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post #1 of 14
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Hey guys,

I am moving out of my parents house to an apartment on my own in about two months or so to be closer to college (I start evening classes this fall) and my work (in the same city as college). I'm giving my parents my sig computer since they can't afford a computer and I want them to have one once I'm gone. Because of this I need to put together a new build to take with me.

I want to go Quad Core and have 4GB of ram plus a pretty powerful 512MB graphics card so I can play the latest games (not counting Bioshock or Crysis) and take full advantage of my copy of Vista Business x64.

I just ordered 2 new 1TB Seagate 7200.11 HDDs from Best Buy since they had a good sale and I'll be using one of my old 500GBs as my primary HDD so I don't need any Hard Drives. I have full retail copies of Windows XP Pro and Vista Business x64 so I don't need a new operating system. I do need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and maybe headphones.

Anyways, here's my build link.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...umber=11077767

I'm trying to keep the build under $1100 including shipping.

Any suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2 of 14
It will be nice to change the PSU. I am not sure that I woulld use it on a $1000 rig. The rig just needs a good 400W PSU with 26A. There are many good quality 400-500W PSU but I don't know about your budget. Maybe $50 OCZ 500W?
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
It will be nice to change the PSU. I am not sure that I woulld use it on a $1000 rig. The rig just needs a good 400W PSU with 26A. There are many good quality 400-500W PSU but I don't know about your budget. Maybe $50 OCZ 500W?
That does look like a nice power supply. The reason I put the one in my wishlist that I did is because it's the one in my current build that I haven't had any problems with. Plus it has plenty of SATA power connectors and my new computer will have 3 or 4 SATA drives so I really need something that supports that without adaptors.
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Originally Posted by cbosdell View Post
Hey guys,

I am moving out of my parents house to an apartment on my own in about two months or so to be closer to college (I start evening classes this fall) and my work (in the same city as college). I'm giving my parents my sig computer since they can't afford a computer and I want them to have one once I'm gone. Because of this I need to put together a new build to take with me.

I want to go Quad Core and have 4GB of ram plus a pretty powerful 512MB graphics card so I can play the latest games (not counting Bioshock or Crysis) and take full advantage of my copy of Vista Business x64.

I just ordered 2 new 1TB Seagate 7200.11 HDDs from Best Buy since they had a good sale and I'll be using one of my old 500GBs as my primary HDD so I don't need any Hard Drives. I have full retail copies of Windows XP Pro and Vista Business x64 so I don't need a new operating system. I do need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and maybe headphones though.

Anyways, here's my build link.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...umber=11077767

I'm trying to keep the build under $1100 including shipping.

Any suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


Don't get the card reader and get a 22 inch acer monitore for $199 5ms ya love it over that small 19 inchf or a couple bucks more. Buy a usb card reader for Like 10 bucks IMO And go with a good quality Power Supply at least 600 watt.
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post #5 of 14
I'd definitely get a more proven PSU, such as the one Linskingdom suggested. I'd look at G.SKill for your 2x2GB, any of their offerings would work well, depending on your budget. DO you really need the all-in-one reader? If you can spare the $, I agree with getting a 22" monitor, the price is right on them. You can get all those cables from a friend at college, or here. Just post it in the wanted section, I bet someone here has all of those cables and will give/sell it to you for a very fair price. Might want to get better speakers if you play video games, I think these would make you much happier for not too much more.

And I assume you're buying this in 2 months, not right now? If so prices will change and other products will be the best deal at the moment, so be sure to repost when you're ready to purchase.
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post #6 of 14
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
Video:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337
Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094

Those are some better parts for you... The CPU you have chosen... I have it... Asus still doesnt have a BIOS out for it yet, so basicly I am SOL untill they release one that works with the new 9850.

I really don't know if i'd stick with AMD at the moment... With my 3 RMA'd 9600BE's and this new 9850 (I was hoping would be better) doesnt even work yet... You might want to look at getting a Q6600 and a 750i MOBO.
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Yeah I'm thinking of going intel and getting either a Q6600 or Q9450 but the truth is I WANT to stick with AMD as they are all I've ever used plus they are better priced than Intel and don't have unique serial numbers for each processor.

This new Phenom X4 9850 looks like my best AMD choice so I threw together a build around it. It seems like many people are getting it to 3GHz which as always is my goal with a processor.
post #8 of 14
Ive seen it get to 3.5ghz...

With the luck ive been having... I am thinking about switching over to Intel a lot... Like getting ready to sell all of my crap and just start over with Intel.

Don't get me wrong... I am a diehard AMD fan, but... If I get one more bad processor... I think im done with AMD... I want to buy something that will work.

If you go with the E8400 (X3110 Xeon version of the E8400) or the Q9450 (X3350 Xeon version of the Q9450) Those will be your best bets... The E8400 can get to 4.5ghz on air easy... Don't know a whole lot about a Q9450.

Also, make sure you get a good PSU, don't cheap out on the PSU, the one I listed is a very good one.
post #9 of 14
Cabling

http://www.monoprice.com - cheap, fast, cheap shipping, Fantastic service

VGA

eVGA 8800GT Superclocked Retail - $209.99 + $8.88 for 2 day shipping (Also you can flash the bios to the SSC version. I wouldn't try it on the Vanilla)

Floppy Drive

Go to your neighborhood CircuitCity, they have floppy drives on clearance for $4.96 that are NexxTech brand which just means they are repackaged Mitsumi Floppy Drives. They don't have a card reader built in but your money would be better off purchasing a Multi-Function Control Panel that has a card reader built in as well as a Fan Control and LCD Screen to display temps. I got the SunbeamTech one for $10 on eBay brand new but the retail cost is about $20+.

Keyboard/Mouse, Monitor,

What can I say, http://www.slickdeals.net. Register an account and set up a deal alert for the word keyboard. The same goes for your monitor. You can get a 22 inch monitor somewhere for the price you have listed for that 19" on Newegg. I know right now Staples has a 19" monitor for $120 right now in stores.

Optical Drive

Wait and see. I ended waiting and got 4 18x Super Multi Drive w/ Lightscribe at Staples for $17.99 a piece. Even NE has a couple of good specials every now and then.

Thermal Interface Material

Arctic Silver 5 is cheaper here $5.99 shipped but it's Paypal only.

CPU HSF


Not a bad choice and NE definitely has the cheapest shipped priced around since they are offering free shipping.
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post #10 of 14
Yeah you can go Intel, get a DFI Mobo (Great Brand) and a low speed Quad. Then overclock it up a bit. Even the slowest speed Quad is fast enough for the highest Games though. And you could always save a little bit of money by going to the 8800GTS. Its a little less in gaming performance and newegg has it, after rebates, 115. Otherwise good build. Congrats on going to college and always stinks leaving your parents huh? Or maybe your glad to go (: Have fun at college man, I did.
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