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    Question Help Build My PC

    Hello, I'm AJ....
    I was building myself a pc and ended up midway b/w 2 choices....an i7 core/ a core2quad...
    My budget is around $1200-$1500, my target is a proper gaming rig that will last for another two years.
    I've been out of the computers scene for 4 years now, and I found selecting the parts a bewildering experience....
    I hope you can help me figure this out.

    I ended up with the following two configurations, (The display and speakers, I already have 'em)
    i7
    processor - i7 920

    mother board - asus p6t deluxe/gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5

    ram - Corsair TR3X3G1333C9 XMS3 3GB (3x1024MB)

    hard disk - seagate ST3500320AS/ wd WD5001AALS

    optical drive- sony dvd r/w

    cabinet - antec p180

    psu - tagan tg600-u37

    gpu - palit 9800gt 512 MB DDR3

    keyboard- microsoft comfort curve 2000 and mouse- logitech mx518


    C2Q
    processor - intel q6600

    motherboard- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    cabinet- coolermaster- cm690

    ram - corsair - TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - 2 *2GB

    smps- tagan tg 600-u37

    hard disk - 500GB seagate/wd

    dvd r/w dl - sony

    gpu- nvidia gts250/ ati radeon hd4850 512mb

    keybard mouse -comfort curve 2000 and logitech mx518

    i'm also seriously considering these gpus with 1 GB memory
    ati 4870
    ati 4850
    nvidia gts250
    nvidia 9800gt

    please feel free to improve upon the system....

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    Re: Help Build My PC

    They look pretty reasonable. You might however consider an AMD build.

    Phenom II quads and X3's (720 black edition) are serious performers and leave you with a decent upgrade path.

    780G or 790GX motherboards will be best paired to these. Personally the 780G (asus -em version) suits all my needs but 790GX might be better for full atx as most 780G's and uATX.

    640GB hard drives are worth investing in unless you can get a 500GB single platter now.

    P182 is a revision of the P180 and worth the difference unless you do go for a uATX motherboard then the P180 mini is deffinatly worth a look

    The CM-690 you list is also a fantastic alternative at a lower cost.

    I'd be looking at corsair/seasonic/enermax/be quiet!/OCZ power supplies from persoanl experience.

    Graphics wise, the HD4870 will be handy for 1920 x 1200 or higher resolutions, the HD4850 or nvidia equivalent are probably better suited to 1680 x 1050 or lower but will still work well at higher resolutions.

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    Re: Help Build My PC

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    They look pretty reasonable. You might however consider an AMD build.

    Phenom II quads and X3's (720 black edition) are serious performers and leave you with a decent upgrade path.

    780G or 790GX motherboards will be best paired to these. Personally the 780G (asus -em version) suits all my needs but 790GX might be better for full atx as most 780G's and uATX.

    640GB hard drives are worth investing in unless you can get a 500GB single platter now.

    P182 is a revision of the P180 and worth the difference unless you do go for a uATX motherboard then the P180 mini is deffinatly worth a look

    The CM-690 you list is also a fantastic alternative at a lower cost.

    I'd be looking at corsair/seasonic/enermax/be quiet!/OCZ power supplies from persoanl experience.

    Graphics wise, the HD4870 will be handy for 1920 x 1200 or higher resolutions, the HD4850 or nvidia equivalent are probably better suited to 1680 x 1050 or lower but will still work well at higher resolutions.
    +1. I would go for a modular PSU BTW.


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