$1000 Computer Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within one month

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Second Life (OpenGL)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: No peripherals required, no OS required

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: NVidia graphics processor

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Unknown? Standard LCD computer monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Relatively quiet (not a whole lot louder than something you'd get from Dell etc.), basic case that keeps it cool and isn't flashy.
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  1. u can get more bang for ur buck with ATI/AMD setup. Also, they dont draw as much power, are cooler and therefore dont need turbo charged fans, so they are quieter...
  2. This is the price point that I shy away from AMD/ATI and start recommending intel. As a result I also start recommending nvidia due to sli support on p55 mobo's. Anyways for second life a cheaper PC would suffice, but the one that amw1011 has picked out is great.
  3. anonymousdude said:
    This is the price point that I shy away from AMD/ATI and start recommending intel. As a result I also start recommending nvidia due to sli support on p55 mobo's. Anyways for second life a cheaper PC would suffice, but the one that amw1011 has picked out is great.


    Thanks for the suggestion of the computer, looks solid- and as for Second Life being okay with a cheaper PC, my roughly $800 setup (this build is for a friend) runs MW2 flawlessly, maxed out, and struggles with Second Life sometimes. I guess it's the OpenGL and all the information that's out there.
  4. Why don't you consider using the System Builders' Marathon PC?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2655.html

    I'd say that it's a tried and true setup, and I'm sure Tom's put a good deal of work coming up with that. :)

    Just another option...
  5. someguynamedmatt said:
    Why don't you consider using the System Builders' Marathon PC?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2655.html

    I'd say that it's a tried and true setup, and I'm sure Tom's put a good deal of work coming up with that. :)

    Just another option...


    Because that was a pretty poor SBM.
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