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$2500 comptuer budget... help me out

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Hey guys,
I'm building a computer for my buddy tankman, and he's got a budget of about $2500 so this should get him a damn fine computer. Let's see what we can come up with.
He mentioned he'd be playing: css,orange box,call of duty4,company of heros,and bioshock
Edit: He needs a monitor, but does not need a mouse and keyboard.
Edited by ender475 - 6/10/08 at 7:20am
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A 700$ computer can play those games maxed.
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
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eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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Your freind has a similar budget as me so ill just edit my comp plans a little and youll have a good idea of what you can get %_%. this is just a ruff draft i would revise heavily as im waiting for benchies on the p45's and the new gfx cards coming out to finish up specs on this.
Computer
-Case: Thermaltake Armor+ $200
-Power Supply: Corsair 750W $100
-Motherboard: EVGA 780i $260
-Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 $260
-CPU Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120$50
-Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit OEM $110
-Monitor: Samsung 22" Syncmaster 2232BW $350
-Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $30
-Secondary GPU: EVGA GeForce8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Additional Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Raid: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-Sound Card: Auzentech Prelude $170
Final Price $2470
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Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
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post #4 of 40
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Looks fantastic, keep me updated on changes you make.
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Also, I saw you put secondary RAM on there, which makes a total of 8GB ram?
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yea 8gb of ram it looks funny cause i had it set up way different for my build in word so i had to move everything around for it to look right for you as it was in word it woulda looked like this, i had things set up so they would be easy for me to modify and such and i had to erase a few things to make it fit your budget. This is the computer you see in my signature ^_^
Computer Blueprints
ComputerPrice
-Case: Thermaltake Armor+ $200
-Power Supply: Corsair 750W $100
-Motherboard: EVGA 780i $260
-Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 $260
-CPU Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120$50
-Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-CD-ROM Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $30
-Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit OEM $100
Total $1470
Peripherals
-Monitor: Samsung 22" Syncmaster 2232BW $350
-Mouse: Razer Lachesis $80
-Mousepad: Rocketfish Dbl. Sided Anodized Aluminum $20
-Keyboard: Razer Lycosa $80
-Headset: Razer Barracuda $130
-Speaker System: Z5500 $180
Total$840
Upgrades
-Second CD-ROM Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $30
-Secondary GPU: EVGA GeForce8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Additional Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Raid: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-Sound Card: Auzentech Prelude $170
-4 12" Logisys Cold Cathodes(2 Blue/2 UV) $20
-Fans $100
-Spray paint $50
-Watercooling Loop $
Total $810
Final Price $3130
Watercooling Loop
-Pump: $
-Reservoir: $
-Radiator: $
-CPU Block: $
-GPU Blocks: $
Fans
-Other: 4x Scythe Slipstream 12cm 1200rpm $36
-Front Intake: Aerocool Streamliner led 14cm $15
-Top Exhaust: Hiper led 12cm $7
-Tuniq Tower: Thermaltake led 12cm $13
-Fan Controller: Rheobus 6 Fan $30
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post #7 of 40
following the release of the 4870's and the p45's benchies and widespread availibility a lot of things may change on this build ^_^
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Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
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Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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post #8 of 40
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Yeah very true, however, new technologies and hardware will be quite a bit more expensive.
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Originally Posted by ender475 View Post
Yeah very true, however, new technologies and hardware will be quite a bit more expensive.
the p45's even the more expensive ones are shaping out to be about 60 bucks less than the 780i and the 4850's shouldnt be much more than the 8800gts 512's
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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post #10 of 40
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Yeah true
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