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mcdanielnc89

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Hello,

I have come to say I am going to build my own computer.. I have set a samle through ebay of what i'd like on it.. it is located at http://cgi.ebay.com/...mp;refid=store.

If you would, please tell me what you would change or do differently. it will be used for gaming, tons of software, web development etc...

Edited by mcdanielnc89, 13 April 2008 - 11:53 PM.

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It's a good system....however...don't let them short you in that video card category. I see they are looking at an 8500. If you're already spending over 1k on the system...add another 200 bucks and put in a 9600....or another 600 bucks and go all out with the 9800 GX2. You'll be happy you did!!!

Carl

P.S. Don't buy this thing off Ebay. You'll regret it. I sell on Ebay and would NEVER sell full systems. There are too many things that can go wrong in shipping. You as the buyer don't want to deal with all that kinda crap either!!
Go through NewEgg.com or TigerDirect.com and purchase everything just as you see it on the ebay site (minus that crap-tastic 8500 video card).
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For $1000, you can get a much better system by buying it at newegg or something similar and as cvswebdesign has mentioned, shipping a full system might cause some damage and it will take weeks or even months to get it sorted out. If you need help with picking parts we'll gladly help you with that.

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I love eBay, but got scammed on a Xbox 360. Paypal refunded $200 so I still had to eat $140.
Lesson learned = never buy anything over $200 on eBay - and only use Paypal.
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lol.. I don't plan on buying it off ebay. That's just the system I'm going to get.. I plan on building mine, but that's the specs I was looking at.. So, the video card is teh only thing you'd change?
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Well what's your budget??
I'd make everything the best I could if money wasn't an issue.
I did their little customize your machine thing there on the ebay site and I was reaching $5,000 dollars when I was towards the bottom!! :))
If I had a choice...I would get the SATA RAPTOR drives....150GB...10000 RPM....sick little puppies!
Of course...what would a builder geek do with unlimited cash.....he would put two of those bad boy 9800 GX2's in his rig...and the biggest PSU money could buy....1300 Watts of pure power!!
So....when you say "Is that all you would change".....you leave the door pretty wide open!!

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LOOOOOOL. I refuse to spend over 1500 dollars on a desktop. so does that givea better range?
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Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 -$90

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037 - $210

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119142 -$150

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231144 -$60

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 - $100

HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152052 - $100

GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150252 - $180

DVD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151154 - $35

OS: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116202 - $100

Total: $844

You can almost fit a monitor in there too and make the $1000 cut. This is a much better gaming machine then the one you linked to.

Edited by Titan8990, 14 April 2008 - 08:57 PM.

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Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 -$90

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037 - $210

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119142 -$150

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231144 -$60

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 - $100

HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152052 - $100

GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150252 - $180

DVD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151154 - $35

OS: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116202 - $100

Total: $844

You can almost fit a monitor in there too and make the $1000 cut. This is a much better gaming machine then the one you linked to.

The mobo you selected has a PCI Express x 16 interface. The GPU you selected uses a PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface. Will that cause a problem (i.e. reduced performance)?
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The video card will still function, it will just not be up to it's full potential. If you give me some time today I will put together a system under $1500 dollars that is lights out.

Carl
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The card will still run at it's full potential. Framerate differences currently are almost non-existant. Even though it is PCI-E x16 2.0 ready the cards available on the market still have not capped out the bandwith of the PCI-E x16 1.x slot.

Currently the only reason to go with a PCI-E x16 2.0 slot is for future upgrade purposes. If you decide to go that route I recommend a X38 board such as this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131219

IMO unless you got a lot of head room in your budget it is not worth the cost.

There is absolutely no need to spend $1500 on a gaming machine unless you plan on gaming at 1680x1050 resolutions or higher.
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Framerate differences currently are almost non-existant.

I'm pretty sure you just made a typo here, I'm just going to clarify that there are absolutely no differences at this time as current GPU's cannot fully utilize the PCIe x16 slots bandwidth at this time.
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Well, it wasn't a typo, just written too quickly. I believe I still got the message out there.
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hmm, I'm going to be using this machine for gaming, web design, graphic design, personal use and everything..

why pci mobo and not asus
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What games and what is the native resolution of your monitor?

PCI refers to the interface used to add cards, such as a video card, to your motherboard. The manufacturer of the second (and much more expensive) board that I suggested is ASUS.

I am a bit confused on your question.
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