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hello,

I have recently decided that I want a new computer, and would like to build my own, as suggested by a co-worker. He informed me that it would be way cheaper and I think it would be pretty cool to have built my own. The main use it would have would be to play an online game called Maplestory. More uses for the new computer would be possibly video/picture editing, nothing too serious so I would imagine I wouldnt need TOO much power, but enough so I could play Maplestory with little to no lag. I will be keeping my current laptop for secondary use (ie. music, surfing the web.)

As I read in other posts, I don't imagine myself overclocking it at anytime, I don't have much of a budget but am willing to save up (although I would prefer to stay under 1000$), as I stated previously I don't have much knowledge on computers so I'm not exactly sure what an OS would do for me, and I'm about 90% sure I would be needing a mouse and keyboard.

Thanks SO much in advance!
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Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!
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That 1000 does include a monitor right?
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I am NOT an expert or anything but Newegg Item #: N82E16813188024 (just search for the item #) is a combo deal with an intel core 2 duo proc and a good sounding mobo (with tons additional stuff in the box) for $284 with $30 mail in. a 9800 GTX is also up there (N82E16814130339) for $150. Power Supplies (Newegg Item # N82E16817703005)is A GREAT PS for $60 after mail in. Then Grab some corsair 2x2 GB DDR2 memory (surper cheap right now) and that is your insides.

Cases are more of a personal choice (Would go on Newegg and browse) but there are plenty of good cases (coolermaster is a favorite of mine) for $50-100.

the prob as I see it is the monitor. I know NOTHING about them and they can be expensive.I am sure someone can help with that. (it should not be a $1000 breaker)

Edited by old27, 06 December 2008 - 01:22 PM.

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LCD monitors can be $150.00 on up depending on size and manufactuer.
A search will net you many choices. Some with rebates, no tax (depending on where you live), no shipping.
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That is a Kicking rig for UNDER 1000$....

with extra $ you could get a quad core instead of the dual core.... or a faster MHZ dual. But that dual core 2.66 should be ok for what you need. Lord knows that the video card can handle what you need.

also gives you some leeway on getting a better case :)
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So this is what I've got so far:

wother board: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188024
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130339
power supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703005
memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184
case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208020

Is this all I would need to build a decent first computer? If thats true, this seems to be a lot easier than I expected!


....and as far as a monitor goes, I'm sure i could wait off on that as it wouldnt have to be anything special.
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You still need DVD-drive, hard drive, CPU and OS.
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Any recommendations you have in mind for those items? Is a DVD drive vital if I wont be using it for movies or disk-driven computer games?

I think I've got the CPU and hard drives:

hard drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148274
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115132

Edited by jershinator, 06 December 2008 - 02:29 PM.

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There is a combo deal with that mobo and a intel core QUAD. it will save you $50
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.146163

dvd drives are important but the price has fallen out of the bottom the last year or two.
you can get a basic cd drive to start and then get something else down the line (depending on how needs change) and if you have more $! a multi core proc and that 9800 GTX can play DVD's and Bluerays without any prob (I think)
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before you hit check out on Newegg search for the same products on Tiger Direct. they have similar customer service from what I have heard. (Newegg just has a better engine for finding what you want.)

could save a few bucks. (that means better stuff!!!)
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There is a combo deal with that mobo and a intel core QUAD. it will save you $50
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.146163

dvd drives are important but the price has fallen out of the bottom the last year or two.
you can get a basic cd drive to start and then get something else down the line (depending on how needs change) and if you have more $! a multi core proc and that 9800 GTX can play DVD's and Bluerays without any prob (I think)



Yep, I found the combo deal after I added it to my list.

Thanks for all the help so far eveyone!!
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Hi Jershinator,

Can you post all the parts you're getting?
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I am not totaly sold on that Hard Drive Jersh. If you NEED a TB then great. but there are 650GB HD's that have a longer life expectancy than that seagate (Western Digital) for less $.

longer life expectancy is good on a budget where you may not have $$ for a backup external HD. (but I keep burned cd's with music and photos in my fire proof box. so what do I know????)
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Here is a list of parts that I added to a wishlist on Newegg Kamille:

case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208020
MB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188024
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115132 <---CPU + MB are in a combo deal but cant add those to wishlist
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130339
power supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703005
memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184
DVD rom: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135176
OS: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116511
hard drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136298

Thats it for now, unless there is anything else I need for the modem. I'm going to hold off on the monitor, keyboard and mouse.(however if theres any that anyone here finds of particularly nice quality then please say so as i will keep them in mind when it comes time to choose one ;P) I replaced the hard drive I had with one I think woulld maybe be more along the lines of what I might need, heeding Old's advice, lol. As I know I am certainly no expert I am completely open to anyone picking apart what I have here and making some suggestions.
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