The Power Forums
Hello and welcome to The Power Forums! Please take this time to register or log in! See you soon!

I'm building a custom computer......

View previous topic View next topic Go down

I'm building a custom computer......

Post  RZRsharpKLR on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:20 am

....and I would like to know the best Make & Model of each catagory.
P.S. This doesn't belong in the PC Gaming forum, its not for gaming.

Computer Case - (I don't want anything too flashy)

CPU - (AMD, Intel?)

Motherboard - (?)

RAM - (?)

Hard-drive - ( I want a 1TB)

Video / Graphics Card (NVidia, ATi?)

Power Supply - (?)

Audio / Sound Card - (?)

CD / DVD Burner - (?)

Speakers - (?)

.....and possible price range if you can?
avatar
RZRsharpKLR
Forum Police Officer
Forum Police Officer

Posts : 546
Join date : 2010-09-17
Age : 24
Location : Yakima, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Hardline Pro on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:25 am

I dunno, Wheen can help you though. He is a computer nerd. Razz

_______________


Unfortunately, Mac Taylor is not in this signature, so Donald Flack Jr. will be representing CSI: NY instead.

Have a question or comment? Do you need help with something? Send me a private message or ask me on Twitter!
avatar
Hardline Pro
Admin
Admin

Posts : 1672
Join date : 2010-06-25
Age : 22
Location : USA

View user profile http://thepowerforum.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  ginga-ninja on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:27 am

Hardline Pro wrote:I dunno, Wheen can help you though. He is a computer nerd. Razz


study
avatar
ginga-ninja
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 2925
Join date : 2010-07-21
Age : 23
Location : Leitrim, Ireland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:47 am

Hardline Pro wrote:I dunno, Wheen can help you though. He is a computer nerd. Razz

Pretty much. If he doesn't know, then nobody does.
avatar
MegaMonkeyChunk
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 3742
Join date : 2010-08-11
Age : 30
Location : Montréal, Québec

View user profile http://www.bigsausagepizza.com

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:47 am

ginga-ninja wrote:
Hardline Pro wrote:I dunno, Wheen can help you though. He is a computer nerd. Razz


study

Stop pretending you know how to read books.
avatar
MegaMonkeyChunk
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 3742
Join date : 2010-08-11
Age : 30
Location : Montréal, Québec

View user profile http://www.bigsausagepizza.com

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Wheen Your Strange on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:11 am

RZRsharpKLR wrote:....and I would like to know the best Make & Model of each catagory.
P.S. This doesn't belong in the PC Gaming forum, its not for gaming.

Computer Case - (I don't want anything too flashy)

CPU - (AMD, Intel?)

Motherboard - (?)

RAM - (?)

Hard-drive - ( I want a 1TB)

Video / Graphics Card (NVidia, ATi?)

Power Supply - (?)

Audio / Sound Card - (?)

CD / DVD Burner - (?)

Speakers - (?)

.....and possible price range if you can?

I will do two builds. One is a best of the catagories, which you will not be able to afford. I guarantee you that. And one is with a budget of around $2000

Awesome Build:

Case: Really depends on personal preference I love Lian Li myself. This is a great case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112243

CPU: Make sure you overclock it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223

Motherboard: Asus rules: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131642

RAM: I've heard great things about these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231386

Storage (Hard drive isn't synonymous with Storage anymore): Get two of these behemoths: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227524

Graphics: Honestly, I'd say wait for the GTX 475 (or even the dual GPU version). It'll run loads cooler than the GTX 480 and is projected to be about the same cost. If you want best performance ATM (and only care about performance), then get a couple 5970s.

Power Supply: PC P&C is great here, only thing is that they're not modular. But I've had my 750w Silencer for 6 years and have yet to have it fail. And when it does fail, I can send it back. Lifetime warranty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

Sound Card: Not necessary anymore. I have heard that people are getting marginal gains over onboard audio with some cards, but I personally haven't researched it.

CD Drive: Again, not a field I'm very familiar with, I've been using the same Lite-on drive for the past 6 years, and migrating it between rigs. This seems pretty good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

Speakers: I personally only use 2.1 systems (due to my computer's placement in the room) so I won't be very helpful in the best department. 1377 reviewers cannot be wrong with these though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121120

Budget Build:

Case: This is a great case for the money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

CPU: Intel 870 is about $6 more than the 860, but clocks higher and has a higher turbo and multiplier. If your'e gonna overclock, go with the 875k.

