Approved 3k loan! 15$ to best build

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware & Builds' started by ThePope43, Aug 14, 2009 with 20 replies and 572 views.

  1. ThePope43

    ThePope43 Retired Retired

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    Ok I got approved for $3,000.00 towards my computer. Best build that I see gets 15$ gifted to them :thumbup: If you talk about why your build is so leet then that might persuade me more. I'm hoping Homer will come up with something lol (hint hint). Anyways, good luck guys. Here's some things I'd like to see/want to have for sure.


    For sure want:


    (see my other thread for ideas)
    superb sound card
    2monitors
    gaming headset
    gaming mouse
    gaming keyboard
    ready to OC(if i want to)
    *unnecessary power*


    Maybe you can make this happen?

    3 monitors(must be good monitors, like in my other thread)
    water cooling?



    shipping must be included in the price. Put shipping to 45833 :smile: I will paypal you 15$ instantly if I want your build or if I dont want any of them, I'll just gift the 15$ to whoevers i lik the most.

     
  2. TerminatioN

    TerminatioN AzzidReign loves GTA Retired

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    Homer is on vacation. No one knows when he'll be back (if at all?). Don't expect to see anything from him. My money is on fat rabbit (aka Tubby Bunny). :biggrin:
     
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    ThePope43

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    lol so Homer just....disappeared?
     
  4. TerminatioN

    TerminatioN AzzidReign loves GTA Retired

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    No. He said he was going on vacation for a couple of weeks, but its been a lot longer. No one really knows whats going on with him. All we can assume is that his vacation is running long.
     
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    ThePope43

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    ThePope43

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    I want to see a different approach than what I've done though saiyan
     
  8. Saiyan

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    you already use razer...

    would have been nice to know <_<
     
  9. Madman340

    Madman340 Seasoned Member

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    Really there isn't much of a reason to spend that much money on a computer...

    Anything over 1.5k spent on a computer is pretty much overkill if you ask me. The price/performance just inches upward after that point, and frankly it just isn't worth it. IMO I think you should tuck away the extra 1.5k for a rainy day.
     
  10. OP
    ThePope43

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    That's not how I roll. I'm all about the unnecessary. I made a new build with a lot more **** anyways and for the same price, just a tad under 3,000
     
  11. TuBbY BuNnY

    TuBbY BuNnY Contributor

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    Well lets go

    Now, since you do got a 3000$ limit, I might as well put i7 parts together. Now for all you ATI vs Nvidia fanboys. Nvidia may have a GTX 295, but people are not too impressed with it. the new ATI 4890 cards are really good; They scale very well in CFX in games also.

    MOBO: Newegg.com - Foxconn BloodRage LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    And yes, it only has 3 slots for RAM, which would be a 6gb kit. I don't find any usage and fps gain to 12gb

    CPU- Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    RAM- Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Desktop Memory

    VIDEO CARD - 2 4890's
    Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    Power Supply- Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

    And yes, this PSU can run 2 4890's

    2x Samsung Monitors
    MONITOR: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T220HD Rose Black 22" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors

    DVD Burner: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

    Now this is where I'm stuck at.

    Do you want regular Hard drives or you do want SSD's or 1 storage Seagate 7200.12 1tb and a 500gb 7200.12 for the OS?

    Now for the mouse, I'm using my Logitech G5, I love it. I did just buy a Cherry keyboard(Yes Cherry is the brand name look it up) and it has mechanical switches so its a lot better than a rubber membrane and a PCB.

    Subtotal- $1,853.92
    Shipping- $33.82
    Grand Total with shipping : $1,887.74

    Now in my opinion, I don't find WC worth it unless you are running super high overclocks for benchmarking. Air cooling, can get a 920 to 4.2GHz depending on Ambient air temp, the fan your running, and how much vcore your running. So this is the currently the best air cooler on the Market

    Prolimatech Megahalem for Intel Socket 775 / 1366

    And this is a really nice fan to use with this cooler.

    Panaflo 120x38mm High Speed FBA12G12H1BX by NMB-MAT

    And yes, sidewinder is legit, I have ordered from them many times, and they are out of New york fyi.

    EDIT: ****, I forgot the sound card. This sound card uses one of the best audio chips currently

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271004
     
  12. MoRa

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    @ Mora you forgot a case which he can select but you need to leave money for it
     
  14. MoRa

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    Actually it was in the price but I never added it to the thread. So yeah it's a little over but it's perfect.
     
  15. SiK GambleR

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    MOBO:
    Newegg.com - Foxconn BloodRage LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115212

    RAM:
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Desktop Memory

    VIDEO CARDS:
    Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    Power Supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153102

    2x SAMSUNG MONITORS:
    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support - LCD Monitors

    OPTICAL DRIVE:
    Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

    SOUNDCARD:
    Newegg.com - HT | OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card w/ a built-in HI-FI Headphone Amplifier - Sound Cards

    HDD:
    Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

    MOUSE:
    Newegg.com - Logitech G5 7 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Mouse

    KEYBOARD:
    Newegg.com - Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards

    CASE (IDK IF IT'LL FIT SORRY):
    Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    2993.76 b4 shipping if i did my math right.
    couldn't get a good headset in there, i was going for brute performance. same goes for the case, i didn't have cash room to play and get a better one cause of the sheer performance orientedness i made this thing.
     
  16. OP
    ThePope43

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    Well here's kinda what I'm looking for. I don't see how you guys can get so little out of $3,000.00 to play with. Lets try this again, here's what I came up with for what I want and see if you can go off of this list. I want it to look ****in sweet, but still be powerful as hell and sound great without being too loud and I definitely need a lot of power because I'm going to also through in another video card, nvidia, for physx. I have it laying around here so I'll just use it. BTW it's an 8500 GT



    3 sata cables: Newegg.com - OKGEAR 18" SATA II cable with metal latch,UV BLUE Model GC18AUBM12 - Cables

    3 dvi cables: Newegg.com - Link Depot 6 ft. DVI-D male to DVI-D male dual link Cable Model DVI-6-DD - Cables

    2 dvd drives: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - C

    computer case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    2 hdds: Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives

    3 monitors: Newegg.com - LG W2053TQ-PF Black 20" 2ms GTG 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 50000:1 w/ Smart Package - LCD Monitors

    2 4890s: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    Sound Card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

    PSU: Newegg.com - APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA1100W 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

    keyboard: Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards

    mouse: Newegg.com - RAZER Lachesis Wraith Red 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse - Mouse

    uv cable binding: Newegg.com - VIZO VIZO-SCB-BL Cable Binding Kit (UV Blue) - Cable Ties

    memory: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

    mouse pad: Newegg.com - RAZER RZ81-00030101-B2M1 eXactMat and eXactRest Bundle - Mouse Pad and Wrist Rest - Mouse Pads & Accessories

    12" blue cathodes: Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer CLK12BL2 12" DUAL COLD CATHODE KIT - Case Accessories

    12" UV cathodes: Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer CLK12UV2 12" DUAL UV COLD CATHODE KIT - Case Accessories

    Mobo: Newegg.com - Foxconn BloodRage LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    cpu: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    heatsink/fan: Newegg.com - Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

    gaming headset: Newegg.com - RAZER Carcharias 3.5mm Circumaural Professional Gaming Headset



    All that, including shipping to 45833, is $2,926.65
     
  17. Madman340

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    Motherboard (3x PCI-E x16, supports Crossfire & SLI)
    Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

    RAM 3x2GB (DDR3 1600)
    Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

    64GB SSD (For games and OS, fast load times)
    Newegg.com - G.SKILL FALCON FM-25S2S-64GBF1 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

    1TB HDD (Storage)
    Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

    2x HD 4890 (OC to 900Mhz vs 850)
    Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4890 TOP/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

    i7 Nehalem
    Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    3x Asus 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI
    Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

    850W PSU (Tons of connections, ample wattage)
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

    2x DVD Burner
    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

    CM MASTER STACKER 830 Case (Goddamn Jesus Case)
    Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse
    Newegg.com - Logitech G5 7 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Mouse

    Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    Newegg.com - Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards

    Sennheiser Headphones
    Newegg.com - SENNHEISER HD 280PRO 3.5mm Connector Circumaural PROFESSIONAL Headphone

    Zalman Mic attachment
    Zalman High-End Microphone Attachment at Xoxide!

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
    Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 SB1090 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz USB Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

    Megahalem HS/F
    Prolimatech Megahalems Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1366) (AM2** / AM2+** / AM3**) - FrozenCPU.com
    Options to get with it @bottom of page:
    Fan= Scythe S-Flex (either)
    Thermal Compound= Arctic Silver 5





    Not done yet
     
  18. OP
    ThePope43

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    but in that build there's no cool **** for the case, and the monitors have a low contrast ratio compared to my 20" monitors i posted and the wattage just seems low for all the **** I want
     
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  20. Haxalot88

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    xJared, IMO that ssd drive should be taken out for just another 7200 hdd and add another 6gb ram. The extra speed is almost unoticeable.
     

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