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August 11, 2010 2:45:23 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not sure

BUDGET RANGE: $2,000 is the max I am willing to go.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, and everyday stuff, its going to be the family computer.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect I don't really have a preference just whichever one has the items cheaper.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel cpu, no preference for the GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, in like 6 months

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need absolutely everything, monitor, speakers, (I have a G9x Mouse and Razer Lycoso Keyboard), and OS. I would also like to have a SSD in it, and perfer ASUS for the motherboard.

I have been on here as a guest for a long time just reading the forums and stuff and now that I want to build my own I need your guy's help. I was thinking of getting a 460 now and spending the extra money on other things, and then to sli it later because I heard it beats the 480 when you sli it.

Thanks in advance.

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August 11, 2010 2:58:10 PM

Afraid I don't have time for links but I would recommend:

CPU: i5 760
Motherboard: Asus P7P55D E Pro
GPU: GTX 460
PSU: Corsair 750W (plenty of Power for OCing and SLI)
Case: HAF 922
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
RAM: 4gb, G Skill Ripjaw 1600mhz CL7
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 + or the Scythe something or other :) 
Monitor: Plenty to choose from, make sure it is 1920 x 1080 resolution and has a DVI connector (as opposed to only a D-Sub). Samsung, LG and ASUS do good ones. Acer have good prices and I have had no bad experience with them
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
Speakers: Personal preference really, buy the quality you want. Someone may be able to recommend nice ones

I know very little about SSDs as I don't use them - quick load times are a low priority for me especially considering their price.

I believe newegg has a combo deal on i5 760 + GTX 460 which saves about $15
I think there is also a combo deal for the motherboard and 4gb of Corsair RAM which may be worth taking instead of the G Skill.
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August 11, 2010 2:58:43 PM
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August 11, 2010 3:05:03 PM

Wow thanks for responding so quickly, what is the difference between a i5-760 and i5-750? Also Mr Pizza would you mind finding me a different monitor, I don't like the way that one looks (not trying to sound picky). Love the motherboard, and case. The ssd that you posted, does it support trim?
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August 11, 2010 3:07:04 PM

Also I was looking at this heat sink spire thermax eclipse ii, frostytech has it in the top 10 list.
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August 11, 2010 3:18:55 PM
August 11, 2010 3:20:08 PM

Gasleak said:
Wow thanks for responding so quickly, what is the difference between a i5-760 and i5-750? Also Mr Pizza would you mind finding me a different monitor, I don't like the way that one looks (not trying to sound picky). Love the motherboard, and case. The ssd that you posted, does it support trim?

The i5-750 is clocked lower, and 20 bucks is worth it :p 

its like picking a i7-930 vs a i7-920 or a X4 965 vs X4 955
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August 11, 2010 3:22:22 PM

I would have liked to get the V8 just cause it looks so damn good, but the cooling difference was not worth it, and plus mine looks like the batman logo!

Now back to the topic lol. What would be the advantage of getting the 480 now vs. getting a 460 now and one in a few months?
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August 11, 2010 3:24:04 PM

Gasleak said:
I would have liked to get the V8 just cause it looks so damn good, but the cooling difference was not worth it, and plus mine looks like the batman logo!

Now back to the topic lol. What would be the advantage of getting the 480 now vs. getting a 460 now and one in a few months?

well, your budget allows for a high end card, two gtx 460's equal a 480 (pretty much) so why not get the 480? and then another one down the road, that would be like having 4 gtx 460's (almost) :p 
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August 11, 2010 3:24:33 PM

Mr Pizza said:
The i5-750 is clocked lower, and 20 bucks is worth it :p 

its like picking a i7-930 vs a i7-920 or a X4 965 vs X4 955


I see your point, does it overclock as good as the 750?
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August 11, 2010 3:25:50 PM

Mr Pizza said:
well, your budget allows for a high end card, two gtx 460's equal a 480 (pretty much) so why not get the 480? and then another one down the road, that would be like having 4 gtx 460's (almost) :p 


Because if I opt for the 460 now I can spend the saved money on upgrading the other stuff, 260 dollars for other stuff now can make a big difference.
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August 11, 2010 3:26:02 PM

Gasleak said:
I see your point, does it overclock as good as the 750?

