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Old 06-28-2006, 04:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im am planning to build my own pc used mostly for gaming and graphic design type things. and i have done some research but i need some help on what and where to buy. i dont have any idea on what is the best hardware for your money.i have a budget of 2000 dollars and any help is appreaceated.
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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k, just start off from this rig, and work ur way to ur desired system

Asus M2N, not sure of the whole name
AM2 4200+
2GB Dual Channel, any of these brands: OCZ,Crucial,G.Skill,Corsair,Patriot, Mushkin
1 raptor hard drive for system
1 caviar for storage
a nice case with good cooling, preferably Thermaltake Armor or Coolermaster Stacker
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You forgot the video card... 6600GT as a basis, depending on what you want to do for games, upgrade to a 7600GT.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i just didnt include a gpu, he can pick one to fit his need, he said hes gaming and doing graphic stuff, so its best to get like a x1800 gto or x1800 xt or 7900 Gt.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are desperate for a new comp now: 7900 GTX, Athlon X2, 2 gigs.

(Recommended) Wait a few months: Conroe, DX10 Vid Card, 2 gigs, sheer joy.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can always go onto a website that deals with building individual specs for people and you can tailor the systems on there to your needs and it will give you a price as you add things or take things away, 2000 is a great budget.
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