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First Time Builder <$800 Home Theather/ Gaming PC

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February 13, 2010 5:05:41 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this couple of months. BUDGET RANGE: $800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, HD Movies, HD Stream to PS3

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Processor (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450), monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (most likely) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (later)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 (Monitor), 1920x1080 (LCD TV)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need a compatible Motherboard with the processor, it was a gift and it's been painful to get a compatible motherboard. A motherboard with 16 GB RAM (For the future), a video card maybe crossfire and HDMI and DirectX 11 (If possible).

Heres the link to the processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 14, 2010 2:15:58 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

IMO you should save the money a little more, and build an i5, i7 or AM3 rig. The 775 socket is old.
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