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Hey guys. I'm looking to build a new PC that will play games (BF2, decent. I had originally started looking a few months ago but had held off. I'm glad I did now that Intel had released their Core 2 Duos.

I'm only wanting to spend around $1500.00 including a monitor (LCD). I may do some minor overclocking but wont be pushing it extremely hard.

I have looked at buying from some of the various sponsors of this website (Newegg,etc.) but have found that I could get it built (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com and shipped for roughly the same price. What are the advantages and disadvantages of of ordering from a online builder?

Thanks again.
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Your asking about an entire build right? Do you want SLI or just cheapy? Couse it all depends for a processor and mo-bo what you want more description please
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post #3 of 25
With $1500 he will not be getting sli DeeJay. I believe it will be something like an E6300 build. As it is midnight in UK I won't make a build just now, but probably will tomorrow morning.
    
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Well work from there, E6300 which obvously means your going Intel so look around on intel boards. Its all about what you want how many PCI slots, PCI Exp and so forth on. HD get what you want. How much space and what brands... I like Western Digital good company. GFX get something that you can afford really. dont go 8800's they to pricy stick to like 7900's or just Go ATI up to you. RAM, egh... lol im not great with that... Look at timmings i guess just make sure its all compatable
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I can't be bothered with going to sleep lol, I will start this build picking thing now.

EDIT: Work in progress.

EDIT 2: Need sleep...will do it tomorrow.
    
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$184.99 Monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

$317.00 CPU C2D E6600 : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

$176.99 Mobo p5b deluxe : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131045

$119.99 PSU Corsair 520HX : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

$309.99 Memory crucial 2g kit : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146563

$249.99 Video Card X1950XT : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

Thats a high-end-ish non dx10 build and totals to $1358.95 plus a hundred or two more or so for a case and other accesories/cooling you choose.

As for the online builders i havn't heard of them really but i would assume it would cost more if u get the same exact parts but having them build it (this is an assumption only ^^ dont quote me). besides, putting the computer together is the fun part of getting a new computer .
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post #7 of 25
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$184.99 Monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

$317.00 CPU C2D E6600 : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

$176.99 Mobo p5b deluxe : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131045

$119.99 PSU Corsair 520HX : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

$309.99 Memory crucial 2g kit : http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820146563

$249.99 Video Card X1950XT : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

Thats a high-end-ish non dx10 build and totals to $1358.95 plus a hundred or two more or so for a case and other accesories/cooling you choose.

As for the online builders i havn't heard of them really but i would assume it would cost more if u get the same exact parts but having them build it (this is an assumption only ^^ dont quote me). besides, putting the computer together is the fun part of getting a new computer .
That is quite a nice build, I didn't realise prices were so cheap lol. I don't know anything about monitors so I don't know whether the one you picked is good, it seems quite cheap.

I would change that psu for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002 however, and you also forgot a hard drive. For a hard drive it is basicly just about how big you want it, so I picked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701 . For a hard drive make sure you get sata.

And a case is all about personal opinion aswell, so pick one you like the look of (with our aproval ).


I've had a go on the configurator on the website you linked and tbh I wouldn't go for it, it comes out quite a bit more expencive for the same parts.
    
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post #8 of 25
damn i knew i forgot something in there .
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post #9 of 25
Everything your PC does will be through your monitor. I would move up to at least a 20" widescreen since decent ones can be found for under $300. With the way the build is going, you'll have all that gaming power with not enough monitor to push.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5123
     
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post #10 of 25
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Thanks guys. This will be my first complete build. Final price: Pending changes.

All thoughts are welcome.

Mobo: GigaByte DS3http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

CPU:E6600http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

GPU: eVGA 7600GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Case: Apevia X-Cruiser http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144151

HD: Seagate 250gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

PSU: OCZ 700w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Memory: Super Talent 2gb 5-5-5-15http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027

OS: XP MCE w/upgrade for Vista http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116171

DVD-Rom: LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

Monitor: HG 19" 5ms http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254005
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