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post #1 of 15
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After saving money for two whole years, I am planning to buy a rig from www.ibuypower.com, and so far this is what I have chosen for my parts.

Case ( [New !!!] Tagan A380 Gaming Case Black )
Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light Blue )
Power Supply ( Thermaltake Toughpower 850 Watt Power Supply [SLI Ready] )
Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 (2x 2.4GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( [New !!!] iBUYPOWER Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit --- [for INTEL CPU] )
Motherboard ( [Quad-Core Support] NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0 Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( [==New !!!==] NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
Raid Configuration ( Raid-0 [Data Striping] With 2X Hard Drives )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [Lightscribe Technology] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black)
Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Black )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Wireless Network Adapter ( [Special !!!] Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter )
Keyboard and Mouse ( Combo: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser (MX3000 Cordless Keyboard + MX600 Cordless Laser Mouse) Silver/Black 2-Tone Color )
Case Round Cable ( Rounded Cables for Floppy/HDD/CD/DVD/CD-RW/DVD-RW Drives )
Case Round Cable ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower )
Wireless Network Adapter ( [Special !!!] Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support)
Cost: $2,478.00 (With shipping and instant rebate)

I am planning to eventually upgrade to Sli in maybe about 1-2 years. If anyone has any comments or criticisms please tell me so I can change my current build. My budget is going to be in the 2400's.
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post #2 of 15
I'd recommend you buy the parts from NewEgg and build the rig yourself. It's much more satisfying to have built your own rig, and generally speaking, a lot cheaper. Otherwise, maybe two smaller hard drives for a RAID config.
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post #3 of 15
  1. you probably can save some money by building it yourself.
  2. don't get that motherboard. It's a bad overclocker. Get a motherboard with the 680i chipset if SLI is in the future.
  3. I don't particularly like Thermaltake's PSUs. Check if you can get the 850W Silverstone.
  4. Corsair Value does not sound good for a high end rig like this. You should get better RAM. Can you get the Crucial DDR2 1000 2GB kit?
  5. You might want to consider two 250GB drivers in RAID0... up to you though
    
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post #4 of 15
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The only problem I have is that I have never built a computer from scratch before, and I really don't want to risk screwing up a rig that costs $2400.

I also calculated the amount of money I would save from building the computer from Newegg and getting it from this site and found out that the savings aren't too much. I do get a free coupon for Vista and a 3 year warranty though.

And I will change my 400 gig hard drive into two 250 gig hard drives. (It's cheaper this way =D)

The only other RAM that is 2 gigs that I have an option to choose is the Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader. Anyone know if this is worth the +44 dollars?
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post #5 of 15
If you're going to overclock this computer then it would probably be a good idea, but if not you may as well just get DDR2 533 RAM if they'll allow you too.

I agree with the people posting before. Come on build it yourself!!!!! If you use a bit of logic and common sense then its straight forward really. There's lots of guides on this website for building computers too, and as ElMike said it's rather satisfying building your own computer, and you get to brag to your friends when they ask "woah where did you get that killer rig from :O "Oh I build it myself "
That's one of the best feelings ever lol.
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Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte z77x-D3H 6GB Asus Turbo - Nvidia GTX1060  16GB DDR3 1600 
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256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot) Hitachi DVDRW (Ultrabay) Win 7 Pro x64 1600x900 (AUO generic) +17" Dell 1708FP 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot) Hitachi DVDRW (Ultrabay) Win 7 Pro x64 1600x900 (AUO generic) +17" Dell 1708FP 
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post #6 of 15
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I would build my own computer if I had someone to guide me along the way and help me whenever something goes wrong or if I have a major problem.

Also, I just found a 5% instant rebate which will allow me to get some more stuff. Going to change one of my hard drives into 320, adding a LCD thermal temperature display, and getting an MX3000 Cordless Keyboard + MX600 Cordless Laser Mouse.

Also Vista is going to cost about $200ish,which I can upgrade for free; so I would either break even or save money if I were to build the rig from Newegg.

Even with all this the computer still only costs $2409. (Shipping included!!!)
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post #7 of 15
Alright that's a fantastic deal and I think you should stick with that. I don't think you could build the equivalent for any cheaper on Newegg. So my advice is stick with that hell of a beast.
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Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte z77x-D3H 6GB Asus Turbo - Nvidia GTX1060  16GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot) Hitachi DVDRW (Ultrabay) Win 7 Pro x64 1600x900 (AUO generic) +17" Dell 1708FP 
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90w power brick 
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Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte z77x-D3H 6GB Asus Turbo - Nvidia GTX1060  16GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 SSD 2TB Western Digital Blue Coolermaster Hyper 212+ w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
MouseAudio
Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot) Hitachi DVDRW (Ultrabay) Win 7 Pro x64 1600x900 (AUO generic) +17" Dell 1708FP 
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90w power brick 
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post #8 of 15
This is an awesome system that you will love. System building is not for everyone and Lord knows how many times I've wished I had bought a prebuilt rig
    
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post #9 of 15
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Wow.... I just tried to build this exact same computer in www.alienware.com and it ended up costing $4279.00.........
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post #10 of 15
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I am going to click the purchase button in three hours. I need last minute suggestions or criticisms!
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