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post #11 of 15
Interesting that in the introduction of the thread he says he is looking for a best bang for the buck computer...
And then listed near the top is the QX6850...Interesting.

For 1, don't have someone build you a computer. Take a little time (days) out of your life and read up on things.
Basically you will need:
  • Case
  • CPU (processor)
  • Motherboard
  • GPU (Video Card)
  • RAM (Memory)
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • Optical Drive
  • Power Supply
  • HDD (Hard Drive)

Everything else is icing on the cake. Go out to Best Buy and grab yourself a copy of XP and the rest is cake.

By far the hardest (or at least most confusing part) of actually making the computer work for the first time builder is the whole connecting things/cables. Your going to look at that motherboard and be like "What the hell have I gotten myself into". But in the end, its pretty much a simple process. Do yourself a favor and at least skim your motherboard manual.

As for suggesting parts...
  • CPU - E8400/Q6600/Q9x50 (Depending on what you need)
  • RAM - 4Gb (2x2Gb or 4x1Gb) Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 or higher. Mushkin, Corsair...etc, lots of good name brands.
  • Motherboard - Abit IP35 Pro, DFI P35 Dark, DFI X38
  • HDD - Seagate 500Gb 7200.11
  • Case - Cooler Master 690 or 830 or even Cosmos
  • Monitor - Samsung 226BW (Sex in a box.)
  • Keyboard/Mouse - Your discression, I use a G15 keyboard and a G5 Mouse.
  • Power Supply - SilverStone Decathlon Series PSU, Corsair PSUs.
  • Graphics Card - Depends where you want to go with it. If you are looking for benchmark performance, grab a 3870X2 (if you get the X38 board, you can get 2 of them and go Quadfire) or if you are looking for real world performance you can go 8800GTS 512MB. If you want to go SLI grab an EVGA 780i motherboard.

Now, as for cooling your sexy little setup... Everyone around here will suggest the TRUE (ThermalRight Ultra Extreme) which is an awesome aircooler and its not really recommended to go much less if you are going quad and overclocking. However, I recently went watercooling and quite frankly I enjoyed the sheer fun of making it work and the knowledge it brought me more than the actual results. Yeah, I can take my little E6750 to 4Ghz if I want to. So this really depends on your taste and how much you want to get your hands dirty.

However, I would recommend watercooling if for nothing than that it looks super cool. Hah.

As for watercooling, this is my setup (basic components):
  • CPU Block - DTek FuZion 1/2"
  • Rad - BIX360 1/2"
  • Res - T-Line
  • Pump - D5 Vario
  • Fans - Scythe 133cfm fans (6x in push/pull)


Well I think I sufficiently went overboard on my reply to his initial question.

Might want to give this site a check through if you do decide to do it yourself
My Super PC

Its a little kiddyish, but still good information.

And I'm off!
    
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post #12 of 15
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I don't want to switch my motherboard unless it's going to be extremely practical. This is a PC I am buying from someone. The tower is the cosmos 1000 (I would like to switch to the cosmos 1100 because its such an beautiful looking case) and the power supply is Thermaltake ToughPower 1,000 Watts Power Supply.

The ram, the cooling and the case are what I will change.
1. Case is picked (cosmos s 1100rc) DONE
2. What ram do you reccomend inparticular???
3. What kind of fitment issues will I run into with some of the reccomended cooling as far as water cooling kits go?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by lowkickqop View Post
I don't want to switch my motherboard unless it's going to be extremely practical. This is a PC I am buying from someone. The tower is the cosmos 1000 (I would like to switch to the cosmos 1100 because its such an beautiful looking case) and the power supply is Thermaltake ToughPower 1,000 Watts Power Supply.

The ram, the cooling and the case are what I will change.
1. Case is picked (cosmos s 1100rc) DONE
2. What ram do you reccomend inparticular???
3. What kind of fitment issues will I run into with some of the reccomended cooling as far as water cooling kits go?
How much are you paying for this?
post #14 of 15
Trancend aXeRAM 1066 2x1 GB kit.
does 1360Mhz @ CL5 on a Maximus fomula with 2.64vDimm.

for watercooling we need a budget
post #15 of 15
By they way your original post looks, your buying this from a company.
The + $381 for the Ultra and - $34 for the speakers kinda gave it away.
I'm guessing the 8800GTX was the base card and you want the Ultra?
And you thought you would cheap out on your speakers?

So I'm gonna tell you to build it yourself first of all.
It'll cost you less in the end.

Also for cooling, just get a Thermalright 120 Extreme with the money you save building it yourself.

And video card wise go with the 3870X2, it's price/performance is unmatched.
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