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JingleHell United States. August 21 2011 12:03. Posts 11262
On August 21 2011 10:37 guMmiwormz wrote: I'm looking to buy a premade or custom pc, but i don't know where to start. I know everyone's going to tell me to build my own except I'm confident I would mess something up somewhere along the lines. Are there any affordable places to buy prebuilt or custom pc's?
EDIT: I quoted the wrong person lol
To piggyback on what Molyd mentioned, there are TONS of tutorials on how to build a computer. One of the many helpful videos is the tutorial from newegg.
Budget: $800 Resolution: 1280 x 1024 , however I'm not sure whether I will be getting a larger monitor in the future. Use: Gaming -to be able to play SC II/ Lol without lag and any future games that come out. Upgrade Cycle: Looking to not upgrade for 2-3 years. When: Now. Overclocking: No Second GPU: No OS: No. Where: newegg.com i assume, unless there are better prices somewhere else.
I had a quick question with a build I was doing from this thread: I have a top mounted PSU, with an Antec Basiq 450. The PSU's fan is on the bottom. The issue is that there is a mount for a 120mm fan underneath the psu. My question: should I have a fan there? and if yes, should it be intake or exhaust? To be exact, look at this picture:
I would have the same setup. I am concerned about if the fan would fight the PSU for air and prevent it from getting what it needs to work. Advice?
JingleHell United States. August 21 2011 12:44. Posts 11262
The PSU fan shown there is an intake, the fan in the back should be an exhaust. The real fun is that the intake on the PSU is stealing air from the CPU cooler. So yes, you could have some issues with airflow, as to whether it causes a problem, that's a more complicated question.
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pey24 United States. August 21 2011 12:46. Posts 8
Thank you guys. this build from mostly skyR and all of you guys tho ^^
On August 21 2011 13:01 aznguyen316 wrote: Pey, build looks good.. I might have to copy that. I wonder how the 6870 compares to the 6950, I hear the 6870 is a good power:cost ratio, however I just began looking into builds.
Anyone have suggestions similar to Pey's build but in a Small form factor? Does not have to be super small, but I dunno, Shuttle small but can fit a 6950? Thanks!
I have a build request as I haven't looked at this stuff in a long time (4 years)
What is your budget?
What is your resolution?
1x1980*1080 HDMI, 1x1440*900 DVI (I currently use 2x 1440*900 monitors, would like to have a larger primary monitor. If it's less than optimal to run a configuration in this way, I can take 1 monitor to work and the other is getting hung on a wall in my living room regardless on my old rig)
What are you using it for?
I'd like to have the capacity to game at Ultra settings (mostly SC2), FRAPS, and stream at the same time, while running SC2gears, iTunes, Skype and a number of other programs in the background all at the same time. I also do video editing work with Sony Vegas, mostly gaming videos.
What is your upgrade cycle?
Extended, typically 3-4 years minimum. This rig is currently working towards its fifth year, I was a broke college student for a long time :/
When do you plan on building it?
End of September
Do you plan on overclocking?
No, I don't have any experience in doing this. However, I'm relatively technically capable, so if this would help me down the road squeeze additional performance from the machine once it's aged a bit then yes I could do it. Considering I mostly just game though, I had it in mind to simply be SLI ready and just adding on a new GPU should the need ever arise.
Do you need an Operating System?
Yes, gonna run Windows 7 64-bit
Do you plan to add a second GPU for SLI or Crossfire?
Where are you buying your parts from?
Additional Comments: Need a new case (Antec 900 will do just fine), 1x 1TB HD for storage and High-def playback, 1x80-120GB HD for applications, and of course the OS. Planning on recycling my current DVD burner drive.
Thanks a lot!!! I definitely need the help
Check out my map thread: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=192306
epikAnglory United States. August 21 2011 13:43. Posts 1120
I have a Thermaltake 850w Powersupply and Cooler Master hyper 212+ heatsink that i will reuse in my new build along with my Antec 1200 case.
I would like a 120GB sata 3 SSD if my budget can allow it. If it is impossible to put it in for under $800 or just above $800 then I will leave it out. And when picking an SSD I would rather not touch OCZ as I just had an OCZ vertex 2 refunded as it died along with a lot of other people's SSD's dieing on forums. Even if they have improved I don't want to give them my money for the amount of headache I went through in getting it refunded. Corsair or Intel I've heard are reliable when it comes to SSD brands?
Thanks a lot to whoever helps.
$700 - $800
1920 x 1080 on a 27" samsung monitor. I run a second monitor (samsung 21") for backround things like itunes youtube etc. but I don't use the second monitor for playing games.
What am I using it for?
Mainly for games. SC2, D3, Hon/Dota 2, all on max settings or close to max. I don't plan on using antialising or any of that stuff. Don't see a point when the difference isn't much for the amount of FPS drop.
What is my upgrade cycle?
When do I plan to build it?
Within a month or two.
Do I plan on overclocking?
Yes, if my budget allows for it, since I have a decent PSU and case with good cooling, I will most likely OC my CPU and OC my GPU a tad unless it is factory OC'd then I probably wont touch the GPU.
Do I need an Operating System?
Do I plan to add a second GPU for crossfire/SLI?
Yes, there is a good chance that in a year or two when prices come down I may grab another GPU that is exactly the same as my GPU to run in SLI. I do not plan to go Tri SLI or quad, just dual SLI. Where am I buying my parts from?
I know that many enthusiasts like the Noctua NH-D14 and it has good performance if you look at different benchmarks. It's quite large though and depending on how noise sensitive you are you might go with water cooling. For 4,5 the noctua is more than enough though in pure cooling capacity.