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Buying a new custom computer :P


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#1 zhengn

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:10 PM

Hi all!

I'm getting a new custom built computer, which i want to use generally and for games. Thinking about this makeup below.
Intel core i7-920 2.66 Ghz $441
Asus P6T-SE $313
Gigabyte PCI-E 1GB GTS 250 $252.00 1GB GTS 250 Inno3D $219
4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill NQ $99 6G Kit (3x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill NQ $99
Seagate SATA 500GB HDD $82 x 2
Coolermaster Gladiator RC-600 NO PSU $109
Coolermaster Extreme power+ RS-650 Watt. PSU $111
21.5 2ms HD WS Benq G2220HD Full HD $217 21.5 Samsung 2233SW $239
Pioneer SATA Black OEM DVD RW-1 year warranty $31
Logitech X230 2.1 $65 Logitech Z-4 2.1 Speakers $110
Netgear WG311 PCI Wireless 54M/D-Link 511 $26
Parts assembly-1 yr labour and warranty $70

Do i need a sound card or NET card with this motherboard?

Also, i want to wait for Windows 7 to come out, and I don't really want to pay for XP/Vista I'm only going to use for a few months. I have to buy this comp soon, so what can i do? eg Linux/Windows 7 RC

Finally... is that a good makeup? Any advice?

Thanks a lot in advance!

zhengn

A few edits^^^

Edited by zhengn, 22 May 2009 - 11:38 PM.


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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:28 PM

I don't know where you got your prices but all I can say is, YIKES !

If you are in the US or Canada newegg.com has the parts for much less .

Intel core i7-920 2.66 Ghz $441
Newegg $279.99 [free shipping]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115202

Asus P6T-SE $313
Newegg $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131386

Tht is roughly a $265. difference on 2 components !

On the Windows 7 you can download Windows 7 RC1 & run it until 7 is actually released.

Edited by fairjoeblue, 22 May 2009 - 10:30 PM.

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#3 zhengn

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

Yeah, unfortunately I live in Australia, and i don't think newegg ship overseas.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:22 AM

I've live in Australia too.
Where are you getting the prices from. MSY @ msy.com.au and Umart normally have the cheapest parts. Although they have really bad customer support.

I assume it is from msy because they charge $70 for building. Am I right?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:19 AM

Yeah, thats right

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:59 AM

Instead of going for a core i7, downgrade it to a E8400 and get a gtx 275. By the way, some of your prices are off according to the parts list on msy.com.au.

Also, with the Z-4's, I think onboard sound should be fine. Plus, instead of 2 harddrives get a 1TB W.D harddrive for AU$124. For the motherboard, go for a ASUS P5QL-SE.

As for the OS, try opensuse for a few months. It is relatively straightforward to use. Just ask if your want further advice.

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Edited by K.O, 10 June 2009 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:05 AM

Couple of things here:
1. I would suggest the i7 over the E8400, more from personal experience.
2. I would suggest sticking with the two harddrives, especially if you are a gamer, 1TB drives are nutoriously slow cycle rate because of the large size of the disk and lags slightly when trying to write info. Depends what you are using it for.
3. If your going to be getting a nvidia card, give nForce mobo's a try, I have found they always seem to give better performance then mixing and matching when using an nVidia GPU.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:32 AM

Oh ok.

I personally have no experience with the i7. Seems like it is a good choice.
I am not sure about the harddrives. I am not a very serious gamer (cs, warcraft and cod4 every now and again.)

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:09 PM

On the Windows 7 you can download Windows 7 RC1 & run it until 7 is actually released.

The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you'll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You'll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.


Edited by RavenPhoenix, 12 June 2009 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:16 PM

Thx for the help guys, I've ordered it and its coming soon:D


1 more question... I'd like to install the Windows 7 RC onto it, how would i do this? eg download, burn onto disc... Thx

Edited by zhengn, 19 June 2009 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

Welcome to Windows 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/

Everything you want to know...

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:24 AM

Thanks mate!




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