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    http://ibuypower.com/Store/Configurators.aspx?mid=135

    Well, I think i will treat myself to a new computer. I'm pretty much saving up for the wedding and eventually a house, but I think i need to do this for myself I rarely do go on spending sprees ya see

    Anyway, it's been a looong time since I have even researched hardware and I guess my only budget is to NOT have it break 2k (actually, 2k would be the extreme price i pay)

    I will be playing L4D2, TF2 and possibly Borderlands.
    It needs to be able to last for a nice while when a new game comes out.

    Help build my rig!

    (oh, and feel free to use any type of starter build. I just chose the weekly gamer special and was going to modify it)
    I would like an Intel processor

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    or maybe i should just wait another month for Christmas deals?
    Last edited by dragonash; 11-02-2009 at 08:35 AM.

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    I'd change the gts 250 for a gtx 260

    I hate build it sites like that because they lack alot of specs. It doesn't specify whether the 260's have 216 or 192 cores, or whether they are 65 or 55 nm. But the 250's are basically a renamed 9800gtx.

    The 55mn uses less power.

    Edit: are you ordering from that site or just using it to make a shopping list? If it's just a shoping list, newegg can do the same thing and probably save you a few bucks. And give you a lifetime warranty on a few parts straight from the manufacturer.
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    Here you go, this is on my current upgrade list, I did not include a monitor or any other peripherals, just a core system, OS is also not included but this is planned for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Total cost is $,1559.90 on NewEgg, price will increase a bit if you don't already have some fans laying about as you'll need a few for the case. I already own the case as I wanted one that I would never outgrow and I can never see outgrowing it.

    The below system is just under top of the line, it lacks mainly in the processor area and the motherboard doesn't have every little gadget in the world on it. I don't do SLI/Crossfire but all of the below can support it, though the motherboard does not have (2) x16 PCIe slots it has the common 1 x16 and 1 x8 with a third 1 x4 as well.

    Some other small notes, it has 12GB of memory, the power supply is modular so you don't have excess cables hanging around. The case is massive so it should sit on the floor unless you have a sturdy and large desktop area. This system is also not designed around power conservation though it will use less power than my current system because my damn Radeon 4870 x2 eats power like we breath air.

    On the drives, the two smaller ones are setup for speed (Raid 0), all of my media and save games and documents and what nots go on the 1TB drives that are setup with basic redundancy.


    ASRock M3A785GXH/128M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail

    OCZ Platinum 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV12GS - Retail

    ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV850EWT 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Compatible w/Core ... - Retail


    SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail

    (2) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    (2) Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


    CHIEFTEC Mesh CA-01B-B-SL-OP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    Hehe, doing my above system (using comparable Intel processor of course) on the site you linked, came to $2100.
    For all the reasons to smile, 'for the hell of it' has always been my favorite.

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    Will you be reusing any parts? At what resolution do you want to game?

    2k can build a hell of a rig! Do it yourself and get more bang/buck. A 2k rig with a GTS250 or even 260 is laughable. ANY 2k rig should sport the best GPU out - ie 5870 ATM.

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    Antec 1200 Case $159

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Xtreme Phase, 3-Way SLI & Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
    $239.99

    SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail $389.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    $139.99


    Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $288.99

    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $149.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99

    Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard - Retail $63.99

    ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail $199.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $106.99

    Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse - Retail $89.99

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM $29.99

    Total = $1949.88

    I can recommend a Core i7-860 cpu + 1156 mobo if you'd rather go that route, but the socket 1366 mobo will allow upgrade to gulftown core (6 core CPU) in the future.

    Plenty of wiggle room in that list above as well....

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    I hate to be an AMD pusher but I could never bring myself to pay $100 more for a processor that does not provide any increase in performance in games (and often performs worse in some games, this is comparing the AMD 955 vs the Intel 920) You can read more at Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3619&p=7
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    i will have to look through everything first, but to comment on the intel vs amd thing,
    I use amd right now and have no qualms. But the company itself isnt doing so well, so it makes me feel uneasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonash View Post
    i will have to look through everything first, but to comment on the intel vs amd thing,
    I use amd right now and have no qualms. But the company itself isnt doing so well, so it makes me feel uneasy.
    AMD's current offerings are rock solid - no need to feel uneasy IMHO. Still, if your computing needs can benefit from multicore apps, 4 cores hyper threaded to 8 excecution cores(and 6 to 12 in the future) are worth looking into.

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    I feel AMDs movements in the GPU market have been well done and will help prop up any lack of sales/profit in the CPU market. Especially with the recent announcement from nVidia.
    For all the reasons to smile, 'for the hell of it' has always been my favorite.

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