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Old 07-09-2005, 01:36 AM   #1
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Question trying to find out what to buy

hi everyone, im trying to find someone reliable to guide me in what to get for my computer. i am looking for parts to a good graphic design/ animation computer but i dont know how compatibility works with the parts. i have made up my mind on getting a thermaltake case for the computer, so it would have to fit in that. http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/Damier/v5000d.htm *here is the chassis*


(dont worry, i know how to actually make the computer once i have the parts)
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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oh, and what i need is a motherboard, processor, graphics card (a good enough one to animate on *with maya*), sound card, power supply, cd and dvd burners, ram, and i cant think of whatever else i need, basically everything to make a computer
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:51 AM   #3
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Price range, also where do you live?
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:59 AM   #4
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I think that if you hang on for a bit there will be someone around to kind of help you through the parts. But you do need to supply them with a little more info
Like price range and your preferences to type of hardware software.
that sort of thing.
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:09 AM   #5
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Lightbulb oh sorry

ya, sorry haha,

i am very much willing to spend anywhere from $3000-$4000

and as for my preferences to hardware, i am not exactly sure lol

i guess people could give me suggestions as to what they have found reliable in the past and aid me in finding good parts
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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Wink i live in RI

i live in Rhode Island, USA *(smallest state )*
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Old 07-09-2005, 02:58 AM   #7
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Lightbulb forgot something

alright i forgot something in original post:

If you could, please look for the most reasonable prices, but the best products. dont think youll be doing all the work finding this stuff, cuz i am with you guys lol. ill be working as much if not more than you on finding this stuff.
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Old 07-09-2005, 03:29 AM   #8
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Default Re: trying to find out what to buy

WOW BIG BUDGET!!
with that big of a budget you can get pretty much top of the line stuff!

I will report back with a list tomorrow... SINCE ITS MY BDAY WOOO
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Default Re: trying to find out what to buy

jcon89 use the edit button in the future.

the first question is what CPU do you want(AMD or intel)?
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:01 AM   #10
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I would like an intel

oh, and this budget will take me a while to save up., i am only a teenager so i cant really just pull it out of my account and go, ive been saving for a while, and im trying to be cautious about spending, while buying the very best products at the same time
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How long is it going to take you to save up that much? if it going to take too long i would ask later because products change fast.
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How much is that case? Is it right in front of me and I don't see it? Lawl.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:14 PM   #13
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Exclamation case price

the case is $230, i love that case, but i might get a diff. one, its 300, and its red, black and silver, no glass parts, but i couldnt find a picture of it, my friend has it
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The alienware aurora is a very good and top of the line pc for gaming purposes, it should have no problem supporting graphic design and animation programs such as photshop and flash mx. I'm not sure how much it would be in rhode island though.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:24 PM   #15
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Hey JCON, check this out. It's the same specs I did for another guy in this forum. THis will fit right up your alley. An Intel setup that is "pretty" good.

intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Smithfield 800MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116214

MSI P4N Diamond Socket T (LGA 775) Nvidia nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130501

eVGA 256-P2-N528-AX Geforce 7800GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814130234

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Gold Mirrored Copper Heatspreader Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820227046

I bumped up your CPU since you're willing to shell out $4,000, lol.
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Default ok

to dyserq: eeh, i dont like the idea of buying a stock computer, even if it is meant for a certain thing. my experience in just buying a computer is not very good, it seems like the companies put the lowest requirements they possibly can in stock computers, so im just gonna go w/ making.
(and by animation, i do use flash and stuff, but i am already mastering that, i actually meant like maya, lightwave, 3ds max, etc....

and to the last guy, some of those links didnt work, try again lol
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Newegg probably took them off the market. It worked yesterday. I'll see if the have alternatives.
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:24 PM   #18
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ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Nvidia nForce 4 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.htm

intel Pentium D 840 Smithfield 800MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116211

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

BFG Tech BFGR78256GTXOC Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143036

I ran the links and they work perfect now. That would be my Intel machine if I were to build it.
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whats the total price for that stuff TRD? nice things you picked out too.
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Just the four items above comes out to $1,627.99 without shipping and taxes. I'm not sure why the new Corsair XMS2 have such a high CAS latency of 5? Weird. It looks slow.
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