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Old 10-09-2008, 11:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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MY NEW COMPUTER BUILD VERSION 4

Changes for this build include:

MOBO: Heard some pretty bad things about Biostar boards so I decided to go with an ASUS board that was recommended. Going with the ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

SPEAKERS: Decided to go with a better name brand company - Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System

CARD READER: Decided to go with an external one so I can also use it on my laptop. SUPER TALENT EXTAI1BKLG All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader

TV TUNER: Decided to go with a TV tuner since I will have a decent size monitor now. Leadtek Tuner Card with Remote Control TV2000XP RM PCI Interface

CPU COOLER: Decided to go with a model a had earlier - CPU FAN: Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

THERMAL COMPOUND: Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5

MY COMPLETE BUILD (VERSION 4)

PRICE: $2,175

CASE: ABS Aplus ABS-CS-Monolith Black SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $100
Newegg.com - ABS Aplus ABS-CS-Monolith Black SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

[color:#FF0000] MOBO: ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard $160[/COLOR]
Newegg.com - ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 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

[color:#FF0000] CPU FAN/COOLER: CPU FAN: Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink $25[/COLOR]
Newegg.com - Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

VIDEO CARD: ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $290
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire 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

[u]RAM:[/] OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $130
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair TX CMPSU-750TX ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX $85
CORSAIR 750w TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

OPTICAL DRIVES: Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDR DVD Burner - OEM $30
Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDR DVD 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

[color:#FF0000]FLASH MEDIA: SUPER TALENT EXTAI1BKLG All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader $5[/COLOR]
Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT EXTAI1BKLG All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader - Card Readers

[color:#FF0000] SPEAKERS: Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System - $60[/color]
Newegg.com - 5.1, Logitech Inc., 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

[color:#FF0000]TERMAL PASTE: Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5 - $5[/color]
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

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

[color:#FF0000] TV Tuner: Leadtek Tuner Card with Remote Control TV2000XP RM PCI Interface $30[/color]
Newegg.com - Leadtek Tuner Card with Remote Control TV2000XP RM PCI Interface - TV Tuners & Video Devices

QUESTIONS:

1. Someone suggested I get a Samsung monitor. This monitor is $120 more expensive then the one I currently have listed. To my uneducated eye both monitors seem to have the same resolution etc.. am I missing something? (Newegg.com - SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Touch of Color series Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20,000:1 - LCD Monitors ). What about this 28 monitor; It cost only $400 should I sacrifice some quality for a bigger screen? (Costco - HannsG 28" Wide Monitor True 1080P with HDMI 3ms 800:1 500 cd/m2 )
2. Someone also suggested I go with a different PS; the SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM 700W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. It costs x2 more then my current supply. I know I asked for help finding one at newegg but is this my best option? If so, why is it so much more then my current one which was also suggested by someone?
3. Case Fans Iam under the impression that I wont need any extra case fans? What do you think? If I do how many do I need and what size?
4. Many of you suggest I get two HDs RAID configured but I dont know what to order to make this happen Can someone help me by making suggestions?


Thanks again for your help I will wait until I hear some more feedback. If it all checks out I WILL BE ORDERING THIS BEAST THIS WEEK!!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:59 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Can someone please answer the above questions for me - thxs
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Case: Do you care about the case? You want Mid Tower or Full Tower? What color do you want it to be?

Motherboard: Are you going to CrossfireX or SLI now or in the future? Are you going to overclock?

CPU: Q9650 isnt worth the price right now. Q9550 for a quad is good. Do you want to go with a dual core?

GPU: Are you going to Crossfire the 4870?

RAM: You want 2GB or 4GB?

HDD: How much space do you need?

Optical: Do you burn DVD or use Blu-Ray?

OS: Vista or XP?
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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To answer your questions...

- I made another last minute changed based on the input from a friend who will be helping me build this beast: Antec 900 midtower

- As for crossfire/sli cards.. I plan to go with just one card but would like the option to upgrade later... which is my board set up for?

- Going w/ 4GB Ram

- DVD is enough for me

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My Suggestions

Case: Newegg.com - ABS Aplus ABS-CS-Monolith Black SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
CPU Fan: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
GPU: Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Keyboard: Newegg.com - Logitech G15 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards
Mouse: Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Mouse
Speakers: Newegg.com - Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System - Speakers
OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
Monitor: Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
Flash Media: Newegg.com - SUPER TALENT EXTAI1BKLG All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader - Card Readers
PCI Wireless Card: 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
TV tuner: Newegg.com - Leadtek Tuner Card with Remote Control TV2000XP RM PCI Interface - TV Tuners & Video Devices
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I would stick with the P5E Deluxe, after veedub had two DFI boards die on him I no longer recommend them.

Those Corsair dominators are very overpriced, this gskill ram is good and significantly cheaper.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

I recommend getting the sunbeam Core contact, it cools better than the xigmatek and comes with a good mounting system and TX-2 thermal paste.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Change:
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
GPU: 2x Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Wow Prototype... your making this a completely new build... I dont think Iam going to start all over agan.. I have spent a few weeks researching in an attempt to build the best rig possible and still stay under $2k. However, I will probably take a close look at the ram you suggested.
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