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July 29, 2010 9:03:06 PM

Hi Everyone i am going to build a new computer and this will be my first. I posted all the links of what i am getting below. I just wanted to know if anything on here is not compatible or if my configuration is wrong. Also anything on here im missing or anything i should downgrade or upgrade. I have a budget of around $1400-$1600 but I would like to know if there are somethings here i can downgrade yet get somewhat similar performance!

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and help me out! :) 


IDE Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Network Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram I am getting three of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Proccessor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: $1400-$1600 If you can find something lower than this i would appreciate it also!

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Work, Sometimes Call of Duty World at War and in the future Call of Duty: Black Ops but that is basically it.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Do not know what this means

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Do not know what this means

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920*1080 and up so i can attach CPU to 52 INCH HD TV sometimes to play COD.

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July 29, 2010 9:22:51 PM

Hey Everyone I organized it better so that it is easier to read!
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July 29, 2010 9:26:21 PM

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Offhand, sound card unnecessary. Onboard is fine.

Why are you getting an IDE cable?

No need for network card.

i7-930 is trichannel ram. You need a 3 DIMM 6gb kit. Such as g skill PI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo wise a ga x58 ud3 is the best bang for buck.

HD those are very poor performance. Get a spinpoint F3 1tb $80.

There are cheaper Optical drives, no need for anything more than cheapest.

HAF 932 is not worth it over the 922.
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July 29, 2010 10:22:13 PM

Isn't the IDE Cable used to connect the CD/DVD & Hard drives?

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July 29, 2010 10:58:11 PM

Current technology uses SATA, the first MB you linked doesn't even have an IDE connection if the NewEgg specs are right. The motherboard you buy should come with 4+ SATA cables included. Onboard sound is the norm, even enthusiast level gaming computers seldom use sound cards. Network card is also integrated into the MB.

24 GB of RAM? Heavy video encoding or huge photoshop files with dozens of layers?

You got some good advice from banthracis, I was typing up a similar post when my connection went out. Only thing I would add is check to see if you have a Microcenter near you. They sell that processor @ $199 in their stores.
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July 29, 2010 11:02:17 PM

RandomText said:
Current technology uses SATA, the first MB you linked doesn't even have an IDE connection if the NewEgg specs are right. The motherboard you buy should come with 4+ SATA cables included. Onboard sound is the norm, even enthusiast level gaming computers seldom use sound cards. Network card is also integrated into the MB.

24 GB of RAM? Heavy video encoding or huge photoshop files with dozens of layers?

You got some good advice from banthracis, I was typing up a similar post when my connection went out. Only thing I would add is check to see if you have a Microcenter near you. They sell that processor @ $199 in their stores.



So should i get this motherboard?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking of now maybe going with 16gb. How would i achieve that?
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July 29, 2010 11:20:51 PM

ok might i ask why do you need 24gb of ram i mean nothing and i mean nothing can use 24gb of ram
games don't use more than 4gb
some programs don't use more than 6gb
and 3d stuff might also use 6gb
so again why 24gb of ram

here is a build for $1,096.93 before rebates

cpu+mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

gpu+free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

read this to learn about sli http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_learn.html

read this to learn about overclocking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking

case review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

and if u want your pc alittle bit quieter and cooler get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 29, 2010 11:30:40 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
ok might i ask why do you need 24gb of ram i mean nothing and i mean nothing can use 24gb of ram
games don't use more than 4gb
some programs don't use more than 6gb
and 3d stuff might also use 6gb
so again why 24gb of ram

here is a build for $1,096.93 before rebates

cpu+mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

gpu+free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

read this to learn about sli http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_learn.html

read this to learn about overclocking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking

case review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

and if u want your pc alittle bit quieter and cooler get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Awesome, Instead of 24gb ram can you give a link for 12gb of ram and 16 gb ram just to see and make my decision.
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July 29, 2010 11:53:00 PM

yes it is very big it can fit the components realy well
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July 29, 2010 11:54:57 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
yes it is very big it can fit the components realy well

Also is 16gb compatible with this machine? If so do you have a link?
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July 30, 2010 12:10:25 AM

Best answer selected by quarterback4life.
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July 30, 2010 3:59:55 AM

Do I need any cables to hook this all up?
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July 30, 2010 4:10:56 AM

Nothing that won't be included with either the mb or psu.
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