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Old August 26, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Looking to build a new I7 computer. Have no clue of what fits together so, that is why I'm here. My Budget is probably 1500. Not too sure about that yet, as you all know budgets can go over quite easily

So, any suggestions would be nice. Then I can at least start with a base of what fits and such.
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Old August 26, 2010, 11:14 AM
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well, first of all welcome aboard!

secondly, could you kindly used the one form this way well know what to piece together for you sir.

an i7 might fit or not the 1500 dollar budget, or perhaps a nice amd hexa might do as well.
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Old August 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
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well, first of all welcome aboard!

secondly, could you kindly used the one form this way well know what to piece together for you sir.

an i7 might fit or not the 1500 dollar budget, or perhaps a nice amd hexa might do as well.

Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by this form?
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Old August 26, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Old August 26, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Its back on the main page for this section in the 2nd sticky from the top, I'm doing you a favour by copying and pasting it so you can do the same and just edit it with your answers so we can help you out.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

9. What resolution do you use?


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Old August 26, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Oh ok my apologies


1. Used for simple stuff really, light multitasking some movie encoding,msn,listening to music etc

2. My budget is 1500, but again If It means I have to go over by 100 or so for something well worth it. Im sure I can manage to find it.

3. I will be buying from Ncix as I'm a local. And Would prefer them to assemble it for me as well.

4. Brand preference, Well I have been using AMD for the last 7 years. So I think it is a time for a change.
I would like to go with Intel this time. Preferably I7 quad core.

5. Now, I need everything that goes into the case and that includes the case as well. Everything else I got.

6. Yes I have searched several threads. But, either those suggestions were too high of a price saw one with a 2600 build. Too rich for my blood.

7. No, there will be no over clocking. Don't know how or not really interested either. Just sorta want to plug and play kinda thing. I would prefer alot of ram. Well as much as I can fit too.

8. I plan on building it this week as , my brother in law is need of a old computer and I promised i would give this one to him. Searched Ncix and there seems to be a sale coming up, and also heard from this forum that the I7 950 is going to drop to sub 300?

9. 19x12 resolution
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Old August 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Here are my suggestions for you

CASE: CM 690 II Advanced, Corsair Graphite 600T, CM HAF 922/932/X
PSU: Corsair AX750 Gold certified or HX650 Silver certified
MOBO: Asus P7P55D-E Pro
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 or i7 860
Cooler: CM Hyper 212+, Thermalright Venomous X, Thermaltake Frio
RAM: G Skill Corsair Mushkin DDR3-1600 4GB 2x2GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Samsung F3 1TB
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX460 1GB x2
OPT: Asus DRW-24B1ST or LG GH24LS50 DVD Burner
OS: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Don't forget to Price Match!

Good luck with your build
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Old August 26, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Here are basics for a build. The experts can fine tune as they see fit, as they know best:
Intel i7 930 cpu- approx. $300
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard- approx $230
G Skills 1600 mhz ram, triple channel 3x2gb kit x2- Ripjaws series DDR3 1600 mhz- approx. $155/kit= $310
Cooler Master 922 HAF case - subjective, as you have to like the look- approx. $90
EVGA 460 GTX 1gb video card- approx. $260
Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler- approx. $90
Corsair HX 750 watt power supply, modular-approx. $140
Samsung 1 tb HDD or WD black 1 tb-approx $95
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit-$96
The only other component that I would recommend would be an Intel X-25 Mainstream SSD drive for your OS. This would be approx.$230
All this is b4 taxes, so some tweaking has to be done.
If you wait a bit to purchase the SSD, I believe the cost b4 taxes is just over $1600. Eliminate the 2nd kit of ram, and with the SSD it's closer to $1700 but would be a heck of a good system.
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Old August 26, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Silverstone PS05 + Some Yate Loon fans ~$80
AMD Phenom X6 1055T (No point getting an i7 without overclocking it) ~$210
Some Gigabyte AM3 mobo with USB3.0 and SATA3 ~$120-$150
NCIX Assembly Option $50
CM 212+ $30
WD 640GB Black HD ~$70
4GB DDR3 GSkill ram ~$100
Win 7 ~$100
DVD Drive ~#25
EVGA GTX 460 ~$260
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