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Old 02-11-2010, 11:43 PM  
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My Computer Build

Since everyone else has posted their builds I figure its my turn.

CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 - 2.66 GHZ
$199

Motherboard:
Foxconn Flaming Blade X58
$158

RAM:
6GB Triple Channel DDR3-1600mhz
$159

HDD:
WD Blue 500GB SATA
$52

Video Card:
PNY GeForce GT 220 -week i know but its good enough for now
1GB DDR2 GRAM HDMI OUT
$50

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Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
$35

PSU:
CoolerMaster 500W Extreme Power Plus
$35

Windows 7 Pro X64
$65
(will be dual-booting with Linux)
TOTAL: $753 Before Tax

Monitor that I bought for X-mas:
Hannspree 25.1" with HDMI
$200

$953 w/ Monitor

I think I did pretty good - I plan to upgrade the Graphics card eventually and Overclock at some point - but I'm leaving it stock for now


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Old 02-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #61
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Thanks guys I got everything with the exception of Windows (that should be in tomorrow), but I have another question. The case comes with two fans one do I need another on top. I don't plan to do any gaming so is it necessary. There will be a total of four fans inside: the two that come with the case, one on the gpu and one on the cpu, is the top fan necessary?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #62
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you need as much cooling as you can get. Look up some different options, you can run negative or positive airflow. More cooling = longer life
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #63
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I see a lot of people here are going with an Intel type processor. Has AMD fallen that far behind? I thought their 8 core was supposed to be decent. Or instead of cores should I be looking at processing speed? Currently have a 4 core Phenom II 955 sitting at 3.2 MHZ
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #64
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AMD sucks donkey balls for high intensity processing, like gaming, when compared to the Intel Sandy and Ivy core processors. Even going back to the Q series they where starting to get way behind Intel.

They are definitely cheaper though, and do fine in office/grandma/teenage girl type use~
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #65
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Thanks guys I got everything with the exception of Windows (that should be in tomorrow), but I have another question. The case comes with two fans one do I need another on top. I don't plan to do any gaming so is it necessary. There will be a total of four fans inside: the two that come with the case, one on the gpu and one on the cpu, is the top fan necessary?
Nope. You'll be fine with the two fans and heat sink. I have the same case and over clock -- our cooling is identical. My system runs cool.
No need for more with what you're using it for.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #66
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AMD sucks donkey balls for high intensity processing, like gaming, when compared to the Intel Sandy and Ivy core processors. Even going back to the Q series they where starting to get way behind Intel.

They are definitely cheaper though, and do fine in office/grandma/teenage girl type use~
Well I took your advice and went and got a new motherboard and CPU. Intel I5 gen 3 2500k processor. Seems to be running a lot better already then the Phenom II. Looking forward to learning more about overclocking and stuff for this chip.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #67
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I5-2500k is a great processor. Best performance value in some time.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #68
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Well I took your advice and went and got a new motherboard and CPU. Intel I5 gen 3 2500k processor. Seems to be running a lot better already then the Phenom II. Looking forward to learning more about overclocking and stuff for this chip.

Thanks again for the help.
You made a good choice, even though the i5 2500k has been out for some time, its still an extremely powerful processor and the best value gaming processor out there. Not to mention it overclocks like a beast and can handle massive temps. They are easy to OC (have you ever tried to OC an old AMD thunderbird? LOL!) and with the right setup you can easily get a stable oc in the low/mid 4s if you want. Depending on the Mobo you went with, there may be an automatic OC feature in the BIOS that you can use if you want, or even use and then tweak from there while you are learning.

Your goal is biggest OC, with lowest voltages while still being stable.

I had alot more typed out but decided not to give an overclocking seminar just yet. You should be able to figure it out with a little patience and google~

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #69
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THE BUILD IS COMPLETE AND THE COMPUTER IS A MUTHA****IN BEAST!!!

Thank you very much to everyone that helped along the way. You guys ****ing rock!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #70
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THE BUILD IS COMPLETE AND THE COMPUTER IS A MUTHA****IN BEAST!!!

Thank you very much to everyone that helped along the way. You guys ****ing rock!!!
Right on!
How's your cable management inside that HAF?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #71
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Right on!
How's your cable management inside that HAF?
Awesome. I like being able to put all of the cable behind everything. Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #72
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They are easy to OC (have you ever tried to OC an old AMD thunderbird? LOL!)
For a while, I was in the MSI user community HoF with my overclock of an X2 6000+.

AMD is a bitch to overclock.
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