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I suppose you could get a case and the sound proofing going, since I doubt that would change much from now to then...

Work out the logistics of how you'll keep it quiet with reasonable temperatures

I would even hold out on that. There will be more cases with usb3.0 then plus fractal will likely have a new case out
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I own that keyboard, it is far far far from silent
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I suppose you could get a case and the sound proofing going, since I doubt that would change much from now to then...

Work out the logistics of how you'll keep it quiet with reasonable temperatures
I added sound proofing to my system and it did almost nothing to my P182, but helped a fair bit in my Lian Li. I think that upgrade mileage may vary by the type case you have. Thin cases can benefit from it, while I don't know how much that is going to help a nice case like a Fractal.
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I want a PC that I am going to purchase in Q3-12
Save money now, plan later.

Some of the parts chosen may no longer be available by then, or may have been eclipsed by something better/quieter.

Unless you are looking for hardware that is rare or hitting up hot deals, I've found it to be a waste of time to plan what to buy more than around two weeks before you actually need it in your hands. One week to have others in the forum critique and suggest, place order, second week waiting for parts to show up.
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Hmm, you guys gave me a lot to think about, thanks!
Now that I think about it, yeah, technology moves way too fast, but there are things that I can buy before 2012, like a case, if I find a case that is just what I want, then chances are slim that there will be a new case that is in my desire to get, and the reason why I want to buy SOME of the items before, is that there will probably be some discounts, if not, then i'll stick to buying stuff in Q2. Does that sound good or do you think prices on for example a case will go down even more, the Fractal R3 (for example) do you think it will cost less with in Q2 without discount, or do you think it will be cheaper if I buy it at a discount before Q2?
And yeah the 850w PSU is overkill, its just that i'm pretty much afraid that there wont be enough power to run all the components, its one of my crazy fears, just to be future proof I think i'll get the 750w, does that sound good? In the future build I MAY want to do SLI/Crossfire.
My big brother is a gamer so to speak, he knows ALOT about PC's, unfortunately he is stuck with a 300$ junk, but to my surprise it runs CS 1.6 surprisingly good.
Anyways, he suggested to me that I shouldn't buy an OS and instead use one of our old Windows XP CD's and install that one, and then download Windows 7 Ultimate from http://www.warez-bb.org and install, which I agreed to, and I asked my sister to spank me because I didn't think of that before. He also told me that I shouldn't spend that much on the video card, but then again, I can spend as much 1800$ if its worth it, which means I could spend 250-300$ on a video card. Another thing he suggested was me to cut out the SSD, because of the low lifetime, but I mean if it lasts at least 1 year, then its fine I can just get another one. As I stated earlier I can spend 1800$ on a gaming rig IF its worth it, I mean really high-end that can play Crysis 2 at max settings with 45+ FPS.
But if I were to spend 1800$ then I can only buy it in Q4 2012. The good news though, is that my brother is going to college, and he said that students get up to 50% off on stuff, and if i'm lucky he could buy the things with discount for me, which will be awesome. I get 90$ a month, which means in 15 months I would get 1350$, and i'm selling some stuff and my mother is giving me some money cuz' it'll be my birthday and all, which brings the total maximum amount of money I can spend to 1900$.
OR I could wait for Christmas Q4 2012, then i'll have 2100$, theres downs and ups on waiting for Christmas, that is I DON'T want to wait that long, but on the other hand the prices MIGHT go down SICK!
Keep in mind that I don't really need a top of the line PC, like I said, for the 1900-2100$ price I think its expected to run Crysis 2 high settings 55+ FPS.
Again lets say 1500-1700$ and I want it to run games like Battlefield (3) with 90FPS or something, nothing really super, but just so you know I can stretch my budget by 500$. Hope you lead me in the right direction, i'm going to have a hard time cleaning the WHOLE house once a week for 1+ year , in 2012 Q3 i'm going to be 14 years old, seeing as i'm going to be 13 years old tomorrow! Once again, thank you guys, you're awesome!

EDIT: I'm probably going to do what DanManIt and Zap said, and wait for the case, and the other things, no discounts, if however I buy the 1700$+ system in Q4, i'm probably going to start buying already at the end of Q2 and the beginning of Q3 and so on, for discounts, IF I will get any. But if the only difference is 50-75$, I will buy the things 2 weeks before the last "pay check" so that they will be there right at the end of Q4, and that is IF I even consider the 1700$+ system. The keyboard, well it doesn't have to be silent, just no "wobbling" when I touch the keys.. because i'm mainly going to have my headsets on, but the PC itself (case and inside) must be between 1-50dB, which I assume is pretty much any PC...? That said, the silent PC idèa is sweet, but it MUST not annoy the hell out of me...

