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post #1 of 40
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Since the only computer in my house with windows died I need a new computer. I have a small budget so here is what I came up with (Feel free to change anything)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

The total comes to $1,200 for that plus the usual throw ins like windows and some other stuff.
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post #2 of 40
Nice one

I personally would go for 2x1GB of high quality RAM, like this G.Skill kit for $269.00

Then I would just get a cheaper case, like this Coolermaster Centurion for $44.99 (and free shipping!)

I know you probably like the other case you picked, but I think 2GB RAM will pay off....
    
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I agree about 2GB RAM. The case doesn't matter much, but the Lian Li PC-7B Plus II is a great deal.
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Cool thanks +Rep for both ya's
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post #5 of 40
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My mom may let me buy it, I need to convince her however, What are so good things to say (Not gaming, my parents hate games )
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post #6 of 40
tell your mom that you will study on this pc,download movies/music for free,then burn it on DVD
be creative with your parents,and that is a good computer you g0t there
and ya go with the 2 gb's of RAM,a fancy case is rarly needed.
    
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post #7 of 40
Ben, make sure the PSu has a 8-pin ATX-12v plug, for your dual core.
I have just made this big mistake myself.
got home with a car load of stuff, plugged it all in and the PSU wont boot oit up, due to only having 1x4 pin, and 1x6-pin ATX plugs.
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post #8 of 40
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Yeah, the big thing that I am going to try and convince them is that we don't have a computer running windows and the things I can do are really limited (If they say buy windows for your laptop I will just say it is too slow to run windows lol)
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
Ben, make sure the PSu has a 8-pin ATX-12v plug, for your dual core.
I have just made this big mistake myself.
got home with a car load of stuff, plugged it all in and the PSU wont boot oit up, due to only having 1x4 pin, and 1x6-pin ATX plugs.
Is there one you could recommend?
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post #10 of 40
Tell them that its a very sturdy build and will be future compatible with the next generation of operating systems.
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