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Old 03-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Friend of mine that hasn't built a computer in a while asked me to look into a build for him in teh price range of $1,000 - $1,500. his biggest consern is to have a really good audio card for his music. i know absolutely nothing about audio cards so put something in my pricing that looked good. i am using my last build for a model of something to work off of. some items were updated since some parts are no longer available. suggestions on what to change or lower cost alittle are appreciated.

PSU $109.99
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Chip $269.99
Intel Core i7
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-940 Bloomfield 2.93GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601940

GPU $179.99
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

RAM $94.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

MOBO $179.99
MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366
Newegg.com - MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

OES $99.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

DVD Drive $17.99
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Hard Drive $69.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Sound Card $199.99
ASUS Xonar Essence
Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card

PCI Card $29.99
Intel PWLA8391GT
Newegg.com - Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45 - Network Interface Cards
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