Anyone out there good at building PCs?

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Kamron3

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on: July 23, 2011, 10:39:11 pm
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 (SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213 (COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0)
CD/DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238 (LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM)
Wireless Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051 (Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter)
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130693 (EVGA 03G-P3-1596-AR GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support)
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824228032 (HP DEBRANDED TSS-25M9 Black 25" 3ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor)
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016 (CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler)
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442 (Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD))
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121068 (KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429 (G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model)
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317 (BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 (Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor)
Total: $2,272


I'm getting $4K within the next few days. I don't want to spend any more than $2,000 on a computer. I want to be able to do:

- Advanced video conversions
- Play Oblivion on Extreme graphics without lag
- Play Minecraft (lol)
- Office stuff for school work

I believe this setup should work fine for that, but I want to see if there are any modifications I can make to get the most out of this computer as possible.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 01:54:07 pm by Kamron3 »



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Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 11:00:27 pm
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CPU:  Intel Core i7-970 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($579.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler:  Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT R-C 63.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler  ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard:  ASRock X58 EXTREME ATX  LGA1366 Motherboard  ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory:  Kingston 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive:  Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive:  Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card:  MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Video Card  ($587.50 @ Newegg)
Case:  Cooler Master CM690 II Basic ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply:  Antec 850W CPX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1795.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


I'm getting $4K within the next few days. I don't want to spend any more than $2,000 on a computer. I want to be able to do:

- Advanced video conversions
- Play Oblivion on Extreme graphics without lag
- Play Minecraft (lol)
- Office stuff for school work

I believe this setup should work fine for that, but I want to see if there are any modifications I can make to get the most out of this computer as possible.
Ehh, I'm good with programming languages, as far as the actual computer goes... I'm clueless, sorry. Also, I thought you didn't like minecraft. :P
EDIT: Yes, I know I'm a failure as a geek.

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Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 11:03:40 pm
Haha, same here for the computer stuff. I know that a good CPU and GPU makes the computer, but its really hard to choose exactly which is which.



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Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 11:38:28 pm
Haha, same here for the computer stuff. I know that a good CPU and GPU makes the computer, but its really hard to choose exactly which is which.
yay! I don't feel so stupid anymore. XD

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Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 11:48:58 pm
They shouldn't just give you the parts, if I remember correctly, they should also give you instruction manuals as to how to connect each part when you buy them. BTW, Is your supplier cheap? If it is, then I may want to make my own computer.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5340386_build-homemade-computer.html

This page should help.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 12:00:00 am by Mare »

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Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 08:20:07 am
Just be sure to consult your motherboard manual for where to put what plugs. and if you screw up, most PSU's just go on a click spree when shorted ;)

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Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 09:44:31 am
now i ask, why not just buy a pre-assembled PC?

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Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 09:55:52 am
now i ask, why not just buy a pre-assembled PC?
It's less expensive to build it.

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Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 10:06:25 am
Really? hmm. I'm saving up for a computer. I only need like an I-5 (not a computer expert...yet :P), and the computers I'm looking at are only 400-500 dollars.

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Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 10:41:21 am
now i ask, why not just buy a pre-assembled PC?
It's less expensive to build it.
that 100$ for a professionally assembled computer and an OS install and other software, and not to mention they check that it works before shipping (takes care of most errors), especially as I get the feeling that Kam has no Idea about how to put together a working computer.

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Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 10:53:28 am
I know how to put together a computer. My grandpa does, too. He's gonna help out to make 100% we do this right.



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Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 05:47:06 pm
You can't do it wrong unless you buy DDR3 rams for a DDR2 or something like that, which you should be bright enough to not do ;)

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Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 07:19:29 pm
You can't do it wrong unless you buy DDR3 rams for a DDR2 or something like that, which you should be bright enough to not do ;)

You see, this doesn't make sense to me. :( I still am working towards understanding it! ;)

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Reply #13 on: July 25, 2011, 08:17:00 pm
probably things are clocked at different speeds or something like that

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Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 06:29:59 am
if anyone could help me.
I have a compaq pressario pc....yes you can laugh
and I replaced the standard 512mb ram with 2 1gb ram.
now I bought a nvidia gt 220 video card and I can place it in the pc buuuuuut
whenever it gets to the screen where you can acess bios it freezes before I can instal the video card
now.... I think its becuase the other video card (ATI radeon xpress 200 see 2nd line)
cant be removed the nvidia card is pci-e
any halp?

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