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Building My First PC

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by JudgeJimmie, May 4, 2009.

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    Lately I compare prices using Google Shopping, it's my new Pricewatch.
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    a good site to check is zipzoomfly.com too :D and amazon.com of course...
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    Although, it's hard to beat the free shipping offered at newegg for most things
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    free shipping is starting to become very common nowadays though
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    I am guessing that all of the one year warranties newegg offers is worth it. Like for the CPU and PSU and motherboard for sure?
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    idk... I would'nt get them... anyways you are going to Microcenter for CPU and Corsair's super reliable... remember the warranty starts after the manufacturer's warranty ends... waste of money in my eyes...
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    Ok, plus the Corsair is covered by Newegg's standard warranty thing, so that lasts a year anyways.
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    don't forget to get the i7 from Microcenter and not the egg! too bad they don't have em in stock atm, but you can call them to ask when they get some!
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    Yeap for sure! Now I have some people saying that the monitor I picked is to big for the resolution I have. I think I am going to pull the trigger on this build with this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051 .

    Also, I think that the RAID 0 is probably to much work for me, so I am going to go with the original 640GB HD.

    Thanks to all of you for your help in this build, I couldn't have done it without you. I will be sure to check in every once in awhile, and also be sure if I have any problems with the building phase to come here! Thanks again.
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    OMG I'm so sorry... I thought you actually had that monitor... yea, the vh226H is the one I usually recommend! sry again :ohwell:

    I would REALLY recommend the RAID 0... it's quite simple...
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    I know, maybe when I sleep on it I'll change my mind again lol. Yeah, I had a monitor it was the same brand, picture looked the same, just a little different. Was this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050 .

    If you want to look here's the post that made me change my mind to go back to the original HD. http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/My-First-Computer-t237873.html&gopid=1528282#entry1528282

    I posted my build at lots of sites so I could get many different opinions lol... I started with a really really crappy build, not compatible or anything lol.
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    First, RAID 0 obviously gives more than 10% of performance gain... Second, the SE16 drive is a very good one... Recently, the SE16 has become 1 platter for the 320gb drive, which makes it much faster, average of 90mb/s (will continue post later...)

    P.S: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/393

    What you COULD do though, is buy a 2nd drive later and reinstall windows when you do... It's your choice, but IMO, RAID 0 is very much worth it... spend 20$ more by buying 2 7200.12 500gb if you want...

    You'll be happy with a single drive, you'll be amazed by a RAID 0 array :D
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    Yes since it is OEM... but don't order that, it'll cost you 6$ in shipping each... just go to your local PC shop for them :)
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    Yeap, probably pick them up when I go in for the CPU =). I only need 1 per HD right?
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    You should get cables supplied with the mobo, looking at the photo on newegg it looks like you get 4.

    Good luck with the build, photos would be looked at!:)
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    oh yea mobo.... that's why I always buy first then look if I'm missing stuff when I get it... I remember that the last mobo I bought didn't come with some :(
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    Yeap, I'll but sure to come back and post photos when it is all done, thanks for the heads up on the pricing N-Ster!
    Although I am a little confused about the two monitors now lol.
    The VH226H on ZipZoomFly is a 22"

    While the VH226H on Newegg is 21.5". Probably just a typo type of an error and it's the same monitor, but weird nonetheless.
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    It depends on how you measure it, that's all. It's technically 21.5" wide.
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    nah... ZZF just rounded it up... get it from the egg! So just find the case that's right for you and you're good to buy!

    When are you buying anyways? as soon as possible? or like in 2 weeks?
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    I'm not really sure, I am making a deal with parents/ paying for some / hoping for money at graduation to pay for it. So, I want to buy it ASAP to have it over the summer, but it won't kill me to wait a few weeks or anything like that. I still have to call the store and see when they can get a CPU and all of that kind of stuff.
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    not wide... 21.5" diaganally

    Microcenter usually gets some every week... :)
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    I can't see any reason not to get it ASAP aside from getting the money together. Any new cool gadgets coming out or any price drop rumors?
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    DX 11 cards by the end of July.. i5 in Q4

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