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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Renegadelol, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Renegadelol New Member

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    I am seriously considering building my own computer, i know what parts i need but i am curious what are the best hardware (motherboard, video card, Processor etc.) for someone on a budget of under 1000$ ??

    Thanks :)
     
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    mention the purpose of computer (office;gaming...)
     
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    the easiest is to check the new rigs from users on TPU (not mine is 1 year old )
    and check the prices/component

    a core2 rig is the best now (even i like AMD) and i have seen good rigs here;if isn't urgent you can wait the release of new AMD procs is not too far;then the prices we'll fall again and is possible that this CPU-s will be better;who knows?

    GPU you have 2 options for your budget:8800gts 320M/640M or HD2900XT


    good luck !
     
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    Id say your looking at a Core 2 Duo system.
    965 series motherboard.
    2gigs DDR2 PC6400 RAM
    Video card depends, can get really pricey. Depends on the types of games you play.
    Probably a cheapie case <$100
    480watt BRANDED psu, more watts/amps if your going for a higher end Video Card
    A fast and large capacity hard drive, either a Raptor, Spinpoint or a Seagate 7200.9 or 7200.10
    DVD Burner

    OR Im sure an AMD fanboy could get you a cheaper CPU and MOBO combo from the AMD range.
    Ive heard the X2 6000+ competes alright with the core 2 line at stock clocks.
    Im not in any way an AMD follower, so I dont know shit about their stuff, but yeah, something to consider.
     
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