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$1,000 Multi-purpose system (Rendering/Gaming)

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February 4, 2010 6:09:57 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 (not including shipping)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primary: Rendering (Poser) & Gaming (e.g., Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins). Secondary: Digital image editing (PhotoShop), light audio mixing (Acid), light video editing, authoring, and miscellaneous tasks.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor; provisionally. Keyboard, mouse, & speakers are covered.

PREFERRED WEB SITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.

OS PREFERENCE: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

PARTS PREFERENCES: CPU: Intel (i5-750, i7-860, i7-920?) // GPU: Radeon // Memory: 6-8 gig Tri-channel // MB: Dependant on CPU // PSU: 650W? // Case: Not looking for bling. Ideal case is a Cooler Master Cosmos 1000. Love the look, but $179 seems way overboard for my $1,000 limit.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Might be willing to experiment, but not immediately.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not likely. Might be nice to have the capability for a later date, but not mandatory.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 (I realize this is low. Willing to upgrade monitor, but might not happen right away.)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I tend to do complete system rebuilds approximately every 2 years, but may replace video cards, drives, etc., and/or upgrade CPU or memory at any point as needed.

I know you guys get a boatload of these requests and I'm somewhat ashamed that I've let my tech knowledge get so behind the times, but any assistance offered is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
February 5, 2010 10:42:58 PM

just set up the same. here is what advice i got.

MOBO AND CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $349.98 (Intel i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D PRO combo)

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99
later if you crossfire or sli you've got the power and the rates are great.

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99 x2 has great reviews and low voltage.

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99

after all said and done $900 with $100 left over for any case youd want..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99

i hope i was able to help
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