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Old 07-11-2010, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys.. my name is William, im 16 and in need of a new computer (preferably for gaming)
i dont know anything about all this and in need of some advice / help.

im not sure on my budget so a reasonable price would be nice if u recommend something

I've decided to start with a motherboard and work from there. i've come across a nice motherboard its a "ASUS Rampage III Extreme" it would be nice if someone could let me know if its good for gaming and whether i can fit some good gear into it.. on top of that could u please recommend some good graphics cards, cpu's?

im keeping my CD drive.. unless i can find a cheap better one.

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Your looking to built a system based on a Intel i7 cpu? I'd say your looking at approximately $1500 US if you build it yourself. Check out this link, The animated guide to Building a PC. Learn to build a PC from scratch with PCitYourself!

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the rampage iii extreme is a pretty high end enthusiast board. if this is your first time building a pc, i highly doubt you will have a need for that kind of board, there are plenty of other great boards that costs considerably less that will work for you just fine.
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The HD5870 is a greate graphics card for its price and performs like a beast. it is a must buy in my oppinion.
Also, Intel core i7 920 is the way to go interms of cpu unless you want AMD.
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the rampage iii extreme is a pretty high end enthusiast board. if this is your first time building a pc, i highly doubt you will have a need for that kind of board, there are plenty of other great boards that costs considerably less that will work for you just fine.
umm ok.. well do u recommend a board that i can start off with? i was only going for that board because its fairly new and i can upgrade the components in it later..


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Your looking to built a system based on a Intel i7 cpu? I'd say your looking at approximately $1500 US if you build it yourself. Check out this link, The animated guide to Building a PC. Learn to build a PC from scratch with PCitYourself!

Do you think you can do this?
yer i can do most of this.. i do know all the components (at least i think i do anyway) so i can identify whats what. and to put it together i loads of people that know how and have built there own but i dont see them for a week or so and i want some advice nao :P
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umm ok.. well do u recommend a board that i can start off with? i was only going for that board because its fairly new and i can upgrade the components in it later..
you'll be able to upgrade parts in a less expensive board as well.

this would be a good board to build around.
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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yer i can do most of this.. i do know all the components (at least i think i do anyway) so i can identify whats what. and to put it together i loads of people that know how and have built there own but i dont see them for a week or so and i want some advice nao :P
first of all..

stop saying " nao "

and secondly, its kind difficult for us to help you with out knowing your budget, even a rough estimate will help us help you. are you going to need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers? it takes about $1200 to run any game comfortably and about $1500+ to max out any game for just the computer, not including everything that you need use a computer ( mouse keyboard bla bla ).
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first of all..

stop saying " nao "

and secondly, its kind difficult for us to help you with out knowing your budget, even a rough estimate will help us help you. are you going to need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers? it takes about $1200 to run any game comfortably and about $1500+ to max out any game for just the computer, not including everything that you need use a computer ( mouse keyboard bla bla ).
haha sorry about the nao thing.. idk why i said that anywayz.. umm my brudget is probably maxed at 1500.. for all new stuff.. but i can use my CD drive, hard drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers. i mainly want to get a new motherboard, CPU and graphics card (dual vid).. also some more RAM (preferably about 6 gb+)

The CD drive is a Supermulti drive with lightscribe technology.. thats all i can find about it.. :P
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so your budget is $1500 for mother board, RAM, graphics card and processor... what about a case?

Mother Board: $310
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processor: $295
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
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Graphics card: $400
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RAM: $150
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

powersupply: $170
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$1325

^ that will run anything at maxed out settings
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so your budget is $1500 for mother board, RAM, graphics card and processor... what about a case?

Mother Board: $310
ASUS P6X58D Premium
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

processor: $295
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920

Graphics card: $400
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870
Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: $150
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

powersupply: $170
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$1325

^ that will run anything at maxed out settings
haha i was just looking at that motherboard and considering ur suggesting it aswell im get that one.. thanks.. processor looks good i7 which is wat i wanted.. graphics card i would hope is good.. :P its radeon which i've heard is good.. umm rams fine.. and yes ill need a case.. something cheap.. lol

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