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Old 01-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1500$ Budget

A friend of mine is looking to build a new computer with 1500$.
Me and him being out of the loop with the new processors and such, what would you suggest?
Core i7?
No monitor, keyboard, mouse.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Core i7 would be a good bet with that budget. Check the hundreds of builds posted the past week or two for a good idea of what to build.
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Alright, I will do that. Just making sure 1500$ is a fine budget. Thanks
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that's a pretty good build ethan. but i might switch the hdd out for a western digital.
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that's a pretty good build ethan. but i might switch the hdd out for a western digital.
Nothing wrong with Seagate. They're both top of the line.
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i meant to say it was my personal preference, i prefer western digital.
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Go with Ethan's build. You won't be able to get a better system for that price.
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that is a really good build. possibly might want to get a higher wattage for sli possibility in the future.
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The PSU Has enough power, but why bother with Quad SLI or even Quad CFX, both are a waste of time and money.. not to mention power
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