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Old 11-16-2009, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The components needed (assuming you're not reusing any old components) are
-cpu
-mobo
-ram
-graphics card
-hard drive
-dvd drive/burner
-power supply
-case
-operating system

Keyboard, mouse, monitor if you dont have those to reuse.

Post up the budget you'd like to spend and you'll get numerous responses of builds that include all the necessary components. And from there we can walk you through assembling the computer.

But out of dell or ibuypower, ibuypower is better.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would like something around 1500.
8gb ram
1tb Hard drive
6 usb 2.0
2 usb 3.0
nice case with many fans
windows 7 home with microsoft word
speakers
19 inch HD screen
2 cd/dvd burners
media reader (dont need to much but it would be nice)
nvidia video card (very good)
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Heres one build i threw together

CPU - intel core-i5 - $200
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo- ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 - $187
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Graphics card - evga nvidia gtx 260 - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

Ram - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (get two for 8gb) = $96 each (x2 = $192)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Desktop Memory

Case - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP - $70
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU - corsair 650tx - $100
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

harddrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB - $90
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

dvddrive- lite-on -$34 each (x2 = $68)
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $105
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Monitor - not what one i'd pick atm but a quick glance and 20" monitors are ~$150

Speakers - again not sure what ones,

Total (without speakers and guessing $150 for monitor) = $1,352 (b4 shipping)

Some things to work on,
-Do you know the programs you'll be using specifically can utilize 8gb of ram? because if not, 4gb should be plenty for normal use and in games.
-why do you want 2 dvd burners?
-is usb 3.0 even out yet?
-dont know anything about media card readers so i didnt select one.
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GFX: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
RAM: Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model WP160UX4G8 - Desktop Memory
CPU/MOBO: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
MONITOR: Newegg.com - Acer V193W Bbd Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 10000:1 - LCD Monitors
PSU: Newegg.com - Sunbeam PSU-ECO750-US-BL 750W ATX12V 2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives -Bare Drive
Optical Drives: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
CASE/OS: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

no speakers or media reader. Total cost: $1478.89

You could probably get a cheaper hdd (you don't really need a black edition), also a cheaper monitor. You can knock off 28 bucks if you don't bother with the extra dvd burner (and just get one).
With cheaper hdd, monitor, and one dvd drive you're looking at ~$1400, leaves you a hundred bucks to splurg on whatever speakers you'd like.
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I'd advise against the gtx 285, the gtx 275 is $100 cheaper and is about the same performance. The reason i recommended the gtx 260 was because of the resolution of the smaller monitor.
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I'd advise against the gtx 285, the gtx 275 is $100 cheaper and is about the same performance. The reason i recommended the gtx 260 was because of the resolution of the smaller monitor.
Hmmm, yeah I'd agree there. Forgot he was gonna be using a smaller monitor

I'd say go with the 275, the 260 is getting a little too low for a performance rig. I built a similar rig to this one not so long ago with a 260, and it ended up being just not enough. I like shoving everything up to max, and the 260 couldn't handle some of the games I had.
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You guys aren't doing a good enough job convincing the poor fellow that he doesn't NEED to stick to nVidia.

The 5850 is cheaper and more powerful than the GTX285.

I'd also recommend this monitor:
Newegg.com - ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000 :1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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^he DOES need to stick to nVidia!! lol

on a serious note, I DID think of the 5000 series cards. But as you might not have noticed, getting hold of a 5850 is nigh impossible. They're all sold out
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Well, he's probably not buying this build immediately. Maybe he plans to do it in a couple of weeks or so... i'm sure they'll come in stock somewhere by then...
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is 8gb ram overkill? Im not really going for the best of the best but i am going for a computer that will last 8 years. something to be able to play current games and ones that come out 2010
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