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Old 06-17-2009, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Around 800-1000 to spend, don't know jack about computers.

My current PC just ain't cuttin' it, 2x NVIDIA Geforce 7900 cards, Nvidia duel core 3800+, 1gig ram, and for some reason, ever since I got it, it's randomly shut down while playing video games (I've sent it back to Ibuypower and had everything replaced, problem still persisted)

Last time I went to I buy power and bought what I needed from a list, and obviously I won't be doing that again, was wondering if anyone could make suggestions for deals n what not. Mainly used for gaming, lots of gaming.

Also, when buying from Newegg, how much more are the pre-builts? (Newegg.com - Desktop PCs, Desktop PC Computers, Cheap Desktop PCs, HP Desktop PC, Cheap Desktop Computer)
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Around 800-1000 to spend, don't know jack about computers.

Your best bet would be to build it. For the same cost of some of the prebuilts, you can build your own that you can upgrade later for less.

Do you have a monitor and such? If not, or you want a bigger one, we can work that out. If you have one, what size is it, and what resolution do you play at?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 1280x1024 monitor, and speakers, as well as an instalation CD for Windows XP (well it's a backup CD for what I currently have, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.)

So pretty much I only need the tower, and what goes inside.
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Default Re: Around 800-1000 to spend, don't know jack about computers.

What is your budget?
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Around $800-$1000 is my budget, maybe more if I can find a buy for me 300 worth in dell gift cards.
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Depending on if they have an expirery or not, But you could use your Dell certs to get a monitor... Theyre rebadges Samsung monitors when you want to upgrade.
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This build is $995 before mail in rebates and would be a missive improvement over your current system.

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F DT HD502IJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - intel Core i7 920 + Asus P6T Deluxe v2 + 6gb OCZ DDR3 1600mhz combo deal

Because the system has 6gb of ram you will need a 64 bit operating system. I recommend using the Windows 7 64bit Release Candidate which is free until march of next year. At that point you could switch to one of the final versions of 7. The 7 RC can be downloaded here.

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Bin that Corsair 650TX and get a Corsair 620HX or something from PPC&C, Seasonic or Enermax. That is the worse Corsair PSU out there, I've had mine break several times now (even after getting a brand new replacement), and the Corsair support forums are full of cries over it. It's the worst piece of advice I've ever followed....getting that piece of....you get the drift. After spending lots of time on Corsair forums I can't believe people still insist on recommending it.
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Some questions.

That setup, how loud would it be?

What level of games would it be able to reliably render?

How much of a problem will be keeping it cool?
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Bin that Corsair 650TX and get a Corsair 620HX or something from PPC&C, Seasonic or Enermax. That is the worse Corsair PSU out there, I've had mine break several times now (even after getting a brand new replacement), and the Corsair support forums are full of cries over it. It's the worst piece of advice I've ever followed....getting that piece of....you get the drift. After spending lots of time on Corsair forums I can't believe people still insist on recommending it.
lol.... I find that really surprising. Can you link me to one of those threads? This is the first time I have ever heard a negative comment about a corsair PSU....
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