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Old 05-03-2009, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Opinion on this build

Just seeing everyone's thought on this, criticism is fine.
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I have a slightly larger budget, lemme know what better products to replace.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, this build needs a lot of reworking. Here's a much better build for a little bit more money.

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696.88 with shipping, then you get 40 bucks back in MIRs.

The x3 720 is the new tri-core, the 8750 is dated and slow in comparison. Also matched it with a good, inexpensive board that will support it.

The 4770 is on par, if not better than the GTS 250, and cheaper by a decent bit.

Got you a better kit of memory, the PI Blacks are some of the best RAM on the market for only 10 bucks more.

A much better HDD with more space, and a better PSU that will support everything.

The case is a really good deal, and it has free shipping. It's a highly recommended case around here, and will be loads better than the one you picked out.

You don't really need an extra sound card, the onboard on that mobo is pretty decent.

The total you had after shipping before was $689.37 with no MIRs, so with my build you are actually saving money after the MIRs. Even if you don't send in the MIRs, it's only about 5 bucks more for much better performance.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^Nice one.

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I am modifying it to fit my church's needs for a sound room, they need good sound quality (hence the sound card), a large fast HDD, RAM for speed, triple core for better speed, etc.

Plans: Swap my own Intel Quad and Mobo and 9500 GT, replacing the parts with the AMD Mobo, x3, and GTX 260 (its only 130$ free shipping, free cod5, rebates, i support Nivedia alot 448bit ftw) I am looking for an SLI compatible motherboard (2 PCI-16 E express basically) and an SLI powersupply that can handle dual GTX 260s, any precautions? (more fans? do I need liquid cooling?)
A sound card IS needed, is there one you can reccomend me that is nice?

Would also like to know why you choose that particular case? its 54$, does it have like 3 fans or something? or is it best for proper ventilation for an SLI build.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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...okay...well, let's see...I got you a bigger, faster HDD. Better, faster RAM. A MUCH faster triple core.

The only thing you need to add is a sound card if you feel like it. But trust me, this build is way better, way faster, and you won't be disappointed by it.

I mean, you do realize you had a 5400RPM speed HDD on there, right?
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, let me try to tackle your stuff one at a time here.

- So you are saying that you're going to give up your quad for the x3? And take the parts your church bought for yourself?

- From the sounds of it, you aren't really building something for yourself instead of your church. Why didn't you just say that? Also, why do you want dual 260s? If you want that much power, just pick up a 285. Then you don't need to buy an overpriced SLI motherboard, and we can just up your PSU a bit.

- That case is a great case for the deal. One of the best you can get for the money.

Next time, be more up front with what you want. But to me, it sounds like you are ripping off your church...
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The budget is from my parents and not the church, I am building it as a project for my school MYP. Yes, i will consider the GTX 285.
But can you still recommend me the best Audio Card available at the best price?
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This card is pretty sweet. Plugs into the pci-e x1 slot.

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Just keep the same build, and swap out the video card. Get this 285: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Every part I picked out for you is loads better than the parts you picked out for a little more money. Trust me, you'll have a nice little build.
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Well, I guess there is no need for a SLI motherboard atm or a SLI power supply. I will stick with a GTX 265 since I play cod 4 at a only 1024x768 and 12**x1***, it should give me 125 FPS. Thanks for the build, I will consider it. But, what does the sound card help out so much with? It's 100$....
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Well, you wanted a sound card for the "church audio PC", so I priced it out. All I know is it's good. And you know my opinion of you not really needing it, but it would be better audio quality for audio related things.

The one you priced out was 95 bucks...
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