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Alright, I have decided to embark on my first build seeing that the Dell I have is 5 yrs old.

First thing I have done is search the web call friends find this awesome site.... Also I spend all the time I had when I wasn't asking questions here browsing for prices and trying to understand what it would take $$$- wise to build what I want.

What didn't help was this site and the members that post there rigs.... it gave me even more ideas and more to digest. But I digress.. lol,

So here I am ready purchase, learn and assemble my first rig...

The first thing I did was pick a rig that I thought would be big and bold. I really liked the HAFs'
The full size towers from HAF had a few choices the one I really liked was the AMD Limited Ed.

I have that one on order from Amazon and am getting it new for $145 shipped. It will arrive next week on May 10.

Now I went to Frys today here in Houston... threw down some plastic and started the buying cause you can't build what you haven't bought...

SO I farted around and ended up buying a Crosshair IV Republic of Gamers MOB, $229

I also purchased a AMD 1090T cause you have to run an AMD when you've got the Rig that yells AMD...$299

Also got a OEM copy of Microsoft 7 64bit... off of Amazon $150

Got a Barracuda 1tb 7200rpm 32mb cache HD from Frys for $70

At this time this is all I have bought. Now its time to look at high end graphics cards, I really want to go overkill and get something nice or get two really good ones in crossfire them... decisions decisions...:cool:

More to come later.. enjoy the pics and tell me what you think. and thanks again guys and gals this place is great!:rockout:

josh

heres the wife btw i doubt she will be this happy before its over... lol
 

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Sweet! Look at either the 5970, or getting either 2x 5850 or 2x 5870 for a graphics solution.
 
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that build will be sweet
 
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LMAO...Great name for your project...I piss mine off almost daily with mine.

If your going big on the graphics get a GTX 480 or a ATI 5870.

The best cards out there right now...You can always add another one down the road.
 
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nice chair :laugh: could of used more ducktape
 

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What about ram?
 
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I'm thinking corsair but could do Gskill...? Some one persuade me... I really want 8gb I've budgeted 400 bucks for the ram, and the PSU will be a corsair 950w unless there is something better.

Also does anyone think that the MOB will be damaged by me putting it in that foam protective case.. its one i got at a gun shop its just regular foam,

Oh and water cooling, i thought i might use the H50 from corsair, unless again someone can send me in the right direction for a really good water cooling kit, really i want to start with the CPU and then expand as the year goes on cooling more and more in the rig.

josh

btw see the wife is happy in that first picture on imageshack... just wait another couple of weeks lol
 
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Just to let you know, if you use two 1gb video cards togeather you still end up with a 1gb buffer for all you games. But if you buy a 2gb single video card you will get 2gb buffer for your games.
 
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Just to let you know, if you use two 1gb video cards togeather you still end up with a 1gb buffer for all you games. But if you buy a 2gb single video card you will get 2gb buffer for your games.
:rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::nutkick:

So what your saying is I should buy 2 thats dos cards at 2 thats dos GB?:eek::respect:

OMG CAN IT BE DONE,,,, will I get my nutz from my wife and try it....shall i dare:rolleyes:\

So is 2 vid cards at 2gb overkill or right up this heavy hitting rigs alley:)
 
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nice chair :laugh: could of used more ducktape
Hey the chair will get an upgrade when I get the new rig going..

Like I said the comp is almost 5yrs old... the chair is also 5yrs old so I need a new one or like you said a new roll of duck tape... and the way this build is going lol I might just have enough for the tape at the end LOL:laugh:

http://img406.imageshack.us/g/hpim2634.jpg/
some more pics just random stuff// here for my Log or someone to check out
 
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true overkill is dual 5890's,

G-skill is a good company, but with a $400 budget, you can get anything you want.
 

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true overkill is dual 5890's,
:nutkick:

I have a feeling you wouldn't get sex for the next few weeks of your life. Get an aftermarket cooler, something along the lines of Noctua NH-D14.
 
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I think you should buy one 5970 2gb and then you can add another one down the road.
 
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I think you should buy one 5970 2gb and then you can add another one down the road.
WHOA :eek:a 5970 is too much out of my budget... i can afford 400 bucks:toast: but not 600 to 800...:pimp:

i really might use 2 4xxx series ones in crossfire... whatcha think:confused:
 

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I briefly ready through your thread. I do not want to sound like a jerk, but don't waste your cash on a 5870 gtx 480. Get a 5850 for a $100 less and oc it.
 
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I briefly ready through your thread. I do not want to sound like a jerk, but don't waste your cash on a 5870 gtx 480. Get a 5850 for a $100 less and oc it.
there's no jerks here...:respect:. just good info especially for a new guy like myself... thats why i love this site... i know there are things out there that i can buy at a lower price and work just as good or up to the limit the MOB or AMD chip i bought can take them to,

Thats why i keep asking questions and reading reviews... why buy something for this build that the other peices cant keep up with or go as fast as it can go....

I have my MOB and my CPU now i want the stuff that can actual work with it... am i ranting or making sense? :slap:
 
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Ok ive settled on a Vid card... at this time;)

[BTW if anyone has another one for sale i want it, i really want dual cards since I am not buying a 5xxx series]

Found it right here in the forum great guy and hope to give him more kudos as time goes on, cause he seems to know a ton:respect:.. here is the link of what i got

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=121445

i guess one day can't go buy without me buying something, but it feels like i am so close...

I'm still awake :roll: guess I will do more research on which ram to buy and at 12am go and order the H50 and 950w PSU:pimp:

guess that will cover me for tomorrow since ill make the purchase after midnight lol:rockout:
 
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Wut, you settled on a 4870x2 for $270? Its a reasonable buy, but in the long run you are going to lose out because while the 5850 consumes about 100-150w during normal use, the 4870x2 guzzles moer than 250w. Electricity bill is going to be slightly more expensive, I'm afraid. Also, there is little point of doing Crossfire with the 4870x2, scaling after 2 cards are quite bad.
 
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Wut, you settled on a 4870x2 for $270? Its a reasonable buy, but in the long run you are going to lose out because while the 5850 consumes about 100-150w during normal use, the 4870x2 guzzles moer than 250w. Electricity bill is going to be slightly more expensive, I'm afraid. Also, there is little point of doing Crossfire with the 4870x2, scaling after 2 cards are quite bad.
well... im doing it on the assumption that something bigger and better is around the corner and thats when i drop the 600bucks on the newest and greatest.... :slap: wait that maybe a few months huh well :banghead:
 
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you dont want dx11?
 
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DX11 is THAT important yet, unless you...play alot of BC2, Dirt 2, and...yea....I would have gone with an HD 5850, and then added a second a year later...but thats me. A 4870 X2 is a great card regardless.
 
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I still haven't decided on ram... now i am looking at mushkin but I think gskill or corsair is still my best bet any ideas... and yes i still want 8gb!
 
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#25
Manchester -- the 4870x2 is a damned good card, especially with the aftermarket cooler -- don't let the other comments get you down. It does use more power, but it still performs like a beast in most modern games.

Great build so far! -- the corsair 950tx is a great PSU, you'll be happy with that.

- I see that you'd like to use gskill ram -- I'd snag a set of these when the come out. Finding good DDR3 for AMD isn't easy - http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=276&c1=&c2=