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Old 09-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys!!
So i am thinking on deff rebuilding my machine
So i wanted to see what some of you guys might have in mind.
I am looking for almost everything really
New Case(like a pretty cool one), motherboard, CPU, graphics (i do play games here and there like battlefield etc. Not a hugeee gamer. atleast not yet), I do like to do a lot of stuff at once on my machine, Storage a plus i was thinking like getting a network storage device not sure want to hear your guys opinion on that, What about Solid State drive or just still go with a SATA drive, I do have a SATA drive now i can prob re-use it if needed its 1TB.
I am not looking for like one really expensive computer somthing nice fast.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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Got a budget in mind? At the moment, the best basis for machines is to be found with Intel's Sandy Bridge chips, they're reasonably cheap and very fast. I'd recommend the i5 2500k. There's a huge range of motherboard, starting at like 30/$40ish and going up to 300/$600 or there abouts. Your budget will really affect what motherboard you'd go for. More 'stable' graphics line at the moment is Nvidia's GTX range, the 460 is a good start, but the 550 to 570 cards are the enthusiast ones. as for SSDs/HDDs, if you were going to store your OS on it, only your OS would load fast, because they're so small-capacity at the affordable end, that the OS is all that fits on them. If you're going to store your games on 1TB magnetic drives, I'd say just use magnetic drives throughout. Plus, overlooking SSDs gives you a fair amount extra to put out on other stuff. Like, if you think about it like this (talking in , because I'm english :]) the average 60GB SSD is about 100, for that money you could get 2TB worth of magnetic drives.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the info yea looking to spend like 800 maybe..maybeee lol..so you think really just stick with HDD? I see what your saying about just the OS on the SSD. So looking for stuff for 800 USD
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'll put something together on Newegg

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9
GPU: Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-50701-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Case: Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


219.99
137.99
99.99
194.99
69.99
59.95 +

= $782.90


That's even so slightly under budget, i'm jealous of that build i just did in my head.
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Don't forget to add a CD/DVD drive and a OS.

Do you already have a monitor as well as peripherals?
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he said he's looking at re-building so i assumed he already has the other stuff, DVD drive could just be swapped across, and monitors and peripherals and stuff. Might have to stretch your budget a bit to incorporate an OS if you can't re-use whats already on your old machine.
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If he bought it retail, then he can transfer the license, but if he bought it OEM, then he will have to buy a new one.
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Thanks ill have to take a look at the links see what u came up with..yea I already have cd and dvd burner and os got all that. But good thinking and looking out. Thanks DARK ill look at it after work and let u know
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I like it only thing prob change is the case. Looking for a good case that has the HHD slots facing different way so its easier to get to and all
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the 300 is just the case we use for our high end builds because it's cheap and the airflow is good, but fair 'nuff (:

The big fat Rosewill is a good alternative for the same price

Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0
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