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Need Help Building a Computer: $2000 Budget!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fisher Jepsen, Jan 19, 2009.

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  1. Fisher Jepsen

    Fisher Jepsen Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2009
    So here are my current specs of the computer:

    1. I still need a monitor, and that's going to get me over $2000 unless I find cheap alternatives to this. Anyway, the 1000W PSU is for when I get another GTX 295. Also, when I get the second GTX295, I think I'll need another fan. So here are my questions: What are some cheap alternatives to the products I'm getting?
    2. Are all of the products above compatible?
    3. Will 1000W be enough to power two GTX 295s and some other cooling system?
    4. With no experience building computers, but enough knowledge to know where everything goes, would I be able to successfully build this?

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. BG-0


    Dec 31, 1969
    You won't need any more fans with that case.
    Anyways, to get a decent monitor, I would go for GTX285: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127403 It's single core(GTX295 is two GTX260s on the stuffed on a single card), less hiccups, lower price, will be great in two-way SLI anyways. And you won't need to worry about the PSU that much. Or if you want as much power as GTX295 has, get Radeon 4870X2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768 (I'd not recommend, too much money to be spent and you won't get PhysX. If you don't buy a PCI version of Geforce 8400 GS to handle PhysX :rolleyes: Not a bad idea actually :O)

    Aaanyways. I wouldn't do this as a first-ever build. Too much money into it, IMO. Still, there are really no big difficulties in assembling PCs, so it is very propable for you to make this happen.
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