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May 3, 2012 4:23:02 PM

I want to make a computer , because of the options that it makes you change more parts in the future.

but personally me, i do not know what to buy.

i am a graphic designer.

ANY computer UNDER or A LITLE MORE EXPENSIVE will be OK.

can somebody help me out?

i dont know if this are BAD RAM cards

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-Memory-...

but this ones i may buy.

i was also thinking about a RED [any other color is alright ] CASE like this one:

Sentey Burton Series GS-6500R Black / Red 1mm SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you want you can change that case i dont really mind.


I want a i7 or i5 processor, i cant choose between those.

The problem comes when i am about to chose my graphic card. it always messes up my price range at last or when i am pipcking up the Power supply.

so can somebody help me build a good computer?

More about : build 600

May 3, 2012 4:34:18 PM

I would not purchase a $100 case from a sub-par manufacturer on a $600 build, and it won't be possible to get an i7 or i5 if you're going to be running any sort of GPU.

The RAM is decent but watch the tall heat sinks if you plan to install any sort of after market cooler. If you're willing to stretch your budget to $800 the i5 is obtainable but knowing if you have monitor/mouse/keyboard/OS or not will make a huge difference in how the build will look.
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May 3, 2012 4:43:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I would not purchase a $100 case from a sub-par manufacturer on a $600 build, and it won't be possible to get an i7 or i5 if you're going to be running any sort of GPU.

The RAM is decent but watch the tall heat sinks if you plan to install any sort of after market cooler. If you're willing to stretch your budget to $800 the i5 is obtainable but knowing if you have monitor/mouse/keyboard/OS or not will make a huge difference in how the build will look.



ok lets say is 800 budget.
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May 3, 2012 4:57:43 PM

*gulp* $600? expensive case,16gb ram and i5 or i7?

I'm afraid that won't work buddy. for a $600 budget 8gb is plenty and you don't want half your budget on a case.

Case: Cooler Master haf 912/$60
PSU: Antec earthwatts 650w/$80
RAM: G.skill ripjaw series 8gb 1333Mhz/$42
HDD: Western digital cavier blue 500gb/$80
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M/$85
CPU: i3 2120/$125
GPU: Asus 7750/$110
Optical drive: Asus 24x/$18

Grand total:$600

FYI: I did not include monitor,peripherals or OS in the build. Hopefully this stuff is on top of the price
Good luck with your build:) 
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May 3, 2012 5:14:08 PM

andystanley said:
*gulp* $600? expensive case,16gb ram and i5 or i7?

I'm afraid that won't work buddy. for a $600 budget 8gb is plenty and you don't want half your budget on a case.

Case: Cooler Master haf 912/$60
PSU: Antec earthwatts 650w/$80
RAM: G.skill ripjaw series 8gb 1333Mhz/$42
HDD: Western digital cavier blue 500gb/$80
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M/$85
CPU: i3 2120/$125
GPU: Asus 7750/$110
Optical drive: Asus 24x/$18

Grand total:$600

FYI: I did not include monitor,peripherals or OS in the build. Hopefully this stuff is on top of the price
Good luck with your build:) 


I would not get H61 on a desktop build and especially an mATX board at that - you forfeit RAM expansion slots, an x16 lane for GPU, and tons of other things that will make upgrading incredibly difficult. I certainly wouldn't use a Sentey case either.

Here's what I would get on an $800 budget:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 500GB - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99 ($15.00 MIR)

Total: $756.92 - $25.00 MIR = $731.92

With this build you don't sacrifice expansion options, the motherboard supports up to 32GB RAM (should you need it), you get a dedicated quad core i5, and you get a GPU that's capable of supporting multiple displays (perfect for CS5) out of the box.
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May 3, 2012 5:18:18 PM

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My build gives the OP the most power for gaming.


This isn't a gaming build - it's a graphic design build.
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May 3, 2012 5:26:42 PM

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AMD Dragon build.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just below $793 (i rounded the numbers up).


the only problem i might find is with the processor. i wish to know if a i3 will be better off than that one...

also i might change it in the future also the ram.. so a am stick with your setup for now..

so can u get me a i3 that will owrk with all the stuff you put?
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May 3, 2012 5:35:55 PM

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4 real cores> 2 with HT.

yeaa mmm i am sorry

i dont get it :S! :( 

does that means AMD Phenom II x4 is better than the i3?

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May 3, 2012 5:40:01 PM

juniiflow said:
yeaa mmm i am sorry

i dont get it :S! :( 

does that means AMD Phenom II x4 is better than the i3?

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Not even slightly - the AM3 platform is incredibly aging technology. Supposedly Piledriver will use an entirely new socket and chipset but AMD is keeping very quite about what the actual specs will bring. Any Sandy Bridge CPU - be it the i3-2120 or i5-2400 will far outperform any AMD build.
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May 3, 2012 5:50:40 PM

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And where does the i3 outperform a 4 core phenom?
gaming?
I thought this was a budget build?

