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June 2, 2011, 12:25 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
My System Specs
Thanks wesamess, I have accepted a Jr. Networking Technician Position for a large engineering consultancy firm downtown Toronto.
That being said, I'm trying to consolidate some of my computer hardware surplus and build a smaller PC. I took your advice and read the thread so here goes:
1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
Mainly gaming (Black Ops, SC2), I will also use it for the obvious word processing (Office Suite), maybe a little video editing and audio producing (an offboard sound card isn't a must)
2. What YOUR budget is.
I'm aiming for 500-600. I have some parts I will be re-using, will mention later.
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
I've been a loyal customer of NCIX.com for many years and I order nearly all my parts from there.
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
I'm open for suggestions on this one. My old desktop is a core 2 quad, and I've been looking alot into the Sandybridge chipsets. Any advice on the upcoming chipsets would be appreciated.
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
With my current desktop, I will probably be re-using my video card (MSI 460 768MB, will upgrade to something higher down the line), as well as the LG DVD lightscribe burner, and NZXT sentry 2 fan controller. As I mentioned before I won a silverstone mini formfactor cube case, and I also have 4GB DD3 PC1600 Gskills ripjaw RAM just sitting around unopened that I may consider using.
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Probably keep stock speeds, looking to going into overclocking since thats what the unlocked processors of the Sandybridge chipset are made for.
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
When I sell my Asus laptop, so within the next 1-3 months.
9. What resolution do you use?
Currently have 2 24 inch Asus LED panels running at 1920 x 1080. Eyefinity may be in the picture depending on what I build.
Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated!
My System Specs
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
Intel Core i5 2500k
Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs, w/XMP
MSI 460 Fermi 1GB
OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD WD Black SATA III 1TB
Corsair HX 750W Modular Professional Series
2 x Asus VH246H LCD
Windows 7 Pro
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