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Old 10-22-2010, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I'm doing a computer build, my first ever one really. Hoping someone could look over what I've got let me know if everything looks ok, no lack of wattage, wrong socket type, missing components or anything. This computer will be used for just about everything and pretty much constantly. Web surfing, a lot of video, occasional PhotoShop and SketchUp, and a lot of gaming (RTS, FIFA, RPGs) with many games installed at the same time. Planing to keep my AlienWare case (for now), monitors, 1.75 TB spread across three other WD internal drives, and 4TB on two external USB.

*Links are all NewEgg for ease of use; but I'm looking elsewhere to buy because I'm in CA. - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX - GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/Eyefinity
---Would it'd be worth doubling this to xFire this later on. Never done it so don't know anything about it. - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
---Just 4GB for now, but plan to up to 8GB (same type) after Christmas. - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


I want to stick with stock fan/hs on the CPU for now. Later on if noise or heat turns out to be an issue looking to get a - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Later on get a new case: - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thanks for any help.

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could use couldn't you?

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Old 10-22-2010, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry no CA meaning California. NewEgg is headquartered in LA so I have to pay sales tax on anything I buy from them. With this shopping cart it's a little more than $72 extra. So if I could find the same components elsewhere for around the same price I'd save.
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Actually, Newegg has two warehouses. One in NJ as well. But I would guess the majority of the parts would be from CA.

I know Tiger Direct's warehouse is in Northern Chicago. About 30 miles from me. Over the border, so I pay no tax. :P
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah it doesn't matter what it is. If a company has any presence at all in a particular state (even just a call center) the state will collect taxes on purchases made from there. I've found all but the HD and vCard at Amazon but without the NewEgg combos and promo codes if I buy it there it's going to be about the same price (actually a dollar more if I avoid the taxes). So I've got to play around with it some more see what I can get from where for what.

You guys don't see any issues with those particular parts though?
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I live in TN and NewEgg has a warehouse here, but even with taxes it still comes out cheaper than other places. especially with their killer combos.

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Yeah that's what I'm finding. The only things I have from that list without a combo or discount is the HDD and RAM. Amazon doesn't carry either of the two I'm looking at. For RAM they have PNY XLR8 4GB, but it only has 6 reviews on NewEgg. As for the HDD I think I'll drop the SAMSUNG, seeing it's only 5400RPM 3GB/s. Instead using a combo pairing up the PSU with a - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive.
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Could try also?
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Anybody think He should use a GTX 460, or HD 5850?
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Any Reason I should? Honestly I don't know a lot about vCards, it's not that I really use the ones I have. I game but I'm not into FPS, no Crysis, Far Cry 2 or anything that demanding. Mostly just strategy games, football manager, and rpgs.

I compared different models from the ATI 5000 series. The 5850's usually run a hundred dollars more than the 5830's. The 5850 is a jump from 1120 to 1440 stream processors but that hardly seems worth a C note.

NVIDIA is similarly priced but doesn't look like there's a lot of difference between the two. They use 'processor cores' (a lot fewer than NVIDIA's) 'stream processors' I have no clue what, if any, difference there is between the two.

Here's one of each in comparison

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