$700-$850 all around system

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month

BUDGET RANGE: US$700-$850

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Moderate Gaming, home office, web surfing, Movies, Music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case (I have a giant / quiet one), Keyboard, Mouse, arctic 5 :)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but flexible if great deals abound elsewhere.

PARTS PREFERENCES: 22",24"

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680X1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I want to dual boot with linux, would consider dl'ing trial from windows until I have to buy it. (by the way, does anyone know if the new windows plays nice with other OS's? or will I still have to install windows first, then linux behind it. Bang for buck type deals make me pretty happy. I will OC.

Under home office, I would like a monochrome laser MFC. I realize this may not be the best place to look, but any tips are welcome. Under music, an adequate 5.1 if possible, if not, my 2.1 would be "OK"

Thank you,

Wok
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  1. Are you saying you want to buy a 1680x1050 monitor and build a gaming system for it? For about the same price ~$150, you can get a 22-23 inch 1920x1080 for true HD on movies. The downside is it needs a little heavier GPU to run it for games.
  2. I knew that res question would get me.. yeah, the one you suggested for sure. thanks in advance. :D
  3. Hmm a suggested config
  4. batuchka said:


    Pretty nifty. I probably wasn't clear, but I currently have a 2.1 system. Was looking at a possible 5.1.

    I was super happy with my hanns-g 19" I got back in 2006... The 22 is now about $30 less than the 19!!
  5. Haha ok if u fine on older speakers maybe get a WD 640 black perhaps?
  6. Here is a list i would run under $750 and the e5200 is a great overclocker and can reach speeds of 4Ghz ..

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    Update19-116-072 Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail
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    Update13-128-380 GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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    Update17-703-005 PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power ... - Retail
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    Update22-136-358 Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
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    Update24-236-049 ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
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    Update20-211-188 A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail
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    Update35-150-082 MASSCOOL 8WA741 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
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  7. 775 sockets will be dead in 3 months
  8. obsidian86 said:
    775 sockets will be dead in 3 months


    No... the 775 socket will be a good budget platform in 3 months. It will be no where near dead. The LGA1156 CPU's aren't even available yet, and I highly doubt people are going to start buying i7 rigs like there's no tomorrow.
  9. thanks for all the input everyone...

    The more I look at it, the more I like the cheap dual core set up. I can get 2 years out of the processor, then get a top end 775 for cheap and get another 2 years out of that. I have no problem changing mobo/processor in 4 years time, passing it down to various family members who need new gear.

    thanks for all the responses everyone.
  10. yeah ppl arn't buying i7s like it crack but the current mid range amd will last you 4 yrs an out perform most high end 775 sockets
  11. the 775 socket is a dead line (as in there will be no new cpus made fore it)

    I would go with the amd build it has a better price/performance in the range
    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3610
    take a look at this guide at will give you some good ideas
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