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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:48 pm 
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=1886

Same one you had above, but seems to be $100 cheaper now... weird


And use this link to go to tigerdirect

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... tigeremail

Just got an email for $20 off.. maybe it will work for you.. anything over $200, which I am not going to use. Must be done by 4/17

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:47 am 
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Does anyone mind throwing something together for me on one of these sites? All this ssd and graphics and proper cooling is pretty confusing.

Price really doesnt matter, the ones i posted just seemed reasonable, but if they dont have the things you guy have mentioned for fast loading / optimal settings; im not interested.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:12 pm 
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If I were buying a computer.. I would go with something like this.
As currently configured, it's about $1450
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_Z7 ... r/w/113048

Things to change.
1 - the case. Doesn't REALLY matter, pick the one you like. Most of them are decent enough cases. Some may have more air flow, but you're liquid cooled, so it's less of an issue.
2 - the processor. Any of them there are going to be great. You can pick the lowest one on the list and it's going to scream. You can save like $150 by choosing a lesser processor if you want.
3 - Video card - you can go up or down. I would stay Nvidia, but all of the cards here are pretty good. I would probably stay 560 or above, but even the 550's aren't bad cards.
4 - 2ndary hard drive - I picked the minimum, 500 GB 2ndary. If you store a lot of music, movies etc and don't think that's enough.. upgrade to 1-2 TB. The price just goes up.
5 - opitcal drive - do you want blu ray? If so, choose one. Do you need 2 disk drives for easier burning shit? Add a 2nd. Can't really go wrong.
6 - flash reader - I added it, it's a $10 upgrade and IMO every computer should have one built in..



You can save about $40 on a case, bu choosing a different case. You can save about $150 on processor by choosing a lesser processor. You can save about $35 by going with a little bit slower ram, but I would suggest keeping at least 8.

it has liquid cooling, a 120gb SSD primary hard drive(not top of the line, but still it's an SSD so it's going to be awesome), a very good video card(although not top of the line).

When I build computers, I tend to say, okay what is the best I can get before I start taking it in the ass for it being the latest and greatest.. and that's what I have here.

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http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_Z7 ... r/w/113052

Here is it configured for $1180, with an I5 processor and Nvidia GTX 550. The 550 is more of a budget card, but still.. it's respectable.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:11 pm 
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I may get that strife. Tho I'll probably up the processor a bit and maybe the video card. Any reason to not get a dual video card? I really know jack all about computers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Flab wrote:
I may get that strife. Tho I'll probably up the processor a bit and maybe the video card. Any reason to not get a dual video card? I really know jack all about computers.

I've never used SLI(or crossfire) but I think the general consensus is one good video card is better than 2 lesser cards. Also, 2 video cards are louder, more power usage and don't work as well with multiple monitors.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Ok. I'll just get one. Albeit the Bestest one in the world!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Flab wrote:
Ok. I'll just get one. Albeit the Bestest one in the world!

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/nvi ... -card/7989

You mean this one? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Had a 9800GX2... not a big fan of the dual GPU models. They just kind of take two vid cards, jam em together around a central heat sink, and slap a fan on.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Get off my PC thread, Flab!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:18 am 
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I've hijAcked it, Adi. Strife is working for me now.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:47 pm 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6883227414

Is this better or worse than the StrifeBuild?

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Strife wrote:
Flab wrote:
Ok. I'll just get one. Albeit the Bestest one in the world!

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/nvi ... -card/7989
You mean this one? :)
GO BESTERER!
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-DisplayPort-P ... 741&sr=1-1


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I got dual.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Adimenti wrote:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227414

Is this better or worse than the StrifeBuild?

