1k rig Tags: Homebuilt Computer Systems Product Last response: February 15, 2007 1:15 PM in Systems Share dotti February 15, 2007 7:27:21 AM i m building 1k rig for my friend and i need you guys to help me out here, its been very long since i read tomshardware articles. so here we go, my friend has 1k to spend for his new computer ( he already has monitor) i was thinking of building him a core 2 duo system, but I found it pretty hard not to go over his budget. (1K is in canadian dollars). he is planning or should i say wishes to use this computer for at least 3 years. so, here are the parts i chose out so far.. Core 2 duo e4300 1.8GHz BIostar Tforce 965PT FSP Forton 450W Ati x1600 i dont know how much and what type of memory i should give him. i am planning to overclock his cpu to around 3.0GHz. can anyone suggest me a descent ram that is under his budget. I still have lot of other components such as harddirve, computer case, dvd drive and etc. can anyone recommend me any of this components? and hows the rig looking so far? feel free to say what u want , i really do need your inputs. thanks, More about : rig alcattle February 15, 2007 9:51:38 AM Weak spot of the four pieces is the GPU. What uses are planned, games would be limited. Still need to know uses but a mid-sized SATA HD and SATA DVD burner will help to stay future proof. Cases are really up to the user. Plain or Blingy. akhilles February 15, 2007 11:05:21 AM Build around this: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/GUIDE-3GHz-Core... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer skyguy February 15, 2007 1:15:05 PM Look at Direct Canada, they generally have the best prices online. If you want to OC to get to 3.0 ghz, then you gotta get some good RAM. The best stuff for the best price in Canada is probably the OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220BD3804&v... Hard drive, this is a good deal right now, act fast: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR9359&v... DVD Drive: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040DR4407&v... Graphics card, consider this: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD9068&v... Case. Depends on personal preference. A few options: http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10500AC8625&v... (not available now, but will be soon) http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC4441&v... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $ 1k gaming rig Forum Building Gaming Rig Under 1k Forum New ~ 1K Canadian gaming rig w/SSD - sanity check Forum $ 1k rig Forum Small Form Factor rig for 1K Forum Gaming Rig for 1K Forum 1k rig needs fine tuning please Forum 1k game rig Forum AMD $ 1k "light gamer" Rig ... Forum Yet Another <$ 1k Gaming Rig . :) A more experienced pov, please? Forum First timer orders parts for $ 1k gaming rig after a few too many Forum First Rig , 1K budget game rig , need some help, compatibility check! Forum Need advice for my < 1k gaming rig Forum New rig - 1k - Advice Plz Forum Xfx 680 half price Forum My old rig. Forum k Forum new rig Forum . Forum My new pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !