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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit;13121325 
He wouldn't really need a hex core cpu like the 1090T, most games wouldn't utilise all of the cores and you would be benefited if you do a lot of video rendering. You can get an x4 955 for cheaper and and see better performance for games.

As for the GPU I would have to recommend the 6850. Its relatively cheap and from my experience can play pretty much any game. If you feel like you need extra power you can either OC it and get similar performance to a 6870 or CF with another one at a later date.

The hex core could be nice for a bit of future proofing. Cores are multiplying like rabbits, and I'm sure games will adapt to that change quickly (BFBC2 is a great example of that). In my case I'm going to leap to the Bulldozer if it proves to be what they say it is, so I didn't need a hex core!cool.gif
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post #32 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by craigs911 View Post
for $1000
you could have a AMD hex core CPU
a very good GPU
at least 8GB ram
a good looking case
and water cooling + around 1TB of HDD space
almost certainly a good quality 19in screen
I'm using a 42" 1080p TV.

But, yeah, it is starting to sound like it would make more sense. I'm watching some videos now and my confidence is growing. I mean, you could understand, I'm building for the first time and and can't get my money back if I mess it up plus I don't really have a workspace setup for it. Also, I have absolutely no one to help me if I get stuck. But, now, I'm looking into more expansive items so I'm thinking about doing it. I've been looking at getting a SSD for Windows and a few games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-063-_-Product

Thus, it would make more sense to save money now.

One thing I'm very concerned and nervous about is installing the water cooling system and the fans. I know you must get the proper case to hold 'em. But I'm concerned about where all the wires would go and to properly and safely bracket them. And with the cooling system, I heard that if it's not installed properly it could leak all over the parts I paid for. Sounds inviting.

Another thing I'm not sure about is the warranty for the parts. Do I buy completely separate warranties for each part? Isn't it more money than buying one for a whole PC I bought, from say, Newegg? And if a certain part breaks, like the GPU or something, how would I know exactly which peice is causing the problem? I'm scared that if I don't install it all right I could cause a domino effect with everything wearing down over time.

I'm just concerned about buying it all and getting stuck, y'know. ......Exactly.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 4/14/11 at 8:27am
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The price isn't too bad. Piecing it together you could save 100-150 dollars so if that is worth the time and effort to find deals buy, wait and do the work yourself then the price is ok.
The kicker for price is it comes with Windows which is $110 in Canada at least. Also keyboard and mouse which aren't too expensive but would still ad at least $50 to the end price of a self build. I bet the RAM in it is Kingston Value 1333 I have 2GB of it in my system and it is fine RAM unless you overclock of course.
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post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
I'm using a 42" 1080p TV.

But, yeah, it is starting to sound like it would make more sense. I'm watching some videos now and my confidence is growing. I mean, you could understand, I'm building for the first time and and can't get my money back if I mess it up plus I don't really have a workspace setup for it. Also, I have absolutely no one to help me if I get stuck. But, now, I'm looking into more expansive items so I'm thinking about doing it. I've been looking at getting a SSD for Windows and a few games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-063-_-Product

Thus, it would make more sense to save money now.



One thing I'm very concerned and nervous about is installing the water cooling system and the fans. I know you must get the proper case to hold 'em. But I'm concerned about where all the wires would go and to properly and safely bracket them. And with the cooling system, I heard that if it's not installed properly it could leak all over the parts I paid for. Sounds inviting.

Another thing I'm not sure about is the warranty for the parts. Do I buy completely separate warranties for each part? Isn't it more money than buying one for a whole PC I bought, from say, Newegg? And if a certain part breaks, like the GPU or something, how would I know exactly which peice is causing the problem? I'm scared that if I don't install it all right I could cause a domino effect with everything wearing down over time.

I'm just concerned about buying it all and getting stuck, y'know. ......Exactly.
you only need water cooling if you plant to overclock your cpu to the extreme
+ most parts will come with instructions showing whats what and what goes were just take your time and you will be ok also for the price of that ssd you could get a good gpu or a couple of 1TB hdds
Edited by craigs911 - 4/14/11 at 8:40am
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Well here you go all priced off newegg.ca

Thermaltake V9 Gaming Tower Case - 109.99
Power Supply (I assume it is crap) - 49.99 (guess)
1090T - 199.99
4GB of Cheapest DDR3 RAM - 39.99
Cheapest 5770 - 109.99
CHeapest 1.5TB HDD - 79.99
Windows Home - 109.99
DVD Drive Cheapest - 19.99
Keyboard Mouse - 49.99 (cheapest combined)

Total - 768.94
After Tax - 868.90 + shipping

So really it isn't a bad deal since you don't have to do any work.

Edit oh snap I didn't even put in a MB but that is at least another 59.99 at the cheapest!!

So for all the post that say you could build that for half the price.....very very wrong.

Sorry for all edit: Don't get me wrong I suggest building because it is fun and you get to customize and pick your hardware. You also learn a lot about computers in the process.

But to answer the OP question the deal is not a bad one.
Edited by noahhova - 4/14/11 at 8:56am
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post #36 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post
I'm using a 42" 1080p TV.

But, yeah, it is starting to sound like it would make more sense. I'm watching some videos now and my confidence is growing. I mean, you could understand, I'm building for the first time and and can't get my money back if I mess it up plus I don't really have a workspace setup for it. Also, I have absolutely no one to help me if I get stuck. But, now, I'm looking into more expansive items so I'm thinking about doing it. I've been looking at getting a SSD for Windows and a few games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-063-_-Product

Thus, it would make more sense to save money now.

One thing I'm very concerned and nervous about is installing the water cooling system and the fans. I know you must get the proper case to hold 'em. But I'm concerned about where all the wires would go and to properly and safely bracket them. And with the cooling system, I heard that if it's not installed properly it could leak all over the parts I paid for. Sounds inviting.

Another thing I'm not sure about is the warranty for the parts. Do I buy completely separate warranties for each part? Isn't it more money than buying one for a whole PC I bought, from say, Newegg? And if a certain part breaks, like the GPU or something, how would I know exactly which peice is causing the problem? I'm scared that if I don't install it all right I could cause a domino effect with everything wearing down over time.

I'm just concerned about buying it all and getting stuck, y'know. ......Exactly.
This is what OCN is for, helping people who aren't confident (read as people who don't know what they're doing) build rigs. We have a lot of knowledge and resources here.
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LOL...it's sold out. Guess I don't have a choice now!
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