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Old 02-21-2010, 02:56 PM   #41
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Default Re: Looking for a Custom Built Gaming PC For 1000?

CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151477
213.64

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159360
172.89

RAM:
Crucial Ballistix Triple Channel 3x2GB = 6GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166998
117.22

Graphics:
XFX HD 5850 XXX Edition 1GB Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179680
248.14

Sound:
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129740
43.63

Hard Drive:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804
59.99

(I'd be tempted to buy 2 for a RAID 1 config for protection in case of failure, but the price below doesn't reflect 2 of them)

DVD Burner:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
LiteOn IHAS124-19-
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176026
17.86

Case + Power Supply:
(wol-va-rine's suggestion)
CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU
129.98

Operating System:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
OS- Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373
94.99

Total comes to:
1098.34

Mutant Corn's suggestion comes to:
1024.93


With wol-va-rine's suggestion on case and power supply & Mutant Corn's build:
1006.55


But my build with Mutant Corn's & wol-va-rine's choices would probably last slightly longer for updates (Slightly slower CPU, but this can be overclocked anyway, but 6GB RAM instead of 4), but I cannot 100% guarantee updates beyond the i7.
Plus if you really didn't want the sound card, and could do with the on board (though I don't recommend that), it'd save you 43 too from my build.

But I have to admit, I prefer Mutant Corn's choice on case. That shape looks pretty amazing
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #42
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CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151477
213.64

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159360
172.89

RAM:
Crucial Ballistix Triple Channel 3x2GB = 6GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166998
117.22

Graphics:
XFX HD 5850 XXX Edition 1GB Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179680
248.14

Sound:
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129740
43.63

Hard Drive:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804
59.99

(I'd be tempted to buy 2 for a RAID 1 config for protection in case of failure, but the price below doesn't reflect 2 of them)

DVD Burner:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
LiteOn IHAS124-19-
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176026
17.86

Case + Power Supply:
(wol-va-rine's suggestion)
CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU
129.98

Operating System:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
OS- Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373
94.99

Total comes to:
1098.34

Mutant Corn's suggestion comes to:
1024.93


With wol-va-rine's suggestion on case and power supply & Mutant Corn's build:
1006.55


But my build with Mutant Corn's & wol-va-rine's choices would probably last slightly longer for updates (Slightly slower CPU, but this can be overclocked anyway, but 6GB RAM instead of 4), but I cannot 100% guarantee updates beyond the i7.
Plus if you really didn't want the sound card, and could do with the on board (though I don't recommend that), it'd save you 43 too from my build.

But I have to admit, I prefer Mutant Corn's choice on case. That shape looks pretty amazing

I really appreciate that. I am still unsure on what way to go with this however. Would my choice be dependant on updating the hardware etc or will one choice be better for graphics or compressing videos etc?

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Originally Posted by Kage View Post
CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151477
213.64

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159360
172.89

RAM:
Crucial Ballistix Triple Channel 3x2GB = 6GB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166998
117.22

Graphics:
XFX HD 5850 XXX Edition 1GB Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179680
248.14

Sound:
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129740
43.63

Hard Drive:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804
59.99

(I'd be tempted to buy 2 for a RAID 1 config for protection in case of failure, but the price below doesn't reflect 2 of them)

DVD Burner:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
LiteOn IHAS124-19-
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176026
17.86

Case + Power Supply:
(wol-va-rine's suggestion)
CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU
129.98

Operating System:
(Mutant Corn's suggestion)
OS- Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373
94.99

Total comes to:
1098.34

Mutant Corn's suggestion comes to:
1024.93


With wol-va-rine's suggestion on case and power supply & Mutant Corn's build:
1006.55


But my build with Mutant Corn's & wol-va-rine's choices would probably last slightly longer for updates (Slightly slower CPU, but this can be overclocked anyway, but 6GB RAM instead of 4), but I cannot 100% guarantee updates beyond the i7.
Plus if you really didn't want the sound card, and could do with the on board (though I don't recommend that), it'd save you 43 too from my build.

