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April 29, 2010 3:55:46 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in 1 week

BUDGET RANGE: 3000$ before rebates


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: video editing gaming homework etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: full tower case
ASUS maximus 3 series mobo's
ASUS/samsaug/HP montiors

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: depends on video card

Dual OS (if yes please list): yes
windows XP 32 bit
windows 7 64 bit

water cooling or Air cooling?= air cooling as water cooling is hard and risky

MONITOR RESOLUTION: depends on video card(s)

Computer Accessories? (if yes list them):yes
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

suggested brands

logitech
AMD/ATI
Intel
antec
cosair
ASUS
thermaltake
ocz
WD
seagate
samsaug

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: side panel window case please with some bling, a amazing sound cardand very quiet

important specs on items? 8gs of RAM is a must as many games i have are modded and need more then 4gs of RAM

suggested part(s)
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hyper 212 plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
VelociRaptor (i need something fast with reasonable amount of storage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gigabyte gaming mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Questions?
can you run windows xp 32 bit with 8gs of RAM?

April 29, 2010 6:28:55 PM

Well first of all no you can't run 8gb or ram with 32 bit 3.3gb is the max with 32bit. Assuming your os is xp I wouldn't hesitate and go for win 7 64 bit which is better in every way. The 212 is a little underpowered for this kind of budget. VElocis are simply overpriced and not that fast.

case: this is personal but I like the looks of the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you add some 12cm fans it will also perform insanely well 170

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... its an i7 and well thats it :p  300

Hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... read reviews to see which suits you best X2 for raid0 180

optical drive: any will do 25

cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the best there is 90

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... fast, fast and fast and more than enough 250

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... this depends on personal preference I wouldn't spend too much on a mobo some will disagree

OS: xp is really outdated especially 32bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
99

speakers: nice choice 90

keyboard and mouse: the logitechs are nice but have lots of useless and expensive features like a screen to watch videos wtf? So I'd go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I own and love both. 140

gpu: IMO nvidia is better although most people will disagree http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I think it would be nice to have 3d the 5970 might be a much better deal but IMO its buying a buggatti to drive to the supermarket: absolutely ridiculous 350

Ok that totals to 1685 which is far under budget. So now comes the fun part find useless cool stuff to squander money on :p . You could go for water cooling which I don't reccomend since its very expensive and not that much better than air cooling. You could also buy an ssd for 200dollars (intel 80gb) for your OS

OOOORRRRRR you can buy the thing evryone dreams of 3d 3screen setup :D DDDDDDDDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... X3 its open box since the closed box is to expensive lol. You can go for the samsung syncmaster if you don't want open box which is 5cm smaller 900

and another 470 gtx since one card can only support 2 screens and 3d 3screen pushes a card to its limits. 350

And that totals to round about 2935 for a system I'd be happy to just touch let alone use and lets not talk about own.
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April 29, 2010 10:16:07 PM

any other suggestions?


@somebody
if you can tell i already got 2 OS in my house plus i need them in order to run software windows 7 cant.



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April 29, 2010 11:01:03 PM

Meh, lol. Wish I had that kinda cash to spend.

Monitor: Hanns-G 23" 1920x1080 X3 (for eyefinity) :D 
Case + ODD: HAF 932 + Sony CD/DVD Burner
CPU + Mobo: Intel i7 930 + GIGABYTE X58 UD3R
PSU: Corsair 850HX
GPU: HIS 5970
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
SSD (Boot Drive): Intel X-25 M 80GB
RAM: G. Skill PI Series 3x2GB CAS 7
SD: Creative X-Fi
Speakers: Logitech X-540
F&H: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Mouse: GIGABYTE Gaming Mouse
Keyboard:

Total comes to $2,847.29 w/ shipping. Surprisingly, there was no MIR, lol.

Okay well, first off there was no Maximus III with a 1366 socket, I figured that one may do.

3 monitors for eyefinity, I figured with your given budget, why not?

The PSU, I read somewhere that it should be able to handle 5970s in crossfire if you ever plan on doing that.

With the sound card I would just go with onboard sound, but since you're paying $90 for a speaker system, you want as best quality as you can get. I read good things about that soundcard.

