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Old 03-29-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default alright, screw it. building a new computer?

i think i've decided not to listen to the dude who was telling me to buy all this stuff off of tiger direct. it doesnt matter where i buy it from, but from what i could tell he was just kind of finding whatever was selling best and telling me to pick it up.

i'd like to spend a maximum of $1000 with everything included. right now, the only thing i've got is a 500gb maxtor hd that I paid $109 for.

help me out, folks, and remember that i'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff meaning i'm not good at considering compatability issues and whatnot. case/keyboard/mouse/power supply/dvd-cdrw...none of that stuff is an issue, really, as there's not a great leap of difference between all that stuff in terms of technology or even price-wise.

i need help finding a decent monitor (19 to 22"), motherboard & processor, graphics card, and memory. I think I'm smart enough to fill in the gaps with all that other stuff.


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Old 03-30-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: alright, screw it. building a new computer?

The best advice I can give you is read, read, read. Then when you've read all that you can, read a little bit more. Look at any post you can find about building a computer. If you don't know what something does or how it works, wikipedia it. You don't want to buy a bunch of stuff, spend a bunch of money, then realize you have no idea what to do, and that you could have got something better if you spent more time researching. If spoon-fed suggestions are what you're looking for:

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112002 $150 after rebate
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142 $125
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115013 $170
Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130021 $93 Rebate
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098 $130
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153026 $60

That comes to around $730, you can pick out the other stuff. These are just some suggestions.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3

CPU: Intel Pentium D 940 3.2GHZ 2x2MB

GPU:ATI Radeon X1550 256MB


PSU+Case:Linkworld Case +550W PSU

Keyboard+Mouse:Logitech Cordless Internet Pro

DVD Burner:LiteOn 18X DVD Burner

The total price [B]without]/B] taxes and shipping is set to: $638

That's a good PC there for you
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: alright, screw it. building a new computer?

I'm not big on monitors so I'm can't really tell the difference between something good or bad, the list MSschmiess isn't terrible I just have a few suggestions.
Mobo/Proccessor i'll leave alone, they seem okay for now
Graphics I'd definitely buy a 7600gt+, preferably a 7900gt or 8800GTS
PSU, I'd get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Case is up to you and apparently you already have a hard drive, though I'm not very fond of Maxtor.

Peripherals, if you need speakers/keyboard/mouse, take a look at Logitech.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #5
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you should wait till the 8600GTS comes out it will be a very affordable DX10 card
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