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Old 10-28-2009, 09:32 PM   #11
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Ok so let's take out the bluray player and bump down the hd space to a <640.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:34 PM   #12
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Well, you're definitely going to want the Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Quad Core proc... I'm trying to find a combo deal with an X58 motherboard to save some money atm. Doesn't seem to be any worth taking, so I'm just looking for the best deal on an X58 mobo now.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rchResult=True

^ Take your pick of your favorite brand for the GTX 260 Core 216s, they're all around $180.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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Is 8 gigs of ram nessasary? only game i'll be playing is oblivion @ 1680 x 1050.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:40 PM   #14
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Is 8 gigs of ram nessasary? only game i'll be playing is oblivion @ 1680 x 1050.
No, and since you're using a Core i7, I recommend triple channel RAM, 6GB (2x 3GB) of 1600MHz triple-channel DDR3 RAM will be more than enough RAM for any gaming and photo/video editing.

Here's some good 6GB triple channel RAM for $130. Good speeds, reliable brand, compatible with the i7/x58.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:42 PM   #15
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6 gig it is
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:43 PM   #16
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Sorry I suck at gathering lists of links for people's builds, because I hate deciding brands for other people (people are picky :P ) So many people have their preferences, I'd be better off if you linked your "ideas" and I could comment on your choices :P
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #17
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189 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128375

288 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

134 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225

Jeez i'm already @ 611

179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125291

combo deal

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W
XFX GX260XADJC GeForce GTX 260 896MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.264832

how are we lookin' so far?
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Looks good so far, nice find on the rebates and combo deal. Just don't forget to mail in your rebates (I always forget to).
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case and misc wiring is gonna kill me

would i be better off just picking this up?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...083&CatId=4928
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BOOO PREBUILTS.


Idk I've never bought a pre-built. I've been tinkering with computers since I was 10 years old so I just don't trust other people to build them for me :P Also seems like a waste of money to me its so easy and fun (to me).

From my experience with HP though (my laptop) their customer service is... well, they get the job accomplished, but you really have to be patient with their customer support people, they direct you through people based in India and whatnot and they ask you the stupidest questions ever.

Also, I had to send in my laptop 3 times before they got the problem fixed.
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