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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by limitless10, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. limitless10 New Member

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    I am going to order all the parts myself then either put it together or get someone here to do it for me.

    Location: Canada,B.C

    Budget: $1900-2400(MAX)

    Type: Gaming

    I don't really know much about recent computers although I do understand the terms.

    Processor: Was thinking an I7 of some kind

    Heat sink and Fan: No clue

    Mother Board: Don't know much here, was thinking Asus though.

    Storage: Heard the SSD's are one of the best upgrades for speed,no clue
    about brands. Might need up to 100GB of space?
    Will need another hard-drive (500GB-1TB) for music etc.

    Ram: Corsair perhaps (6-8-12GB)? not sure whats needed

    Graphics Card: Two GTX 460's maybe, Or a single card of the better ones not sure.

    Sound Card: Asus, or X-FI minimum... not sure on this though. I do watch quite a
    lot of tv/movies on my computer if that makes any difference.

    Case: Corsair or Coolmaster perhaps?

    Power Supply:
    850-1050Watt? Not sure on brands here

    Monitor:
    Something that will play 1920X1200. 75 hertz? Brand? not to sure here
    (Exclude from Price Range). 22-30inch

    So if anyone has done this before and is also up to date on there computer parts, please give me some tips/suggestions or the best option (for me) a build!

    Planning on buying within the next week.
     
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  2. n-ster

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    NICE! I just did a similar build... I also assemble and sell computers if you'd like...

    My advice is to copy my system specs... Add an OCZ vertex 2 50gb in RAID 0, I'm doing that anyways
     
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    heres a few tips,

    OCZ vertex 2 or the Intel SSDs are very nice... anything with a sandforce 1500 controller is awsome (about 275MBps read/write)
    maybe a Western digital Blue or Black 1-2TB drive for storage.

    Gigabyte or Asus are very nice brands.. personaly i would recomend a Gigabyte board.... it seems most people around here have nothing but the highest respect for a top end gigabyte board.


    An i7 930 or AMD x6 would do rather well....
    6GB of ram for i7 or 4GB for the Amd.

    personaly i would go the SLI GTX460s if i had the funds :D


    i also would recomend a 1920 x 1080 monitor instead of the 1200... it seems there are a few games out there that acutaly reduce the amount you can see on your screen by croping it. so in effect you see less then with the slightly lower resolution.


    as for PSU. Enermax Corsair Seasonic and a few Antec models for the brands... somthing around the 850 watts mark should be enough juice for the system... 1000 would give u a lot of overhead.
     
  4. limitless10 New Member

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    What does everyone think of my friends suggestion?

    Buying from IBuyPower

    Here is a link of a build I made...

    http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_X58_Core_i7_Configurator/w/32094

    Stupid Idea?

    Rip Off Compared to building solo?

    Small Print Tricks being played?(video card bad brand etc.)

    Bonus to the site: Double the Ram promotion if you buy Corsair Dominator.



    Thoughts input or just calling me a retard are highly appreciated :roll:
     
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    Processor Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache L...

    i5 - 750... this is pretty much a i7 - 920 without the hyper threading... for a good 100$ less... or so... OCs like a beast, 3.6 EASY 4.0 if u have the brain power of a bag of potatoes.

    Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3....

    this is a nice Asus board, would recommend it for any one.

    RAM G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600... 6 Gb 1600MHz

    GPU EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superc...

    GTX460's FTW edition OC'ed get two of these and my god this will own a GTX480 cheaper and much much cooler...

    Power supply CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS...

    950W Corsair u wont need it but its nice to have some head room ya no>?

    Case ANtec DF

    any one of these three Cases they would be lovely. i'm being antec biased any one of the Coolermaster HAF cases would be great

    HDD Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200...

    Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB...

    and get some shitty optical drive would be nice...
     
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    $1136.92

    without the case and optical drive much cheaper then the build from ibuypower

    also gaming doesn't require hyper transport... unless ur doing massive video encoding then yea get a i7 920 lol but for gaming buy the i5 - 750
     
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  7. limitless10 New Member

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    Cheaper yes, but you downgraded almost every part.

    - Video Cards the same

    Cons

    -6GB less ram

    -No cooling vs. liquid cooling

    -Worse Processor and Motherboard

    -No SSD

    -No case and optical drive

    Pros

    -Lower Price

    -Slightly better power supply


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    Doesn't seem very convincing to me. What do others think?
     
