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Well, it turns out I can't afford my 1700 dream machine. I need to end up getting a cheaper build. Im hoping to keep the Intel Q9550 2.8ghz quad core I had planned for music creation and gaming and at least 4gb of ram. I prefer Intel. It dosn't matter Ati or Nvidia. I also am planning on upgradeing it later next year so a full atx mobo would be nice with support for Sli/Crossfire. Possibly a X45 chipset?

The only cases I know are good are the Antec 900 and the 1200 but im sure theres more.

The goal is to be able to run ArmA Assualt as High as possible and Microsoft Flight simulator maxed out with full traffic and addons.

Any ideas on how this can come together?

My backup plan is a laptop I found that has a 2.8ghz dual core and a ATI HD 3400 in it. its 799 wih 3gb's of ram...


Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!!
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did you mean 1300-1500?...if not theres no way you can get that cpu and 4gb kit
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I mean 300-500...if possible. At least a 2.2ghz processor and 2gb of memory. Im hopeing for a quad core for music creation...
Pulsar
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Q9650 (3.0ghz) EVGA 780i FTW EVGA GTX 285 G. SKILL Pi 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1x Kingston HyperX 120GB 1x Seagate 1TB 40x CD/DVD R/W Xigmatech Dark Knight 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64Bit Samsung T220 IBM Model M Corsair TX750w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech 560 n/a 
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Pulsar
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Q9650 (3.0ghz) EVGA 780i FTW EVGA GTX 285 G. SKILL Pi 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1x Kingston HyperX 120GB 1x Seagate 1TB 40x CD/DVD R/W Xigmatech Dark Knight 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64Bit Samsung T220 IBM Model M Corsair TX750w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech 560 n/a 
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