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20$ for best computer build suggestion

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xoxxx, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. xoxxx

    xoxxx Regular Member

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    I want to get the most bang for my buck so im deciding to build my own computer,
    budget 400-600

    I will be using it for SEO, no games or BS like that.
    It will be hooked up to a 46" 780p LCD

    Please recommend me my best options from newegg.com or similar site.

    I need a list of everything I need from top to bottom..

    Im hoping to get something like a core i7
     
  2. BugFixed

    BugFixed Junior Member

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    Mainstream System:
    Case: Antec Mini P180 micro-tower case
    Power supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green
    Motherboard: Intel DH55TC
    Processor: Intel Core i5-661 or Intel Core i3-550
    CPU cooler (Bundled with retail-boxed CPU)
    Memory: Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 PC3-10600 4 GB Memory Kit
    Video adapter (Integrated)
    Sound adapter (Integrated)
    Hard disk drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS (1TB)
    Optical drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD writer
    Backup hardware Antec Easy SATA hard drive docking station
    Keyboard and mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Keyboard and Mouse Combo


    Extreme System:

    Case and Power Supply
    -. Antec Dark Fleet DF-85
    -. Antec CP-850 850W power supply

    Motherboard: Intel Extreme Series DX58SO
    Processor: Intel Core i7-980X
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix BL3KIT25664BN1608 PC3-12800 6 GB kit (2GBĂ—3)
    Video Adapter: ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP)
    Boot/System Drive: Crucial CT128M225 128 GB SSD
    Data Drives: Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB (four)
    Backup Hardware: SYBA SD-ENC50020 eSATA Dual SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
    Optical Drive(s): Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B DVD burner
     
  3. alexandraM

    alexandraM Junior Member

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    dont think the extreme system falls into the 400-600 dollar range

    try to snag a sandy bridge i5 core..which will be about 200 bucks
    LGA1155 socket mother board about 100bucks
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    power supply + cheap case = 100bucks
    4gigs ram = 50bucks
    1tb drive = 65bucks
    throw in a burner and you're set to go

    no time to make itemized list right now
     
  4. ahiddenman

    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    Build one yourself you will get a much better deal.
     
  5. alexandraM

    alexandraM Junior Member

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  6. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    I would honestly wait a little bit until the latest Sandy Bridge CPU's are fixed. They're much better than the current offerings, and they are the same price too. However, there is currently a SATA issue going around, and they have stopped shipping them. So just wait a lil longer.
     
  7. menaice

    menaice Regular Member

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    dizz Elite Member

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    For your price range just buy a tower from a big computer chain then add memery ane it should do everything you want to do.
     
  9. Skyjockey

    Skyjockey Newbie

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    I think your 1st mistake is the 46" LCD. If you want to get some work done set up dual 20"-22" monitors. (there went your budget) A 1tb hard drive (make sure it's fast} and 8 gig of memory. A P4 with a fast hard drive and maxed memory will smoke a i3, i5 or a i7.
    I look a a MOB's number PCI slots, memory supported, Cpu's supported and integrated hardware. Build what works fast not the latest fad.
     
  10. wrangler

    wrangler Regular Member

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    If you might be running VPCs on it, look at 8Gb RAM, and consider if a fast SSHD is better bang for your buck instead of a larger, regular HD.