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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 moths
BUDGET RANGE: Trying to stay around $1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
gaming, programming, movies, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Pretty much everything except a keyboard all my stuff is way outdated.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Whichever has the best price ;)

PARTS PREFERENCES: *shrug* Not really one to play favorites.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe never done it before so I don't know much about it.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes but I don't think It'll make it in from the start.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesn't really matter I heard about some GPUs having problems at certain resolutions so I wouldn't mind changing slightly to avoid that.


I was already building a new PC and finally decided I should sign up here to ask for advice since my last computer was a disaster. I've done a lot more research since then but thats besides the point.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=11661571

That's the computer I already built but since the start I'm not to confident in it and really think I should start over .
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    Welcome to the forum Ariler. I'm sorry I couldn't bring myself to take the time to copy and paste all of hitmanmoney's broken links into my browser. So here's the changes I would make to your original build.

    You'll want dual channel RAM for everything but the 1366 socket
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    Slightly better mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    More appropriate GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    See what you think.
  2. I'd get an i7 9xx system It's slightly more expenxive but more future proof and faster.
  3. hitmanmoney said:

    Thanks, but a lot of that stuff has REALLY bad reviews :(

    jbakerlent said:
    Welcome to the forum Ariler. I'm sorry I couldn't bring myself to take the time to copy and paste all of hitmanmoney's broken links into my browser. So here's the changes I would make to your original build.

    You'll want dual channel RAM for everything but the 1366 socket
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    Slightly better mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    More appropriate GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    See what you think.

    GPU: Currently Unavailable

    I changed the other stuff.
  4. Somebody_007 said:
    I'd get an i7 9xx system It's slightly more expenxive but more future proof and faster.


    Switched from http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214 to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
  5. Here's a GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318&cm_re=hd_5850-_-14-125-318-_-Product

    Ariler said:

    ? For just gaming I don't think it's worth the extra cost. You will need to change your mobo and ram as well. And unless I'm mistaken, aren't you already over budget?
  6. jbakerlent said:


    What do you think of this GPU instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884 has basically all the same specs as the one you posted.
  7. ^ That one is fine as well.
  8. jbakerlent said:
    Here's a GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318&cm_re=hd_5850-_-14-125-318-_-Product


    ? For just gaming I don't think it's worth the extra cost. You will need to change your mobo and ram as well. And unless I'm mistaken, aren't you already over budget?

    That CPU was only $10 more than the other one so really it wasn't a big deal. Although if the RAM and mobo for that CPU also cost more then... I'll change it back.
  9. ^ They do.
  10. Somebody_007 said:


    That site asked me to pick a local store which didn't have it and then I would probably be expected to pick it up? Closest one was about a 2 hour drive from my place.
  11. Ariler said:
    What do you think of this GPU instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884 has basically all the same specs as the one you posted.


    Switched back the CPU and used that GPU the one you posted as a bit cheaper but... this one has free shipping which actually made it cost less.
  12. After looking at that card a little more it actually performs worse than the Fermi I originally had but the price being $200 less makes it worth it (you can almost get 2 of them for the same price as the one Fermi) but the thing is with the Fermi you could eventually SLI 3 of them together which would make the PC last a lot longer where if I'm not mistaken you can only use crossfirex for 2 cards? I'm debating if switching cards was really worth it this is a huge toss-up. Also the Fermi handles AA a lot better than the radeon.

    At least according to these benchmarks it does...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-480,2585.html
  13. mmm not a very smart desicion both brands are pretty cheap whereas antec delivers quality. And you may or may not know but a crappy psu can bust up your whole system. Yeah it's better to not go for an i7 9xx srry I didn't really look at the budget.
  14. Somebody_007 said:
    mmm not a very smart desicion both brands are pretty cheap whereas antec delivers quality. And you may or may not know but a crappy psu can bust up your whole system. Yeah it's better to not go for an i7 9xx srry I didn't really look at the budget.


    The PSU has pretty decent reviews.

    Also I'm switching the GPU back to the GTX480 there isn't a Radeon card that supports 3D and I really don't want to buy a card thats going to gimp me in 2 months because they come out with a new line of 3D cards.
  15. Best answer selected by Ariler.
  16. I liked your original case and PSU selections better. You do not want that PSU.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=109

    If you didn't like your original selection though, I would recommend the Antec 900 (looks a great deal like that generic one you picked out) and the Antec True Power New TP-750 power supply
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=140

    Pay attention to their performance scores in the review - you do not want that thing powering your components.
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