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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by lupsided, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. lupsided New Member

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    So I'm making a computer, and I went to techsupportforums.com to get what I needed, and I did thanks to them.

    But I would like to get a second opinion, and I asked around for who else is just as good, and a bunch of people metioned you guys.
    i'll be using it for gaming primarily, and that would be WoW.

    I know little about computers, so I will have trouble answering questions haha, but I'm learning so yea.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036 E8500 $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299 P5Q Pro $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145194 DDR2 800 $105.00 -$30.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129113 HD4870 $284.99 -$20.00
    http://www.provantage.com/corsair-cm...x~7CSMC05E.htm Tx750 $97.87 -$20.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116485 Vista HP $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042 Antec 300 $59.95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106263 CD/DVD $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134 Freezer Pro 7 $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815150058 Card reader/Floppy $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148309 Seagate 250 $79.99

    And then for monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236036 - ASUS MK221H Black 22" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

    Thanks for the help.

    I'm willing to upgrade a few things, right now that adds up to like 1400 I can probably throw in another 200 but I'd have to wait another 2 weeks : /

    But like I said, I know near to nothing about manufactures, products etc..but I'm trying to learn haha.

    Was thinking of going with this guide as a possibility I found online as well..I'd go with the higher end one - http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=139863

    Thanks!
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Thats one helluva rig for WOW.
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    Every single link is dead...

    But from what I see, looks good. I think you might wanna grab a quad core, but it is your choice. The new Q8200 is out, take a look at that.
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    Very nice build, evenly matched and great price i bet. I hear that E8500 screams.
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    Links are dead.

    HDD (Seagate 250GB) & CPU cooler (AC Freezer Pro 7) don't make sense. Those are old & relatively poor performing parts.
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    Everything looks good except for the cooler. I had bad luck with pushpin coolers and would recommend a screw mount cooler. I had a very positive experience with the Tunic. Lay down a few more bucks and get a cooler with a real mounting mechanism.
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    The system looks good, though that 4870 is seriously overkill for WOW or similar games. I would go for a 3870 or 3850 if you want ATI, since it they will both more than handle WOW, and you'll save yourself $100. You may also want to check out some of the good midrange Nvidia cards, like the 8800GT, 9600gt and 9800gt. Good price to performance ratio with all of these cards.
  8. lupsided New Member

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    thanks for the quick responses, and yea I can probably upgrade the cooler, and do you guys think getting a quad would be worth it for my circumstances?
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    Ruslan New Member

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    Don't bother with a quad for games.
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    wow could run on 800MHZ 64mb radeon 9500...
    unless you are going for the better revised 8600, just go 8400, the 8500 is just an overclocked 8400. Take the money you save from that and step up to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor, get full 1080p(1200p).
    I also recommend 2x4850 CF, or 3870x2.
    Links dont work, you have ......shortening them.
  11. lupsided New Member

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    ah ok, thanks a lot guys
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    Nice build.

    Though, if I were you I would save some money on some of the parts.

    -Graphics card: HD4850 will serve you as well as the HD4870. I wouldn't take anything below this from Ati. A Nvidia's 8800GT maybe, but I think the Radeon is worth it. Eventually, when (if ever) you need more power you can always go CrossFire, when the HD4850s are going to be far cheaper and CrossFire even better implemented.

    -CPU: Definately IMO a E8400 over the E8500, 3 Ghz vs. 3.16, and you save $20, use them on the cooler. As of Quads don't bother unless you do a lot of rendering: 3DSMax, Maya, Photoshop, etc.

    As a side note I have to dissagree with 3870x2. I don't know if you are going to play new games, but 1920x1200 will force you to upgrade your graphics card more often and won't give you a better gaming experience at all. About HD4850x2 NOW or the HD3870x2, hell no!

    Keep the money you save for future upgrades.
    Ruslan says thanks.
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    Ruslan New Member

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    I agree with the above statement. I see no reason to buy the highest rated model of anything. one step down from the top will save you 33% on the price of the card.
  14. lupsided New Member

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    Ok, so upgrade the fan, downgrade the card/CPU to save money.

    Awesome ty, and I doubt it makes a difference but i'll be playing sc2/war

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