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June 4, 2010 10:41:32 AM

Hello, I'm new to the forums. I'm about to buy a new computer and my budget is: 780$.
So far gathered with the help of 3 different people 3 different specs. I would like to tell me which
is the best spec out of these 3.

My computer requirements:
*Play the newest games with the highest settings
*Often usage of heavy programs (such as: Photoshop, Flash, Adobe aftereffects etc')
*Watch movies and shows on HD quality.
*Compatible of surfing the net.
*A quiet computer

Computer Spec #1
CPU: Intel Core i3-530 Tray
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H
Hard Drive: Samsung HD753LJ 3.5" 750GB SATA2 32MB
RAM: G.Skill DDR3 4096MB (2048MBx2) 1333Mhz CL 8-8-8-24 Eco
Graphics Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5750 1024MB DDR5 PCle
Burner: Sony Optiarc AD-5240S X24 SATA Black DVD
PC Case and PSU: CoolerMaster CMP-350 500W
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3

TOTAL: 880$

Computer Spec #2
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 425 Box
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB
RAM: Kingston DDR3 2048MB 1333Mhz CL 9-9-9-27
Graphics Card: PowerColor ATI Radeon HD5770 1024MB DDR5 PCIe
Burner: Sony Optiarc AD-5240S X24 SATA Black DVD
PC Case Antec Two Hundred
PSU: Seasonic SS-500ET 500W

TOTAL: 862$

Computer Spec #3
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 425 Box
MotherBoard: Asus M4N68T-M
Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB
RAM: Kingston DDR3 2048MB 1333Mhz CL 9-9-9-27
Graphics Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 Phoenix 1024MB DDR5 PCIe
Burner: Sony Optiarc AD-5240S X24 SATA Black DVD
PC Case CoolerMaster Elite 310 Orange
PSU: Seasonic SS-500ET 500W
PC Case Fan: Scythe Sleap Stream SY1225SL12M 1200rpm 120mm

TOTAL: 800$

Thanks for the helpers :) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 11:14:44 AM

Dump the first one, crap card and i3 no real use.
What monitor are they to be used on? Do you need an OS?
Are these being built for you? As far as I can see you are being robbed and need to make your own, below is a build better than all the above


AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.0GHz - $159.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 - $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Gigabyte GA 870- $104.99 +$7.87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G Skill 4GB 2x2GB RAM - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 650W - $89.99 ($69.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - $49.99 $9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD Drive - $20

Total: $759.92
Under your budget with a much better set of hardware

If you are needing the OS then Windows 7 Home Premium OEM is $99 so total would become $859.91. That is over your budget but less than the top two choices.

You could try and drop the CPU and mobo to try and squeze towards a 5850 GPU but that is $309.99.

Otherwise I guess you need to choose between spec 2 or 3
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June 4, 2010 1:00:28 PM

First of all thanks for your honest reply. I appreciate it very much.
There is one major problem. I'm planning to buy the computer in my country but each part that is mentioned in your spec costs about 120$ more here. Maybe I can ship the computer from the USA here, that will be great. The only problem will be that I will not have warranty. And if my computer will need a part replacement it will be hard to send it to the USA. I really want to buy your spec.

Now couple of questions and clarifications.
1) Regarding the monitor, I was hoping if you can suggest one to me. Not more than 22" if possible.
2) I do need an OS. But I don't know if I need 32BIT or 64BIT. I don't know the difference.

Besides that, if you had to choose between #2 and #3 which would one would you pick? and Do you have any suggestions how to improve the spec. that you chose between #2 or #3?

