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Well, after spending sometime on this forum..I have came to the conclusion, it's time to build a new rig, why? because I see some very, very, very amazing builds on here...so...I've spent some time over the week looking over new parts for a new AMD build, here are my current specs..


AMD Phenom 9650 x4 2.30GHz
8GB DDR2 400
nVidia GeForce GTX 560 1GB
500GB HDD
600 Watt PSU
Pegatron Motherboard
Rosewill Destroyer Case
Stock CPU Heatsink

Now, that isn't considered my first build because I bought this as an HP Computer (dumb idea) and added a new PSU and GPU but after awhile I needed more space and better cooling, so I bought a new case for it the Rosewill Destroyer Case, but now after I got my new graphic card the 560, my computer has been heating up, it does about 45-55 C idle...which I asked from my friend who's a moderator on here that, that is very bad, so I decided to get some new fans and in hopes will make it cooler with sufficient airflow, but before buying it, I decided to myself after reading some of the builds on here, maybe it's time for a real first build, so I've decided that and here are the new products I've decided to buy with the budget of less then $500...

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz - $170
MSI 870S-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard - $80 (I don't want a micro atx)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) x2 - $45 each, $90 in total.
ZALMAN CNPS 7500 Cu LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $40 (need a suggestion)
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x4 - $8 each $32 in total
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller - $22

Total: $434 (not including shipping)

Now, I will be taking over from my old computer:

nVidia GeForce GTX 560 1GB
500GB HDD
600 Watt PSU
Rosewill Destroyer Case

but then, what do I do with the old computer? I've decided if I can find a cheap yet rather good case, CD Drive, and a small HDD then I can rebuild it and resell it to someone for about the same price I would spend on buying the new parts! I already have the old PSU from the old computer so I won't need to buy that, but other then that what do you think of the new specs? Any suggestions? Opinions are welcomed!

Also, if anyone is interested in buying this old computer off of me, make me an offer biggrin.gif

Btw this rig will be called The Pandanator.

Finished Product!
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Originally Posted by sonicwonic View Post

UPDATE
Recently put it in my new 500R Carbide..I wanted black but they only had white, so I took it. First try at wire management and I'm kind of happy smile.gif
Some new things I plan on adding and doing...
1. I might try to paint it (iffy on it)
2. Get a bigger HDD or maybe an SSD..
3. Trying to get a new headset SteelSeries Siberia V2 White and a new keyboard Razer Blackwidow..also getting into beat production so watch out for that! Also I've been making skyrim videos, and this thing renders like a beast...Wow I'm happy! Heres some pictures! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Edited by sonicwonic - 4/2/12 at 2:05pm
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post #2 of 76
NOPE.

Looks like you could easily fit a Sandy Bridge build with that budget.

Honestly why get 16GB of ram? Can you even use it all?

CPU/MB: Use the 45 from the ram towards a i5 2500k and a P67 or Z68 MB. Its only 20$ over your x6 if you get it at NCIX.us
Best deal @ Microcenter i5 2500k + GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 for ~$270

HSF: Get something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for around $20

Case Fans:Get some Yate Loons, but don't mount them horizontally ~$5 each @ FTWPC

PSU: Not sure what PSU you have or how long you've had it. Definitely a good idea to upgrade the PSU if it turns out to be poor quality.

With the old comp. Keep the parts if you can't sell it.

As you upgrade the GPU/PSU of the SB rig, you'll have parts for a HTPC/Server

So.
CPU 190
MB ~130
RAM 45
HSF 20
Fansx4 20
Controller 22
___
Total 427.

Throw a quality 550w PSU in there during Black Friday for 50-100 (or 650w depending on deal)
Or you can have your 16GB ram...

Enjoy
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/17/11 at 10:51pm
 
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post #3 of 76
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Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post

NOPE.
Looks like you could easily fit a Sandy Bridge build with that budget.
Honestly why get 16GB of ram? Can you even use it all?
CPU/MB: Use the 45 from the ram towards a i5 2500k and a P67 or Z68 MB. Its only 20$ over your x6 if you get it at NCIX.us
Best deal @ Microcenter i5 2500k + GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 for ~$270
HSF: Get something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for around $20
Case Fans:Get some Yate Loons, but don't mount them horizontally ~$5 each @ FTWPC
PSU: Not sure what PSU you have or how long you've had it. Definitely a good idea to upgrade the PSU if it turns out to be poor quality.
With the old comp. Keep the parts if you can't sell it.
As you upgrade the GPU/PSU of the SB rig, you'll have parts for a HTPC/Server
So.
CPU 190
MB ~130
RAM 45
HSF 20
Fansx4 20
Controller 22
___
Total 427.
Throw a quality 550w PSU in there during Black Friday for 50-100 (or 650w depending on deal)
Or you can have your 16GB ram...
Enjoy

I see..I'll do some research on those today to see if I would like it...lol ty!
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Samsung 600GB HDD H80 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate  Samsung 22" LED TV 
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post #4 of 76
Also. if you're buying @ newegg or ncix. Be sure to check out their CPU/MB combos.

