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Old 02-28-2007, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey ive alreadly seen places like cyberpowerpc and ibuypower that offer great deals, are there any other sites to recommend?
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd mainly recommend newegg.com. They've got a very large selection of parts and their prices are unmatched.

Here's a suggested build.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz - $314
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 - $122.99
Memory: G.Skill 2 x 1GB DDR2-800 - $168.99
Video Card: eVGA 8800GTS 320MB - $299.99
Power Supply: Hiper 530W Modular - $79.99
Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB SATA 3.0 - $89.99
Optical Drive: LG 18X Super Multi DVD+/-RW - $28.99
Monitor: HansG 19" LCD 1440x990 - $179.99
Case: Antec Nine Hundred - $149.99

Total: $1434.92

Missing: Keyboard, Mouse and Speakers.

Notes: The case is a very good one but it's expensive. If you feel you don't want to spend that much, I'll review the build.
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Nice!!!!!

I will defeniatly check that out, although i wasnt planning on building my own rig.
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Why not. Anytime you have more than 800$ to spend it is cheaper and better to build your own.
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I will defeniatly check that out, although i wasnt planning on building my own rig.
Oh, haha, my mistake! I'm just used to suggesting builds for people that want to build themselves.

If you build yourself, you'll save some money, learn a lot in the process and when you're done, you'll have that great feeling of knowing you did it all yourself.

The downside, of course, is that it requires patience and discipline. Read the manuals (!), think carefully what you're doing and don't freak out if there's a problem, they can usually be solved very easily.

If you ever need any help, let us know.
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Thanks for all the help guys, i probably could build it myself. But the only problem is there is no OS in any of the builds you suggested, im pretty sure they dont come with them.

Im looking to buy Vista Premium and I can get that from cyber power with 7.1 speakers for about 1500-1600, same specs as i see here.
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I never include an OS in the builds I propose because I assume that the person already has a copy of their favorite operating system. If that's not the case, buying it from any retail store is pretty much the same, so I leave that to the person.

Can you post the link for the computer you mention (cyber power)?
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If you absolutely have to go with a pre built system go with alienware, voodoo, or falcon northwest. Though you'll get a lot more expierience, bang-for-your-buck, and you'll have a lot more fun building one yourself. The rig Meithan suggested would be out of this world.
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Hey, this is my build that im going to bulid soon in either around this march or april when cpu and gpu prices goes down so I can get a better one for about the same price as the current prices on ones that are not as good.... But here's my build...

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4312111


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