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Old 12-29-2008, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help :)

I am thinking of building a computer soon.
I need your help on which parts I should buy.
This also includes the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
I don't need SLI or CrossfireX.
I am trying to save as much money as I can.
Also the shipping to Puerto Rico is very expensive.
I am planning on keeping this build for 3-4 years.
I won't be upgrading unless it is really necessary.

Budget: $1100-1300

Normal high school student usage, and good for gaming in the future.

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need Help :)

mobo: biostar tp45
cpu: intel e8400
cpu cooler: sunbeam core contact
gpu: ati 4850 512mb
psu: corsair 650tx
hdd: seagate 750gb 7200.11
ram: ocz blacks, 4gb
optical, case, monitor, mouse, keyboard are up to you really.

I'd recommend an antec 900/nxzt tempest, 22 or 24 inch monitor if you can squeeze it into your budget, a g5 mouse and g15 keyboard and whatever else you want.
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