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Old 08-11-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Gaming PC Build: Need suggestions 2



Guys what would you get for around 1000 bux...

I found theese two but I really arent up to date with all the tech stuff... Which one would you pick?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...6535&CatId=333

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7017&CatId=333


Any suggestion is welcome!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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For sure the first one!! That's a ****ing sick deal...

The second one does not include a video card, and is more expensive (probably because of the processor to start... see other thread). The video card in the first deal is worth around $250 right now, so if you were to "finish" the second bundle, you'd be around the $1,200 mark.

edit: after reading the reviews on the first one, it looks like they had to do a slight alteration to the case because the video card is so big it interfered with the hard drive bays.... food for thought. Maybe an alternative case would be wise, something a little bigger?

Also, remember to factor in cooling fans!
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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what if I can raise it to 2 gs?
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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I think im going with this one. Is there anything I should add or change in this setup, really need opinions.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...609&CatId=4149
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:51 AM   #5
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Wow! Seems like a lot to spend on a gaming PC!?

What games are you playing? I'm sure you can make do with a lot less and get great performance!

Are you dead set on intel?
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:34 AM   #6
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Wow! Seems like a lot to spend on a gaming PC!?

What games are you playing? I'm sure you can make do with a lot less and get great performance!

Are you dead set on intel?
gaming pc's cost a lot. You can hit 2g easily.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:36 AM   #7
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I think im going with this one. Is there anything I should add or change in this setup, really need opinions.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...609&CatId=4149
good solid mobo, descent ram, good cpu.

Pair it with a crossfire 4890 or sli gtx 275 and you should have sufficient power to throw any game available on the market at it.


i don't know why you would want to run a 1.5 barracuda with it though. I would run a raid 0 setup. or even better SSD.
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good solid mobo, descent ram, good cpu.

Pair it with a crossfire 4890 or sli gtx 275 and you should have sufficient power to throw any game available on the market at it.


i don't know why you would want to run a 1.5 barracuda with it though. I would run a raid 0 setup. or even better SSD.

So what hard drive would you suggest?

I am building this because i can get a very very nice discount on those. So why not.

What about this mother board is it much better?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=4633206
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wow $519? I dunno anything about evga, I've always trusted asus products, I'm currently running a rampage extreme II.

If you're not planning on overclocking the P6T will do you just fine. You need only the X58 chipset.

For HD's I would go for at least 2x60 GB OCZ Vertex on Raid 0. You will notice a huge performance increase with SSD in raid. But SSD is big money, so it depends on how much you wanna spend. Also SSD's are a lot smaller in capacity, so you might want to have a separate device for storage. The more SSD's you have in raid, the better. An even better option would be to go 4x30 GB. It's all in the numbers.
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So what hard drive would you suggest?

I am building this because i can get a very very nice discount on those. So why not.

What about this mother board is it much better?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=4633206
on tomshardware and other review sites MSI usually takes the cake but Asus and Evga is good as well. I would stray from ABIT motherboards.

If you had the money I would say buy a SSD (solid state) 64gig drive (they have come down in price a lot now) as your primary so its super fast for boot up and windows applications and then get a secondary SATAII drive thats larger for your mp3's, videos, junk, etc etc

but if you dont have the money to blow then just get the SATAII and do the SSD later on and use the SATA as a secondary later on.
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I personally would stay away from MSI. Every MSI motherboard I've had, has blown. I have a stack of them at home.

I still have 8 year old Asus Mobo's still running strong.
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what is the good video card? Should i go with what Gimate suggested?
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I personally would stay away from MSI. Every MSI motherboard I've had, has blown. I have a stack of them at home.

I still have 8 year old Asus Mobo's still running strong.
I dont know what your doing with your MSI boards but I had both Asus and MSI and never had any issues. Are you overclocking and stressing your hardware?
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what is the good video card? Should i go with what Gimate suggested?
I would stay away from ATI and go with an Nvidia card because I find the drivers, compatibility with games, and speed is usually better. I know with the older Radeons it felt like I was inside a box and sometimes could make out the cracks in world.
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I dont know what your doing with your MSI boards but I had both Asus and MSI and never had any issues. Are you overclocking and stressing your hardware?
I'm always overclocking. I even had the MSI boards that were recommended by Toms Hardware for O'C. Funny thing was I recommended the exact same board to my friend, who doesn't O'C, and his died too.

Just my personal opinion, but I'll never go back to MSI.
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