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Old August 22, 2010, 08:38 PM
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Hello, long time lurker first time poster, I want to buy a new PC build mainly for gaming but I just saw this
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and wonder if its a good deal?
The NCIX build is Vesta i5 3050 SLI Performance Package
Intel Core i5-760 Quad Core Processor
Dual GeForce GTX 460 768MB Cyclone OC Graphics
Windows 7 Home Premium
4GB DDR3 Memory (RAM)
10 USB Ports (2 on front)
2 USB 3.0 Ports
1.5TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Hard Drive
22x DVD/CD Writer
600W Seasonic Power Supply
7.1 high definition audio
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet
Fractal Design Define R3(case)


for $1,179.00
also I have no idea what parts to get other then gtx 460.
PLEASE when POST threads asking for input on system builds tell us
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming,browsing,light office work

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
800-1000 don't need a monitor or keyboard/mouse.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada, would like to use NCIX or newegg.ca.

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.
No I don't have preferance.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
no

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Yes for similar builds but not about ncix system.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Might overclock in the future but not right away.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
In a month or sooner.

9. What resolution do you use?
1920x1080
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Old August 22, 2010, 08:54 PM
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LINUS says buy it !

seriosly if you hve never built a system I think it is good compromise system. There are some qualty parts I would up grade the power supply maybe but other than that it is very goood bubget system. Its not goingto have any crapware on it eather.

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Just by crunching numbers in my head, it sounds like a good deal. It's a nice build to be honest. If you don't want to buy the parts and build it yourself, this is the ticket.
If you were to build one from scratch, you would definitely get better warranties on your parts. This pc willprobably come with a 1 year parts and labor warranty. It would be a pita if something small minor happened and you would have to ship the entire pc back for repairs.
If you build your own and a component craps out, rma and replace.
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if i were you? id build it myself. why? well, knock on wood, one of these days youll need help if you dont :)

plus its much more fun and YOU chose what parts go inside after,perhaps, we throw some ideas your way
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Old August 22, 2010, 10:21 PM
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So the trade off is the warranties? Is the price fair and no this will be my second build. I am no expert of course but had basically picked same parts only differences were I picked one 460 1gb version and gskill ram instead of 768mbsli still came up about 1200 with price match. Also are msi boards good quality and reason I am not upgrading my old amd build is that giving the system to my brother.
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Old August 22, 2010, 11:15 PM
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it depends on your preference. i like giga boards for price/bang per buck/performance/good stuff

gtx 460 sli 1 gig all the way.

maybe get a corsair 750 watter just in case you pick two more hungry cards in the not so distant future.

whatever you do, build it yourself :)

just look for specials and go for it. or pricematch.
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Old August 22, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Ok thanks Dangtx so building it would be better for the warranties for each part. So I went and pick these parts if there is any incompatibilities or better deals please tell me
  1. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
  2. G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
  3. Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
  4. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
  5. Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
  6. Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
  7. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
  8. Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
  9. Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
  10. ASUS P7P55D Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
Total with Pricematch I use NCIX is $1,111.91
I know went little over budget but seems good idea with heatsink, gtx 460 1gb and also took Dangtx idea of bigger power supply for future sli which I would do later on unless 650 is enough.
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looking good. what was the pm price on the 750 watts?
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I like the new updated specs, but if you can grab a HX650/HX750 on special or can PM them low enough then get either of those instead. I suggest these units as they are modular and would not only give you better cable management, but also allow better airflow inside the case, especially if you have a small case. A good example of bad cable management is easy to find, just take a look inside any HP, Dell, Acer machine and see for yourself! The extra money spent on a modular unit is totally worth it in my opinion.
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Old August 23, 2010, 09:22 AM
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I agree with dangtx. Build your own. It looks like you've picked a good set of components. Consider getting the sata 3 HDD which is much faster than the sata 2.
Also, as mentioned, look at getting the HX psu from corsair for the reasons stated. It really makes cable management much easier and better as well as looking neater.
Good luck with the build and resulting system.
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