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Old 04-06-09, 03:32 PM   #13
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Ehhh...

Corsair Dominator memory is way over priced and pretty much useless. A $260 1000W PSU is total overkill. And Open Box motherboards aren't a good idea. You could knock probably $300 off of that without losing any performance.

Let me try.

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mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128386 (Gigabyte X58 with SLI support)

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202 (Core i7 920)

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227375 (6GB OCZ DDR3-1333)

DVD-r - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171 (Samsung 22x SATA)

CASe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137 (CoolerMaster RC690)

PSu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009 (Corsair 850W)

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143155 (BFG GTX 260 216)

Using a free shipping promo code on the case it comes out to $1025 shipped.

If you'd rather save a little more money you could get a Gigabyte P43 board, a Q9550 and 4Gb of DDR2 to knock off around $200.

I highly recommend overclocking with either system though, since that's where the CPUs really shine. A top of the line cooler would only cost you $40.
How does this one match up with the above?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=ITD&body=MAIN

Note: I will need a HD and monitor either way. Well the one I linked comes with the HD plus assembled/tested with OS. Hrmmm
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Old 04-06-09, 03:38 PM   #14
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Thanks. Keep the suggestions coming. I will probably be needing the works as my old system probably doesn't have much swappable or worth swapping over thus I will probably just keep it in intact in xtra room for internet, pron storage, ect...

Edit: too many probably's, wtf you can tell I'm totally lost. Damn 4 years without following the new hardware and I feel like a newB.
In that case, I recommend skipping the i7 for now to save some money so you can get a couple hard drives while staying within your budget.


mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128380 (Gigabyte P43 "Ultra Durable" for overclocking)

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115131 (Core 2 Quad Q9400 - Will easily hit 3.6 to 4Ghz with a decent cooler without getting too hot)

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231226 (4Gb GSkill DDR2-1066)

DVD-r - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171 (Samsung 22x SATA)

CASe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137 (CoolerMaster RC690)

PSu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006 (Corsair 750W)

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143155 (BFG GTX 260 216)

CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029 (Xigmatek Dark Knight)

Hard Drives - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319 (2x Western Digital Black 640Gb)

Comes to $963 shipped in my shopping cart.
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Old 04-06-09, 03:51 PM   #15
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Build. Your. Own. This. is. a. tech. forum.
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Old 04-06-09, 04:01 PM   #16
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Edit: too many probably's, wtf you can tell I'm totally lost. Damn 4 years without following the new hardware and I feel like a newB.
Heheh I felt the same way when I built my new rig man, trust me it's like riding a bike, it'll all come back to you. Just do some reading on HardOCP, Tom's Hardware, etc. Computer building has become more mainstream over the years and it's a lot easier now with products being designed to make it easier to build.

Capt's suggestions are excellent by the way. Only thing I'd say is go with the Core i7 platform, for only a bit more you're getting a much better system, and they overclock on air incredibly well. The Zalman CNPS9700 is on sale for $44 right now on Newegg and the bracket kit to mount it on a Core i7 is only $5. Basically a top-of-the-line air cooler for $50, which is extremely easy to install to boot.

The system you linked from Tigerdirect is nice except for the video card and power supply...honestly spend the extra couple hundred for a good card and PSU, video cards provide the majority of the power for systems these days.
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If you can't build a rigg , you should be working in da pRon Industry.

Build the rigg , you can, you can
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Old 04-06-09, 05:37 PM   #18
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Oh you simply must!

You'll enjoy it and have more pride in it . It's hard to get it wrong now-a-days anyhow and if you're stuck there's many here who'll help .
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Old 04-06-09, 09:52 PM   #19
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If you can't build a rigg , you should be working in da pRon Industry.

Build the rigg , you can, you can
Yea I will likely build the damn thing. Okay, keep this thread updated so by the time I can scratch together teh funds, I will still have fresh ideas!
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Yea I will likely build the damn thing. Okay, keep this thread updated so by the time I can scratch together teh funds, I will still have fresh ideas!
To stay ahead of the technology curve, add one Ghz or one Gb on to everything I listed for every day that you wait.
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How does this one match up with the above?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=ITD&body=MAIN

Note: I will need a HD and monitor either way. Well the one I linked comes with the HD plus assembled/tested with OS. Hrmmm
Are you looking to get a monitor included with the system for under $1000? There's going to have to be some serious corner cutting to manage that, depending on how big you want your monitor to be. How long are you planning the lifetime of this machine to be as your primary box?
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Are you looking to get a monitor included with the system for under $1000? There's going to have to be some serious corner cutting to manage that, depending on how big you want your monitor to be. How long are you planning the lifetime of this machine to be as your primary box?
Realistically no, I figured the monitor/lcd would stretch me beyond the $1000. Basically I'm shooting for everything else to be within that figure.

Okay, I've assembled in the past from "barebones" kits, ect... but (dont laff) , never mounted the MB in case nor the cpu/heatsink/mb from scratch using that artic silver or whatever.... so yea, I'm a little squeamish

Memory, Power Supply, Media drives, fans, cards... done all that so not worried there.

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Oh, as far as the lifetime expectations. I would like it to get me by a few years I guess in generally being able to handle gaming and not be totally obsolete in 1 year.
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Realistically no, I figured the monitor/lcd would stretch me beyond the $1000. Basically I'm shooting for everything else to be within that figure.

Okay, I've assembled in the past from "barebones" kits, ect... but (dont laff) , never mounted the MB in case nor the cpu/heatsink/mb from scratch using that artic silver or whatever.... so yea, I'm a little squeamish

Memory, Power Supply, Media drives, fans, cards... done all that so not worried there.

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Oh, as far as the lifetime expectations. I would like it to get me by a few years I guess in generally being able to handle gaming and not be totally obsolete in 1 year.
Yeah, the problem with going with an LGA775 motherboard right now is that there is no future-proofing the processor and memory components of your build, as Intel is moving on to new sockets using DDR3 RAM. However, a decent Q-series quad core and a good overclock should be viable for games for the next few years.

The video card will be more important, as you will probably have to upgrade at some point before your next machine to keep the current machine viable (if you want to run your games on high settings, you could probably stretch it out much further and maybe not even have to replace it at all if you are willing to sacrifice visuals). CaptNKill's made some excellent recommendations here.

As for build experience, everything is outlined in manuals that come with the parts now. If you are willing to go with stock cooling, the Intel stock HSF's are a breeze to mount. Just make sure to monitor temps afterwards to make sure everything is snug and tight. Otherwise, the instructions that come with these custom coolers should be plenty adequate. Just stay grounded and don't drag your feet around shaggy carpets.
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