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Rammstein4Ever

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Building a system
« on: February 11, 2011, 08:45:47 AM »
I think I'm going to use some of my tax money to build a computer, I'm aiming between $500-$600. I haven't built a PC in like 8 years so I'm not familiar.  If some one has the time to put something from newegg for me.. I'd prefer an AMD system, with an Nvidia video card.  Hard drive doesn't have to be more than 500 gig.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 01:32:18 AM »
Doing any gaming? Might be better off to buy a used system/components.

Or up your budget to 1000-1200ish for a nice new machine.

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Rammstein4Ever

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 07:31:48 AM »
Yeah I plan on doing some gaming, mostly just surfing the web, etc.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 12:57:36 PM »
Seriously, lurk on the hot deals forum over at slickdeals.net, dude. There always good deals on components and you could build something very good on the cheap.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 03:29:48 PM »
I was able to build a new computer on Newegg that would be decent for gaming for $600 including a 3 license "family pack" version of Windows 7 Home Premium that you can share with you friends, family, whatever. Now if I could just remember how to post wish lists :lol:

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 09:10:42 PM »
Uber, get the ID of your wishlist and paste it on the end of this: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=

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Rammstein4Ever

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 08:00:39 AM »
I <3 newegg... Ordered early Monday morning and all of it except the video card are out on delivery currently.

Went with...

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 Mobo
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Antec BP550 Plus 550W supply
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower
LG DVD Burner

For just over $625.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 10:22:56 AM »
555 is a great processor. mine runs like a champ

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 07:37:58 PM »
I <3 newegg... Ordered early Monday morning and all of it except the video card are out on delivery currently.

Went with...

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 Mobo
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Antec BP550 Plus 550W supply
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower
LG DVD Burner

For just over $625.

Nice stuff. More or less what I was going to recommend but never remembered to come back to link to the wishlist. Glad you got what you were looking for. Newegg is indeed great.

What did you get for your OS?

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 07:46:04 PM »
What did you get for your OS?
A pirated copy of Windows 7? :lol:

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 10:19:22 PM »
My buddy is a computer tech major at University at Buffalo, he is getting me a legit version of Windows 7 64 bit  :mrgreen:

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011, 12:16:24 AM »
Hmm, I would be surprised if there wasn't some clause that said you aren't allowed to transfer ownership of student licenses. But whatever, not like anyone will ever check.

If you already hadn't arranged for something I was going to suggest the Windows 7 Home Premium "family pack" that is out for a limited time. I got it and it's nice. 3 licenses to use on any computer you want; did it on my PC, my HTPC, and as soon as she's ready the wifey's PC. All for $120 or $40/license.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 09:15:29 AM »
Hmm, I would be surprised if there wasn't some clause that said you aren't allowed to transfer ownership of student licenses. But whatever, not like anyone will ever check.

It's likely the same thing as what we have here at UF. It's considered a 'work-at-home' license. You can use it on your home computer as long as you're employed or go to school at the university. Once that chances, you're supposed to remove it from your machine, but it's not like they're actually checking that shit.

That's what I bought for my new PC built. $8 for a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I'm going to try and get another copy because I heard they wiped their database clean and don't have records of previous purchases.

That family pack is a damn good price for 3 licenses though. Hell, the total price is about the cost of one license usually.

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 10:53:25 AM »
Crap. I could use a COA for 7 64-bit.  Got a disk sitting right here. I would love to upgrade this Q6600 to 7.  XP is holding it back for sure. 

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2011, 08:53:32 PM »
Built... this thing is inaudible... awesome.  Recommended settings for SC2 was "Ultra"  :mrgreen:

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Re: Building a system
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 09:50:35 PM »
I should have gotten a CM case.  My Rosewill is so damnloud...gotta get some better fans for it.  My HIS vid card doesn't makeit any better though.