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I built my last two computers so have some amount of knowledge. I am ready to start on my third but have the biggest challenge in selecting parts. Specifically I would like help choosing parts and with component compatibility.

I have never overclocked before but am very open to doing so. I don't think it would be difficult and would certainly enhance performance. Budget is much more of a concern for me this time around so I would like to get more for my money as it were. I am also very interested in a RAID 0 config.


The most important things to me are speed, smoothness and stability. Graphics and and sound are far less important but my budget allows some flexibility and I have a decent monitor.

What I need (I think)

HDD(s):

CPU:

MoBo:

RAM:

Case:

GFX Card(s):

This is all going to go with my 27'' Acer P243W, and I will be running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Budget: Up To $1000 .... but would be happy to come in under !

Games that I currently and will continue to play.

Warcraft 3

Starcraft 2

Team Fortress 2

Upcoming games I'll want to play

Continuing Starcraft 2 Expansions

Battlefield 3

Diablo 3

Thanks & God Bless !
    
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I'll build you one now.

Intel Core i5 2500K

Corsair AX750 Gold Power Supply

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB HD502HJ

CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M2A2000C10 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 Motherboard

Totals at $1025 AU.

I can only imagine it'll be cheaper if your located in the states!

P.S Doesn't include case because I find that they are a personal choice.
Edited by Nutty Pumpkin - 5/12/11 at 2:25am
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Thanks Nutty !

So, would you go with only one HDD and forgo the RAID 0 configuration ?

Also, if anyone has any second or third opinions I would love to hear them. I wouldn't mind something a little more, ah, economic either.

But thank you thank you thank you! and god bless.
    
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Originally Posted by Allahcalypse View Post
Thanks Nutty !

So, would you go with only one HDD and forgo the RAID 0 configuration ?

Also, if anyone has any second or third opinions I would love to hear them. I wouldn't mind something a little more, ah, economic either.

But thank you thank you thank you! and god bless.
No problem man!

If you want something a bit cheaper change the PSU...

I personally would only have one HDD but I dont store THAT much on mine HDD.

For something cheaper:
-Reference 560
-HX650 PSU
-G.SKILL ram

Hope that helps!!
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Check out my system, i built it for $900 after rebates... As for the 2500k though i bought it from a local microcenter because they are $180 there rather than around $220 elsewhere...
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Why do you NEED another?
 
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Check out my system, i built it for $900 after rebates... As for the 2500k though i bought it from a local microcenter because they are $180 there rather than around $220 elsewhere...
Yeah, your sig build looks nice if it was really $900. You don't even need a 750watt PSU so you can lower that to save some money as well.

Quote:
Why do you NEED another?
What kind of question is that? Why does it matter? He wants advice on a build.
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Why do you NEED another?
I wouldn't try stopping corporate america, little boy.
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I wouldn't try stopping corporate america, little boy.
Ahahdahaha! Clever.

But... You dont know what circumstances this is under.
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Well, Hello again everybody !

After a great deal of help, much research and the end of finals, I am coming close to making the first concrete steps building my third computer.

So, let me recap.

I am getting ready to purchase the parts and build a computer. This will be my third building experience but always have trouble with choosing components.

Nutty posted a superb computer earlier and I used that as a template, as follows.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutty Pumpkin View Post
I'll build you one now.

Intel Core i5 2500K

Corsair AX750 Gold Power Supply

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB HD502HJ

CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M2A2000C10 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 Motherboard

Totals at $1025 AU.

I can only imagine it'll be cheaper if your located in the states!

P.S Doesn't include case because I find that they are a personal choice.
I decided that I could keep my current and make do without the GPU. I am not playing anything that new or really too concerned with the graphics. I was thinking of saving money now and perhaps upgrading the GFX when a few more games come out.

I couldn't find the specific Mobo Nutty mentioned but after some research I found one that should be compatible with all of my parts and seems well reviewed and quite reasonably priced.

My old case, PSU and HDD's will be just fine, I think. The gaming case and PSU is completely re-usable and my 1TB/500GB HDDs are more than enough.

I will eventually be adding a second 1TB or 500GB HDD to this set up to try out a RAID 0. This will also be the first computer that fiddle with OC'ing.

This also goes great with the i5-2500k- and I actually went for slightly more RAM.

I won't be Overclocking for a while, so I held off on buying any additional heatsinks or cooling units to start with.

Am I missing anything?

The Build So Far...

OS: Win7 64bit

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K ($224.99)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

MoBo: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel ($139.99)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582

RAM: (2x) CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 ($45.99 Each / 2 x = $91.98)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233141

GFX Card(s): XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready

Case: Either Antec 900 + EA650 or Antec P190 +1200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129064 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129028

HDD(s): Using my own 1TB or 500GB HDDs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359

This is all going to go with my 27'' Acer P243W.




Total with Tax & Shipping with aforementioned items: $502.29






I have pretty limited funds but also I would like to learn to "use what I have", so I thought I would re-use what I could from my old computers. The specs are as follows. In short, the HDD's, the Case & PSU, and the Radeon HD 4890.




Old Computer #2

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar GP 1TB Internal Hard Drive

Case: Antec 900 +EA650RT

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P P45 775 R

GFX Card: XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)





Old Computer #1

HDD150 GB WD Raptor, Maxtor 500GB

Case/PSU1200W ATX

MoBoIntel D975XBX2

GPUGF 8800 Ultra 768MB

CPUIntel Core 2 Extreme QX6800

RAMCorsair 2GB DDR2-800

Optical Drive Plextor PX-760A





Obviously the RAM, CPU and MoBo's are out. I think either case would be fine, really just a personal preference and the HDD's should also just fit right in. The only thing I doubt is the GFX card. It is a little old by now, but my needs haven't changed much in a few years. Specifically ,this is a gaming computer but I don't play anything too new or cutting edge. Warcraft 3, Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2 and Bad Company 2. The only new games I am really looking forward to are Battlefield 3, Diablo 3 and the upcoming Starcraft 2 expansions.





In summation, the specific questions I have are:

Will the fact that I am going to overclock my i5 void any possible warranty? Normally if I was going to be doing a potentially risky thing I would definitely get the warranty, but I typically thought warranties were voided if you overclocked. As I understand the i5-2500K is intended for overclocking? But you guys are obviously the best place to ask.

Where/how would be the best place/way to sell my older computer components?

Any/all comments, advice, suggestions for better/cheaper parts or vendors.

Thanks a million and God bless us, everyone !

Allah
    
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