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Old 04-24-2011, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Desktop Build..help me out??

alright...so i know a fair amount when it comes to computers. except the internal stuff more software knowledge than anything. and just by reading some other threads, i think im in the right place.

so, the budget im lookin at is probably right around $1,000.
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what components do i need?

which ones would u recommend?

i really like this case but point me in the right direction if u find a better one that i may like
NZXT PHAN-001BK Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25 Bays, 7 x 3.5Bays, 200mm LED Fan, Black at TigerDirect.com

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, for $1,000 that case my not be the best choice. You probably don't need a full tower, but I did what I could (I'm assuming this is for gaming).

I used Newegg, but you can probably find them on TigerDirect as well if that's who you want to buy from.

Newegg.com - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Newegg.com - LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - Blu-Ray Drives
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

You also get this for free with the Blu-ray player: Newegg.com - imation 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL Inkjet Printable 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 26732

Subtotal: $1,064.92
Shipping: $16.08
Grand Total: $1,081.00

I put a 640gb hard drive. Some get 1tb, but I have a 500gb and I still haven't filled it up yet, so 640 should be plenty.
The graphics card can handle any game...not at maximum settings, but it will do okay.
If you wanted a lower price...I'd recommend getting a cheaper case:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm..that all looks good..
sorry i forgot to mention...i do play a lot of games but i also listen to A LOT of music so i wanted to get the best sound card i can get (or **** close)

oh!! and i also forgot to mention that i kinda put some stuff together and was hoping to get some feedback on it
heres what i came up with.. total: $1,336.82

NZXT PHAN-001BK Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25 Bays, 7 x 3.5Bays, 200mm LED Fan, Black at TigerDirect.com

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...345&CatId=2534

Plextor PX-L890SA-26 24X DVDRW Optical Drive - Internal, SATA, Lightscribe (OEM) at TigerDirect.com

Samsung HD153WI EcoGreen F3 Hard Drive - 1.5TB, 5400RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G at TigerDirect.com

Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX HyperX Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, Intel XPM Ready at TigerDirect.com

Intel DP55SB Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, DDR3 Support, SATA, CrossFireX Ready, SLI Ready at TigerDirect.com

Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.40 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail at TigerDirect.com

Coolermaster R4-LUS-07AB-GP MegaFlow Case Fan - 200mm, Blue LED at TigerDirect.com

Corsair CAFA50 A50 Air Series Performance CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 775, LGA 1366, LGA 1156, AM2, AM3 at TigerDirect.com

ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/51 Radeon HD 5450 Video Card - 512MB, DDR2, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), HDMI, VGA, DVI, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile at TigerDirect.com

Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1/24 bit Sound Card at TigerDirect.com


lemme know

but the parts you listed seem pretty solid so i may just use your recommendation.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not to be mean or anything, but what you've got there is...lacking...

850 watt power supply is too large, you won't need a third-party cpu cooler unless you plan on overclocking, the processor is a waste of a $100 in my opinion if this is a gaming + music computer (you don't need the additional 4 virtual cores), and that motherboard is not compatible with that processor; you need a 1155 socket, plus that hard drive is pretty slow, you'll want at least 7200 rpm.

Most motherboards nowadays have pretty good in-board sound...but if you insist, I picked out some good ones (listing from highest to lowest price):

Newegg.com - Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card
Newegg.com - Creative 70SB088000004 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x Interface PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

Although, if you're going to spend 100+ dollars on a sound card, you'd better have some good speakers otherwise it will be useless...
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lol..thats why im on here though!!

yeah i have a huge logitech system for it..

so if i go with everything you put, i should be good?
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Yup.
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If you don't already know (I'm assuming you don't based on the info in your first post).
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i dont..haha..so thank you
will be buying the stuff you said..maybe a different case..although, that one has amazing reviews..
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i keep remembering stuff that i should mention...im also a graphic designer. so should i get an even better graphics card? ive heard good things about the Radeon HD ones
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I don't really know much about graphic designing, in terms of the necessary graphics power, but I'd assume you'd need a better one. Newegg.com - XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity I have seen other graphic designers on here get a similar card, but I can't say for sure...you may want to wait for another person's opinion.
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alright cool..

but dam..that ones crazy expensive..i was thinking maybe this one?
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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