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Old 11-12-2009, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hardcore newb! Building first Gaming comp need help with parts!

So i was going to have a friend build it for me.. But I think it will be a good challenge if I did it.

My limit is 2000 dollars I'm looking to build a great gaming comp.. But I know little to none about the hardware/software.

If anyone could help me out with a sweet setup I would greatly appreciate it! Preferrably from newegg.

And is there much difference between the intel i7 and the top amd CPU? I'm wondering why intel is so expensive.. But amd top card is more powerful? No idea ha.. But yea huge on gaming! Thx
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't do AMD but from what I've heard, AMD's top processor can't stand up to even the Core i5 750 processor. Anyway, if you are going to have a 2000 dollar budget (guessing that's in USD) you could get quite good parts. Here's what I think. Search these stuff on Newegg or something.

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 (or wait for the 930 next year cos the other Bloomfields are going to be discontinued very soon)

MB - ASUS P6T DeLuxe ( from what I heard it's pretty good)

RAM - Corsair DDR3 6GB (3x2GB) 1066Mhz Kit

GPU - ATI Radeon HD 5850 (CrossfireX ?)

That's around $1000 maybe, I can't think of anything else to boost up the quality at the moment lol.
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He could get the HD5870 since he has the money. Regarding the RAM, if you're planning to overclock, buy the 1600MHz ones.
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i7 920
EVGA E758 or EVGA E760 if you plan to extreme OC.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thx, I don't know really anything about over clocking.. But I would like a really good video card, nvidia sounds apealing? But don't know much about it either ha. And thx I think I'll stick with the intel i7 anymore setups would be appreciated I'm pretty much ordering what u guys put down thx again.. Nervous//anxious
here is a setup I put together.. Tell me what u guys think? Anything I should change/add?


Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy:*Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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$29.99


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy:*Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$40.00*Instant
$139.99
$99.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136098
Return Policy:*Standard Return Policy
$47.99


Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824009145
Return Policy:*Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
-$30.00*Instant
$189.99
$159.99


EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130504
Return Policy:*VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
-$20.00*Instant
$529.99
$509.99


KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817121037
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$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$229.99
$199.99


Logitech Internet 350 Black USB Standard Desktop - OEM
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$24.99


Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Retail
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$39.99


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145224
Return Policy:*Memory Standard Return Policy
$239.99


ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
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$289.99


Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
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$288.99


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835186134
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$36.98
$33.98
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Nippon Labs SATA to Molex Power Adapter SATA-FM SATA 15 Pin male to Molex 4 pin female adaptor for SATA I and SATA II Hard ... - Retail
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Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII
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if you want a good video card from nvidia then wait till january when they release the GT 300 series, and grab one of those.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ok so after adding.removing parts this is what i have now come up with
instead of going for the 750 watt.. i hear if ur over clocking.. or looking to upgrade more u need a 1k power supply? so i added that in the list just incase i upgrade more.

Im not sure of a computer case to get tho :/ let me know how this setup works!

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive -- new egg

EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail -- new egg

ABS SL series SL1050 1050W Continuous @50įC ,80 PLUS SILVER Certified,Modular Cable Design,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply - Retail -new egg

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail -newegg

VGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Core i7, 3-Way SLI & Crossfire Ready, E-LEET OC Utility
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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor --newegg

OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
--newegg

ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler -- the heatsink newegg.com


kk s thats the just of it.. i dont think im missing anything?? what do u guys think? im not sure about heatsinks.. pretty new to all this. would this be a good build? spending more on this gaming comp then my car! thx for the help

the total is $2004.93 usd
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Looks good, except the 1KW PSU isn't needed, even for OCing or upgrading. Get this or this if you're worried about PSU problems, but I can tell you the 750TX will be enough. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies or Newegg.com - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Get this CPU heatsink. Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme Rev C. CPU Heatsink - (Socket LGA 1366 / LGA 1156** / 775 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / Xeon**) - FrozenCPU.com
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ok, i added that power supply instead.. and do i need both
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and
OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)

or just 1 of them?

oh.. and will i really need a heatsink? or would i be fine with the stock fans or w/e?
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