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My wife wants me to build her a computer. Finally. After looking at the ASUS Laptops and me convincing her I could build a better desktop she finally agreed.

Let me start with the basics:

She plays WoW. At the moment anyway, but who knows what will be next. She does the household financing, Office programs, some photo-editing, email, internet....etc...

I'm gonna let you guys have at it. Just want to see what you can come up with within my budget. Prefer amd but not opposed to Intel. Looking for the best bang for the buck.

Must include everything. Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS......Everything.

Prefer to order it from newegg.

Budget - $1300. May can squeeze a little more, but would like to stay close to that number.

Have Fun!!!!
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post #2 of 35
Well, she can beat what you have for 1300 bucks, so start by giving her your rig then building you a new one.
post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc View Post
Well, she can beat what you have for 1300 bucks, so start by giving her your rig then building you a new one.
Yeah, I thought about that, but mine just needs a few upgrades. And she wants a new one, LOL.
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post #4 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckclc View Post
Well, she can beat what you have for 1300 bucks, so start by giving her your rig then building you a new one.
Hehe.
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post #5 of 35
I know what people are about to say..

SANDY BRIDGE! SANDY BRIDGE! SANDY BRIDGE!
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post #6 of 35
Buy a new case, put yours in it, call it new, build new rig for yourself
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
Buy a new case, put yours in it, call it new, build new rig for yourself

HAHA! This!!

That's what I did with my 920 LOL.
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Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD Seagate 3TB Barracuda Seagate 2TB Barracuda Seagate 2TB Barracuda 
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Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Western Digital 1TB External 
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Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster SA700 Asus VE2471 
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Asus ENGTX580 DirectCU II (RIP) 4x4GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX 1600 Mushkin Chronos 240GB Western Digital 1.5TB Green 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD Seagate 3TB Barracuda Seagate 2TB Barracuda Seagate 2TB Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green Western Digital 1TB External 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster SA700 Asus VE2471 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Samsung SyncMaster SA300 Samsung SyncMaster 2233BW Acer X213W LG L194WTX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Antec Truepower 750w Corsair 800D Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Sphex Corsair Vengeance 1500 Logitech G35 Logitech X-540 
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i7 3630QM Asus GTX660M 2GB 
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i5-2410M 2.3~2.9 GHz Acer Nvidia GT540M 1GB Samsung 2x4GB 1333 
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post #8 of 35
I see lots of meanies in this thread. ;D
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post #9 of 35
I would go Sandybridge with that budget.
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post #10 of 35
Just threw some random stuff in here, don't believe I'm missing much, if anything:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 ($158.99)
Mobo: ASUS M4A89GTD ($149.99)
GPU: Sapphire HD 6870 ($209.99)
RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1333 ($84.99)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM SATA II ($87.99)
Optical Drive: ASUS Black CD/DVD Burner ($19.99)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ($59.95)
PSU: Corsair AX750 750W ($169.99)

Monitor: ASUS 23" Full HD HDMI LED Monitor ($189.99)
Keyboard: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 ($18.99)
Mouse: Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black ($14.99)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - OEM ($99.99)

Total: $1265.84

Feel free to change, this was thrown together in about 10-15 minutes.
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