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March 13, 2011 7:53:44 AM

Building a new gaming PC. I haven't built one since 2007, any advice on what I have chosen, please post, it's most welcome. :) 

PART QTY $ EACH NEWEGG ITEM #
MB 1 289.99 N82E16813131614
CPU 1 279.99 N82E16819115211
VIDEO 2 179.99 N82E16814121419
LCD 1 179.99 N82E16824236052
SSD 1 124.99 N82E16820148357
POWER 1 99.99 N82E16817182072
BLU-RAY 1 99.99 N82E16827106346
HDD 1 89.99 N82E16822136533
CASE 1 59.95 N82E16811129042
RAM 2 44.99 N82E16820211409
CD/DVD 1 18.99 N82E16827135204
TOTAL 1648.84
EXTRAS
CPU HEATSINK 1 35.24 N82E16835181012
MOUSE 1 69.99 N82E16826153053
KEYBOARD 1 102.99 N82E16823114012
SPEAKERS 1 79.99 N82E16836121036
TOTAL 288.21

Total of all 1937.05

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March 13, 2011 9:23:21 AM

And that is a... Apple desktop you posted ?
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March 13, 2011 10:01:51 AM

Why_Me said:
And that is a... Apple desktop you posted ?


lol...nooo, why? What's wrong with it?
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March 13, 2011 12:52:13 PM

You didn't include any links within your post, forcing people to do extra work.
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March 13, 2011 4:57:57 PM

jfby said:
You didn't include any links within your post, forcing people to do extra work.

What links ? There's no links in the OP's post.
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March 14, 2011 2:16:04 AM

Oh...right. Sorry, I just copy an pasted from an Excel doc. I'll get them up in a few. Thanks guys.
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March 14, 2011 2:55:30 AM

MOBO ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

GPUx2 ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

MONITOR ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers

SSD Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

RAMx2 A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

CASE Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

BLU-RAY LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature Model iHBS112 - OEM

DVD ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

This next list is extra stuff that I want, but don't necessarily need.

CPU HEATSINK CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

MOUSE RAZER Orochi Black Bluetooth Notebook Gaming Mouse

KEYBOARD RAZER Black USB Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

SPEAKERS Logitech Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

The total for everything, including the "extras" is $1937.05. If anyone thinks I can get something better for around the same price, please, please let me know. Or if you have had problems with the parts I have chosen, please let me know. Thanks!!
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March 14, 2011 3:27:00 AM

Go for a sandy bridge i7 instead, they are similar price and quite faster. You'll have to change the mobo to a LGA1155 but it's about the same price. Looks sweet otherwise.
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March 14, 2011 4:35:49 AM

Bacterius said:
Go for a sandy bridge i7 instead, they are similar price and quite faster. You'll have to change the mobo to a LGA1155 but it's about the same price. Looks sweet otherwise.



Thanks, great advice. I came out $30 cheaper getting the sandy bridge and replacing the MOBO. However, the part that sucks about that is, that particular MOBO is sold out.

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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March 14, 2011 7:03:07 AM

If you can find a H67 mobo instead that would be fine, they are usually cheaper and the only thing they are missing is integrated graphics (which you don't need right?). But TO CONFIRM.
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March 14, 2011 7:31:52 AM

That would require a change in the RAM as well. Most of the H67 only support 1066/1333.
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March 14, 2011 7:34:25 AM

True. Meh it should be back in stock quickly, these little motherboards sell like bread with the new SB's coming out hot. I would definitely wait a bit - the sandy bridge i7 is just superior in every conceivable way to the old one (ok i'm exaggerating but it's 2nd generation so).
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March 14, 2011 7:35:25 AM

I'll just have to go somewhere else for the MOBO. Other sites other than newegg still have it in stock :D .
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March 14, 2011 7:42:53 AM

No doubt about that :D 
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March 14, 2011 10:41:06 AM

Didn't mean to come off like a jerk... I was typing on my 'phone' and my reception was really bad and that was my 5th try to get through...

Personally, just having added a second GPU to my setup I can say it can be a headache, and certain games do better with a single GPU instead (for me Star Trek Online does poorly with 2 cards whereas Bad Company 2 seems to do much better). I'm not advocating against it, but it can be frustrating, that's all.
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March 14, 2011 12:15:28 PM

jfby said:
Didn't mean to come off like a jerk... I was typing on my 'phone' and my reception was really bad and that was my 5th try to get through...

Personally, just having added a second GPU to my setup I can say it can be a headache, and certain games do better with a single GPU instead (for me Star Trek Online does poorly with 2 cards whereas Bad Company 2 seems to do much better). I'm not advocating against it, but it can be frustrating, that's all.


Is that a problem with two GPUs or two particular GPUs? Also, is it a matter of games not working at all or are they still playable? My last PC, I built in 2007 and it has lasted me up until now. Well, it was still working well enough that I passed it off to my sister, but I prefer my high fps. And more than likely, if I can average at least 60fps on everything then I should be good :) . Anyway, thanks for the heads up.
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March 14, 2011 4:37:55 PM

For Star Trek Online it works some of the times and looks great, and then others it just crashes but looks great before it crashes; from my understanding it's an AMD driver issue not working with the graphics engine.

Bad Company 2 looks amazing; there is a noticeable difference between what my single 5850 could do at 1920x1080 and what my two cards can do.

I'm happy with the upgrade as my choices were to buy a slightly newer single card (either 570 or 6950) and hope I could sell the single 5850 at a descent price or just buy another 5850 and crossfire the two. The two cards have superior performance in games that utilize crossfire and 'agrees' (known as not crashing) with the setup than the single card I could've gotten, but at the same time the single card would always work and give the good performance at the same time.

The short of the story is this: if I were building a new system today, I would pick up a more powerful card at around $360, ensure my motherboard and power supply could handle SLI or Crossfire down the road, and then if you need more performance then upgrade then.

That's what I did last year when I got my system.
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March 16, 2011 6:12:28 PM

Okay, I'm confused again. :(  I keep seeing all these articles and threads about z68 and new mobos. Also, I just looked at the res for the monitor I picked out and it appears I wouldn't be making the most of my video card. And while I'm talking about the video card, could I get better performance for a similar price? Grrr...I'm so indecisive. Can anyone help me out in these areas or let me know if I'm wasting money on the parts I have picked? Much appreciated.
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March 19, 2011 3:01:50 PM

Okay, I'm scrapping the two 6850s and going with one superclocked gtx 570. My reasoning is that the performance should be on par with the 6850s and far surpass performance later down the road when I SLI two of them. The gtx 570 is the exact same price as the two 6850s, and it leaves me room to grow.

As far as the new processor and mobo (z68 and whatever), I think I'll just stick with what I have. I am content again. I think it's going to be a good build. Still waiting on the mobo to come back in stock.
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March 26, 2011 12:23:43 AM

Another update, I'm switching the RAM to This since no one told me that I would do better with 1.5v, and switching the monitor to This . And this was the GPU I decided to go with. I think I switched out my Blu-Ray burner as well to this. If you haven't noticed, I'm an ASUS fan. BTW guys, thanks for the help, I think I am finally getting back into the PC building groove again after not doing it for a few years.
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March 26, 2011 1:13:52 AM

Let us know how it goes!
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