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Anthony19

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Hello everyone

I am interested in building my own custom rig

Mobo: , Any suggestions will be appreciated ( Intel or AMD , Not bothered ) , Tell me your thoughts / experiences

PSU: around 750W be suffice for this build ? ( do not want less than 500W )

CPU: iam thinking core 2 duo processor , ( iam running pent d atm lol )

RAM: 6-8 gig ( more the better , in time ) , What ever Kit best suits the motherboard spec's ( i dont mind kingston modules , but any brand will do )

HD: 1TB , Any Brand will do , i like WD

No monitor needed , already have new LG 20"

General graphic card needed ( dont need top of line )

i have external storage solution already

OS: i am going to be waiting on the Win7 , for now vista will do the trick

Can someone quote the Win7 OS for when it is released lol ?

and to finish off , a nice CD/DVD Combo drive ( anything will do , not the cheapest , and not the dearest i am thinking... )
Nice case to finish off :)

This computer will not used for Heavy gaming or any heavy graphic / photo editing programs
( but if the computer can be build to handle it ( within amount to spend.. , even better ! )

just heavy internet and some other app's running

I want a computer that can handle near anything we will be throwing at it ( i know technology advances very fast, and in a short time , it will need slight tweaking )

Thank you for your time

All input is appreciated

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!

Pro's and con's

Anthony19

PS:
Budget $1,000 - $1,500 AUD

Edited by Anthony19, 26 July 2009 - 09:23 PM.

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Do you know of any online computer stores that ship to where you live?

Since you have a large budget, I would suggest an Intel CPU.
For a PSU... I would suggest a Corsair one (750W or above). What matters here is the max. amperage on the +12V rail.
For RAM, Patriot, Kingston, Corsair, and Crucial are good brands.
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Yeah , i dont mind Intel

Can anyone make me up a shopping cart lol

I do not have to time to " shop " around and do my own research so i was wondering if someone here could take the time to put a custom build list together for me ( all input is appreciated )

i will be buying my parts through www.newegg.com

Thank you all for your time

and thank you " edge2022 " for your suggestions

Anthony19
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I'll make a build for you... but right now I have to sleep. :)
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Hello edge2022

Thank you for response

one more thing...

I am confused a little with all the dual core , core 2 duo , core 2 quad etc etc

i am assuming core 2 quad , would be best in the point of view that it will be more compatible for the near future upgrades

and

does the quad do more work than it looks ( being that it has 4 cores , compare to the duo of 2 )

ive noticed alot of the duo's have higher Ghz than the quad ( why is that so??? ) , i am assuming that doesn't mean much because of the amount of core's

Let me know if im on the right track :)

Thank you for your time

Anthony19
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Many applications will take advantage of all the cores of a CPU... this will help performance. It's not all about the clock speed... the quads have better architecture and that gives them more performance and efficiency.

I'll first give you an AMD build... then an Intel one.
Mobo, Asus Crosshair 3 Formula, and CPU, Phenom 2 X4 955 BE: http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.211660
Will OC easily on air to 4ghz and can support dual CrossfireX.
Price so far: 345$
RAM, G Skill 2 X 2GB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231190
You should be able to overclock this well. $70 for one... I suggest you get 2 of these, and run them in dual-channel config.
RAM (2nd Option), Corsair 2X 2GB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148261
Has some really cool LEDs and a lower latency. $70, but out of stock right now... 140$ for 2
Price so far: 485$
PSU, Corsair 850W: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139011
This one can handle high loads and has a high +12V rail amperage. $195
Price so far: $680
Hard Drive, Samsung 1TB drive with free 500 GB drive included: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152119
Fast and stable with a 7 year warranty... 150$
Price so far: $830
Case, Antec 1200: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043
Very good case with plenty of fans... it also looks cool for 170$
Price so far: $1000
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814129113
Get another one down the road to upgrade to a CrossfireX config. 140$
Price so far: 1140$
CD/DVD reader/burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151188
It is solid and supports Lightscribe... only for 29$
Total: 1169$
Leave the rest of your budget for another video card or for other accessories.

I'll come up with another i7 build soon, but right now I'll have to go to bed. :)
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Oh... and btw
Look here: http://www.askvg.com...chnet-august-6/
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Hello edge2022

Just looked over the AMD build

What a mean machine :)

i think that would do the job quiet fine...

However , ive read a lot about the I7 build's out there

Ill just have to wait an check out the build you suggest/put together for me , and then we can work from there :)

Thank you for all your assistance so far , been VERY helpful !

BTW , Thank you for win7 link , very much appreciated

Anthony19

Edited: Just woundering if this list includes some little extra things, EG
Is Sata cables included with the HD ?

