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Old 10-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The animated guide to Building a PC. Learn to build a PC from scratch with PCitYourself!

My advise is to let these guys pick your parts out for you and then use the link above as your assembly guide. If you have any problems you just have to ask for help

And I would avoid the watercooling until your a little more experienced. Those cheap kits they use in a "Pre-built" PC should be avoided. If your not overclocking the stock heatsink is fine and if you do want to learn overclocking then a good aftermarket heatsink will do the job as well or better than a cheap watercooling kit.
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http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view Is what I came up with feel free to criticize
Thanks slay didnt see your post
Wow I just realised how much is missing from that list, I feel sad now, im gonna go over budget =(
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Your link is showing as a blank page. Instead of posting a link to a shopping cart you should post a link to each individual component.
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this is MUCH better, for cheaper, but its AMD, you can get it pretty close to the same price if you change out MAD with an I5 750

but this has a 5870 and a 6 core AMD processor.


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Would this be better then an alienware aurora though?
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Heres an i7 1156 and board for 30 bucks more than Seans mobo cpu

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Question though what are you doing with it?

But, infact, that ipower setup is pretty trick for $1300. And the i7 930 is faster than the x6.
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Anything these guys say will be at least as good as that overpriced pos.
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I think Im going to have to go with the Alienware. I need windows 7 and as I said before I want solid ground to stand on. But which version should I go with p55 i3 or x58 i7?
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if you are going to disregard what we are telling you, thats fine.


i would go with a X58 i7, that platform has the biggest buffer for " future proof ".
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