It will overclock the same, but say you wanted to get to 4ghz you already have an extra ~1.5 ghz you don't have to worry bout :p  but a 750 will do fine if you wanna save some. It can be clocked to 760 speeds in no time.
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August 11, 2010 3:27:06 PM

I think I will go with the 760 then, could you make me a build with a 460 and utilize the extra money to upgrade the other things.
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August 11, 2010 3:28:25 PM

Gasleak said:
Because if I opt for the 460 now I can spend the saved money on upgrading the other stuff, 260 dollars for other stuff now can make a big difference.

Yes, that can make a difference, and the 460 is good, I love the Zotac AMP! series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (comes with the gtx470 too) its SILENT and its cool ;) 
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August 11, 2010 3:28:42 PM

Gasleak said:
I think I will go with the 760 then, could you make me a build with a 460 and utilize the extra money to upgrade the other things.

ok ;) 
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August 11, 2010 3:36:14 PM
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August 11, 2010 3:45:21 PM

Awsome, I love the new one it's the best. Is there a alternet to the screen tho? Other then that I just found my build.
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August 11, 2010 4:40:33 PM

Gasleak said:
Awsome, I love the new one it's the best. Is there a alternet to the screen tho? Other then that I just found my build.

Hey im back, yes this is a pretty good build, I hope this helps! here are some LED monitors (LED, its thin, new tech and looks awesome. I would get one)

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

and here are ALL of them, (LED only)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 11, 2010 5:22:30 PM

What are the pros and cons of led screens vs LCD screens? Also I love these two Acer 24" 2nd gtg and Samsung 23" 2ms. In your opinion which is the better buy?
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August 11, 2010 5:31:32 PM

I would go with the 24inch because its bigger!

There really arent any cons to an LED display.. it might not show black as jet black and price..
but thats all i can think of, the pros are...
Thin, light, bright, low power consumption, very very very very good contrast, no screen bleeding because every pixel is independently lit, and you don't have all those cathodes in the back making your screen all bulky :D 
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August 11, 2010 5:41:20 PM

But thechnicly speaking they are both a good buy? I was leaning tword th acer to just beacuse of the cool stand :D .
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August 11, 2010 5:44:43 PM

Gasleak said:
But thechnicly speaking they are both a good buy? I was leaning tword th acer to just beacuse of the cool stand :D .

:D  yeah, go with any one of them :) 
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August 11, 2010 5:45:15 PM

oh, and check your connections ;) 
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August 11, 2010 6:04:46 PM

^What do you mean?
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August 11, 2010 6:24:30 PM

with your monitor-video card, make sure the monitor comes with cables blah blah blah

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August 11, 2010 6:49:52 PM

I already have a hdmi cable that I bought from ebay. But I have noticed that on my viZo tv the blacks are more pixily with the hdmi cable then VGA. Is it possible that it is not a good quality cable?
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August 11, 2010 8:28:21 PM

Gasleak said:
I already have a hdmi cable that I bought from ebay. But I have noticed that on my viZo tv the blacks are more pixily with the hdmi cable then VGA. Is it possible that it is not a good quality cable?

well, I would go with a DVI cable, easy and stuff but HDMI is good, and remember it's coming from a good graphics card so youll be fine.
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August 11, 2010 9:02:05 PM

So there is no way a hdmi cable can mess up the picture? Also I thought that hdmi was better then dvi. It isn't?
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August 11, 2010 10:16:17 PM

Gasleak said:
So there is no way a hdmi cable can mess up the picture? Also I thought that hdmi was better then dvi. It isn't?

Yes it is, and the cable CAN be messed up, but when you buy your PC and the picture is all wrong then yah get another HDMI, lots of monitors come with them anyways..
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August 11, 2010 10:29:59 PM

Okay thanks.
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August 11, 2010 10:30:13 PM

Best answer selected by Gasleak.
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August 12, 2010 1:57:28 AM

Why not go with an i7-930? Being 1366, you're going to get mobo's that support dual GPU's at 16x as apposed to this 1156 that only support dual GPU's at 8x?
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August 13, 2010 12:36:42 AM

Thank you very much sir. ;) 
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