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Pro-Net Budget System (Custom Build + Complete System $800)

Pro-Net Budget System (Custom Build + Complete System $800)

Postby xXDIGITALXx » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:12 pm

Ok folks. Title should pretty well explain the purpose of this post. I am going to be ordering parts a system on November 28th 2008. It is going to be a "Pro-Net Made" custom build. What does that mean? Show me all that stuff you've run across that you would want or do have...in a system. The goal here is to build a nice rig for under $800. Complete system. Tower, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. No speakers as I'm going to have it hooked up to something else to push my audio. However an audio card (if you think neccessary.....post it.

My goal? I've been coming here sporadically since '04. It's the only site that I consistently "come back to" and I am very proud to say that I'm a member of this site. I came here the other day as I plan to build a new system for myself and I haven't really been keeping up on the changing hardware and combinations of hardware to unleash the full potential of your desktop. There are people here that have that knowledge. I first came in and searched for a budget system build as they used to be flying around here like mad. I didn't really see any that were too recent so I started this one. If anything it's a way for you to share all that cool crap you've managed to stuff into your system.

Requirements:
SATA-II Drive/s
Would like SLI capabilities
1GB DDR2 800 MIN!
Would like liquid cooling

Main purpose:
Going to be turned into my new rig. Ultimate goals are to be able to back up my media. i.e. cd's, dvd's. I do custom graphics for websites so it has to be able to handle that. How my system is mainly used is I have a movie on the television for my girl. and I'm on the other monitor either in photoshop....or have 15 ie tabs up, along with a few poker sites "ya ya ya I know......poker.........." Other than that that's about it. I do play an occasional game but nothing really new enough that it needs to be considered.

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback. I look forward to this build.
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Postby augie » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:37 pm

CPU-Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Retail $125. If you look at bottom of that page you'll see this CPU bundled with a OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail for $210. I'm not saying to get this one but you can get a similarly specced brand named one like Thermaltake and Antec etc.

Video card-9800GT or an 8800GT for $120 to $180.

DDR2 is dirt cheap these days, here's G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit for $50 bucks.

For the case, make sure it has afront fan, a couple on the side and at least one on the back plus the top.

Here's a nice monitor [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145]
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
[/url] at $170.
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