Some items/differences to note:
  • Same CPU in both systems.
  • NewEgg system has 2x the memory, however, Strife's system has higher frequency memory (you will want this if you're into O.C.'ing, though you really don't need to with that beefy CPU). 8 GB is enough memory for most people at the moment.
  • Strife's system has a little better video card vs. the NewEgg system (AMD 7770 is ~= NVidia GTX 550 Ti, which is 1 tier below a GTX 560 Ti)
  • Strife's system uses a 120 GB SSD as the primary drive with a 500 GB storage drive. NewEgg system only has a 1TB primary HDD. (The SSD will significantly outperform the NewEgg system in terms of disk I/O, but the NewEgg system has more capacity 4 ur pornz).
  • Both systems support dual GPU (NewEgg system allows AMD Crossfire, Strife's system has SLI). Both are SATA 3 and USB 3 capable.
  • I don't know what "iBuypower Custom Liquid Cooling" means. The Corsair Hyrdo liquid cooling system on Strife's build is your entry level liquid cooling system.
  • I don't know anything about the PC case Strife selected. The NZXT Phantom case in the NewEgg system is a decent case and is well reviewed ($120ish standalone if I remember correctly).

The system Strife put together is faster, but it's also ~$350 more.
The current price of an Intel 520 SSD is $150 USD on NewEgg.
The difference in price between your average name brand AMD 7770/GTX 550 Ti (~$140) and GTX 560 Ti (~$240) is $100.

This means the NewEgg system, while slower, should provide more bang for the $$. You could always get the NewEgg system and then buy an Intel 520 (or other SSD of your choosing) and a second AMD 7770 to X-fire them, if you desire, and still come out about $50 ahead. Note that two AMD 7770's X-fired will be faster than 1x 560 Ti, however, Strife's system has the option of adding a 2nd 560 Ti (+ ~$240), which would be significantly faster than 2x AMD 7770's.

If you add the SSD and the video card to the NewEgg system, you'll want to be at least mildly comfortable with handling PC internals and reinstalling Windows 7 if you want the OS to boot on your SSD, which is highly recommended. I know you're not all that comfortable handling PC parts, but it really isn't as difficult as you may think. There are plenty of resources here and elsewhere on teh interwebz to help you figure out how to do this if you choose this option.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:02 pm 
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The same one Strife originally built seems to be down to $1380 now, so thats a bonus.
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_Z7 ... r/w/113048

My PC freezes about 4 times a day now, so I'm thinking it may be on it's last leg. Only downside is that it takes so long to ship to me.

If any one knows any other reputable sites that may be quicker I'm all ears, or if something has changed or been lost in that one that my computer illiterate self didn't see, I'm all ears.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:40 pm 
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I know people (diggles) hate dells, but I saw this the other day and laughed.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/78662/c ... -home-prem

the HD7570 is kind of... meh, but everything else on there is pretty impressive for the price.

If you've had dealings with Costco in the past, I'd recommend looking into that.

edit: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/78356/d ... t-keyboard - HA!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:54 pm 
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The main problem with Dell is that their parts are non-standard. Their motherboards, power supplies and therefore cases are all irregular. You can't upgrade them without replacing everything.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Truth.

Mostly when I recommend these to people, it's to someone that has their machine for a good 5+ years anyway.

I upgrade every 3-4 (usually), and upgrade pieces as I go along for my personal PC's.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I don't think Canadian residents can purchase from the American Cosco website.

Even though the Origin PC's are asthetically pleasing to me, and Gizmodo gave them a great review, I'll probably just go with the StrifeBuild.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:38 am 
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Why have you not already gotten this done? Get on the ball Adi.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
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Zirak wrote:
Why have you not already gotten this done? Get on the ball Adi.

No kidding.. that PC Is already antique now ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Needed that wedding money!

But that one will still last me at least as long as GuildWars eh Strife?

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Adimenti wrote:
Needed that wedding money!
But that one will still last me at least as long as GuildWars eh Strife?

Did you already get married?

And yes, it should be fine...

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On the 18th I did.

SHOULD BE FINE? I WANT PURE CONFIDENCE!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC's
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Adimenti wrote:
On the 18th I did.

SHOULD BE FINE? I WANT PURE CONFIDENCE!

The video card is considerably better than mine, and I run GW2 fine.

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