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post #11 of 21
lemme find my screen shot of my budget build
Edited by GPA_Voltaire - 6/17/08 at 8:56pm
    
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do you need a monitor, if not that leaves you another 220 and you could upgrade could upgrade gpu and cpu
    
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1) he didn't indicate he needs a monitor
2) over budget (ok, without monitor you're ok)
3) missing hard drive and CPU cooler (ok, with those included, you'll be over budget again).

I don't really understand why everyone is so CPU focused. For normal, every day use and light or medium, heck even someone more than that, gaming, the E2180 is more than enough. A 8600GTX or HD2600 doesn't need any more than that. The E7200 is a nice CPU, agreed, but it's better to save a bit on the CPU and invest in other parts
    
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post #14 of 21
how would I be over budget without monitor and with hard drive, a 750 gb hdd can be had for under 150 so I don't see where that's coming from and with a vendetta 2 or a xigmatek its still under without the monitor
    
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post #15 of 21
Your list is $752.92. Take the monitor off, and it's $532.93. Add a good hard drive for $70, and you already hit the $600 budget. The CPU cooler (~$40 or so) will push you over.

Thus, removing monitor and adding HDD and CPU cooler will push you over budget by about $30 - $40. And a $150 HDD will push you WAY over budget of course.
    
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Where's the OS?
post #17 of 21
NZXT apollo case. Was $89.99 free shipping @ new egg. No idea what it is now.
post #18 of 21
Sorry, I realize that now, but someone said something about him going for 800, thats why
    
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post #19 of 21
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Thx for all the suggestions
I like the Apollo case and its at $50 after rebates, so im gonna go with that
post #20 of 21
What about your operating system?
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