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post #1 of 5
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Hey guys, I need a little help setting up a build plan. I'll be doing the build a little bit before Summer ends. I will mainly be doing Photoshop/Illustrator work, Web Browsing, School work, and medium/lite gaming. I don't need extreme SLi graphics because I won't be playing games like Crysis or any other game that requires crazy graphics. If you guys can help me make up some build plans it would be great. Right now I know I'll need 3 things; Quad Core, 24" Monitor and 4GB of RAM. Those three components are a no-brainer for graphic work.

I'm working with a $1200 Budget.

Here's what I have so far:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ~ $214.99
G.Skill 4GB(2x2GB) ~ $84.99
Acer 24" 1920x1200 ~ $349.99

Total so far: $649.97
post #2 of 5
DFI LP P35 Dark. (you may want to get their x38 or x48 version, and maybe the p45 will be out soon?) ~$140 at newegg.com
8800gt ~$200 or GTS ~$220 in FS section (or 9600GTs in SLI if you move to an SLI board)

Case, PSU, HDD (use your 80gb for OS and get a ~500gb for storage, or get a raptor for OS).
Sager NP5165
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CPUGraphicsHard DriveOptical Drive
I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
MonitorMonitorMouse
1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
Mouse Pad
Belkin with Gel Wrist Pad 
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Sager NP5165
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CPUGraphicsHard DriveOptical Drive
I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
MonitorMonitorMouse
1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
Mouse Pad
Belkin with Gel Wrist Pad 
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post #3 of 5
Get a 9600GT if you're just doing light gaming, should serve you well enough.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
I found out that I don't have room any where for a 24" haha, so Ill just down-grade to 22"... not that big of a deal and it saves me money. Also, I think ill get HD3850 512mb for Graphics... it suites what I need.

My Projected List
Cooler Master 690 ~ $69.99
Q6600 ~ $214.99
DFI DK P35-T2RS ~ $129.99
G.Skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR2 1000(PC2 8000) ~ $84.99
Corsair 550VX ~ $99.99
GeCube HD3850 512MB ~ $129.99
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro ~ $26.99
Western Digital Caviar 400GB ~ $69.99
Lite-On DVD Burner ~ $25.99
Acer 22" 1650x1050 ~ $229.99
Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse ~ $39.99
Logitech WAVE Keyboard ~ $49.99
Edited by chesterp - 5/18/08 at 1:33pm
post #5 of 5
A good list. The AC7 should be fine. It will be nice to get a Tuniq if you want to push the Q6600 higher.
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