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May 12, 2010 6:27:07 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In about a week to 4 weeks.

BUDGET RANGE: $600(preferred) to $800(try to go as low as possible) after rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
All around PC(I would say that gaming, surfing the internet, and watching movies would all be about the same.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
NONE(All parts required including OS, but not monitor, mouse, and keyboard).

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or any site you recommend.

PARTS PREFERENCES:
NONE

OVERCLOCKING: Overclocking is a most likely and SLI/Crossfire is a maybe, mostly a future thing.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Any.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am basically trying to build a everyday use computer for $600-800. I want to spend as little as possible. The computer would be used for mostly surfing the internet, typing up assignments, and watching movies. However games will be played on the computer, but not heavy intense gaming. This is the first computer that I am going to build, but just because I said that, please don't go choosing parts that you would normally not use yourself. If you need more information, please ask. Thank you to everyone that contributed in helping me.

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May 12, 2010 6:49:47 AM

Welcome to the forum. So the $800 includes a monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse?

If so, here's a try. It certainly not a "spend as little as possible" build, but it will suit your needs well. If you wish, I can show you several ways to cut back. It comes to $620 without a monitor or keyboard.

CPU - 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - 770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - 5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF - Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This system will do very well for your uses and will allow for a good gaming experience on a 1680x1050 screen. I couldn't tell for sure from your post whether you would want this level of performance, or just the cheapest build possible, so let me know.
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May 13, 2010 5:18:43 AM

Thanks. If possible can you include a version with and without monitor, keyboard, and mouse? If its too much work, I only need a version w/o the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I am not a heavy gamer, so I will play the occasional online games and maybe a few PC game. To be honest, I am not sure what resolution I am looking for, I am just looking for suggestions.
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May 13, 2010 6:27:59 AM

Sure. What I posted above would be great if the $800 had to cover all the components. Three changes you could make to account for the extra ~$200 or so would be to switch out the X3 440 for a X4 955 or to switch out the 5750 for a 5770, or finally to get a better overclocking motherboard with USB 3.0. Here's the parts you would need

955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

As for a monitor I like these two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 13, 2010 3:26:14 PM

Thank you for your input. This will help a lot in deciding which parts to get to build my PC. If you have any more suggestions, fell free to post. This goes for anyone else.
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