Got my own house finally

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    smack500 VIP Member

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    I just bought, well financed haha, my own house finally. Im letting my parents keep my computer, and I was using their television.

    Id like to build a computer that will play any game on the market now and for the next year acceptably, and a hdtv (LCD) for as close to 2,000 as possible. I have 5k to use, but 3k I would like to use on some other things. Furniture is already taken care of thank god.

    Anyway do you have any recomendations?

    Thanks guys,
     
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    Oh joy a 2k spending limit ^_^


    Proc 530
    Mobo 190
    Video 450
    RAM 480
    HDD
    280
    SC 260
    PSU 200
    Case/Random Parts about 200

    Grand Total = 2330

    That was fun


    EDIT: I forgot your LCD monitor (and my batter is about to die so...) to make it cheaper go with Corsair TwinX ram, and take the sound card back a notch along with the PSU, then you will be able to afford everything. :D
     
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    spike228 ST 38 VIP Member

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    Buy a Mac pro and Boot camp windows with it. The hardware in that thing is monstrous....

    Thats just me though.
     
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    exactly, thats what I'm thinking of doing, putting Bootcamp onmy new mac, then I can unleash the power of my games
     
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    Goober THQ's Jester Moderator

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    I've seen games on a MBP, it plays games fairly decently. I think it could be better, but its not bad. :S
     
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    spike228 ST 38 VIP Member

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    If it runs good on a MBP, then I'd imagine it to run like a dream on the Mac pro. Those things are rendering monsters...
     
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    Congratulations on the new house... Personally, I'd buy a low end system, get an Xbox 360 and put the rest of the money towards a principal payment.
     
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    MBP is MacBook Pro, are you thinking of MacBooks?

    Anyways, back to topic, good job on finding a house, you'll have to have us all round for a party soon!
     
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    Mac pro: [​IMG]
     
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    OUPS, yeh I was thinking of the laptops, as noted by the b in mbp ;)

    I'm not in an arguing mood, but... it would be cheaper to build the system I put together, with a few minor changes as stated above, than to buy the lowest end MP.

    I'd agree with James, shorten the time you owe on your house!
     
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    Yeah...but you can run OS X on a MP. Plus is looks really cool. :D

    What Goober posted looks pretty nice, but the quad-core processor might be pushing it a little bit. You could get a dual core C2D and still have an awesome machine.

    On a side note, I am with Goober and James as well. Being in debt sucks.
     
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    I guess the mac pro may not be the most practical thing to get at the moment, but if I were you, I would just hold out on getting a new computer.
     
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    we have those Mac Pros in uni, about 10 of them, just imagine if I linked them all together! wow... Theres also one in the Frozen Moon office I'm doing work at
     
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