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Hey all. I have been busy as hell at work and I have been asked to do a gaming build with a $900 budget. This is the absolute budget, which means shipping to 19134 must be included. The customer right now plays WoW exclusively but would like to get into Dragon Age 2 game when it gets released. The cheapest I have been able to find W7 Home premium is $76 from Discount Mountain Software. The OS must be included in the $900, so if you can find it cheaper then please share. This is only for the tower too, no peripherals (monitor, KB, mouse).

I know what you all will say, but the customer has explicitly said that she does not want to do any overclocking at all. The motherboard must also support Crossfire or SLI because she said if she would like some expandability in about 2 years time. At least she can use the stock air cooler and save a bit of money that way.

I haven't been up on the latest anything as of the past few months so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 1/7/11 at 6:29am
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post #2 of 25
build time frame? part preference? Monitor, mouse and keyboard?

P.s thanks for saveing me 25 bucks
Edited by Dr.X - 1/7/11 at 6:18am
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post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dr.X View Post
build time frame? part preference? Monitor, mouse and keybord?
Sorry, edited the first post. No monitor, KB, or mouse. No preference for CPU or GPU. Just best-bang-for-the-buck OCN style rig. Cheap case is fine as long as quality is there. case size doesn't matter either as long as it can fit another graphics card eventually. And the timeframe is I would like to order next week some time. I know that SB comes out in the next few days but I'm not sure that would be the best option financially for this build anyway.
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post #4 of 25
no you would want to wait for the SB so that other parts go down in price. As for purchasing and such, do you prefer a specific website like newegg and do you have a frys or microcenter nearby?
    
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post #5 of 25
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no you would want to wait for the SB so that other parts go down in price. As for purchasing and such, do you prefer a specific website like newegg and do you have a frys or microcenter nearby?
I have a Microcenter about 35 minutes away but I am going to have her buy the stuff and have it shipped to me. I will put it together to the shop and take it to her. NE would be probably the best option.
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post #6 of 25
Can it be an AMD board and thus not support SLI, but Crossfire?
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post #7 of 25
Remember Micro center price matches any one and if you get a good sales man you can talk them in to paying the tax on it too.
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Can it be an AMD board and thus not support SLI, but Crossfire?
Sure.
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post #9 of 25
I think I have something pretty nice, but prices on this could drop after sandy bridge...

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With this build not only do you get a nice mobo with crossfire ability the processor is fast 3.6ghz and dual-core is still great for gaming.
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