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$1000 Build (almost!)

post #1 of 15
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Comment and critique please!

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
Price: $269.99

GFX: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...512-P3-N872-AR
Price: $204.99

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 SDRAM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
Price: $66.50

MOBO: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
Price: $189.99

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
Price: $59.99

PSU: Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V
Link: http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
Price: $99.99

CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=antec%2b900
Price: $119.99

Total: $1011.44

(No ATI GFX please. I've had a bad experience with them.)
Build July '08
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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Build July '08
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Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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post #2 of 15
IMO looks solid from head to toe,but you could get a quad at that price of the 85.
 
Event Ryzen
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
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MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
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Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
xxl mousepad Same as before  
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post #3 of 15
Save some cash by getting the E8400 and put that saved cash into some better ram. 2x2 gigs of G.Skill 1066 would be great. Definitely stay away from corsair.

Ram at newegg
FX Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320e Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire R9 380 4GB 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 x64 AOC 27" 1080p Corsair CX750m Corsair 200R 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 x64 AOC 27" 1080p Corsair CX750m Corsair 200R 
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
No games out right now can utilize all 4 cores, and gaming is primarily what this machine is going to be used for. I'm not going to be doing any rendering whatsoever.

That's the reason I'm avoiding any quad cores, and the Xtreme is WAY too overpriced for my budget.

What's so bad about Corsair? Why change to G.Skill?
Build July '08
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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Build July '08
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by johndoe3344 View Post
No games out right now can utilize all 4 cores, and gaming is primarily what this machine is going to be used for. I'm not going to be doing any rendering whatsoever.

That's the reason I'm avoiding any quad cores, and the Xtreme is WAY too overpriced for my budget.

What's so bad about Corsair? Why change to G.Skill?
I beleive Corsair gets a lot of DOA ram, G.Skill seems to be the preferred around here as it oc's nicely and has a low DOA rate with a good RMA service.

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong on any of that.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @ 4.5 ASUS z170-A Zotac GTX970 2x8gb G.Skill DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gb 850 evo Hyper 212 evo Win10 x64 ASUS VG248qe, 2x27" IPS  
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Varmilo VA87MR corsair 600 Fractal r5 Logitech G403 
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i7 6700k @ 4.5 ASUS z170-A Zotac GTX970 2x8gb G.Skill DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gb 850 evo Hyper 212 evo Win10 x64 ASUS VG248qe, 2x27" IPS  
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post #6 of 15
Might I suggest a few changes...you said you had a bad experience? What kind of experience because right now they're a better choice.


BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123
$129.99

VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129112
$199.99

Will outperform that SLI/9800GTX rig for less money.
post #7 of 15
Yea i would wait for the $300 dollar HD4870 which will beats the GTX260 yet its around $100 dollars cheaper. Cut down on the CPU to a E8400, Mobo to an nice $150 P45, PSu to an Corsair 550VX, and change your RAM to G.skills and HDD to a 7200.11 250GB.
post #8 of 15
build looks good for what you're using it for, but I agree that you should probably just get the 8400 to save a little money.
post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Save some cash by getting the E8400 and put that saved cash into some better ram. 2x2 gigs of G.Skill 1066 would be great. Definitely stay away from corsair.

Ram at newegg
E8400 yes, then overclock to at least 8500 speeds

I would also stay away from Corsair. Finicky ram thats not always compatible with the motherboard and they have more problems (like the current Crucial ballistix )
If you REALLY don't want to go ATI, stick with an 8800GTX or GTS 512.
But ATI is winning this round, totally kicking the butts of every single Nvidia solution out there and much cheaper (go 4850 or 4870 for sure)
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I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
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1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
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Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
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160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
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1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
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HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
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post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Might I suggest a few changes...you said you had a bad experience? What kind of experience because right now they're a better choice.


BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123
$129.99

VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129112
$199.99

Will outperform that SLI/9800GTX rig for less money.
Does the BIOSTAR board overclock well? What do the rest of you think about the that mobo?
Build July '08
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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Build July '08
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core Duo e8400 Asus P5Q Pro ATI Radeon HD 4850 G.Skill 2x2GB PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital SE16 250GB Lite-on 20x Windows Vista x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW 
PowerCase
Corsair TX-650V Antec 900 
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