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Hey guys, I've been trolling the forums for awhile. I'm ready to upgrade and am trying to keep it relatively cheap. I'm using a laptop right now so everything needs to be new. Anyways, here is what I'm thinking about. This is going to be the first rig i put together so bear with me.
Original Total: $1,464.90 before rebates 1372.90 after

Further RevisedTotal: $1,803.89 before rebates 1725.89 after

Any suggestions comments or tips?
Budget is semi-flexible

Thanks a lot in advance
 

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For a first time builder you sure did pick quality parts. I would say that is going to be a great build! All of the parts look good to me. Really, no complaints from me at all. Evidently all the trolling paid off, we rubbed off on you.

Only thing I might consider would be a better graphics card. If you can swing the $20 or so you could get a 7900GT... that would be good for the monitor... click here
 

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I'd get a bluegears B-Enspirer over that Sound Card, and maybe bump down to the non-WiFi Edition if you are not going to be using the WiFi. Also, you can get a SATA DVD Burner for $35 on newegg, check it out.

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

Linkage:
SATA DVD Burner -$35

EDIT - Korndog, I got him a SATA DVD Burner.
Also, if you can dish out another $50 I'd get G. Skill HZ Ram
 

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... and maybe bump down to the non-WiFi Edition if you are not going to be using the WiFi....

i wish i didn't have to use this godforsaken wireless...

thanks so much for the feedback everyone
 

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Hey, check out my edits, I think your rig is excellent, though. I also have a Linky router and my brother has wired while 4 computers, one of them being me, is wireless.
 

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ninja i think korndog meant dont get the sata burner

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why wouldn't he? its better then IDE, smaller wire, easier to organize, no cons really.
 

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some people say it hasnt really been proven for optical drives or something, i tend to ignore them though. if i would have seen that i would have definatly ordered it instead of this lg one
 

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looks good


on second thought, if you can afford it maybe another one of those hard drives for raid 0
 

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looks like a kick a$$ rig there.... wish i could go all out like that, but i have as good of computer that i need ATM

If you have the extra cash, go with a better case... maybe an antec for good cooling -p180, or 900

good luck with the build
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RevisedTotal: $1,595.90 before rebates 1482.90 after

Any suggestions comments or tips?
Budget is semi-flexible

Thanks a lot in advance

That is a going to be a great system that will last for several years.

And just like it was mentioned above about the RAM, well.......I highly recommend the G.Skill HZ stuff but the Super-Talent being less expensive and just as good (maybe?) it is another good alternative.

So, yes Super-Talent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609026

Also, instead of the 7900 GT, get the BFG Tech BFGR7950512GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 512MB same price and the 7950 GT is better because it'd also add an extra 256MB of RAM for a total of 512MB. And the same price as well.
 

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looks good


on second thought, if you can afford it maybe another one of those hard drives for raid 0

if I go with the original ram choice i can afford the second one for a raid set up.
Do you all think it would be worth it?

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looks like a kick a$$ rig there.... wish i could go all out like that, but i have as good of computer that i need ATM

If you have the extra cash, go with a better case... maybe an antec for good cooling -p180, or 900

good luck with the build
~Higgins

or i could not get the raid setup and go with the original ram to spring for the 900.

Too many choices.
 

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don't get the cheaper ram, get either the supertalents or the more $ g skill. don't skimp on that. Also Raid is nice, but you can always upgrade that for cheap. I think your $ is better spent on a nice case to start you off in the right direction.

And like Nasgul said, get the 7950GT, its better then the 7900GT and you can oc it as well so its gonna be a smoking card. for the same price. Try to find a eVGA if you can, better warranty, and you can step up to a better card if you want within 3 months of buying it.
 

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dont skimp on the ram for an extra hard drive

definatly get the super talent or the HZ G.skills ($304 ones)
 
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