As much as i love SB i cannot say get an i3 when many things use 4 cores now.
And for his usages the 4 real cores will work better.



well evreyone is saying that the i5,i3,i7 are better than almost evrey AMD prrocesor
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May 3, 2012 7:03:41 PM

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And where does the i3 outperform a 4 core phenom?
gaming?
I thought this was a budget build?

As much as i love SB i cannot say get an i3 when many things use 4 cores now.
And for his usages the 4 real cores will work better.


A $70 Pentium G620 far outperforms a $200 FX-8150: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
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May 3, 2012 7:07:15 PM


The PhII 965 is a killer build, and the AM3+ motherboard will support Piledriver CPUs.

The HD7850 should be killer for compute, and hopefully OpenCL. You could drop down a bit and snag an SSD if that is a problem.

OCZ Agility3 60GB are around $70 after rebate.

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May 3, 2012 7:17:39 PM

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Yeah it is true.
But Phenom II is faster in gaming than FX.
Plus you are not a gamer..



finally somebody understands :}!!!! many people think i am trying to build game graphics lol.... but i am not. i do muixtape,flyers etc... not gooing into detail right now...

http://tinyurl.com/7nljopr


that is the PC that i wanna buy, do you recomend adding other stuff? i will upgrade later to moer ram and a SSD.. but not now. i
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May 3, 2012 7:18:44 PM


juniiflow said:
i still cant belive that.. ^ lol


It's meaningless in a multi-threaded content creation application environment where the PhII 965BE has twice the jam.

Especially at 3.8GHz with the IMC/NB at 2500MHz.


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May 3, 2012 7:24:09 PM

final question?

What does Chassis,droll means?

and were can i get a boook manual for computers so i can understand ya better xD! ;]


Thank you all i think i already make my chose @REcon-Uk,@WiseCRacker, @g-Unit11 thankyou for advice
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May 3, 2012 7:28:38 PM


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And it's probably faster at gaming, too. I think that other guy is simply trolling.

He didn't bother to mention the FX8150 is 3.5x faster in POV-Ray and 2x faster in PS.


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May 3, 2012 7:32:00 PM

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@OP
The Alienware is pretty killer for your tasks.
However looking at it's size and form factor, it does not look very upgradable.

It has the advantage of a i7 2600 which will rip up any offerings posted here by the members of Tom's, including myself.

But you need to take into consideration what choices you have.


Yeah the problem with Alienware is that they include a lot of proprietary and watered down components - it's Dell so that's the reason I never recommend them. I'd go with Cyberpower over Alienware and I'm not the biggest fan of Cyberpower either.

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finally somebody understands :}!!!! many people think i am trying to build game graphics lol.... but i am not. i do muixtape,flyers etc... not gooing into detail right now...


On the build I posted I included a 6850 - it's about as basic of a GPU as it gets but it's capable of running multiple displays with relative ease - something that will come in handy if you want to run CS5 or whatever.
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May 3, 2012 7:32:58 PM

Wisecracker said:
And it's probably faster at gaming, too. I think that other guy is simply trolling.

He didn't bother to mention the FX8150 is 3.5x faster in POV-Ray and 2x faster in PS.



wow ya are really making my head spin lol...

i need to get a book asap :] :o 
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May 3, 2012 7:33:24 PM

Best answer selected by juniiflow.
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May 3, 2012 7:36:54 PM

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Never said your build was bad, but you are aiming at gaming benchmarks...
Phenom walks away with work loads compared to the i3, it is just fact.


I would like to see those benchmarks then, I have been told this before and I still don't buy it.
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May 3, 2012 7:37:24 PM


POV-Ray is a 3D-modeling program with ray tracing. PS = Adobe Photoshop

They're handy for content creation and graphics :) 


And pull-leeze, stop trying to compare the 620 to the FX8150 and PhII965BE.

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May 3, 2012 7:54:52 PM

Wisecracker said:
POV-Ray is a 3D-modeling program with ray tracing. PS = Adobe Photoshop

They're handy for content creation and graphics :) 


And pull-leeze, stop trying to compare the 620 to the FX8150 and PhII965BE.



ther you goo i kind of understand that..

and yes most of the programs i will use will be from adobe eespcially photoshop and cinema 4d for some 3D text.
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May 4, 2012 12:54:56 AM

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That was the whole point mate.
You will not see a difference from them in the real world, paired up with a decent gpu at 1080p.



just wondering in the alienware pc i bought, those that video card holds 1080p?
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May 4, 2012 12:58:50 AM

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That gpu will do 2560x1600.
You do not plan to game, so do not worry about it.



well a ma take that as a yes.
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May 4, 2012 1:05:57 AM

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:hello:  yes :D 



LMaooo... hahahaha :sol: 

thank you..
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May 4, 2012 1:49:58 AM

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is the alienware Slim form factor? or what form factor?

forget it, found out it was small form factor wich is actually really bad.
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