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October 1, 2010 12:56:10 AM

Hey, I want to build a computer is $2000 is that a waste of money?
It will be mostly used for programming, gaming and having a lot of applications open at the same time.

Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00 / PC Case Gear
Right Side Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan - $27.00 / PC Case Gear
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 - $348.00 / CentreCom
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2 - $259.00 / CentreCom
RAM: Corsair Corsair CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $154.00 / PC Case Gear
Graphics Card: ASUS ATI Radeon HD5850 DirectCu TOP Edition - $369.00 / PC Case Gear
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - $76.00 / CentreCom
DVD Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $37.40 / CentreCom
Monitor: Asus 24" VE248H LED - $294.80 / CentreCom
Power Supply: Corsair TX-650 - $116.50 / PC Case Gear
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - $82.55 / either
Mouse: Razer Lachesis Precision 3G Blue Laser Mouse - $74.80 / CentreCom
Mouse Pad: Razer Destructor - $49.00 / PC Case Gear
Printer: Brother MFC-255CW Wireless Colour Multi-Function Printer - $101.20 / CentreCom
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM - $219.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $2337.25

I'd like this to be around $1500 if possible but I don't know what to change.

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October 1, 2010 12:59:35 AM

Where are you getting your quotes?
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October 1, 2010 1:00:38 AM

eloric said:
Where are you getting your quotes?


PC Case Gear and Centrecom they are the only places close to me and I don't buy off the internet.
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October 1, 2010 1:25:06 AM

You can reduce your cost by eliminating unneeded parts: skip the right side case fan. You do not need a $50 mouse pad.

You can lower the price by buying less expensive components: Consider a GTX 460 for $259: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Win7 Home premium will give you everything you need instead of Win7 Ultimate.
$150 for keyboard and mouse is pretty outrageous.
Get a 22 inch monitor instead of 24 inch.

Now, those kinds of savings will probalby get you down to around $2000 or a little less. To reduce it a significant amount more, consider going with an i7-870 processor which is $30 cheaper. You can get an LGA1156 motherboard which is cheaper. You already have 4 GB of RAM which is probably dual channel, but you should not have to spend $150 on it.

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October 1, 2010 1:46:05 AM

I have no idea why you wouldn't buy of the internet if it can save you 200$.
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October 1, 2010 2:03:20 AM

sp12 said:
I have no idea why you wouldn't buy of the internet if it can save you 200$.


I just don't buy off the internet...

Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00 / PC Case Gear
CPU: Intel Core i7-870 - $339.00 / CentreCom
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R Intel Mainboard - $169.00 / CentreCom
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL (2x2GB) DDR3 - $112.00 / PC Case Gear
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $259.00 / PC Case Gear
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - $76.00 / CentreCom
DVD Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $37.40 / CentreCom
Monitor: Asus 21.5" VE228T LED - $220.00 / CentreCom
Power Supply: Corsair TX-650 - $116.50 / PC Case Gear
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - $82.55 / Either
Mouse: SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse - $44.99 / CentreCom
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Omega - $14.00 / PC Case Gear
Printer: Brother MFC-255CW Wireless Colour Multi-Function Printer - $101.20 / CentreCom
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $1837.65

Any ideas of making it more cheaper?
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October 1, 2010 2:09:39 AM

Try MSY, they have some decent prices also.
Honestly, for you a i5-760 would be just as good for almost $200 less.

Here's a $1700 build that trumps your $2400 one by quite a margin in both gaming and heavy multitasking:

i5 760: $230
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

EVGA P55V: $110
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Samsung F3 1TB (much faster than the WD): $70
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2* GTX 460 768MB: $400
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2* Mushkin DDR3 1333: $200
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Nzxt Gamma $60:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Corsair TX-650 $116.50:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Gigabyte M6880: $16
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

AOC 21.5" 1080P LED Monitor $180:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ $40:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Windows 64-bit HP: $120
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sidewinder X4: $52
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Brother Printer $110:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Total: $1704.5










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October 1, 2010 2:21:32 AM

Timop said:
Try MSY, they have some decent prices also.
Honestly, for you a i5-760 would be just as good for almost $200 less.

Here's a $1700 build that trumps your $2400 one by quite a margin in both gaming and heavy multitasking:

i5 760: $230
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

EVGA P55V: $110
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Samsung F3 1TB (much faster than the WD): $70
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2* GTX 460 768MB: $400
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2* Mushkin DDR3 1333: $200
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Nzxt Gamma $60:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Corsair TX-650 $116.50:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Gigabyte M6880: $16
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

AOC 21.5" 1080P LED Monitor $180:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ $40:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Windows 64-bit HP: $120
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sidewinder X4: $52
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Brother Printer $110:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Total: $1704.5


Do I need two graphic cards? and do I need the CPU cooler? because I'm not to sure if the i5 760 comes with one from PC Case Gear.
I've taken in consideration everyones input and I've came up with this is it still possible to get a lower?

Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00 / PC Case Gear
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 - $229.00 / PC Case Gear
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R Intel Mainboard - $169.00 / CentreCom
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL (2x2GB) DDR3 - $112.00 / PC Case Gear
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $259.00 / PC Case Gear
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $69.00 / PC Case Gear
DVD Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $37.40 / CentreCom
Monitor: AOC E2236VWA 21.5 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $179.00 / PC Case Gear
Power Supply: Corsair TX-650 - $116.50 / PC Case Gear
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - $82.55 /Either
Mouse: SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse - $44.99 / CentreCom
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Omega - $14.00 / PC Case Gear
Printer: Brother MFC-255CW Wireless Colour Multi-Function Printer - $101.20 / CentreCom
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $1661.64

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October 1, 2010 2:29:44 AM

compute said:
Do I need two graphic cards? and do I need the CPU cooler? because I'm not to sure if the i5 760 comes with one from PC Case Gear.

Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00 / PC Case Gear
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 - $229.00 / PC Case Gear
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R Intel Mainboard - $169.00 / CentreCom
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL (2x2GB) DDR3 - $112.00 / PC Case Gear
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $259.00 / PC Case Gear
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $69.00 / PC Case Gear
DVD Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $37.40 / CentreCom
Monitor: AOC E2236VWA 21.5 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $179.00 / PC Case Gear
Power Supply: Corsair TX-650 - $116.50 / PC Case Gear
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - $82.55 /Either
Mouse: SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse - $44.99 / CentreCom
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Omega - $14.00 / PC Case Gear
Printer: Brother MFC-255CW Wireless Colour Multi-Function Printer - $101.20 / CentreCom
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $1661.64

I've taken in consideration everyones input and I've came up with this is it still possible to get a lower?

Well, you can get one and be fine.

Its just 2GTX460s just pack a huge punch for the price, and will max out any 1080P games for the next year at least.
On the CPU cooler, you dont need one. Just iit would be nice to get one for OCing, if you want. Its a waste IMO not to OC an 760 really.

I would really suggest the mouse really, great mouse for only $16 and cheap enough to keep as a spare even if you don't love it. Try it out.

Here a cheaper yet pretty much identical Mobo also: http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?so...
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October 1, 2010 2:51:34 AM

Timop said:
Well, you can get one and be fine.

Its just 2GTX460s just pack a huge punch for the price, and will max out any 1080P games for the next year at least.
On the CPU cooler, you dont need one. Just iit would be nice to get one for OCing, if you want. Its a waste IMO not to OC an 760 really.

I would really suggest the mouse really, great mouse for only $16 and cheap enough to keep as a spare even if you don't love it. Try it out.

Here a cheaper yet pretty much identical Mobo also: http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?so...


I don't know how to OC lol... so I'm guessing I should get a different CPU?
Do use think this computer will over heat? Also do you think I will have to change many parts in the future?

Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00 / PC Case Gear
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 - $229.00 / PC Case Gear
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 - $139.00 / CentreCom
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL (2x2GB) DDR3 - $112.00 / PC Case Gear
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $259.00 / PC Case Gear
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $69.00 / PC Case Gear
DVD Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) - $37.40 / CentreCom
Monitor: AOC E2236VWA 21.5 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $179.00 / PC Case Gear
Power Supply: Corsair TX-650 - $116.50 / PC Case Gear
Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard - $82.55 /CentreCom or PC Case Gear (Ring Up)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser Gaming Mouse - $16.00 / PC Case Gear
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Omega - $14.00 / PC Case Gear
Printer: Brother MFC-255CW Wireless Colour Multi-Function Printer - $101.20 / CentreCom
O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $1602.65
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October 1, 2010 10:44:01 AM

The computer will not overheat, but you will have to keep it at factory settings, which does not get full performance from the equipment. It is very simple to learn how to overclock, and some find it more enjoyable than gaming. Plus, you will notice a marked increase in the way the computer handles.

You will not have to change many parts at all. You could add a second graphics card without any additional changes. The only part that you might upgrade some years down the road is the CPU could be replaced with an i7-870.
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October 1, 2010 6:20:42 PM

Honnestly, the computer case at 130$ ... mehh
I'd rather go for an nzxt m59 at 60$ and add 3 more fans.

Do not take overclocked cards, you can do it in 3 clicks.

Expensive dvd drive (those cost 20$ on theinternet)

The keyboard I'd go for a g15




Seriously ? A wireless printer ? I bet you still need wires, cut down, take the cheapest printer ...

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October 1, 2010 6:36:25 PM

save 20-30$ on the basic CM690 case....u dont need the advanced with the window really...waste of 30$

u can also opt for the CM HAF 922 which is a great case (just ordered myself one)

also if you are not going to be overclocking at all you may wanna opt for an AMD build...obviously you would want a Phenom II X4 955 black or depending on how much you wanna spend you can get the Phenom II X6 (though tbh prob a waste for you)
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October 1, 2010 8:48:26 PM

BUT CMON A WIRELESS PRINTER, I CANT EVEN FIND USE OF MY WIRED PRINTER XD
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