Gathering Info for a new computer
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February 10, 2013, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
It's been a while but I finally have a list I would like your comments on, I may have mis-matched items, motherboard vs cpu vs ram etc. I have chosen NCIX as my supplier and think their prices are fair, my problems started when I began reading the customer feedback on problems they had, there was quite a high rate for most items but the most discouraging remarks were the lack of help from dealers or manufacturers, which I tend to believe since I have had trouble with my present Asus P5AD2-E Premium board and have never received help in correcting the problem. I notice NCIX offers assembly and testing for $50.00, wouldn't it be wise to use this service since this should at least make sure you receive working and compatible components avoiding the hassle of RMAs and the eventual loss of even being able to RMA it some part returned was back ordered and the time limit for RMA on the remaining parts runs out. This very thing happened to me with a hard drive I bought and didn't get to use within the time limit and then found I had a dead drive. $100 down the drain.
The following is my list, thanks to all who helped with it.
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SAT A3 Display Port USB3.0 $200.00
CPU Intel Core i7 3770K unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5 GHz Ivy Bridge 8MB Retail (what's retail mean?) $330.00
CPU cooler Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro heatsink cooler $30.00
SSD Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5in Sata 3 MDX Solid State Disk $190.00
HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Sata 6GB/S 7200RPM $79.00
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium ATX Mid Tower Case $110.00
PS Corsair Professional HX750W ATX 12 62A 24pin Modular Power Supply 140mm fan $132.00
RAM Corsair Vengeance Black 4 X 8GB -DDR3 - 1600 CL10 1.5V Quad Channel Memory kit $207
GPU Asus Radeon HD 6570 650 MHZ 1GB 1800MHZ DDR3 low profile HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Video card $70 (I probably don't need this since the CPU and MB support IG)
OS Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64BIT full version OEM $138.00 (Windows 7 ???)
Blu-Ray Asus BW-14D1XT Internal 14X 3D Blu-Ray Writer SATA $106
Please feel free to comment, this is not final, I may even buy from a dealer, let me know what you think.
I hope it's Ok posting the prices and supplier name, I intend to start another thread to get as much input as possible, hope this is OK.
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