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I already have multiple builds in mind, but what the hell I want more!

Uses: Gaming, I already have a laptop for school work, papers etc.
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS x24 Disk Drive Windows 7 64 bit Professional ASUS VH238H Black 23" 
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Need a monitor, mouse and keyboard?

Also: do you plan on overclocking, and if you already have a monitor, what resolution?
Edited by postama - 7/26/11 at 2:45pm
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Simply, just built the Monolith in my sig, $1492 out the door, from mouse to monitor.
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Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Samsung Light Scribe 22X Windows 7 Home 64bit ASUS|LED 27" 2MS VE278Q 
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Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB Samsung Light Scribe 22X Windows 7 Home 64bit ASUS|LED 27" 2MS VE278Q 
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post #4 of 18
my sig rig, and stick in a GTX580 if possible (pc box only)
    
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[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
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[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
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[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
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[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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post #5 of 18
I'd personally go with something like this. Change out case to whatever you prefer. There's enough wiggle room in the budget to go for a PSU with more wattage, if you're so inclined.


Edited by VanillaCena - 8/3/11 at 7:15am
post #6 of 18
PM me your email. ill send you an xls with a bulldozer build.
    
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X6 1055T Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Gigabyte HD6850 Gigabyte HD6850 
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Corsair Vengeance LP White Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB + Spinpoint F3 1TB in RAID 0 Samsung SATA DVDRW Antec Kuhler 620 
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2x Bitfenix Spectre intake Gelid Wing 12 PL side panel 140mm Antec Twocool top exhaust Ubuntu 10.4 ,ArchLinux, Red Hat, Windows 7 
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2x Bitfenix Spectre intake Gelid Wing 12 PL side panel 140mm Antec Twocool top exhaust Ubuntu 10.4 ,ArchLinux, Red Hat, Windows 7 
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
I'd personally go with something like this. Change out case to whatever you prefer. There's enough wiggle room in the budget to go for a PSU with more wattage, if you're so inclined.

This is great, but I'd switch out the EVGA graphics card for an Asus or MSI
    
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[Intel] i5 2500K - 4.5GHz @ 1.27v [Asus] P8P67-Pro [Asus] GTX580 DirectCU II 900/1800/2100 @ 1.088v [G.Skill] Ripjaws-X 8GB 1600 CL8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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[Intel] i5 2500K - 4.5GHz @ 1.27v [Asus] P8P67-Pro [Asus] GTX580 DirectCU II 900/1800/2100 @ 1.088v [G.Skill] Ripjaws-X 8GB 1600 CL8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Crucial] M4 64GB SSD [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Pioneer] DVR-219L [Noctua] NH-D14 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Dell] U2711 27" [Dell] 1907FP 19" [Microsoft] Digital Media Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] HX-750 [NZXT] Phantom - White [Acer] Generic Mouse Wooden Desk 
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[Soloman] 2.1 Set [Audio-Technica] ATH-M50 [Zalman] ZM-MIC1 
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post #8 of 18
This is ONLY for gaming?

Try this:
CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX ~ $135
MoBo: ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ~ $150
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C8 ~ $120
GPU: XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ~ $340
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 ~ $190
Case: CM 912 ~ $60
OS& Game SSD: OCZ Onyx OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ~ $65
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $50
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM(no tech support) ~ $100

Total price before shipping ~ $1159

This leaves you plenty of room to fill it up with games from Steam which will update your Graphics Drivers for AMD/ATi cards all of which are checked for stability. Put your big open world games on the SSD to minimize load times and use the 750 to store everything else. The card is double lifetime but make sure to register it in the first 30 days or the warranty is a 1 year warranty. Double Lifetime means it's a decent resale in case you wanted to upgrade or get something else. Or if you wanted to you have a little leeway to change the card before purchase to something else.

