1. Post #1
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    My friend is building a brand new computer with a budget of 1700 bucks. The problem is, his old rig was damn ancient - CRT screen, white plastic speakers, ball mouse, you catch my drift.

    Please help me help him get something proper for the huge amount of cash!

    We need:
    -a screen
    -mouse+keyboard
    -the build ()
    -case
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    US or canada?

    Im presuming a 5870(970 if you push it) i5 4gb ram 20inch screen build?
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    US or canada?

    Im presuming a 5870(970 if you push it) i5 4gb ram 20inch screen build?
    Eh, doubting the 5870. 5850 seems like it would fit in the budget better, considering he needs a monitor too. And there's no point in getting a 5870 if all it's doing is supporting a 20".

    Edited:

    Motherboard Asus P6T SE
    CPU Core i7 920
    GPU Asus HD5850
    RAM 6GB DDR3 OCZ, 1600MHz
    Case Antec 300
    HDD WD 1TB Caviar Black
    PSU Corsair 750w


    I picked an i7 920 because I'm not up to date on the i5's and shit, someone else probably knows better. I'm also not 100% sure about the Caviar Black.

    I picked a G15 and G9 for your keyboard + mouse, those are my personal recommendations but it's up to your friend to decide one what he likes the look of.

    Picked an Asus 24" monitor because I read some good reviews about it, but I've never been good at picking monitors. I've always went for the best-priced Dell monitor myself.

    Total comes to around $1,603 (with MIR), before shipping, so you have some elbow room.

    Newegg:
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    Eh, doubting the 5870. 5850 seems like it would fit in the budget better, considering he needs a monitor too. And there's no point in getting a 5870 if all it's doing is supporting a 20".

    Edited:

    Motherboard Asus P6T SE
    CPU Core i7 920
    GPU Asus HD5850
    RAM 6GB DDR3 OCZ, 1600MHz
    Case Antec 300
    HDD WD 1TB Caviar Black
    PSU Corsair 750w


    I picked an i7 920 because I'm not up to date on the i5's and shit, someone else probably knows better. I'm also not 100% sure about the Caviar Black.

    I picked a G15 and G9 for your keyboard + mouse, those are my personal recommendations but it's up to your friend to decide one what he likes the look of.

    Picked an Asus 24" monitor because I read some good reviews about it, but I've never been good at picking monitors. I've always went for the best-priced Dell monitor myself.

    Total comes to around $1,603 (with MIR), before shipping, so you have some elbow room.

    Newegg:
    First off, why Retail harddrive? OEM is fine.

    Second, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.310963

    Free PSU with a HIS 5870

  5. Post #5
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    Get rid of that i7 and save money with an i5 srsly no point getting it if all they are gunna do is game really

    Go i5 save money get a 5870 :) or just keep the money
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    First off, why Retail harddrive? OEM is fine.

    Second, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.310963

    Free PSU with a HIS 5870
    Because the Newegg layout sucks and I couldn't be assed finding a specific drive.
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    i5!!!!!
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    July 2007
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    I miss making builds like this, stupid job/school pulling all my time
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    December 2009
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    Yeh i wish i had time im not allowed to do it on my work computer lol if they catch me i egt in trouble.... its much better than picking shit ones too :P
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    In case your friend cares less about specs and more about the end product, (case, speakers, screen, mouse and shit) This is what I would get. Honestly I think your friend would be happier with this.

    Case + CPU 275 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.310353
    PSU 110 90 mir - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
    Mobo 160 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620
    GPU 300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-361-_-Product
    Super RAM 220 200 MIR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224
    2x 250 GB WD HDS 110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136199

    1160 PC
    1120 MIR

    Lycosa Keyboard 80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product
    Deatheradder Mouse w/ Good MousePad 60 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.306856
    Sennheiser Headset 60 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106157
    EPIC ASUS Monitor 360 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236080

    560 for the goodies

    1720, 1680 MIR in all, remove the headset or decrease monitor sizeif you need shipping money

    EDIT

    fuck I forgot speakers
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    Because the Newegg layout sucks and I couldn't be assed finding a specific drive.
    The Newegg layout is great. It's very easy navigation.
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    In case your friend cares less about specs and more about the end product, (case, speakers, screen, mouse and shit) This is what I would get. Honestly I think your friend would be happier with this.

