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Old 04-29-2009, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know a guy who has been looking at pre-mades for a graduation gift.. I was trying to explain he could build one nicer for his budget... I haven't kept up with it much lately, so I thought I'd query the greater build guru's for some ideas... budget is ~1000-1100 or under... I know I could put together a decent intel build, but I'm wondering if at this price range an AMD build might work better? anyone out there willing to work a miracle?, I've seen some of you pull off some amazing ones so lets see if you guys can do it again...

Uses: Mid to high level gaming, multi-tasking, programming, etc... I doubt he'd need more than a GTX260...

I'd do it myself but its finals week and I've procrastinated enough as it is.. so thanks in advance...
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll see what I can do...

Ok heres what I came up with:

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - $59.95

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives - $69.99

Newegg.com - Acer X203Wbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 ACM - LCD Monitors - $139.99

Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-YDDC Radeon HD 4870 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $214.99

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies - $94.99 - $20 MIR = $74.99

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $54.99

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - $109.99 - $30 MIR = $79.99

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - $39.99

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! - $264.98

Total with MIRs = $1049.86
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Samsung 22x DVD Burner
CoolerMaster RC-690
WD 640GB 32MB Cache Hard Drive
EVGA GTX 275
Corsair 650W PSU
2x2GB G-Skill DDR2-800
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L
Intel E8400
Vista Home Premium 64bit
CoolerMaster Gemini II S

$1000.90 shipped.
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This rig is a monster for the price, just at 1138 this is great. Cheaper then i thought it would be.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

A little extra for a computer that will last a lot longer.
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This rig is a monster for the price, just at 1138 this is great. Cheaper then i thought it would be.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

A little extra for a computer that will last a lot longer.
Nice build. I didn't even think to try an i7 build, I thought it would be too much but with this barely being over budget I'd say it is definitely worth it.

Just noticed though that mine is the only one that included a monitor. If you need a monitor too, you're probably gonna be stuck with my build (unless someone can tweak it to make it a little better). If you don't, get baron's build.
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wow.. not bad you guys.. i7 for 1100? with a 4870 to boot... not sure if he has a monitor already.. I shall find out.... either way.. sick builds for the money...
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You had high expectations for us guys here and i didn't want to disappoint you Yeah hopefully you dont need to add the monitor otherwise you would have to really cheap out on x58 mobo and triple channel ram to make it about 1100.
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