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August 20, 2009 5:05:50 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August to whenever I get all the parts and put it together.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the Internet, playing music and videos, and watching movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need Everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Cheapest and best quality websites, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not familiar with brands, but would like a clear or grey tinted acrylic case, so as to show off rainbow colored component lights. Was thinking of these also: 64 bit version of home premium Vista operating system, and AMD Phenom II x4 955; not sure whats compatible with it.


OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not real sure.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet, cool lights with different colors.
Saw one on ebay, the fans were colored red, blue and green.


Any help getting started buying parts would be greatly appreciated. I want it where it can be easily ugraded for the future, and the hugest processor etc. Ask me anything else since I know this is pretty broad and not narrowed down to specifics. Thank you, Dana.

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August 20, 2009 5:19:53 PM

For that budget, i would suggest an i7 build, with a 1920x1200 monitor. Pick a case you like, you still have a ton left in the budget.

Gigabyte UD5P/Vista Home Premium 64 bit $360
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX GTX275 $235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ platinum/i7 920 $388
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WD Caviar Black 1TB $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 1920x1200 2ms monitor $280-30MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pick a case that you like and you will still be well within budget, that only totals to $1358
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August 22, 2009 1:09:55 PM

poetryoflife1971 said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August to whenever I get all the parts and put it together.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the Internet, playing music and videos, and watching movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need Everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Cheapest and best quality websites, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not familiar with brands, but would like a clear or grey tinted acrylic case, so as to show off rainbow colored component lights. Was thinking of these also: 64 bit version of home premium Vista operating system, and AMD Phenom II x4 955; not sure whats compatible with it.


OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not real sure.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet, cool lights with different colors.
Saw one on ebay, the fans were colored red, blue and green.


Any help getting started buying parts would be greatly appreciated. I want it where it can be easily ugraded for the future, and the hugest processor etc. Ask me anything else since I know this is pretty broad and not narrowed down to specifics. Thank you, Dana.


I dont really want to go with intel, or the recommendations on the builds. The motherboard recommended wasn't rated good at all. Any other suggestions using the AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 black edition processor?
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August 22, 2009 2:56:08 PM

I wouldn't ever see the need to spend anywhere close to $2k for an AMD gaming rig but oh well:
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August 22, 2009 3:36:22 PM

Why not? (RE spending 2000k?) And could I get colored fans and fit this into a clear acrylic case? This recommendation wouldn't need to be upgraded anytime in the near future would it? Thank you so much for your advice, much appreciated. :bounce: 
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August 22, 2009 3:44:13 PM

The i7 is stronger than the phenom II, it is currently the best processor out there and you have the budget to fit it in easily, why not? If you look at my config you will see that i recently built a phenom II 955 rig, but had i had the budget for the i7 i would have gone with it.

Gigabyte makes good boards, you will find that very few of us here even look at the newegg reviews, most of them who claim 'high knowledge' commit very basic mistakes and then give the product 1 egg. The initial batch of X58 boards all had some issues but those have all been fixed and the latest boards are very stable.

Neither of the builds we have listed would need upgrades for a long while.
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August 22, 2009 3:50:18 PM

hunter315 said:
For that budget, i would suggest an i7 build, with a 1920x1200 monitor. Pick a case you like, you still have a ton left in the budget.

Gigabyte UD5P/Vista Home Premium 64 bit $360
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX GTX275 $235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ platinum/i7 920 $388
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WD Caviar Black 1TB $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 1920x1200 2ms monitor $280-30MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Pick a case that you like and you will still be well within budget, that only totals to $1358


So could I use three of these fans and fit it all in a clear acrylic case?

Cpu coolers and heatsink: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/directron_2066_470384583 CoolerMaster R4-L2R-20CG-GP 120mm Green LED Case Fan, 3-Pin, 90CFM, 2000RPM, 19dBA, Long Life Sleeve, RoHS Compliance. I would like to get all three colors and fans. To use with a clear case.


http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/xoxide_2065_159510009-link to acrylic case.
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August 22, 2009 4:23:18 PM

Sorry linked to images again.
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August 22, 2009 4:28:39 PM

Fan specifics:

R4 series fans offer a unity of maximum rotational speed and optimum airflow. Using a unique long-life sleeve bearing fan, the R4 series offers long life rating of 50,000 hours. R4 series fans perform at a maximum of 90CFM at 2000RPM. These R4 series are available in Red, Green, Blue LED and dark smoke (no LED).

Features:

* Up to 90CFM (maximum RPM)
* 19 dB-A silent application for CPU cooling.
* RoHS compliance for protecting the environment
* Recommended for V10, V8, Hyper 212, Hyper Z600, Gemini, Cosmos, Cosmos S, HAF 932, HAF 922, CM Storm Scout and Sniper.
* 50,000 long life hours.

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Specifications:

* Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
* Air Flow (CFM): 90 CFM
* Air pressure (mmH2O): 3.04 mm H2O
* Fan Noise Level (dB-A): 19 dB-A
* Bearing Type: Long Life Sleeve
* Fan Life Expectancy: 50,000 hrs
* Connector: 3 Pin
* Screws: 4 pcs
* 3 to 4 pin Adapter: 1 pcs
* Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
* Power consumption: 4.2W + / - 10%
* Current (Ampere): 0.35A
* Speed (R.P.M.): 2000 RPM
* Available Color: Green LED
* Input (Watt): 4.2w +/- 10%

case :

Case Size: Mid Tower Fans: 4 x 80mm Fan Mounts (Optional)
Material: Clear Plastic Dimensions: 17.5" x 8.75" x 18.75"
# Side Panel: See-Through Drive Bays: 4 x External 5.25" / 2 x External 3.5"
# 5 x 3.5" Internal HDD Bays
Expansion Slots: 7 I/O Ports: n/a
Motherboard Support: ATX (12" x 10.2") Power Supply: No


Specifications:

* 4 x 5.25" External Bays
* 2 x 3.5" External Bays
* 5 x 3.5" Internal HDD Bays
* 4 x 80mm fan mounts: 1 x Side, 1 x Front, 1 x Rear, 1 x Top (Fans Optional)
* Fits any Standard ATX motherboard (12" x 10.2")
* All required mounting and assembly hardware included.
* Dimensions: 445mm(H) x 220mm(W) x 475mm(D) (17.5" x 8.75" x 18.75")
* Weight (case only) - 5.8 KG or 13 lbs (Packaged) 7.0 KG or 15.5 lbs


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August 22, 2009 7:09:23 PM

Yeah, it will all fit in that case since its an ATX midtower, however that case uses 80mm fans not 120mm like the ones you listed.
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