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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In June.


BUDGET RANGE: ($1000 - $1100)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and Surfing Internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None!

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I will buy it from local computer store.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel & Asus or Gigabyte (
I could not decide), OCZ Rams.

OVERCLOCKING: Certainly NO!

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO!

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Max. 1680*1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to buy it for once! I'm looking for solid parts especially case.

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Thanks for everything.
 

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I'll post some build in a few minutes. To be honest, if you're not OCing I I'm not sure I'd get get a Core i7... it OCs like a nobody's business, but it comes stock at 2.66 so you lose quite a bit of value.
 

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You will probably be better off buying from Newegg.com if you live in the States, their shipping is cheap, unless you have an inside line at the computer stop... anyways.

Core i7 Build:
Core i7 920 - $280-$300
6GB OCZ Platinum - $80-$100
Gigabyte X58 $200-$250, ASUS X58 $220-$275
Case: Antec 900 - $80-$100
Solid 700W-800W PSU: $120, look at PCPaC or Corsair
GPU: HD4870 1GB:$180-$200, GTX260 core 216 $200-$220
$950-$1100, depends on how good your store is. ;)

Phenom II System

Phenom II 955 - $250
AM3 ASUS/Gigabyte 790FX - $180-$200
4GB OCZ DDR3 - $60-$80
Antec 900 - $80-$100
Solid 700W-800W PSU: $120, look at PCPaC or Corsair
GPU: HD4890 1GB:$200-$220, HD4850X2: $250-$300, 2X HD4770 $210-$230

$900-$1050, for a DDR2 system knock maybe $100 off for cheaper motherboard, RAM, and drop down to a Phenom II 940, since you don't need the extra OC headroom.
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 $94.99
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $74.99 ($49.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $179.99 | $164.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.187411 Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $499.98
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193835 Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $164.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $1,038.92 | 958.92 ww/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <---Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7
 

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Thanks for replies but I said it once more. I will buy it from a local store. Antec Case, Solid PSU.. There is no store selling this parts.

I will get it like this:

Intel E8400
ASUS P5Q Pro or Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
HD4870
OCZ Reaper 2x2
Cooler Master Case
Seagate 750GB
Samsung 22'' LCD
 


What exactly was the purpose of starting this thread ?
 

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By "solid", I meant as an adjective; a "decent, reliable" power supply. I would recommend *strongly* against getting a C2D at this point in the game; if you've made up your mind, why did you ask for advice? Just to stick our advice in our faces?
 

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No, You are thinking wrong.
Core i7 Build too expensive for me. I would like to a bit cheap. Local store don't sell Solid PSUs, Antec cases.

Maybe you are in America or Canada or anywhere like this. I can't ship from newegg. Because of I'm in Europe. X58 Mobo and the other parts is expensive.

I started this thread and contunied searching and I found good parts. If I was in America or Canada or England I can buy like this, but in Europe it is too hard.
 

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Give us a budget in pounds and we could try and put something together from European websites. Again, 'solid' isn't a brand, look for Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or OCZ. Also, don't buy a C2D, buy a Phenom II Quad, they're about the same price.