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Soup to Nuts

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August 28, 2010 3:15:49 AM

Good evening everyone and thanks for taking a look at my thread. I'm wanting to build a second desktop but I'm starting from complete scratch. To make things more interesting/challenging, I'd like to play games at as high a level of performance I can with the lowest cost. I've skimmed through tecmo34's recommended builds and a few of the answers to a question similar to mine so if the answer wouldn't be different, just tell me to go pound sand. If not, here are the details:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible.

BUDGET RANGE: 800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing, Applications (in that order)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None (I need them all!)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any reliable site.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States of America

PARTS PREFERENCES: None.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (though realistically not at this price point).

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (though realistically not at this price point).

MONITOR RESOLUTION: No preference (though as high as possible)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Again, I need EVERYTHING (monitor, keyboard, Windows 7 OS, etc)

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August 28, 2010 5:19:08 PM

Thanks, batuchka, though it's still missing a mouse and keyboard (unless I somehow missed that). If I moved down to $700 total, what would change?
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August 29, 2010 1:56:56 AM

Hmm then cut down to a Rana X3 and possibly a HD 5770?
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August 29, 2010 5:34:25 AM

Sounds solid...thanks again for the recommendations.

Since I've got you "on the line", for the second workstation I also have an older Dell Dimension E521 (AMD Athalon 64 4400+, Radeon X1200/1550, 2GB RAM) that is somewhat acceptable but getting a bit long in the tooth. Would it be worth trying to upgrade the innards or simply more economical scrapping all but a few pieces for another build (on the cheap, mind you)?
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September 2, 2010 3:13:52 AM

NewEgg's Labor Day sale completely messed this all up. Curse you, sales! :) 
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