I'm looking to build a system for $900 (already have Antec 900 case which I bought for $99 so that leaves $900 from the $1000). I already have a 47" LCD (1920 x 1080), wireless keyboard/mouse and surround sound speakers so none of that needs to be included in the $900 spending limit. The main uses for this setup will be Gaming, AutoCAD 2008, and general purpose PC. I'd like to get the Q6600 but i doubt it's in my price range. I can possibly get a cheaper video card until a couple months go by and I can get something better.
I was thinking maybe..
ATI 1950pro 512 mb (i've seen them for around 150-160)
320 gb perpendicular recording harddrive
Any way this can be made possible with my price range (including shipping)? Any items that shipping would be expensive I'll buy at tigerdirect because the shipping warehouse is near where I live so free shipping is possible.
Any other suggestions on parts for my uses?
Thanks a lot for any help you can offer.
Thanks for the responses guys.
I already have the Antec 900 case so that will save me $40 on the last build setup. I'd really like the Q6600 but its looking like that might not be possible with my budget restrictions. I guess I might have to save for a little longer before building the computer.
Work is important, but I dont want to get a quatro video card for the rendering.