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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby iTrump on Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:06 am

Well I know there are risk with over clocking but im just talking about maybe a few .1 GHZ here or there nothing to out of hand. Anyway in all reality its not that hard to build a pc by yourself just watch some youtube videos and youll be fine.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby zombie@computer on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:47 am

kkirspel wrote:
iTrump wrote:Well making your own rig is cheaper and you just feel better knowing that you made that rig, not some random guy in China. Also most companies like HP and Dell freeze there motherboards so you cant overclock (get better performance) out of your hardware.

I'm not a fan of overclocking. A professor of mine lectured in class on the topic once. (Don't ask me the detail, it was 3 years or so ago and I'll be damned if I go looking for those notes...again.)
In general, its just not safe as there a plenty of things you risk happening to your processor etc

...anyways thats not here or there.

I'd love to build one myself, but I really don't trust myself to do it correctly without some type of training or something.
Besides, isn't that what people in China are f... wait no. No nevermind.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:59 am

Likely final:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz with 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache[$130- 5stars with 1,756votes] No one said anything against this one, it does seem like quite a good processor.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB(2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)[$55- 5stars with 577votes] - Might as well, the other one was below the standard(1333).

MoBo: ASRock M3A770DE 770 ATX AMD Motherboard[$60- 4stars with 341votes ] Though it does seem cheap, reviews say it's great for the price. I see nothing wrong with it, it includes a plenty of port types and such.

Total: ~$245

Trouble finding a PSU... any suggestions would be great. But I'm still looking.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:23 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 17-371-016

550W Continuous watts -5Stars with 447 reviews, 3 year limited warranty. $64
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby iTrump on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:33 pm

Gary wrote:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-016

5Stars with 447 reviews, 3 year limited warranty. $64


I would get that one. It has a good amount of amps on the 12v rail and its 80 plus. Modular is nice to have since it gives you better airflow in the case. Also Antec makes good power supplys in my opinion.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:48 pm

Cool, thanks for the input. I'll be likely ordering this stuff and a HDD(idk which one, some decent 500GB+) for my brother tonight.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:12 am

Oh, well, it seems I have to order this tomorrow instead now.

Though, I guess I should call Microsoft about the key thing, I can't find a straight answer online...
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:37 am

Just ordered another one of these bad boys today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Gary on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:50 pm

I have to hold off on my computer. Doing so will get me a greater budget.


Though, this is for my brother. He needs a new HDD. He plays lots of games and his OS will be on it. This one doesn't sound bad, but seems a little expensive.
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" [$150 5 Stars-126 votes
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:12 pm

Gary wrote:Though, this is for my brother. He needs a new HDD. He plays lots of games and his OS will be on it. This one doesn't sound bad, but seems a little expensive.
Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" [$150 5 Stars-126 votes

it is expensive IMO. for that price, why not go for a 1TB or more?
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby antie on Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:26 pm

That is really expensive for a 500 gb drive. Here's a link to a more reasonably priced 500gb and 1tb drive (which is only slightly more expensive). That PSU is good value too.

The new bulldozer AMD processors are coming out soon if they haven't already been released, which should be better than the Phenom II x4, although Intel processors have generally much better benchmarks because of superior architecture yadayada, bottom line is AMD is better bang for your buck.

The motherboard is well-priced however I have heard complaints about Asrock motherboards, i.e. BIOS poorly translated, problems with flashing, compatibility with RAM, stuff just generally failing. the fact that Asus won't put their own name on these boards says a lot. However I think for almost all users they work out ^^
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:40 pm

i think it's interesting that gary and antie have similar avatars. like antie is gary's future self, coming back to the past and warning him about expensive hard drives.
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby Dr. Delta on Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:00 am

lol joe,

But yea, 150$ for a 500GB hdd is quite a lot really, then again, hdd prices have almost doubled since the floods in Taiwan..
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby dissonance on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:07 am

intel i5-2500k (# N82E16819115072) for $215
biostar tz68a+ (# N82E16813138319) for $110
evga "superclocked" gtx560 (# N82E16814130661) for $200
corsair 2x4gb ddr3 1333 (# N82E16820233192) for $40

all told, about $620 with tax and shipping
already have my optical drives, hdds, power [edit: 550w], and case.

what am i missing? [edit: my paycheck] where's my bottleneck? should i double the amount of ram?
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Re: New Rig Feedback.

Postby cz_squishy on Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:36 am

8 GB of RAM is plenty
I would go for the GTX 560ti
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