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Old September 12, 2010, 11:29 PM
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Hey guys, Im new to these forums...I was just wondering if you could recommend a pc build with a budget of like $1000. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old September 13, 2010, 12:02 AM
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Answer these questions first then we can help you:

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Old September 13, 2010, 12:07 AM
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1. Id use it for gaming, surfing the web and related stuff
2.$1000
3.NCIX canada
I dont plan using current parts
there's a high chance I will overclock
Im planning to build it in the very near future
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Old September 13, 2010, 02:02 AM
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Welcome to HWC mate

CASE: CM 690 II Basic
PSU: Corsair VX450/550 - 550 for possible beefer gpu later on
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 or GA-H55-USB3
CPU: Intel Core i3 540 3.06GHz
COOLER: CM Hyper 212 Plus - it's a great budget performer!
RAM: G Skill, Mushkin, Corsair or Patriot 4GB DDR3-1600
HDD: Seagate or WD Caviar Black 500GB, 1TB if on special
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 768MB
OPT: LG, Asus, Pioneer, Samsung, Plextor DVD burner
OS: MS Win 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
MON: Samsung E2220X 21.5in 1920x1080 5ms LCD

Price Match everything and you should come in under $1000.

Good luck with your build
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Old September 13, 2010, 07:24 AM
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I 2nd the recommendations of xlilmissmjx. The only difference might be the case, which is subjective anyway. Perhaps the CM 912.
Good luck with your build and enjoy the new system! Welcome to HWC btw.
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Old September 13, 2010, 07:48 AM
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CASE: CM 690 II Basic
PSU: Corsair VX450/550 - 550 for possible beefer gpu later on
MOBO: MSI Fuzion 870
CPU: Phenom II X4
COOLER: CM Hyper 212 Plus - it's a great budget performer!
RAM: G Skill, Mushkin, Corsair or Patriot 4GB DDR3-1600
HDD: Seagate or WD Caviar Black 500GB, 1TB if on special
GPU: HD 5770
OPT: LG, Asus, Pioneer, Samsung, Plextor DVD burner
OS: MS Win 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
MON: Samsung E2220X 21.5in 1920x1080 5ms LCD

Price Match everything and you should come in under $1000.
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Old September 13, 2010, 10:14 AM
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This list was created at NCIX and is quite different from the suggestions already made. I thought it a good idea to mix it up a little. Sorry OP I was unclear if you needed a monitor/mouse/keyboard/speakers so I only configured the tower with the $1000 budget.

Be sure to Price Match as much as you can. Keep in mind there may be some MIR that you can claim which will lower the price of this build further. Also for the time being the case comes with free ground shipping for the whole order which to me would be worth a lot.
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Old September 13, 2010, 11:57 AM
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Hi, I will be building the computer for him. He needs a monitor, and he does not need an OS.
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Q9550 E0 stepping @ 4Ghz
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
G.Skill pc2 8500 1066mhz RAM
Corsair TX750 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital 500gb and Seagate 500gb in RAID 0
Western Digital 250gb
Antec 1200
OCZ Vendetta 2 LGA 775 CPU cooler with bolt thru kit
XFX HD5970
Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
Samsung 305T 30 Inch 2560x1600 LCD monitor
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers, Sennheiser HD215's, G35's
Steelseries Xai Laser Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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Old September 13, 2010, 04:33 PM
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I know I am a little over budget but IMO this is a great rig. If you have questions about why I chose what I chose please ask.
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Old September 13, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Everything looks good, except I would prefer him choosing a seasonic or corsair PSU, and a WD drive, as I have worked with them many times and have always have had good experiences with them. Also I think he would prefer a slightly more flashy case like a cm 690 2 or an antec 902 or something of that sort. BTW we will be using NCIX PP pricing so the total should be a bit lower than shown in your screenshot. Also I have never had experience with BenQ display units. Are they good?
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Q9550 E0 stepping @ 4Ghz
Gigabyte EP45 UD3P
G.Skill pc2 8500 1066mhz RAM
Corsair TX750 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital 500gb and Seagate 500gb in RAID 0
Western Digital 250gb
Antec 1200
OCZ Vendetta 2 LGA 775 CPU cooler with bolt thru kit
XFX HD5970
Steelseries 7G Mechanical Keyboard
Samsung 305T 30 Inch 2560x1600 LCD monitor
Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers, Sennheiser HD215's, G35's
Steelseries Xai Laser Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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