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Hi, I think I was supposed to post here,

My Last Post, I accidentally posted it in "off Topic"

But pretty much, my son is turning 18 in 23days, he uses Cinema 4d, Photoshop/etc, and I Really want to get a nice computer for him, He currently uses a amd dual core 5600, with like 3Gigabytes of ram or something.

I Want this to be a surprise, and I have 4,000$ Saved up... for him, I just wanted to come here to post because It seems like this message board is big and alot of people know what there doing, so Why not.

Thanks -

John
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I would suggest a sandy bridge build but they still havent started shipping the new boards
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wow with for 4 Grand worth of computer u can give the little guy a heart attack
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I would actually suggest a build with Intel Socket 1366. You can spend approx $2,000 for a computer that would suite him fine, the other $2,000 take him to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch or something instead of sinking the full $4,000 into a computer.
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I would suggest a sandy bridge build but they still havent started shipping the new boards
Sorry, I have no idea what that is.....

IS it like a higher performance machine that Professionals use or something?

-John
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What is your technical skill level? Have you built computers before? Done a water loop?

If you're completely unfamiliar w/ building a PC, it's probably better to order from a custom PC builder like Maingear or something.
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It's not a good time to buy. When's his birthday?
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Do you need keyboard, mouse and a monitor?
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Sandy Bridge is the newest processor from Intel that has nearly the best performance out of any current CPUs. So we need more information, do you want to build this by hand from parts or do you want to buy a pre-built that is very nice and you just want a suggestion on one from us? If it is a gift, man I'd build it for him.
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post #10 of 415
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Yeah, I am trying to get a whole new package for him. I Want him to be so surprised before he moves out of the house... I will miss him so much, Sorry this is just kinda depressing too.




I know a little bit, but I can't build a computer from scratch. I know that his processor is a AMD and I know what INTEL is, and I know how to put in ram. But that's about it. I know nothing about technical specs/whatnot.

-John
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