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Budget is 3,000 - 3,400ish (I like where the price is now though :)

Cost as of now is $2779

Here is the link while it still works

Here are specs for those of you who don't want to take the link or after the link expires (7days)


-Case: SilverStone/Raven RV01B-W Black Color Full Tower Case w/ Side See-Thru Window [+118]

-Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Blue Color)

-Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)

-CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1090T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+240]

-Cooling Fan: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler (Nickle Plated Double-V Heatpipe w/ Color Changing LED Cap) [+22]

-Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI [+6]

-Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+114] (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader [+36])

-Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+232] (EVGA Superclocked [+14])

-Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

-Power Supply Upgrade: * 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+41]

-Hard Drive: 600GB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache WD6000HLHX [+232] (Single Hard Drive)

-Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+65] (Single Hard Drive)

-Optical Drive: Asus BR-04B2T 4X Blu-Ray Player [+44] (BLACK COLOR)

-Sound: Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer 24-BIT PCI Sound Card [+95]

-LCD Monitor: * 26" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VW266H LCD w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI, & HDMI-Input [+329]

-Speakers: Logitech Z313 2.1 DT speaker [+33]

-Network: Killer™ 2100 - Gigabit Maximum Network Performance Online Gaming Network Interface Card [+90]

-Keyboard: Razer Arctosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard [+38]

-Mouse: Razer Naga MMOG 5600 DPI Gaming Mouse [+64]

-Headset: Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset [+154]

-Cable: 10-FT HDMI v1.4 Cable Type-A Male to Male High Speed Cable [+10]

-Surge Protector: OPTI-UPS SBAL600B Surge Buster Series Outlet Surge Protection [+5]

-USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

-Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

-Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

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 Have not purchased it yet, no. As for building it myself, I'm not, I just don't like having to order things individually and having them arrive at seperate times. Aside from that I'm given a 3 year warrenty if anything goes wrong with the computer in that time period.

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The only problem is that when problems come up, they'll more than likely want you to ship the case to them, and it'll probably be at your cost to do so. Therefore you'll be the one fixing your problems.

Specs look good, and not a bad price considering you're getting it from someone who builds them and you're getting that warranty with it as well.

So does this mean you'll be on base more often and we can get your flight training done for Astra?

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Not untill December, I will get a nice handfull of cash then to get this baby (plus more since new things come out for the whole end of the year stuff). But I will be returning to attempt to become active when I fix my computer. Hopefully I will get it set to go by this weekend at the earliest.

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Yep, and going back to what Nrom said, I mean yea I'll probably end up paying to ship it all back to them but I'm fine with that, so long they fix the problem. I've also read and heard a lot of good reviews from Cyberpower when it comes to customer support.

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Liking the setup there. Seems a bit overkill for SL, but with the PC material that's being released at the moment, you shouldn't need a solid upgrade for specs for at least another 5 years.

Personal thumbs-up on the Razer products as well. I personally run the Razer Carcharias Headset and the Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse. Gives me 6 extra buttons that i never use.

P.S, Razer has an Ergonomic Gaming Mouse named the Razer Imperator. :D

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Haha yep, yep! The comp isin't meant for SL alone, I enjoy doing graphic design and I know video editing, and the use of 3ds max will be used in the future because I'm currently taking it in school. Aside from that, I have been dying to play some of the games my freinds play, not to mention in 1080p :P! Yea I made sure to look at reviews on everything I want in the computer. I believe the main thing I got for the computer that was for SL was the Network: Killer™ 2100 haha! So yea not having to upgrade for the next 5 years is the plan... I'll be home on and off being as where the Marine Corp wants to send me so yea, not having to worry about upgrading my system like that is a nice plus.

**edit: Oh, and I want that 17 button mouse because not having to move my left hand to press numbers on the keyboard lets me to not have to get into a specific movement type for shooters or certain types of games and pick what I want to do, same goes for mmos (which is what the mouse is really designed for).

Edited by Garma Denja

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3D Graphics. Hmm.

Haven't heard much about 3ds MAX. But from what i know, a solid majority of the things i ever see that come into the light are mostly produced out of Maya, which is a Mac-only program. Otherwise, on the gaming side, you should be able to run next to anything on at least medium to high settings.

