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    Default Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Hey people, it's just been a while I left PressF1. Well kinda cool to see pressf1 is as busy as ever.
    Not to mention cool helps from PressF1.
    About CompTIA A+ does anyone know when are they going to put Vista in the test?
    And back to topic I seriously need help with my budgetting. My budget is $3000 including OS.
    CPU: Intel Core 2 E6600 2.4Ghz $475(Must get it from other country which is around 3-4months time)
    HDD: Seagate Barracude SATA 3.0Gb/s 250GB 8MB Cache $113.62
    Mem: 2GB DDR-800 PC2-6400 Kingston Hyper X CL5 $366 (Must get it from other country as well)
    Grap: This is a bit hard.
    Nividia 7950GT 512MB SLi-Ready $453.88
    OR
    Nividia 8800GTS 320MB SLi-Ready $564.00
    MOBO: Gigabytes GA-N680iSLi-DQE $526.00
    Mon: Do you think this monitor is too good or should I get a cheaper one?
    ViewSonic VX922 2ms 19'' LCD Monitor $532
    DVD: Asus 16X Dual Layer $66.26
    PSU: Another hard part.
    Thermaltake PSU 500W $133.33
    OR
    Thermaltake 550W ATX2.0 PFC 12 CM FAN $140.63
    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit OEM $300.00
    (I think I need this even though it doesn't look important to others)
    Case: Thermaltake Mambo $80.00
    Key&Mou: Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop Black $19.69.

    Any helpful advice please reply. Thank you guys.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    First of all, I think a lot of people are going to tell you to cut back on Vista, but I'm not because it's entirely up to you.

    Budgeting aside for a second, I think the Nividia 8800GTS 320MB SLi-Ready is better for the extra $10 or so. But I could be wrong.

    I'm not very good with my budgeting, went from a $1400 build to a now almost $3000 budget.

    I think you could find yourself a cheaper monitor, but make sure it's a decent brand.

    My

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    First of all, I think a lot of people are going to tell you to cut back on Vista, but I'm not because it's entirely up to you.

    Budgeting aside for a second, I think the Nividia 8800GTS 320MB SLi-Ready is better for the extra $10 or so. But I could be wrong.

    I'm not very good with my budgeting, went from a $1400 build to a now almost $3000 budget.

    I think you could find yourself a cheaper monitor, but make sure it's a decent brand.

    My
    $1400 to $3000? Same here. My last year budget was $1500 then $2000 and now 2007 $3000(Have no choice) since in the IT industry I need Vista so added all up to around $3000+ because you know the PC specs causing you to go for higher budget. Oh well, to me PC is everything. i.e. watching movies? Well, the PC got it for you (Sources I don't want to talk about it), Music? The PC does it like MP3 or CD or Radio, Need to play a video game? Well, you don't need PS2, and XBOX to survive and there you go again you can do it on PC. Hmm, how about a presentation for my Boss? And do you create it with hand? What? I mean I'll use the PC.
    Thanks Wolf. Even though you got CompTIA A+ Certified and got away test on Vista well you'll still face it. Well, I don't think you an get away with it because after that the customers might show up in Windows Vista in their machines, and since you don't use Vista what do you do? I mean 98/Win 9X are no longer supported and Vista is. If you're doing Microsoft Certification you'll probably have a test on Vista at the end of the year now.
    See? Vista is important to some of us.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    I would really consider going for the 8800 GTS. I just got a computer in December with a 7600 GT and I am already ruing that decision because now I will have to upgrade within this year and could have saved money overall. BTW, your specs look pretty good.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Yeah, good pc = all-in-one machine.

