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Old 03-01-2008, 01:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by kjman87 View Post
Here is the one I put together Its got and monitor, case and DVD burner included...its 1020, but there are a couple MIR so that should put you back down below 1000.

CPU: E8400


MOBO:Gigabyte Recommended above

Case: Coolmaster Centurion 5 (roommate has it and has been great for him)

PSU: Antec 550W

RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB

HDD: Seagate 250 7200.10 Perp recording

Monitor: Acer 19Ws 5ms (I have the model before they went WSXGA, mine is 1440x900 instead of the 1680 x 1050 max res and I love it)

DVD Burner: Lite On Sata (saves IDE incase you want to use an old HDD from your current computer)

This should all work together pretty well and I am sure CF members will critque it so how is it for a $1020 build?


I like it a lot but get 2 sets of the Corsair XMS2 and a Gainward instead of an EVGA 8800GT. Gainward put improved coolers on all of their 8800GTs as the Nvidia reference cooler is pretty poor. It struggles to keep the 8800GT under 90c at full load. Another thing I would change is the motherboard, I would get the MSI P35 Neo2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130098

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Old 03-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #22
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I went to ibuypower.com and chose some parts, wanted to see what people thought about it and the price, I'm not sure I can build a computer by myself hehe


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Old 03-01-2008, 08:04 PM   #23
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I must be in that 5%

WD 74 Gb Raptor + 750 Gb Seagate 7200.10

holy!! what all do you have on those? must be one heck of a porn collection
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:02 AM   #24
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hahaha i got a few of them, Lots of ISO's, DVD's, TV series, Games, Music, Pics, Vids, Apps, ......

I dont like to have to delete things, I like having the world at my fingertips..

LambOfGod- Q6600 g0 @ 3.06 Ghz * DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS * Antec 1200 * Rosewill RP550 PSU * EVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked *WD 74GB Raptor * 2 X Seagate 1TB 7200.11 (RAID 1) * 4 GB DDR2 1022 GSKILL 5-5-5-13 * Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit/Windows XP 64 Bit
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