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My computer friend directed me towards this site. I want to keep this under $1,000(With the speaker set, keyboard, and mouse included). Make any edits or suggestions you guys think will be good! Thankyou so much for everyone that answers!

ALSO! I don't need an OS put in here, we have one already!

He doesn't want this for a gaming comp. He wants it for school work, storage(500gb is fine), music, frostwire, web surfing, and just everyday stuff. He wants the computer to be extremely good and better than the Dell XPS 420( http://www.dell.com/us/en/gen/deskto...psdt_420&s=gen

Hard Drive
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

Case
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196

Motherboard
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128405

Graphics Card
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130468

PSU
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

CPU
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115215

RAM
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145265

DVD Drive
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

Thermal Compound
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007



You don't have to look at the mouse and keyboard and change them. But Keep the price under $1,000 with them included please!

Keyboard
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126018

Mouse
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104026

Speaker System
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121006


THANKYOU! To anyone that helps me This will be my first time building a computer and I don't want to mess it up! So my computer friend told me to check the parts here before I order !
Edited by Xerent - 10/30/09 at 3:32pm
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post #2 of 31
What is your friend going to user it for?

Gaming?

You might think about scrapping that 9800 if so
    
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post #3 of 31
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What is your friend going to user it for?

Gaming?

You might think about scrapping that 9800 if so
He's not a big gamer, and I asked if he was looking to game and he said no, so I gave him something simple, but also something decent if he wants to play some games(COD4, CS: S, WoW, but I doubt he will). He wants it for schoolwork, music, surfing the web, frostwire, etc. Just normal stuff. But he wants it to last him long and be extremely good I'll edit my topic and post what he wants it for.
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post #4 of 31
One thing that can go is the PSU - it's way overkill unless he plans on getting a set of cards in SLI or XFire, and even then it's probably overkill.

Could save some cash and get a 750 or even 650

That processor is a bit pricey, but I haven't read how it stacks up to the AMD quads since I jumped and got the 720 before the i5 was out. And 1k budget is decent, so if it's not an issue or he's dead set on intel I'm sure he won't be disappointed with the i5
Edited by _02 - 10/30/09 at 2:30pm
    
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Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.5 (1.39v) Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5850 @ 880/1180 (1.118v) 4gb 1333mhz G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
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Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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generic Echo Miamidi PCI M-Audio BX5a Studio Monitors 
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Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.5 (1.39v) Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5850 @ 880/1180 (1.118v) 4gb 1333mhz G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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post #5 of 31
850W PSU is OVAKILL DEWD, I'd settle for a 650 and grab him either a GTS 250 or GTX 260 :O Don't be skeezin the GPU

More ram ?
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The 9800gt is already $110, why not go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121325 and save yourself $10 and get better performance!
    
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post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by lob3s View Post
The 9800gt is already $110, why not go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121325 and save yourself $10 and get better performance!
Because that ATI isn't going to compliment his Intel chip any at that price increase :O
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AMD PII 955BEC3 Asus Crossfire III AM3 790FX EVGA GT 640 Crucial Ballistix 4GB 1333MHz 
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WD Caviar Black 750gb 32mb LG 22x DVD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer 21.5'' 1080P 5ms 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 750gb 32mb LG 22x DVD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer 21.5'' 1080P 5ms 
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Logitech Wave Corsair 750WTX Antec Illusion 300 Logitech Mx 518 
Mouse Pad
steelseries clotch 
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i5-3570k ASUS Maximus V FORMULA EVGA GTX 970 FTW 4GB Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB(OS+2Games) WD 1TB Caviar Black(Games) Hyper 212 Evo Windows 7 Home x64 
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by epitek View Post
Because that ATI isn't going to compliment his Intel chip any at that price increase :O
???
    
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64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #9 of 31
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Because that ATI isn't going to compliment his Intel chip any at that price increase :O
It's not a price increase if there is a MIR.
    
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post #10 of 31
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TWO CHANGES! ARE THESE GOOD!? Also edited the list in topic with these links.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
Should I go with a different brand? Or is antec good!?

EVGA gts 250. If you have any better suggestions that are cheaper, but the same or better than this card can you give me a link please!?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130468

Thankyou for the suggestions everyone! How is it looking now? I could go 10-25 dollars higher if I need to get a better brand PSU(I dont know if antec is good)
Edited by Xerent - 10/30/09 at 2:40pm
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