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February 10, 2012 5:01:45 PM

I would like the best from my desktop. I don't want just the latest and greatest of whats on the market. I want the best for my PC at a good price. So my Question is what would be the best layout for my PC?

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February 10, 2012 5:11:50 PM

Layout? Please explain what you mean by this term 'layout', do you mean cable management?
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February 10, 2012 5:25:33 PM

Sorry. I mean what would be the best setup(CPU, Video Card, Motherboard, etc). I'm looking into custom building a PC or buy the already to go and then customizing later down the road. Just want to know the best.
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February 10, 2012 5:46:31 PM

Build it on your own unless you enjoy being ripped off by big companies.
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February 10, 2012 5:59:48 PM

I guess to make it a little easier I need help deciding the Video Card and Processor, I think I can figure the rest out. I'm looking at going Intel(unless informed otherwise) for the Processor but not sure which one. I know that Intel can get a little pricey the higher you go, so I just want to know which is the best(not the latest and greatest, just the best), I don't need what's new just what's best.
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February 10, 2012 6:12:13 PM

Head over to the 'Homebuilt' section of the forum and fill in this:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...

I understand that building a new PC may seem daunting, but as good as people here are we can't really help you without a more specific idea of what you're after. The above form will help us to help you. :) 
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February 10, 2012 6:22:18 PM

lol, best which i would call pricey, is intel core i7 2700k(sandybridge), and a NVIDIA GTX590 series, if u can overclock it, do so, and buy amazing cooling(probably expensive watercooling)

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

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/GeForce-768-bit-ENGTX590-3DIS-3GD...

for the CPU if u want a server CPU which is even more expensive go for:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if u want a cheaper GPU that is also amazing go for one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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February 10, 2012 6:28:36 PM

we need to know budget and purpose, and if you already have anything you can reuse, monitor etc.
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February 11, 2012 8:08:39 PM

This is my current wish list thou newegg.com. Can you let me know if I left anything out? Do you know anywhere else I could find roughly the same at better price or am I doing good?

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i
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COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
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Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.99
$149.99


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant
$249.99
$199.99


EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16814130593
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
$339.99


CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16817139011
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$17.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$189.99
$172.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231313
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$99.96
($24.99 each)


MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Item #: N82E16813130574
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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$229.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16832116716
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$199.99
$189.99
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ABBYY Finereader 9 Express - System Builder - OEM
Item #: N82E16832745013
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-$49.99 Saving
$49.99
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Subtotal: $1,604.87
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February 11, 2012 9:04:17 PM

OMG that pricey for what you are getting,
1 those dvd writers look expensive,
2 not much memory 4Gb is not enough
3 which version of windows you need 64bit
4 that is one seriously expensive HDD, get a cheaper one and an SSd.
5 Ditch P67 get Z68
6 get OEM win 7
7 get the 560ti 448 its about 90% of the performance for 70% of the price.
8 that PSU is very over sized, if you are planning to SLI thats ok, otherwise a waste
9 that RAM is over priced, I can get 16GB of 1600 for £70,

Have you just gone most expensive (not top end) on everything?

What will you use it for?
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February 11, 2012 9:12:51 PM

the memory is 4gb x 4. Sorry i didn't put quantity. I was trying to stay away from most expensive, i'm still new to this build tower thing. Used the internet to help me. I'll update my list after i adjust with your info. Thanks for the help any other help will be awesome. Going out to eat, so if i don't reply right away just post anyway. Thanks agian
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February 11, 2012 9:21:17 PM

Hey, going to bed so I won't mind if yuo don't reply, others will take over and carry on. Seems to me you should be looking at more like 1000 all in. 1600 seems bizzarely expensive. 100-case, 200 mobo+ram, 200 CPU, 150 psu, 250 gpu, 100 storage. very roughly, maybe add 10% to that
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February 11, 2012 9:38:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 11, 2012 11:18:22 PM

I'm going to use this computer for gaming, game development, and going to school to get a Degree in CS. I don't want an extreme computer. I want the best at an affordable price. I'm trying not to go over 1500. My goal is to be around 1000, i'm okay with going a little over.
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February 11, 2012 11:34:56 PM

Quick question. What is SSD?
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February 11, 2012 11:57:34 PM

Seriously a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering ... a game dev? You are still not sure, are you. You really have no idea what this involves...find some time and do a research what are the implementation for each degree/career before you spend money and time on something you think you might like.

Anyway: You might end up in design so go with i7 2600k, Asus z68 motherboard, 8GB of 1600 DDR3 ram (for start it is more than enough), 240GB SSD, Radeon 7950, at least Corsair 650W PSU, but the most important part is great monitor so go with 27" monitor with high resolution like this 2560x1440 not 1920x1080...I know that is over budget but it will make your work easier.

