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Old 07-09-2009, 11:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: I need help changing my current computer build

If you are so set in getting a rig from ibuypower.com, there is not much that we can help you with.

I am not going to tell you how to spend your money, but I will be happy to explain to you why building your own rig makes total economical sense. If you so desire of course.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #12
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lol wtf is your avatar thelis???? ^_^

sure you can. I built a computer before, It kind of died after a year :P not sure why still. ha. Honestly, I doubt it is much more expensive than buying the products from newegg.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:14 AM   #13
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It's a Chernobyl-bred llama.

It truly is more expensive than buying the components from newegg. They charge an insane amount for labor.

You can build a computer that will easily out-bench the one that you have listed for half the price. With some slight overclocking you could have a computer that is much faster as well.

You will be saving money and gaining performance by building your own computer. On top of it all, you will have the benefit of knowing that the rig you are using was hand-built.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:00 AM   #14
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ok, so build me one with an i7 processor. starting with a asus pt6 deluxe v2 motherboard and a HAF 932 full tower.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #15
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I changed some stuff around. The EVGA mobo is a much better board for about the same price.

The Antec 1200 is hailed as the best full-tower case out ATM. You can feel free to buy the HAF 932, it is also a fine case.

The rig that I have listed below is optimized for excellent performance, great overclockability and is excellent bang for its buck.

Mobo
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188039- $292.99

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202- $279.99

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X3G1600C8D - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145225- $84.00

GPU
EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130492- $249.99

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284 - $99.99

Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16811129043- $169.99

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006 -$119.99

Total: $1,346.94
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isnt the 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 a bit over? how about 6 gigs at 1333.

whats wrong with the asus mobo? can u give me reasons why you would change out the one i chose?

u left out: optical drive, processor cooler, operating system (vista ultimate 64 bit)
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isnt the 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 a bit over? how about 6 gigs at 1333.

whats wrong with the asus mobo? can u give me reasons why you would change out the one i chose?

u left out: optical drive, processor cooler, operating system (vista ultimate 64 bit)
Not sure what you are talking about with the RAM. 1600MHz is the speed to have right now. It scales well with raised FSBs of the i7. When you have more money, simply add a few more sticks of ram. It is a bad idea to save money by downsizing on speed. 1333MHz ram is quickly becoming dated.

The EVGA mobo is much better for overclocking. Most enthusiasts stick faithfully to EVGA motherboards. They have a great reputation, their RMA service is wonderful and they make high quality products.

The optical drive... I'm pretty sure you can make that decision on your own. Same with your OS.

You don't need an after-market cooler if you aren't planing on doing very serious overclocking. If you are, then there is a plethora of them.

The best ones currently out are these:

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
36.99

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
39.99

Noctua NH-U12P 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608002
59.99

Prolimatech Megahalem for Intel Socket 775 / 1366
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/prmeforinso7.html
62.96

Thermalright True Black Edition
http://www.crazypc.com/products/true-black-50984.html
67.99
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:53 AM   #18
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ok so price wise, with an LG dvd drive, and the windows vista ultimate 64 bit with the upped 6gig 1333 corsair ram, how much am i looking at?

and I dont plan to overclock
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:02 AM   #19
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Just add up all the components man. I can't do all the work for you.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #20
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so you priced the build at $1346, is that before or after tax and shipping?

itll be around $275 more for the operating system, a cheap optical drive, xigmatek dark knight cpu cooler, and the switched out ram.
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