    Case + CPU 275 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.310353
    PSU 110 90 mir - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
    Mobo 160 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620
    GPU 300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-361-_-Product
    Super RAM 220 200 MIR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224
    2x 250 GB WD HDS 110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136199

    1160 PC
    1120 MIR

    Lycosa Keyboard 80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product
    Deatheradder Mouse w/ Good MousePad 60 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.306856
    Sennheiser Headset 60 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106157
    EPIC ASUS Monitor 360 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236080

    560 for the goodies

    1720, 1680 MIR in all, remove the headset or decrease monitor sizeif you need shipping money

    EDIT

    fuck I forgot speakers
    1080 on a 27 in monitor. :confused: At that size at least get 1200.
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    1080 on a 27 in monitor. :confused: At that size at least get 1200.
    1080 is fine on a 27, there is no such thing as 1200 and still being in 16:9
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    1080 is fine on a 27, there is no such thing as 1200 and still being in 16:9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236046
    Of course it is not 16:9 it is 16:10 and also why would you want 1080 with a 5850. Go with something that will stress the card a little.

  15. Post #15
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    1080 on a 27 in monitor. :confused: At that size at least get 1200.
    You put triple channel with a core i5.....
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    1080 on a 27 in monitor. :confused: At that size at least get 1200.
    Also 2 ide hard drives. :wtf:

  17. Post #17
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    A back-lit keyboard and one of those overpriced macro gaming mice.
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    Yeh i wish i had time im not allowed to do it on my work computer lol if they catch me i egt in trouble.... its much better than picking shit ones too :P
    You need to stay out of H&S.
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    1080 on a 27 in monitor. :confused: At that size at least get 1200.
    I have an older monitor in a closet. 1600x1200 and 18 inches.

  20. Post #20
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    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10199474

    How lucky, this one applies to you too.
    If you feel comfortable with sli, you can take out the 5870 and add 2 5770s or 4890s. You might even have budget for 2 5850s.
    The samsung is a very expensive monitor, but it is the best. You can switch out for a cheaper acer and save money.
    Aftermarket cooler is not necessary if you don't want to push the i5. If you do get the dark knight, you will need thermal paste.
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    I have an older monitor in a closet. 1600x1200 and 18 inches.
    Holy crap that would hurt my eyes.

  22. Post #22
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    Holy crap that would hurt my eyes.
    I like it. I would use it along with my Sony 24" but the pixel density is so much different.

  23. Post #23
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    I like it. I would use it along with my Sony 24" but the pixel density is so much different.
    Yeah. I would like to find one super high pixel density crt just for the heck of it.

  24. Post #24
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    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10199474

    How lucky, this one applies to you too.
    If you feel comfortable with sli, you can take out the 5870 and add 2 5770s or 4890s. You might even have budget for 2 5850s.
    The samsung is a very expensive monitor, but it is the best. You can switch out for a cheaper acer and save money.
    Aftermarket cooler is not necessary if you don't want to push the i5. If you do get the dark knight, you will need thermal paste.
    First off you can't SLI ATI products. They're crossfire ready.

    Second, the 212+ is cheaper/on par with the Dark Knight. Plus the 212+ is quieter.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

    Also, go with a Antec P1xx series case. They are very classy.

    Maybe a P183?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...29061&Tpk=P183
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    First off you can SLI ATI products. They're crossfire ready.

    Second, the 212+ is cheaper/on par with the Dark Knight. Plus the 212+ is quieter.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

    Also, go with a Antec P1xx series case. They are very classy.

    Maybe a P183?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...29061&Tpk=P183
    If you gethe p183 then get this combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.314802

  26. Post #26
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    imo p183 is still shit for the price.

  27. Post #27
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    First off you can SLI ATI products. They're crossfire ready.
    Fried Chicken

    Second, the 212+ is cheaper/on par with the Dark Knight. Plus the 212+ is quieter.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product
    You may be right HOWEVER DARK knight comes with WHITE LEDs :irony:

    Also, go with a Antec P1xx series case. They are very classy.

