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Old 08-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have a friend that is wanting a computer, his budget is $1000, don't worry about the case, he just needs a cheap one that will hold up decently. He is looking to have a machine to play most newer games and to do school work. Anyone have any ideas??? Last time I was doing anything dealing with computers was over a year ago really, and things have changed quite a bit it seems. So any ideas??? BTW it can NOT go over budget what so ever, even with shipping added in.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not the DS3R? o0o0
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The DS3R would of went over budget. The DS3L just lacks RAID support, has 4 SATA ports instead of 8, and has Ultra Durable 1....not Ultra Durable 2. Which isn't needed.
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The DS3R would of went over budget. The DS3L just lacks RAID support, 8 SATA ports, and Ultra Durable 2. Which isn't needed.
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EVGA 8800GTS 320MB ================================ $289.99 - Plus $20 MIR
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz==================== $211.99
MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI============== $106.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 Dual Channel Kit======== $88.99
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s====== $84.99
HIPER ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply ===================== $99.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5============================== $49.99
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM=============$29.99

Subtotal: $962.92
Shipping: $34.60
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Grand Total: $997.52
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Definitely go with the Samsung SpinPoint 400GB. Runs cool, quiet and is inexpensive.
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Also remember, if he don't have a OS thats another 100+ bucks right there.
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i just realised people keep saying games+schoolwork, if the computer can play decent games it can pretty much do all school work :P i think its just an excuse to buy a new computer.

unless your in 3rd year uni and needing to work with illustrator and indesign and all that other stuff you dont need to put school work in there :P

lol sorry for rant.
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i just realised people keep saying games+schoolwork, if the computer can play decent games it can pretty much do all school work :P
Including that report on DOOM... lol.
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