Do you get thermal compound with motherboard ?

etc etc

Can you also include any optional / required " bits n peices " in the build list ?

If there is optional brackets for certain parts or anything like that can you also include them ( i think i will take them... if you think that is a good idea to use them ) , better to be safe then sorry :rolleyes:

Thank you for your valuable time

Anthony19

PS: Don't wanna miss anything out :happy: , and be stuck half way ( waiting on more parts to be shipped )

PSS: Getting impatient to review your custom intel I7 build... ( cannot wait :lol: lol )

Edited by Anthony19, 29 July 2009 - 07:02 PM.

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Do you get thermal compound with motherboard ?

Comes with the CPU... btw you can use the rest of your budget on a better heatsink and fan (a good investment if overclocking)
Sata cables (3 of them) come with the mobo.

Can you also include any optional / required " bits n peices " in the build list ?

Keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, speakers (sometimes comes with a monitor), external HDD, power strip, webcam, etc...
A good power strip would be really helpful.

I am really busy for the last couple of days... I'll have the i7 build soon...
Shop for some components on your own and you can let me see them... I'll let you know what I think of them.
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Here we go...
Motherboard, Asus Rampage 2 Extreme: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131352
Very solid and comes with many goodies. Listed at 380$
CPU, Intel Core i7 920: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115202
Clocked at 2.66 Ghz but can be easily overclocked... has superior architecture to the AMD CPU. Listed at: 280$
Price so far: 660$
RAM, Crucial 6GB (3X2GB) triple channel: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148246
Listed ar 86$... for 12 GB, 172$
Price so far with 6GB: 746$
PSU, Corsair 850W: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139009
Stable, clean power... for 120$
Price so far: 866$
Hard Disk... same as above, Samsung 1TB drive with free 500GB drive included:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152119
Very reliable and fast... for 150$
Price so far: 1016$
CD/DVD burner and reader same as above: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151188
Samsung...with Lightscribe support for 29$
Price: 1045$
Case.. same as above, Antec 1200: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043
Good cable management, and plenty of fans for good cooling for 170$
Price: 1215$
For video cards... you can use the ATI card mentioned in the other build, or you can try some NVIDIA ones.
I recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ cards.. they run very good in 2-way SLI.
http://www.newegg.co.......amp;x=0&y=0
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As i did not realise newegg does not ship internationally ( i know you started to source locally ) , i though they would ship to me but at a higher price..

I am now trying to source them parts locally

NOT looking good lol , that motherboard from new egg @ 380 , i found same @ http://www.centrecom...oducts_id=37546 Listed @ 482.90

If i am to convert all these parts locally , it is going to blow my budget out the water lol

Does ANYONE here know any cheap australian stores for computer parts or know any US stores that ship to australia ???

Thank you for your time

And thank you " edge2022 " for the time taken making the custom I7 build list for me ( much appreciated )

Anthony19

PS: surely there is some other aussie's willing to lend a hand here :)

PSS: I am woundering , Just found this pre-built i7 build @ http://cgi.ebay.com....id=p3286.c0.m14

I can always upgrade the PSU If more flow is needed later and any other storage needed can be added later

Am i better off going this way ??? ( looking more and more like it lol )

Edited by Anthony19, 30 July 2009 - 10:09 PM.

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Anthony,

Troy lives in the Outback and builds computers for a living. If anyone around here would know where to get the good stuff at a reasonable price, it would be him. The best thing to do is send him a Personal Message and the link to this topic with a brief explanation that you are looking for a good place to purchase components in the Outback.

Hope that helps. :)
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After weighting up all the Pro's and Con's

I'm sad to inform you all, i am not going to carry out the custom build as planned

i will be buying , for simplicity ( and any warranty issue's that may arise )

I do however wish to take the time to thank you all for your interest you have all shown...

Without the assistance given/provided to me throughout this topic , i would probably have ended up buying some generic rubbish anyway lol

The I7 build in my area is just way out of my league at the moment :)

I will however , in time , commence the I7 build ( When prices come down , and other online stores may then ship internationally )

For the mean time , i will be buying a pre-built computer system , and might just add abit more RAM :)

Thank you once again for Everyone's Time here

Anthony19

Edited by Anthony19, 01 August 2009 - 06:18 AM.

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When you told me that Newegg was fine for you... I thought you lived where it shipped. The prices on Newegg are in USD and not Australian dollars.

You can buy components from here: http://www.techbuy.com.au/
Or just search for: australia online computer stores

1500 AUD, is about 1,260 USD... the AMD build should work for you, but you will have less to spend for other accessories.

What computer are you planning to get?
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