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  1. blkhogan

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    I am getting ready to build a gamer/media system for a good friend of mine. Hes had a ruff coulple of years and is really down and out right now. He is a hard core gamer that is running on a 4 year old machine. This is going to be a suprise that I am going to unveil on his birthday Feb 24th. I would like TPU's input on it.
    Here are the guidlines to the build:
    -AMD/ATI based
    -DX11
    -Win 7 (already have this)
    -large capacity for storage (raid if possible)
    -Single gfx solution
    -80%+ power supply (keep his electical low as possible)
    -mid-tower case (nothing to over the top)
    -good 2.1 speakers
    -good headphone/mic setup
    -Gaming KB and mouse
    -Air cooling
    Most important.... $800 to $1000 budget
    This is an important build. He has bailed my ass out of some pretty ugly shitty situations in the past. Just trying to show how much he means to me by building him one badd ass system. :rockout:
    -Hogan

    Something I put together. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/TemporaryWishList.aspx
     
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    you can get a good 965 BE build for that much! 5770 and 1tb hd, NZXT M59 case and a Corsair 650TX or 750TX
     
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    Ive owned 2 Samsung HDD's both had thier problems. Have they improved?
     
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    Hmm, How about an OCZ 600w PSU and maybe a 5850 (if the budget permits) if you are really dead set on getting him DX11. I personally would go with a 4870 or 4850. (or 4890 if you can afford) DX11 won't be relevant for awhile.

    Also, an X3 720 is a good choice if you don't mind tri-core, but you could get a 965.

    For mobo's I don't have an opinion, as I am not a hardcore overclocker, but my ASRock board has been doing well.

    Also, yes I can vouch for Samsung, I use it on my other computer, pretty good, no problems so far. (250GB)
     
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    Will look @ the OCZ psu's.
    I would like to go ahead and get him DX11 ready, might be a few years before he gets another upgrade. I like the 720 due to the lower power usage. Dont think there will be much, if any OC'ing. I have built my last few systems on Biostar boards, seem to be reliable for me up to this point.

    Just got some more info out of him this morning, without giving it away (I hope). He has a good LCD monitor, speakers and headphones. So we can take those costs and apply them to something else.
     
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    I'll build a system or two for you on newegg and post. Oh I missed the AMD/ATI based lol. Only an AMD one then.
     
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    I think thats the best part of doing a system.... picking everything out.
     
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    Definitely go for the build boom putted together and for your peripherals id go with these,but it all comes down to your friends choice but if it was me i would go with these:
    For mouse:
    Razer deathadder:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153007
    Keyboard:
    Razer Actosa Silver:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114010
    or:
    Saitek Eclipse
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175103
    Headset:
    Steelseries 4H:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249018
    Speakers:
    Creative:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116037
    or if you want spend big the logitech Z-2300:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121122

    With all that and the Z-2300 its $297 but i ain't suppose he needs monitor too?

    Edit: Just notice its over budget lol,get the creative speaker and the actosa it be just $27 off
    or get the steelseries kinzu optical mouse:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249038
    it be $212 total
     
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