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So I was transferring my current rig into a TJ07 and got a "Wow that's a really cool case!" from my dad. He then asked me to quote him a build for no more than $1,000. He's a few weeks into a new job and I had given him my Pentium D Dell to multi-task and play some C&C. He's not a gamer at all except for Rockband and C&C, so he doesn't need amazing equipment. I would like to give him some bang for his buck though and have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, but I thought I'd ask the community for some advice. Anyone have any ideas for a quote? More or less looking for some outside opinion and what I should watch for. He has speakers, mouse/keyboard, and monitor. So only the case and everything that goes into it. Bonus points if I can squeeze a 24 in. 1080P monitor into this build.
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I might have some 1600MHz Mushkin Ridgebacks I can vulture.
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2500k - $225
z68 UD3 - $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-498-_-Product
Memory $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404
120gb SSD : $160 AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-590-_-Product
1TB drive: $58 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-490-_-Product
PSU: $35 AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-026-_-Product
GPU: $75 AR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-342-_-Product
Case: $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...233&Tpk=haf912
Cooler: $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

Total: $923, add another $140 if you need win 7 pro 64 bit or $99 for home 64 bit

The mobo will let him SLI in future if he gets into games, the CPU and memory should last him a long time and the SSD will be what really gives him the feeling that the computer is fast.

If you want to save money and spend it on the monitor or an OS, consider a smaller ssd, cheaper mobo, if you're reusing a 32 bit OS, then just get 4gb of ram.
Edited by stren - 5/28/11 at 5:53pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
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3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Asus Essence One 
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