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Old December 7, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Another friend asking me to build a comp for him.... he is eyeing on i7 but personally I don't think the budget can cover it. I think a cpu with hyperthreading capability will be optimal(for gaming?) Mainly gaming and hopefully can last long(last computer I build for him lasted 5 years on a cheapo psu!)

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

gaming, maple story, heroes of newerth, Resident evil 5..

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

1000-1200 max

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.



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.

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5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

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6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

went thru first page... searching did not yield good result

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

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8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Hopefully can order everything this week and build next week.
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Old December 7, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Is there any way we(I) can persuade you to do a minor overclock?
You could pick up an i5 750 and overclock to 3.2GHz or more easily and offer an awesome bang for the buck.
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Old December 7, 2009, 06:09 PM
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....... I think a cpu with hyperthreading capability will be optimal(for gaming?) ......
I don't think so. hyperthreading have little , if something to do in gaming. You friend will do very well with a I5 750
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reason I mention about HT is I upgraded my sister from E6550 to i5 750(both are default clock), same 4gb ram... same video card but upgraded to windows 7 instead of vista.

However she is unable to run 2 wow client at the same time smoothly(while she can do it in her old computer.

@ayah: OC is next on my list... in a few days I am starting to upgrade my rig also.... probably going i5 watercooling and OC all in one :D

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Here we go, straight up. Socket 1156 COMIN' AT YA! I limited it to 1K. If you want a 1.2K build then just ask. I'll also include an i7 X58 build if you wish. Just say the word.

Core i5 750 - $205
Asus P7P55D Pro - $185
Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 CL9 - $100
Sapphire 5770 - $165
WD Caviar Black 640GB - $70
LG GH24NS50 DVD Writer - $30
Antec Earthwatts 650 - $80
CM 690 - $75

This i5 build comes to $910 + tax/shipping. It's good because you get pretty damn good performance compared to 1366 i7, and is still well within your max. budget of $1200. I didn't add cooling since you're not OCing, stock cooler should do fine under regular conditions.

For upgrade options with this build (assuming you are prepared to go to the 1.2K limit) you could get any one or combination of the following:

5850 - $290
WD Caviar Black 1TB - $100
Core i7-860 - $310
Intel X25M-G2 - $270
HAF 922 - $95
CM Hyper 212+ - $25 (If you change your mind)

I forgot to say this: Order from ONE PLACE ONLY! Best place to do this is NCIX, and PRICEMATCH PRICEMATCH PRICEMATCH! Lowest prices + less shipping costs since it's all at once and from only one place.
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What video card are you using in your sisters rig? If you can't run 2 instances of WoW on an i5 it definitely isn't the processor. Sounds like graphics card issues, have you tried different drivers?

ImmaPC's build looks good, possibly could go with the UD4P, good reviews, ~$180.
If you wanted to save a little more, the MSI GD65 is a fairly nice board, ~$165.

Also, for PS, something like the OCZ ModXStream 600W should be good, on for $60 after 20 MIR, was recommended on a couple sites I checked (Here and here)
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it is a 8800gt that she was using...s he had no problem 3 boxing (with 2 minimized), but with new setup she lags when 2 client up... at first I was like no way but she showed it to me.

I think it could be the driver issue tho.
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it is a 8800gt that she was using...s he had no problem 3 boxing (with 2 minimized), but with new setup she lags when 2 client up... at first I was like no way but she showed it to me.

I think it could be the driver issue tho.
Could be the new Win7 Aero theme is more demanding then the Vista one, although I didn't think it was that different. You can try turning it off and running WoW and seeing if there is a difference.
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Ooc, do you or your friend need to factor in an o/s and/or monitor?
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Intel i7 920 - $310
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R - $170 after $15 MIR
6GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 - $120 after $50 MIR
Sapphire 5770 - $165
Caviar Black 640GB - $70
LG GHblah blah blah DVD-RW - $30
Corsair TX750W - $100 after $11 MIR
CM690 - $75

I took the liberty of making a quick X58 build. This build comes to just around $1040 + tax/shipping. IMO i7 is absolutely worth it, but if you think you don't need it, don't get it. Once again, there's still a little room to do some upgrading with if you want to push it up to your maximum of $1200.
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