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Looking for help with a new build. (again)

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With the death of my monitor i have decided to give the rest of the system to my parents as a late christmas present. (i'll get them a cheap 19 or 22inch monitor)

 

As the computer was mainly a work system it isn't all that flash. However i now require a little more power from my work computer.

This means i am once again looking for a computer within the $2000 limit.

 

I have a keyboard, mouse, speakers and two 640gb hard drives i'm planning on keeping from the old system.

 

My work computer will be connected to a netgear wireless router (54mbps) and so needs a wireless card.

 

As well as work projects i will also be running vista 64 bit, playing the odd game or two, ripping dvds and converting them to avi files. (I copy all the dvds i buy onto the computer so i can convert them to be stored and played off the ps3 hard drive)

 

Monitor wise i would like a 22inch and was wondering if the LG W2252TQ is still considered a smart purchase. (I have one on the family computer and i think it is great) I wouldn't be against a 24inch screen, but from what i can see 22inch is the best buy for the price. The monitor needs to be included in the $2000 limit

 

I was thinking of getting a 4850 but i am open to suggestions for a better GPU.

 

As i live in perth it would be good if the system could be built by netplus. I am planning on getting 4gb kingston ram for $56 from netplus and have found their service to be much better than other local stores. Then again if another store has a better price i'd be willing to have a look. While i'd not be all that happy about it, i would consider buying from multiple stores and putting the system together myself if the savings would be worth the time and effort.

 

I think that covers everything, and i'd appreciate any advice that anyone could provide.

 

thanks

relativenewbie

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This only comes to $1730. You could up grade to a 24" if you wanted with that price. Keep in mind postage will be around $80 to $100 road or $100 to $120 air. This price list was done at PC Case Gear. They are very compeditive and i have found customer serviece to be very good.

 

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Hope this helps of gives you an idea. Focused on the GPU and RAM in this build as you said you worked with large files ie video encoding so a quad core was a must. The wireless thing is not included in that price. Im not sure what to look for in that area.

 

-Smokie

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