Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › gaming build max limit $730 no need to put case in the spec
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

gaming build max limit $730 no need to put case in the spec - Page 2

post #11 of 31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146732
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125236
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118046
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817812005

Hope it helps!
Edited by gothev - 7/12/09 at 7:03am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Dual Core E8400 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte OC 4890 850/975 3GB of DDR2 800Mhz Patriot Signiture (2GB x 3) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 (64 Bit) 19' Asus Monitor Antec Eco Power 520W continuous 80+ 
Case
Coolmaser Elite 335 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Dual Core E8400 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte OC 4890 850/975 3GB of DDR2 800Mhz Patriot Signiture (2GB x 3) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 (64 Bit) 19' Asus Monitor Antec Eco Power 520W continuous 80+ 
Case
Coolmaser Elite 335 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 31
why the trolling? isnt this an amd build blog thread?
AMD i5
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOSPower
820 GB vista x64 700 watt dual rail 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD i5
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOSPower
820 GB vista x64 700 watt dual rail 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 31
I would say hes helping not trolling
Nomis
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 4.2Ghz on 1.305v :D Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR XFX Xtreme 4890 4gb of Corsair 1600mhz "Teh G00d StuFF" 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 7500 500gb vista 22in Gateway 5ms response razer lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750w tagan ITZ series Antec 300 G7 Sad puppy in rain 
  hide details  
Reply
Nomis
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 4.2Ghz on 1.305v :D Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR XFX Xtreme 4890 4gb of Corsair 1600mhz "Teh G00d StuFF" 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 7500 500gb vista 22in Gateway 5ms response razer lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750w tagan ITZ series Antec 300 G7 Sad puppy in rain 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 31
Well he doesnt state whether he wants AMD or Intel?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Dual Core E8400 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte OC 4890 850/975 3GB of DDR2 800Mhz Patriot Signiture (2GB x 3) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 (64 Bit) 19' Asus Monitor Antec Eco Power 520W continuous 80+ 
Case
Coolmaser Elite 335 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Dual Core E8400 Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Gigabyte OC 4890 850/975 3GB of DDR2 800Mhz Patriot Signiture (2GB x 3) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1 Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 (64 Bit) 19' Asus Monitor Antec Eco Power 520W continuous 80+ 
Case
Coolmaser Elite 335 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by gothev View Post
Well he doesnt state whether he wants AMD or Intel?
The thread is in the AMD build section, I think it's supposed to be understood. But I also think you were just trying to help.

Anyway go with the 940 x4 and some good fast low latency ddr2 and a 4890 with a good non-reference cooling solution (like the saphire vapor-x).

If you want to go ddr3 thats fine and may or may not expand your upgrade options in the future, but it will be more expensive and you just wont see a difference in performance right now.

good luck, and welcome to OCN.
Core2 Era
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 ASUS Rampage Formula x48 Radeon HD 4870 [Sapphire] G.Skill DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveMonitor
Seagate ES.2 Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Black Samsung T260 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD v2 87-Key [Cherry MX Blue] Corsair HX1000 Antec 1200 Logitech G602 
  hide details  
Reply
Core2 Era
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 ASUS Rampage Formula x48 Radeon HD 4870 [Sapphire] G.Skill DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveMonitor
Seagate ES.2 Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Black Samsung T260 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD v2 87-Key [Cherry MX Blue] Corsair HX1000 Antec 1200 Logitech G602 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 31
Not a direct response to anyone specifically.

Countless times people post in one section or another asking for build suggestions because there's no middle ground. Unless they say in their post what platform they're interested in, I see no reason no to post the best build you can recommend for the budget.
post #17 of 31
How does this look? Remove the DVD Drive if it's not needed.

Catalyst Station
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 720 BE X3 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P XFX GTX 260 Core 216 Black Edition G.Skill DDR2-800 2GB X2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Green 1TB Samsung SH-S223Q Windows 7 Ulimate™ 64 bit Dual 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Eclipse I Corsair HX750W Antec 902 
  hide details  
Reply
Catalyst Station
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 720 BE X3 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P XFX GTX 260 Core 216 Black Edition G.Skill DDR2-800 2GB X2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Green 1TB Samsung SH-S223Q Windows 7 Ulimate™ 64 bit Dual 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek Eclipse I Corsair HX750W Antec 902 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Avoid that list. Lemme tweak that for you hold on

AMD X4 940 + Biostar 790GX $209 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.209473
OCZ LV 9600 2x2gb $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227454
Silverstone 700w $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256045
Sapphire Vapor 4890 $222 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102841
320gb WD HD $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098
Scythe Mugen 2 $37 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=mugen%202


The hard drive is faster, has 2x as much space for $10 more.
Why go DDR3 when you can go DDR2 and save money? If you must go DDR3 I'll find a cheaper alternative for you
The Scythe Mugen 2 performs better than the Zalman he picked
The 4890 have different models you can pick. Either go with the one I picked, or XFX, or Asus as they have a nice cooling design on one of their models...
That is some of the best DDR2 your going to find.

