Building New Tower Please HELP!

Hello. I am working on picking out the parts for a new computer. I used to work at a computer shop where we built custom PCs but that was a while ago. Since I havent been involed in building resently, I haven't been informed about what is the best for your money. I am a huge AMD fan and all my PC's have Nivida Cards. I would like to keep it that way. I am going to school for game softwared devolpment so I need a computer that can with stand the rendering software. I am looking to spend around 1300. I dont want to go over 1500 and I need an OS included in that price. If you could I would like to know what i should purches. Thankyou for your help! I also will be using the Thermaltake VH600LBWS LCS aluminum ATX / E- ATX full tower case. It will be liquid cooled
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  1. 1. Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
    2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Combo Discount: -$60.00
    Combo Price: $409.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.162082

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $249.99
    3-Way SLI & Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $135.99
    Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

    XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $214.99
    Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150329

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

    See if i have missed anything....
  2. The above comes to around $1100...sure this will hold up against the demanding softwares...Well u can change the HDDs and the Graphic card to better ones...bt the CPu and the PSU are the best available for that money...and the RAM is unbeatable...fast, reliable and cheap...
  3. He wants AMD. Before providing an Intel build, it might be useful to refer to benchmarks that show Intel out-performing AMD on the rendering tasks he's mentioned. Then let him decide. Otherwise, provide an AMD build.
    I don't see a PSU up there. Something in the 650W-750W range should be sufficient to allow for SLI; from Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, or Seasonic.
  4. ReVolt911 said:
    Hello. I am working on picking out the parts for a new computer. I used to work at a computer shop where we built custom PCs but that was a while ago. Since I havent been involed in building resently, I haven't been informed about what is the best for your money. I am a huge AMD fan and all my PC's have Nivida Cards. I would like to keep it that way. I am going to school for game softwared devolpment so I need a computer that can with stand the rendering software. I am looking to spend around 1300. I dont want to go over 1500 and I need an OS included in that price. If you could I would like to know what i should purches. Thankyou for your help! I also will be using the Thermaltake VH600LBWS LCS aluminum ATX / E- ATX full tower case. It will be liquid cooled



    There's an $840 difference between Core i7 and Phenom II x4:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_cpu.asp?name=CPUs
    ATI Radeon 4870 x2
    ASUSTEK mobo

    I'm not an AMD fan myself. I merely gravitate toward a better deal. Yet some of these kids up here have me pinned for being a fan boy. *rolls eyes

    Performance-wise, the Phenom Dragon platform will play any game full tilt and
    still have plenty of power left to handle up coming games. Does it make sense to pay more for something that will be obsolete towards the end of this year?

    I'd also recommend staying away from Vista. XP Pro is the better choice for gaming.
  5. Well I totally missed the AMD part though...
    But I certainly feel if u wanna spend that much on a system 2day, then u shuld go for the i7...Not saying the AMD is back though...But for this price it provides very little competition with the Core i7...

    But if u want AMD, then PhenomII 940 all the way...
    U will certainly save about $150 to $200 combined on the CPU,Mobo and the RAM

    And about the PSU, sure the 650 to 750 would be enuf...but the 850 is more future proof...and it costs jus $10 more than te 750W...
  6. Thankyou guys for your help I still have some questions if you have msn please add me. gigr5887@hotmail.com. I would like to run a couple things that i have picked out and see what you think. keep up the posts im reading them as they come in!
  7. If you are in the UK, www.scan.co.uk will advise on good set of parts to a price, and will assemble for a reasonable price, which also gives a warranty on complete system. If you build your own and have problem you have to ID the faulty component yourself and get RMA.

    Mike.
  8. well if you built PC's a few years ago ull be an AMD fan cause they had better CPU's for gaming than intels Pentium 4

    now days intels do beat AMD's personally if u have a board that will upgrade to a PhenomII then id just upgrade as they give good peformance but if you spending £1300 then the core i7 wipes the floor on preformance with any AMD CPU check out some benchmarks.

    if price isnt too much of an issue then id go for
    Core i7 920
    GTX 295
    3 - 6 GB DDR 3 (tri channel)
    sutible motherbaord

    that would be worth the money may be a lil over budget
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