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Old 01-10-2010, 11:39 AM   #12
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I'm using Cyberpower (an online PC building company, with an insane amount of custom features for your build) for my next build on which I will spend £500 ($750USD) roughly (not including monitor), that will buy me these specs:

# CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid Tower Gaming Case with see-thru side panel
# Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case, and match the colour of the fans already in the case
# Power Supply Upgrade: 500 Watts Power Supplies (CoolerMaster RealPower 500W PSU)
# CPU: AMD Athlon™ II X4 620 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology *** XXX overclocking ***
# Cooling Fan : AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
# MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 NF630A AM2 DDR2/1066 SATA PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
# MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable S&S***)
# VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E x16 1GB Video Card
# Hard Drive: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD)
# Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# Network: ONBOARD 10/1000 NETWORK CARD
# Keyboard: Logitec Deluxe 250 PS/2 Keyboard (Black)
# Mouse: Logitech Optical PS2 Mouse (Black)
# Cable Wiring: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU
# USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
# WARRANTY SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT


If you want to spend about $1500, you'd get something like this:

* Case: Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower Case (Black Color)
* Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
* Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts Power Supplies (SLI / CrossFire Ready Quad Rail Power Supply *** Not Recommended for Overclocking***)
* CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 8 MB cache LGA1366 ***Overclockable XXX***
* Cooling Fan: Cyberpower Advanced WaterCooling Medium Kit (Including 120m Radiator, 750res Pump/Reservoir, Delta CPU Block, 2 High CMF Fans, Tubing, and Coolant) ***Overclockable XXX***
* Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58 Pro-e Intel X58 Chipset CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard
* Memory: 6GB (3x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Triple Channel Memory (Corsair XMS3 w/Heat Spreader ***Overclockable XXX***)
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX285 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Power by NVIDIA)
* Hard Drive: Single Hard Drive (1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32M Cache Hard Drive)
* Optical Drive: Lite-On IHOS104-37 4X Blu-Ray Player
* Optical Drive 2: Sony Optiarc 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
* Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* Network: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
* USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
* WARRANTY SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT


All in all, I think they are very fair prices for the components you get and including some kind of warranty at least, you can obviously pay more for extended warranties too if you want. But I love the fact you can choose from hundreds of different builds you can fully customize to your own needs.



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