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Old 02-03-2009, 06:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Think you can give me some nice speccs for around 1500 dollars?Thanks
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh wow, thats way easier than i thought. Are certain parts only compatible with other parts? or can i mix and match as i please
To an extent they are intercompatible but not completely thats why we are here to guide you
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Think you can give me some good specs for a computer i can build for around 1500 dollars? thanks
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Core i7 920
HD 4870 or GTX 285 or GTX 295 if you want to go one step further
Biostar Tpower x58
any DDR3 Triple Channel Kit
Xigmatek Black Edition core i7 cooler
Tuniq TX-2
Case/ DVD-RW/ Monitor of your choice
Corsair 650TX (750 TX if you want to get a GTX 295)
640GB SATA Drive
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Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies


= 1504$

This post gives you pretty much the best processor on the market, with the best video card on the market.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Don't have the time to look all the parts up as got places to go but on newegg look up this
cpu: i7 920
ram: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
mobo: biostar tpowerx58
gpu: XFX Gtx285 for $350
hdd: western digital caviar 640gb black
psu: corsair 650tx
case: give us some examples of what you like
monitor of your choice
hsf: xigmatek 120 with 1366 kit

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Old 02-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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hey again, im thinking its probably a no go for the building. I want to try a computer from this sight first, just to see if i like it. They have a good warranty so if i feel like im not getting everything out of the computer i can than i can just return it as long as its within 30 days. + i get a year of free replacement parts if they break. So i might get one just to try it, and if im not satisfied i will try and build one. But i did take some of your suggestions into consideration. Hows this sound:
# CAS: Hot !!! Apevia X-Telstar Junior 420W Case w/ Temp Display and Fan Control (G Type Black Color with Side-Window)
# CASUPGRADE: NONE
# CS_FAN: Extra Case Cooling Fan [+3] (3 x Fans [+6])
# CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 [-294]
# CD: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
# CD2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
# CABLE: None
# FLASHMEDIA: None
# FAN: Thermaltake V1 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Excellent Overclocking + Silent Proof + Smart CPU & System Thermal Monitor) [+49]
# FREEBIE_RM: None
# FLOPPY: NONE
# FREEBIE_OS: None
# HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
# HDD2: 250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive -- Recommended [+44]
# IEEE_CARD: IEEE 1394 CARD AND DRIVER [+19]
# KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 250 USB Keyboard (Black Color)
# MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
# MODEM: NONE
# MONITOR: 19" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display [+138] (Brand-Named LCD Display)
# MONITOR2: NONE
# MOTHERBOARD: MSI X58 Platinum Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA,Dual GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394a,&7.1Audio
# MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+29] (Corsair or Major Brand)
# NETWORK: Intel Pro Gigabite 10/100/1000 Network Card [+34]
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 3 [+15]
# PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]
# PRINTER: None
# PRINTER_CABLE: None
# POWERSUPPLY: 680 Watts Power Supplies (Hush Power Supply SLI/CrossFire Ready)
# RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
# SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers [+15]
# TEMP: NONE
# TVRC: None
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# USBHD: NONE
# VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E 16X 512MB Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
# VIDEO2: ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-E 16X 512MB Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
# VIDEO3: NONE
# VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
# WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]


I was also wondering if the I7 at 2.66 Ghz rather than the 3.0 ghz quad core i posted earlier. And Is the ATI Radeon going to work as well as the gforce? cause i can get the Gforce 9800 512 mb for the same price.
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The Radeon HD 4870 is better than the Geforce 9800GTX (and better than the 9800GTX+) check out our Graphics Card Rankingd
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Honestly, if you are dead set to throw your money at the monkeys at Cyberpower, go ahead.

Building a computer is super simple. If you can turn a screwdriver you have all the motor skills you will need. The hardest part is figuring out how to put thermal paste on the CPU, and there are all kinds of videos to show you how. Like others have said, everything goes together in a specific place, and there are all kinds of guides to show you how.

That's not to mention to sheer satisfaction of knowing your built it with your own hands. plus you will have bragging rights about it. People are astounded to find out you built your own computer, as they think it is so hard and complex when it is rather simple to do. I can build a computer is half an hour barring my own clumsiness of dropping screws.
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I feel I must add that you should check the warrenties on the components if you buy the separately. You have lifetime/double lifetime warrenties on some things, which is way better than the once year that you get for prebuilt.

Also building one will give you a much better understanding of everything that goes on in your system, so if something goes wrong down the road, you can probably pin point it and fix it for nothing or WAY less then taking it to someone. And I guarentee that if you put togerther the system Tenenbaum made (although I would save the cash and get a 4870x2) it will outlast the pc from the site by about 2 years. The graphics cards in those systems are over 6 months old and were never top of the line. With the system Tenenbaum made you have MANY top of the line components. Well worth your money
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