Good Budget PC for under $1000

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December 6, 2009 at 16:10:24
Specs: Windows XP, P4 2.00ghz
Hello, I am in the process of putting together a gaming PC.

I will use this PC for basic computing tasks/gaming/ programming/ multimedia/ some video editing.

My budget is under 900 dollars.. I just want an opinion on the parts i picked out (NewEgg):

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - 170.00

MOBO: MB ASUS P5Q PRO TURBO 775 RT - Retail 119.00

GPU: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - 215.00

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail - 99.00

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail - 85.00

CASE: CASE CM|RC-690-KKN1-GP BK RT - Retail 60.00

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – 75.00

DVD: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner – OEM – 30.00

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December 7, 2009 at 00:44:28
core i5 750 $199, biostar tp55 $119, corsair cmpsu-650tx 650w $89, 4gb 2x2gb ddr3 $94, hd 4870 1gb $154 total $749 add the cost of case, hdd, dvd drive $914 now u have good system 4 $914

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December 7, 2009 at 22:54:39
will it make a huge difference in performance by switching to a intel i5 cpu??

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December 8, 2009 at 00:14:58
Or if you want to even go lower and save yourself a bundle you can pick up this Gateway FX system for under 550 dollars which imo is a hell of a deal for what you are getting. But you have to kind of hurry because these things are selling out fast at this price.

Gateway FX4710-UB003A

Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz




GeForce 9800GT 512MB PCIe

Vista Home Premium


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December 8, 2009 at 13:37:45
And if you use this coupon code: MCEXCLUSIVES, you'll get 10% off (as long as it's not a "geek special")

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December 8, 2009 at 18:49:49
Ooops too late now! This system is Sold Out at least for right now. I figured with the price that it was going for it wouldn't last long.

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