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Old 12-24-2006, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Setting up a low budget PC, with as much power as possible

Hey guys
as it is christmas I got money again.
And I really need a new computer, I use it for CG/3D/Rendering purposes, also doing video cutting purposes.
So I need power
But my problem:
As I´m a student, my budget is not really high.
I want to spend about 1500€ to 2000€

My question to you,
I´ve been quite up to date in hardware and what is best for which purpose, but I´m not anymore

Would you be so kind and give me some advices which hardware I should buy.

Thx for your answers
Greatz and a happy christmas,
Michael
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uhh, i ....hmm whats the conversion to us $?

just of the back of my hand, amd x2 4400+, 2gb ram, 250gb hdd, evga mobo, thermaltake case, thermaltake cpu cooler, sony dvd burner, couple of 120mm fans (thermaltake).

EDIT: almost forgot, Geforce 7800GT
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the exchange course is 1€ = 1.3184$
so the price is about 1900$
case is not important for me, I´ll use my old one again.
Aaah, and what I should have mentioned, I want to have a intel core duo CPU
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o, yea, ok then, e6300, BIOSTAR TF680i SLI Deluxe Socket T, 2gb ram, 7800GT, 250gb HDD, dvd burner, 450-550W ps, scythe ninja
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So you can spend about $1000 to $1200 us currency. You should be able to get

CPU: core 2 duo e 6300
Mobo: skt lga775 ds3
Ram: 2 1gb of ddr2 667mhz
HDD: 250gig sata2 or 320gig
Case: centrion 5
1 cdrw (reading)
1 dvd burner (burning)
400W power supply
I am assuming you dont do much playing video games, so maybe a 6600, or even a 7600gt.

EDIT: hhhmmm, what I have converted is that your lowest is about 994 dollars american. Is there a differnce between what you use, and German Mark???
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uuhm, you´re getting something wrong.
Germany has the Euro as its currency
and the euro worths more than the US $
so I could spend about 1900$ to 2500$
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C2D 6600 680i Board 2gb ram and a video card ment for your cause
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O, okay. Well sorry about that I must have drawn a blank.

I will be right back to figure some parts out.
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yoyo, doesn´t matter ^^
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I take it your going to buy from media markt? or are you going to buy online? online is usually cheaper, depending on shipping... but as it was stated...

E6300 Core 2 Duo
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3
2x1GB DDR2-667 (or 800) RAM
7900GT maybe even one of the ATI FireGL cards for the rendering like the V4300 or V5100 cards if this machine isn't for gaming.
A 550-600W Forton or Antec PSU
160-250GB SATA II hard drive(s)
A decent sony or NEC DVD burner
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