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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChArMz, 5 Jul 2008.

  1. ChArMz

    ChArMz What's a Dremel?

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    CPU/Processor:
    *Q9550 - $550 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041
    Q9450 - $330 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

    Q9550 @ $315 in Q3?

    OC'in to 3.0 Ghz

    Motherboard:
    DDR3
    EVGA NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra - $320 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188025

    DDR2
    ASUS Maximus II - $270 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131319
    ASUS Striker II - $300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131255
    *ASUS Rampage - $ 290 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

    HardDrive:
    Western Digital VelociRaptor - $300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260

    *Western Digital Raptor - $170 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136012
    *Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 - $85 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288

    PowerSupply:
    Enermax Galaxy - $300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194019
    *Corsair HX1000 - $210 - http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008048&prodlist=celebros
    Ultra X3 1000w?

    RAM/Memory:
    Corsair Dominator 2GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1800 - $540 -
    *Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 - $96 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
    Cell Shock DDR2/DDR3?

    GPU/Video Card:
    Evga GeForce GTX 280 - $540 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130365
    2x(SLI) - Evga 9800 GTX - $250 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130348

    4870x2 in july?

    Monitor:
    Dell 24' - BOUGHT - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-6272

    TV Tuner:
    ?

    CD/DVD Drive:
    Requirements:
    Fast
    DVD-+R
    DVD-+RW
    CD-+R
    CD-+RW
    DVD-+ DL
    DVD-ROM/RAM
    CD-ROM

    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium - $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116204

    32-Bit or 64-Bit?

    Case:
    Lian-Li PC-V2000B Plus II w/Window - $250 - ?

    Mid-Tower/Full Tower Case?

    Budget: $2500 USD
    Uses: Gaming, TV, Everything

    Please leave suggestions/changes!
    * = Current Choice

    Thank You
     
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  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Mouse, keyboard, speakers/headphones aswell?
     
  3. ChArMz

    ChArMz What's a Dremel?

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    Not Needed :D
     
  4. Toka

    Toka Minimodder

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    I have a 850W Galaxy, I find it too noisy for my liking - get the corsair or one of those akasa ones with the racing stripes.

    Dont waste your money on the processor with the nehalem round the corner, get the 9450 and one of these

    Get a normal hdd :) (And a further 1TB one to put your recorded tv shows on) rather than the noisy overpriced raptor.

    Personally, Id wait for a month and get a 4750X2 or get 2 4870s now, that way you could bin the nvidia board and get a (more) stable/overclockable intel P45 chipset instead. Nothing to stop you putting one of the 280GTXs in there!

    I have one of those dell monitors, great choice :)
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Completely overpowered PSU, something around 600W would be fine (e.g Corsair HX620)
    I would go for a P45 board with either a GTX280 or one of the new ATI cards, that way you don't have to buy a 790i (which IMO isn't as good)
    Hard drive is personal choice. You get better value with the 1TB drives but I would still go for the Velociraptor
    Save money on the processor and go for the Q9450.
    Memory is fine (4GB DDR2), at the moment I would stick with DDR2.
    Go for 64bit Vista, Home premium is fine. There are very few reasons to stick with 32bit.
    Pretty much any S-ATA DVD drive would be fine. They are all pretty similar really.
    The case is really a personal choice. If you like the look of it then I would go for it, you are the one that is going to have to live with it!

    It looks a nice build though, I would love to have it!

    edit: And for cooling, how about a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme?
     
  6. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    second everything he said.
    although another option would be the Rampage Formula and 2x 4870 for something faster than gtx280

    just to add, it's not worth getting DDR3 board because of the price of DDR3 just to get 4GB. if you have money left, 8GB is very useful :)

    i'd recommend my 20x Samsung DVD drive. i think there's a newer 22x Samsung you might be interested.
     
  7. Naked_Dave

    Naked_Dave What's a Dremel?

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    I have that powersupply, and I can't hear it at all even with all the case fans slowed right down. It may be more power than you need, but it's not going to hurt anything but your wallet!
     
  8. Demon Cleaner

    Demon Cleaner What's a Dremel?

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    If you are going the ati route.... unless you are certain you will never go crossfire then get a P45, otherwise an X48 is a much better choice since you will get much better fps when usingh 2 cards.
     
  9. ChArMz

    ChArMz What's a Dremel?

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    few more questions:
    1. anyone know when the Q9550 will drop to around $300?
    2. Micron D9GKX worth it? compared to normal ddr chips, does Corsair dom have D9?
    3. 4870x2 release date?/worth it?
    4. 2 9800 gtx compared to one 280?
    5. buy 2 500 gb seagates in raid, instead of a rapter, speed diff?
     
  10. SupReme

    SupReme Message is over there ->

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    1. No
    2. YES! And yes, Dominators always have Micron
    3. Definetly, Also, of you are getting ATI card, use an X48X38 chipset, if you get Nvidia, use nvidia chipset. SLI does not run on intel chipsets
    4. One 280 wins
    5. Yups, faster. I'd recommend to get 2 Samsung 640gb disks. They use 2 320gb platters, the Seagates 2 of 250. the 640gb are faster, and waaay faster in RAID0
     

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