any other is needed you know where to find me (here :laughing: ).
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
pick any case u like, i think the build i suggested is about 600$, without the gpu and a case and the cd drive. well, let me know if u want cheaper than that u could go with a e4300 and get a cheaper hard drive.
let me know what u think
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with that budget you won't be able to make a great build but you can make an ok one it would be better for you to save up and wait for july 22nd

build for now:
cpu: amd 4200x2
mobo: msi
Ram: 2x1gb g-skill
hdd: 320gb seagate barracuda 7200.10
psu: 400W forton, hiper, antec
case: centurion

july 22nd
cpu: q6600
mobo: gigabyte ds3
Ram: g-skill 2x1gb
hdd: seagate barracuda
psu: same
cpu cooler: tuniq tower

now with graphics it depends what each of the monitors are displaying? you could get an 8800gts 320mb and a cheap pci for the extra monitors
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Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5
Motherboard - Biostar TForce 550
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - G. Skill 2GB NQs
Graphics - MSI 8600GT
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - WD 250GB hard drive
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

I think this will suite your budget more. Total is $571.93
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Alright I will review these now, sorry for the long wait I was cooking, hah.
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well, u could go with what i suggested because u wanted a conroe build. but if u can work with amd then go with what b1gpal suggested. that is a really good build, but i think u should get a better video card. but ur budget is low, so u will be fine with that.
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I would of suggested a C2D build like yours siddanth, but the parts you suggested, comes to about $660. I just tried to fit his budget and needs, as much as I could, with the build I suggested.
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@siddanth and b1gapl
After seeing your posts (posted mine before I saw those two) I will have to go with b1gapl's. And would I just get a cheap PCI card for the third monitor? If so could you point me into the right direction, I really havn't a clue what would work and such. Thanks again.

@saltynay
Is there a big sale July 22nd or something? And sorry, no links and I'm hopeless. But to answer your question, 2 will be running at 1400x900 and the other, 1024x768.
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I think quad core if he's running enough apps to take up 4 screens then he obviously does alot of multi-tasking
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well, u did a good job as always. i would go with ur build as well if i was in that situation
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