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Old 09-22-2008, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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And I have no idea what to do. I'm not computer illiterate, but I'm still worried that I won't be able to build the computer. Any help you guys could give me would be more than appreciated.

I plan to play mainly Warhammer, and hopefully this computer will last me a while through any other games that come out. =p

My budget is no more than $1,500

I'd rather have an Intel processor (never used an AMD)

Looking nice is a plus, but I'd sacrifice blue lights and such for better performance.

I'd like a 22 inch monitor, but this doesn't have to be included in the budget (I can use an old monitor until I get a new one)

I was wondering about all the sites that custom build a computer for you. Are they over priced like brand name computers?
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I assume you can use Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Case - Your choice

Cpu - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Memory - Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video Card - Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Hard Drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Power Supply - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

CD- Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Operating System - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems


If your going to overclock get this heatsink

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


Also here's a monitor i found, might be good: Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - LCD Monitors
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I assume you can use Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Case - Your choice

Cpu - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Memory - Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video Card - Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Hard Drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Power Supply - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

CD- Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Operating System - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems


If your going to overclock get this heatsink

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


Also here's a monitor i found, might be good: Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - LCD Monitors
+1 to that build,

get the psu off here though its about $85 and free shipping:
Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com


also i would get this backplate with that cooler:
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


another thing i would change is get xp pro 64 but thats just me
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Ewww xp 64bit. Just ewww.

(But i agree with everything else)
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i hate vista lol
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Ewww xp 64bit. Just ewww.

(But i agree with everything else)
It's Vista...
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^ What?

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^ What?
I thought you we're referring to the original build, nvm.
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I just purchased a rig for 1500. Ofcourse this doesnt include a screen.

Intel Duo 8400 Wolfdale
MSI HD 4870x2
Giga P45C DS3R ATX
2x 2GB DDR3 @ 1600 Gskill
Samsung 250GB 7200
LG 20x DVD/CD RW
CoolerMaster 750W
Antec 900 Case
Zalman 110 CPU Cooler

My only concern now is my screen, which i havnt figured out yet.
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The x2 is really overkill for 1680x1050 resolution though. And vista home premium 64 has less problems than xp 64 does.
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