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Hi all:

I'm currently 23 years old (almost 24!!), and I'm going to be father of a beautiful baby girl.

The reason I say that it's because It's been almost 4 years since I update/buy a computer ( and I am VERY VERY OFF AND OUTDATED)

I been following this forum for a couple of weeks now, and also read in different places.

NOW!!! (plase bear with me, I will get there)

My last gift to me will be a computer (very weird to want a pc when you can want so many different things before the baby right) BUT its been long time since I dont have one, and its basically the only thing I don't have.

The reason I want the pc now its because at the moment the baby is born ( I say baby because we haven't decided the name yet ) All my money will go to/for her. That is why now is the best chance for me to get my Gaming Rig that will make me happy.

I read so many threads/guides/ideas but I decided to give it a try and post here for you guys that are (big geniuses) help me out with this.

NOW!!!!!! for the ones that actually took the time and read all of my lame story here is the thing:

I'm a good fan of AMD ( I don't hate Intel)

My range is 1400$ ( and here is when it gets tricky )

I have half of the 1400$ and the other half on credit with BEST BUY.

I found 3 motherboards that I really like, but I don't know or can't tell which one is better. (I want to overclock/experience with/play and customize the PC and have fun with it, if I'm spending the money I'm not afraid to tweak the computer

New threat.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...d-finally.html

Motherboard:
MSI 990FXA-GD80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130600
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128508

CPU:
I will wait until Bulldozer is release to see how good it is, and if I don't like it I will go with the X6 1100t.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103913

Ram:
I read that this one was very good ( any better one please share with me )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404

Video Card:
Here I have no clue on getting 1 expensive VERY good card, or 2 good cards on crossfire.

Hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227725
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

Cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

Case:
From Tom's review
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=Raven%20RV03
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ill%20blackhaw

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236117
(or something like that right?)

Windows 7 64
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=5213932

Cd player:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135247

Powersupply:
No idea here!!

and I think that's all.

I will really like to have an AMD gaming rig, but if any of you think I should have a build around a i5 2500k please advice me, ( I haven't done ANY research on Intel builds)

Again I really appreciate all the help in advance, and I really tried to make it very short and with good intention)

Thanks!!!

Gabriel.
Edited by Realityntatt - 8/24/11 at 3:55pm
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post #2 of 45
I personally have an AMD, but if I bought a gaming PC I would go for an Intel tbh... You just get soo much bang for buck with a 2500k/2600k overclocked (which is pretty easy on those chips)
So I think you should reconsider about the whole AMD thing.
PSU, go for a Corsair, it's great price/performance
Other things I will let someone else give an opinion
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Honestly, I'd go for Intel on this one. The i7 2500k and 2600k beats any of the current AMD lineups. Plus the overclocking potential is impressive. I dunno anything official on the Bulldozer though, just the countless rumors.

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Wait for BD or get an i5 2500k, That budget is too big for a AMD at this moment in time, anyway. Placeholder CPU's arent usually worth it either if say you got a 925 to hold you over. I have nothing bad to say about the 1100t, I just don't think now is the time to get one or think about getting one.

What is your preference on case? You have a full tower there and a mid tower, If you are already looking at full towers, I'd be safe than sorry (GPU's gettin bigger my friend) and get a full tower.

Ram, spend less.. Radioactive 8GB , Ripjaws X Series 8GB

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB They must have just lowered it to $50, sweet.

As for the GPU, I think it's easier with a strong single card solution personally.

Your comparison motherboard link doesn't work.
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Thank you guys for your quick reply. So if the BD is not as good I should go with the i5 2500k right? If that's the case I have no clue what motherboards or components to choose. The only difference will be the motherboard? or something else? Besides the processor and the motherboard, the ram, video card, will remain the same right?

I want a case that does the job.. and don't cost 200$!!! - with 100$ or 150$ can you get a good case? I have to fit the H100 with P/P configuration... or you think the Noctua is better pick?
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look at the In-Win Dragon Rider
also XSPC 750RS240 better than h100 also more fun to put together
get the i5 and look for good open box deals
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I don't know the best cases for a 2 fan radiator H100 setup. Can't speak for the water coolers.

I do know the Noctua will cool quiet and great, also if you get one don't get it off of newegg. NH-D14 $70, maybe $76 shipped?

Yea BD or 2500k, It really is only between those.

THe only difference will be the motherboard yes, a 990FX AM3+ board for a BD or a p67/z68 board for the 2500k. Get 1.5v ram, optimal for SB if you go 2500k.
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I would HIGHLY recommend you stay away from MSI motherboards. They have a problem with the PWM mosfets. Just do a google for "MSI mosfet" and you'll see.
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getting a 60gb ssd is a rip off because for an extra $40 you can get the 120gb version
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Thank guys again for all the quick replies!!!

120gb SSD is a very good pick then? I will look into it.

Good thing you told me that Silverfire... One of my friends bought the MSI 990fxa.. and he totally recommend it.

Someone knows a good motherboard for a 2500k???

And the video card... RADEON??? or nvidia?

I was reading in another thread about the RASA kit... XSPC 750RS240.

How hard is to set up the cooling system?? and how do I buy all the parts that I need? what parts I need? ahahah
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