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I am looking to build a computer since mine is old and upgrading is out of the question. Although I don't play games like CoD or Crysis, I would still like to run games such as Sims and Flight Simulator smoothly. So I don't need an expensive video card, just an upgrade from my Nvidia 9400. I am looking for a fast computer so a good processor is a must. Other than that, I just want a high quality monitor and a quiet computer. All input will be appreciated. Thanks!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few months (doesn't really matter)

BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the net (a lot of downloading), gaming, schoolwork

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, HDD -- mine is

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Processor, Nvidia video card or ATI if that is better

OVERCLOCKING: Never done it before, but will try if necessary

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Don't know

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'd say anything above 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Will be needing Windows 7
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  2. kimisizer said:
    I am looking to build a computer since mine is old and upgrading is out of the question. Although I don't play games like CoD or Crysis, I would still like to run games such as Sims and Flight Simulator smoothly. So I don't need an expensive video card, just an upgrade from my Nvidia 9400. I am looking for a fast computer so a good processor is a must. Other than that, I just want a high quality monitor and a quiet computer. All input will be appreciated. Thanks!

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few months (doesn't really matter)

    BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000 After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the net (a lot of downloading), gaming, schoolwork

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, HDD -- mine is

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Processor, Nvidia video card or ATI if that is better

    OVERCLOCKING: Never done it before, but will try if necessary

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Don't know

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'd say anything above 1280x1024

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Will be needing Windows 7



    let's see, just to be sure, you want a good intel processor, nvidia card, and you need a better monitor, and win7 included, ith a $1000 budget.
  3. HAH! ur hopes are a little to high ;) go with amd/ati have you selected any parts?
  4. here's a start:

    first, a big combo:


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.473169

    Its $631.95, $591.95 after rebates, a great start, with case, hard drive, cpu, motherboard, power supply, and ram!

    add one more 120mm fan for the side intake: $6.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150066

    Now we just need a video card and a nice monitor.

    I like the Nvidia GTX 460 as the best bang-for-buck model.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500169

    That one is on sale and Zotac has a good reputation for their ION setups. only $224.99

    this leaves $143 for a monitor. here are several choices at different resolutions:

    Samsung $129.99, 18.5", 1366x768 resolution
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001382

    LG, $139.99, 20", 1600x900 resolution
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005151

    Sceptre, $149.99, 20", 1920x1080 resolution
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112017

    there are many others and these are not particularly the BEST, but are all reliable brands
  5. oops, I forgot you wanted Windows 7.Its $99, nso swap the GTX 460 for an ATI HD5770, still a fine card, but $90 less ($144)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

    Which lets you buy the Windows 7 Home Premium OEM edition: ($99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683211675
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