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Old 01-10-2006, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was originally going to buy a Dell XPS, but I was told to build my own PC. Well, I don't know how, but I'll learn. Anyways, I'd like to buy all my parts for 1100-1700 dollars (including a 250 dollar monitor). I'm automatically going for a Geforce 7800 gtx(not sure if I should get a 256 mb or a 512 mb) and Some kind of AMD processor: one good for overclocking(an opteron right?) I need your help to decide my case(something that looks good and that would have good circulation) and my parts. On this kind of budget. Please Help!
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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*bump* in the right direction. I just need good suggestions from newegg, becuase my friend won't help me
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go for the 7800gt, don't waste your money on the GTX.

I am finding you a good cpu right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103583

That cpu.

Then i would go for a 200$ CRT 19''.

LCD's arent worth the extra $150 yet.
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cool thanks for the help. How about the case, power supply and cooling system someone?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

I like this case, let me get you a psu and a moniter though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001068

That moniter looks beautiful, 18'' viewable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153012

That looks like a decent PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811215002

Or that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486

2gb ram
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Wow thanks so much! I'll add up the prices and see if I can cut a bit to save some money.
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terrible PSU, go for OCZ or Antec. stay away from Tt PSUs. but as for coolermaster, they make good cases like the stacker i'd stay away from Tt cases i've had a lot of problems with mine...
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Thanks guys, posting what I'm getting soon. By the way, what about glass cases? are they any good? If they're not I'm better off getting the first case
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Ok... I chose...

basically everything Ridlyn said. I especially like the case! Also, I think that with the overclocking I'll need a water cooling system, but I can only find 200 dollar ones. Is this any good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118111

Oh yea, and the grand total is... (without and with the water cooling system) $1171 without , $1371 with it

That's really good... most people have worse computers than that with an 1100 dollar budget. It's what I expected except for the 7800 gt.
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