Building my first computer. 1400$ limit - Page 8 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-30-2007, 03:39 PM   #71 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

Also, im pretty sure if you swap boards you'll end up eating 20 bucks in restocking fees. Let us know how the overclocking goes.
__________________

__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 03:45 PM   #72 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Whirlwind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,400
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

Quote:
Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
For 20 bucks, the Abit board is going to be your better board. The reason we dont like the ocz power supply is the gamexstreme line has been known to have wide fluctuations in the 12v rail, which is not good for your components. The corsair hx520 is a solid PSU, i love mine.
I think you have the GameXStreme mixed up with the Mod Streme
The GameXStreme is rock solid on the 12 volt rails.

The Mod Streme is a different story.
__________________

__________________
Cooler Master CM Stacker Case
Asus P8Z68 V Pro/Gen 3
Intel i5-2500K
Cooler Master V6 GT Heat Sink
8 GB G-Skill DDR 3 1600
GTX 570 SLI
Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card
Grado RS1i & AKG Q701 Headphones
MAD EAR + HD Headphone Amp
Corsair CMPSU 850 Watt
Western Digital Black 500 GB
Crucial M4 64 GB SSD For Windows 7 64 Bit
Samsung 2494SW 24" LCD
Logitech G5 Mouse
Logitech G110 Keyboard
Whirlwind is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 05:12 PM   #73 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

ITs definately possible.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 05:42 PM   #74 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Deadpixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 844
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

Why does he need X38? Its is useless stick with the P5K deluxe. X48 is coming out soon so if you really want to wait wait for that otherwise their is no need for X38 and that P5K Deluxe will serve you just fine.
__________________
A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.
Deadpixel is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 06:03 PM   #75 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

Because the x38 board is only 20 bucks more than p5k. X38 overclocks better, x48 will be ddr3 ONLY, and he'd have to pay shipping back to newegg plus a restocking fee. He already recieved the x38 board.

Edit, also one might be inclined to ask why you have such a hardon for the p5k when at this point it will actually cost him money to get it.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 07:29 PM   #76 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 24
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

thanks for all your help (goes to everyone)
i decieded to stick with the ix38
i sent back the psu, dvddrive, heatsink fan
bought the new psu dvd and fan so ill let everyone know how it goes when i build it
tkay is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 09:46 PM   #77 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
ShaolinDreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 457
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

good move

and goodluck.. some pics would be nice too
__________________
Gaming Rig
Intel Core 2 E6600 @ 3Ghz -Upgrade- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 25C/35C
Asus P5N-D Nforce 750i 1333FSB
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz -Upgrade- Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 2x2GB 800Mhz
2x SataII, 2x IDE Total = 1.1Tb
EVGA 8800GTS 512mb 'Crysis Edition' @ 750/1900/2000
Onboard Realtek 8.1 Sound Jazzy!
Hiper Type-R 580w -Upgrade- Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W
Modded iCute -Upgrade- Antec 900
19" Iiyama CRT -NEXT Upgrade!- Samsung SM-T260HD 26" w/ Digital TV Tuner / Samsung SM-T240 24"

3DMark06 Score- 13k :)
ShaolinDreams is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #78 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 24
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

will 520hx be enough for q660, 8800gt, 10k rpm hd, all the fans in my case (900antec)
tkay is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 10:35 PM   #79 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

your getting a 10k HDD? i highly recommend against
7200.11 RAID 0 ftw

and yes the 520hx will handle it
__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 12-01-2007, 12:05 AM   #80 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
ShaolinDreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 457
Default Re: Building my first computer. 1400$ limit

yep that psu is plenty for all that and more.

raid 0 of some nice seagates HDD's would be good.. but if you dont want to do that the raptor X is still a nice HDD
__________________

__________________
Gaming Rig
Intel Core 2 E6600 @ 3Ghz -Upgrade- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 25C/35C
Asus P5N-D Nforce 750i 1333FSB
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB DDR2 800MHz -Upgrade- Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 2x2GB 800Mhz
2x SataII, 2x IDE Total = 1.1Tb
EVGA 8800GTS 512mb 'Crysis Edition' @ 750/1900/2000
Onboard Realtek 8.1 Sound Jazzy!
Hiper Type-R 580w -Upgrade- Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W
Modded iCute -Upgrade- Antec 900
19" Iiyama CRT -NEXT Upgrade!- Samsung SM-T260HD 26" w/ Digital TV Tuner / Samsung SM-T240 24"

3DMark06 Score- 13k :)
ShaolinDreams is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a New Computer ProtocoL New Systems | Building and Buying 15 10-21-2007 10:36 PM
Building my first computer SKWeathers System Upgrades 12 09-28-2007 07:52 AM
Serious computer problem. HeeRoMaKi Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 71 07-28-2007 11:42 PM
Cant seem to fix this dang computer morrty Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 06-11-2007 11:09 PM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.