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Old 12-11-2009, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes - and he looks to have the same uses for the computer as I do. Not sure I want to have the liquid cooling stuff- is that necessary??
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yes - and he looks to have the same uses for the computer as I do. Not sure I want to have the liquid cooling stuff- is that necessary??
No that is a free upgrade promotion on the site, i was weary of that too. You can select a normal cooler.
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I cant get close to his prices - I keep getting over $1400, with the same components.
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which configuration are you starting with? Gamer paladin e750 is what i would use for intel build, but its going to go close to $1200.

You want to look at the amd builds, phenom II x4 most likely.
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Ok - I was configuring from the "holiday paladin E" - Is that the same a "gamer Paladin e750". I could not find a "e750 " starting point.
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this is the gamer paladin e750 starting point iBUYPOWER Computer :: Gamer Paladin E750
From the main page, go to "desktop" in the top left, then "intel desktop", then "Core P55 i5 / i7 DDR3", then "gamer paladin e750"


For amd im starting with this config "Gamer Mage D275"
iBUYPOWER Computer :: Gamer Mage D275

if you see a section missing i selected none

Case - CoolerMaster CM 690 Gaming Tower Case Black
Cpu- AMD Phenom™ II X4 945 Quad-Core CPU
Heatsink - AVC Silent AMD CPU Fan and Heatsink Quiet & Overclocking Proof
Ram - 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module Corsair or Major Brand
GFX - ATI Radeon HD 5770 - 1GB
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H
PSU - 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply (this psu is overkill, but its the cheapest name brand you can choose)
HDD - 500 GB HARD DRIVE
DVD drive - 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
--Software and accessories tab--
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (should be the one thats initial selected)

Total $923 (if youre willing to go over $1000, you can get an 5850 for total of $1045
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I came up with the same set up other than using the 750 Corsair PSU - only because I know nothing about picking components and that was the one selected in the other setups. Ya, for $400 more it is worth it.
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ok -Added the 5850 card, and the Opti/ups add on due to poor electricity and voltage consistency in my area and it came to $1105 plus $65 shipping . It included basic keyboard, mouse, and a 2.1 subwoofer speaker setup ( I wont use it) - a free game or 8 gb frashdrive, free 2gb MP3 player. Dont think I can do better. Debating about adding a gaming headset.
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anybody else have opinions on " iBUYPOWER" or this setup for about $1000 ???
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Well if we're jumping up to $1100.
i got this config for $1090 that should be better

config gamer paladin e750

Case - CoolerMaster CM 690 Gaming Tower Case
CPU - Intel® Core™ i5 750 Processor
Ram - 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 free upgrade
Gfx - ATI Radeon HD 5850
Mobo - ASUS P7P55D LE
PSU - 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply
HDD - 500 GB HARD DRIVE
DVD drive - 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
--Software and accessories---
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR Mighty Voltage Regulator

Total: $1090 b4 shipping + taxes


And i redid an athlon II x4 920, ati 5770 build with the opti-UPSincluded coming to $880.

Case - CoolerMaster CM 690 Gaming Tower Case
CPU - AMD Athlon™ II X4 620
Ram - 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 free upgrade
Gfx - ATI Radeon HD 5770
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H
PSU - 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply
HDD - 500 GB HARD DRIVE
DVD drive - 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
--Software and accessories---
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR Mighty Voltage Regulator

Total: $880 b4 shipping

Id like a second opinion on the athlon II x4 920 and phenom II x4 945 builds if you do go that way. I confidently backup the core-i5, ati 5850 build tho if you can swing $1100.
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