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Old 08-23-2006, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Undecided about my first build.

This is the deal. My budget is a $1000. I've picked some of the parts but I can't really decided what should I pick as the other components.

He's my initial setup"

Case: ?
Power Supply: ?
Motherboard: ?
Graphic Card: ?
CPU: - $193
Thermal Paste: - $5.99
CPU FAN: - $51.99
RAM: - $194Hard Drive: - $75.99
Optical Drive: - $26.25

Please post some suggestions and if you think all the parts i've picked are good to go. Also am I missing something?

I appriciate your help.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe I should add that this build is mostly going to be used for multitasking like, dreamweaver, flash, photoshop and some minimal gaming.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're on the right track...looks great...make sure you get a dvd burner (or both) not just a dvd rom....

I'll post some links for the rest..

Im assuming you have a monitor, keybrd, mouse etc...
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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$169
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030

$184
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231084

$160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017

$60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119106

$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934

Total with upgrading to a $40 dvd burner is $1030...

U can pick any case u like ..i will post some more links for sturdy, quality cases...

Go with these manufactuers for cases: Lian Li, Antec, Coolermaster, Silverstone, Thermaltake.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with Vader Pro's build, but i don't think that you need such a fancy video card for the apps you want to run, and the PSU seems pretty gamer-oriented.

Let's see some other opinions...
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Thanks for your suggestions.
I have a one question though before I go to bed since i have to wake up at 5:30 tomorrow.
Let's say later on I wanted to add a third monitor or even a fourth one. Would I need a motherboard with two PCI Express x16? What are my options?

Is G.Skill a good memory brand and will it work with my motherboard or in case if i got a different MB will it still work properly? I've red a lot of forums and I don't really remember G.Skill as a recomended memory brand.
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G.Skill is fine but if you can afford that corsair then go for it...i was just trying to negotiate your budget.
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Any suggestions about the 3rd and 4th monitor. I get up to $1300 with my budget after considering connecting more monitors later on.

Any other suggestions on other parts?

Vaderpro - about the motherboard you picked. Will i have to flash bios to be able run conroe on it?

I'm at work right now most of the day and then I have school. I don't think I'm going to have time do more research till later tonight. Again I appriciate your input.
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HELP, any suggestions?
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yah, this is better..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012


Im sorry no one else has given input....
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