1. Post #1
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    DeandreT's Avatar
    April 2009
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    So my birthday is in about a week or so and one of the things I've been planning to do for a while now is build a new PC. $600 is my set price. I will be ordering it in a week from now.

    I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS ready. Everything else is for you to decide.

  2. Post #2
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    May 2009
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    Got a Case, SATA HDD and DVDRW drive? That can save you $100+ right out of the gate.

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    GPU is a refurb.
    Doesn't have a case or a HDD, I figure if you need a case it's best for you to choose since you'll be the one that has to sit next to it.
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  3. Post #3
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    April 2009
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    Got a Case, SATA HDD and DVDRW drive? That can save you $100+ right out of the gate.

    Edited:


    GPU is a refurb.
    Doesn't have a case or a HDD, I figure if you need a case it's best for you to choose since you'll be the one that has to sit next to it.
    I do have a DVDRW drive, but I don't have a HDD to reuse. I'm not too big on flashy cases. Do you have any suggestions for one? The budget is $600 now. Should give you a bit more space to choose.

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    January 2012
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    I do have a DVDRW drive, but I don't have a HDD to reuse. I'm not too big on flashy cases. Do you have any suggestions for one? The budget is $600 now. Should give you a bit more space to choose.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/index.ph...8&promoid=1315

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=555...R&promoid=1315
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    I put in an i5-2400 instead of the i3 since your budget is $600 now, you may be able to find the same parts elsewhere (possibly on amazon, ncix or tigerdirect) for cheaper, i just stuck to newegg for simplicity.

    The case i picked isn't too flashy and has great features for the price, cheaper than the 912 on newegg.

    That HDD on NCIX looks like a good deal, i'd go for that if you can.

  6. Post #6
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    January 2012
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    If you're getting the i5-2400 you can get the i5-2500k for $10 more on ncix for a limited time..

    have you thought about getting a sound card? Because onboard sucks.

    i3-2100 saves you a ton of cash, $115 on ncix

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    Most people can't tell the difference between onboard and standalone, unless one or the other is faulty.
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    January 2012
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    Have you even looked at sound cards?

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    April 2009
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    Sound isn't too big for me. I'll stick with onboard and if I end up not liking it I'll order a sound card.
    Thanks for the help everyone. Probably would've built an overheating calculator without you.
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  10. Post #10
    Delrainn's Avatar
    January 2012
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    Xonar DG is only $30...