Hi. I'm trying my best to build a system from scratch for under
$1 Grand (including LCD monitor). I'm going to buy everything from newegg.com. Basically, I'm just not sure if I've put an efficient system together and I need advice on what case and power supply to get.
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I'm just missing the case, PSU, windows xp pro full version and antivirus.
This is a BIG upgrade from my current 1.1 GHZ P3 laptop . So basically, I'm just hoping on a good desktop gaming/itunes/web surfing/MS Office
system that I would like to put together. I also made sure to choose a motherboard for further upgrades later on.
If you can manage to get a 7600gt instead of the 6600gt that would be alot better.
im not sure exactly on US prices but i think its around 40-50$ more than the 6600gt.
I would rather have a 7600gt with 1GB ram than a 6600gt with 2GB.
You could save money by not gettin an xp or antivirus and just get them off a friend if u werent planning that already.
Thanks for all the replies and good advice. I ran a little bit over budget
because I'm adding an X-fi sound card because I listen to a lot of music,
I'm switching to a 7600GT GPU and a 16MB cache hard drive. But other than that I think I should be able to squeeze in a few more dollars for the extra stuff I may need. Just to let you know I plan to buy all of the components slowly over the course of the next few months. Which means hopefully if I wait it out long enough towards the end of the year I should be able to get some of these components at cheaper prices. I don't know I'll just have to wait and see... Thanks again!