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    I was thinking of buying a new computer
    I did do some research on computers but most of it still baffles me
    Ive heard that building your own is cheaper
    Ive cooked this setup up on newegg.com
    Now, i am no computer expert so please don't yell at me too much for blatant mistakes
    so here is the setup i concocted...

    Computer Case:
    COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    (Ive heard this is an easy case to work with and very roomy for future additions)

    Motherboard:
    ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    Power supply:
    COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 Power Supply

    HDD:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Memory:
    CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX

    Sound Card:
    Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

    Video Card:
    EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

    Monitor:
    SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Any help or advice is much apreciated :)
    Last edited by cstealth; 08-01-2008, 06:37 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Computer build help

    Coolermaster isn't a well liked brand you may want to google psu lists to see what is known to be reliable.

    You also might consider adding a cpu to the list.
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    • #3
      Re: Computer build help

      p5 is a good choice, not sure how nforce is doing these days though. I have the p5q instead.

      E8400 CPU is a great buy right now as well.

      I'd get an 8800 GTS instead of the 9800. Or go for two of them in the sli format. If you have the money get a new gtx 2xx.

      Audigy 4 is the only audigy worth buying IMO. Go for x-fi instead.

      Everything else looks solid. One thing i wish I did was buy a 75gb raptor drive for windows and page file and a couple games to fit on it since they are very fast and then use a huge drive to store everything else.


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      • #4
        Re: Computer build help

        cstealth,

        How much do you want to spend on this computer, and when do you want to start buying parts? Knowing this will help us help you make good choices.

        LINKS

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        • #5
          Re: Computer build help

          Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
          cstealth,

          How much do you want to spend on this computer, and when do you want to start buying parts? Knowing this will help us help you make good choices.
          Well i was planning on spending 1700 but thats probably going to be difficult :D
          And i dont know when i want to start buying parts
          September maybe...


          And my cpu was an - Intel core 2 duo E8400 Wolfdale
          (sorry i forgot it i was tired)

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          • #6
            Re: Computer build help

            Man, with our help you are going to have no problem building a killer rig for $1,700!!!

            About to jump into some ARMA, but will post my thoughts this afternoon. But you could read over the past few "help me build" threads and find a ton of good info to help you make your decision.

            For now though I am going to try and talk you out of the power supply, motherboard, and a big NO on the sound card you have in your 1st post.

            Here are some great links from the last week:

            Switch's New 'Puter:

            Yet Another New Computer Build Thread....Comments please! :)

            Help required to buy a new pc

            New Comp-thanks to All

            Reading through those will explain why.

            LINKS

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            Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.

            -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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            • #7
              Re: Computer build help

              Here is the rig I just purchased:

              ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
              Item #: N82E16814121253

              Antec 77063 Silver Thermal Compound - Retail
              Item #: N82E16835129001

              Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
              Item #: N82E16832116485

              Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail
              Item #: N82E16819115043

              ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
              Item #: N82E16813131295

              Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
              Item #: N82E16811129042

              Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
              Item #: N82E16817371009

              OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P8004GK - Retail
              Item #: N82E16820227248

              LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D3S-08 - Retail
              Item #: N82E16827106262

              Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK - OEM
              Item #: N82E16827129020

              Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
              Item #: N82E16822136178

              All the item #s are newegg.com

              As of today I just received the Antec 300 and it is sweet!

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              • #8
                Re: Computer build help

                Originally posted by Global.Cooling View Post
                Here is the rig I just purchased:

                ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
                Item #: N82E16814121253

                Antec 77063 Silver Thermal Compound - Retail
                Item #: N82E16835129001

                Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM
                Item #: N82E16832116485

                Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail
                Item #: N82E16819115043

                ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
                Item #: N82E16813131295

                Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
                Item #: N82E16811129042

                Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
                Item #: N82E16817371009

                OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P8004GK - Retail
                Item #: N82E16820227248

                LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D3S-08 - Retail
                Item #: N82E16827106262

                Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK - OEM
                Item #: N82E16827129020

                Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
                Item #: N82E16822136178

                All the item #s are newegg.com

                As of today I just received the Antec 300 and it is sweet!
                Congrats!
                Thats a nice setup
                If you dont mind me asking how much did it set you back?

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                • #9
                  Re: Computer build help

                  A little over $1100. But I figure I saved about $500-$700 by building it myself and I will gain knowledge on how it actually works! :)

                  My advice with Newegg is to check the deals with each component. I originally had a 600watt PSU and ended up with a 850watt and saving $30 bucks. Same goes with some of the other parts. So check each one! Also make sure you read the mail-in-rebates to make sure you'll get them sent off in time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Computer build help

                    Originally posted by Global.Cooling View Post
                    A little over $1100. But I figure I saved about $500-$700 by building it myself and I will gain knowledge on how it actually works! :)

                    My advice with Newegg is to check the deals with each component. I originally had a 600watt PSU and ended up with a 850watt and saving $30 bucks. Same goes with some of the other parts. So check each one! Also make sure you read the mail-in-rebates to make sure you'll get them sent off in time.
                    Oh sweet
                    Yeah my current cart has like $80 in mail-in-rebates so i plan on doing that for sure
                    :)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Computer build help

                      You could save nearly $100 if you went with 64-bit Home Premium instead of Ultimate.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Computer build help

                        Ditch the motherboard and go with an Intel chipset. Nvidia's current offerings aren't worth the headaches. I'd also consider going with a single GPU solution for the time being. The 9800 GX2 is fast but not very elegant. You'd be better served by a 4870 or a GTX 2X0 IMO.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Computer build help

                          Originally posted by Buckets View Post
                          Ditch the motherboard and go with an Intel chipset. Nvidia's current offerings aren't worth the headaches. I'd also consider going with a single GPU solution for the time being. The 9800 GX2 is fast but not very elegant. You'd be better served by a 4870 or a GTX 2X0 IMO.

                          Most likely a 4870
                          Because i read somewhere you get about the same performance(GTX 25% more)
                          For around half the price

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                          • #14
                            Re: Computer build help

                            Thanks for all the feedback
                            All that has changed is the Mobo, PSU, GPU, and the OS
                            Here is a second try:

                            Case:
                            COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

                            Motherboard:
                            Foxconn P45A-S LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

                            Processor:
                            Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

                            PSU:
                            CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

                            Optical Drive:
                            ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

                            HDD:
                            Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

                            Memory:
                            CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX

                            Video card:
                            SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

                            Monitor:
                            SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

                            Operating system:
                            Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
                            Last edited by cstealth; 08-02-2008, 09:56 PM. Reason: Change to 64-Bit OS

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                            • #15
                              Re: Computer build help

                              You'll be needing Vista 64 bit for that much RAM. Otherwise, the build looks awesome.
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