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Old 04-07-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Well, I need a new computer because my current one crashed to an unrecoverable point (I'm on a Laptop right now). This time I wanna be smart when shopping for a computer.

I need a computer that has at least 500gigs of space, I could accept 350 gigs, just not below 300, a good graphics card for gaming and a fast processor.

My budget is around $850. I rather not go over 900$.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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Is monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers included in that price? Also, are you looking at pre-built or build your own?
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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I'm guessing you mean a desktop, right?


And if so, do you want to build it yourself, buy a custom-built one, or get a brand name? If you build it yourself, you can save a bundle of money and have great performance.

So which is it?
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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I already have the screen and stuff, just the tower will do. I don't want XP btw, I want Vista. How much can I save by building one? I never built one before.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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I already have the screen and stuff, just the tower will do. I don't want XP btw, I want Vista. How much can I save by building one? I never built one before.
Unless you find a killer deal at some store for a pre-built brand-name one, you can save a lot of money. I can't make a sample build for you right now since I'm leaving the house but I'm sure someone will do it asap. You can easily save hundreds by building your own.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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Could someone point me to the parts then?
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #7
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CPU- Core 2 Duo E8400 45nm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115046
$209

Graphics Card- Nvidia 8800GTS G92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325
$199

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
$94.99

Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059
$89.99

RAM- Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104001
$79.99 (Great deal for 4GB!)

Power Supply- Rosewill RP550-2 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017
$56.99

Case- Cooler Master Centurion 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119047
$54.99 (I know some people that have this case)

DVD Drive- ASUS 20X DVD-R, etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135156
$34.99

Grand Total of $819.94, but that's without taxes and shipping.
That's just a suggestion for you to go off of. This would make a great gaming rig, with killer everyday performance, too. And you get your 500 gb hard drive you want. You can, of course, get cheaper or less RAM, get a less expensive CPU and graphics card, etc. It all depends on what kinda games you wanna play.


Hope that helps.


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The core is out of stock.
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this looks like a decent prebuilt, $700 with a $100 rebate, just add a video card when your rebate comes back, building your own isn't hard if you've done it before, but isn't necessarily all that easy if you have no experience...

http://www.compusa.com/applications/...&CMP=ILC-FPM11
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:29 AM   #10
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What about this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229003
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