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    1) how is it 6Gb less? ur system ur friend gave u has 6Gb the one i suggested was 6Gb

    2) if ur dumb enough to spend almost 100$ more JUST for hyper threading which u will not use since u said u were gamer then shit go right ahead big guy...

    3) my mobo i chose for u doesn't suck compared to the one u have u cant compare dif. socket mobos if they suck or not... so why does mine suck can u answer that for me?
     
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    total with CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High...


    and like i said i gave u links for the case... u can choose wich one u like also for optical drive who cares bout it? as long as it reads ur fine... so again if u want to spend 2000 go for it... if u want to spend wiseley go with this,,, up to u
     
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    6BG less because of:

    "Bonus to the site: Double the Ram promotion if you buy Corsair Dominator."

    I do not think the motherboard you selected is designed for two graphic cards..

    I would like an I7.

    SSD is a necessity for me
     
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    well that was my input... we'll just c what some one else offers.
     
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    Anything from a dual core up will do Limit - Just get a decent graphics card(s) and enjoy!

    My Junky COD War Wagon:
    Evga P55 FTW
    i5 670
    (2) GTX 280

    [​IMG]

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    Build solo or buy from me... seriously, I would charge much less for that...

    Perhaps a 2x 5850 CF i7 920 setup would be appealing to you? :p Get yourself a Vertex 2 100gb (preferably over the 120gb extended for reliability issues)

    cpu --> i7 920 or 930

    Mobo --> AsRock X58 Extreme or a Gigabyte X58A UD3 or higher

    RAM --> 3x2gb 1600mhz cl8, practically any brand

    Case --> K62, Haf 922/932, any other Lian-Li... you have lots of choices

    GPU ---> 2x 5850 XFX or ASUS DirectCU

    Cooler --> depends if you wanna go water or air and if you care about noise... and if you OC... if you OC not alot, then a CM Hyper 212+ will do great

    Sound Card --> a ASUS DX or DS is perfect IMO

    HDD: WD1002FAEX and 1x Vertex 2 100gb

    accessories:
    -Wireless N asus pci-e x1 card if you get the ASUS DS
    -If on AsRock X58 Extreme a U3S6 would futureproof the system




    You can change alot of things above, but all-in-all, that seems fine...

    Monitor --> I like that samsung 23" 2048x1152, the Acer one isn't bad either (I have it)
     
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    Wondering why no one suggests getting more then 6GB...

    Does 12GB not do much for speed?
     
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    it does very little if you are encoding video all day get 12GB if your playing games 6GB is fine.
     
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    hell 6gb is fine for encoding video xD

    if you want to encode videos while gaming is another story :roll:
     
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    Ok, I think I am going to go with these parts, unless someone finds something wrong.

    One question is the CPU cooler. Is that compatible with CPU?

    Everything in the Combo should be compatible. (The first two items and the last four)

    Having the two video cards is fine for this setup?

    Having the SSD and the Normal Hard Drive is fine?

    Thanks alot everyone, hopefully I can order it tonight if all goes well in the comments.
     

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    Why not consider the Evga mb for a lot less cash and no less performance... EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel... If I were going to spend that much for a mb I would go ahead and get the Evga Classified.

    I have no idea about air coolers, sorry.
     
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    Need more help regarding post #17 if possible.
     
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    How bout this? idk no why the GTX460 is 300 and some dollars on ur prices on new egg its only 209 lol


    [​IMG]
     
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    Its is 399 because I have two.

    Do you think that cooler is a good one?
     
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    Change the cooler the SSD and the PSU for sure!

    Have you looked at directcanada.com? Where is that list coming from? newegg.com or .ca?

    Cooler: the Mehalem or even the Hyper 212+ would be my recommendations, or the TT Frio if it goes on lga 1366

    SSD: a 100gb Vertex 2 would be best

    PSU: XFX 750W or Corsair HX 750/850W or Corsair AX 750/850W would be my suggestions
     
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    Prices are off

    please tell us your country

    And if thats us.

    Dont even buy from that store

    400 dollars for the card is over twice as much

    Canadian is even lower so.
     
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    its 2x gtx 460........ hence 199$ ea
     
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    Looks good then

    :)

    Keep what you selected
     

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