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May 9, 2009 4:40:54 AM

Hey there! I'm looking to build a new computer, I'm kind of new to this whole thing but here's what I know for certain...
I want a computer that's AMAZING for gaming, I currently play CoD5/CoD4/WoW and a few other PC games. I want something that will handle these and future games flawlessly.
I plan on getting a 3.16ghz intel e8500 for a processor (I'm a big fan of this), also I'd like to SLi or crossfire two vid cards.
Other things, I need around 1TB of HD space (for vids/music and such) and atleast 4gb of ram, pref ddr3.

I'm basically asking for someone to newegg it up and throw up their opinions of a good comp. I've made some myself but I'd like others opinions.

And yes, I need all components except keyboard, mouse, monitor...(the usual)

Once again, budget is around $1200-$1500, I'll settle for less.

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May 9, 2009 4:55:21 AM

Whats your budget ?
May 9, 2009 5:28:09 AM

Sorry Tartar, I edit'd, $1200-$1500
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May 9, 2009 5:36:37 AM

I suggested this to a poster earlier today

CPU $245
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GH
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6819103674

Motherboard $124.99
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128378

RAM $89.99
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220331

Hard Drive $99.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284

Total so far is $560 for a top of the range AMD .

GFX card $235
HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161276

Case $80
Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811166004

DVD $25
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118030

Power supply $100
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005

Mouse/keyboard around $90

Speakers around $70


Total so far $1135.

You can buy Vista home premium 64 bit for $100 , or you can download the Release candidate of Windows7 [ new] for nothing and use it free for a year and then buy it . I wouldnt buy vista since its being phased out soon .

Monitor

either
SAMSUNG 2233SW High Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD $180
or
SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD $330


Even with the 24 inch monitor and buying vista the total is

$1565



The case might not be everyones taste but the rest of the hardware is just what you need , and there are cheaper 24 inch monitors like the 2433
May 9, 2009 6:14:19 AM

This build includes two factory over clocked gtx 260's running in SLI. Make sure you flash to the latest bios with this board, and then afterwards update your drivers for it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-mo... <--- Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 ($99.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $185.99 | $170.99 after rebate Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $7.99 Free Shipping*
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $174.99 ($154.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $174.99 ($154.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $179.98
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,344.88 | $1,269.88 w/mail in rebates

*Same build as above but with two gtx 275's running in SLI...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 ($229.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 ($229.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Total: $1,494.88 | $1,419.88 w/mail in rebates
May 11, 2009 9:18:19 PM

Does anyone see any issues/oversights with Outlander's build? (I have a similar budget and goal -- I'm thinking of a build along these lines and want to make sure there are no computability issues or anything else I should be aware of)
May 11, 2009 9:28:28 PM

mogtm said:
Does anyone see any issues/oversights with Outlander's build? (I have a similar budget and goal -- I'm thinking of a build along these lines and want to make sure there are no computability issues or anything else I should be aware of)


me

I dont like the case that much . It was the choice of the OP in the other thread , and he'd already bought it .

Swap it out for antec , coolermaster , silverstone
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