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    Welcome to Pure OC ! Is someone trying to sell this to you, if so, how much ? depending on the price, it's not bad. Do you have any idea what OS is installed? XP or Vista, I see it has 4 GBs of memory, so you would need a 64 bit operating system to take advantage of all 4 GBs

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    well im trying to build one and this is my first build
    i have a 1200 $ budget and this is just around that
    would u recomend any other parts over the ones i have listed
    and thanks for your help

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    for $1200 you should be able to build a core i7 system, if your interested let me know and I will help you with a parts and price list

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    can u help me to be honest i really dont no to much about which parts to get

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    What size monitor (resolution) do you use? That will affect the graphics card setup, which will likely be the most expensive component in your system.

    For $1200, you could do a Core i7 but you'll need to skimp on a few things.....no sound card, cheaper mid-tower case, cheaper RAM, etc. It's doable, but don't expect the world for that budget. Nonetheless, you can still do a very good system for the price.

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    Looks like he needs a new monitor, it is in the system specs. Full HD res monitor he proposes to get, and it is cheap on the Egg

    Still, with KVM included you can't get an i7 rig done for $1,200 unless you start buying unreputable parts. Maybe for a budget like $1300-1400 you could get quality components to make an i7 build worthwhile. Unless you see something out there I dont? Can you strech the budget an extra couple bills?

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    He can buy a core i7 920 and X58 for under $600, GTX 260s can now be found between $150-$200, even triple channel kits have dropped in price. The hard part will be finding a good 22"- 24" LCD but it can be done.

    Pyro, like Rosco said, you might have to go to $1300 - $1400, it would depend on prices at the time your ready to do your build. Where do you live ?

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    im from Pa but if i go up to 1300-1400 will it be worth the difference because im prety much trying to get a good bang for the buck

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    So am I what part ? read the PM I sent to you

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    Dallas doubt you heard of it its about 5 mins from wilkes-barre

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    I have heard of wilkes- barre on the news, but not Dallas, I have been in PA since 2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyro911 View Post
    im from Pa but if i go up to 1300-1400 will it be worth the difference because im prety much trying to get a good bang for the buck
    I think the extra would be worth it. Other than the 9800gx2 which isnt available, I tried to price your build on Newegg. I used an ATI HD4870 since the mobo you provided only supports crossfire (so you can upgrade to 2 video cards later). You could just as easily sunstitue an nVidia GTX260 at a slightly higher price and get equal performance - this 4870 is under a smoking deal right now, hence the higher price in this case. There is a range of that mobo from $100-180 so I picked a decent one toward the bottom of price range. Also, most mobo will support decent sound on board nearly equivalent to the sound card you listed, so I left it off to save price.

    Total - $1,134 before MIR of $62


    Power Suppy: PC Power & Cooling 750 - $95 after MIR
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - $165
    Heat Sink: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V- $40
    CD Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner- $25
    RAM: G.Skill PC2-8000 4GB - $55
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $70
    Video Card: ASUS 4870 DK Top- $135 after MIR
    Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5 - $190
    Keyboard: Logitech G11 - $52 after MIR
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - $115 after MIR
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred - $110

    And I tried to price a quality, upgradable i7 build too - $1,379 before MIR of $102

    Power Suppy: PC Power & Cooling 750 - $95 after MIR
    Processor: Intel Core i7 920 - $280
    Heat Sink: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V- $40
    CD Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner - $25
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 3GB (3 x 1G DDR3 1600 - $40 after MIR
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $70
    Video Card: ASUS 4870 DK Top - $135 after MIR
    Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5 - $190
    Keyboard: Logitech G11 - $52 after MIR
    Motherboard: ASUS P6T - $240
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred - $110

    The difference is basically $250, which I think will buy you an extra year of productivity at a minimum.

    Edit: If I was you, I would get this Ram instead for the i7 build and the 900 Two. That would put you at about $1,400 after MIR.
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    I completely agree with Rosco, the i7 build listed is the way to go with the 900 two.

    Although as far as your monitor selection goes, the Hanns-G 22" monitor (here) is just a little bigger, and is only ~$159 saving you an additional $30 or so, plus it has FREE shipping. I use it and it is great as long as you aren't using it for major graphics design, and Hanns-G is gaining a reputation for being cheaper and equal or better quality as the "name brands".
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    when it this build take place?
    Because core i5 are coming out by Q4 of this year, that's what I heard. Core i5 is cheaper than i7 as well.

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    well i have been emailing doctor death and he is helping me come up with the parts, im hoping the build will take place within a week or two i have to come up with the extra cash here are the parts:

    Processor: Intel Corei7 920 279
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    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 QUAD 100
    CD Drive: LG 22 X DVD Burner SATA 25
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    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 80
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce 260 190
    Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5 190
    Keyboard: Logitech G11 60
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 100
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    the prices on the case and mobo are cheaper than retail becasue i will be purchasing them from doctor death
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