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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I currently have a rig in mind, also a poll about it. But, I want to see what kinda of rigs you guys can put together on a budget. Let me tell you a little about my project. I've got $800 (before shipping and rebates) to spend on a computer. I already have all the hard drives I need and the Win7 Pro 64-bit that I will be installing. No mouse, monitor, keyboard needed either. It will be used for WoW, SC II, and Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, video converting and viewing, and of course the resource hogging iTunes. (I know this might be annoying for most of you, but I find it a fun challenge to find the best products when you have a budget as small as $800.)
So I'll need a
Case
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU (must be the Sandy Bridge)
RAM
DVD Drive ( no need for Blu-ray now)
Video Card
Cooling System

I have no preferences to ATI/Nvidia. I've used Nvidia all my life, but if an ATI would be better toss it on there
I'll put up a poll with the top 5 builds and the build I put together and let people vote on them.


Have fun!




PS It must include one of the new Sandy Bridge CPUs.

Here is the build that I came up with....

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 89.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 69.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 59.99 (I LOVE THIS CASE!!!!!)
Athena Power 12" EPS-12V (8Pin) connector Extension Cable 3.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 129.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 159.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 224.99
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner 15.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 29.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76

Subtotal: $799.67
Edited by OolerTheInventor - 1/9/11 at 9:33pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #2 of 12
What specifically will the pc be used for?
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TJ-08e Logitech 
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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Gaming (WoW, SC II, Need For Speed)
Video (converting, editing)
iTunes (resource HOG!)
and college work and internet browsing
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #4 of 12
Do u need a monitor keyboard and mouse? U need to specify on ur thread
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oh my bad... No on the monitor , mouse, keyboard

Just need Case, PSU, CPU, Video card, RAM, DVD (no use for Blu-ray as of now), Cooling, RAM...... just everything in the case but the HDDs and OS
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouse
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #6 of 12
Ok do you have a preference as to intel or amd? also ati or nvidia?
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2 Seagate Barracuda 7200 3Gb/s 1TB each LG sata dvd+rw windows 7 ultimate x64 Dell 2005fpw/Samsung Syncmaster 
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post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
I want to get the new Sandy Bridge CPU (as per my PS) and I don't care about the graphics, my wife plays the games. I do the video stuff.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouse
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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post #8 of 12
starting over...
Edited by Gabe3384 - 1/9/11 at 9:49pm
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Intel 120 ssd,Baracuda 500,seagate 320,Caviar b... Custom loop Windows7 x86 64bit Samsung 32 inch smart led 
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Link is telling me my cart is empty
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
CaseMouse
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ASUS M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
32GB SSD/ 2.32TB Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD Lite-On iHAS 124-04 Modified Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Pro Hanns-G 18.5" 1366x768 Logitech K120 Corsair 650HX 
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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Gigabyte GM-M6580 
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post #10 of 12
Hey man, I've got a budget build log you might find interesting. It's in my sig. I also took it as a fun challenge to build something on a budget. I'll be running WoW too. Subbed!
Edited by zionic - 1/9/11 at 9:29pm
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2x 1TB WD Caviar Black Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Win 7 & OS X Snow Leopard ASUS 23" 2ms 
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2x 1TB WD Caviar Black Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Win 7 & OS X Snow Leopard ASUS 23" 2ms 
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