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December 14, 2011 8:48:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Up to $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FL Studio, Gaming, Game modding(such as crysis, etc), Making movies and using photoshop

Parts Required: Everything (CPU, Monitor, PSU, etc.) Starting from scratch

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Never bought anything but probably newegg since everybody seems to go there

Country: America

Parts Preferences: None, but my main concern would be getting an awesome price for performance, and most importantly would be the ability to upgrade when needed

Overclocking: Never done but willing to learn

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future, whichever one

Monitor Resolution: preferably 1080p and if possible an LED with 3D (LED and 3D not that important

Additional Comments: Would like a rig that's versatile. By that i mean I'm going to college next year and would like my build to surf the web without a hiccup, play all the latest games on "good" settings(like crysis 2, battlefield 3, etc.), would like to start making music (FL Studios). But the most important thing would be upgrading capabilities (would like to be able to upgrade any part at any time like the CPU, add more memory, better video card) So basically i want an average computer that I can upgrade whenever i have the money.

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December 14, 2011 9:41:00 PM

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Would like a rig that's versatile. By that i mean I'm going to college next year and would like my build to surf the web without a hiccup, play all the latest games on "good" settings(like crysis 2, battlefield 3, etc.), would like to start making music (FL Studios).


Normally I'd recommend the i5-2500K here but I don't think it's doable if you need everything including OS and monitor. I'll recommend a couple of different configurations for the money. I don't think it can be done for under $1000 right now if you take into account the hard drive prices.

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Monitor Resolution: preferably 1080p and if possible an LED with 3D (LED and 3D not that important


That certainly can't be done for under $1K - the prices of 3-D LED monitors right now will run you about ~$450 a piece.

Try these configs:

AMD system:

Case: Antec 300 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 - $89.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FX-UD3 - $159.99
CPU: 2.8GHz AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - $189.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
RAM: 16GB (4 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 1.5V - $49.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $99.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $18.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech MK320 - $34.99
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $139.99

Total: $1132.97

Intel system - exact same everything as above but substitute:

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99

Total: $1167.74
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December 22, 2011 10:09:56 PM

thank you i could give some leeway
but how upgradable is it?
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December 22, 2011 11:00:48 PM

do you have microcenter close by?
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