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Old 06-15-2009, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi ,
i have budget $900-$1200 to build my 1st Custom Pc
im newbie and i dont know how to start ,
well i do some google research and confused between quad core or i7
i know its really low budget for this
i really appreciate it in advance for any advice

here the rigs :
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
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

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
SuperBiiz.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM \
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X3G1866C9DF - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X3G1866C9DF - Desktop Memory



its all i can figured out right now
what else do i need to build this?

1. processor
2. motherboard
3. memory
4. monitor
5. PSU
6. cooling fan
7. video card

if its way over my budget
i would take quad core advices still to make this happens

my intentions just for editing movies from my sony hdr hc1 ,
photoshop
and little playing games , but it doesnt mean i need like very detail resolution or hardcore gaming.


thanks
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi, do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc?

i7 is quad-core

will you be using this for gaming or general use?
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hi, do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc?

i7 is quad-core

will you be using this for gaming or general use?

yes i need a monitor too but set my eyes on samsung 24" for $224 on ebay.
keyboard and mouse is optional , its not really big deal
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If you want a higher graphics card than the gtx 260, try a 280 at $265, although you might want some cooling blocks for it as it gets a little warm, but its optional.

As for the cooling fan, your cpu should come with a heat sink and fan, and if you aren't overclocking then you probably won't need one. If you do get one, then get a water cooling system.

You might want to just buy a stock keyboard/mouse. Gaming keyboards/mice are around $60-80.

Here is a $10 keyboard that will do fine:
Newegg.com - Linkworld LK1300E-PS2- C22 Black 105 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Slim Keyboard - Keyboards

And a $12 laser mouse:
Newegg.com - GEAR HEAD LM6000U Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 1600 dpi Mouse - Mouse
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Scratch the 900 Case.. It may be nice at first, but You'll outgrow it quickly. Especially if you want a New Nvidia Card. It'll be like shoe-horning that darn thing in there. TRUST me. A single 4870 is just enough for this case.
*Ahhem:* Modding my Antec 900.. Progress pics.

Look into the Cooler Master or Lian Li cases.. Bigger and more room for the future.

Like this one:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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how about this guys?
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

is it good motherboard for the i7?
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the original P6T is good, i personally do not like the v2 mainly because of the crappy layout. the board i linked to has a very good layout.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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if someone can make a list all the components for me to buy....
i would really appreaciate it...
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well i have decided buying refurbished from dell
Dell XPS 435 MT

-- Studio XPS Desktop - 435 Mini Tower Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium



-- Studio XPS Desktop - 435 Mini Tower
-- 640 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
-- 16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
-- 125V Power Cord
-- Thermal MiniTower
-- 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (4 DIMMs)
-- Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Processor (8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz)
-- Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader
-- 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4850

for $670 including tax and shipping.

now the question is i need more RAM on that...
and i believe its just 350W PSU
need to upgrade that

can anyone point me out the compatible memory and PSU ?
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