Congrats man. Wish i had 2-grand or above to get some nifty shit for my partsbox. She needs a new case and better cooling.

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The details

Intel X58 Core i7 Configurator

1 x Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black

1 x Case Lighting ( Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light - Blue )

1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System )

1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth Module )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 970 Processor (6x 3.20GHz/12MB L3 Cache) )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - Enermax Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )

1 x Memory ( 12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1600 - Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )

1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with Purchase of Intel Core i7 Processor )

1 x Motherboard ( [sLI] Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 w/ 2x Gb LAN, 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )

1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )

1 x Power Supply ( 800 Watt -- Standard )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )

1 x Meter Display ( NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum Fan Control, Clock, and Temperature Display )

1 x USB Expansion ( NZXT Bunker 5.25" USB Locking Device (4 x Ports) )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( [$89 - $10 Instant off = $79] Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-bit )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )

1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - Deferred Delivery (Ship Out in 15 Business Days) - 5% OFF on systems over $999 (Coupon Code: defer) )

Sub Total: $2,342.00

I can get a quad core for about the same ammunt but with with a 590 card.

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That Gaming Network Card is a waste of your money. More marketing then anything else. For the bucks you save you could get an GTX570 maybe, a seperate soundcard (if yer interested in certain features usually not found on onboard solutions), or invest a bit more and get an SSD.

But for the rest it looks like a mean machine! :)

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Well my computer has basically had it after just over a year and a half. It's the only thing I've ever done combat on. But now my screen is locking up every time I fire a gun and my ping is around 250 during combat.

But now I'm looking to get a desktop cause I don't take my laptop around with me on campus anyways. I'd prefer to get one of the things I get a student discount on, which are these and this

The most intense thing I'll be doing on these will probably be SL. I play a couple other games but SL seems to eat up my computer more than anything else. I'd like to be able to get 30 FPS during combat but I don't wanna go all out and get some super gaming system cause I really am not that big of a gamer, plus I still need to do school stuff anyways.

So I was hoping all the resident computer nerds could help me pick something out. Or maybe I don't need a new computer and something else is causing the problems. I dunno, for a CS major I'm not too good with hardware.

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There's not really a cap but my dad's not gonna pay more than he has to. I can probably get away with more than usual since i haven't gotten anything big for a while.

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You don't need a new moniter/keyboar/mouse/speaker/dvd player. You allready have them and they can be moved over.

I might not have said it directly enough but I have a laptop now.

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So, about an hour or 2 ago my computer blue screened with the error:


So, as usual when I get a BSOD, I restart, wait, start up, login and then thats it computers fine.

Now, this time it's decided to not boot up the bios properly at all displaying the message:

Scanning BIOS image in Hard Drive.........

Recovering BIOS from Hard Drive........

Then blank screen and nada, nothing happens at all.

This is what I've tried so far:

  • Removing the battery for the Mobo to reset bios
  • Resitting the memory (apparently this was a fix)
  • Turning it off and on again
  • Cleaning the computer
  • Resitting all components
  • Leaving it alone for an hour and turning it on again
  • Punching it
  • Swearing at it

Now, according to another post, its possible to put a fresh copy of this file they look for in the hard drive, but I don't have the neccesary connections to do that! Anyone know how I can go about doing this?


Any help is appreciated~

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Could use a tiny bit more info for this one..

How far do you get in the boot cycle when the BSOD happens?

What are the BSOD stop codes? (Ex:

What type of Mobo do you have?

From the sound of it, your mobo wants to kick the bucket. It could be a BIOS virus(They suck, and fixing them is a bunch of hell you likely don't want to deal with) or just that your mobo's bios corrupted. To put the file on your HDD without removing it, popping it into another PC and transferring it over is quite impossible. So that's what you are going to have to do. You /might/ be able to place the file on a USB drive if your mobo supports it.. Worth a shot?

Also from a guy who has dealt with the Sasser worm and Pado-bot on a full network level.. I highly recommend against placing your HDD in another computer until you are certain it's not a bios virus. Trust me, you really don't want that headache. ;/

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