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#1 deeds281

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 12:30 AM

I've decided to buy a computer pre-built and need some advice on what to get.

I'm going to be running Vista and will mostly be using the computer for music and if possible games.

Also I already have what I think is a nice monitor but I will need a new keyboard and mouse. They wont count towards the budget but i could use some recommendations.

Thanks and good luck :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:38 PM

I'd suggest going with the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor for $170.

For a graphics card get an ATI 4850. They are currently the card with the "best bang for the buck". Here's a link to a good one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102747 .

I would spend around $100 for a decent Intel motherboard. Some good brands for motherboards include: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI.

For the Hard Drive, 500gb is currently one of the best price per gigabyte points. You can usually find them for around $75-$80.

4gb of ram is a good amount of ram, but if you're running low on cash, 2gb should be enough for now. I'm running 2gb and don't really notice any sluggish activities, except when installing large programs or games. You will need a 64-bit OS for your computer to recognize more than about 3.5gb of total ram.

For a power supply you should get something around 400 watts or better. I'd suggest this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371007

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