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post #11 of 33
Hi,

I'd use $250 as a mark for a monitor and skimp somewhere else.

Visual is the main focus as to a setup.
150 not going to get you much as to size and resolution.

Just my two centavos on this build.

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post #12 of 33
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I can probably dish out a few extra bucks for a great monitor, but overall, what do you think of the desktop itself, should anything be changed/upgraded/downgraded?

Thanks in advance
post #13 of 33
I'd rather wait for Bulldozer than build a system right now, but if you are bent on getting a system now, it's really a matter what you are using the PC for...

An i5-760 is a better choice if your just a gamer... ($1,200) for a stellar Gaming System.

If you are doing SERIOUS coding / Transcoding / Compression / Encryption, then yeah, the i7-950 makes good sense...

Spending $400 more on i7-950 is a waste if you only get a 20-30% performance gain, truly...

You gotta ask yourself, what's more important $400 or 30% gain in performance?

This isn't rocket science people, $400 would be better spent on a high quality SSD & 2 X 1 TB HDD in RAID than 30% Processor Performance Gain, for Hard Drives are the major bottleneck in performance on most systems...

Video Cards: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 ($230 X 2 = $460) > 2 X GTX 460s in SLI....


Edited by _GTech - 2/17/11 at 7:36pm
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this is rather depressing to me, seeing the parts list in spreadsheet form telling me to write down the numbers.

although i did lol at this
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If your system has an Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz processor and above, we would buy your processor , mainboard, memory modules and upgrade according to your demands .

If the system has an Intel PIII series processor , we will not purchase any of its components .
An upgrade to an Intel Celeron-D 1.8GHz 512K Cache will cost about $140.00 ( 10% V.A.T. not included ) including mainboard replacement and 1GB PC-6400 DDR2 . Sometimes the Vga card needs to be replaced.
i think a better idea would be for someone to build you a system and then ship it over to where you are. i wonder if anyone on ocn would be willing to help you out that has some collateral.
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Originally Posted by Fwosty View Post
Thanks for the reply somebody, theres no other core I can find in this country atm . as for the Video Cards, I'm currently buying 2x EVGA 460 GTX for SLI, I can't find one single 500 series GPU in my country. And ill end up getting the 1600 mhz memory as you've advised.

This is the website where im obliged to buy my parts from, it has the cheapest equipment here. Theres a tight monopoly and technological ignorance when it comes to powerhouse PCs.


http://www.pcandparts.com/price.htm
I'm completely open to a new build providing that all the products come this above mentioned website. I'm looking at around $1730 (excluding tax) for the desktop itself.
get a MSi Twin Frozr 460 instead, miles better cooling than reference coolers, also DONT DROP WIN 7 64!, because if you do drop it then whats the point of 6 gb of ram? ultimate/professional is nothing special, just get home premium
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
I'd rather wait for Bulldozer than build a system right now, but if you are bent on getting a system now, it's really a matter what you are using the PC for...

An i5-760 is a better choice if your just a gamer... ($1,200) for a stellar Gaming System.

If you are doing SERIOUS coding / Transcoding / Compression / Encryption, then yeah, the i7-950 makes good sense...

Spending $400 more on i7-950 is a waste if you only get a 20-30% performance gain, truly...

You gotta ask yourself, what's more important $400 or 30% gain in performance?

This isn't rocket science people, $400 would be better spent on a high quality SSD & 2 X 1 TB HDD in RAID than 30% Processor Performance Gain, for Hard Drives are the major bottleneck in performance on most systems...

Video Cards: SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 ($230 X 2 = $460) > 2 X GTX 460s in SLI....

hey can you please stop going into intel build threads and telling everyone to wait for bulldozer?? you are stating that a unreleased chip is faster than sb? wait for benchmarks before you turn EVERY SINGLE INTEL THREAD INTO A BD FLAMEFEST.

oh and samsung f3 spinpoint is good.
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and hes lives in Lebanon so getting ahold of some products may be impossible, but that said, my old i5 750 with nh-d14 went all the way to 4.1
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i live in hong kong and would be glad to build you a system and ship it!
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post #19 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the responses guys.

Once again, not everyone lives in ideal tech conditions...

There are ONLY 2 i7 processors in this country, the i7-950 and the i7-960. 950 being 300$, 960 being 610$. Im sticking with the 950 lol.

Gigabyte GV-R587D5-1GD-B ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 $624.00
Thats it's price here...

However, 2x460GTX > Asus ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 1.28GB DDR5 Dual $443.00.

They just added the ASUS card to their list, im wondering if I should buy it instead, and SLI in the late future (6-8 months from now). Your thoughts?

Also regarding the shipping, I WISH I could buy it from another country and ship it, but I have nooooo idea on what the tarrif tax is on imported goods. I do know however that cars have a 40-100% tarrif tax in Lebanon, which is pretty much lols. I can find out, and believe me if I could ship from outside I have relatives all over that would happily do so. Thank you greatly for the offer somebody.
Edited by Fwosty - 2/18/11 at 2:51am
post #20 of 33
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I checked with the store, they said they sent out an order for the new sandy bridge chipsets. They said they can in the meantime send me the

Intel DP67BG w/Sound+SATA+1GB Lan+Firewire+Raid+PCIe+WIFI& Bluetooth Adapter -Full ATX (DDR3) (LGA1155)$195.00
3.4 GHz - i7-26008M/LGA1155$311.00


They said I can use the SATA 0 1 ports in the meantime, and when their new shipment of motherboards arrives from intel, they'll replace this one with the blink of an eye (1 year warranty).

Question is which memory should i opt for if i decide to go sandy bridge, and will it affect my gaming performance? im looking at 1.5 years of hardcore ultra graphics gaming guys, and I've been computerless for about 2 weeks, so im DIEING to get a new computer .
Edited by Fwosty - 2/18/11 at 3:33am
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