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post #1 of 25
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Hey guys, I am about to start buying stuff for my first build and my brother is sick of me asking him questions all day. I am not dumb just kinda over analyzer. I have a list of the things I am about to purchase and I'll try to list them all in here.

At school I am currently on my dad's old office computer a Dell Optiplex. I got some money (1,300) for Christmas and it’s about time I get myself a computer, especially now in college cause I can't use my brothers system anymore, you don’t know how frustrating it is to have this slow thing that cant even play WoW right. I want a computer that will make the boys drool and show them up a bit on my skills. Girls know about computers too! Thanks for any help.


Here is what I got in my cart at newegg ordered:

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz

Prolimatech Megahalems with 2 Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream"
I think I am going with the SilverStone FM121B

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W

ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850

WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb
Might go Samsung

Got: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200

SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02

OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SATA II

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

All items are purchased and will be at my mail box in 3 days or so!!!
Edited by Ash_ - 1/11/11 at 1:06pm
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post #2 of 25
If you really wanna impress people, you could go SR-2 with a couple hexcore Xeons. But thats a little expensive. Are you set on AMD?? Or would you be willing to give Intel a run??
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post #3 of 25
Hi, the build looks good but you could make these changes:

Change that mobo. That's one of the best AMD mobos rite now but you could get a Gigabyte 890fx that is like 30 dollars cheaper and with the money you saved you could upgrade to a better Graphics Card.

Look for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD, they are very cheap and a little bit faster than the WD blacks.

Do you really need 8 GB of ram? 'cause you could also save some money there and put it towards a better CPU or the GPU.
    
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post #4 of 25
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I thought the SATA 6 in the Black would be better than the SATA 3 in the Samsung
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
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post #5 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ash_ View Post
I thought the SATA 6 in the Black would be better than the SATA 3 in the Samsung
Nah, the Sata 6 Specification doesn't really improve the performance in Hard Drives. Otherwise, the SSD really take advantage of the Sata 6.
    
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post #6 of 25
If you have a MC near by, you can get the I5 760 for $170 They always have cheaper CPUs. http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0341729

Then you could go with an ASUS P7P55D-E for $130 at NewEgg and save 50 bucks. And have USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps. But if plan on going dual graphics cards later down the road, and use SATA 6Gbps, go with the P7P55D-E Pro for $180(which would be the same price as your AMD setup).

I like the deal on the ram, paid more for both my 4Gb kits, at slightly less timings. New tech for ya. If you really wanna impress the boys, you could add a water cool loop. That would impress me
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1Tb Western Digital HDD 1Tb Western Digital HDD Slim Slot stealthed Heatkiller 3.0 CU, Heatkiller 7970 CU with back... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya 400mm radiator, EX 360mm radiator, misc ... Swiftech MCP35X2 Pump, Frozen_Q 250mm Liquid Fu... Windows 7 Ultimate Asus 1080P 
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1Tb Western Digital HDD 1Tb Western Digital HDD Slim Slot stealthed Heatkiller 3.0 CU, Heatkiller 7970 CU with back... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya 400mm radiator, EX 360mm radiator, misc ... Swiftech MCP35X2 Pump, Frozen_Q 250mm Liquid Fu... Windows 7 Ultimate Asus 1080P 
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post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
i was gonna load my OS on to the SSD and just use the regular hard drives as storage
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[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
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[CORSAIR 750HX ] [SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02] 
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post #8 of 25
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AMD or nothing... kinda why I put this in the AMD section, i didnt know really where else it should go... my brother has the x6 and the same motherboard and his computer is smoking fast, i figure I'll get the better one next year
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
PowerCase
[CORSAIR 750HX ] [SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02] 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
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[CORSAIR 750HX ] [SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02] 
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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ash_ View Post
i was gonna load my OS on to the SSD and just use the regular hard drives as storage
Look, for the price of those drives you could get 2 samsungs F3 1tb each so you are getting 1tb more than your current selection and a faster HDD.

Read the first post i did and try to put the money saved with the motherboard to a better GPU. What is the resolution you'll game on?
    
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Core i7 2600k Asus p8p67 Deluxe MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III SLI Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866 Mhz 
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Logitech G510 Corsair AX 850W Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
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Razer Vespula 
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Core i7 2600k Asus p8p67 Deluxe MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III SLI Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866 Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 Raid0 WD green 2tb OCZ vertex 120gb Lite on DVD Burner Lightscribe  Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ASUS VK286Q Led Monitor 
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Logitech G510 Corsair AX 850W Cooler Master HAF-X Logitech G700 
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post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
1680 x 1050 i just have one 22'' atm
And I'll look into the Samsungs
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
PowerCase
[CORSAIR 750HX ] [SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02] 
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[Phenom II X4 945 Deneb] [ASUS Crosshair IV Formula] [ASUS Radeon HD 6850] [G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB)] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200] [SAMSUNG LightScribe] [Win 7 64 home] [ASUS VW225T Black 22] 
PowerCase
[CORSAIR 750HX ] [SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02] 
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