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January 25, 2010 10:01:59 PM

Hi i have made countless of topics. After learning everything i now know from this site i finally have the money to buy. I will pull the trigger on the build on friday when my dad gets home or sometime soon after. Thanks to all who have helped. Now this is my final topic so please respond!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: < $900 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT Gaming, movies, School work, general use
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, speakers, monitor(if you find a better one that will keep me with in my budget of $900 please tell)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: as long as its got good reviews ill take it

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: depends if its worth it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: here is the link i have so far http://unclevic.com/pd/72-3-0-7878-hp-1740-17-inch-1740...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: FUTURE PROOFED AS POSSIBLE. I would like this to last as long as possible

these are the basics of my computer please tell me if they're good feel free to post any changes you think would be better

ram/processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case and psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hardrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

optical drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card: Will buy computer first will buy 5830 when it comes out. I originally had the 5770 and then i switched it for the 5850 and then i realized why not get a little of both. PRICE + Power= good

Monitor anything http://unclevic.com/pd/72-3-0-7878-hp-1740-17-inch-1740... or you suggest

OS Windows 7

My twin recently got a laptop here it is (im the one who left the bad review. U could see i din't like it)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+...;+Core%26%23153;+i7+Processor+-+Quantum+Black/9705203.p?id=1218154377801&skuId=9705203

It is more important to me for you guys to look at my pc then this one. But if you want to put any input on his laptop vs the computer i will build it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advanced

irule9000

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January 26, 2010 2:02:19 PM

If gaming was the priority, then you'd try your best to get a HD 5850. Otherwise, it's low/mid-end gaming build that could have been better. Also, choice of 965BE is as retarded as i5 750 for a budget of under $1000 including the OS. Gaming doesn't need the fastest cpu on earth. Ram is overkill.
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January 26, 2010 7:41:18 PM

i just want to say i was able to get the 5850 into the build could you tell me if my monitor is okay or suggest one that may be better but keeps my build with shipping under 980 (right now its 912)
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January 26, 2010 7:58:37 PM

I couldn't find how much shipping from the site with the monitor you listed was, but assuming you had included the price of that monitor with your $912, drop that one and get this instead. It has a better resolution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254023

If the $912 was without the monitor, honestly I would lower the system specs and get a better monitor. Unless your plan is to start with a smaller monitor and upgrade later, which is what I did. For $60 I would check out ebay and craigslist as well.
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January 26, 2010 8:24:55 PM

what do you think of the laptop though?
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January 26, 2010 9:09:20 PM

samdsox said:
what do you think of the laptop though?


Link doesn't work.
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January 26, 2010 9:49:04 PM

sorry about broken link here is a new one:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+...;+Core%26%23153;+i7+Processor+-+Quantum+Black/9705203.p?id=1218154377801&skuId=9705203&st=toshiba%20a505&cp=1&lp=4

Also i would like to apologize. i made it unclear what the total price was. Its 912 before the monitor. I have also been looking at craigslist as you suggested(i do plan to upgrade. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=1740-R
I just don't have much money to spend at the moment on anything but the build which i plan to future proof to use as long as possible. )
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January 26, 2010 9:52:57 PM

my link wouldn't work for some reason. The new one i posted won't work. Please use samdsox's link(my brother)
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January 26, 2010 9:56:22 PM

Not a bad laptop. Personally I have always preferred to have a very small laptop for on the go stuff, and a desktop for gaming. However, I feel your pain, in college all I had was a laptop and no desktop, and also no money:)  It's hard to pick, but nowaday's I prefer desktop's based totally on performance. If I was younger and could only pick one...hard to say, as I used to take my laptop to my friends houe and rock some Counter Strike all nighters.
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January 27, 2010 12:16:43 PM

Squeeze the trigger.
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January 27, 2010 7:20:55 PM

all right i know you said squeeze the trigger but today when i checked my cpu mobo combo i found that it was raised. I changed a shitload up and got it about $40 cheaper than it would have been including shipping. Here is what i have. The things i am worried about are motherboard and power supply.

optical drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu/case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

hardrive/motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

os/gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ram/cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 27, 2010 7:30:08 PM

That PSU is most likely junk, I wouldn't build a new pc with it. ECS is a cheap mobo company, I haven't seen any reviews of that particular one but I wouldn't use it personally. And the hard drive combo with it is a caviar blue. Not a particularly good hard drive. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the best mechanical hard drive right now.
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January 27, 2010 11:04:36 PM

i want to apologize for posting that. im getting cheap crazy. Right now im fixing it
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January 27, 2010 11:40:45 PM

Finally i think i have created an amazing bang for your buck computer!!!!!Not by cheaping out but by combos. Here is what my final build is!!!!I will buy it when i get a go ahead from my dad this week!!

optical drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hardrive/psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

mobo/cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU/OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
please critique.(i think its perfect)
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January 28, 2010 12:48:38 AM

Throw down the buy-hammer! Only thing I would change is swith case to an Antec 200/300, but that is personal preference! Other than that, looks good:) 
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January 28, 2010 12:51:23 AM

Thank you everyone for the help. Zach you've been awesome. My dad just ordered it! Only problem is he forgot a shipping code so its gonna be $10 more but ill see if he will give me that. Thanks
Stephen
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January 28, 2010 12:51:48 AM

Best answer selected by irule9000.
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January 28, 2010 12:57:30 AM

Hope you enjoy it! Let us know how it turns out!
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