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#1 Sep 22 2010 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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So with long and hard researching, could someone rate my build?

LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148030

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM [link=Burner]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289[/link]

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
[link=HDD]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218[/link]

Palit NE3TS25EFHD02 GeForce GTS 250 E-Green 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
[link=Video Card]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261062[/link]

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBECO
[link=Ram]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231320[/link]

EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
[link=MOBO]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188054[/link]

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930[ul][ul]
[link=Processor]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225[/link]

It'll run me about $700 bucks or so. Hopefully this is decent to run FFXIV.


Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 10:25am by Odretep

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 10:26am by Odretep
#2 Sep 22 2010 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I am no expert at all so Im just throwing stuff around and guessing here but I would think just go with a i-5 760 or something with that GPU or upgrade the GPU. You'll save 100 bucks on the CPU and you'll prob want/need a better PSU.
#3 Sep 22 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Good
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I would say get maybe 6-8GB ram, it's pretty cheap nowadays. The graphics card should be a little better than you should hit max graphics, other than that it looks solid.
#4 Sep 22 2010 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Yuck on the Power supply. If no upgrades are planned, maybe ok?

I ran the gts250 in beta (gtx470 just installed last night:) and was "ok" Not the best but playable.

If you can afford more upgrade to the GTX 460 atleast imo. Also would then upgrade the PSU to i dont know, at least a good 600W if not a 750W.
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#5 Sep 22 2010 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm okay upgrade to a better PSU and better GPU. Any suggestions on the GPU? I'm not sure what exactly I need to look for when it comes to the Specs.

Thanks
#6 Sep 22 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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you did notice your cpu and mobo are different sockets right?

Use the newegg PC builder, you usually know exactly what can go together. If you want that CPU find a board that is also 1366.
#7 Sep 22 2010 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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boriss wrote:
you did notice your cpu and mobo are different sockets right?

Use the newegg PC builder, you usually know exactly what can go together. If you want that CPU find a board that is also 1366.

No I didn't Good call. Yeah I'm a virgin to building computers I'll change that
#8 Sep 22 2010 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Odretep wrote:
Hmm okay upgrade to a better PSU and better GPU. Any suggestions on the GPU? I'm not sure what exactly I need to look for when it comes to the Specs.

Thanks


Well if you want a better GPU go with the 460, although to me I run a 5770 at high settings just fine so I like to just throw it out there considering the 5770 is a bit cheaper that a 460 or better isn't required to run the game but ya if you really want a great build a 460 is good bang of buck.
#9 Sep 22 2010 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Suhee wrote:
Yuck on the Power supply. If no upgrades are planned, maybe ok?

I ran the gts250 in beta (gtx470 just installed last night:) and was "ok" Not the best but playable.

If you can afford more upgrade to the GTX 460 atleast imo. Also would then upgrade the PSU to i dont know, at least a good 600W if not a 750W.


mmmm not be cheap about power but would it be alright to just run something that was 500W? I'm not trying to make the rig awesome, but just decent?
#10 Sep 22 2010 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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Er...
First off you're mixing a socket 1366 chip with a socket 1156 motherboard, which try as you might, it will not fit.
Would agree with Sherri88 and recommend switch to an i5 760 chip instead - that will fit in the motherboard. (actually $20 less would get you an i5 750 which is only a tiny bit slower - not much difference).

Other things to note - that GPU is quite low down the ladder - swap with
GTX 460 (768mb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261074
ideally the 1GB version though http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187111

If you're on a super budget the GTS 250 will suffice (although would say have a look at the GTS 450 - comparable price and performance but supports DX 11).

Lastly PSU may well be an issue. Would recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 (which after all the rebates is a **** good price).

Any case (at least a mid tower) to house it all is fine - don't need one with a PSU.

On a tangent, if you want a cheaper build consider using an AMD CPU as your base. (like this - $165) Mobo and maybe RAM will need adjusting to match.

edit: took so **** long to put that post together half the stuff I wrote has been mentioned... :p

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 10:59am by Kreisash
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#11 Sep 22 2010 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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The one thing to never skimp on is a good power supply (think most would agree)
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#12 Sep 22 2010 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Kreisash wrote:
Er...
First off you're mixing a socket 1366 chip with a socket 1156 motherboard, which try as you might, it will not fit.
Would agree with Sherri88 and recommend switch to an i5 760 chip instead - that will fit in the motherboard. (actually $20 less would get you an i5 750 which is only a tiny bit slower - not much difference).

Other things to note - that GPU is quite low down the ladder - swap with
GTX 460 (768mb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261074
ideally the 1GB version though http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187111

If you're on a super budget the GTS 250 will suffice (although would say have a look at the GTS 450 - comparable price and performance but supports DX 11).

Lastly PSU may well be an issue. Would recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 (which after all the rebates is a **** good price).

Any case (at least a mid tower) to house it all is fine - don't need one with a PSU.

On a tangent, if you want a cheaper build consider using an AMD CPU as your base. (like this - $165) Mobo and maybe RAM will need adjusting to match.

edit: took so **** long to put that post together half the stuff I wrote has been mentioned... :p

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 10:59am by Kreisash

THANK YOU for the good insight! I changed my build (didn't realize the socket fit) and it seems to be within my price range! Good Deal.
#13 Sep 22 2010 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Suhee wrote:
The one thing to never skimp on is a good power supply (think most would agree)

Replaced everything and got a 650W haha might as well for the price I'll be paying down the road
#14 Sep 22 2010 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Odretep wrote:
Suhee wrote:
The one thing to never skimp on is a good power supply (think most would agree)

Replaced everything and got a 650W haha might as well for the price I'll be paying down the road


If you replaced it with the one Kreisash put down, good choice
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#15 Sep 22 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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And if you didn't, you're probably paying less but for junk. I think that was the cheapest good quality one I could find. If you buy cheaper but still high wattage the ampage is probably not going to be sufficient.

(The one I plugged has won awards over here in the UK.)
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#16 Sep 22 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Alright guys, thanks for all the input I changed it to an AMD processor (with a compatible MOBO...lol I learned something new) I also took into consideration the PSU and the GPU and the total price I will be paying for is around 800 (shipping included) Looks like exactly what I need! I'll eventually change MOBO and CPU down the road

Heres the new list:

Mid tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261074

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

If there is anymore changes, I'll be sure to take into consideration of what you all recommend :]
#17 Sep 22 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
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Personally prefer the F3 series HD (500MB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

1TB version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
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#18 Sep 22 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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EDIT: nevermind you had it in the OP, sorry

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 11:25am by Suhee
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#19 Sep 22 2010 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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Odretep wrote:
Alright guys, thanks for all the input I changed it to an AMD processor (with a compatible MOBO...lol I learned something new) I also took into consideration the PSU and the GPU and the total price I will be paying for is around 800 (shipping included) Looks like exactly what I need! I'll eventually change MOBO and CPU down the road

Heres the new list:

Mid tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261074

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

If there is anymore changes, I'll be sure to take into consideration of what you all recommend :]


I am assuming you have RAM, HDD, OS and DVD drive already picked out and just didn't list them.

Do yourself a favor and get the 1GB version of the GTX 460. You can make up the $20-30 difference by switching your CPU to a 955, or look for combo deals that save you some cash.

For example, here is a CPU/MoBo combo for $220 ($200 after mail in rebate) that would save you more than enough to upgrade your GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.512299
#20 Sep 22 2010 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 11:51am by Odretep
#21 Sep 22 2010 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh... I see the difference already! haha thanks man
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