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May 8, 2010 3:28:28 AM

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PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Pretty much everything except a keyboard all my stuff is way outdated.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

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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May 8, 2010 4:14:29 AM

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a b 4 Gaming
May 8, 2010 6:24:30 AM
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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=N82E168...

Slightly better mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More appropriate GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See what you think.
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May 8, 2010 8:25:22 AM

I'd get an i7 9xx system It's slightly more expenxive but more future proof and faster.
May 8, 2010 1:59:56 PM


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=N82E168...

Slightly better mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More appropriate GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See what you think.

GPU: Currently Unavailable

I changed the other stuff.
a b 4 Gaming
May 8, 2010 2:35:27 PM

^ That one is fine as well.
May 8, 2010 2:37:19 PM

jbakerlent said:
Here's a GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


? 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.
a b 4 Gaming
May 8, 2010 2:38:20 PM

^ They do.
May 8, 2010 2:46:31 PM

Ariler said:
What do you think of this GPU instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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.
May 8, 2010 3:05:51 PM

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-480,258...
May 8, 2010 5:50:52 PM

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.
May 8, 2010 6:46:01 PM

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.
May 8, 2010 7:41:41 PM

Best answer selected by Ariler.
a b 4 Gaming
May 8, 2010 9:12:02 PM

I liked your original case and PSU selections better. You do not want that PSU.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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=...

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

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