The CPU has onboard Graphics. So this would bolster whatever card you do end up with. And should you have a problem with your Card your board and CPU could handle games in DX9 and possibly DX10. Obviously you would have to lower settings but it's there if you need it.

RAM is an excellent buy and the PSU has more than enough power to support the build. I've got an HX850 and I'm using maybe 650w of continuous power in my Sig Rig while Folding.

Also if you wanted a better CPU cooler you could get a reasonable cooler for <$100.

This is what I would suggest for anyone looking for a reasonable Gaming platform. Also you can get some of these parts in Combo deals saving even more.

~Ceadder
 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
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Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
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Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
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Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
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HAF 932 Logitech g9x COOLER MASTER Weapon of Choice: M4 Duramesh Pad Logitech X-240 2.1 speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
This is ONLY for gaming?

Try this:
CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX ~ $135
MoBo: ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ~ $150
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C8 ~ $120
GPU: XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ~ $340
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 ~ $190
Case: CM 912 ~ $60
OS& Game SSD: OCZ Onyx OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ~ $65
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $50
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM(no tech support) ~ $100

Total price before shipping ~ $1159

This leaves you plenty of room to fill it up with games from Steam which will update your Graphics Drivers for AMD/ATi cards all of which are checked for stability. Put your big open world games on the SSD to minimize load times and use the 750 to store everything else. The card is double lifetime but make sure to register it in the first 30 days or the warranty is a 1 year warranty. Double Lifetime means it's a decent resale in case you wanted to upgrade or get something else. Or if you wanted to you have a little leeway to change the card before purchase to something else.

The CPU has onboard Graphics. So this would bolster whatever card you do end up with. And should you have a problem with your Card your board and CPU could handle games in DX9 and possibly DX10. Obviously you would have to lower settings but it's there if you need it.

RAM is an excellent buy and the PSU has more than enough power to support the build. I've got an HX850 and I'm using maybe 650w of continuous power in my Sig Rig while Folding.

Also if you wanted a better CPU cooler you could get a reasonable cooler for <$100.

This is what I would suggest for anyone looking for a reasonable Gaming platform. Also you can get some of these parts in Combo deals saving even more.

~Ceadder
 
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i7-2670QM 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M  6GB 1333MHz Dual Channel Ram 750GB Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 
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64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
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Sound Blaster X-FI  
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64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
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Sound Blaster X-FI  
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
This is ONLY for gaming?

Try this:
CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX ~ $135
MoBo: ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ~ $150
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C8 ~ $120
GPU: XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ~ $340
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 ~ $190
Case: CM 912 ~ $60
OS& Game SSD: OCZ Onyx OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ~ $65
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARS 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $50
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM(no tech support) ~ $100

Total price before shipping ~ $1159

This leaves you plenty of room to fill it up with games from Steam which will update your Graphics Drivers for AMD/ATi cards all of which are checked for stability. Put your big open world games on the SSD to minimize load times and use the 750 to store everything else. The card is double lifetime but make sure to register it in the first 30 days or the warranty is a 1 year warranty. Double Lifetime means it's a decent resale in case you wanted to upgrade or get something else. Or if you wanted to you have a little leeway to change the card before purchase to something else.

The CPU has onboard Graphics. So this would bolster whatever card you do end up with. And should you have a problem with your Card your board and CPU could handle games in DX9 and possibly DX10. Obviously you would have to lower settings but it's there if you need it.

RAM is an excellent buy and the PSU has more than enough power to support the build. I've got an HX850 and I'm using maybe 650w of continuous power in my Sig Rig while Folding.

Also if you wanted a better CPU cooler you could get a reasonable cooler for <$100.

This is what I would suggest for anyone looking for a reasonable Gaming platform. Also you can get some of these parts in Combo deals saving even more.

~Ceadder
This is an imbalanced rig,there will be possibility of gpu bottleneck,the llano cpu don't have enough juice to cope up with hd6970,plus the cpu will struggle in cpu intensive games.
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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