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Old 05-28-2009, 02:13 PM   #11
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Haha, ya... I don't have a incredible budget or anything, For my grad present I got just about a $1000 to upgrade my computer.
And you're spending that much on the case alone?
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #12
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And you're spending that much on the case alone?
Yeah really! Heck, you'd be 3/4s of the way there for an i7 build, if you wanted! Personally, I'd do a Phenom build. You could have one heck of a system!
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well, I got a good graphics card, power supply and hdd. And I hate water cooling system, they always turn into a mess. So i should get one of the better cases.
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Get some more case fans for the Stacker, it only has 2
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:20 PM   #15
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Ya I know.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #16
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Yeah really! Heck, you'd be 3/4s of the way there for an i7 build, if you wanted! Personally, I'd do a Phenom build. You could have one heck of a system!
It's going to cost him around the same either way. The Phenom and i7 920 are closely matched in game, but the i7 is 50% faster clock for clock in editing and multitasking.

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well, I got a good graphics card, power supply and hdd. And I hate water cooling system, they always turn into a mess. So i should get one of the better cases.
You can really beat this case. It's rated as one of the top ones in the market.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103052
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:40 PM   #17
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Ok then.. So know I don't know what to do... What mother board and processor should I get then????
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #18
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If you have a Microcenter near you, go there. Much cheaper than Newegg.
If not,

Intel i7 Build

Intel i7 920 $279.99
MSI X58 Pro $184.99
Mushkin RAM $94.99

You get free shipping and a $20 rebate.

AMD Build

AMD 955 Black Edition
$245.00
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe $199.99
Corsair RAM $67.00

There are much cheaper DDR3 boards, but they won't give you anywhere near the same amount of features as the x58 boards.
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Whats a microcenter?
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Whats a microcenter?
I'll take that as no.
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