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    Quote Originally Posted by Len-Det64 View Post
    If you are going budget on the computer just buy one off of the shelf for that under $1,000. Building one for under $1,000 is not going to be that much different. On top of that with a pre-built machine you can get all of the manufacturer warranties.
    I looked at dell and HP but I haven't found a computer in the $1000 range that had a video card that was worth a ****, or had the option to upgrade to one.
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    Since people are recommending mobo brands, I'm going throw Asus into the ring, I have built 3 machines using their boards and they have been great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    I'd personally recommend putting in one or two extra fans as well to cool that bad boy down. There are some powerful machines nowadays.

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    High end gaming station? Don't build it:

    http://www.alienware.com
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    I looked at dell and HP but I haven't found a computer in the $1000 range that had a video card that was worth a ****, or had the option to upgrade to one.
    I suggest going to PC Club. They pretty much custom build all of their machines and can recommend different hardware configuration to fit into your budget. They will also offer standard or custom warranties for anything they put together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Will NHL '08 run on that?
    Yeah. NHL 1908.

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    Good call, BBO.
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    If you know what motherboard and processor you want, I recommend ordering from a site that does installation and testing of the cpu.

    I generally have my CPU installed on the mobo before it gets shipped (costs 9 dollars), which saves me the headache of having to do that myself. I'm kind of a klutz. Sites like www.mwave.com can do that for you.

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    If you can't handle installing a CPU onto a mobo, then you shouldn't be building your own system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebar71 View Post
    If you can't handle installing a CPU onto a mobo, then you shouldn't be building your own system.
    Why not? I've built plenty just fine thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    in the $1000 range

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post


    LOLOLOLOLOL


    http://www.pricewatch.com/


    Found the cheapest place to buy everything I needed when I built my machine.

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