I'm in your budget by $2!!! And I fit a quad in there
Very good computer for 730$. Would be my pick
XBMC-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Atom D330 @ 2.1Ghz Asus AT3IONT-I Nvidia 9400 IGP 2x2GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2.5'' 250GB + Samsung 500GB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 Samsung 226BW 
PowerCase
90W Brick Stealth Cardboard Box 
  hide details  
Reply
XBMC-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Atom D330 @ 2.1Ghz Asus AT3IONT-I Nvidia 9400 IGP 2x2GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2.5'' 250GB + Samsung 500GB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 Samsung 226BW 
PowerCase
90W Brick Stealth Cardboard Box 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Avoid that list. Lemme tweak that for you hold on

AMD X4 940 + Biostar 790GX $209 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.209473
OCZ LV 9600 2x2gb $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227454
Silverstone 700w $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256045
Sapphire Vapor 4890 $222 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102841
320gb WD HD $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098
Scythe Mugen 2 $37 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=mugen%202


The hard drive is faster, has 2x as much space for $10 more.
Why go DDR3 when you can go DDR2 and save money? If you must go DDR3 I'll find a cheaper alternative for you
The Scythe Mugen 2 performs better than the Zalman he picked
The 4890 have different models you can pick. Either go with the one I picked, or XFX, or Asus as they have a nice cooling design on one of their models...
That is some of the best DDR2 your going to find.

I'm in your budget by $2!!! And I fit a quad in there
So you gave him MORE expensive DDR2 and a better HSF. The HDD will run the same speed. If you want confimation just check Tom's Hardware and it will tell you that pretty much any Seagate is faster than a Western Digital with exception to the Raptors. Also he said he wanted a small hard drive since he is getting one next month. I gave him the 720 because it would save him money any hopefully he could unlock the 4th core which is more likely since I put the 790GX South Bridge in the list like you did but yours only has one PCI-E x16 so if he wanted to do Crossfire he would have to buy a new board. The memory I listed is the exact same that I have and I absolutely love it and it has great overclocking potential. The only thing that I will agree with is that the heatsink is better and your choice on a graphics card.
Not So Green
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.6 1.352vcore Foxconn Black Ops BFG GTX275 OC G.Skill 8GB @ 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 300GB Barricuda RAID 0 + 400GB Barricuda LG Super-Multi + Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader Windows 7 Home Premium x64 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Mushkin 800 watt NZXT Tempest Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Not So Green
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @ 3.6 1.352vcore Foxconn Black Ops BFG GTX275 OC G.Skill 8GB @ 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 300GB Barricuda RAID 0 + 400GB Barricuda LG Super-Multi + Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader Windows 7 Home Premium x64 HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Mushkin 800 watt NZXT Tempest Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by clowdermilk89 View Post
So you gave him MORE expensive DDR2 and a better HSF. The HDD will run the same speed. If you want confimation just check Tom's Hardware and it will tell you that pretty much any Seagate is faster than a Western Digital with exception to the Raptors. Also he said he wanted a small hard drive since he is getting one next month. I gave him the 720 because it would save him money any hopefully he could unlock the 4th core which is more likely since I put the 790GX South Bridge in the list like you did but yours only has one PCI-E x16 so if he wanted to do Crossfire he would have to buy a new board. The memory I listed is the exact same that I have and I absolutely love it and it has great overclocking potential. The only thing that I will agree with is that the heatsink is better and your choice on a graphics card.
it is least likely to unlock 4th core with 720, he has a better chance with x2 550 BE at unlocking cores
AMD i5
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOSPower
820 GB vista x64 700 watt dual rail 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD i5
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom 2 955 @ 3.8ghz/athlon IIx2 245 3.7ghz gigabyte 790xt ud4p msi 3850 256MB (750,954) corsair ddr3 1455 @ 8-8-8-21 
Hard DriveOSPower
820 GB vista x64 700 watt dual rail 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › gaming build max limit $730 no need to put case in the spec