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August 18, 2010 10:42:12 PM

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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q82PIQ/ref=wms_ohs..." target="_blank">

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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August 19, 2010 12:28:22 AM

Why is no one helping me ...
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August 19, 2010 1:06:27 AM

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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q82PIQ/ref=wms_ohs..." target="_blank">

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.

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August 19, 2010 1:10:38 AM

HAH! ur hopes are a little to high ;)  go with amd/ati have you selected any parts?
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August 19, 2010 1:44:14 AM

here's a start:

first, a big combo:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

LG, $139.99, 20", 1600x900 resolution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sceptre, $149.99, 20", 1920x1080 resolution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

there are many others and these are not particularly the BEST, but are all reliable brands
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