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April 6, 2011 3:56:00 AM

i need some opinions ive read in some of the forums i can save money i just bought mine but my daughters wants one too so maybe i can save by building hers this what i have in mine:

CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case (camo color)
AMD Phenom™ II X4 970 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU
Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD]
8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module
AMD Radeon HD 6970 - 2GB
(Crossfire)ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 -- AMD 890FX
1000 Watt -- Extreme Gaming Series
500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s (x2)
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum Fan Control, Clock, and Temperature Display Large Screen
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) 64-Bit
Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Standard Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support

i bought this for $1500.00 i had this built for MMO's such as Aion and SWtor i watch videos and and typical internet browsing and home work but mostly for gaming.....can you please help me beat this price im not sure where to shop from it will be used 90% of the time for gaming (same as mine) if you think i should change something up please advice me..thank you

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April 6, 2011 4:23:14 AM

Few things you can do to balance price -

1. Get rid of the liquid cooling system. AMD processor's can only go a few hundred of MHz over their stock speed. A decent air cooler can handle that.

2. You do not need a 1000 watt PSU for even a dual 6970 rig. My recommendation is to go for a lower wattage PSU from a reputed brand.. A good 750 watt power supply from brands like Corsair, Antec, XFX will suffice.

3. You may also think about going for a HD 6950 for the video card as it can be flashed to a HD 6970.

4. Lastly, opt for the X4 955 BE (C3) for the processor. That saves you some good cash without taking away any performance.
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April 6, 2011 10:34:22 AM

where is a good place to shop online?
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April 6, 2011 1:43:02 PM

Depends what country you're in. If in the UK try Overclockers.co.uk, Ebuyer.com, or Aria.co.uk They are very competitive, and i use these sites to buy stuff. If in the US NewEgg.com is good
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April 6, 2011 1:45:33 PM

I would look at the storage side too. Look at getting a SSD drive, and a 1Tb HardDrive. I currently have a 64Gb SSD drive, and two 500Gb harddrives (not in Raid), for storing my Work and docs etc. Having a SSD drive as the system drive will make a big improvement when it comes to load times and booting up the system.
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April 6, 2011 9:22:20 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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April 6, 2011 9:31:56 PM

first question: What will your daughter be doing with her computer?

Does she play hardware accelerated games like FPS, World of Warcraft or other MMOS? Or is she more web browsing/facebook and flash games?

If she's just facebook and web browsing, email and writing papers, and flash games, you can go for a MUCH smaller PC (an Atom or Zacate build will handle it), I designed a bargain-basement MMO-machine for $350 (just the tower). A budget all-around gamer can be had around $500-600. After that, you're just adding more features
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April 6, 2011 11:56:56 PM

for her shell being gaming 90% of the time games like Aion and Swtor when it comes out, were into rpgmmo's
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April 7, 2011 12:56:29 AM

ok. Whats your budget for the system, and what resolution will she play at?
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April 7, 2011 1:01:29 AM

$1100, resolution we like running maxs in every game so what ever you recommend for rpgmmos the motherboard has to be crossfire ready incase she has to add another card later
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April 7, 2011 1:35:54 AM

ok. $1100 is pretty good. Will you be gettinga new monitor or using an existing one? if you use an existing one, is it 1440x900, 1600x900, 1650x1080, 1920x1080?

Basic idea, assuming you want a new monitor:

Acer 23" Monitor, 1920x1080: $150
i5-2500K: $225
MSI P8P67A-G45: $140
8 GB DDR3-1333: $80
1 TB HDD: $65
GTX 560: $240
DVD Burner: $18
XFX 550W 80+ Bronze PSU: $70
Rosewill Destroyer case: $50

Total: $1023

Logitech Keyboard & Mouse: $25
Logitech 2.1 speaker set: $28
$1075 total
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April 7, 2011 1:41:55 AM

Where you getting those prices from? i looked up on newegg and amazon and prices are no where near that just curious
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April 7, 2011 1:51:24 AM

this what im looking at but price still high:

Newegg.com- Computers, Computer Parts and Electronics

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LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136177
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$19.99

1
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$159.98

1
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller
Item #: N82E16811992005
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$24.99

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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$49.99
$39.99

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ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131655
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-$5.00 Instant
$184.99
$179.99

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Open Box: SAPPHIRE 100311BFVSR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102916R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy

-$109.00 Instant
$389.99
$280.99

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COOLMAX RM-1000B 1000W ATX 12V v2.2/ EPS12V v2.91 SLI / CrossFire Ready Active PFC and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817159101
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-$20.00 Instant
$119.99
$99.99

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CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145261
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$99.99

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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
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$158.99

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THQ Gift - Darksiders PC Game
Item #: N82E16800995099
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-$39.99 Saving
$39.99
$0.00

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
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$99.99

Subtotal: $1,164.89
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April 7, 2011 2:21:36 AM
April 7, 2011 10:45:29 AM

you didnt list a ram selection?
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April 7, 2011 9:47:54 PM

sorry lol maybe i should wear my glasses thank you
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