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880 $ Multimedia/Gaming Computer..

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2009/ Jan 2010

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: [Web, movies, Basic IT work (Coz im gonna take IT for high school at Malaysia) , gaming]

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, Hard Disk, Optical Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Well don't really get what this section means. Meaning it where I'm staying or what? If you are asking where am I from.. Its Malaysia.

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type : Nothing in particular...

OVERCLOCKING: Yes a little. Not those 4 Ghz OC. Maybe 3.0-35.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Based on whatever monitors you recommend

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just not a too loud computer... A whisper noise by the fan is fine... [AM I TOO much on Silence? :pt1cable: ]

Remember it all yours to customize... You can also recommend LGA 775..... But its getting old IMO... after LGA 1156.
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  1. akash3656 said:

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Well don't really get what this section means. Meaning it where I'm staying or what? If you are asking where am I from.. Its Malaysia.

    this means that we need to know from what sites to build the rig.
    anyway, as you've asked for a newegg one, here is a partial build (without a monitor cause I'm not sure which to recommend):
    memory+cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.276862 197.99$
    gpu+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.274497
    mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397 $89.99
    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021 $99.99
    now I know you don't need an hd but this case has a 40$ discount with a WBC 1T hd until 31st of the 10th, so it might be wise to take it, here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280000 for a total of $169.98
    last, not sure if you might need it but if you decide on more heavy oc, a cpu fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 at $33.98
    all valued (without the hd+case and the fan) at $646.93 and the rest can be invested in a good monitor.
    it is wise thought to check if the replacing the cpu and mb from amd build to i5 based build gets within your budget, if so then go for it.
  2. Hmmm.... actually thats almost the same as I had in mind except with an i5, 2X Kinsgston RAM (Kingston and Corsair can easily get in my country)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134751

    i5 750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    Mobo GA-P55M-UD2 (released)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405&Tpk=ga-p55m-ud2

    OR GA-P55A-UD4 (soon to release with SATA, USB 3.0)

    Cooler Master Elite 310 (Can easily get in my country)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203

    PSU
    Could you guys narrow it down to Cooler Master/Corsair/Silverstone (PSUs are expensive and my country do not have a huge variety of PSU)
    Silverstone ST56F
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817163112

    Can this PSU feed a HD 5850 (i know im choosing 5770 , but looking at 5850 too)

    Was thinking of the CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&CMP=OTC-TechReport&ATT=35-103-065&nm_mc=OTC-TechReport&cm_mmc=OTC-TechReport-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

    IS this better fan better than your recommended one or not...?

    PS: I know its not nice once i tighten things up, but I'm only using newegg as reference so don't count in combo deals.
  3. if you remove the combos, then I'd recommend to get the amd build because I'm not sure you can get a decent monitor in the range you've asked for.
    as cpu cooler, I'd recommend you go with the one I've posted.
    don't wait for the usb3.0 mb, they might take some time to come.
    to be on the safe side. get a psu of 650W
  4. daggs said:
    if you remove the combos, then I'd recommend to get the amd build because I'm not sure you can get a decent monitor in the range you've asked for.
    as cpu cooler, I'd recommend you go with the one I've posted.
    don't wait for the usb3.0 mb, they might take some time to come.
    to be on the safe side. get a psu of 650W


    I guess you didnt see the 1st line of my post:
    Quote:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2009/ Jan 2010


    So, I do NOT mind waiting because no way I can get a computer NOW....
    So the parts i choose, will it work (aka. the PSU?).
  5. I've saw that but for some reason I was sure that the next month is December...
    again, I don't know about the psu, that is why I've said that to be on the safe side, better have a 650w psu
  6. Of the three PSU brands you've listed, Corsair will be consistently better. Look for active PFC (which the Silverstone has) AND 80+ certification (which it does NOT). I've read some recent complaints about Silverstone PSUs, so I'd skip that one. Not only will an 80+ PSU use less electricity, but to get that certification it had to provide 100% of its labeled output, and do it efficiently. Since it wastes less energy as heat, an 80+ PSU may also need less cooling, which means quieter fans.
    I mostly buy Antec myself, or Seasonic, but you didn't list those. A quality 550W PSU is enough for any single GPU.
    Since you're considering AMD builds (which I think is appropriate for your budget), you may wish to read the recent roundup on 785G boards. Some of them may be missing features you'll want. The article will let you know what to expect. If I were the one building, I've had good results from ASRock, and would probably choose that one.
  7. OK with all your suggestions + an i5 PC in mind.... Here is it... I'm not too sure about the monitor+ CPU cooling fan..... Please change those if can... Since the Graphic card I want is not in stock, it will be separate from the shopping cart. Btw, I do not bother about newegg's combo deals+discounts BECAUSE I will not be buying from newegg. Only using it as a reference for you all.


    [Pls ignore the Molex converter, it came w/o me asking for it and since I won't be buying this computer from egg...]
    +
    HIS HD 5770 1 GB (with Dirt 2)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161306

    So total with the graphic card with the discounts = 872.87 $
    Total with graphic card w/o discounts = 890.87 $

    A 10 $ overshot but who cares?
  8. cpu hsf is very good, all lg lcd that I've encountered were excellent. but if you planing for heavy gaming, 5ms won't be enough imo
  9. daggs said:
    cpu hsf is very good, all lg lcd that I've encountered were excellent. but if you planing for heavy gaming, 5ms won't be enough imo


    In case I can't find that hsf [Artic Cooler 7] how about this one?
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  10. sorry, don't know much, I know ac7 and thats it...
  11. Best answer
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is a better heatsink..I would recommend it
  12. overshocks said:
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is a better heatsink..I would recommend it


    Thanks for your help... The Cooler Master is also cheaper. So Win/Win.
  13. ^No problem. Thanks for selecting me as best answer.
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