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Helping friend build a computer for around 1k Monitor/keyboard/mouse aren't included so I'd like to keep it under 1k if possible.

Guessing I can get disc drive for 25, windows 7 professional upgrade for 30, and we have the Corsair H60 cooling for 60 dollars.

So that leaves around 850-900 for the rest of the components.
Ram, Case, PSU, Graphics, SSD, HDD, Processor, mobo

RAM: 4GB all i need, probably on newegg for around 50, GSKill Ripjaws.

CASE
: Tom's Hardware likes Antec 300, if anyone can suggest better case around 50-75 dollars, I'm all ears.

PSU
: going to get around 650-700W, should be enough right? But still not decided, based on my GPU/CPU/mobo selection. 75-100 dollars

SSD: leaning towards vertex 2 60-90 GB, or something that goes on sale. any great budget SSD recommendations? 100-150 dollars

HDD: leaning twds Samsung F4 2TB since only 15 dollars more but with budget might just cut to F3 1 TB 60-75 dollars

That leaves CPU/MOBO/GPU with 500-600 to spend.

CPU/MOBO: Intel sandybridge. Guessing price constraints will limit us to i5 instead of i7, though i7 would be nice.

GPU
1gb, crossfire/sli ready. around 100-200 dollars on that and rest on CPU/MOBO


Futureproof is always nice, and option to overclock. Help is always appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by mylilpony - 5/16/11 at 10:32pm
First build
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
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First build
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
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eh I haven't been keeping up with newer tech since sadly nothing out there has really made the leaps-and-bounds I'm used to using as an excuse to upgrade...

That said 700w is more than enough for most rigs. Its more about amps than watts most of the time... Just make sure you get a quality unit.

Save the cash and get a F3 instead of the F4... its much faster. If you need more storage later, it will be much cheaper to pick up another TB or 2 then than to pay for it now unless you want to sacrifice speed.
Arcane
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Fukurou
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 MSI B350M Mortar Arctic RX Vega 64 G.Skill TridentZ  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 960 Consatellation Windows 10 Pro Corsair HX 1050 
Case
Raijintek Aeneas White Window 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i5-661 GA-H55-USB3 12GB DDR3 1333 WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64 LG 47inch LED LCD Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless Seasonic X750 Gold 
CaseAudio
CM690 II Passive bookshelfspeakers + amp. 
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Arcane
(33 items)
 
Sanctum
(9 items)
 
Fukurou
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 MSI B350M Mortar Arctic RX Vega 64 G.Skill TridentZ  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Samsung EVO 960 Consatellation Windows 10 Pro Corsair HX 1050 
Case
Raijintek Aeneas White Window 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i5-661 GA-H55-USB3 12GB DDR3 1333 WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD) Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner H50 (With push/pull nocturas) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64 LG 47inch LED LCD Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless Seasonic X750 Gold 
CaseAudio
CM690 II Passive bookshelfspeakers + amp. 
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