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I recently finished building my computer and everything is below $1000 minus Windows 7. Maybe you can also check this as an alternative.

Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119197 $99.98
MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131705 $154.99
CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072 $224.99
Memory http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231426 $84.99
PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020 $89.99
Video http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102909 $209.99
HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136795 $59.99
Heatsink/fan http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065 $39.99
CD/DVD Burner http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204 $20.99

Total: $985.9

I use an Intel i5-2500k and so far I am very satisfied with it. For the videocard I am only using 1 Radeon 6870 and I am running SC2 on Ultra and Crysis on extreme. So for games alone, 1 vid card is enough for me. Not sure how that will affect your game development though.

Note that the items are linked from newegg because almost of the items are free shipping and i got a lot of discounts from promotions. Also, to even save more money, try to check your local electronics shop. I got some items from Frys that is lower than what Newegg has. All in all, I probably only spent around $850, but again, minus Windows 7.

Edited by RESBAK, 05 May 2011 - 09:48 AM.

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hey thanks. what where your fps on crysis if u can remember?

I will consider from both lists when purchasing items. They both are good and in my budget.

when i talked to my dad about the power consumption and what I was planning to do, he didnt mind and said that since he is a sales man for hp, his friend is vice head of ATI and AMD and could get me a single 5970 discounted. I might to that, however will still be more expensive than the 2 5850s or your 6870. I could exceed my budget but i actually allowed for it, by trying to keep it in the 1000 budget =D

think i should get it?


appreciate both your help

Edited by Threeshotsolid, 05 May 2011 - 10:39 AM.

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Sorry for late reply, I can't remember the fps I am getting, I am out of state for a few weeks now.

For the GPU if you can score a 5970 then great, more power to you :) I don't know if that's worth it though. I have never touched any video card that is above $300 coz I am running 1920x1080 and any sub $300 video is all that I need.
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You asked me to reply when i'm finished and so I will. I tried to log on a few weeks ago but the forums were down and I only got around to checking again today.

I have gone a long way in the computer building world since I posted this thread. At the beginning, I knew what a computer was but not what was inside it.
Now i'm an expert and could tell you the ins and outs of a computer and i thank you guys for starting me off =D

I have purchased and received most of my rig with some parts still more to come. Only a few items left I still need to buy but here is my first update. I will post a few pictures of it when it is complete.

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Dad works with the a guy high up in AMD and he can get the new processor which is coming out in July (next month) and the 6990 gfx card for free. My Dad offers to buy me a motherboard when the new ones are released.

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Chasis - Coolermaster HAF 922 - £82

Processor - AMD APU which is coming out in July - Free
GFX Card - ATI radeon 6950 - Free/£200
Motherboard - none can support the new processor yet, so I will have to wait - Free

Power Supply - Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W - £145

Internal Blu-ray CD/DVD Burner LG, 3d playback. 10x blu-ray burner - £65.98 (£151.99 RRP)
Fan Controller - Lamptron Touch, 6 channels, 30w each channel - £56
HDD - Western Digital,1 TB, 7200 RPM, 64 MB Cache, Sata 6 - £66.41/£85.94

I am looking to buy a 20" monitor which will go portrait beside my 28" tv.
The tv will be for games and the monitor for web browsing.

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The only items I have left to buy are 16gb Ram, a fancy Sound Card, a sterio/music 5.25 drive and some sound sensitive lights. =P
The total cost for me will be still in my budget but it will be worth a whole lot more

Edited by Threeshotsolid, 23 June 2011 - 11:35 AM.

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Nice build and I particularly like the Blu-Ray burner and the fan control addition.
I am however extremely jealous of your freebies :)
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Nice build and I particularly like the Blu-Ray burner and the fan control addition.
I am however extremely jealous of your freebies :)



Haha
Unfortunately I don't have a windows 7 64 bit disc. So i might end up using Linux for a while until i can afford Windows. I also need another office 2007 pack. Oh well.

I plan to have my rig together by august/september and I will update this thread with a picture and the cost when it is complete.

I will tidy this thread up a bit when I have finished, so you could use it in replies to other people questions.

I'm assuming the total cost would be nearing £1500 (if i paid for each part).

I have started doing a lot of 3d modelling recently since school is over and i can now focus on my interests. This extra power will be worth it.

Edited by Threeshotsolid, 23 June 2011 - 01:56 PM.

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Ok thanks and good luck :)
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i said i would write back when i finished.

and i have finally finished 5 months later - put together myself and she's a beaut.
Anything highlighted in red has been discounted by my dads job.


Chasis - CM, Haf 922 - £82.49
Motherboard - Asus, Crosshair V formula - £136.46
Ram - Corsair, Vengeance - £35.82
Proccesor - AMD, 1100T - £0 (£147.59)
CPU Cooler - Thermalright Venomous X Black - £51.96
Graphics Card - Asus, ATI Radeon 6970 - £280.81
Power Supply - CM, Silent Pro Gold 1000w - £174.32
Extra Fans - Akasa, 120mm Black Apache (x2) - £30.96
Optical Drive - LG, CH10LS20, BluRay-ROM - £71.95
Hard Drive - WD, 1002FAEX, 1TB - £69.71
Tool Kit - OCZ, 34 Piece - £27.96

Total Price £962.44 including all my discounts




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Thanks for all the help guys, use taught me what the workings are inside a computer and i really appreciate all your help and advice.

Edited by Threeshotsolid, 03 October 2011 - 02:39 PM.

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Thanks for taking the time to update us we appreciate it :yes:
Nice rig you have put together there and at a good price so enjoy :)

NB: Just a FYI, if you had paid for the CPU by using an after market cooler you would invalidate the AMD warranty.
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NB: Just a FYI, if you had paid for the CPU by using an after market cooler you would invalidate the AMD warranty.


Really?
that is good to know for future reference

I bought an aftermarket cooler because, the cpu i got wasnt retail and so didnt come with the stock heatsink.
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This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.

Full article http://support.amd.c...earLimited.aspx
Slightly different in your situation but I provided the information to make others aware, under normal circumstances unless you are overclocking the stock HS and fan supplied with the CPU are more than capable of cooling the CPU as they are tested over and above the processors normal operating temperatures.
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