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#1 EastBound

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

Hey guys I'm planning on building my first computer. I have my parts picked out I just need to know if they are good choices or if there is maybe a better choice I could use. All opinions are welcome.

Case- Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case and Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply and Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler Bundle-http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7271179&Sku=C11-1066

Motherboard- ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=357146&Sku=A455-3050

CPU (Processor)- Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073159&Sku=I69-2600K

Video/Graphics Card- Sapphire 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 Video Card- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073911&Sku=A271-6970

RAM- Corsair CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 Vengeance 12GB DDR3 RAM- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7025824&Sku=C13-5714

Hard Drive- Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive 1TB- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=61389&Sku=TSD-1000AS5

DVD Drive- Sony BD-5300S-0B 12X Blu-Ray Writer- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6942853&Sku=O451-1028

Monitor- Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD Monitor- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6895160&Sku=S203-2770

Operating System- Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Also, would it be better to use a SSD to save my operating system to, or would it be too much of a hassle to use?
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:55 PM

The motherboard seems a lil below spec compared to everything else. You should look for a board with 6 RAM slots. onboard video isnt necessary. Thats a beast video card, do you really need it? its pricey.

screen is larger then normal..what are you using it for?

What are you doing with this build?

The SSD is worth it, load times are very fast. Video editing will be faster. Image loading will be faster. faster rendering. ONLY if the program and files are on the SSD.

You will need about 20GB to intsall windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:03 PM

The motherboard seems a lil below spec compared to everything else. You should look for a board with 6 RAM slots. onboard video isnt necessary. Thats a beast video card, do you really need it? its pricey.

screen is larger then normal..what are you using it for?

What are you doing with this build?

The SSD is worth it, load times are very fast. Video editing will be faster. Image loading will be faster. faster rendering. ONLY if the program and files are on the SSD.

You will need about 20GB to intsall windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.


I'm going to be using the computer for gaming and I am starting programming. I'll look into a better motherboard. The reason I want a bigger monitor is because I like the bigger screen for games.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

Solid build, a SSD would benefit you in gaming. 12GB of ram isn't necessary, 6GB of ram would do.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

There are no Z68 motherboards with triple channel memory, I think only the aging X58 boards have that until LGA 2011. AMD will be releasing a new CPU soon which will compete against the one you've chosen. You could consider an AMD 990FX system and upgrade to Bulldozer when it comes out in late July or August, using a cheap AM3 CPU in the interim. If you go SSD, you need much more than 20GB if you want to store a few files and needed programs on the drive too. You also probably have no need for Windows 7 Ultimate unless you need EFS or domain aware printing or some other obscure feature home users don't use. I suggest an LED backlit monitor for contrast, like the ASUS VE278Q Black 27". I had a similar monitor to that Samsung and the non-LED CCFL in it caused an audible buzzing sound, it's LED's all the way with me.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:44 AM

A 20GB SSD is very small, you should get one that is maybe 120GB.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:35 PM

just a thought with out taking the whole list on yet
newegg is gonna be cheaper, they rarely charge sales tax
and tiger ALWAYS charges it
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:53 PM

Newegg must charge sales tax if you are in certain states. The two I'm aware of is California and New Jersey, where they are headquartered or have a distribution center.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:33 PM

Do you guys have GST over there?

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:57 PM

Do you guys have GST over there?


Tiger when i priced everything it was cheaper than newegg and there is no sales tax.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:16 AM

Fair enough Tiger is cheaper.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

Do you guys have GST over there?


Not exactly, sales tax is charged on a state level with each state having varying rates. Only Congress can tax interstate commerce, though, that isn't stopping states from trying. If you can find what you need at Tiger for a lower price, go for it. I prefer Newegg for the more organized storefront.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:19 PM

That is annoying i reckon there should be a fixed price.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:33 PM

That would be a national sales tax, which, given the political climate, seems unlikely. Some states have no tax at all, others have rates as high as 10%.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

That would be a national sales tax, which, given the political climate, seems unlikely. Some states have no tax at all, others have rates as high as 10%.

Weird laws :mellow:

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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