Good luck and do a research,
Cheers, Max.
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February 11, 2012 11:58:07 PM

SSD, man google it
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February 12, 2012 12:27:11 AM

lol i did. I realized after i posted that i could google it lol
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February 12, 2012 8:36:10 AM

in fact check out the toms 500/1000 and 2000 builds from a few months ago, read the final article as there were issues with one of the buils can't recall which one though.
and for any kind of dev work, at least 2 screens are well worth it. although with this the nvidia gpu's will run hotter unless you get a cheap card to run the second screen, as they do not idle when two screen are connected, pushing the idel temps from 55ishto 80ish and hence an increase in fan speed. Two cards (even if grossly imbalanced) and that goes away, this is not SLI.
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February 12, 2012 3:16:12 PM

Well newegg.com servers are down. Can anyone suggest another good website? I've googled and found a few but just wanted to ask.
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February 12, 2012 3:27:17 PM

amazon, tigerdirect and compusa... that order for me...
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February 13, 2012 7:21:39 AM

This is my new layout after a little twicking from 13thmonkey. I tried to get as close as I could. Anymore help would be awesome or am I looking good?

MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin
Item #:N82E16814127615
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card14-127-615

$309.99 -$10.00 Instant $299.99
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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:CMPSU-750TXV2
Item #:N82E16817139021
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card17-139-021

$139.99 -$35.00 Instant $104.99
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ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:p 8Z68-V LX
Item #:N82E16813131781
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card13-131-781

$124.99
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AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:CSAZ-1000R
Item #:N82E16811517006
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate11-517-006

$129.99 -$25.00 Instant $104.99
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Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
Item #:N82E16820104169
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$99.99 -$20.00 Instant $79.99
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LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:GH24LS70
Item #:N82E16827136228
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$20.99x2 $41.98
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy:Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
In Stock

$229.99
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:GFC-02050
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$99.99
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:WD1001FALS
Item #:N82E16822136284
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$209.99 -$80.00 Instant $129.99

Subtotal: $1,216.90
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February 13, 2012 7:44:29 AM

I could have sworn i'd seen a 560/448 for 219 inc rebates advertised somewhere.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/22609/deal_of_the_day_new...

the 750 is still too much unless you plan on SLI
the caviar black is ok at that price, if you want your system to be really responsive then get a 128GB SSD crucial M4 for instance for you OS drive and treat the caviar for data/large programs.

I'd say you still have the bulk of the performance from the previous build for $400 less. Getting the SSD will probably give you more performance than the previous build.
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February 13, 2012 8:54:34 AM

The GPU is out of stock. I'm not getting my computer till the 27th so i'll wait and see.
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February 13, 2012 8:59:22 AM

especially with new nvidia stuff nearly out in the wild. Look at some ssd reviews, especially on you tube so you can see comparative starts.
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February 13, 2012 9:15:32 AM

do you think i could get away with a 650w?
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February 13, 2012 9:31:44 AM

I get away with a seasonic 600 with a gtx 470 and a q9550 both more power hungry than yours, at peak i'm only pulling 300W from the wall.
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February 13, 2012 9:44:57 AM

safe to say 500W would do
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February 13, 2012 9:48:47 AM

a good 500W, 12V amps are more important than watts. If you have any thoughts about SLI then i'd say not.

Dual monitor or single, if you want dual take my advice about a second (very low end) card seriously it'll be loud and hot, not a good choice for a working machine.

I've put a server together with a Fractal define mini, its so quiet, nice case, consider noise if you are deving on it, as whilst gaming you won't notice the noise. Antec P180 etc, can also be quiet. depends how important it is to you.
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February 13, 2012 9:57:39 AM

I like quiet lol. Is there a manu you suggest that is good
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February 13, 2012 10:01:14 AM

fractal design, and antec p series look here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/ some of the articles are old, but they helped design the P180, the P182/3 is still good, the 150 also. The Fractal design cases are nice to work with (the original P180 was not (i've got one)).
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February 13, 2012 4:06:42 PM

Okay this is the updated layout. 13thmonkey thanks for the GPU suggestion but the offer expires before I am able to buy, thank you though for the help. I've tidied up a little bit and have managed to drop price a little more. Had an increase from adding the SSD but it will be worth it. I've looked at amazon and Compusa, no need to look at tigerdirect because they are the same as compusa, haven't found any reduced prices yet. Would like to shave a bit more off the final price so any help would be awesome and thanks to all of you who help. I really appreciate it!!!!

MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127615
Model #:N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin
Item #:N82E16814127615
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
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$309.99 -$10.00 Instant $299.99
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SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Item #:N82E16817256061
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
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$59.99
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ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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Model #8Z68-V LX
Item #:N82E16813131781
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card13-131-781

$124.99
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AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811517006
Model #:CSAZ-1000R
Item #:N82E16811517006
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate11-517-006

$129.99 -$25.00 Instant $104.99
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model #:F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231309
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$79.99
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LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24LS70 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136228
Model #:GH24LS70
Item #:N82E16827136228
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$20.99x2 $41.98
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy:Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
In Stock

$229.99
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986
Model #:GFC-02050
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$99.99
. .
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284
Model #:WD1001FALS
Item #:N82E16822136284
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$209.99 -$80.00 Instant $129.99
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Model #:CT128M4SSD2
Item #:N82E16820148442
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock

$199.99 -$39.00 Instant $160.99

Subtotal: $1,332.89 -$70.00(Mail-In Rebate) $1262.89
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February 24, 2012 1:55:08 PM

Best answer selected by LetchaBenderL8R.
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February 24, 2012 2:07:41 PM

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