Building a PC :help

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  1. Matt Hood

    Matt Hood New Member

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    I'm wanting to save some money this time around and build my own. That being said, I'm new to the whole thing and need a quite a bit of help.

    What I'm wanting out of this PC

    - Able to run WoW, with new expansion packs.
    - CD/DVD burner
    - HD LCD Monitor
    - Blu ray/HD DVD drive

    any help at all would be appreciated. i only know of newegg but i don't really know what to get. i'm looking to get it under/around $1000.
     
  2. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Are you carrying anything over from an old computer?
     
  3. Matt Hood

    Matt Hood New Member

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    nah. imma just leave my old shit on this one. i need to get this pos fixed anyways.
     
  4. Chris

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    Vista, XP, Linux?
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    yeah, and...
     
  8. Matt Hood

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    after I eat supper imma look into this, thanks for your help.
     
  9. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    What's up Missouri Crew!

    Anyway, I would definitely go the Intel route. Core 2 Duo slays pretty much anything from AMD right now. I have an E6600, but I'm hoping to upgrade to a Gigabyte DS3L board and an E8400 here in a month or so.
     
  10. Mycophiles

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    I would suggest buying the 5400+ OEM and a Thermarite 120 heatsink. It'll run you twice what is suggested above (140$) but it really is worth it. Or if you don't want to buy that then go with at least the 4800+. It's only a couple dollers more expensive than what was suggested above.

    Also, If you can affort it upgrade the MB that was suggested above. I have the ASUS version of this board. Same chipset. Runs fine but there are no bios options and the LAN utility can by hoky. I'd spend another 30$ and a better board. Get as many opinions and read as many reviews as you can about the board. :big grin:

    Case: Check
    PSU: Check
    RAM: check
    DVD-R:Check
    HD: Check
    Video Card: Won't suggest one since there are so many opinions. You know what you need. Only suggestion I would make is to get what you need not what you want. When it comes to Vid. Cards that can be a 100$+ difference. ;)
    Monitor: Check

    Good Luck with your build.

    (*if you get the OEM CPU and aftermarket heatsink you will need a tube of Artic Silver (10$) )
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    $1,000 gives you lots of options. Don't jump into this until you've seen some more ideas on this.

    For $1,000 you can squeeze an 8800GT in there.

    Microcenter had them on sale for like $220 last week, not sure if they still are though.
    They also had the E8400 for under $200, which is absolutely smoking fast.
     
  12. Doomsday

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    These are the killer here.
    A crappy 20" monitor and a blu-ray drive (who the hell wants HD DVD now?) will drain almost half of your 1K budget.

    You got like $500+ to work on for the rest.
     
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    fuck AMD. That is uber shit right now.

    Intel has the best bang-for-the-buck in all categories, at this time.

    And you're not getting anything good for $1000 if you want a LCD, blu-ray, and a gaming pc.

    Heck, my LCD alone had a net cost of $749...
     
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    I agree. Intel is better
     

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