Thanks for your help!
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 3:47:57 PM

We could help ya out better if u happen to have a link to an online hardware site in your contry to have a better idea with regards to hardware pricing there ^^
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 4:59:37 PM

Yes, if you list your country and some possible websites I am sure a build can be put together. We can then find a monitor too

Regarding OS, for gaming you want 64 bit. Essentially the difference is that 64bit allows you to access 4gb + RAM whereas 32bit does not
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June 4, 2010 5:42:02 PM

Here is the website.. I doubt that you will understand the language
http://skypc.co.il/BuildItems.asp?page=187
You can use google translate to translate the page to English. Another thing in mind every 1$ is equivalent to 3.5₪ so when you gather up all of the components make (including monitor) make sure that is says down no more than: "4500₪"

Here is an improved version of the spec. #2:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Box
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-ES3
Hard Drive: Westren Digital WD5000AAKS 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB
RAM: G.Skill DDR2 4096MB (2048MBx2) 800Mhz CL 5-5-5-15 PQ
Graphics Card: HIS ATI Radeon HD5770 1024MB DDR5 PCIe
Burner: LG GSA-GH24N X24 SATA DVD
PC Case: Thermaltake Wing RS 100
PSU: Seasonic SS-500ET 500W
Monitor: LG 20" W2043T 5ms LCD
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 7:14:29 PM

That is a better looking spec. Could get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb HDD instead though, it is very popular as it is very good
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2010 7:19:25 PM

Hmm so does this mean the original $780 USD budget just tower alone is blown?
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June 5, 2010 8:25:12 AM

batuchka it seems so..

Anyways here is my final (I hope so) spec.
I improved it very much and I would like to hear your opinions about it.
If you please could check the compatibility between all parts..
IMPORTANT QUESTION: I was told that if Im not planning on any OC I shouldnt take 4GB of memo.. So i took instead 2 Memos of 2GB and it is much cheaper.. What is the difference?
ANOTHER QUESTION: The Pc-Case and PSU I took are they good for my needs? I want a quite computer with good air circulation.. that Pc-Case comes with 4 vents..
LAST QUESTION: The g-card i took is Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 Phoenix 1024MB DDR5 PCIe instead of Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X 1024MB DDR5 PCIe.. what are the differences.. because the phoenix is much cheaper..
I changed the Mobo, Pc-Case, DVD, Memo, G-Card and I want them to get along..
Also if 500W PSU will be enough? and is Monitor good for my needs aswell as compatible for the other parts?

Spec:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Box
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=HDX945WFGIBOX

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=38495

Hard-Disk: Seagate ST3500418AS 3.5" 500GB SATA2 16MB
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=ST3500418AS

Memo: Kingston DDR3 2048MB 1333Mhz CL 9-9-9-27
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=23752
QUANTITY: 2!

G-card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 Phoenix 1024MB DDR5 PCIe
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=9S5770G1P

DVD: Sony Optiarc AD-5240S X24 SATA Black DVD
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=918003

PC-Case:
NZXT Lexa S
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=931512

PSU: Seasonic SS-500ET 500W
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=SS-500ET

Monitor:
LG 20" W2043T 5ms LCD
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=W2043T-PF

Keyboard+Mouse: Gigabyte GK-KM6100 Arabic
http://www.skypc.co.il/product.asp?pid=35421
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2010 9:14:51 AM

Actually if you not looking for record clocks: DDR3 1333 would suffice and well if need be depending on how many case fans come with the case you could always add in after market case fans ^^ That Seasonic is a quality 80+ certified 500 watter and build looks compatible and good to go
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2010 10:19:00 AM

I would say 4gb memory is good regardless of OCing.
Difference in cards is nothing really significant
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June 5, 2010 11:50:34 AM

My new and certainly final spec. (buying it tomorrow):

AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core AM3 BOX
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=927

Gigabyte MA-770T-USB3 AMD770 CHIPSET
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1837

Transcend 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Core I3 I5 I7
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=759

Samsung 500GB 16MB Sata2 HD502HJ SpinPoint F3
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1324

Power Color ATI Radeon 4890 1GB GDDR5 HDMI
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1122

Sony / Nec AD-5240S SATA x 24 Black
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=991

מארז ANTEC Two Hundred 200 Gaming
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1215

SeaSonic SS-500ET 500Watt 80Plus Bronze
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1032

Perixx 206
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1712

מסך Chimei 22QD 22" 1:20000 1920x1080 5ms
http://www.rsm.co.il/product.aspx?productid=1062
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