$1k desktop for graphic design?

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  1. xci.ed6

    xci.ed6 New Member

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    My brother's gf wants me to build her a computer for school. She's doing graphic design, so I need to include a decent video card and a lot of ram. Budget is $1k. I haven't built a computer in 3 years so I don't know shit about anything currently on the market.

    I'm really worried about compatibility issues, because I've had problems with that on previous computers. Anyone have a well running machine that I could duplicate for $1k?
     
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    1k is fine to build a decent machine.
     
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    yeah, but I don't even know where to start. Since I last built a computer there are so many changes. Different numbering schemes, new processors, hell vista wasn't even out yet.
     
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    well you could stop being a blind sheep and actually read the 1st page of this forum.... If you did that you'd be 90% of the way there.
     
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    If you build it...you can easily have a great computer for Graphic Design. If you don't want to build it you could buy this.

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-P...85479/catOid/-12962/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    and then put this in for your graphics card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127284
    (or something like it, I'm assuming that you don't need much for 3d, unless you game, in which case this probably will do most games pretty good)

    then all you need is a monitor and you're set to go.
     
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    um....... no.


    don't buy a prefab from one of them.
     
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    Thanks for the rec. on a graphics card. I have no problem building the computer, I could even spec out a computer. I'm just worried that I'll pick a bunch of parts with good reviews and specs that don't work together at all.
     
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    I'd go with an Intel P35 motherboard, a core 2 duo processor, 2GB of Ram to start, SATAII harddrive, and a nvidia graphics card. Throw it into a case with a decent power supply and call it day.

    I'd budget myself:
    $100 motherboard (intel, asus, gigabyte)
    $175 processor
    $75 memory(DDR 800 ValueRam w/ rebates on newegg is very easy to find - Corsair, OCZ)
    $125 operating system (XP or Vista OEM)
    $75 for the harddrive (Seagate)
    $150 video card (nvidia - evga, xfx, bfg)
    $125 case and PSU
    $175 monitor (you can easily find a 19" LCD or a 20" widescreen for that)

    Grand total $1000 even.


    thank you please drive through.
     
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