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So, I have a little budget of 1750€, something around 2500USD to build a system.

I was thinking of something around this:

Coolmaster Dominator CM 690 Case
ZALMAN 750W
SEAGATE 1TB SATA II 32MB
KINGSTON HYPERX 2GB DDR2 1066MHZ (2x and Windows XP 64 bits perhaps?)
ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME
ASUS N9800GX2/G/2DI 1GB DDR3 PCI-E
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9550 (2.83GHZ)

Anyway, I'm really out of the market nowadays, so if there are better and cheaper solutions, they're most welcome.
post #2 of 21
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Originally Posted by Abadjaras View Post
So, I have a little budget of 1750€, something around 2500USD to build a system.

I was thinking of something around this:

Coolmaster Dominator CM 690 Case
ZALMAN 750W
SEAGATE 1TB SATA II 32MB
KINGSTON HYPERX 2GB DDR2 1066MHZ (2x and Windows XP 64 bits perhaps?)
ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME
ASUS N9800GX2/G/2DI 1GB DDR3 PCI-E
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9550 (2.83GHZ)

Anyway, I'm really out of the market nowadays, so if there are better and cheaper solutions, they're most welcome.
$2700 budget???? I want to see what high priced would be for you
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post #3 of 21
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Well, 1500~1750 is a normal price here for a computer. I mean, just yesterday I saw some guy buying a 3500€ one (~5400USD) now that's REALLY A LOT.
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welcome to Overclock, lets address your needs:
what will the primary function of the computer be?
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Ok here it is:
CM 690 84.99
Barracuda 1TB 199.99
Silverstone OP1000 229.99
G.Skill 4GBPQ DDR2-1000 84.99
ASUS P5E64 369.99
Core 2 Quad Q9550 569.99
4x ATI HD4850s 800
Total:2375 USD
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Eh, sorry for my sloppy first post, thanks for the welcoming. Well, primary a powerfully gaming ring, and "data management" - lots of photographic works. I also occasionally work as a web designer and I'm on my way to collage so I'll use it also for coding. I don't have any problems if this means "entering" overclocking, thought I only did some basic ones.

Don't know if this helps.
post #7 of 21
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Ok here it is:
CM 690 84.99
Barracuda 1TB 199.99
Silverstone OP1000 229.99
G.Skill 4GBPQ DDR2-1000 84.99
ASUS P5E64 369.99
Core 2 Quad Q9550 569.99
4x ATI HD4850s 800
Total:2375 USD
good build colt, very good choice in having him change the PSU. My only concern is maxing out of the graphics card initially. He might be better of in getting a pair of HD4870's initially then upgrading them. with his budget as well, he could RAID 0 some hard drives, like 320gb AAKS or 7200.11 for about 100 or 120 or so and have a speedier OS drive and then his huge data vault of the TB drive.
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post #8 of 21
as you have it is a fail ^_^
Coolmaster Dominator CM 690 Case -either antec 1200, armor+, or lian li v2k.
ZALMAN 750W -corssair 750w or maybe different depending on what other parts you want 750 might be low wattage if your gona get nice cards.
SEAGATE 1TB SATA II 32MB -get 2 500gb seagates and put em in raid.
KINGSTON HYPERX 2GB DDR2 1066MHZ (2x and Windows XP 64 bits perhaps?) -get a 2x2gb 1066 dominator by corsair
ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME- get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
ASUS N9800GX2/G/2DI 1GB DDR3 PCI-E -woooh slow down man get 2 4870's they come out in less than a month.
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9550 (2.83GHZ) -go with a q9450 most price effecient if you want to go 45nm

i subed the thread if u have any questions on these choices.
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good build colt, very good choice in having him change the PSU. My only concern is maxing out of the graphics card initially. He might be better of in getting a pair of HD4870's initially then upgrading them. with his budget as well, he could RAID 0 some hard drives, like 320gb AAKS or 7200.11 for about 100 or 120 or so and have a speedier OS drive and then his huge data vault of the TB drive.
Thnx, I just figured he wanted ALOT of storage, Maybe a Velociraptor???? And another one later? They are $100 more than the 1TB but reviews say blows RAID0 raptors out of the water.. He could add a 750 or 500Gb later of he needed more storage
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post #10 of 21
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Thanks for your builts. 4x ATI HD4850s are more viable at long term than any Geforce 9 series?
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