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May 24, 2011 9:22:22 PM

Hey everyone. I'm looking to build my first computer. :) 

So basically my Dell Dimension 3100 isn't cutting it anymore, especially since I will have to use virtual machines and I need a more powerful computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next month or two

Budget Range: 650 - 850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Music, Virtual Machines, Games

Parts Not Required: OS and Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (since I live about 40 mins from the Canadian warehouse... which means fast shipping)

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Since I'm pretty new to the whole "Building you're own computer" thing, this doesn't really apply. Whatever is reliable!

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe: No

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200): 1440 x 900

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC): Can't think of any atm!

Thanks guys, I know you can help :) 

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May 25, 2011 2:11:42 AM

Welcome to the forum. I'd try to squeeze in a i5-2400, a P67 mobo, maybe an ASRock Extreme4, 4GB RAM, a 6850 or so, and an Antec Neo Eco 520W.
May 25, 2011 2:27:08 AM

Thanks jbakerlent, all these parts seem promising!

Would I need any additional cooling on it? And what case would you recommend?
May 25, 2011 2:52:18 AM

Since you're not overclocking the stock HSF should be fine. For the case maybe an Antec 300 Illusion or CoolerMaster HAF 912.