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Hello All,

I have been looking for a new computer for a little while. Haven't built one in many many years, been on a MAC for 6 or so years.

I miss PC gaming and I need a computer to do work stuff. Massive excel files that can be rather demanding.

Anyways, I was looking a build from Digital Storm. I looked at a lot of different builders and feel most confident with these guys, but suggestions are welcome. This is the build I came up with. Though I would like to be in the 1200 range, I don't this the cost is too bad.

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/co....asp?id=497358


I priced it out using Amazon and I was about 150 in savings with more work. Not that I am affraid, just busy.

Any help would be welcome.

Main things I want, i7-2600k, Asus P8P67 Deluxe, everything else is gravy, will upgrade video card at a latter date, so not too worried about that. I do like the NZXT Phantom case, but DS doesn't have it.

Thanks for the help!
    
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post #2 of 39
Building a PC is rather easy and will not take too long, just a couple hours. I would definitely suggest building it yourself, it is great fun opening up each box and admiring each part.

And Newegg is generally cheaper than amazon. People here will definitely come up with some nice builds for you
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I am doing my first build. I was originally trying to buy through cyber power and then got put off by the shady buisness. And now for probably the same price I was gonna spend (1400) I am going to get the same system with high quality components. I think most people on here are gonna say build it your self.
    
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post #4 of 39
It only would take maybe an hour or so to build one yourself, and its more of a feeling of pride that you built your own gaming rig.
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post #5 of 39
welcome to OCN. You will always get a better price if you build it yourself, that and you get to select the exact components which will normally be higher end yourself.
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post #6 of 39
Build it just don't make a thread about dual 990x's in an sr-2 lol
post #7 of 39
Build your own It's a lot easier then you think but it'll require a little bit of leg work to get the research down to know you're looking at. Overclock.net is a great place to start. Check out some of the build logs:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build-logs/

http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-logs/

Generally speaking, I read that AMD is the way to go if you're on a budget. X58 boards(1366 cpu socket) can be had for pretty cheap these days with the new intel processors coming out.
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post #8 of 39
Unless buying an extreme budget pc its always better to build
post #9 of 39
You know, I'm going to be the odd man out here. I built my own rig, and I can definitely say that you can save a ton if you are patient, but pricing out parts from competing stores, waiting on specials/deals, the shipping time, disparate arrivals, and build time can all add up time wise. And that is not to mention all the crazy chinese death fumes you inhale opening all those boxes (if you're sensitive to such things).

If you really consider your time valuable, and aren't a fan of toxicity I say that buying a pre built can be a reasonable course assuming you don't pay TOO MUCH of a markup, that's why these places still exist.
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post #10 of 39
here is a good start
Newegg doesn't have that motherboard yet so i didnt include one and I did not include an aftermarket CPU cooler because I wasnt sure if you had a preference on that.

But this build has much more RAM, a much better GPU, better and bigger hard drive.
It also has a better PSU and nicer case(imo).

edit: i do realize now that I posted that, a 750 watt PSU is definitely not needed for this, not sure why I put it in
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