You have 1500 bucks..what do you buy

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by STR1PES, May 2, 2007.

  1. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    I'm looking to get the best Computer with a monitor I can get with 1500 bucks total.

    Here are the main uses this Computer will be for.

    - Pay bills online

    - Upload pictures & burn DVD’s from home DVD recorder/camera

    - Surf the Web

    - Download & burn cd’s & sometimes movies

    - I'm not really a hardcore gamer, but would like a system that could handle it if I wanted to game.

    That’s about it. I'd like to keep it aropund 1200 but 1500 is my roof if it made the cpu much better

    Sorry to be such a newbie, just didn't know where to ask this question.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  2. computermaineack

    computermaineack New Member

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    Well, are you talking about building yourself or buying prebuilt? Building yourself is incredibly easy and is much cheaper.
     
  3. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    Whatever is the best for my money....If one of you guys can come up with the ultimate system you would build for that money factor than I could have my buddy build it
     
  4. b3rt_d4ni3l

    b3rt_d4ni3l New Member

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    checkout the Sticky that Praetor made. Its called Computer Specs 101 - 2007-04...
    that is good for a start... you can always modify the list to suit your need...
     
  5. g4m3rof1337

    g4m3rof1337 New Member

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    Ill see if I can put anything together, but here are some key things you may want.


    A core 2 duo processor.
    A Dx9 graphic card, at the least.
    A decent Hard Drive. Like 320gb+.
    1gb ram at the least.



    Building it is your best bet. Cause you can get more from it and understand your computer more.
     
  6. Irishwhistle

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    If you are building I would suggest that instead of getting Windows you go with something like Ubuntu Linux. Unless of course you really need/want Windows. I actually like Linux better than Windows. I know that your original question was not about choosing an OS, but if you go with Linux that will be $200 or $300 that you save for another part of the system.
     
  7. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    so according to praetor 's list I should go with this ??? will this do eveything I need, or do I need somthing different


    $1400
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 [Conroe, 2.40, 4MB, 1066, BX80557E6600] ($308.00)
    eVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR [nForce 680i] ($169.99 after $20.00 MIR)
    Sumsung SpinPoint T-Series HD501LJ (500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA3.0, NCQ) ($129.99)
    Tuniq Tower 120 (35db) ($52.99)
    NEC 7170A-0B ($30.99)
    Foxconn FV-N88SMBD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 640MB ($359.99 after $40.00 MIR)
    Corsair XMS2 2GB PC2-6400 [2x1GB, [email protected]] ($151.00 after $50.00 MIR)
    Spire SwordFin SP-9007B Case ($54.99)
    OCz GameXStream OCZ700GXSLI [700W, [email protected]+18+18+18, 20+4] ($124.99 after $25.00 MIR)
    $1382.93
    The extra allocation here goes to an upgraded CPU cooler, bringing the harddrive back to 500GB as well as a new motherboard (and also switching to RAM that generally works better with that board) and a significant PSU upgrade.
     
  8. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  9. PabloTeK

    PabloTeK Active Member

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    Praetors systems are very good so I would go with that one as it seems fairly well balanced and excellent value for money.:)
     
  10. WeatherGeek

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  11. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    lets say I go with praetor's system...where can I go that will have all of this stuff, so I on't pay an arm & a leg for shipping individual items and get them all in one shot?

    Thanks
     
  12. b3rt_d4ni3l

    b3rt_d4ni3l New Member

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  13. Jet

    Jet VIP Member

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    That doesn't include a monitor, or Operating system. The graphics card would be a bit overkill.
     
  14. STR1PES

    STR1PES New Member

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    doh!
     
  15. taylormsj

    taylormsj New Member

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    Id go with a 7950 or x1950 or 8600 instead of an 8800 as this would cut a lot of costs so you could buy windows if wanted
     

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