Like this @ NCIX

But personally I'd just get this if you don't have a Microcenter nearby.
i5 2500k @ ncix
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 @ Newegg

OCZ ZS 550w not the best deal out there.
Checkout this archive about PSUs
 
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Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post

NOPE.
Looks like you could easily fit a Sandy Bridge build with that budget.
Honestly why get 16GB of ram? Can you even use it all?
CPU/MB: Use the 45 from the ram towards a i5 2500k and a P67 or Z68 MB. Its only 20$ over your x6 if you get it at NCIX.us
Best deal @ Microcenter i5 2500k + GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 for ~$270
HSF: Get something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for around $20
Case Fans:Get some Yate Loons, but don't mount them horizontally ~$5 each @ FTWPC
PSU: Not sure what PSU you have or how long you've had it. Definitely a good idea to upgrade the PSU if it turns out to be poor quality.
With the old comp. Keep the parts if you can't sell it.
As you upgrade the GPU/PSU of the SB rig, you'll have parts for a HTPC/Server
So.
CPU 190
MB ~130
RAM 45
HSF 20
Fansx4 20
Controller 22
___
Total 427.
Throw a quality 550w PSU in there during Black Friday for 50-100 (or 650w depending on deal)
Or you can have your 16GB ram...
Enjoy

+1 to all of this (that's a great price for the mobo btw thumb.gif ) , you dead set on that fan controller?, this one: http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/Rheosmart/6.html WAY better quality and design (no touch screen though), i've seen it going for as low as $19 if you shop around
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+1 to all of this (that's a great price for the mobo btw thumb.gif ) , you dead set on that fan controller?, this one: http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/Rheosmart/6.html WAY better quality and design (no touch screen though), i've seen it going for as low as $19 if you shop around

Yeah, I would like a screen too see what speed I'm putting the fan at.
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Also. if you're buying @ newegg or ncix. Be sure to check out their CPU/MB combos.
Like this @ NCIX
But personally I'd just get this if you don't have a Microcenter nearby.
i5 2500k @ ncix
Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 @ Newegg
OCZ ZS 550w not the best deal out there.
Checkout this archive about PSUs

Ahh, I've decided to run with an AMD Build because, Idk, I like AMD better imo, it's cheaper, but I know for sure it isn't better then Intel.

But since you suggested some things, I've taken a look into the mobo I picked out to find out it's a pretty bad one, so I switched up somethings especially with the memory...and I've also added a new PSU because I was told a 6x and a 560 won't run smoothly on a 500Watt PSU...here's the new specs..


AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
BIOSTAR TA870U3+ AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138303
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - x2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060 (I couldn't find any of those Yate Loons anywhere on newegg..if you could find them it'd be much appreciated)
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057 (I heard these eat up a lot of power but I'm not sure)
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005



Also, for my old computer I've decided to spend around $70 for a new case, cd/dvd drive, and an HDD

APEX Vortex 3610 Black Metal / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154108
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Western Digital AV WD1600AVJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136966

If anyone could tell me something cheaper but more efficient then those listed up there for the old computer, please do tell, I would like to sell this with quality..but I don't want to spend so much on it.

Also, I'm conflicted between getting Corsair or G.Skill I've heard both are very good but I don't know which to go with... It's either, Corsair Vegence, G.Skill RipJaws, and G.Skill Sniper
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Samsung 600GB HDD H80 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate  Samsung 22" LED TV 
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Once again NOPE.

1. Do not spend your money on old tech @ retail. Shop 2nd hand on OCN..
But more importantly, you'll eventually collect enough old parts
Let it sit there Let it rot.
Do not invest in other parts as you'll only have a harder time getting rid of all of it.
Note: HDD prices are high b/c of flooding in Thailand. Wait 5-6 months.

2. Do not skimp on the PSU unless you know you have an amazing deal.
The 550w PSU I recommended will easily handle your GTX 260 and the i5 2500k. Look no further.
If you still aren't confident get this.
Read this.

