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September 1, 2009 10:47:05 PM

I'm an Architecture student and my laptop simply doesn't suffice my needs anymore so I'm looking to build a new desktop. The problem is where I live computer parts are at least 20% more expensive than sites like newegg, so I'd like to spend as little as possible on the mobo but I still want it to be a decent desktop. I'm going with an intel i7-920 cpu and i'm open to any suggestions for the other parts.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks BUDGET RANGE: Around 1000$ the lesser the better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Architectural 3d modeling and rendering in 3dstudio max, occasional gaming, internet surfing....
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,dvd drives
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
Thanks in advance!
September 1, 2009 11:07:34 PM

It would help if you told us where you live and then we could find the parts you want for good price. :) 
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September 1, 2009 11:11:49 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retai

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PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $269.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MX2 $4.49
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

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OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $169.99 ($159.99 after MIR) Free Shipping
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv3 Geforce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $64.99 Free Shipping
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB SATA II 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 Free Shipping*
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

Total: $1,052.40 *not including mail in rebates/shipping/taxes

* Non SLI version of that build

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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OCZ OCZ550FTY 550W Active Power Supply Retail

Total: $987.36 *not including mail in rebates/shipping/taxes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) Free Shipping*
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail

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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
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September 1, 2009 11:15:42 PM

Yoosty said:
It would help if you told us where you live and then we could find the parts you want for good price. :) 

I live in Iran so I doubt that you can find a place like that! :) 
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