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Alright, I've just had some fun on newegg.com for you, here's my build. What I like to do is post something as a kind of example of what can be done with your budget. Then you can look it up and see what you like, see if you want to change any parts. Also, other members will double check everything and might find a better deal so they'll post it instead. Tell me what you think of this:

CoolerMaster Case
Silverstone Power Supply
Gigabyte motherboard
AMD Processor
Corsair RAM
EVGA Graphics Card
Seagate Hard Drive
Samsung Monitor
LG DVD Burner

Total Price comes to $809.91
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Games will be more in the direction of WC3/AoE.

The above system is perfectly fine with me, if nobody else has an objection to it.

Edited by Oscar Zeta Acosta, 25 July 2007 - 07:59 AM.

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Yeah I do suggest waiting a couple of days to make sure everyone watching this thread has a chance to check it out and comment on the components selected. I also just realised that I haven't added an OS to that price. I assumed yesterday when I was looking things up that you were supplying XP, but after re-reading this thread I noticed that you said "the OS would be XP" (post #5), so do you have it already or are we going to need to work it in?
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The build looks good to me, though I want to note here this rig will struggle with upcoming games as well as games just released.
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Edited by james_8970, 25 July 2007 - 04:27 PM.

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Microsoft Windows XP Home (OEM) $89.99
Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre (OEM) $109.99
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (OEM) $139.99
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The build looks good to me, though I want to note here this rig will struggle with upcoming games as well as games just released.
James

Thanks james_8970, I'll take that as a compliment :whistling:

Yeah I think so too, it would probably need a faster processor and a decent DX10 card (and then Vista), would you agree this would make it pretty good?
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Upgraded AMD option
Upgraded Video Card Option

Although this is starting to go a bit over budget, and also a bit overboard for what you have asked. Although, I believe James' point is worthy of consideration, think about future use and your budget. It will be possible to upgrade in the future, though.
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DX10 may be to far over budget, however that is up to Oscar to decide. A high end DX9 card will do, one like the x1950pro or 7900 series.
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Edited by james_8970, 25 July 2007 - 04:53 PM.

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Yeah, I had already thought that a 7900GS might be a better card...
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so, is the general feeling that i should go with the 7900 instead?
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I did think that initially when I was first getting my build in, so yeah.
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Also if you can spend an extra 30$ then I recommend this.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103767
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Yep that looks like a bit better processor... How are we going for your budget? :blink: I think I'm going to have do to some sums here...

Okay I haven't heard back about the OS yet, so I'm just going to leave it out for now. Starting with my initial build, then adding the faster processor and the 7900GS instead the total comes to...

$905.91

Okay so we've blown it by about $100... :whistling:

Can you please confirm about the OS and also give us your thoughts so far? Looks good? Too expensive? etc...

EDIT: Actually I reckon this would be a pretty quick system...

Edited by ruthandtroy, 26 July 2007 - 10:09 PM.

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CoolerMaster Case
Silverstone Power Supply
Gigabyte motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103767
Corsair RAM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143070
Seagate Hard Drive
Samsung Monitor
LG DVD Burner

This is what we have now, right? I don't need the OS.

I think this would be okay. It's a little pricey, but I don't think it's too over the top.
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Yup, looks great to me, I forgot to stick to the budget sorry about that :whistling:
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