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Old December 10, 2010, 08:42 AM
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What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
I want this to be a mid range gaming system, so nothing too expensive or fancy.

What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
I'd like to keep it to around $1200 including taxes.

What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada

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.
I've only ever used Intel and nVidia in the past, so those would probably be my preferences.

If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
I don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, or any software.

IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
I've been looking around a little bit through different forums, but this is the first time I've asked anything.

IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Run it at default at first, then maybe in the future try to overclock it a little bit.

WHEN do you plan to build it?
If possible, I would like to take advantage of some Christmas sales and try to have everything ordered in the next couple of weeks.

What resolution do you use?
1920x1200, and usually 1680x1050 when playing games.


The parts I have been looking at include the Intel i7-950, EVGA GTX 460, and the ASUS Sabertooth X58. Please let me know what you think of these and what the rest of the components should be.
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Old December 10, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Good start, 1 TB data drive, 60 to 90 SSD boot drive, 750 watt Power supply, Optical Drive, 6 GB ddr3 tripple cannel Memory, Case

think on those :
WD 1 TB Black 64 m cash
OCZ 60 GB sand force drive



work up parts list.
Price match at NCIX to get good prices

Are you building yourself
if not myght want to go lacal to you fore system builders.

Where generaly do you live / who do you think you will be buying from ?

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Old December 10, 2010, 11:07 AM
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welcome aboard maite.


i would look at 1155 from giga mated to an i3 or i5 but preferably i3 for bang for buck. depending on gpu chosen, anywhere from a 500 watter from antec, or upwards to a nice 850 watter. specials around the corner from big online stores, you will find some decent deals. keep the remainer of the budget for future upgrades.

if i had to build even midrange right now, i would wait for sandy bridge to come out and either go with that or take advantage of lower end previous gen parts.

else, good luck with the above build and suggestions from mr lee
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Old December 10, 2010, 11:26 AM
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This is my preliminary list so far. I'll keep looking around and doing some more research.


Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA1366
EVGA GeForce GTX 460
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 (I have a 1TB external drive already)
Antec Six Hundred Mid Tower Gaming
Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
OCZ Vertex Series 60GB 2.5" SATA II SSD


I'll most likely be ordering from newegg or NCIX and assembling it myself. Again, I'll be looking for things to go on sale to try to save some money.

And I'll also search around for some Sandy Bridge info.
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compared to cpu+mobo performance wise that video card is on the weak side, although at 1680 itll be mostly fine. i wouldn't settle for that low though, full 1920 gaming is cool and since your budget allows i would either get a couple 6850's in xfire right now or maybe one gtx 570 or even better,repeating myself, wait a bit.
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Old December 10, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Looks good, the good thing about a desk top is upgrades are possable at any time



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