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Old November 13, 2008, 11:08 PM
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Default Custom High-end gaming computer (New Help)Budget $850-1000

Hello everyone im from RFD forum, was recommended by someone to come here for computers.

my budget is 850-1000 im looking forward to buying a custom built gaming computer desktop.

i have had offers from RFD but so far nothing is good atm, i was wondering if anyone here could build me a computer within my budget.

i always thought in this order of pricing be the best but im not too sure myself

If anyone could please list down a custom gaming computer i'd appreciate, or i would buy it off you.

So far i have 2 person who offered me their system:

Intel e6600 Core2Duo 2.4Ghz @ 3.2GHz (8x400MHz)
Huge Noctua Heatsink
Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Crucial 2x1024MB PC8000 Ballistix (@1000MHz)
ATI 3870x2 1024MB 825core/900mem OC @855core/1100mem
WD 36GB Raptor 10000rpm
750GB 32Mb sata2 hdd
Samsung DVD Burner SATA
Antec 300 Gaming Case
- 2x Alienware Blue LED 120mm intake Fans (0.36A) @5v
Enermax 500w Liberty PSU (with upgraded 8pin pcie power adapter)

Asking 800

Asus M3A
Mushkin 650w
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x1GB DDR2 1066
Galaxy 8800gt
WD 500GB
Antec Case

Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Office 07 Enterprise
NOD32 Anti-virus.

Asking: 875

I was hoping if anyone here had a custom built gaming computer much suited for me that i can buy. Or know where to buy.

thank you!
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Old November 14, 2008, 09:44 PM
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Of the 2 systems listed there, I'd take #1.

Are you wanting a suggested build list to make your own, or are you looking to buy a "almost-new" machine? Or are you looking for someone to build you a new system?
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Old November 14, 2008, 10:45 PM
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Do you want the ability to Crossfire in the future? $1000 after tax correct?
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Old November 14, 2008, 11:57 PM
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Welcome to HWC pickedup! If you have the time and desire to build yourself a gaming rig then you have likely come to the right place. If you study the threads and stickies under the new build section, then you will be able to let forum members know exactly what you're looking for, and be able to ask the right questions. My standard advice to everyone is to build your own and enjoy the benefits. I would think that you would be able to build quite a nice little rig within your budget.

Asus Z97-A - Intel i7 4790K @ 4.0 GHz - Corsair H80 CPU Cooler- 4x8 GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2400 - EVGA GTX960 4GB
1x240 GB Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD - 1x500 GB Seagate Hybrid Momentus - 1X2 TB Western Digital Green - Pioneer DVR-212D - Antec P182 - Rosewill Photon 850 - 2X24" Acer G246HYL - Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

The world is your oyster. Shuck away my friend, shuck away!
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Old November 14, 2008, 11:58 PM
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Without much info on what he wants(other than "gaming rig"), heres what I came up with. A HIS 4850, nice powerful card(with warrenty directly thru NCIX), ASUS P45 P5q-Pro, good motherboard with crossfire ability, C2D E7200, plenty proccessing power with overhead to OC, WD 640 "Black", close to raptor performace, Corsair 750Watt PSU, great solid PSU, and last but not least 4GB of Ram, plenty of memory to last you a while. Over all not a bad build for $950 after tax and shipping!

G.SKILL PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15
HIS Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.986GHZ GDDR3
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case
Corsair TX750W 750W
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Dual Core 2.53GHZ 1066FSB 3MB
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB

Total : $881.91

Shipping: $0.00
Shipping Insurance: $26.46
No PST - Outside BC residents: $0.00
GST(5%): $45.42

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Old November 15, 2008, 05:33 AM
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G.SKILL PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 is 20$ cheaper at neweggs.ca
CPU and case are cheaper at Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUís and much more

I think you can decrease the price for about 100$

Hope it helped
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Old November 15, 2008, 10:59 AM
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yeah i was planning on buying a computer custom built by someone, im not too experienced with computers myself :/

btw: im planning on buying this computer from someone.

zalman 9500
Intel e6600
Asus p5e3 premium
G.Skill DDR3 2x1gb HZs
Visontek HD4850
Western Digital 1tb Green
Antec NeoHe
Antec p160

he asked for $900

is it worth it?

Another one at $900

Thermaltake Kandolf case
Asus Striker II Formula
2X EVGA 8800 Ultra in SLI
2X 1GB Corsair XMS 2 Pro
500GB Seagate main
1 TB Hitachi Spare
Pioneer DVDRW
BFG 850 watt PS
Vista Home Premiun DVD / Key

Which one of these 2 should i get?

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Old November 15, 2008, 02:25 PM
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I would get your second build with the Striker II and the Q6600.

However, I would seriously suggest that you build it yourself. I built my current rig with no knowledge on how to build a computer. It took me a day to build it, but it wasn't hard. Just read the manuals that come with the stuff. The parts can only go in one way, unless you put a tremendous amount of force to get that part in place. If you use more than what you think is enough force, then you're probably putting the parts in the wrong way and will damage your parts.
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