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Old August 19, 2008, 02:52 PM
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Here's a suggested parts list I did for Wheezy last week. Prices have probably changed, but this would be a pretty good start. Pick your case, the P182 was his pick, then add your monitor and sound stuff.

So, here's my suggest list: (including sources for cheapest price, no MIR's included)

Antec P182 - $122 - NX Source
Corsair TX750 - $125 - NCIX
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R mobo - $134 DirectCanada
Intel Q9550 - $370 Anitec Q9650 available soon for ~$600
Mushkin Redlines 4GB - $107 NX Source
Western Digital 640GB Drives x 2 - $73 each Compu2000
OCZ Vendetta 2 - $40 NCIX
4870x2 - $609 NCIX
Vista - $100
Gaming KB and Mouse - $125

Total with Q9550 - $1838
With Q9650 - $2068
Add $50 for assembly.

The Gigabyte boards are good overclockers, easy to use. You could put a Asus P5Q Pro in for $5 more, or a P5Q Deluxe for $65 more.

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Old August 19, 2008, 03:12 PM
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What are the intended uses of the PC? Just e-mail/IM, heavy gaming, mild gaming, Photoshop, A/V encoding? You just said "gaming PC"....is that the majority of it's use?

Basically just gaming, playing music watching vids. No photoshop or anything like that. (im not that creative)

And I was planning on building it myself yes.
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Old August 19, 2008, 07:46 PM
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I advise you to wait till tomorrow since NCIX will have part 2 of their sale up tomorrow. If it's anything like part 1, you should be able to put together a sick PC for around $1000.
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Old August 19, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Prices obviously have the potential to be matched or beaten in some areas, I just pulled this stuff off NCIX. This is for a more compact design, using the Sonata III case, which I'm a big fan of. The only real drawback is that it can't handle video cards that extend beyond the motherboard, and the power supply isn't multi-GPU friendly. But case airflow is absolutely fantastic, and it's a very solidly built case.

Antec Sonata III case (w/500W PSU) - $119.53
Intel E8500 CPU - $230.28
Asus P5Q Pro Motherboard - $155.88
Diamond HD4870 Video Card - $294.99
Noctua NH-U12P CPU Heatsink - $59.99
2 x Scythe S-Flex E-series fans - $29.98
DVD Drive/Writer - 34.99
Logitech G9 Mouse - $87.93
2x WD Caviar SE16 640GB drives - $198.98
BenQ V2400W 24" LCD Monitor - $409.99
Some Generic Keyboard - $30.00

Total for Above Parts: $1652.54

I have yet to find a gaming keyboard I actually like better than my cheapo M$ Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard, although that's entirely subjective. One of the extra fans is to replace the godawful tri-cool fan the case comes with.
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im pretty sure his bidget is 3000!
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I forgot i will also be needing an operating system. On my pc right now im using xp and i havent really tried vista out. Should i stay with xp or should i get vista? Does it really matter anymore?
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I forgot i will also be needing an operating system. On my pc right now im using xp and i havent really tried vista out. Should i stay with xp or should i get vista? Does it really matter anymore?
It matters, only in the respect of learning the little changes from XP. Most of the issues are ironed-out. You'll be able to take advantage of 4 or more GB of RAM(with VISTA/64..Home Premium recommended), but you'll also use a lot more of it than XP. If you want to be able to play new and upcoming games, the way they were meant to(DX10), then VISTA is a must.
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Old August 23, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Ok here's what i got so far.

Case: Anctex 900 ATX

Mobo: ASUS P5Q Pro

CPU: Intel E8500

RAM: Mushkin Redline

Vid Card: Radeon HD 4870

HD: 2x WD Caviar 640GB

OD: Pioneer DVR-216DBK

PSU: Antec 850W

Monitor: BenQ V2400W 24"

OS: Vista Home 64bit

Speakers: Logitech G51 5.1


I have a couple of questions though.

First off i dont really need a sound card right. Rumor on the street is that these days mobos have good enough built in sound.

Second, do i really need a heatsink??? Some people put one in for their suggested builds whereas some did not.

Third, does this look good to you guys lol??? I want to order the parts as soon as possible? Is there anything i should change out maybe get more bang for my buck sort of thing?

(Hopefully im not missing anything)
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Old August 23, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Oh yea and about that power supply. Someone posted a 1000w psu but i didnt think i needed that much power tell me if im wrong though.
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