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Old 06-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Theses are parts I have in mind:

-CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Gaming Case with high air flowAMD -Phenom™ II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU
-Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX Chipset CrossFireX support for Socket AM3 AMD Phenom II CPU DDR3/1333 Mainboard ATX, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1600/1800/1866, USB3.0, SATA-III /s,RAID, ATX
-ASUS U3S6 Storage USB 3.0 / SATA 3 Expansion X4 PCIE card, it provides extra 2 external USB 3 and 2 internal SATA 3 ports
-CoolerMaster V8 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan
-8GB (4x2GB) PC16000 DDR3/1800mhz Dual Channel Memory
-24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE
-LG BH10LS30 10X Blu-Ray Rewriter & 16X DVD ±R/±RW Drive
-128 GB Crucial C300 Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
-Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System
-1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive
-Killer Xeno Pro Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI-E Network Interface Car
-AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card, Eyefinity capable
-USB Wireless 802.11g 300Mbps USB Adapter
-1000 Watts Power Supplies

Please give me some tips on any changes or better parts you have in mind.
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I don't see your CPU.
You will never need 1000W. 750W is plenty already.
What HDD are you getting? If you want speed, look at a SSD.
You don't need a separate Ethernet card. Onboard should do everything.
What RAM manufacturer also?

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My CPU is:
Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX Chipset CrossFireX support for Socket AM3 AMD Phenom II CPU DDR3/1333 Mainboard ATX, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1600/1800/1866, USB3.0, SATA-III /s,RAID, ATX.

Thanks for the advice on the power supply and Ethernet card.

Want a very good machine so budget isn't the most important thing (within reason!!!)

-RAM is:
Kingston Hyper X Blu Series
-And one if the hard drives is an SSD

Any more advice would be great!

Sorry CPU IS:
AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU

Also, what are peoples views on cyberpower? Just in terms if quality of build and services. Would it be better building it myself?
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Use the Edit feature, mate, and don't multi-post. Click the little pencil icon in the lower right corner of your post(s) to add or change something.

More expensive does not always mean best. A Rolls-Royce is nice, but a Chevy will get you there just as well.

If you are wanting the best performance you should go with an Intel 1155 as it is the current performance king. A 2500K would be your best bet for that; the 2600K is a little faster but not worth the extra $100+. Look for the Asus Sabertooth 1155 board for your mobo.

The V8 is a decent cooler, but there are many better out there. The H70 is a good idea for this one, or a Noctua if you want to stay on air.

A HD cooler is personal preference but I wouldn't worry about it as your main drive will be a SSD. Make sure to go with a Western Digital Black drive for your data drive (five year warranty and great performance).

MoM is right about the network card as well as the PSU (sorta). 1000W is great if you plan on going Crossfire/SLI in the future, but the main thing is to know what brand it is as all PSUs are NOT created equal.

As for CyberPower... my comments should tell you. They do not let you make the best decisions for components as you are limited by what they offer at the time. The brand you get is extremely important but CP likes to leave a lot of stuff as "generic".
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Thanks for the tips.
As a place to buy the parts, where would you suggest as I don't really fancy building it myself, hence going for CP as everything would be from them so therefore easier.
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it is rare that i don't buy something from Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

building a computer is easy. any problems or questions just ask here. there are many step by step written and video tutorials available and can be given if needed.
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Might just go with buying the parts and building it myself, are there no websites you recommend that will build a custom PC to my configuration? (and do a very good job)
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The best option is to build it yourself.
Otherwise you'll probably over pay by a lot.

This will show you (basically) how to build a PC.
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it will probably cost a hundred dollars for anybody else to put it together for you. ask yourself if thats worth it, or if you could use a hundred dollars more in computer parts for a little bit of your time.
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Thanks for everyone's advice. These are the parts I've gone for:

Case : CM STORM SNIPER - NEXT GEN GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU): Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard: ASUS® SABERTOOTH P67 (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, THERMAL ARMOR!

Memory (RAM): 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 590 - 2 DVI,mHDMI - DX® 11

1st Hard Disk: 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

3rd Hard Disk 160GB INTEL® 320 SERIES SSD, SATA 3 Gb/s (upto 270MB/sR | 165MB/sW)

RAID: RAID 0 STRIPED

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive: 12x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW

Memory Card Reader: INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD

Power Supply: CORSAIR 750W PRO SERIES (HX750) 80+ MODULAR PSU (£110)

Processor Cooling: COOLIT ECO A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER)

Sound Card: ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

Can always replace parts that sent upto it, wish me luck.
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