EDIT 2: I still find this a bit complicated, so if anyone could make a "steps" list like ehow, 1,2,3 etc...

EDIT 3: My birthday is today , and my sister reminded me that maybe I could have a christian confirmation party next year, which means more $$$ for me , so I can go as high as 2200$ in Q3 2012, but probably around 2400$, cool! If I save up to December Q4, I will have 2900$! SO PEOPLE, I CAN BUY THE PC IN 1st January 2013 -IF- ITS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT, BUT ITS NOT !
Its not worth waiting that long, plus spending that much, hell I don't need a monster, too much fussle, and besides, you guys keep telling me to wait for new and improved technology, really? I know fine new technology I can wait and buy until Q2 2012, BUT, there will ALWAYS be new technology, so it wouldn't really be that smart to wait thinking, omg just 2 more months, JUST 2 more months for that awesome 16-core processor, I don't need 16-core lol 4-6 cores is just enough, same with Bulldozer... a game takes about 2-3 cores nowadays, so yeah.
Edited by pseudophp - 7/20/11 at 9:54am
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#$%@#$^(@$%(@#$ had some great replies to this wall of text, and the power goes out! [SPACEBALLS] Here's the short, short version. [/SPACEBALLS]

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Now that I think about it, yeah, technology moves way too fast, but there are things that I can buy before 2012, like a case
That's about the only thing you should consider buying early, unless the deal is just way too hot to pass up. Here are some reasons to not buy early.
- New stuff comes out all the time. By next year, Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge will be out for CPUs, and graphics cards will be one, if not two models newer.
- You may change your mind. Tough to do that when most places won't accept returns after 15-30 days.
- The warranty starts the moment you place your order. Why would you want to squander a whole year's worth of warranty just to save a couple bucks?
- By next year Windows 8 may (or may not) be out. Whenever a new Windows comes out, some older hardware (older = not advertised as "made for newest Windows") doesn't have driver support at least initially.

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its one of my crazy fears, just to be future proof I think i'll get the 750w, does that sound good? In the future build I MAY want to do SLI/Crossfire.
In Soviet Russia, crazy fears control YOU!

Seriously though, if I had a buck for every gamer who buys an overkill PSU just because "I may do SLI/Crossfire" and does NOT, I'd be rich. Think about this. 95% of gamers who say just what you said end up NOT going with dual graphics cards. So, why not just save the money (on both PSU and motherboard) and don't do dual graphics cards? In the future when you might want to do dual graphics cards, your card will probably no longer be made. Also, it is usually better to just buy a single newer generation video card that is faster.

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My big brother is a gamer so to speak, he knows ALOT about PC's, unfortunately he is stuck with a 300$ junk, but to my surprise it runs CS 1.6 surprisingly good.
If all he plays is CS 1.6, then he's not a gamer. He's a Counterstrike player.

Also, that game is over a decade old, so if the "$300 junk" is faster than a decade old computer, then it will play CS just fine.

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Anyways, he suggested to me that I shouldn't buy an OS and instead use one of our old Windows XP CD's and install that one, and then download Windows 7 Ultimate from http://www.warez-bb.org and install, which I agreed to
Thanks for publicly announcing your intent to pirate Windows. Next why don't you tell us where you pirate all your movies and music?

Seriously though, Windows 7 is worth buying. Since you guys already own Windows XP, you can buy the "Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Upgrade." Basically $150 gets you THREE legit copies of Windows 7. You can split that with your brother and sister, and each of you will own Windows 7 for $50. Now THAT's a hot deal.

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I asked my sister to spank me
... okay, whatever turns your crank and hers.

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He also told me that I shouldn't spend that much on the video card
That's because he's a Counterstrike player and not a gamer. If you want to have any hope of your new computer playing newer games well, you need to spend at least 1/4 of your budget on the graphics card.

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EDIT 2: I still find this a bit complicated, so if anyone could make a "steps" list like ehow, 1,2,3 etc...
Step 1 - Have patience. I know that's one of the most difficult things for a 13 year old, but patience will pay off.

Step 2 - Chill out and stop having "crazy fears."

Step 3 - If your sister is not ugly, at least 18 years old and looking for a good time, send her my way.

Step 4 - Save your money.

Step 5 - Wait for it.

Step 6 - Two weeks before you expect to be gaming on your new system, come back and ask for the latest recommendations.

Step 7 - ...

Step 8 - Profit!

BTW, happy birthday.
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... okay, whatever turns your crank and hers.

Step 3 - If your sister is not ugly, at least 18 years old and looking for a good time, send her my way.
Only parts I remember after reading that wall lol. /fmyl
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