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December 6, 2009 11:34:26 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP before I talk myself out of it BUDGET RANGE: $700-$800 AR

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming - WoW, Simcity 4, Civ IV, maybe some newer games; fractal rendering with UltraFractal; some movie watching/entertainment

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg is fine COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I imagine AMD would give me better bang for the buck, but I am not hardcore either way.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 (dual monitor setup for 2560x1024), OR whatever I can get using a 37in HDTV.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Essentially I just want Windows pc that I can play some of my older games that I am tweaking for, and same goes for my wife. This would be my first build, so what I have done is basically put together two "lists" on newegg ... and can't tell if they are enough for what I want, or a bit of overkill. So here it goes ...

Build #1 - ~$700

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Build #2 - ~$800

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I hope just posting the URL to my public wishlist works for everyone, if not - then I'll do the dirty work of copying/pasting to all the different selections.

Thanks in advance.

-B



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December 7, 2009 12:47:01 AM

bcbrown19 said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP before I talk myself out of it BUDGET RANGE: $700-$800 AR

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming - WoW, Simcity 4, Civ IV, maybe some newer games; fractal rendering with UltraFractal; some movie watching/entertainment

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg is fine COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I imagine AMD would give me better bang for the buck, but I am not hardcore either way.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 (dual monitor setup for 2560x1024), OR whatever I can get using a 37in HDTV.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Essentially I just want Windows pc that I can play some of my older games that I am tweaking for, and same goes for my wife. This would be my first build, so what I have done is basically put together two "lists" on newegg ... and can't tell if they are enough for what I want, or a bit of overkill. So here it goes ...

Build #1 - ~$700

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Build #2 - ~$800

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I hope just posting the URL to my public wishlist works for everyone, if not - then I'll do the dirty work of copying/pasting to all the different selections.

Thanks in advance.

-B


Your builds are solid, but you can get more performance for less money.

Try this:

Core i5 750 Processor Boxed
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
$150

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55

Foxconn P55A-S LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$105 -Freeshipping

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 -Freeshipping

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$165 -Freeshipping

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45 -After rebates

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$105 -Freeshipping


Total = $769 -After rebates


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