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Old 06-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Time for a new build(2200 dollar budget)

Just got me a new job as a doorman paying 18 dollars an hour..so now its time to build to a monster

I just finished my first build in march..i was on a small budget at the time.. and i dunno what it is..but im not impressed..specs are

ECS AMD690GM-M2 AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600GT 512MB
2 Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Antec True Power Trio TP3-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200AAJS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive(main drive)
Western Digital 200GB Hard Drive(slave)(ide)
AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
DIAMOND ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo TVW650PCIE PCI-Express x1 Interface
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane

From here i plan to salvage the tv tuner card..sound card..video card..and maybe the ram? i was never really into gaming as my old pc couldn't play anything past mine sweeper..i now do play alot of games though since i built this rig in march ..so i want a board with sli..since im new..do i stick to amd? intel? I do watch ALOT of movies and tv shows on the pc in hd..so a new monitor is also needed..what should i look out for? budget is 2200..one more thing to note..my room is small and gets very hot..so i need great cooling options..all feedback is appreciated
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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Will you overclock?

And you can carry over the video card, sound card and RAM.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $144.9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version Power Supply - Retail $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153039

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail $214.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148298

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204

Subtotal: $1,074.93

Do u have Vista 64 bit? Can u carry over ur CD-ROM?

PS: keep in mind this is a High quality build (No holding back )

EDIT

OPS I totally forgat about the monitor... o crap this changes everything...
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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Will you overclock?

And you can carry over the video card, sound card and RAM.
Um..should i overclock?

the video card, sound card, and ram are still pretty much new..i atleast wanna keep the sound card and video card..ram was cheap so i'd only keep it if you guys think its worth it..

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Do u have Vista 64 bit? Can u carry over ur CD-ROM?

PS: keep in mind this is a High quality build (No holding back )

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OPS I totally forgat about the monitor... o crap this changes everything...
that is one awesome build..i will stretch out the budget to fit in the monitor..as for losing something..is there anyway i can get a board with 3 pci express slots?
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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Well now that I looked at ur Vid card, I think u will be fine, its not as wide as I thought it would be, but lats try and get a second opinion here

I dont know by how much u are willing to to expend ur budget, & I am not the best person to consult about the monitor, but take a look at this one.

Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail $229.99
Windows Vista Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094

I personally have 24" monitor and if u switch from 19" to 24" the getting use time is super quick, u will fall in love man. I personally dont know how I ever had a smaller monitor! So what Im trying to say what ever ur decision might be, dont go lover the 22"

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Old 06-04-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
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Well now that I looked at ur Vid card, I think u will be fine, its not as wide as I thought it would be, but lats try and get a second opinion here

I dont know by how much u are willing to to expend ur budget, & I am not the best person to consult about the monitor, but take a look at this one.

Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail $229.99
Windows Vista Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094

I personally have 24" monitor and if u switch from 19" to 24" the getting use time is super quick, u will fall in love man. I personally dont know how I ever had a smaller monitor! So what Im trying to say what ever ur decision might be, dont go lover the 22"

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to be honest..i pretty much have an endless budget..im not gonna buy everything in one shot..maybe 2-3 things a week..i really have no bills except car insurance so i have alot of play money..i just put that budget there because i figured it would be enough..the soundcard and tv tuner card are still new in the box as i havent had much time to install them..so i really don't wanna lose them as it would be a waste of money
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to be honest..i pretty much have an endless budget..im not gonna buy everything in one shot..maybe 2-3 things a week..i really have no bills except car insurance so i have alot of play money..i just put that budget there because i figured it would be enough..the soundcard and tv tuner card are still new in the box as i havent had much time to install them..so i really don't wanna lose them as it would be a waste of money
RGR that.

Well u have a very nice Sound card dont know anything about the TV tuners.

U also mensioned ur room is hot, so let me find u a nice after market CPU cooler. If u are not a "Hardcore OC" then u dont need anything crazy, but take a look here; This is a VERY good cooler!

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

Also now that u sad that u are not really on the budget, then take a look at this cases; (not that the 1st one that I showed u is bad, but in my eyes I like this 2 better)

COOLER MASTER cosmos S $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150 (I have this one)

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolutio $259.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119122

O man u gat the wrong person to help u man lol, with me u will go bankrupt in no time lolzzzzzz When people say "endless budget" I get crazy lol. If u really want, I can build u a top of the line PC for $3000 let me know (im talking KICK ASS here. DDR3 MOBO/RAM....etc)
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RGR that.

Well u have a very nice Sound card dont know anything about the TV tuners.

U also mensioned ur room is hot, so let me find u a nice after market CPU cooler. If u are not a "Hardcore OC" then u dont need anything crazy, but take a look here; This is a VERY good cooler!

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

Also now that u sad that u are not really on the budget, then take a look at this cases; (not that the 1st one that I showed u is bad, but in my eyes I like this 2 better)

COOLER MASTER cosmos S $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150 (I have this one)

COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolutio $259.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119122

O man u gat the wrong person to help u man lol, with me u will go bankrupt in no time lolzzzzzz When people say "endless budget" I get crazy lol. If u really want, I can build u a top of the line PC for $3000 let me know (im talking KICK ASS here. DDR3 MOBO/RAM....etc)
that first case is awesome..i do think 3grand is too steep..as im not a hardcore gamer..or overclocker..the most im willing to shell out before i start worrying is 2200 lol..
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:38 AM   #9
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $144.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188025
EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $349.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339
(X2)EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $599.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817814014
ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ800 800W ATX12V / EPS12V Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail $269.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220278
Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC34G1333LLK - Retail $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136260
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $299.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148274
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail $36.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM $94.99

Subtotal: $2,426.89

Well here is the deal man. You have a DDR3 MOBO that is absolutely TOP of the line! U have 4GB of DDR3 RAM to go with this mobo. Then u have 2! 9800GTX video cards in SLI. (The new 280GTX video card is supposed to come out this month, the rumor has it 1 280GTX will be like 2 9800GTX, but no one knows 4 sure et, so just hold on the vid cards for now) Then u have E8500 3.2Ghz Stock (but this is a dual core VERY VERY FAST!!! if u know that u will be dealing with lots of multiple apps or games that can take full advantage of quad cores then my all mean get Q6600). Then we have 300GB RAPTOR HDD at 10,000 rpm speed. This is main HDD for games/OS (its a new hdd, very very quick) then u have 1GB hdd for storage, music...etc videos...etc The u have a great CPU cooler, keep in mind its big! Then a 800W PSU that is modulated and has lights (I think its cool lol, I have the same PSU) then u have ur case & OS.

Im sure we can get the price lower, maybe $2200. But u really need to ask ur self, how much u want to spend on a PC! and what u want to get from it! This pc that I build for u now is CRAZY lol but then again, nothing last for ever...when Nahelm processor comes out next year all today processors will be outdated... But this PC can still last u for a very long time +if u do upgrades once every 6 month or so, it will never go old

EDIT
I just noticed one flaw with this build, one pci slots will be taken by the vid card. Basically the new vid card will accupy 2 slots, so haveing sli and still have room for 2 pci slots is out of the question. The only way u can have 2 pci slots if u use older vid cards, I think just like the one u currently have. But if u going to do that, then u dont need this crazy PC, because ur vid card will be holding u WAY! back.... 2 pci slots is out of the question with new vidcards in sli, 1 yes, but not 2.
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How many times have I said this? DDR3 is no benefit whatsoever to an Intel platform as bandiwidth is only as high as the FSB. For example, if you are running a 400 FSB. Bandwidth is limited to DDR 800, anything over that will not bring any performance benefits.
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