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    To make BFBC2 to work I need to build a new computer. I'll post the specs here and add/change anything you want but keep it within $580. Any parts not included such as the GPU and PSU don't bother with I already have them.

    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2ghz (quad core)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

    Mobo:
    MSI NF750-G55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130235

    Ram:
    OCZ DDR3 1600 4gb (2x2gb)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227503

    HD:
    Western Digital Caviar Green. 1TB 5400rpm, 64mb cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136490

    CPU cooler:
    Dynatron G950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835114100

    Case:
    Thermaltake M9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133058

    Parts I already have and are going to be put in are:
    GPU:
    GTS 250 1gb core

    PSU:
    Mushkin 500w modular

    and a cd/dvd drive i forget what it's called

    Please respond with changes!! I want to get the most out of my money!!
    |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212


  • #2
    Re: new rig

    If that harddrive is to be your primary drive you will want one that is 7200rpm vs the 5400 of the WD green. Perhaps a WD Blue or Black?

    The CPU you have selected comes with its own heatsinkfan. Unless you plan on overclocking right away or have some special circumstance, the included one could be used to save you a bit of money.
    |TG-12th| Namebot

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    • #3
      Re: new rig

      I'd spend the $40 more and get this:

      i5 750
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product

      Gigabyte p55 motherboard
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128420

      Green drive is "ok" but a black 640GB or a Seagate 7200.12 500gb would be better performers in a similar price bracket. Still would spend $100-150 on a SSD with TRIM. Kingston SSDNow V Gen II 64gb in particular.

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      • #4
        Re: new rig

        Originally posted by Namebot View Post
        If that harddrive is to be your primary drive you will want one that is 7200rpm vs the 5400 of the WD green. Perhaps a WD Blue or Black?

        The CPU you have selected comes with its own heatsinkfan. Unless you plan on overclocking right away or have some special circumstance, the included one could be used to save you a bit of money.
        yeah it is gonna be my primary drive. There's a Western Digital 750gb 7200rpm for the same amount of money, i'll get that one instead.

        Originally posted by ForGlory&Pain View Post
        I'd spend the $40 more and get this:

        i5 750
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product

        Gigabyte p55 motherboard
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128420

        Green drive is "ok" but a black 640GB or a Seagate 7200.12 500gb would be better performers in a similar price bracket. Still would spend $100-150 on a SSD with TRIM. Kingston SSDNow V Gen II 64gb in particular.
        yeah i'll consider the i5, i wanted to try an AMD processor cause i never had one before and i've heard lots of good reports on them. The i5 i feel is over priced and that's another reason i didn't go with it to begin with.
        |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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        • #5
          Re: new rig

          Originally posted by di1lweed1212 View Post
          yeah i'll consider the i5, i wanted to try an AMD processor cause i never had one before and i've heard lots of good reports on them. The i5 i feel is over priced and that's another reason i didn't go with it to begin with.
          If you wanted to try out AMD for the first time, I think you picked one of the best years to try out a AMD CPU. The Phenom you picked is also probably one of the best quads (IMO the best) at that price range. Add in the unlocked multipliers and the ability to hit 3.9/4.0 on air cooling is very nice. If you plan on overclocking, I'd suggest trying out the AMD Overclock ultility. It's pretty good from what I hear and you don't even have to mess with BIOS yourself (as it inputs the settings for you).

          As for your case, you could take a look at this Rosewill one for a good $50 less (including shipping). They look similar. Both have the mess grill front and front output panel on top. The both can take full ATX boards. The only differences are: 6 5.25" external bays on the Tt vs. 3 5.25" external bays on the Rosewill and a lack of a side window and fan on the Rosewill. Oh and the Rosewill has a shiny all black interior (if that matters).

          Personally I think if you can block up the holes on the side of the Rosewill case, you'd have good airflow (in front, out back).

          Side-by-side pictures of the two cases (Tt on left and Rosewill on right):

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          • #6
            Re: new rig

            Yeah, the Rosewill one does look verryy nice, (and the interior black is important, i was planning on painting the inside of the TT hahah). As for covering up the holes, I plan on buying 2-3 more fans, those holes I believe could probably, or are made for, fitting in 2 more 120mm fans, so I was planning on doing that. On the Rosewill I also like the 2 extra USB ports on the front. And I don't mind that there's just 3 front drives, I was planning to put in another fan on the TT in the 3 slots above that original front fan anyway. I only need one drive. Thanks for the suggestion of Overclocking software, I was actually planning to overclock around 4ghz, so thank you again! hahah Yeah, I hate messing with the BIOS, one wrong click........(that's how I formatted my hardrive by accident while trying to partition it...one stupid wrong click. I lost EVERYTHING) I had to re-install Windows. But for now, I will deeply consider each case. Before I buy anything I usually watch millions of reviews and read everything I can on them. Thanks for all the help guys :) (I'll try to take some pictures when I'm done when my camera gets fixed and when it's all built)
            |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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            • #7
              Re: new rig

              If you want a 1TB drive you might want to jump on this. Price is only good through today.