But I have to admit, I prefer Mutant Corn's choice on case. That shape looks pretty amazing
Just looking again nothing really has changed apart from more RAM and Motherboard with Sound Blaster. All that for an extra 100 or so? Seems good to me, especially when there is a better chance of the mobo being capable potentially of handling future hardware.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:51 PM   #43
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The CPU is 2.66GHZ instead of 2.8GHZ, but its of the 1366 socket, which may be more future proof than the other one that i5 uses, and I doubt you'd notice much difference from the models speed wise.

I want to see hear more opinions first of this, but it seems like the 1366 socket would have more life in it.

Both would be good for video encoding, etc, as the i7 on both counts is one awesome processor.
6GB's instead of 4GB may prove worthy in the future if you are to be encoding a lot.
Your video card may do some of the work also on some new editing suites.

One good thing about the motherboard I listed, is that it supports both Cross Fire & SLI, so if you decided to buy an Nvidia card next, and wanted to pair it up with another one for faster gaming, you could, as well as supporting ATI's version of the same feature.
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An AMD build could save quite a bit here. I'll put one together if the OP agrees.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #45
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Kage - Thanks Kage appreciated mate. I have always had Nvidia graphics what is the difference between this and radeon for example?

Foothead - Yeah more the merrier foothead, look forward to it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:38 PM   #46
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Phenom II 955 L(rawr I don't have the pound symbol)122.03--
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe L130.32-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159769

4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 L90.16-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169240

Corsair 850w PSU L100.42-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152604

NZXT Alpha case L51.07-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/170036

LG DVD burner L18.91-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176025

1TB F3 L59.99-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804

HIS 5870 L309.99-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189242

And the damage is.... L882.89+ your OS of choice (get an OEM 64 bit version.
If you get this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791 itll be L75.38 bringing your total to...L958.27

You will have a better performer in games that either i7 rig and you saved some money.
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Cheers mate, so I guess it is all about opinions isn't it? That sounds good too, but will it still perform as well for conversion videos etc? So what do the rest of you think? I am confused, lol.

I reckon at this point I am liking the idea of 'Kage's' build more than the rest purely because of the opportunity to take an upgrade further or potentially at least and that's a big pull for me. I would like the case 'mutant corn' suggested so I think I will go with that too.

Kage - If you find out more about the socket being used in the future for future hardware then that will completely make my mind up.
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Well, the AM3 socket may go on for a while too & its still a quad core, just like Intel's offering.

Chances are either way, you won't want to upgrade the processor. Instead, you'll be wanting to upgrade the GPU and RAM like I will have to, and those are simple upgrades since the sockets don't tend to change that often, and PCI-E 16 which is used for graphics cards will be around for some time to come.

In time, processors will arrive in the mass market that will have 6-8 cores, and who knows what sockets they'll use...

Since you'll be doing a lot of gaming, and the graphics card will be used for a lot of intensive media tasks soon, and already are, that graphics card foothead described is better than the 5850 in our builds, and still ends up cheaper
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personally I would go with Kage's build, mostly because I am in Evil Empire (Intel) guy, but they're both very, very good builds and will last a long time even without upgrading, really excellent builds...
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personally I would go with Kage's build, mostly because I am in Evil Empire (Intel) guy, but they're both very, very good builds and will last a long time even without upgrading, really excellent builds...
Thanks mate, you lot have been brilliant and thanks for your opinion. I pretty much made up my mind on his build anyway. I am just thinking if I could get the HIS 5870 for cheaper off ebay or something and it would be a better build.

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Well, the AM3 socket may go on for a while too & its still a quad core, just like Intel's offering.

Chances are either way, you won't want to upgrade the processor. Instead, you'll be wanting to upgrade the GPU and RAM like I will have to, and those are simple upgrades since the sockets don't tend to change that often, and PCI-E 16 which is used for graphics cards will be around for some time to come.

In time, processors will arrive in the mass market that will have 6-8 cores, and who knows what sockets they'll use...

Since you'll be doing a lot of gaming, and the graphics card will be used for a lot of intensive media tasks soon, and already are, that graphics card foothead described is better than the 5850 in our builds, and still ends up cheaper
So you suggest that the HIS 5870 309.99-- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189242
is better than the 5850? If so if I went by your build and changed the GPU with the one foothead desribed it would be a better card for what I wanted it for?
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