Build me a budget computer

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  1. Jonathan77

    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Will someone give me build suggestions on what's best given my needs and a budget of just over $1,000? I'll need everything except the OS and a monitor. Just bought a Dell 2408WFP and it needs a buddy. I'll be using it for watching HD 1080p movies, gaming, and the occasional photoshop. Thanks in advance guys.
     
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    Mobo - Foxconn FlamingBlade X58
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186170

    CPU & RAM combo - Core i7 + OCZ 6GB (3 x 3GB) DDR3 PC-1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.192479

    Vid Card - HIS Radeon HD 4890
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161276

    HDD - Seagate 7200.12 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Case - Antec 300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    PSU - Corsair 520HX modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001

    total is $996.89 + 8.55 S&H - $75 rebates
    just change accordingly (e.g. larger hard drive, diff case, etc)
     
  3. Jonathan77

    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Wow thanks!



    Edit: Question. If I wanted a different mobo with SLI, what are the advantages over the mobo you have listed above? Been out of the computer scene for a long time =/
     
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    That motherboard supports Crossfire (ATI's version of SLI), so you can add a 2nd Radeon 4890. If you want the option of being able to use dual ATI or dual Nvidia cards, the non-GTI version of the Flamingblade supports Crossfire and SLI for $30 more.
     
  5. Doomsday

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    that board will support crossfire though.
    so just get two of those HD 4890.

    if you want SLI,....

    take out the mobo and Radeon 4890

    and get this combo:
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI X58 and GTX275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193874

    total: $1026.89 + $7.91 S&H - $50 rebate

    or

    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R X58 and GTX275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193872

    total: $1006.89 + $7.91 S&H - $65 rebate

    note the price difference.
    its practically the same, except:
    GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI = comes with the updated bios for SLI
    GA-EX58-UD3R = you need to flash bios to have SLI

    and of course,... another card will cost you $200+ more

    performance wise,.... GTX275 and 4890 is about the same.
    4890 is slightly cheaper.
    Nvidia has better drivers, imo.
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    After some research, looks like i'm gonna go with the original posted suggestion. Thanks Doomsday!

    Been a while since I put a computer together but anything you guys recommend when putting this together?
     
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    :doh:

    i forgot to include an optical drive
    just get a $20+ lite-on burner

    shouldn't really be hard to put things together
    its just like building legos

    just read the manual, search online, or ask here if you have questions
     
  8. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Probably need more than a 520 for two 4890s.
     
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    nah

    4890s actually consume less power than the 4870s
    4890 = 120W
    4870 = 130W

    4890 xfire = 240W or 20A at full load
    add another 10A for Core i7, (more if he oc)
    5A for everything else

    that's 35A

    the 520HX has 40A on the +12V rails

    only con that I see is that the 520HX only comes with 2 PCI-E power connectors
    each 4890 requires two. he would need to use an adapter.
    good thing that the adapter comes with the card though
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    I stand corrected. I subscribe to the school of "better to have it and not need it"

    i was unaware the 4890s used less power, thats pretty :cool:
     

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