First custom computer, has to last me at least 5 years

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by CSpanky, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. CSpanky

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  2. BurningSkyline

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    I don't know whether to put a quad or a hex on the list... So I'm putting both. Also, a SSD will increase boot time a lot so I'm putting one on.
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  3. CSpanky

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    Hmm gonna try to get close to the same efficiency for 800-900. Hopefully prices drop dramatically on black friday.

    Because I still need to buy either a 23" monitor or dual 21.5" like I planned. So many choices...
     
  4. BurningSkyline

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    Okay. Two monitors at what resolution?
     
  5. CSpanky

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    Pretty high resolution I'd assume (just in case I game)...I'm most likely looking at the $189.99 Samsung LED 2 m/s monitors...unless something better comes along or close.

    Think I can find a decent computer for 800-900 to run everything I need?
     
  6. BurningSkyline

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    well, Probably two 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 at that size. You would need a good Graphics card for that. I think a 6850 or GTX 460 will be fine for that.
     
  7. Breadman177

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    I personally think you can drop the SSD and just use a WD Caviar Black. That will drop the price alot and I don't think it is needed for what you are going to be doing.
     
  8. BurningSkyline

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    Yeah you could drop the SSD. Its just so convenient having one :) My current PC doesn't have a 2.5" bracket so I have to use my SSD in a ESATA Case...
     
  9. CSpanky

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    Now I'm starting from scratch again, ah great! haha Thanks everyone for the help so far though!
     
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  11. CSpanky

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    Like I said, I just don't want to pay for overkill, but if it honestly will be worth it in the long run for more power/speed, then I'm all for saving that extra paycheck

    I don't wanna substitute something cheaper/less quality for a quality build

    At that price, we could prob bump up to the 6 core processor, unless we'd have to upgrade something else to do that

    Thanks (seriously) Anyone else comment on the build? And like I said, I prob have another $200 at my expense because mom still owes me some money so yeah, it should work
     
  12. BurningSkyline

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    I forgot to add Win7 anyways. So add $120 to the list. get rid of the 955 BE and put a 1055T on. add Win7 too.
     
  13. CSpanky

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    Hmm...gonna have to do some work on it tomorrow

    I like my setup, but I'd like to maybe drop 100-200 off the price at least.

    Like I said, I'm now gonna say has to last me at least 3 years, lots of memory and speed with the computer, be able to handle good resolution on 2 screens and be able to handle many internet screens and poker tables all up at once, dual screening, gonna try to get it around the 600-750 mark.

    TRY
     
  14. BurningSkyline

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    I think we can do that. I've got school in 20 minutes so I've got to get on. I'll be back on later.
     
  15. Benny Boy

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    Any attempt to solidify a parts list right now, without knowing the sales/combos/rebates/promos, will not be in the best interest of the budget or the performance of the budget.
    It wouldnt surprise me if something near/equivelent to the original $821 build, your current setup, or variation of, will come down $100
    or more.
    Don't know why it wouldn't last well beyond 3 yrs. With am3 motherboard and am3 processor in the configurations so far,
    there are upgrade paths if one wanted to down the road
    (and not because it won't last).
    I'm not saying this is the best way, or is for everyone, but I personally would make a parts list....motherboard: (3 or so motherboards) cpu: (3 cpu's)....
    and so on. Then I would moch up 2-3 pc variations from it, $200 above my budget - thinking I' be able to reach my budget/pc goal with sales/combos/rebates/promotions.
    Then, after knowing what the sales are, I would seek any suggestions on the deals/parts I was considering.

    Lastly, if ppl would not bump the thread(only post below the bottom one(copy/paste quotes),members could keep up with the current quest, which would net more perhaps better info.
     
  16. CSpanky

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    Ok, I don't really have the time to make lists....so I'm basically stating

    I have around 700-800 to play with, also recommend either an internal wireless card or a driver to install that would be good...thanks either way!

    If it's not complete overkill and worth it, I have UP to $900 to spend on the computer. Thanks
     
  17. wolfeking

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    You may be able to get away with a USB wireless adapter that can be got at any Walmart for $30. That may suit your needs just fine
     
  18. CSpanky

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    That's what I was thinking, I just need whatever the top notch quality for internet will be, since I'll be relying HEAVILY on it.
     
  19. CSpanky

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    I tried making the wish list public to show you guys what I had...but it won't go to the public, just stays under "saved wish lists". Any idea on how to do this?
     
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  20. BurningSkyline

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    You can share your non public wish lists.

    Go to your wishlist, and look at the address bar. There will be a bunch of numbers at the end:
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    Copy those to the clipboard.

    Then click on the public wish lists tab, and click on a wish list. look back up at the address bar, and there will be numbers at the end again. Highlight them, then right click and paste in the numbers from your list. Press CTRL+A, and Then CTRL+C to copy. There you go.


    Here is a list of random parts I made a month or so ago.
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14816332
    There are a ton of graphic cards on that list.
     
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