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Old 08-22-2006, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I just got approved for a line of credit from newegg.com and I was looking at building a custom computer for gaming. I have about a $1,100 price limit. It is mainly going to be used for gaming and Internet surfing / file downloading. So I need help choosing parts for the computer. Where do we start? I originally bought a Dell XPS 400 and I cancelled the order because I was told I can get a lot more performance out of a custom computer.

Remember the primary focus is GAMING and Internet stuff.

Also 100% of everything must come from www.newegg.com
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No Monitor Speakers Mouse and Keyboard?????
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And why are you locked on Newegg? Sometimes Zipzoomfly offers better prices.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well considering you do not need monitor and peripherals:

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144
video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102025
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233004

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1140$ not including shipping.

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Yes I need a monitor. I think just an 19" analog LCD would do it. Nothing fancy. No I do not need a mouse. Yes I need a keyboard. No I dont need speakers. I am looking on newegg because they will provide me financeing so I dont need to pay for it now.
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh and you forgot an hard drive. And is that 2.2 GHz. core duo going to better then like a 3 GHz. AMD processor? 2.2 GHz. seems slow compated to what's out there?
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Harddrives and Optical drives too.

It seems to be a lot cheaper to build an AMD system these days.
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Isint an AMD system better for gameing anyway? I need a DVD+/- RW drive.

Ok here's what I need.

-Adverage LCD monitor. Nothing too fancy. A 19" should do fine.
-At least a 80 gig HD.
-A copy of Windows XP home SP2

I can get a keyboard at Wal-Mart.
and whatever else is needed.
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Since Windows is free, do you need that in the list anyway? I thought it was kind of implied. Unless you actually plan on buying it.

And AMD isn't better for gaming anymore.
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Well I guess I have never searched for Warez Windows. But I guess I could find it. I have seen it around I just have never stoped and looked sorta speek.
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