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post #81 of 124
heh, yea, with a $5000 build... don't buy the stuff for him!
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hey if i had the money i would go wild on a sick ass rig, as i know i aint a geek or nerd lol, and hey i have enuf money from work 2 spend it on piss "beer" so why not?
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or this thread is a fake, the guy who posted it might be spending $5000 on a comp and he just wants everyones idea?
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My two cents for current specs and models.....

Power Supplies:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703003 Turbo-Cool 1KW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159020 Coolmax 1000w Power Supply

Computer Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133164 Thermaltake Tai-Chi Case

Audio:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102181 Audigy 4 Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829121113 M-Audio FireWire 410

Motherboards:

Intel Motherboards -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025 ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130051 MSI 975X Platinum

AMD Motherboards -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131593 ASUS CROSSHAIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014 DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 Chipset

CPUs:

Intel -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116248 Intel Pentium Extreme Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115001 Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

AMD -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103758 AMD Athlon X2 5200+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103861 AMD Athlon FX-62 (Low Step )

Video Cards:

ATI -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161038 HIS X1950XTX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102062 SAPPHIRE X1950XTX

Nvidia -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150161 XFX GeForce 7950GX2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814170103 Albatron 7950GX2

Memory:

DDR2 800 -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168 Corsair XMX2 2GB (1GB x2) x2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227166 OCZ 2GB (1GB x2) x2

Hard Drives:

500GB -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148135 IDE Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.10 x2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148136 SATA Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.10 x2 + Bonus 250GB HDD before 11/12/2006

Keyboard/Mouse:

Keyboard -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126179 Logitech G15

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175001 Saitek Eclipse II

Mice -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153005 Razer Diamondback Plasma Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104015 Logitech MX Revolution


CD/DVD Burners:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827187041 LaCie 16x Burner R/W +/- w/ Lightscribe x2


Monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112005 Sceptre x22wg Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001087 Samsung 204BW


Speakers:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120 Logitech Z-5500 5.1 505 Watts

I didn't include water cooling, nor did I include any extra fans, etc.

If you're trying for a decent enough computer for the here and now, you've got quite a lot of choices available. I'm sure it's well under $5K, so you've got a plethora of choices, including those others can belay. Have fun building that rig! It'd be an honor to delve into that type of system.
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zor you just wasted so much time =)
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Why on earth is a Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition included in that list? And I don't see a real reason to even mention the AMD, while Core 2 Duo blows anything away right now.

Plus, only 20" with this budget???

and do stay away from Coolmax PSUs....
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Why on earth is a Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition included in that list? And I don't see a real reason to even mention the AMD, while Core 2 Duo blows anything away right now.

Plus, only 20" with this budget???

and do stay away from Coolmax PSUs....
Thanks for the tips and criticisms. I was laying out options, so that the "end user" has everything they'll want out of their money. Also, it's not me putting it together. Offering advice is about all I can do right about here and now. Considering it's a 5K budget, there is a lot more that could be done. The question is: Is it worth stretching a dollar to make a high end "budget system"?
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As I posted before:

I would get a really really good monitor, either a Dell 24" for like $800, or maybe even the big 32" apple for $2000!

Based on the latter, that leaves $3000 for the rig:
- E6700: $500
- High-end MoBo: $300
- 2GB DDR2 800 RAM (G.Skill HZ): $300
- Pair of 150GB Raptors: $450
- SLI-ed 8800GTS: $900 (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/6548/index.html)
- PC Power & Cooling 750W: $200
- FSP GPU PSU: $85
- Case: $150

Leaves about $100 for other stuff.
    
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post #89 of 124
Sorry about the double post... just took this for some comments.

My comments on Zorpnic's suggestions in detail:

Power Supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703003 Turbo-Cool 1KW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159020 Coolmax 1000w Power Supply
Don't get the Coolmax... I had two PSUs of that brand failing on me, one taking a mobo down with it. The PC Power & Cooling is good, but a 750W Silencer and an FSP Booster would be cheaper

Computer Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133164 Thermaltake Tai-Chi Case
depends on preferences

Audio:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102181 Audigy 4 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829121113 M-Audio FireWire 410
Why not any of the XiFi cards?

Motherboards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025 ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130051 MSI 975X Platinum
It's probably better to wait for the RD600 and the new nVidia chipset.

DELETED AMD Motherboards - Intel is what to get right now. Could be different though in a few months, so keep an eye out.

CPUs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116248 Intel Pentium Extreme Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115001 Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
No way a Extreme Edition D965. Either the X6800 or a QX6700. Or, probably a better choice and about half the price, an E6700

DELETED AMD CPU - Intel is what to get right now. Could be different though in a few months, so keep an eye out.

Video Cards:

ATI -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161038 HIS X1950XTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102062 SAPPHIRE X1950XTX
Get a pair in Crossfire. One of them needs to be a Crossfire Edition. R600 should be out in February though.

Nvidia -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150161 XFX GeForce 7950GX2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814170103 Albatron 7950GX2
I'd recommend a pair of 8800GTS's for about $900

Memory:

DDR2 800 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168 Corsair XMX2 2GB (1GB x2) x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227166 OCZ 2GB (1GB x2) x2
Where is the G.Skill HZ??? Which is about the best to get right now.

Hard Drives:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148135 IDE Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.10 x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148136 SATA Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.10 x2 + Bonus 250GB HDD before 11/12/2006
I'd get a pair of 320GB Seagates, for like $95 a piece. Similar performance, and a lot cheaper. Even four would be cheaper than two 500GB drives, and result in faster performance and more space

Keyboard/Mouse:

Keyboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126179 Logitech G15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175001 Saitek Eclipse II
No comment. either is fine

Mice -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153005 Razer Diamondback Plasma Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104015 Logitech MX Revolution
No comment. either is fine

CD/DVD Burners:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827187041 LaCie 16x Burner R/W +/- w/ Lightscribe x2
Never heard of the brand... any good one is ok though.

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112005 Sceptre x22wg Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001087 Samsung 204BW
For this budget, at least 24" or maybe even the 30" Apple

Speakers:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120 Logitech Z-5500 5.1 505 Watts
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
As I posted before:

I would get a really really good monitor, either a Dell 24" for like $800, or maybe even the big 32" apple for $2000!

Based on the latter, that leaves $3000 for the rig:
- E6700: $500
- High-end MoBo: $300
- 2GB DDR2 800 RAM (G.Skill HZ): $300
- Pair of 150GB Raptors: $450
- SLI-ed 8800GTS: $900 (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/6548/index.html)
- PC Power & Cooling 750W: $200
- FSP GPU PSU: $85
- Case: $150

Leaves about $100 for other stuff.
Past $2500-3000 I don't see a point in upgrading the rig. I would really, really consider a high-end monitor AND some nice speakers. Maybe $1400 for the monitor and $500-600 for some speakers.

So basically I agree, but with speakers too
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