    Here are my specs, just for the heck of it:

    ORIGINAL SETUP:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
    Seagate 250GB SATAII hard drive 16MB cache
    Transcend 1GB DDR2 533 Ram ---[UPGRADE -> 2GB]
    Asus P5VD2-MX motherboard
    Asus DRW-1608P3S DVD writer
    XFX 7600GT 256MB video card
    1.44MB floppy drive ---[REMOVE]
    Raidmax Ninja 918 Gaming Tower Case 520W
    AOC 19" 193FW Widescreen LCD Monitor 5ms
    Logitech R20 2.1 speakers ---[CHANGE]
    Genius EasyTouch Optical II keyboard and mouse set ---[REMOVE]
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    $1994 incl. freight

    WANTED ADDONS:

    -Silverstone Element ST50EF-PLUS ATX12V 500W Power Supply
    $145.13 incl. GST
    -Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser Desktop Mouse
    $167.63 incl. GST
    -Eclispse Keyboard (PURCHASE ELSEWHERE)
    $100
    -Logitech X-530 Speaker System with Subwoofer 5:1
    $133 incl. GST
    -Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Sound Card
    $55.13 incl. GST
    -AOC 17" LCD LM725 8ms 700:1 contrast ratio DVI Built in Speakers
    $313.88 incl. GST

    SUBTOTAL: $913 ($813 without keyboard)

    $2913

    So for my sakes I hope I don't find anything else I wanna addon.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Pointless.

    In a few months time its all going to be completely different.
    Come back and ask then and meanwhile keep saving.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Pointless.

    In a few months time its all going to be completely different.
    Come back and ask then and meanwhile keep saving.
    There is a differrence starting now. Like P965 and 680i Chipsets motherboard. P965 have a better value than the 680i.
    8800GTS seems coming in different packaging speed from different vendors. MSI one is really great but still have no idea about the price.
    Thermaltake PSU, I really need help with this because some people said Thermaltake PSU are not really realiable at all. But in TomsHardware.com the 550W tested results were pretty good. Should I go for Thermaltake PSU?

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Quote Originally Posted by PedalSlammer View Post
    There is a differrence starting now. Like P965 and 680i Chipsets motherboard. P965 have a better value than the 680i.
    8800GTS seems coming in different packaging speed from different vendors.
    Thermaltake PSU, I really need help with this because some people said Thermaltake PSU are not really realiable at all. But in TomsHardware.com the 550W tested results were pretty good. Should I go for Thermaltake PSU?
    Its still better to wait. Prices will be different. Other products will be released. Some products will disappear. See???

    Thermaltake is alright, nothing wrong with them.
    I've used plenty. Had one die on me once - but it died quietly and didn't take any other components with it which in my book makes it good.

    I like Enermax too though. Or Tagan. Or Task.

    Don't get an MSI card..........I had one and the thing only lasted 11 months.
    Not to mention the extremely excessive amount of thermal paste they had put under the cooler...........went right off them.

    ASUS VGA cards have a 3 yr warranty.
    So do the Gigabyte ones.

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    Default Re: Need Bugetting for a NEW PC in Few Months Time.

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Its still better to wait. Prices will be different. Other products will be released. Some products will disappear. See???

    Thermaltake is alright, nothing wrong with them.
    I've used plenty. Had one die on me once - but it died quietly and didn't take any other components with it which in my book makes it good.

    I like Enermax too though. Or Tagan. Or Task.

    Don't get an MSI card..........I had one and the thing only lasted 11 months.
    Not to mention the extremely excessive amount of thermal paste they had put under the cooler...........went right off them.

    ASUS VGA cards have a 3 yr warranty.
    So do the Gigabyte ones.
    Now you're talking. Thanks for the real advice. Super Thanks.
    The parts are on the delay because I need someone(my trusted friend, but I'll pay him when the parts arrived anyway) go to that place and get it. Because no one can be trusted by posting things overseas. I mean when you pay them, they might not send it instead of sending fake products. Yeah, kinda annoying to wait since I really want to play Test Drive Unlimited, Flight Simulator X, etc. Run 8 OS on one system making it cool. Store movies, pictures, apps, etc. I know 250GB is not enough but I can use my 320GB last year HDD to backup my important files.

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