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Old 04-11-2009, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default (updated v2.1) first time build, please look over

alright guys here is my build, as you guys suggest stuff i will change the links.
requirements:
-needs to be around $1,000 its alright if it goes over 100 or so.
-be able to play the newest CoD game, Guild Wars (guild wars 2 when it comes out), and dawn of war two.
-more for entertainment purposes, music and movies

case:
Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Video Card:
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Sound Card: (to me sound is going to be the most impotent part so if you know if a better sound card thats about the same price please post)
Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar D2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Ultra Fidelity Sound Card with Complete Dolby/DTS Sound Technologies - Sound Cards

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

RAM:
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

CD drive:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

grand total (inleading tax and shipping):
$1,774.63
rebate worth: $90
Gift Cards: $125
Total: $1,559.63

i already have a keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers that i will be using
monitor: Dell 2005FPW
Speakers: Sicuro RW-670XL
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

With a 1500 dollar budget you could easily go with a core i7 build. Also, that video card is basically just an 8800. at the least get the 9800gtx+, but since the gts 250 is usually cheaper and basically the same thing go with the gts 250.
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

Also to save a little bit more money I would go with Vista Home Premium 64bit. Also +1 to i7 build.
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Ya didnt notice that just go with vista home premium
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

Power supplies overkill as well.

For around $1000 you can get a Core i7 920, $220 X58 mobo, $95 6GB of DDR3-1600, maybe a gts 250? Then of course your choice of the rest of the rig. I could see that being under $1000-$1200 pre-shipping.
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

should put you around the $1000 mark, just add a case of choice and you are ready to go.
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

Isn't that power supply just a bit much for that rig? Esepcially for a video card that requires a 500W? I'd suggest-

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

And why not spend $10 more on your hard drive and get double the size and double the cache?
Newegg.com - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

well what ever it's a good bang for the buck PSU. plus the corsair you picked is $150, more expensive and less wattage only for modular support.
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

I'm sure it is dude. But I'm just coming from the point of view of not going over kill. Yes, you're right, it has less wattage, because the guy doesn't need a 750W power supply. I suggest it because it's known to be a great power supply, and I've used it in a previous rig, and yes it's modular, which is great for cable managment. If the guy was going to be doing some ubber overclocking and/or running an ubber high powered system, then I wouldn't recommend a modular power supply.

You'll notice I posted two of them. The second one being a great power supply that's cheaper, not modular, and has a good 12V.
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Default Re: first time build, please look over

does it matter what PCI x16 slot that the video card goes into? because if it goes into the top one then i will need to find a different sound card. or maybe you guys think i should go with a different sound card anyway??

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