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Old 10-06-2008, 11:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I figured out what my current build would cost via newegg and it only save me about $300 so I dont see how I can get all of that + a monitor for $2000
because newegg is god.
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I figured out what my current build would cost via newegg and it only save me about $300 so I dont see how I can get all of that + a monitor for $2000
well if you really like the help of the experts they can give you a much better build for a cheaper price.(the point is if you give this guys 2000$ they can beat the crap out of your build.)
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indeed 2000 would be a monster build

q9550 or q9650
biostar p45 or some x48 if crossfire
4870x2 maybe crossfire
4gb of some killer ram

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Old 10-07-2008, 08:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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well, I dont know what Iam doing wrong.. I have pricing the same build via newegg and I seem to be only saving about $300

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Old 10-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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what we're trying to say is you have to build from scratch. but if you like those parts then go with it but as for your mobo , ram , gpu , and OS you can find others that can get you the best bang for you buck for me ultimate is not really worth the extra $. and replace the gtx 280 with hd4870x2 and people are telling you not to get and nvidia board get an intel board.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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First let me say TY for helping me through this. I have spent several more hours comparing prices via newegg, and, as you all have said, I now know I can save a SIGNIFICANT amount of money building it myself.

So, here is my new build. I have made several changes. Some of them because of your suggestions, some of them based on price, and some based on the fact Newegg didn’t carry the exact component. The most notable changes are:

MOBO: People have suggested the following mobo changes: P5E, X48, and X45. I decided to go with the P45. I made this choice primarly based on price. I did notice that all of the boards you guys recommended are “crossfire” ready. I plan to go with a single card for I heard that was better for gamming. So, do I need to get a crossfire ready card? Knowing this, does that change your guys recommendations.

CPU: I decided to stick with the Q9650 (non extreme). However, I was told that the Q9550 can be OCd just as good if not better then the Q9650 (non extreme). One guy said he has his OCd at over 4Mhz. Is this true? This will be a saving of about $200.

VIDEO CARD: I originaly had a GTX 280 1 GB card. I know the video card can be eaily upgraded in the future. I decided to go with the a 9800 GX2 1 GB card. This card will save me about $200 and from what I can tell the 9800 GX2 is comparable to the GTX 280 – I believe its at the very high resolutions (ie 2560 x 1600) that the GTX 280 outperforms the 9800 Gx2. What are your thoughts about this?

RAM: I upgraded from the DDR2/800 ones to the DDR2/1066 version (Corsair Dominator). This was an increase of about $150

CASE: Found a much cheaper model that got great reviews

OPTICAL DRIVE: Decided to go with two burners

So, here is my newest build (which now includes a monitor). With the money I will save going through Newegg I can probably upgrade but ONLY if you see it as absolutely necessary.

PRICE: $1,895

CASE: APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR S-Type X-JPJST-BK Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower $80 ]Newegg.com - Suggested Products

XTRA CASE FANS (x3): $15 – What size should I get – need recommendations please

MOBO: MSI P45 Neo3-FR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX $110
Newegg.com - MSI P45 Neo3-FR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W $550
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

CPU FAN: Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink $25
Newegg.com - Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

VIDEO CARD: EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported $270
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s OEM $130
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit $135
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

POWER SUPPLY: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED $90
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies

OPTICAL DRIVES (x2): LITE-ON Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM ATAPI/E-IDE CD Burner – OEM $35
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM ATAPI/E-IDE CD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

KEYBOARD: Saitek PK02 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard $50
Newegg.com - Saitek PK02 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Eclipse II Keyboard - Keyboards

MOUSE: Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade $40 Newegg.com - Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Mouse

FLASH MEDIA: SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader $10
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader - Card Readers

SPEAKERS: Genius SW-5.1 1000 25 watts 5.1 Speaker System $40
Newegg.com - 5.1, Speakers, Speakers & Headphones, Computer Hardware

PCI WIRELESS CARD: EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, AES $25
Newegg.com - EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, AES - Wireless Adapters

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM $100
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems

TERMAL GREASE: $10

MONITOR: Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 $180
Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors

Am I leaving anything out?

As always, Im looking forward to any/all feedback
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chang mobo to this:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

get this cooler:
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
w/ this bracket: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

i would get one of these insted of a 9800gx2:
Newegg.com - 1GB, Radeon HD 4870, Radeon HD 4000 series, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Video Cards & Video Devices

get this psu:
Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

this ram is better:
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

i personally would get 2 500 gb hard drives instead of a 1tb

why do u need 2 optical drives?

get this thermal paste:
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

i would get this case instead: Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases cuz it already has every fan spot filled and also about ur fan question, the case u linked only has 3 fan spots and there all filled already
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
If you are Building a Gaming Computer. the 64-bit Version of Vista is not a great idea. It Runs Great but there arent to many 64-Bit Games out there. so your games may not run as good as you think. Try the 32-Bit and see how that goes.
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If you are Building a Gaming Computer. the 64-bit Version of Vista is not a great idea. It Runs Great but there arent to many 64-Bit Games out there. so your games may not run as good as you think. Try the 32-Bit and see how that goes.
yeaaaaaaaaa no, this guy is so wrong... dude all 32 bit application will run on a 64 bit os.....
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yea definitely go with a 64bit system as the 32bit won't see more than 3gb of ram. Although, you may want to consider going with Vista 64bit Home Premium. In my opinion the extra features of Ultimate don't warrant the high price tag.
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