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Glad to be a part of great forum community
I will just briefly tell you about my history with gaming computers =]
Last year around Christmas...
I felt like it was about time that I got a new computer
so I searched on google.. and ordered one from this place called Cyberpower
and they sent me a broken computer... took about 3 weeks to get my money back -_-
(never buying anything from them AGAIN)
so I decide to my first gaming rig about a year ago..
Did research and read the guides/suggestions for about a month by MYSELF
and finally built my current gaming computer
I must say i did a pretty **** good job for my first computer =]
and i'm happy that it has run fine without a hick for one whole year..
but I feel kind of stupid now for not joining a forum like this..
I think it wouldve helped me out a lot >.>
Anyways I built my comp
and lost interest in the whole computer rig stuff (because i was quite exhausted after building one lol)
but, decided that my current comp is too big and bulky for my likes
so I decided to build a new computer for Lan Parties
I am an avid gamer (really into Counter strike... been in few leagues, current team in CEVO
league.. I also play Starcraft! because I'm South Korean
how typical isn't it?)
and I kind of got into the lan parties with my friends..
I found out that my 600bux HP laptop can't do jack when it comes to gaming
and my gaming computer is too fat for me to carry it around T_T
so yea I decided I would build a rig for Lan Parties
I put up a posting on craigslist selling my fatass gaming rig for 800 bux..
I am quite bemused by the PRICE DROPS ON VIDEO CARDS AND CPUS!!
(bought 4870 for $240 and now it costs only $140 wtf.. rly?)
anyways I want to build a new comp anyway with a budget of about $600 - 700
and this time I really want some professional help/opinions on this because
I think I will stick with this one for a while... =]
so i have quite a few questions and I will be more than happy if you answer!
1. Since my budget is kind of tight... i need to maximize the performance for the price
I've only picked the case for my comp right now
and its the Thermaltake VF1000BWS case
Newegg.com - Thermaltake VF1000BWS Black Aluminum Front Panel/ SECC Chassis MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - Computer Cases
I think this is the best Lanparty case for around 100 bucks
It is still quite expensive for me i think... so If you know any better case
or better price for this case please let me know..
I'm also selling my comp so I'm starting from scratch..
Even though budgets tight.. I want to go for the intel
I used AMD on my last rig, but I want to use intel for the future (some feedback on this plz)
oh and is it possible for you to post the links and names of all the most recommendable parts for my new rig?
2. i7 vs core2quad vs AMD
I really want to go for the i7, but my budget is tight
and ppl say that the i7 performance isn't that amazing compared to core2quad
I also know that AMD has some of their new stuff out so feedback on this please..
3. I've only worked on midATX towers and FullATX towers..
is microATX hard to work on? is it hard for cable managment?
4. I kind of need some specific opinions/recommendations on the video card
the only ones that comes up to my mind for a cheap price are 9800gt, 8800gt or 4850
and I believe there are new alternatives for these but i'm not quite sure..
5. Erm............................... is craigslist a good place to sell my comp?
6. Good internet providers? I'm used to the 100mbps internet in s.korea that's like available anywhere and i'm really frustrated over the 1.5mbps i get right now from Qwest..
do you know any good providers that are fast and are in Utah.. (i moved to us like only 2 years ago)
7. Any good suggestions or things for external wire management... there's like 50 cables from printer, monitor, computer, mouse etc.. and they are pretty **** ugly on my desk and it is getting on my OCD nerves!!!!!!!!
I would be really grateful for your kind and detailed feedback =] thx