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Old 09-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Instead of putting together a list of parts for you all to edit, I would just like to see your build suggestions. Links to Newegg would be appreciated, but I can look the parts up myself also. I primarily play DDO (Dungeons and Dragons Online), but would like a system capable of running Dragon Age on close to if not Max settings. I would like to run dual monitors so I can have the internet and my game up at the same time. My budget is maxed at $2500 but would like to build as cheap as possible. I plan on using the following so please include in your build or account for them in your budget: Razer Mouse , Logitech Keyboard , and Logitech Speakers .

Thanks in advance for all of your advice.
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What about the screens and win7?

To let you know, you cannot broswe the internet whilst gaming. To use the internet, you'll still have to minimize the game so as to click sand scroll the broswer.
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I don't know about operating systems. I still like my windows XP Pro...but to my understanding(and that isn't a lot) it was limited to only seeing 2 GB of RAM. Where the new operating systems are able to utilize more RAM but also require a lot more system resources. I imagine it is time to update to something newer tho and Windows 7 is probably it.

I thought I could run window mode on my game on one screen and still have an internet browser running on the other, as long as the card could support dual DVI etc. I thought my old x850xt was capable, I just never had a second monitor to try it out with. But I am probably wrong.

As to monitors for the build I would prefer HD capable (Since most cards are HD capable now) and atleast a 21" screen.
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Yes through windows mode you can do that... My issue with windows mode is the mouse doesn't stop at the edges.... but i guess youj can get use to that.

Any 64 bit os will see 4gigs or more, while 32bigt, XP Pro, will see upto 4gig less system ram... Win7 is suppose to be very nice.
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so tell me a list of everything you need, plain as day and i will put together a build for you.. and tell me what are you going to be doing with this computer, how many gigs of space do you need, etc etc
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This will be my new gaming rig. Like I said I primarily play DDO but would like to be able to run DAO at close to if not max settings. I want a rig that is going to last me a few years without needing a ton of upgrades if any. My current system I built in Summer 2005 and has been a good rig for me. I can run DAO on it, but only barely. I would like SSD, but they don't seem like a cost effective option yet for any storage capacity that is really usable. If I would be better off in a RAID configuration, design it and I am sure with a little research I could set it up. This is what I will need:

Case-I want to stay air cooled for cost effectiveness. Been really happy with my Black P-182
CPU- I have always ran Intel, and as I understand they are still top of the heap atm.
MoBo-I have been happy with my ASUS, but no preference here.
PSU- What ever is required.
GPU- Once again I have always had ATI cards, But I am open to whatever set up. Would like HD capable cards.
RAM- Would like as much as the budget and Windows 7 will allow. If there is some that can be permanently and reliably over clocked that is fine if that will help the budget.
HS- What ever will keep the CPU cool and fit in the case.
OD- I just want Optical Drives that will match the case, and of course one CD/DVD writing capable. I don't not need a BR Drive at this time. Unless they have gotten cheap enough it only makes sense.
OS- Was looking at Windows 7 64-Bit Pro...OEM for System Builders. $140 Looked like the cheapest way to get Windows 7. If there is a reason not to go this route let me know.
HDD- SSD's would be nice, But I am not sure they can fit in the budget. So what ever the best set up would be with around 500 GB of storage. And maybe Raptors or SSD if you can squeeze them in some how.

I would like at least Sata II connections inside the case for ease of set up and a clean look, besides their performance advantages. As I said above I would like to run Dual 21" Monitors (HD if possible), the speakers, mouse, and keyboard listed above will need to be accounted for in the budget also. I would like to do this as cheaply as possible (of course) but I have a budget up to $2500. If I forgot anything just let me know. I appreciate the help with this, as I am not capable of staying up with the latest and greatest performance parts in the PC world.
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* Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
* OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Combo Price: $508.99

* ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
* G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

Combo Price: $294.98

* Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
* Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower

Combo Price: $219.98

2 x Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR) Built-in Speakers
2 x $199.99 w/$20 MIR card (x2)

* Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Combo Price: $189.98 w/$10 MIR card

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer
$19.99

Newegg.com - Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT R-C 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
$59.99

Newegg.com - XFX HD-587A-CNF9 Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
$509.99

That comes up to roughly $2394 and includes the mouse and keyboard. Your link is screwed for the speakers so I dunno about them.
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Speaker link should be fixed. Thanks for the build Trotter. I would like to see some other opinions also so keep them coming if its not to much trouble.
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i just did the computer

thi will run anything at max settings and laugh while doing it


Case: $130
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Mother Board: $200
ASUS Sabertooth X58
Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: $300
Intel Core i7-950
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Memory: $345
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

Graphics Card: $715
XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition
Newegg.com - XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply: $200
CORSAIR Professional Series AX850
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SSD: $235
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: $130
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200
Newegg.com - Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner: $20
Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

CPU Cooler: $90
Noctua NH-D14
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Total: $2365
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Whichever direction you go, buy my psu instead

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