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Computer Builds: Specs, Consoles & Suggestions

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usually an AMD person but since itll be more for work than play I think the stability of intel/nvidia would be fine.

Currently have HDRadeon6570 

Nothing -too- off brand for memory ect. I dont wanna get it for cheap only for it to die in a few weeks :P


Also, I think I can salvage my power supply, so dont include that. 
 

  • i7 Intel (I use AMD, but I've been hearing a lot of good things about i7, Achtai's next compy will probably have one)
  • Geforce GTX 6?? Ti? something
  • Corsair for your memory
  • Corsair H80 self contained water cooler
  • Hard Drive?
  • Opticals?
  • Whatever Motherboard you like > $150 should do well enough (I use MSI and avoid Asus myself)
  • I have a Corsair case that 'won' my cooling capability spreadsheet math.
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/W01s

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/W01s/by_merchant/


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Microcenter) 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($27.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($105.99 @ Amazon) 

Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($48.45 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.28 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($269.99 @ NCIX US) 

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 

Case Fan: Rosewill Hyperborea 57.5 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($9.99 @ Newegg) 

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer  ($17.98 @ Outlet PC) 

Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor  ($144.99 @ NCIX US) 

Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor  ($144.99 @ NCIX US) 

Other: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99)

Total: $1456.61

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-10 00:37 EDT-0400)

 


The PC build I aim to put together over the summer with the job I'm (hopefully) getting soon.

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PROCESSOR

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)


OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 8, 64-bit, English


MEMORY

16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz


VIDEO CARD

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB GDDR5



HARD DRIVE

500GB SS Hybrid MAIN + 1TB 7200RPM Storage

 

 

Ordered it today. Should recieve by end of next week. I got a pre-built instead of myself simply because it will allow me to finance it instead of buy it out-right. Itll cost me more in the end but it allows me to have it sooner than later, keep savings in my savings, and will allow me to work faster all around :D

 

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PROCESSOR

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)


OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows 8, 64-bit, English


MEMORY

16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

VIDEO CARD

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB GDDR5



HARD DRIVE

500GB SS Hybrid MAIN + 1TB 7200RPM Storage

 

 

Ordered it today. Should recieve by end of next week. I got a pre-built instead of myself simply because it will allow me to finance it instead of buy it out-right. Itll cost me more in the end but it allows me to have it sooner than later, keep savings in my savings, and will allow me to work faster all around :D

 

 

Looks good...

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You'll get used to it, if you have any questions, I have it and Afevis has it.


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(moved your post to the correct thread, should be able to just look at previous posts. Your's isn't all bad, a lot of us are gamers and geeks so we prioritize it. It's all about what you do with it, or what you need it for in your life.)

 

 

 

I've upped mine to Win8 also, it does still have some issues, but it's smoother and for once my OS demands less resources than my other programs.

 

I KEEP DOING THAT MAKE A NEW POST THING. ~Another~ apology....why do I never use search........time to start. You're so nice~ Thank you for not banning me and stuffs like I most likely deserve lol

 

And yeah Windows 8 overall is great~ I don't get the hate for it. Solid as hell. The only thing I hate is Xbox Music.

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I run a pretty old Acer Aspire 5740G. The only difference I have to the stock laptop is some extra RAM, and it runs all my games fine.


 


 


:) 


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Ill admit im completely nervous about the whole windows 8 thing. 

Get Win7 instead >.>

Also make damm sure the memory you are getting has been tested and proved as working with the motherboard. Search the support forums for the motherboard and the memory brand.

Also a good stable power supply is key to a stable computer, it not only needs to be able to deliver enough W it also needs to be stable. A high amount of W and a high price card does not always mean its a good PSU either.

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Here's my entry for the e-penis competition :P

 

This is what I have atm(from memory, built it in January 2012):

Intel I7-3960X @ 3.2Ghz (stock) tested at 5Ghz for a day with no problems.

Gigabyte X79-UD5 motherboard

32Gb (8x 4gb) g-skill ram DDR3-1600

EVGA Nvidia 670 2GB (Had a 1gb, broke, got a 2gb back, bigger performance difference then I imagined O.o)

Creative XFI Platinum PCI (With a powered front bay for headset, also tried PCI-E variant but it was horrible with unpowered bay, lots of static)

1x 256GB Crucial M4 SSD for Windows

2x 512GB Crucial M4 SSD for games / stuff that needs high speed / low access time

1x 2TB WD RE4 disk for downloads.

PSU ... not sure .. I think it was an 800W A-Brand, forgot which.

Case is a Koolance PC4-1036BK which is an oldie with liquid cooling. This is the 3rd (and probably last) build in this case.

CPU is liquid cooled with lots of liquid (initially I had ram / chipset liquid cooled as well, dropped this in favor of flexibility and a lot less headaches, but there's still somewhere between 500ml to 1 litre of liquid in the system with 2 tanks)

Logitech G19 keyboard

Saitek X52 pro hotas flight controller.

And Win7 :-)

 

Home server (that runs Mercury) is a:

Intel I5 2500K @3.3Ghz (stock)

8GB Ram (kingston I believe)

Some gigabyte Intel 67 Chipset board with on board graphics

3ware 9650SE sata raid controller with battery backed cache (hardware raid ftw)

cheap ass air cooled case that was big enough to house everything and had an on/off button

PSU is an old 650W Enermax

 

Laptop:

Custom build around 'Clevo PM170EM-barebone' and a shiny unmirrored screen

I7 3610QM

Nvidia 675 2gb (with optimus)

16Gb RAM. DDR3 1600
1x 512GB Crucial M4

750GB Hybrid drive (Seagate ? not sure)

Blue Ray writer combo drive.

