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post #11 of 19
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Welcome to OCN. This place is a great community and an excellent resource for knowledge.

You can get a lot done with $800, but you'll be limited if you need to include the LCD in that price. Here's a good start:

Case w/ PSU:
Linkworld 431-06 with 500w PSU - 44.99
Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L - 104.99 - $15 Mail in Rebate
CPU:
E2180 - 69.99
Memory:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 - 44.99 - $30 MIR
GPU:
EVGA 9800 GT - 124.99 - $15 MIR
Hard Drive:
Seagate 500gb SataII w/ 32mb cache - 89.99
DVD Burner:
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - 23.99
OS:
Vista Home Premium 64bit - 99.99
LCD:
SAMSUNG 2053BW - 239.99 - $20 MIR
Total = $843.91, after rebates is 763.91
You can save some money by going with an Asus 9600 GSO for 79.99 before a $30 MIR but I would give myself some wiggle room with the 9800gt.
If you're looking for a set of speakers, pick up Logitech's X-540 5.1 kit for 78.99. My bro owns these and they're a great set of speakers for the price.
Yea got it covered, but I would give the guy a few options case wise...

Average
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156138
Recommended
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156098
Budget
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164113
Finally Perfected
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500@ 4.6Ghz @ 1.36V Gigabyte P45 Two Sapphire 4870's CFX 1066MHz Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB and 160GB Windows XP Professional SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 2253bw Corsair 750watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200 G5 Rocketfish 
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E8500@ 4.6Ghz @ 1.36V Gigabyte P45 Two Sapphire 4870's CFX 1066MHz Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB and 160GB Windows XP Professional SP2 Samsung SyncMaster 2253bw Corsair 750watt 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200 G5 Rocketfish 
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post #12 of 19
My sig rig was about 900, and i got the 4850 when it came out. You can probly save money with price cuts on some of the components, go with e8400 or e7200 and go with the three hundred
TPSPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Gigabyte EP35-DS3L ATI Raedon HD 4850 4 GB Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Western Digital 2500AAKS Samsung x22 XP SP3 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Crappy one Rosewill RD600N Coolermaster HAF932 Kensington Optical 
Mouse Pad
Self Made 
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Q6600 Gigabyte EP35-DS3L ATI Raedon HD 4850 4 GB Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Western Digital 2500AAKS Samsung x22 XP SP3 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Crappy one Rosewill RD600N Coolermaster HAF932 Kensington Optical 
Mouse Pad
Self Made 
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post #13 of 19
Don't be afraid to buy used components. It's a great way to save cash. I saved about $75 on my motherboard, about $100 on my HDD, $25 on my video card, $20 on my sound card, $35 on my mouse, about $85 on my monitor and around $25 on my TRUE. The only things I bought retail were the power supply, memory, case, keyboard and headset. Oh, and my T-Rad2, which I haven't played with yet. You won't need aftermarket graphics cooling, though. And I almost forgot I saved about $30 on a used OEM copy of Vista.
post #14 of 19
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There are much better choices than those Raidmax cases. They aren't very good airflow wise.
post #15 of 19
New Belle
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ImPA120.3
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Old Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Impact 780 Ti Crucial 16GB Low Profile 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 1TB Seagate 2x2TB Raid 1 Samsung 1TB 2.5" Custom 360 Rad 
OSPower
Windows 8 Pro evga supernova 1300 G2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X3350 Maximus Formula HD 4850 8GB G.Skill 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB WD Black Samsung SATA 7 64 Ultimate 20" Acer WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco 104 Cherry Brown Corsair 520HX Three Hundred MX310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Asus A7V8X-LA X850Pro 1GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB Caviar XP Home 32 20" 1680x1050 Acer Compaq 
PowerCaseMouse
Modded HIPRO 250w Modded Compaq Microsoft Optical 
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New Belle
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ImPA120.3
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Old Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Impact 780 Ti Crucial 16GB Low Profile 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 1TB Seagate 2x2TB Raid 1 Samsung 1TB 2.5" Custom 360 Rad 
OSPower
Windows 8 Pro evga supernova 1300 G2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X3350 Maximus Formula HD 4850 8GB G.Skill 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB WD Black Samsung SATA 7 64 Ultimate 20" Acer WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco 104 Cherry Brown Corsair 520HX Three Hundred MX310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Asus A7V8X-LA X850Pro 1GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB Caviar XP Home 32 20" 1680x1050 Acer Compaq 
PowerCaseMouse
Modded HIPRO 250w Modded Compaq Microsoft Optical 
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post #16 of 19
That is a pretty sweet build.
If you don't need blu ray, you could put some more money towards a 24" which the 780G should still be able to handle fine.
iMac 27" Core i7
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Core i7 860 Apple iMac ATI Radeon HD 4850 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveMonitorMouse
1TB 24" Magic Mouse 
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iMac 27" Core i7
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 860 Apple iMac ATI Radeon HD 4850 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveMonitorMouse
1TB 24" Magic Mouse 
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post #17 of 19
I think a Blu-Ray drive on anything smaller than a 24" monitor is a waste. Just my two cents.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Once again, thanks everyone for the advice. She decided on the following set up. Damn newegg is fast. Started to put everything together, my only problem is the damn case. It looks like this case has the raised parts to attach the MB, there are no posts. Needless to say when attaching the video card and the wireless card to the MB they dont seat very well. Its almost like the case wont let it seat well in the MB. Anyone have any issues with this case?

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106263

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835186134

EVGA 256-P2-N761-TR GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130394

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231122

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128345

LINKSYS WRT54GL IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless-G Broadband Router - Retail
Item #: N82E16833124190

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819116072

Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black USB Ergonomics Keyboard - OEM
Item #: N82E16823109156

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148294

EDIMAX EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16833315041

Logitech LS21 7 watts RMS 2.1 Stereo Speaker System - Retail
Item #: N82E16836121019

Linkworld 431-06 C.2222 Black SECC/SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811164061

SCEPTRE X20WG-NagaII Black 20.1" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824112013
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R GTS 250 1GB 256-bit G.SKILL 4GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200 RP Acer P223w CORSAIR 750W Antec 900 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R GTS 250 1GB 256-bit G.SKILL 4GB 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200 RP Acer P223w CORSAIR 750W Antec 900 
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post #19 of 19
Pictures might allow us to better aid you.
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