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Well I've been out of the loop for well over a year now but my brother needs a new computer pretty badly. He plans to use it mainly for gaming and will probably not overclock very much, if at all. His budget is $900 shipped and he already has a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. I'm not too sure what to get him, I was thinking of going quadcore but am still undecided. I already have a copy of Vista 64 bit for him to use. Sound isn't too important to him, so onboard is fine and he doesn't need a lot of hdd space so I'm sure like 250GB would suffice. So what would you guys get for $900 that meets that criteria?
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Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
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2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
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Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
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post #2 of 27


That's probably a little over... I assume you have a case and PSU?

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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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Nope, I need a new case and PSU.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
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Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
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Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
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post #5 of 27
The rig I posted is pretty much the best u can get for your money
post #6 of 27
agree but you don't need the 620 watt version the 520 watt version will be more than enough power

plus it modular better for cable management
    
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300GB Maxtor  Windows 7-U 64bit HP 19"  Logetech 
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400 watt silver stone  Ultra Grid Logitech 
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
agree but you don't need the 620 watt version the 520 watt version will be more than enough power

plus it modular better for cable management
That PSU is modular too...better off having the 620, just for the extra power overhead...
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
That PSU is modular too...better off having the 620, just for the extra power overhead...
all the HX psu are modular but 520 is more then enough it can handle 2 8800GT's in SLI
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 5000 x2 Black Edition  BioStar 790GX 128M BFG 9800GT 1024 Mb 4x1 GB's of random thingies  
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB Maxtor  Windows 7-U 64bit HP 19"  Logetech 
PowerCaseMouse
400 watt silver stone  Ultra Grid Logitech 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 5000 x2 Black Edition  BioStar 790GX 128M BFG 9800GT 1024 Mb 4x1 GB's of random thingies  
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB Maxtor  Windows 7-U 64bit HP 19"  Logetech 
PowerCaseMouse
400 watt silver stone  Ultra Grid Logitech 
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post #9 of 27
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This may be a noob question...but don't you need to have a motherboard with PCI 2.0 to be able to fully utilize a PCI 2.0 vid card?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
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College Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts View Post
This may be a noob question...but don't you need to have a motherboard with PCI 2.0 to be able to fully utilize a PCI 2.0 vid card?
AFAIK, no current cards utilize the full 2.0 bandwidth...
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