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Okay, so heres a great build with the core components, all you need is a monitor, OS, and i/o devices.

AMD Build:
There are $45 in mail in rebates so the total shipped to my location is $463. This build will do what you want and more. Not the greatest gaming rig, but thats easy enough to change with a better graphics card and PSU.

Intel Build:
There are $40 in rebates so the total shipped to my Location is $500. Again not the best gamer but will do what you want and some. If you want to game, change the video card.


Edited by NameUnknown - 12/20/10 at 7:10pm
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Has anyone said more than one monitor

I would go with a small SSD for primary drive. Then a big cheep regular HD. On one partition keep a clone of the SSD. Every 3 months wipe the SSD clean down to the nano level and replace it with a clone copy. Poker sights are virus breeding grounds. The rest of the HD can be for games and pron.
I really want to know what a SSD would add to the system besides higher cost.
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I really want to know what a SSD would add to the system besides higher cost.
Have you read the links in my sig? You see the ones about SSDs? They have been called the single best upgrade you can get for a computer and I love them so. If your going to get a system that can almost run on integrated graphics you need to spend the $ somewhere

And its an SSD not a SSD. The e sound in the first S requires the n.

What would it do: It would let you put a cheaper, slower bigger HD in while still getting the speed needed to widen the last big bottleneck in a computer.
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Have you read the links in my sig? You see the ones about SSDs? They have been called the singles best upgrade you can get for a computer and I love them so. If your going to get a system that can almost run on integrated graphics you need to spend the $ somewhere

And its an SSD not a SSD. The e sound in the first S requires the n.

What would it do: It would let you put a cheaper, slower bigger HD in while still getting the speed needed to widen the last big bottleneck in a computer.
I really don't think an Solid State Disc is necessary for what is essentially a computer made for web browsing, unless he really wants super fast boot times.
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Necessary?!, neither is overclocking or 1/2 the things we recommend. A net book would do most of what he wants or even the Google laptop. That's a good idea actually for him. Apply for one of them
 
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Necessary?!, neither is overclocking or 1/2 the things we recommend. A net book would do most of what he wants or even the Google laptop. That's a good idea actually for him. Apply for one of them
A netbook would not suit his needs.

I overclock because I do a lot of lengthy parallel processing in Matlab and a lot of super long (i.e. several hours per run) processing in Fluent and I don't want to buy a $600 processor. It also helps keep my feet warm in the winter.
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post #47 of 52
A netbook wont be enough, but some high end system will be to much. An SSD isn't needed beyond adding a wow factor to the computer and upping the price another $100 at least. A 1TB hard drive is not needed unless he's storing a bunch of movies and TV shows or downloads a Steam game every week, so go with a cheaper 500GB drive. A quad core isn't needed unless he's doing more multitasking then playing poker online, chatting, and possibly watching some videos online, so a dual core is more then enough. A high end motherboard isn't needed, a high end video card isn't needed, anything above 4GBs of RAM isn't needed.
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A quad core isn't needed unless he's doing more multitasking than just playing poker online, chatting, and possibly watching some videos online, so a dual core is more then enough. A high end motherboard isn't needed, a high end video card isn't needed, anything above 4GBs of RAM isn't needed.
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post #49 of 52
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A netbook would not suit MOST of his needs.

I overclock because I do a lot of lengthy parallel processing in Matlab and a lot of super long (i.e. several hours per run) processing in Fluent and I don't want to buy a $600 processor. It also helps keep my feet warm in the winter.
Let me add in the rest of what I said to your quote there. At $700 he could buy 2 or 3 net books and have the multy-screen effect. And then he could take one to work/Starbucks and play there too. Win win.

If I was building this for my Uncle, who is a semi-pro poker player, I would try and buy a 40~80 GB SSD if I could find on on sale for less than $90 or so. And a 500 ~750GB WD green or equivalent also on sale. Whats not to like?

And an Solid State Disc. When you write it out you need a not an
 
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2GB+4GB is just.. .weird.
I'm pretty sure there is a company that makes 3Gb sticks of ram. Then again, I could be wrong.
     
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