Shiny color changing keyboard

Bigfoot N110 Wireless

 

Home 6x 2TB disk Netgear Readynas NAS. 10Tb Avail.

 

Pile of (old)spare parts that I still need to turn into a backup computer that include a Q9600 line cpu

 

So far the only thing that had problems running on my main computer was the Witcher 2 at highest settings. But was still playable.

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why would you have an entire 256 for windows? You could easily do that on a 64/128 and just use the 512 for programs and regular HDD for data storage / stuff that writes a lot.


 


edit: I got windows 8 because frankly its gotten good reviews in both gaming and general computing communities. Its also got pretty good benchmarking. I figure worst case it has a classic-like theme you can choose from and Ill just roll with that.


Edited by Deadmon

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Hello All this is my Build I built it myself 


 


SPECS


i7-3770k@OC 4.4


 


16 gigs G.skills 1600


 


ASUS directcu II GTX 3gig OC 780


 


OS=WIn7


 


OCV-VERTEX 4 SSD x2 128gig


 


WD Cavier Black 1tb


 


NZXT SWITCH 810 case


 


 


 


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HP Envy 17

 

17.3 inch screen (1920x1080)

i7-740QM@ 1.73GHz

6 GB RAM unknown brand

ATI Mobility 5850

WIn7

 

1TB Toshiba HDD

 

Pretty good refurbished laptop I picked up about a year ago for $700.

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I'm running a custom-built PC


 


CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k OC'd to 4.2GHz


RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866Mhz


GPU: EVGA GTX 770


PSU: EVGA Supernova NEX750G


2 Samsung 840 Evo SSDs in Raid0


1 2TB Seagate barracuda 7200RPM


Fractal Design Define R4 Case


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo mouse


ASUS Maximus VI Hero Mobo


 


Peripherals


ASUS MX239 Monitor


Corsair k95 Keyboard with cherryMX Red


Coolermaster CM Storm Sentinel II mouse


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I've been so inactive in this guild it makes no sense. But that's going to change when I finish this upgrade I'm planning!


 


I think I've commented here already, but right now I'm running


 


Biostar TH55 HD Mobo


Intel i3 550 at 3.2Ghz


Galaxy nVidia GTS 450 1GB GC


Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz


Western Digital WDFAEX1002 1TB


on a 500W PSU


 


BUT I'm actually about to switch out most of these parts for:


 


MSI 970A-G46 Mobo


AMD FX-8320 at 3.5Ghz


MSI or Sapphire Radeon R9-270X 2GB


RAM, PSU, and Hard Drive are all staying put.


 


So I'm going to actually be able to handle more games that folks here play- I tried to get into PS2, but that game is brutal. The GTS 450 can't handle that damn game, at all.


 


I'm using a 19 inch Dell monitor that runs at 1650x1080, and a G510 Keyboard, and a CM Storm Recon mouse~

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I've been so inactive in this guild it makes no sense. But that's going to change when I finish this upgrade I'm planning!

Hey, that's okay! We'll be around. The upgrade looks good. How old is your current HD? I'd suggest looking at getting a backup (just in case) and getting a new one in the near future depending on age. While HDs can last quite a while (depending on the company and quality), it's always nice to have a backup and a smooth transition from one to the next.

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Hey, that's okay! We'll be around. The upgrade looks good. How old is your current HD? I'd suggest looking at getting a backup (just in case) and getting a new one in the near future depending on age. While HDs can last quite a while (depending on the company and quality), it's always nice to have a backup and a smooth transition from one to the next.

 

This HD is only a year old. I got it to replace a fried 500GB from an offbrand [HUGE MISTAKE!]. Right now I'm using a netbook 250GB hard drive to backup my music, documents, and the such, BUT I want to actually get a Solid State- something around 128GB maybe :D

Thanks though man :D

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Custom Built Pc.


 


Smilodon Raidmax Gaming Development


Raidmax Dirktooth Case 5 fans. Neon Green lighting.


AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor 3.10


Rip Jaw ram sticks 4 Gig


650 gig hardrive something like a dragonfly cant remember.


64 bit windows 7


ATI Radion 4xxx


Asus mother board can't remember Got wicked fire heat syncs on it though.


For a Monitor I use a 32 inch hd tv lol.


System is 5 years old I think.  Having some issues now with Graphics. Should prolly look into buying a new graphics card but when I did that I had problems with beefer ones fitting my motherboard.  Looking to build a new PC for a reasonable price.  Any advice welcome.


Edited by -MoboKeeT-

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Costume Build 


 


 


 


CPU- i7-3770-OC 4.5


 


MoBo=AsRock Extreme 4


 


RAM= 16 gigs Gskills Ripjaws 1600


 


GPU=  Asus DirectCU II 780 OC 3gig 


 


HDD= 2x OCZ Vertex 128gig - 1tb WD CB


 


Monitors= 3x Asus 27inch 144hz 3d ready monitors 


 


Mouse= Lachisis 


 


Keyboard = Razor Black-widow


 


Case= NZXT Switch 810 white/black


 


CPU COOLing = Thermaltech extreme water 2.0 closed loop 


Edited by Arkhon

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  • Intel Core i5-4690k 3.5 GHz
  • Crucial Ballistix 8GB RAM
  • ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970
  • Crucial MX100 256GB SSD
  • WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM
  • Corsair 200R (Windowed) Mid-Tower Case
  • EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Modular PSU
  • ASUS VS228H-P 21" LCD Monitor
  • Razer Naga 2014 Mechanical MMO Gaming Mouse
  • Razer Anansi MMO Gaming Keyboard
  • Razer Orbweaver Mechanical Keypad

 

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