$ 900-1100 pc on newegg, what am I doing right/wrong ? *pics*

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  1. nbiggershaft

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    Posted in main forum but didn't get much help.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Get Corsair or OCZ memory.
    Get an Intel or Asus motherboard with an Intel chipset.
    Skip the second DVD drive unless you know you're going to use it -- I don't know anyone who actually does use two drives at once.
    Swap the Acer screen for a Benq screen.
    Make sure the case is made of at least .6mm steel with rolled edges -- .8mm or higher is preferred. Skip aluminum, it bends too easily.

    EDIT: With regards to items 1-3, get the flat-out fastest motherboard speed you can find and get a CPU and RAM that can match that speed. Don't mismatch bus speeds, or you'll lose a lot of performance because the parts will wait around a lot of the time for the clock ticks to line up so they can exchange data.
     
  3. dorkultra

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    you will be overpaying for that western digital hard drive. it's only 80gb and $43. you will run out of space quick
    you should spend about $90 and get a 300gb or drive
     
  4. skinjob

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    The power supply in that case looks sketch. Last newegg reviewer says it has no PCI-E power connectors, and it doesn't look like it has an 8-pin connector for the motherboard.
     
  5. Wolf68k

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    Just a thought, you picked out a GFX card that supports Crossover (it is ATI), but if you ever want to do that (buy a second card just like that one) and get that performance boost, you won't be able do with the mobo you picked out.

    You can't use ATI's Crossover on a mobo that supports SLI.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    as for the hard drive, it was gonna be 2 of the western digital 80 gbs in raid 0
     
  8. DaIceMan

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    DVD Drive... Samsung SATA drive. no need in using ATA devices with SATA mobos. SATA cables are far easier to route than IDE cables. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151141

    Case... personal taste on appearance, go for quality as deus said.

    hard drives... bigger, better as others have said.

    video card... spend the most you can afford, plus a few bucks, below the top of the line card. When performance starts to suffer, add a 2nd one. I'm a huge nVidia fan, but shop around, research games you play and see how the ATI's stack up against your games.

    Cooling... you made no mention of additional cooling, but even you are even thinking, or think you might start thinking, of overclocking, add a different cooler. I have the Tuniq Tower 120 in an Antec 900 case on an E6600 and it keeps the CPU temp within a few degrees of ambient at idle, and cools it nicely under load. Money well spent in my opinion... but I am running about 40% overclock as well.

    good luck with your build!

    Ram... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034 I have it, works GREAT and the price has plummeted since I bought mine in January.
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'd do a pair of the 160's then. They are seriously fast drives.

    Well worth the extra $12 each.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    NO. NO NO NO. Not only will RAID-0 double your chances of losing all your data if just one of the two drives takes a dirt nap, but you'll also be introducing so-called "logical failures" caused if one of the two drives doesn't accept an incoming request quite fast enough -- and RAID-0 can't fix logical failures, either, because it has no backup data to compare against to see that something is wrong. It will just stop working and you'll be shit out of luck.

    Buy three drives and put them in a RAID-5. You'll get the same space as the RAID-0 you were considering, and your ass will be covered too. Or, if you can't afford three drives, buy two larger ones and put them in a RAID-1.
     
  11. imraven52

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    problem is ya got an intel in there. u're gonna have to fix that or kill urself.
     
  12. rsxm5

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    Oh, yeah.. that helps
     
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  14. Create

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    5,6,12,13,14 - ignore them.

    The only appropriate recommendation I have not seen made is that you should get an nVidia video card over an ATI.

    The reason: nVidia has much better driver support, and usually costs less money for the resultant performance.
     
  15. Barky

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    I love my ati card right now. I switched to ati and amd, I've always preferred amd for the price and performance it gives. I've never really liked intel in that respect, they seem to overprice for what you get.

    on a seperate note, anyone know of some sites that still sell amd socket 939 x2 processors?
     
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    Here's the advice you'd get if you posted this in the main forum.

    Bad case and PSU, get a PC Power and Cooling, OCZ, Enermax...
    Mobo is so so Gigabyte 965 DS3 series or Asus or possibly Intel
    Memory skip as well Corsair or OCZ would be recommended
    Video card forget ATI, Nvidia's stuff beats them and appears it will be that way for a while.
    Hard drive is preference but I'd get a Segate SATA for whatever size meets your needs.

    I would probably get an E6420 or E6600 processor but the E6320 will be fine.
     
  17. Mikey D

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    Maybe a bit back but as it stands now Core 2 Duo has the price and performance advantage over AMD. Not even to mention the company that ATI and AMD is really is questionable at this point. Things aren't looking great for them right now.
     
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    My new cart as of today


    Gonna go with 3 of the 80 gigs and set them up raid 5
    The memory is rated above popular brands so sticking with them.
    Swapped case and mobo. added a power supply.
    Debating on vid card, gonna post a quick pole with my choices.
     
  19. Create

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    The following parts are crap: case, power supply, RAM, keyboard, speakers. Those are flat our wastes of money.

    You should get a bigger hard drive for the small incremental cost. You should have an E6420 processor for the small increamental cost.
     
  20. nbiggershaft

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    yeah that keyboard is wasting me a whole 7 bucks

    what makes the case, power supply and ram a waste?
     
  21. Create

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    Because you built crap rather than giving a budget and constraints to let us build you something worthwhile.

    As I said in the other thread, I'm done with you.
     
  22. nbiggershaft

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    I posted on title I was looking between 900-1100 give or take a little. I based what I have here mostly on newegg product reviews. If you want to provide an alternate setup in this dollar range I'd be open to it.
     
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    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3212876

    Buy that. People are trying but you're not absorbing shit.
     
  24. Cthalupa

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    The 8800 series is decimating the new ATI offerings. I would suggest looking into the nvidia cards in that price range, and looking up some benchmarks.

    nvidia + intel is really the only way to go right now, and seems it's going to stay that way for at least the near future
     

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