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Old 10-10-2007, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright this is for a friends class so thats why the budget is so high and try to get close to the budget. Since its high budget I assumed it would need to do everything. Need suggestions for a computer that would be overclocked and one that wouldn't. The budget includes hardware, case, monitor, and OS.

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Need suggestions asap because its due tommorow. Don't need tons of details because I know abit about hardware so just throw in suggestions and thats fine.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This computer is supposed to be used in the classroom. Too. so include useful software. : ) please. This is for my girlfriends class. It's due tomorrow. I'm not as computer savy as she thinks I am. All help is appreciated. Thank You
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Case - Lian-Li PC-A70A Full Tower
Motherboard - Abit IP35 Pro
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM (From ClubIT.com)
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 x2
Power Supply - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610w
Graphic cards - Sapphire HD 2900Pro 512MB x2
Hard drives - Western Digital 74GB 10k RPM and Western Digital 750GB x2
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Sound card - Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster OEM
Monitor - Samsung 245BW 24"
OS - Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Keyboard - Logitech G11
Mouse - Logitech G5
CPU Cooler, if overclocking - Tuniq 120 (From svc.com)
Speakers - ???

If not overclocking, then just get the regular retail version of the Q6600, intead of the OEM.

I don't normally suggest the full budget, but you said to keep it close, so I tried.

But if it were me, I would just spend half of it, and save the rest for future upgrades:


Case - Cooler Master 690
Motherboard - Abit IP35 Pro
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM (From ClubIT.com)
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 x2
Power Supply - Corsair 550VX
Graphic cards - Sapphire HD 2900Pro 512MB
Hard drives - Western Digital 750GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Monitor - Samsung 226BW 22"
OS - Windows XP Pro 64-bit OEM
Keyboard - Logitech G11
Mouse - Logitech MX518
CPU Cooler, if overclocking - Tuniq 120 (From svc.com)
Speakers - ???
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Well what if you only had a $2000 budget so that I can put the rest into software and other accessories? This computer needs to be used by a teacher in a classroom setting. I have no idea about computers and am really hating this assignment right now.

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Then go with the second list I posted. It comes to a total around the $2k mark.

What is the main purpose of this computer?
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Basically similar to what a college student would use a computer for....documents, presentations, researching on the internet, listening to music...the usual.
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Default Re: $3500 budget for gaming and video editing (needs everything)

I think it is just a "what if" thing. Doesn't sound like anything is getting purchased.
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Correct, but I still need the prices and a list of the stuff.
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Then you don't need to spend anywhere close to $3500 for that kind of computer. Here is a revised list:

Case - Cooler Master 690
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3L
CPU - Intel Dual Core E2180 2.0GHz
RAM - 2GB G. Skill DDR2-800 NQs
Power Supply - Rosewill RP550
Graphic cards - EVGA 8600GT 256MB
Hard drives - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Monitor - ViewSonic Optiquest 20"
OS - Vista Home Premium 32-bit OEM
Keyboard & Mouse - Microsoft SB2 Combo
Speakers - Logitech X-230

Comes to a total, under $1k.
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Default Re: $3500 budget for gaming and video editing (needs everything)

No, it is a project to make a list of the stuff.

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Case - Cooler Master 690
Motherboard - Abit IP35 Pro
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM (From ClubIT.com)
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 x2
Power Supply - Corsair 550VX
Graphic cards - Sapphire HD 2900Pro 512MB
Hard drives - Western Digital 750GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy
Monitor - Samsung 226BW 22"
OS - Windows XP Pro 64-bit OEM
Keyboard - Logitech G11
Mouse - Logitech MX518
CPU Cooler, if overclocking - Tuniq 120 (From svc.com)
Speakers - ???
That would be what you want. Bundled with software of your choice. Just click on the links in b1gapl's post to view the prices.
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