New Build for ~$1000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime between now and the beginning of August. BUDGET RANGE: $1000 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Software Development, Gaming, Movies, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS (Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anything you feel is reliable. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: TV tuner. I prefer Intel, but an AMD won't kill me. Would like a Blu-Ray player/DVD burner (although the Blu-Ray could be left off).

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, although probably not. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: The bigger the better.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I also have two additional ~700gb WD Element external hard drives that I want to throw as well. Try and include the price of a monitor. I would prefer a 64-bit system, although 32-bit works just as well. Would also like it to be easily upgradeable (if you can). I could possibly throw in an additional $200 if you convince me it's really worth it.

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  1. Here is a build that comes to about $1100($1080 After Rebates) with a BD Drive + HD 5850 + a Full HD Monitor...

    CPU + GPU
    X4 955 + HIS HD 5850

    Mobo + RAM
    GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H + Mushkin 4GB DDR3

    Antec 300 Illusion + Antec TP 550

    SAMSUNG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive

    ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P

    Samsung F3 1TB
    if you dont want 1TB, then get the 500GB

    And AFAIK all the current-gen CPUs are 64-bit...
  2. Your best bet for parts is Newegg.For your budget, an AMD build is the best option for you.

    Here's the system:
    AMD Athlon II X4 635 quad core processor-100$

    GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard-120$

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM-106$

    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply-80$

    Video Card:
    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -160$

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -90$

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 55$

    Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor -200$

    TV Tuner:
    Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface 50$

    BD Drive
    LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM-143$

  3. yes, You could also consider the Phenom II X4 955 BE

  4. $1033AR, cut the Blu-Ray drive if you don't want to go over
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