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post #11 of 20
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The rig in my sig isn't correct, it was basically my "wish list" rig but I should probably edit it now.

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys . You guys mentioned quite a few things that I've been thinking about myself. Oh, and all my parts should be in by the end of the week so I'll be building next weekend.

1. SSD - I have the money for one, but I don't think it's necessary at this point. The most read/write work I do is transferring movie and TV episode files and that's not even on a day to day use. Load times on video games would be faster but I play online games that only need to load once (and once you're done, you still have to wait for all the other people playing on their PC's from the 90's ). If a real nice deal comes out, then I'll probably jump on it. But I'm planning on waiting until Black Friday to pick one up. All the new games are coming out then and it would make more sense.

2. GPU - I'm HOPING I can score a Asus DCII GTX 580 from newegg open box deals. ~$250 for a 580 at this point is such a steal. I'll probably use my 560ti until then.

3. Sound card - I'm going to be using the Shure SRH840's and I also have a pair of UE Triple 10vi's that I use. I haven't done any research in this area yet but any recommendations would be great. I don't even have a clue where pricing starts at but I was hoping to spend around ~$50.

4. PSU - Thanks 3lvis! You're spot on with that post. The reason I've held off on a PSU so far is because I'm debating how far down the road I'll need more watts. I know a solid 650w can run SLI 560ti's but I'll hit the ceiling with anything past that. I like what I see in those links you got there.

5. Finally, I opted not to get a DVD drive. I think it's do-able right? I know they're only $20 but I already have a Win7 thumb drive that can install my OS. Most of the initial drivers to get online I can find on my laptop -> usb to my computer. Then once I get internet the rest should be easy. I should be fine without one right? I never use the one on my laptop...
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post #12 of 20
if anything im sure you can find one in an old desktop SOMEWHERE, they were giving away pc stuff here at my school and i grabbed a cd drive and a hard drive..
post #13 of 20
You can find them in a lot of combo deals like on Newegg too. I have like 8 ASUS drives sitting on my shelf that I pretty much got all for free with rebates or combo deals.
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post #14 of 20
another console gamer here, bf3 has to be as good as it gets, so I dumped $1500 into a PC
anyways, there is a code in the online deals section of OCN and its for a seasonic x650 gold psu, for $110. I payed $140 and newegg even gave me the $30 back after a few emails. great efficiency and steller quality. I reccomend it completely.
post #15 of 20
I just bought a HX 650 last week, I'm thinking about upgrading to a 580 with the step up program, so I'm thinking about moving to a 750w or 850w. I can sell mine to you if your looking for one still.
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post #16 of 20
Sorry to burst your bubble about diablo 3, but they've confirmed it will have always-on DRM. Went from being "must buy and play for the next 10 years" to "ignore completely" for me.

there will be 0 offline support and absolutely no mods.
    
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post #17 of 20
a small ssd for the os + current games is quite nice to have nowadays..
 
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post #18 of 20
nm i see you got one =))
 
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post #19 of 20
Glad to see you coming back to PC. I bought a ps3 about 6 months ago in an attempt to play games that didnt come out for pc on it. I used it maybe twice. After that experience I knew that I would never buy a console for video games. PC will always be where the games are. Enjoy your build, post up some pics, and dont forget to cable manage.
post #20 of 20
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I caved in on a good deal and got a used Corsair TX750w for $65. Used from another forum, and I didn't really want to go non-modular, but it will do for now.

All the parts should be in by Friday so pictures as soon as everything arrives! Very excited...
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