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June 2, 2009 4:18:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: today or tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet surfing, communication stuff (skype etc), watching movies and listening to music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: starting from scratch

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: i'm using cyberpower pc to have it built

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel processor, nivida graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not right now, but would like to have the option to

MONITOR RESOLUTION: hoping for at least 1280x1024, to be quite honest i no close to nothing about monitors

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i know for sure i plan to run Sims 3 on it, want it to run it. obiviously at high quality.

here is the link to the system i customized at the site:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saving/show.asp?id=1978644

i realize i don't have a monitor on there, but like i said i'm not sure if those are good deals on those monitors

here is a copy of my other post and wCASE: AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual
230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans 420 Watts
Extra Case Cooling Fan (1 x Fan)
POWER SUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies
(CyberPowerPC XF800S Performance ATX 2.0 Power - Quad SLI Ready)
CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 1333FSB
12MB L2 Cache 64-bit
COOLING FAN : Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX Gaming CPU Cooling Fan
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333
DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: 8GB (4x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
(Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB 16X PCI Express
(Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1)
SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)


Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
(Black Color)
SOUND: ESS 3D WAVETABLE SOUND PCI
SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR)
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse


Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media
Reader/Writer

USB PORT: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR)
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1
(64-bit Edition)
hat i've choosen so far:

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June 2, 2009 4:33:54 PM

in crysis Q9550 plays exactly the same as the e8600, also switching to a p45 motherboard would be better..

June 2, 2009 4:49:27 PM

thanks, changed to the 8600, though question about the p45, it says "crossfire ready" vs the board i had before says "sli ready" now from what i've been told crossfire means you can have dual radeon cards while SLI means you can have dual invidia cards if that is correct won't choosing one of the p45 mobo mean i won't be able to have dual invidia cards?
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June 2, 2009 4:58:35 PM

cesguerra said:
thanks, changed to the 8600, though question about the p45, it says "crossfire ready" vs the board i had before says "sli ready" now from what i've been told crossfire means you can have dual radeon cards while SLI means you can have dual invidia cards if that is correct won't choosing one of the p45 mobo mean i won't be able to have dual invidia cards?


Yes, but that's a good thing.
June 2, 2009 5:02:39 PM

That pc is a hose job if Iv'e ever seen one. The 280 runs hot, it's a power hog, and it's being phased our by Nvidea. 16mb cache on the HD's ? That build would have been a decent one two years ago, but for 2009 it's not. Also those Nvidea boards buggy. With that budget you might as well go with an i7 build and get your money's worth. You could order the parts and have someone put it together if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. Try calling around like a mom and pops pc store and see what they charge, but if you go this route your asking to be taken to the cleaners. I don't mean to sound harsh, but I'm sure you started this thread for an honest critique.
June 2, 2009 5:08:33 PM

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saving/show.asp?id=1978717

1) jumpin jehovah's witnesses...+194$ for 1066 ram over 800...
2) crappy HDDs. 16mb cache?
3) +560$ for a 22'' generic brand monitor..........

But hey, you can order 4770s!!!!

If you insist, I changed the mobo and gpu (4870x2) and some other things I can't remember now...pretty much everything.
June 2, 2009 5:17:39 PM

Here's a build that includes a gtx 275, and it set up to add another one later on if you so choose. This build also includes a D0 stepping i7 and a nice monitor to boot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 ($99.99 after $10.00 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-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?pro..." $ 279.00
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $232.99 Free Shipping
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $232.99 Free Shipping
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $81.50 Free Shipping
CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C8D 3GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) CL8 Triple Channel Memory Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $279.99 ($259.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
ASUS MK241H Black 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with 1.3M Pixel Webcam 450 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 3000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
Color Saturation 92% (NTSC)

Total: $1,391.89 | $1,346.89 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--- more pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte UD4P mobo used in this build

http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=584 <---short review on that D0 stepping i7. It runs cooler than the older C0 stepping i7's

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta... <--- that's one way you can tell if you have a D0 stepping cpu or not
June 2, 2009 6:36:23 PM

^ I think he wants it pre-built.
June 2, 2009 7:12:36 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ I think he wants it pre-built.


Ya I got that...sans the post of mine explaining how he would be better off to purchase the hardware himself and taking it to someone would could build it for him.
June 2, 2009 7:14:21 PM

even then, about 20KG of kit is a lot to carry around, especially if you have to carry it a couple of pieces at a time.
June 2, 2009 7:18:47 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
even then, about 20KG of kit is a lot to carry around, especially if you have to carry it a couple of pieces at a time.


He lives in the states, we use cars here. :) 
June 2, 2009 7:22:10 PM

He's more likely to damage it carrying it across town then he is spending 2 hours putting it together, but its his call :p 
June 2, 2009 7:42:27 PM

he still has to carry it to the car, unless he's got an Asimo or a heavily modded roomba.
June 2, 2009 9:00:10 PM

You hack your Roomba with the Wii balance board, setup a wireless webcam on it, install one of those wheelchair things on the stairs with a platform, buy a sled so your Roomba can haul the components...is this not on youtube yet?
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