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Old August 10, 2009, 10:31 PM
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My System Specs

Default Hey guys, I have 2 builds, but I don't know what I should really get...

Ideally I'd like to keep the cost down... but obviously if i want performance... cost goes up. I would like to wait for the i5s to come out, but i know the mobos are going to be expensive... and i'm probably going to have to wait a couple months before i can even think about buying an i5 since it's going to be expensive. With that being said, I'm not buying this computer just yet, I am just speculating the market, and seeing whether i do need this computer just yet.

My needs:

- occasional work on solidworks
- occasional work on matlab
- occasional work on C++
- occasional gaming (not anything like crysis... nothing too graphically heavy)
- writing reports (the stuff you do in univ. (loser) school)
- viewing large PDF files
- occasional 720p movies/trailers/shows.

I am not into OCing, but I know that i am probably going to OC since both processors are capable of good OCing. But otherwise, I would not spend 100+ on a water cooling system, I'm probably just going to air cool it.

Judging by the looks of my needs, this computer will really be an all rounder.

I also want a computer that will last. Currently I'm using my tx2500 tablet laptop as my main computer... but i don't like the fact that i'm using it for my main computer. Also my second computer is a P3 1Ghz 786?mb ram... so this computer will be a huge upgrade.

Any suggestions will be great! thanks a lot =) i've been hooked on this forum... thanks to NCIX's contest... i just fell for marketting.. LOL

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Budget build 1


Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
$78.98
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Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM2+ 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box
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Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit

$57.29

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XFX Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.99GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

$134.99
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Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

$144.99
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monitor $200.00


total: $1,073.21

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Budget Build 2

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
$78.98

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Gigabyte EP43-UD3L ATX LGA775 P43 FSB 1600 OC 1PCI-E 2PCI DDR2 SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.83GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 12MB Retail Box

$289.45

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Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory

$46.12

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XFX Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.99GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
$134.99

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Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

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Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
$144.99
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monitor
$200.00



total: $1,120.06


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Just for comparison sake... i'll add in my most ambitious build.

Not-so-much budget in mind Build 3


Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio
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Intel Core I7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-
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G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit
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XFX Radeon HD 4890 XT 1GB 875MHZ 1GB 3.9GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Video Card
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Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
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Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
$144.99
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total: $1,569.95

Last edited by feerof; August 11, 2009 at 09:32 PM.
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