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Hello.
I'm new to the forum, and looking to build my "FIRST" computer.
I plan on using the computer to watch movies, download lots of internet content, rip music, play music and multitask quite a bit. What do I need?
I see everyone talking about the new Sandy Bridge 2600K. Is this a good processor to start with? I want something that will be fast, where I don't need to wait for things to load, snap snap.
HELP!
    
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post #2 of 41
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Originally Posted by HAF922 View Post
Hello.
I'm new to the forum, and looking to build my "FIRST" computer.
I plan on using the computer to watch movies, download lots of internet content, rip music, play music and multitask quite a bit. What do I need?
I see everyone talking about the new Sandy Bridge 2600K. Is this a good processor to start with? I want something that will be fast, where I don't need to wait for things to load, snap snap.
HELP!
How long do you plan to keep this PC without upgrading and what is your budget?
    
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Well the budget I am not worried about.
My current computer that I use at home is from 2003 a 478 Intel 3.2GHZ with hyper thread. She is slow and old, poor girl.....anyways I don't plan to upgrade for at least 5 years again.
    
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post #4 of 41
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Originally Posted by HAF922 View Post
Well the budget I am not worried about.
My current computer that I use at home is from 2003 a 478 Intel 3.2GHZ with hyper thread. She is slow and old, poor girl.....anyways I don't plan to upgrade for at least 5 years again.
Ok, I'm gonna make you a build on a Newegg wishlist. Let me know if it's in your budget.
    
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Much appreciated.......cheers!
    
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Ok, here you go

Click Here

EDIT: This is expensive, and high end. Most people don't need all of that performance. Let me know what you think.
    
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post #7 of 41
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Ok, here you go

Click Here

EDIT: This is expensive, and high end. Most people don't need all of that performance. Let me know what you think.
Looks good but i wouldnt get that SSD for 2 reasons. First is that i've never heard of it so not sure how it performs and second is that its only 64gb. Thats means you can only install the OS on there, which means $115 just for a fast windows boot up...seems a waste
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post #8 of 41
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Looks good but i wouldnt get that SSD for 2 reasons. First is that i've never heard of it so not sure how it performs and second is that its only 64gb. Thats means you can only install the OS on there, which means $115 just for a fast windows boot up...seems a waste
I have it, 300MB/s read write for me. Yea, I would agree with the 64GB part. I have about 40GB's left after the install.
    
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post #9 of 41
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Budget price looks good to me.
I do however already have the Haf 922 tower and my friend passed on to me brand new H70 cooler from Corsair, so that knocks the price a bit.
I know some about computers..........but far from lots.
    
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I'll leave check this post in the next few weeks.
One guy here send me a message saying to wait for Ivy Bridge 22nm shrink later this year. Says greater improvements to come to the already impressive Sandy.......????
    
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