    Maybe a P183?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...29061&Tpk=P183
    Why?
    HAF 932 is a great full tower case. Its super easy and clean to build with.

    Dust filters block airflow over time, so you have to clean them. Its a lot easier to dust inside your case than to take out the dust filters and clean them.

    the p183 only has 2 external front USB ports, meaning you won't be taking advantage of the second USB port on the p55ud4p.

    HAF 932 is black.
    P183 is gray.
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    December 2008
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    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17051808
    Eh, best I can do.

    Edited:

    It's a little over your budget by 70 dollars but I think it will beast any games you throw at it. (40 dollars off with rebates and such).
    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P
    Intel i5 - 750
    ASUS 5850 x2
    OCZ ModXStream 700 W
    Western Digital Black 1TB
    G.Skill Ripjaw 4 GB Dual Channel
    LG DVD Burner
    HAF 922
    Microsoft Sidewinder x5
    Saitek Eclipses
    Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers

    SAMSUNG 2343BWX 23" (2048 x 1152)

    Do you need an OS?
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  29. Post #29
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    My go.

    Without OS it is $1,934. Way over budget. See my updated build below!
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    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17051808
    Eh, best I can do.

    Edited:

    It's a little over your budget by 70 dollars but I think it will beast any games you throw at it. (40 dollars off with rebates and such).
    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P
    Intel i5 - 750
    ASUS 5850 x2
    OCZ ModXStream 700 W
    Western Digital Black 1TB
    G.Skill Ripjaw 4 GB Dual Channel
    LG DVD Burner
    HAF 922
    Microsoft Sidewinder x5
    Saitek Eclipses
    Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers
    Do you need an OS?
    This build is awesome.

  31. Post #31
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    This build is awesome.
    Tax rapes it. $180 for shipping and tax for my build. Blow me Newegg in Cali.

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    December 2008
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    Tax rapes it. $180 for shipping and tax for my build. Blow me Newegg in Cali.
    I know huh? Everything I buy is 8% more (I think it's that much).
    If he's in Cali or any other tax state then I would just drop one of the 5850 and get an 5870. The only good side in Cali is the actual 3 days guaranteed shipping (because it's main warehouse is in Cali) and it's less likely to get lost.

  33. Post #33
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    I know huh? Everything I buy is 8% more (I think it's that much).
    If he's in Cali or any other tax state then I would just drop one of the 5850. The only good side in Cali is the actual 3 days guaranteed shipping and it's less likely to get lost.
    I would just get a 5870 if he is in Cali.Updated my build with it.

    And yea, 3 day Guaranteed is bomb.

  34. Post #34
    n00bEmpty's Avatar
    December 2008
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    I would just get a 5870 if he is in Cali.Updated my build with it.

    And yea, 3 day Guaranteed is bomb.
    Damn, that was about to say that. Updated my other post like 3 seconds ago.

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    Umm, none of your links are clickable. It shows up as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236079. Notice the ....... in between the Produc and numbers. Don't copy and paste the links because forums tend to shorten links.
    Thanks, forgot about that. Anyways it is all fixed.

  38. Post #38
    n00bEmpty's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Thanks, forgot about that. Anyways it is all fixed.
    I just noticed. Your build doesn't have an optical drive. If it did then it would be around the price of my build.

  39. Post #39
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    I just noticed. Your build doesn't have an optical drive. If it did then it would be around the price of my build.
    Fucking...

    Anyways, now it stands $1756.16 - $20 for MIR.

  40. Post #40
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    Tax is now 10% AFIAK.

    Also, why a blue HAF, those are moar expensive, and you're already quite a bit over.

    Switch out the 5870 for 2 of these. They cost less and will perform better in xfire.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127468

    You'd do better getting the gigabyte ud4p.

    The corsair RAM runs at 1.65v which is above what Intel recommends, but most people say its ok. However G.SKILL ram runs 1600 and is 1.5v
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