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by david.hale7 / January 30, 2009 6:41 AM PST

Hey, I am planning on building a PC for gaming, music recording, and other light computing tasks. I don't need the best gaming rig but I would like to be able to play the new up and coming games for at least a few years before it's obsolete. Here is what I am thinking of buying. If anyone has any suggestions or tips I would appreciate it. I have never built a PC before. All of these items are from New Egg. The cost is just under $800.00. I was trying to stay around that price range.





Hard Drive

Video Card

DVD Drive

Sound Card

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by repete_smile / January 30, 2009 11:52 PM PST
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get a better GPU
the HD4850 is the lowest end card I recommend for your budget, the cheapest model is cheaper than your card too. If you wish to use nVidia, go with the 9800GTX+, not the 9800GTX

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good tip
by david.hale7 / February 2, 2009 3:13 PM PST
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I didn't even see that and it's cheaper. Totally cool.

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get the q8300
by ramarc / February 3, 2009 12:53 AM PST
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it's faster than the q6600 and runs cooler.

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also, consider ddr2-1066
by ramarc / February 3, 2009 1:01 AM PST
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Re: PC Build
by bananajamslam / January 31, 2009 12:27 AM PST
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I would recommend buying a "FULL" size tower instead of a "MID" size tower. This is because the new video cards are huge and need a lot of space. Another thing that you may want to do is buy a larger power supply. If you ever want to add another card and utilize SLi then you will need around 1000W. Below are a very good case and power supply that I am using.


power supply

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cosmos not good
by repete_smile / February 4, 2009 2:05 PM PST
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by david.hale7 / February 4, 2009 5:45 PM PST
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for the tip man.

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