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Ok to start off I would first off like to say that I dont Know jack in tech terms or such of a pc, but I know what does what. Pretty much I'm looking to build a pc for Gaming, and Music. I will list what I am looking for in it. Thank you for any and all help.

1. Gaming- Im looking for great graphics I dont need top of the line but i want it to beable to hold its ground.
2. Music- I have TONS of music so Ineed quite a bit of memory to hold my music, games, and misc.
3. Multitasking- I NEED a good processer, I dont want anything slowing down when it comes to multitasking.
4. Price- I possible I ould like to keep it on the cheaper end but money is not an object.

Like I said I dont need top off the line but I want it to hold its ground. Thank you once again for any and all help.
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Ok after going through some stuff this is what i came out with. If you could please give it a once-over and give some feed back I would be very grateful. Like I have said im not to much into the tech so im not sure if all the item will run with each other.

Case- planning on spending around $80 on case
PSU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703015 $49 after rebate
MOBO- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128358 $120 after rebate
CPU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036 $190
RAM- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220293 $30 after rebate
Hard-Drive- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288 $65
Video- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143151 $120 after rebate
Optical-Drive- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171 $25

Ending Price is around $700 I am willing to go up on price if needed.

An once again thank you for any and all help

Edited by Deiske, 05 December 2008 - 02:58 AM.

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Hi Deiske, welcome to GeeksToGo!

I have looked at your build and it looks great. However there are a few things I would change:

PSU is the most important thing in my opinion as it powers all of your components and if it dies, there's a big chance that it will take the other components with it. You want quality so don't cheap out on this one. So for my suggestion, this Antec Sonata III would be the only Case/PSU combo I'd recommend. It is quite expensive however Antec makes great cases and power supplies. You can also split it up and get something like this Antec 300 + PC Power & Cooling 500W = $49.95 + $69.99 (with a $20 Mail-in-Rebate) = $119.94. You can trust the power supplies from Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone.

For the RAM, the one you picked is okay but if you take advantage of the Rebate, this Corsair RAM is a bit cheaper.

For the harddrive, Seagate also has a 500GB drive that costs cheaper than the one you picked. Seagate also has 5 years warranty than Western Digital's 3 years.

For the video card, a 9800 GTX from BFG Tech costs the same as the PNY 9800GT you selected. Also, BFG offers limited lifetime warranty (does not cover modding) and the GTX performs better than the 9800GT. However, the GTX does not come with a game.

Last thing, the on-board sound is pretty good so I would only recommend getting a sound card if you're an audiophile. Maybe purchase it after you've tried on-board? See how on-board perform first so you don't waste your money on something you might not even need.

Hope that helps.
Kamille

Edited by kamille316, 04 December 2008 - 02:55 PM.

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For the RAM, the one you picked is okay but if you take advantage of the Rebate, this [url="http://\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184\""]Corsair RAM[/url] is a bit cheaper.


Ok just to do a quick check. By going to this cheaper RAM will I be downgrading the quality at all? I will take quality over price any day.

For the video card, a 9800 GTX from BFG Tech costs the same as the PNY 9800GT you selected. Also, BFG offers limited lifetime warranty (does not cover modding) and the GTX performs better than the 9800GT. However, the GTX does not come with a game.


I dont care about the game at all, I just want the better card thats going to do its job without giving me problems so thanks a tons on this one.

Last thing, the on-board sound is pretty good so I would only recommend getting a sound card if you\'re an audiophile. Maybe purchase it after you\'ve tried on-board? See how on-board perform first so you don\'t waste your money on something you might not even need.


Ok this sounds great and will help me place this money towards a better PSU.

An about the case I love the one you picked out but if im putting this money into a PC I wouldnt mind spending around 80 on a case If it says "Hey look at me Im one bad [bleep] PC and you know it" any ideas would greatly help

almost forgot i have to buy a OS right, what should i get?

An thank you very much for all your help, your a life saver. I am really truly grateful for all you help.

Edited by Deiske, 04 December 2008 - 11:36 PM.

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Ok just to do a quick check. By going to this cheaper RAM will I be downgrading the quality at all? I will take quality over price any day.

The Patriot has lower timing (the lower the better) but you need to increase the voltage (increases heat). The Corsair has a higher timing but lower voltage. So whichever one you go with should be okay. My RAM has a lower timing and I don't really see any difference (I used the stock timing first, which was higher).

An about the case I love the one you picked out but if im putting this money into a PC I wouldnt mind spending around 80 on a case If it says "Hey look at me Im one bad PC and you know it" any ideas would greatly help

This is more a personal preference, something that looks nice for me, might not look nice for you. I suggest you look around in newegg for Antec, Silverstone, Thermaltake, Coolermaster and Lian-Li.
Here are some examples:
Coolermaster CM690
Antec 900
Coolermaster Stacker 810

almost forgot i have to buy a OS right, what should i get?

I would say get Vista Home Premium 64-bit, unless you're using very old hardware, you shouldn't have any problem.

An thank you very much for all your help, your a life saver. I am really truly grateful for all you help.

I'm glad I could help :)
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Wow your great, thank you once again. I will post my final build when i get back from work, they changed the prices on some of the items and some of the links are invalide now.

Edited by Deiske, 05 December 2008 - 12:06 PM.

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