The SSD can be removed if you're not really concerned with boot times or anything like that. I'd suggest the 40GB model as it's cheaper, but they were out of stock.

The HDD I listed should be just as good as any WD.

The keyboard I left blank as that's usually personal preference. I haven't really had any experience with different keyboards as I usually just use a cheap one.
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April 29, 2010 11:21:22 PM

@miah well just save up and you can just can show off your friends :D  thanks i think i will take your suggestions
surely there are more to come like madadmrial's hopefully hes replies

edit: miah are sure about SSD? even though you get speeds you don't all of it storage and speed balanced would be better
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April 30, 2010 1:16:27 AM

somebody

i disagree of GF 100 video cards they dont live up to there hype
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April 30, 2010 1:44:17 AM

Don_Dana said:
@miah well just save up and you can just can show off your friends :D  thanks i think i will take your suggestions
surely there are more to come like madadmrial's hopefully hes replies

edit: miah are sure about SSD? even though you get speeds you don't all of it storage and speed balanced would be better


The SSD is just an option, you can drop it. Storage-wise you should stay with an HDD. The SSD was to be used mainly as a bootdrive and to store a couple programs if you chose to for faster boot times.
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April 30, 2010 2:36:32 AM

i dont see a mass of difference with SSD with boot time speeds i go with raptor series
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April 30, 2010 3:04:44 AM

Don_Dana said:
i dont see a mass of difference with SSD with boot time speeds i go with raptor series


Here's some benches with the Spinpoint F3.

It's just as fast as the Velociraptor for a whole lot less.
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April 30, 2010 3:48:23 AM

thanks looks good
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April 30, 2010 5:35:59 AM

ok lol apperently you don't like my reply. Was kind a sleeping when I read that since I didn't include a psu or the 3d vision kit. Firts of all don't even think about a sound card. I have a 1000dollar plus speaker system and don't even have a sound card. If you want to hear a the difference between onboard sound or sound card your looking at very high end speaker system which I'm sorry to say that one isn't. Stop whining about win7 being crappy the pro which s a little more comes with virtual xp mode which is better than the actual xp because if it crashes your system doesn't. The f3 is better than in some ways than the caviar black and worse in others(thats why I said read benchmarks to see which one suits you). the corsair 850hx is a good psu maybe not good enough for 2 470s though. And ssd's are to expensive even for that budget. nrml hdd's in raid are also very fast. Ok so you need to buy the samsung 22inch 120hz if you go with my suggestion. since the acers arent cheap. And btw the 470 rock
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April 30, 2010 2:52:18 PM

"Stop whining about win7 being crappy the pro which s a little more comes with virtual xp mode which is better than the actual xp because if it crashes your system doesn't"

1. grammar.....nuff said

2. look at the damm list again PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

Dual OS (if yes please list): yes
windows XP 32 bit
windows 7 64 bit

3. GF is only better in tessellation and about how many games have that? less then 5 or 6 and they are good games? hahaha no

4. READ dual OS section again i got a dam 64bit OS system in case you didnt know.


5. sound cards make a difference i am not gonna run a ferrari with a gas rating of 80 octane

6. can virtual xp mode run xp software and old games like age of empires? nooooooooooo.

please research next time with better grammar

sorry if i sounded rude. I wanted to be cystal clear :D 
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April 30, 2010 3:11:51 PM

lol If you think you know it all why start a thread? And the nvidia GPU's have premature drivers so they're better than they appear and ati doesn't support 3d. If you're not intrested in 3d, the 5970 is the obvious choice but all reviews point out that 3d is well worth the cash if you can afford it. Sorry about the grammar though wrote allt hose things in a rush.
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April 30, 2010 9:48:12 PM

Somebody_007 said:
lol If you think you know it all why start a thread? And the nvidia GPU's have premature drivers so they're better than they appear and ati doesn't support 3d. If you're not intrested in 3d, the 5970 is the obvious choice but all reviews point out that 3d is well worth the cash if you can afford it. Sorry about the grammar though wrote allt hose things in a rush.



1. your not a rush you sound like a 12 year old kid

2. i am not a know at all i point a things for you because your not understanding

3. as you reading this i am getting this thread lock before you cause more problems
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April 30, 2010 9:48:52 PM

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May 1, 2010 2:50:49 AM

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