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Old 01-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, Its rolling around tax time and i need a computer. The one in my sig i ended up selling when i was in Basic Military Training(bad mistake) so now im stuck. My wife and I were thinking of getting laptops but I simply can not find a laptop that i want to pay a lot of money for that isnt for gaming ><.

So heres what im looking for:

19" LCD prefer 22" Widescreen
dual core maybe that new Q6600
a really nice Video Card
and maybe some overclocking potential

I only have 1000-1200 to spend though so thats the down side.

I like playing games like WoW, Counter-Strike Source, Battlefield, and I want to try that new game Crysis.

Can someone help me build this dream comp for an affordable price? thanks!

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Old 01-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sucks that you sold your comp, all you really needed for that comp was a 8800GTS 512mb and you would have been set


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Old 01-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want a lappy that will game... try this one:

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

it's the Vostro:


C2D 7250
15.4 XGA +Trulife
160GB 7200 rpm hard drive
M8600GT video

put it's at little over 1K so you might be able to get a lappy that you can play games and still bring it to work with you.

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Well im kinda stuck making this computer now...Heres what i was thinking about so far:

Q6600 - $274.99
EVGA 512MB 8800GT - $259.99
WD 250GB HDD - 69.99
CHIMEI 22" Widescreen LCD - 239.00
SAMSUNG DVD Burner /w lightscribe - 29.99

Total 951.95

Its a little high maybe i could change somethings out but i still need:

Motherboard(good overclocker)
Computer Case

and i think thats is...can anyone help me make this work?

Edit: Yeah i could go with a laptop but theres just something about me that feels a quad core CPU with an 8800GT for the same price is just so much better. Laptops are small which is what i would love its just they wont do what i want them to for my price >_<
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man i hate this. This is so hard to make this computer...GAH!
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mother board Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
psu Newegg.com - Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB - Retail

and case Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
i do recommend getting a third fan for the case, i personally have this case and its great fits my tuniq tower fine.
i recommend this as a cooler if you are over clocking the stock one is horrible for quads. Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

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Intel Core 2 Quad: Q6600 - $280 (TankGuys [Guranteed G0])
Gigabyte P35-DS3R - $125 (Newegg)
Crucial Ballistix - $75 (Newegg)
eVGA 8800GT 512mb - $260 (Newegg)
HannsG HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor – $170 (Newegg)
SAMSUNG DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe - $30 (Newegg)
XCLIO 6030PLUS Black (If you buy this, it’ll come with a 600W PSU for free [combo ends on 1/31/08]) - $50 (Newegg)

Grand total = $1040

Does that look good? But then again.. you'll need the Tuniq Tower which is another $50 (SVC.com).

You could probably change around the RAM and Monitor, but that's what I thought would be good in your price range. :happy:
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Newegg had the Ballistix tracers for $40.00 after rebate.
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ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 G0 Stepping Conroe 2.66GHz 4MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80557E6750 SLA9V $190
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $75
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $99
NCIXUS.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - 512-P3-N801-AR. $228
Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail $90
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM $30
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $120
ClubIT Product - Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive OEM WD2500KS $65
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail $22
Total is 919. Pick whatever monitor you would like to go w/ it. I would pick an HD 3870 card since all the lower priced 8800's are out of stock but thats up to you.

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