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(Help) Building A "Beast" Computer.

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January 17, 2009 12:53:14 PM

I'm looking to build an amazing computer from scratch,
the only thing is, i need help finding parts.

I kinda have a case picked out, but that's it..

I'm looking for a 600-1000$ price range.

Please Help.

The Faster The Better.
The Cheaper The Better.
I Have an External Hard drive, so a decent size and price will work =]

Thanks In Advance to anyone that helps!
January 17, 2009 10:26:00 PM

With that budget you definitely cannot afford a "beast" computer, but for that price range I would recommend an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (E8400 is best value for money). Get DDR2 800MHz RAM, also best value. Make sure that the motherboard you are going to pick supports DDR2 and Dual Core. I recommend an ASUS board, with a P43 or P45 chipset. Take the cheapest one, that is if your not planning on overclocking. Power supply: Corsair 550/620W. Case: anything thats cheap, but you might be looking for a CoolerMaster HAF932 ... great value for money and best cooling for it's price range. Or look at the slightly cheaper option, Antec 1200. HDD: Western Digital. Graphics card: for gaming, GTX 260 or HD 4870. For general use just get a cheap NVIDIA card on sale. Integrated sound/networking ... stock cooler ... buy and CD/DVD drive, preferably Samsung and also for a monitor, Samsung.

Thats just my idea. any questions feel free to ask.
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