              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145287
              |TG-12th|mantis

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              • #8
                Re: new rig

                The WD Caviar Black is an excellent drive for only a few more dollars than the Green. 7200 RPM, 32MB cache. These are solid drives with a 5 year warranty. I have used a few of them over the years in various sizes and have never had any problems. I still have some real old 8-10GB drives around here that still work! The Blue is WD's middle of the road drive, I don't really see any reason to buy one. At least the Green have low power usage (run cooler) and are a little cheaper. They make great storage drives, for ex. in your home media server.

                Yeah as a gamer you are often better off going with AMD, save money on the CPU and put it into the GPU which will usually have a greater impact on your overall gaming performance (in most situations) and that is certainly the situation currently. So as not to start a fanboy flame war :), I will say that Intel gives the best performance overall, but you pay a lot for that performance, that's all.
                "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw



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                • #9
                  Re: new rig

                  Originally posted by Randy_Shughart_ClwFL View Post
                  The WD Caviar Black is an excellent drive for only a few more dollars than the Green. 7200 RPM, 32MB cache. These are solid drives with a 5 year warranty. I have used a few of them over the years in various sizes and have never had any problems. I still have some real old 8-10GB drives around here that still work! The Blue is WD's middle of the road drive, I don't really see any reason to buy one. At least the Green have low power usage (run cooler) and are a little cheaper. They make great storage drives, for ex. in your home media server.

                  Yeah as a gamer you are often better off going with AMD, save money on the CPU and put it into the GPU which will usually have a greater impact on your overall gaming performance (in most situations) and that is certainly the situation currently. So as not to start a fanboy flame war :), I will say that Intel gives the best performance overall, but you pay a lot for that performance, that's all.
                  Ok thanks for the information. I've decided to go with the caviar black after-all: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136337
                  |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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                  • #10
                    Re: new rig

                    Originally posted by FBmantis View Post
                    If you want a 1TB drive you might want to jump on this. Price is only good through today.

                    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145287
                    Wow! That's cheap!!! I know Hitachi Deskstars have had some failure issues according to reviewers, but I've had 2 of them going for a long time now. I've had one of them since 2002, and the other since about 2004. Both still going strong with nary a problem. Excellent performance, too!
                    "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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                    • #11
                      Re: new rig

                      dillweed don't get that one you linked. Its the retail which is more expensive and high cost on shipping. If you want the 1TB black get this one.

                      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-284-_-Product

                      Originally posted by War.mongeR1 View Post
                      Wow! That's cheap!!!
                      It was $67.99 with free shipping when I posted it.
                      |TG-12th|mantis

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                      • #12
                        Re: new rig

                        The Hitachi's are cheap! here's one i just found that seems good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145304
                        If someone says that the Hitachi's are crap i'll definitely go with yours mantis
                        |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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                        • #13
                          Re: new rig

                          I wouldn't get that one. If you want to go cheaper than the 1tb caviar black but still get good performance I would look at the samsung f3 or even the new seagate 7200.12. The Seagate is on sale right now with a promo code - see the third deal in this link.

                          http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

                          No doubt the Caviar Black is a good drive though - just a tad overpriced.

                          Also do you have any interest in Modern Warfare 2? I see a lot of x4 955 combos that give it away free. Example:

                          http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.345249
                          |TG-12th|mantis

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                          • #14
                            Re: new rig

                            Oh man! These prices are getting me excited! I'm gonna order my parts in a couple paychecks hopefully. I've been using the same desktop I built 8 years ago. Still a dang fast computer computer compared to the prebuilt garbage a lot of people buy, but it just can't hang with the latest games too well. Plus I want to be able to do hd video stuff. I'm liking the way your new setup is shaping up to be, di1lweed. :)
                            "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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                            • #15
                              Re: new rig

                              You're going to pay a little more for the Samsung drives. They're probably among the fastest out there in terms of write/read/seek speeds. I've got a first edition P series from back 6 years ago. Still in my old rig running strong.
                              |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
                              TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
                              Former 9th & 13th

                              Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
                              Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                              SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

                              TG Primer and Rules

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