Motherboard: The following mobo is amazing for the money. Its in my rig right now as a matter of fact. Only thing I have to warn you is to make sure you're using a good ethernet cable, and to not force it in. If you look a couple topics down, I bent the pins in mine and was unable to use the internet until I figured got into the ethernet slot with a pair of pliers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412&cm_re=gigabyte_ud3-_-13-128-412-_-Product

RAM: I'm running two sets of these in my current rig. Great RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Storage: It's $10 more than the 1tb drive, but you get twice the storage: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514

Graphics: One or two of these. Run great. Amazing performance for the money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

Sound Card: Same as for the "Awesome Rig"

CD DVD Burner: Again, not much experience

Speakers: Same as in "Awesome Rig" Creative is always good. A seemingly unknown brand "Insignia" also have great audio quality. I cannot comment on the longevity though, since I've only had mine for a couple months.


The "Awesome Rig" will probably bankrupt you. The Budget Build will be sub 2k for sure, probably in the low 1000s.
avatar
Wheen Your Strange
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 1954
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 22
Location : The United States of Liberty and Education

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:12 am

Your sig is way too big man. Use a smaller one.



Much better right?

Just for comparison:



avatar
MegaMonkeyChunk
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 3742
Join date : 2010-08-11
Age : 30
Location : Montréal, Québec

View user profile http://www.bigsausagepizza.com

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  RZRsharpKLR on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:28 am

I did some lookin around, and I think I've found the stuff I was lookin for. like a AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core 'Black Edition' Processor @ 3.4GHz, and for the graphics card ATi Radeon HD 5970, and the motherboard is ATX Desktop AMD Phenom II, power supply was a Rocketfish 900w.
avatar
RZRsharpKLR
Forum Police Officer
Forum Police Officer

Posts : 546
Join date : 2010-09-17
Age : 24
Location : Yakima, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Wheen Your Strange on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:35 am

RZRsharpKLR wrote:I did some lookin around, and I think I've found the stuff I was lookin for. like a AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core 'Black Edition' Processor @ 3.4GHz, and for the graphics card ATi Radeon HD 5970, and the motherboard is ATX Desktop AMD Phenom II, power supply was a Rocketfish 900w.

Proc won't perform nearly as well as an i7, let alone an Intel hexacore. Plus it can't reach as high overclocks and its a lot less stable. Graphics card is the highest performing (ATM, GTX 480 x2 not included) but runs incredibly hot. Mobo, isn't a mobo. Never heard of Rocketfish.

To sum it up.

Your CPU: Not even close to the fastest.
GPU: Fastest single-card solution, but not even close to the fastest possible solution.
Mobo: You didn't pick one.
PSU: Unknown brand
avatar
Wheen Your Strange
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 1954
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 22
Location : The United States of Liberty and Education

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  SeanSim on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:47 am

Wheen Your Strange wrote:Storage (Hard drive isn't synonymous with Storage anymore): Get two of these behemoths: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227524

While it would be a really, really fast computer, having a SSD as primary storage is probably a bad idea and a waste of money in the long run.
avatar
SeanSim
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant

Posts : 127
Join date : 2010-08-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Wheen Your Strange on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:56 am

SeanSim wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:Storage (Hard drive isn't synonymous with Storage anymore): Get two of these behemoths: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227524

While it would be a really, really fast computer, having a SSD as primary storage is probably a bad idea and a waste of money in the long run.

Based on what. Its more of a gamble then anything, since almost no research has been done on the long-term reliability of an SSD.
avatar
Wheen Your Strange
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 1954
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 22
Location : The United States of Liberty and Education

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  SeanSim on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:23 am

Wheen Your Strange wrote:Based on what. Its more of a gamble then anything, since almost no research has been done on the long-term reliability of an SSD.

I guess simply based on my gut.

SSDs might have really good longevity. But I hate being the Guinea pig. Especially when it's coming out of my shallow wallet. Smile
avatar
SeanSim
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant

Posts : 127
Join date : 2010-08-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Wheen Your Strange on Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:37 am

SeanSim wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:Based on what. Its more of a gamble then anything, since almost no research has been done on the long-term reliability of an SSD.

I guess simply based on my gut.

SSDs might have really good longevity. But I hate being the Guinea pig. Especially when it's coming out of my shallow wallet. Smile
I understand. The guy asked for the best on the market though. Very Happy
avatar
Wheen Your Strange
Community VIP
Community VIP

Posts : 1954
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 22
Location : The United States of Liberty and Education

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm building a custom computer......

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum