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Building a new PC for tax return season.


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#1 Alvaaron

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:31 PM

Spent a good bit of time putting this together so I was hoping to get some feedback on whether or not this is all worth it (price included). If you want to suggest something, the only things I'm dead set on is the NZXT Zero 2 Case and Home Premium as my OS. Oh and I'm looking for a monitor that has 1920 x 1080 as the resolution with an HDMI port, no real brand preferences there.

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Motherboard
179.99 Tigerdirect

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Editiom Am3 3.4GHz Processor
169.99 Tigerdirect

M452-5774-PMD1g Radeon HD 5770 1GB Video Card
149.99 Tigerdirect

Corsair XMS PC10600 RAM - 8GB, DDR3 RAM
125.93 Tigerdirect

Western Digital Caviar Green HDD 2TB 3.5 SATA-3G HDD
99.99 Tigerdirect

Samsung TS-h663b Internal DVD Writer DVD Drive
17.99 Tigerdirect

NZXT Zero 2 Case
104.99 Tigerdirect

Apevia 120mm blue LED Case Fan x4
6.99 each, 27.96 total Tigerdirect

Kingwin 80mm Case Fan x3
3.99 each, 11.97 total Tigerdirect

Sabrent SBT-SP6C 6-Channel 5.1 Surround Sound 3D PCI Sound Card
9.99 Tigerdirect

XION Power Real 1000-Watt Power Supply
99.99 Tigerdirect

Windows 7 Home Premium OS
199.99

Total before shipping: $1,348.76
Total after shipping: $1,378.55

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:55 PM

are u able to order from newegg.com? their prices are cheaper than tiger for most things.

and also a 1000w psu is overkill for ure components...i have a amd phenom iix4 955 black edition processor overclocked, 2 hd radeon 4870's in crossfire, 8 gigs ddr3, and 6 case fans all running off a 750w psu....and on newegg windows 7 is only $99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&cm_re=965-_-19-103-727-_-Product :965 black edition 159.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009 :850w psu 129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_home_premium-_-32-116-754-_-Product :windows 7 99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873 :5770 139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&Tpk=Gigabyte%20890FXA-UD5%20Motherboard : motherboard u selected 179.99

btw the motherboard u selected is i think a little overkill unless u plan to take advantage of all its features...just imo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&cm_re=1600_ddr3-_-20-231-314-_-Product : 109.99 1600 drr3 8gb (2x4gb ticks)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140041 :22.99 dvd/cd burner with lightscribe...might be a little more but its free shipping so it makes up for it(i use this drive and love it)

ure case isnt on newegg...so ull have to get from tiger...so ill just put the price in for fans also from tiger..104.99+27.96+11.97

i think its better to split up the HDD's...i would go 2 1tb drives http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 69.99 each 139.98

i think the onboard sound is enough...but if u want the card just add that $10 to total below...

total including things from both tiger and newegg= w/o shipping: 1017.84 plus roughly $15 shipping = 1032.84 :) just about $300 cheaper which u can use for that monitor and still save

any specific size u want for that monitor? i have a 23in and love it...go too much bigger and i think it is too big for how close u r to it so ill just put a 23in:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059 179.99

hope this helps and goodluck!!

p.s...there is never tax through newegg so u can buy whenever :)

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for the reply. I meant to specify that I was looking for a 22" monitor as an upgrade to my current 19". And yes I can order from newegg.com and I was looking around there earlier and I managed to shave off about $100. As for the power supply and motherboard I fully intended to take advantage of their abilities. Once I have the money I want to get an eSATA drive and another regular 2TB drive along with a second graphics card. I also planned it where I could upgrade to a hexacore. Is there any reason to get the two 1TB over the 2TB drive that is only like $40 more?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:20 PM

no real advantages...just didnt know u were going to get a second hdd anyway...its just i dont liike to have all my stuff on 1 drive cuz then if it crashes u have to redu everything instead of just say half of it...thats all, and just a fact...they caviar green models of hdds are going to lower performance just a little because the "green" aspect is that it uses less voltage but lessen performance slightly

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:33 PM

Hmm I suppose I could be better of shelling out for two faster 1TBs then.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:46 PM

1000W is serious overkill for that PC, and the Radeon 5770 is considered a low-end card. You would need to use triple or quad Crossfire to get close to even considering a 1KW PSU. I would go for something in the mid-range Radeon 6800 series, unless you are a gamer, then you may want to consider a Radeon 6900 series card. You also probably don't need the sound card as it is already included in the motherboard, and at that price level, a discrete sound card is probably not going to make much of a difference. If you are a prosumer, one of the Xonar sound cards would work well, especially the D2/D2X cards, but there are some less expensive models. While looking at monitors, I suggest getting one that uses an LED backlight as they more energy efficient and have better contrast. Asus is making some very nice LED-backlit monitors.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:05 AM

Another thing I should've pointed out, gaming is one of the reasons for the ridiculous power supply and motherboard. Is there a certain point at which a sound card will make a difference?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

imo just for gaming i dont think a card will....what i did was i got better speakers instead of a sound card, cuz thats where u will see the most difference, these are what i got and i love them...they get loud :)

well they are sort of what i got...theve changed since i got mine but the whole thing is surround sound=fun stuff lol

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121044&cm_re=logiteck_speakers-_-36-121-044-_-Product

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:49 PM

Even at load the high end Radeons do not need a 1KW power supply in Crossfire. Cards only use as much power as they need and if a Radeon 5770 was sucking down 1000 watts, I would be very concerned. Sound cards don't usually help much in gaming, they are more for music, people using the PC in a home theater setup, people who want the best audio period, or those who make music. With sound systems, the principle of garbage in, garbage out applies. If you have a high end system, complete with expensive speakers and high-end sound card, but ripped MP3's in a low non-lossless bit rate, the audio will not sound as good. Audio is only as good as it's weakest link.

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