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MasterGara

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I am looking to build a new computer. But my problem lies with the fact that i have not built one in 4 years or so. I have also failed to keep up on the new tech that has come out during that time. I would like to build a computer that would be used primarily for gaming and the internet. I would like it to have a bit of staying power regarding the future, being able to play new games that come out in a years time with ease. And also have the ability that i could easily update it with new tech, i.e. sli dual graphics card ,DDR3 and the like .
I will most likely be going with Vista 64-bit and i would not be against overclocking.
I have a max budget of about $1200 but i would prefer to keep it lower if possible , i already have a monitor, keyboard , mouse and speakers. I am looking for suggestions and advise on what would give me the most bang for my buck. and i would like it to include http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043 everything else i am pretty open to.

Edited by MasterGara, 24 September 2008 - 02:58 PM.

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What kind of games? I would start with the recommended system requirements for the games you would most likely play. Then we decide what goes in the case.

BTW, That is a sweet case but is very heavy. Are you going to be LAN partying?I hate to be negative but you might not get much for $1200

Case $200
Vista 64-bit $175 (OEM from Newegg)

That means we only have $825 for the rest. I love a challenge though!
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It depends though but getting Vista Home Premium OEM saves you about $75. It's usually around $100 in Newegg.
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I would recommend getting a non-OEM version, because with an OEM version you can only install it on that one machine. So when you make a new one in the future, you will not be able to use the key on that machine. It will also be a pain if you ever have to change any of the hardware in the machine due to upgrade/failure, because you will need to call Microsoft to re-activate it once the new hardware is installed.

There is a reason I paid $400 for the full version of Vista Ultimate 64-bit all those years ago! Not having to listen to that annoying Activation Wizard voice over the phone is worth the money in-and-of-itself! :)

Edited by Fenor, 24 September 2008 - 03:26 PM.

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I play all kinds of game but right now its mostly for warhammer, CoD4, AC and Bioshock and i am looking forward to starcraft and diablo. I am not worried about the weight i'm more then capable to lug it around if needed but most likely it would just be sitting on my desk. I am not looking for the end all be all of computers i am just looking for something that will run the games that a currently out well and in the future i could upgrade it to stay with the times. Also it would be nice if i could run a decent fps on max settings for a year or so. I forgot to mention that i was not including the OS in the budget.

Edited by MasterGara, 24 September 2008 - 04:50 PM.

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ok i looked up some stuff and did some research let me know what you guys think.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188024
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130370
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146789
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151173
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148274
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233019
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233023
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043



what do you guys think does it look ok?
and what about power supply either one of theses any good?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371012
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
all feed back would greatly be appreciated cuz like i said i haven't done this in a while
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For the powersupply, it depends on the number of components you will have. Right now, I'm wondering how many video cards you're going to use. Will you be getting just one GTX 260, 2 or 3? Three of those is overkill. If you're just getting one, then I'd go with the Corsair 750W, even a 620HX would be enough. If two GTX 260 (maybe in the future, you'll add one?), I'd say go with the 1000W.

It looks like a very nice build :)

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for now i want to do one but in the future as games get more and more intense i would like to add another one. is there anything else i should add or change around?
the more feed back the better
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now i am not good at offering advice,but what about a sound card? onborad sound juest dont cut it any more,i whould go with either the sound blaster xfi fatal1ty gamer edtion,or one of the new pci xfi sound blaster cards
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Actually, it's just the opposite. Onboard sound does cut it nowadays, while in the past it typically did not. The EVGA 780i board that MasterGara has picked out has hi-definition onboard sound that sounds terrific (my EVGA 680i has the same onboard sound). Not only this, but since Vista has removed support for DirectSound, the majority of games won't support hardware accelerated sound in Vista, so sound cards are rendered useless. Why would they do this? Because CPUs are now powerful enough to render sound on their own with very little impact on performance, so dedicated sound cards aren't really needed. In fact, they will probably soon go the way of the 56k modem (extinction).
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