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09-05-2007
Default Building a PC for your budget.

Sort of old, but whatever.


*This was made by Komet at PurePwnage.com*

mONEYLESS mATX
Upgradability in a SFF.

CPU: AMD 3500+ - $100
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-M51GM-S2G - $67
RAM: Corsair ValueSelect 1x512MB DDR2-667 - $55
*Optional GFX: Sapphire x1300xt - $67 AR
PSU+Case: Aspire X-QPack - $70 AR
HDD: Western Digital 160GB SATA II - $58
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
*The motherboard is equipped with an integrated graphics solution. If this computer is intended for gaming purposes, a standalone graphics card is reccomended.
Base cost for just the PC: $381
Base + x1300xt: $448

Tight Budget Wonder
Price/Performance Ratio Maximization (Also 7600GT SLI Ready)

CPU: AMD 3800+ X2 - $131
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 - $80
RAM: G.Skill 2x512MB DDR2-800 1GBNQ - $110
GFX: eVGA 7600GT - $105 AR
PSU: Sunbeam NUUO 550w SLI - $75
Case: CoolerMaster Centurion 534 - $55
HDD: Western Digital 160GB SATA II - $55
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
Total cost for just the PC: $642

The $1000 Gaming PC
Probably the most common budget cap.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E6300 - $183
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 - $118
RAM: G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2 800 2GBNQ - $210
GFX: Radeon x1950pro - $200
PSU: FSP 400w AX400-PN - $41.50
Case: Lian Li PC-7B Plus II - $80
HDD: Western Digital 320GB SATA II - $90 AR
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
Total cost for just the PC: $954

Something...Beefy
Very hawt.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E6400 - $220
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 - $135
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x512MB DDR2 667 - $135
GFX: eVGA 8800GTS - $400
PSU: Sunbeam NUUO 550w SLI - $75
Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora - $150
HDD: Western Digital 320GB SATA II - $90 AR
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
Total cost for just the PC: $1236

What Komet Likes
Cutting Edge technology without the usual Cutting Edge price.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 - $310
HSF: Scythe Infinity - $53
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 - $198
RAM: Buffalo Firestix FSX800D2C-K2G DDR2 800 - $245
GFX: eVGA GeForce 8800GTS - $400
Sound: Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic - $93
Speakers: Logitech X-530 - $54
PSU: PCP&C 610w - $160
Case: Antec Nine Hundred - $150
HDD: Western Digital 320GB SATA II - $100
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
FDD: Sony 1.44MB 3.5" - $8
Monitor: LG L1952TX - $230
Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse (Red) - $40
Mouse: Razer Diamondback - $49
Total Cost before shipping: $2121
Total Cost for just the PC: $1748

Ultimate SLI
Gah, do want.

CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 - $318
Mobo: eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR - $250
RAM: G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2 800 2GBHZ - $300
GFX: XFX 8800GTX x2 - $1080
PSU: PCP&C Silencer 750 - $210
Case: SilverStone TJ09-BW - $300
HDD: Western Digital 320GB SATA II x2 - $200
Optix: NEC 7170A - $31
Total cost for just the PC: $2689

AMD 4x4
Double your pleasure!

CPU: AMD FX-70 x2 - $700
Mobo: ASUS L1N64-SLI WS - $430
RAM: G.Skill 4GBMQ - $515
GFX: eVGA 8800GTS x2 - $800
PSU: PCP&C Silencer 750 - $210
Case: Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition - $165
HDD: Western Digital 500GB SATA II x2 - $360
Optix: NEC 7170A x2 - $62
Total cost for just the PC: $3242

The Pinnacle of Bleeding Edge

CPU: Core 2 Extreme QX6700 - $1200
HSF: Asetek WaterChill KT12A-12VX Xtreme - $450
Mobo: ASUS Striker Extreme - $410
RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR2 1111 - $610
GFX: eVGA 8800GTX x2 - $660each
Sound: Creative X-Fi Platinum - $175
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 - $264
PSU: PCP&C 1KW PSU - $500
Case: SilverStone SST-TJ07 - $340
HDD1: WD Raptor 150GB x2 RAID0, games - $210each
HDD2: Seagate 750GB x1, storage - $400
Optix: Plextor SATA DVD/RW x2 - $86each
Center Monitor:Dell 3007WFP x1 - $1274
Side Monitors: Dell 2007WFP x2 - $350
Keyboard: Logitech G15 - $72
Mouse: Logitech G5 - $46
Total Cost before shipping: $8353
Total Cost for just the PC: $5997
Bare Minimum cost (stock cooling, 1x everything, no raptors): $4381
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The Pinnacle of Bleeding Edge is one sick ass computer.
Need a 4th for MLG events.
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Ah...you save the day. STICKY THIS!
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The "Tight Budget Wonder" is something I could do. I might actually look into them things, seriously.
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Dang, thats pretty nice.

Those are some sick writeups there. G\j
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man i wish i had a lot of money then i could get the pinnicle one
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man i wish i had a lot of money then i could get the pinnicle one
Although it's pointless unless you are an extreme gamer and can't stand if your game won't run at the max fps.
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Although it's pointless unless you are an extreme gamer and can't stand if your game won't run at the max fps.
i know, but it would still be awesome =D
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09-05-2007
Default MY Version of "The Pinnacle of the Bleeding Edge"

Case: Cooler-Master Cosmos
CPU: QX6850 - $1,500
Mobo: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 - $220
RAM:This Stuff - $170
GPU: EVGA 8800 Ultras (x2) - $630each
Sound: Auzentech X-fi Prelude - $200
Speakers: z-5500's(don't feel like listing a uber 1337 setup)- $303
PSU:PCP&CS 750 quad- $500
HDD: Seagate 7200.10 320gb(x2-4) in RAID 0 $80each
Optic: Samsung 203B (x2)
Monitors: Dual Westy 37w3's $1,000each
Keyboard: Logi G15 or Saitek Eclipse
Mouse: Logi G5 or Logitech G7 or Razer Deathadder(my fav)
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Now for Water-Cooling...
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CPU loop:
Radiator: Thermo-Chill PA 120.3 w/ 3 Sharkoon 2000 120mm fans
CPU Water Block: Swiftech Apogee GTX
Pump: Laing DDC w/ Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Top Combo

GPU Loop:
Radiator: Thermo-Chill PA 120.3 w/ 3 Sharkoon 2000 120mm fans
GPU Water Block: Swiftech Stealth Rev.2
Pump: Laing DDC w/ Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Top Combo

All topped off with fill ports, Pentosin G11, and some Tygon or Masterkleer tubing.

Everything can be found at...

www.newegg.com
www.zipzoomfly.com
www.Performance-pcs.com
www.petrastechshop.com


Edit: Now, I would probably never buy anything close to this - just because i think a lot of it is a complete waste of cash...
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You could definitely do better for the price on all of those builds.
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T9300 @ 2.5ghz :: 3GB RAM :: ATI 3650 :: 17" (1920x1200) :: 250GB HDD
 

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