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June 10, 2010 5:19:42 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Undecided

BUDGET RANGE: Around $1000-$2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: World of dorkcraft, Fallout 3, Oblivion

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, operating system

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: None.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes. Undecided if I plan on doing it now or in the future.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Im mainly trying to build a computer to replace my current one. I've built a computer in the past using this website and had gotten good solid advice. Now I'm looking for some help again :) 

Here's what I got so far:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I really don't need the 1TB HD, so any other suggestion on a good fast alternative would be great. The video card I'm currently undecided on. Any other helpful advice would be appreciated.
June 10, 2010 7:05:50 PM

WOW and all those games aren't remotely as resource hungry as Crysis and i would say this sub $800 config more than suffices ^^

So ya $200+ under even your minimum point of budget range and still option to CF is open hehe
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June 10, 2010 8:06:03 PM

Wow, I would have to say it's hard to argue with batuchka, he's got pretty much everything covered for you there. Not sure why the Samsung pick for a HDD though, never owned one from them but I personally trust Western Digital and Seagate, never had a problem with either of those two in the past. The 5850 is a solid card that'll get you set for gaming with either one or two and pretty much tear through most games you throw at it. I myself am using a 4850 for World of Warcraft and for Fallout 3 as well as Crysis and all the Source engine games (Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Portal, etc.). Plus the AMD Phenom II X4 processors will more than handle what you need it to and will also save you some money over Core i7 motherboards as well as just on the processor alone. I have to recommend ASUS as a motherboard as I've always used them and loved every one I've had. Best wishes and happy building!

-Jordan
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June 10, 2010 10:01:33 PM

I realize my choice for parts is a bit overkill but I don't know if I wanna go the cheap route this time around. My last computer I built probably cost as much as the one you posted. Unfortunately due to living circumstances its not easy for me to get that computer shipped to me. I'm not building a computer solely for WoW. I really want to be able to play any future games that come out. I made that last post pretty quick. I appreciate the suggestions you've made and I'll look over those parts. That video card and RAM I might be a little picky about but I'll have to read the reviews. I don't really want to buy something just because its in a combo deal, honestly it makes me question the quality of the component sometimes. I mean that in no offense when I say that, your help is greatly appreciated. :) 
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June 10, 2010 10:27:38 PM

An i7-930 1366 chipset build gonna cost you $1,500ish w/ all top end components. This build is expected to perform well with serious OC's (4.2 GHz+ and future upgrade to twin GFX cards).

$150 Antec 1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dang .... if not in a hurry, newegg usually has a combo on the two above for $220 - $240

Alternate ($60 more) would be:

$ 140 HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$ 190 HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$ 240 ASUS P6X58D-E MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$ 290 i7-930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$190 Mushkin DDR3-1600 CAS 6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$101 Prolimatech Megahalems w/ twin PWM fans and IC Diamond TIM w/ PWM Cable splitter.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

$350 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 w/ DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$25 Any DVD Writer

Total $1,546



An i5-750 1156 chipset build gonna cost you $1200 w/ all top end components....TX PSU OK for twin GFX cards...Upgrade to HX750 (extra $40) if doing serious OC's.

$90 CM HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 Corsair TX750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$370 ASUS P7P55D-E Pro w/ Intel i5-750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$105 2 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

$139 2 x 2GB Mushkin Redline DDR3-1600 CAS6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$35 Scythe 2100 cpu COOLER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$6 OCZ Freeze http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$310 XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sale ends today .... if you miss, gonna cost ya $10 more

$25 Any DVD Burner

Total $1,216
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June 11, 2010 9:54:29 AM

phobos26 said:
I realize my choice for parts is a bit overkill but I don't know if I wanna go the cheap route this time around. My last computer I built probably cost as much as the one you posted. Unfortunately due to living circumstances its not easy for me to get that computer shipped to me. I'm not building a computer solely for WoW. I really want to be able to play any future games that come out. I made that last post pretty quick. I appreciate the suggestions you've made and I'll look over those parts. That video card and RAM I might be a little picky about but I'll have to read the reviews. I don't really want to buy something just because its in a combo deal, honestly it makes me question the quality of the component sometimes. I mean that in no offense when I say that, your help is greatly appreciated. :) 


Well Intel is replacing both 1156/1366 as soon as in less than 12 mths time so if u want to spend big on a gaming rig hit where it counts the most i.e GPU ^^
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June 11, 2010 1:29:40 PM

batuchka said:
Well Intel is replacing both 1156/1366 as soon as in less than 12 mths time so if u want to spend big on a gaming rig hit where it counts the most i.e GPU ^^


Won't 1366 atleast support one of the i9's? Still you make a good point, will I be better off with a 955 vs 965 tho?
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June 11, 2010 5:01:02 PM

You mean gulftown? It took eons to move out of dualcores for gaming and our very own concluded recently that over a spread of modern games, the triple core is the sweetest spot so to see the time coming for us needed six is not in the very near future me thinks hehe


Between those two just the 955BE would do since both have unlocked multiplier ^^
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