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Old October 28, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Hi, first of all i want to say that this board is amazing!
Many, many usefull informations here. Great people too.

Can someone explain me how this works?

I see builds everywhere which, i suppose, are made for desk computers and not laptops.

So, I guess, for a specific build, you need to buy all the parts, then, you need to buy the tower, the monitor and surch?

Im really interested in making a custom computer strong enought to run the craziest games around =) but I only have around 1k$

I just need to understand how everything works to set up my budget and everything ^^

thanks alot!
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Old October 28, 2008, 02:36 PM
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Do you have a monitor already?- if so, you can do a kickass build for 1K
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Old October 28, 2008, 02:37 PM
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Hey CactusJoe, welcome to HWC!

Probably best to fill out the following.

NOTICE - PC builders, when asking for input on YOUR projects Please Tell

List any equipment you may have that you will be re-using in the new build. Lot of helpful people around here, but we need some more information.

Asus Z97-A - Intel i7 4790K @ 4.0 GHz - Corsair H80 CPU Cooler- 4x8 GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2400 - EVGA GTX960 4GB
1x240 GB Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD - 1x500 GB Seagate Hybrid Momentus - 1X2 TB Western Digital Green - Pioneer DVR-212D - Antec P182 - Rosewill Photon 850 - 2X24" Acer G246HYL - Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

The world is your oyster. Shuck away my friend, shuck away!
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Old October 28, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Well with the budget it's a really nice start ... and you want to play the latest games ...

Do you need a monitor? If yes wich size you plan ... 19-20-22". It could become a big part of your budget.

Do you need the OS (Windows)?

After this we could help you a bit more.

By the way welcome to HWC forum .

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