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Old 08-09-2009, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! So I am building my computer at the moment and now a friend wants me to build him one as well...

He has a max budget of $900. He needs everything... Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, case, MB, etc... (you get the idea)

He wants to be able to play Aion, COD4, Warhammer 40k Dawn of War, Warhammer Online, all on good settings...

He wants to know if it would be better to build now or wait until the spring... he said he isn't dieing to get one now but if prices are good he would want to build it in September/October.

All help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on how long he wants to wait. Could wait a couple months for the 5000 series of ATI card or 300 series of Nvidia. By then i7 cpus and DDR3 mobos and RAM should be cheaper. Otherwise you can get a nice high end AMD build now, although it depends on how nice a monitor he'd like. Those can run anywhere from $160-400+. Which would take a big chunk out of the $900 budget.
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https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=12250326

Not sure if you can see this wishlist, but if you can, it'd be a great build. Left out the case as that's more of a personal preference.
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Can't see it, you gotta move it to a public wishlist then you can post a link.
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Can't see it, you gotta move it to a public wishlist then you can post a link.
I did, but seems that Newegg didn't cooperate. I'll see if I can now.
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Dow1 or Dow2? Dow1 should be able to run quite easily on not much, but Dow2 will take up that whole budget if you want high-end graphics.
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So does anyone have a build list?
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There is no point in putting up a build list now. Prices will change a lot by the time October gets here.
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Ok... I will post back on here after he decides to build. Thanks for the help guys
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Just to show what he would get for that money now...

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - Seagate ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

I didn't include a case, as that's more personal preference than anything. Although I would suggest Antec 300/900.

$788.94, plus shipping. Not bad, but you could change a few parts around.
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