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Building A Computer - $800 Budget - New Build for 2021!!

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I'm not looking for a hi-end video card right now.

if it can play Recent games decently and handle multiple things on 2 different screens at the same time then I am happy.

But if you think you can piece together a (better)complete system for about $800 shipped, then please, show me what you've come up with. Thatt is exactly why I made this thread after all, to see who cold build it better or atleast improve upon what I have.

I also have a 50GB HDD at my house that I planned on installing the OS on, so the 1TB is intended for media and non-essential program storage.


--- Quote from: BlackNMild2k1 on May 24, 2010, 09:11:42 PM ---Gigabyte  Socket ATX Motherboard GA-770TA-UD3 - $101
AMD  Athlon II X4 630 95W AM3 2MB 2800MHz Retail - $97
WD 1TB HDD - $80
Apevia 500W PSU - $20 (after $20 rebate)
Cooler Master Mid Tower Case - $38
View Sonic 23" Monitor - $189
Logitech Wireless Kb/M - $35
OCZ DDR3 PC3 10666 1333 Mhz RAM (8GB?) - $138
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - $28
--- End quote ---

Actually puts me under budget @ $726 (after $20 rebate)
leaving me $74 towards the Dual Monitor Video Card (currently leaning towards the HD 5670)

Anyone have any other suggestions/improvements/changes?

p.s. Should I buy a refurbished monitor?

Depending on what kind of video card you're going to put in, the amperage on your 12v rail could be a little low.

Go for the refurbished since it will be better than your current choice in monitor. Seriously, you can do better way than your current choice.

I would expect some staining/scuff marks though from the extra handling, otherwise it should be pretty sweet.

BranDonk Kong:
I wouldn't buy anything refurbished, but that's just me. If it's manufacturer-refurbished, then go for it, but if it's not (or not stated who refurbed the product) then stay away.


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