Building new computer for web design/cs4

i have about a $1200 give or take usd budget. i dont need the monitor, just the computer.

what is the best build for the budget of 1100-1350ish, please use newegg.com unless the price is better and link to every component.

thanks

*this is what was advised to me before" tell me what you think

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Socket 775 [ $985 for all the Higher Options ]


$189 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115207

$45 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145214

$100 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

$26 LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

$90 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006


Motherboards

$105 ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

Slightly Nicer... Faster FSB natively and more and up to 16 GB max
$135 ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131377


Video Card

Good all around card
$135 ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121288

Better For Gaming
$190 ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121291


CPU Cooler

Very Nice especially for the price.
$40 ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011

Much more quiet - Easier to clean (Removable Fans) - can add an additional fan to the back if needed
$60 Noctua NH-U12P 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608002


Cases

Sedate, business friendly case
$80 + [$25.00 Delivery charge] COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

Roomier case with more air flow... but also more noise & lights - Tooless options - Clone of the Antec 900 for $35 less
$75 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

Very Nice case - Not tooless, but its not a problem - Great air flow... but can get noisy
$110 + [$15.00 Delivery charge] Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Best case made, at the moment - Very quiet - very good cooling - Extensive options.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
$144 + [$10.00 Delivery charge] http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-rc-932-kkn1-gp-haf-932-chassis-12-bays-black/q/loc/101/209301495.html?dcaid=15890


Options

$9 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

$25 Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608004

$90 LITE-ON Black 6X Blu-Ray DVD ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model iHES106-29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106270


Socket 1366 [ $1226 for all the Higher Options ]


Motherboards

Great price for an X58 LGA 1366 Board

Certainly not my first choice, but reasonably good for the price
$170 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130221

Real Nice features especially for the price ( I would suggest the P6T Deluxe )
$240 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

Great feature set - very stable - ASUS's mainstream i7 board
$290 + [$9.01 Delivery charge] ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365


$280 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

$80 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

$100 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

$26 LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153


Power Supplies

$90 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Gives you more juice - especially if you decide to go with one or two more video cards for the 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 MOBO
$110 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009


Video Card

Good all around card
$135 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121288

Better For Gaming
$190 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121291


Cases

Sedate, business friendly case
$80 + [$25.00 Delivery charge] COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

Roomier case with more air flow... but also more noise & lights - Tooless options - Clone of the Antec 900 for $35 less
$75 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

Very Nice case - Not tooless, but its not a problem - Great air flow... but can get noisy
$110 + [$15.00 Delivery charge] Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Best case made, at the moment - Very quiet - very good cooling - Extensive options.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
$144 + [$10.00 Delivery charge] http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-rc-932-kkn1-gp-haf-932-chassis-12-bays-black/q/loc/101/209301495.html?dcaid=15890


Options

$9 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

$77 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007

$90 LITE-ON Black 6X Blu-Ray DVD ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model iHES106-29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106270

$250 ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131371


Notes

May need an after market cooler depending on the case used... and the over clock. To get close to the price point, I did make this consession.

The ASUS Rampage Board is also nice, giving the user more Over Clocking features, but there are only 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots.
The number of PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, and the fact that it hits a price point directly between the other boards suggested, would make this my third choice.
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  1. Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202 $279.99

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128386 $209.99

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $94.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $79.99

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Case & PSU combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176939 $179.98 - $20.00 MIR

    EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442 $354.99 - $30 MIR

    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99

    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

    Total - $1,346.90 - $50 MIR's

    Edit: Changed build above. I had forgot to add the price of the GTX 285 which changes things a little! I was wondering how that build came out so cheap!
  2. looking to buy stuff today if anyone could help!
  3. Does the above not help? If the price of the above build is too high, you can save some money by going with a different GPU. Something like this would be nice too:

    EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434 $199.99 - $20 MIR

    Let me know what you don't like about the above build and we'll tweak it up to fit your needs.
  4. Here's a nice AMD build that's closer to $1,100:

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

    GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128384

    CPU/motherboard combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.165047 $298.99

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231246 $59.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $79.99

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    Case & PSU combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176939 $179.98 - $20.00 MIR

    EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442 $354.99 - $30.00 MIR

    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99

    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

    Total - $1,120.91 - $50.00 MIR's
  5. :bounce:

    This mobo down below is set up to run either Crossfire or SLI. It comes with a gtx 285 which is a low power and low heat card. It has the option to add another for SLI.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176939 Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $179.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128386 $209.99
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99 Free Ground Shipping
    Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MX2 $6.49
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125255 $339.99 ($309.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    GIGABYTE GV-N285-1GH-B GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $94.99 Free Shipping*
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $79.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $22.99 Free Shipping*
    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1340.40 *(not including shipping and rebates)

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/01/16/nvidia-zotac-geforce-gtx-285-1gb/1 <--- Reviews and charts for the gtx 285
  6. Call me crazy, but i almost prefer my Mac mini for PS than my quad core water cooled beast.
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