Building a high performance PC

I am going to try to build my own high performance PC. I need suggestions on what the best parts are for this system and what my total approximate cost will be. Any and all help is appreciated! I've never done this before.
Case
Power Supply
motherboard
CPU
Memory
Hard Drives
CD/DVD drive,
Video Cards
Sound card
Network Card
Display
Operating System
Application system
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  1. First wise question may be what do you need your PC for? More gaming or productivity - because the configuration can go in price alooooot if both are considered (it may go over 2-3k eu if you want MONSTRUM) with 4 graphic cards latest cpu, and bullet proof motherboard.

    So tell what do you want from your computer first ;)
  2. Is this PC going to be "high performance" for gaming or other tasks? Please specify what it's going to be for, from most important to least... Also, you've not mentioned a monitor, please let us know if you already have one and what kind it is.

    Try to give us a ballpark of what you are willing to spend and what country you will be buying from...
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  4. jonpaul37 said:
    Is this PC going to be "high performance" for gaming or other tasks? Please specify what it's going to be for, from most important to least... Also, you've not mentioned a monitor, please let us know if you already have one and what kind it is.

    Try to give us a ballpark of what you are willing to spend and what country you will be buying from...



    It really doesn't need to be high performance. I just want to be able to downlaod music and play black ops on it. My monitor is the Hanns:G HZ194APB Black with speakers. I'd like to keep it under $1500.00 and will be buying from the USA
  5. PSU / Video Card # 1 Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.552294

    Video Card # 2 / Operating System Combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.544802.14-261-075

    Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    CPU / Heatsink-Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.374030

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

    DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Total = $1,374.87 after Mail-in-Rebates, I did not include shipping
    All quality parts that will last some time. You can add an SSD if you want as well.
    You will not need a sound card as the integrated sound on the motherboard is more than enough, same goes for the network card.
    I added a 24-inch monitor as well because the one you have is small-ish and black-ops will look much better on the one i suggested.
  6. AMD AthlonII Processor $73.99
    EEVGA )!G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450 Video Card $199.00
    MSI 880GM-E43 AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX Motherboard $79.99
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ Internal Hard Drive $54.99
    Corsair CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX Power Supply $69.99
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit $49.99
    Cooler Master Elit RC-330-KKN1-GP Black PC Case $39.99
    Lit-on iHAS 124 OEM 24xDVD+R burner $20.00
    Display – Hanns:G HZ194APB Black with speakers $99.99
    Keyboard and mouse-Apevia K1-Combo $24.99
    All of these parts were purchased from Newegg.com
    Operating system- Windows 7 Premium Family with
    Free Cisco Wireless Router $149.99
    Microsoft $119.99
    These were both purchased from Micrsoft.com
    Total cost for my system $982.90
    This is what I came up with. It's not high performance but it will do what I need. Thanks
  7. why are you paying more for a GTS 450 video card when you could be paying less for a GTX 460?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075
    = $189.99 and with $35.00 rebate, it's only $154.99
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