$800 Do your Worst..

muscles|

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$800 Budget Challenge Issued.

Need:

CPU
MOBO
GPU
RAM
CASE
PSU
HDD

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Please provide links and reasoning.

Graci,

-muscles|
 

muscles|

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1. Use: Will be used for heavy browsing and media. Some games, but not much. Will need to power two 24in LCDs

2. Budget: $800, $850 max.

3. Country: USA

4. Brands: No preference on brands, want best bang for buck.

5. Parts: What I listed above.

7. Overclocking: No.

8. Two 24in LCD's dual 1920x

9. Building: Probably in a week or two.

10: Software: Have it already.
 

lehtv

Elite Member
Dec 8, 2010
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CPU i5-2400 $185 non-overclockable but being i5 it's fast at stock
Mobo Intel BOXDH67CBL3 $90 USB3.0, SATA 6gb/s, 4 RAM slots, Intel network controller, HDMI/DVI for your secondary monitor, 3-yr warranty
RAM G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1333 $38 good price/performance/capacity
GPU MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II $160 AR best price/performance mid range card, great cooling
HDD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM $98 best value 1TB 7200 drive
SSD
Crucial M4 64GB $85 removes your HDD bottleneck, speeding up the OS considerably
Case NZXT H2 Black Silent Case $90 AP excellent set of features, keeps your rig quiet
PSU XFX 550W $50 AR high quality, 5-yr warranty, room for expansion

Total = $796 AR AP shipped.
 

muscles|

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Core i7 960 > Core i5 ?

I wont be doing any virtualization...is there an advantage?

Only a 500 watt PSU?

-muscles|
 

DSF

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Core i7 960 > Core i5 ?

I wont be doing any virtualization...is there an advantage?

Only a 500 watt PSU?

-muscles|

In case it went over your head, when you said do your worst, jpeyton tried to waste your money the best he could while also building a complete PC for $800.

To answer your other question, a quality 500W PSU is fine.
 

lehtv

Elite Member
Dec 8, 2010
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Troll? He's a moderator. He was trolling a bit though. But it's all good fun :O)
 

Insomniator

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I've been thinking about making my next (or transforming my current) PC into a LAN cube.

Laptops are expensive and useless for gaming.
 

FiLeZz

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Buy used parts from the forsale Trade forum, save lots cash and get great RIG..
 

mfenn

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Jan 17, 2010
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www.mfenn.com
CPU i5-2400 $185 non-overclockable but being i5 it's fast at stock
Mobo Intel BOXDH67CBL3 $90 USB3.0, SATA 6gb/s, 4 RAM slots, Intel network controller, HDMI/DVI for your secondary monitor, 3-yr warranty
RAM G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1333 $38 good price/performance/capacity
GPU MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II $160 AR best price/performance mid range card, great cooling
HDD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM $98 best value 1TB 7200 drive
SSD
Crucial M4 64GB $85 removes your HDD bottleneck, speeding up the OS considerably
Case NZXT H2 Black Silent Case $90 AP excellent set of features, keeps your rig quiet
PSU XFX 550W $50 AR high quality, 5-yr warranty, room for expansion

Total = $796 AR AP shipped.

:thumbsup::thumbsup: Nice build.


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