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Old 07-10-2008, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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been out of looking for parts for a while and am getting ready to start college. First off, do i really need a laptop for college? I think that a PC would do perfectly fine wouldn't it? I won't be living in dorms so getting it stolen wouldn't be a problem as with most college students.

Anyways, my budget for EVERYTHING will be about $800. It needs to do the basics such as word processing and I would like it to do some moderate gaming (basically all I play is COD4) I do not want/need SLI, would prefer Intel, and 3 gig of ram.

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been out of looking for parts for a while and am getting ready to start college. First off, do i really need a laptop for college? I think that a PC would do perfectly fine wouldn't it? I won't be living in dorms so getting it stolen wouldn't be a problem as with most college students.

Anyways, my budget for EVERYTHING will be about $800. It needs to do the basics such as word processing and I would like it to do some moderate gaming (basically all I play is COD4) I do not want/need SLI, would prefer Intel, and 3 gig of ram.

Thanks for the help
With or without a monitor?
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with the monitor (will go as small as 17"), and some cheap keyboard+mouse (not picky with those things)
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors = 129$

Newegg.com - mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory = 66$, After MIR 46$

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives = 60$

Newegg.com - Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 - LCD Monitors = 180$

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards = 140$

Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease = 5$

Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD500-2-DB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply 115V/230V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies = 45$

Newegg.com - MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans = 5$

Newegg.com - Rosewill R220-P-BK Black 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases = 20$ :P

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards = 189$, 159$ After MIR

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners = 22$

861$ Before MIR, 811$ After MIR

Not the best build but it'll do what you asked it to do
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

cheaper/better mobo
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