3. Get low profile ram like the G.Skill Sniper if you want to use a tower cooler. Otherwise you wont able able to use 2 of your ram slots.

4. I'll stick with the Hyper 212+ People have gotten to 4.5GHz easily with this cooler and the i5 2500k.
You'd have to do around 5+ GHz to match that with the x6

5. The Biostar motherboard has 4+1 phase design. You'll have trouble overclocking on that MB.
Also, its an AM3 so you'll be locked into that technology.
Asrock's Z68 is compatible with Intel's Ivybridge.

AMD is cheaper? The x6 is only $20 cheaper than the i5 2500k @ NCIX.
Thats 11% more... But you get around ~20% greater performance at stock. AND you can easily overclock it.

Spend the $70 on the i5 and the ASrock Gen3 so you can easily OC to 4.5Ghz

Yate Loons are in the ORDER HERE link in the thread.

Sure you could spend less on an AMD. But it in the end it'll only be around ~50-70. (Which is what you planned to do with the old system).
  • With the i5 2500k, you get great performance scaling while consuming much less power.
  • You could delay future upgrades even more than with the x6.


That said. If you have a spare monitor lying around and need two computers... Get this if you don't plan on overclocking at all.
Performance doesn't scale well for RAM so you won't see much improvement getting 1600 over 1333.

If you do want to overclock... Keep in mind Intel @ 3.0Ghz easily matches AMD @ 3.6Ghz Which you'll have a hard time doing with the x6 and Biostar.
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/18/11 at 1:00pm
 
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Once again NOPE.
1. Do not spend your money on old tech @ retail. Shop 2nd hand on OCN..
But more importantly, you'll eventually collect enough old parts
Let it sit there Let it rot.
Do not invest in other parts as you'll only have a harder time getting rid of all of it.
Note: HDD prices are high b/c of flooding in Thailand. Wait 5-6 months.
2. Do not skimp on the PSU unless you know you have an amazing deal.
The 550w PSU I recommended will easily handle your GTX 260 and the i5 2500k. Look no further.
If you still aren't confident get this.
Read this.
3. Get low profile ram like the G.Skill Sniper if you want to use a tower cooler. Otherwise you wont able able to use 2 of your ram slots.
4. I'll stick with the Hyper 212+ People have gotten to 4.5GHz easily with this cooler and the i5 2500k.
You'd have to do around 5+ GHz to match that with the x6
5. The Biostar motherboard has 4+1 phase design. You'll have trouble getting high overclocks on that MB.
AMD is cheaper? The x6 is only $20 cheaper than the i5 2500k @ NCIX.
Spend the $70 on the i5 and the asrock Gen3 so you can easily OC to 4.5Ghz
Yate Loons are in the ORDER HERE link in the thread.

See, If I spent money on old parts, I would like to resell it back for half because it's already use to come into some money, not just let it sit there and rot, there's no point, there are plenty of people out there willing to buy it.
That's why HDD prices are so high.. I was confused about that.
I would much likely spend $60 on a 730Watt PSU that has more reviews then the $90 600 Watt with only a few reviews..
I do not plan on overclocking
See I'm buying my parts from NewEgg because they're the only company I trust with computers, and on newegg the difference between a i5 quad 3.3GHz and a Phenom II x6 3.2GHz is about $55
and I will buy those Yate Loons because they're cheaper and better.
Edited by sonicwonic - 11/18/11 at 5:57pm
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Samsung 600GB HDD H80 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate  Samsung 22" LED TV 
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So, New list of specs, I switched up the build to AM3+

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057
NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060
YATE LOON D12SH-12 HIGH SPEED FAN OEM x2 - http://ftwpc.com/cooling/fans/yate-loon-d12sh-12-high-speed-fan-oem.html
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T 3.2GHZ Gigabyte 970A-D3 EVGA GeForce 560 1GB Corsair Vegence 8GB Ram (4x2) DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 600GB HDD H80 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate  Samsung 22" LED TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Shift Corsair CX600 Corsair 500R Carbide White Razer DeathAdder 1800DPI  
Mouse PadAudio
Gigabyte Ghost Pad Steelseries Siberia v2 Blue 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T 3.2GHZ Gigabyte 970A-D3 EVGA GeForce 560 1GB Corsair Vegence 8GB Ram (4x2) DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 600GB HDD H80 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate  Samsung 22" LED TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Shift Corsair CX600 Corsair 500R Carbide White Razer DeathAdder 1800DPI  
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Gigabyte Ghost Pad Steelseries Siberia v2 Blue 
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