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Old December 11, 2009, 09:44 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
- PC will be mostly used for online gaming specifically Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 and most importantly Final Fantasy 14 when it comes out next year as well as doing background tasks if the games are windowed, Itunes, internet(looking up ffwikis stuff while playing the game windowed)

2. What YOUR budget is.
- Budget up to 1500$(with taxes) preferably less.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
- Will be buying from Canadian sites.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
- Brand Intel or AMD is fine, Nvidia a must for graphics.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
- Don't intend to use any current parts from old PC as it still uses AGP/IDE.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
- No.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
- default speeds are fine I don't intend to overclock it.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
- I'd like to build it before january if possible.

I may have someone with knowledge in assemblying pcs help me out if its before january.
Hope this helps if you need any more information let me know.
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Old December 11, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Lol Diablo 3 won't be out for ages. Dose your budget include monitor/mouse/keyboard?
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Old December 11, 2009, 10:41 PM
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Old December 11, 2009, 10:50 PM
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well I guess I could use my optical mouse/keyboard but I will need a new monitor for sure, I don't mind going all new though. so mouse/keyboard doesn't need to be part of the budget but monitor yes.
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Old December 12, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Linus, i don't think he's looking for a pre-built system, i believe he's trying to build a pc from scratch with help of a friend.
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Old December 12, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Also, what size monitor were you thinking of playing on, 19", 21", 25"?
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Old December 13, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Here is my i7 build. You can buy a nVidia card and a decent 24" monitor and be still around your $1200 budget. You can also buy i5 and save another $200.
New lowest cost i7 built
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Old December 13, 2009, 05:35 PM
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So far talking to a friend, he has recommended a couple things for me here they are and there prices:

Azza Orion 202 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT 90MM/120MM Red LED Fans Window No PSU:$46.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked 648MHZ 896MB 2.376GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card: $269.50

Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E RAID GBLAN CrossFireX SLI USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard: $189.99
Intel Core i5 750 Processor - 2.66GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail: $199.97

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail: $98.99


Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan: $112.51

Which is $917.95 before taxes without a monitor/HDD. As for monitor a 19" is fine I don't need anything bigger. Any thoughts/comments?
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Old December 13, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Looks good I guess, other than the crappy case but doesnt really matter what kind of case you get, personal choice.
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Agreed, except for the case. I would get a Corsair Tx650 which is plenty for your use, and use the money to get a better case (CM690).
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