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  1. #16
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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    coolermaster mid tower blue led front fan

    replace lower side fan with a silenx 120mm 90cfm

    replace rear fan with panaflo ultra speed.

    get an amd phenom be

    get the asus m3a32 mvp deluxe amd sb600/790fx non-wifi edition

    get an arctic cooler freezer 64 pro use the thermal compound pre-applied.

    the retail sony bd-rom drive

    get the pc power 860 w

    get a gtx 280.

    get the titanium pci-e xfi

    get behringer s/pdif speakers.

    get the best newest wd raptor and maybe 2

    win xp home ed

    win vista 64 bit ed

    4-8 GB of mushkin 800 mhz ram

    one of the newest samsung hdtv's with magic clear

    get a good dlink router and a good cable modem.

    you can always upgrade your video card.

    imo, unless you fold, don't waste money an intel cpu. the 9850 be has just as many advantages imo, unless you care about raw benchmark performance, but bm's are often too silly and trivial not relative to real world enjoyment to be taken seriously.

    you may need some tools from performancepcs.com or frozencpu.com

    disclaimer: no one can be right or wrong about this. i just wanted to throw my opinion in that i think would help him out.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    VRP can you even fit that into a $1500 budget.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    You read his posts...

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Quote Originally Posted by Petden View Post
    VRP can you even fit that into a $1500 budget.
    i just read the thread title and only the thread title and posted accordingly.

    i'll try to read the op from now on.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    If I was building myself a new gaming rig with a $1500 budget, here is what I would use.

    Granted this is me.

    Many don't like the small cramped cases but I like to maintain a degree of easy portability in my gaming rig. My current gaming rig is based off a similar setup and my particular cooling solution for this case works very well... actually much much better than Silverstone's own hamstercage cooling solution they have for these cases

    Case
    SILVERSTONE SUGO SG02B-F Black ABS / SECC Steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163112

    Cooling
    SILVERSTONE NT06-LITE CPU Cooler - Retail
    with a
    SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm Case Fan - Retail
    fan mounted on the BOTTOM of the cooler blowing upwards through the PSU (it is quite a feat to install this way...but it is very worth the effort)
    and
    3X SILVERSTONE RL-FM81 80mm Case Fan - Retail
    1 for hard drive, 2 for top exhaust (mount the middle top fan as intake to add-in cards and the rear fan as exhaust for cards and case)
    and
    SILVERSTONE FP33-B Controller, Panel - Retail
    Set speeds for CPU, add-in cards (wire in both fans) and HDD to a good cooling and sound level
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220019
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220009
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999046

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

    Mobo
    EVGA 112-CK-NF77-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce e-7150/630i HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188021

    Video
    VGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130338

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

    Memory
    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

    Power supply
    FSP Group EVEREST 80PLUS 700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, FCC, CSA, RoHS - Retail
    note this is a modular powersupply, in this case no need to have extra wires packed in there
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104049

    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005

    DVD Burner
    AMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153

    PVR Card
    KWORLD X-Pert DVD Maker PCI Card VS-L883D PCI Interface - Retail
    NOTE: This card has no tuner, actually very little setup required and easy to use for playback and the occasional recording, its the card i use...Have my sattelite reciever plugged into it, i ussualy just use mine for playback..for the price this card is very very hard to beat
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815100120


    Total $1497.55

    this list has $60 worth of mail in rebates...I mail them in but i usually dont make them a deciding factor in my purchase as they often take half a year to get them if they show up at all

    this will completely fill this case, there will only be one PCI slot left open and it will be blocked by the VGA card, but like you said, you want to built it and use it for 2 years without having to upgrade or take it back apart. other than to clean it that is

    on another note...on my case like this I used a hole saw and cut a hole in the bottom tray under the area where the cpu mounts...if makes it easy to pull the cpu cooler if i need to...most wont need to... but then thats me again
    Last edited by StompinRound; 06-26-2008 at 05:53 AM.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Hey StompinRound, do you actually move your PC around?

    Also if he isnt overclocking why go with the quad instead of the E8400?

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    sometimes yes

    and I am a folding frog so...

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    I see. Well if the computer does not need to move moved I don't think there is any point to go small or light, but thats my opinion.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    well, loaded the way mine is, it is anything but light. it barely weighs but maybe a pound less than a comparably equipped aluminum tower case.

    key factor is size, for instance i can fit three of these stacked in my desk in the hole that was designed for one pc.

    they are easy to manage to carry as well for lan gaming, etc

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Thats the good thing about the way I have my room setup, I have to desks specificlly for computers and other surfaces which can be used to support a monitor. The only problem was the heat issue, when you ahve 4 computers all going at the same time in a 12'x11' room, it gets hellishly hot. At that point cooling didn't matter because the fans would be circulating hot air, lol. I used to have to setup fans blowing into the room and out of the room to try and expell some of the hot air. It worked, somewhat. But one question, when laning in a small room how can you keep the temps down?
    Last edited by Petden; 06-28-2008 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Quote Originally Posted by Petden View Post
    But one question, when laning in a small room how can you keep the temps down?
    currently, the rest of the house is really cold

    actually I am thinking of putting a separate window air conditioner in the computer room.


    temp difference from the computer room to the rest of the house is generally about 10-15 degrees F

    I also thought about doing something similar to what UncleBob? has. I thought about going to water cooling and running the radiator out the window outside

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Quote Originally Posted by StompinRound View Post
    I also thought about doing something similar to what UncleBob? has. I thought about going to water cooling and running the radiator out the window outside
    Man, don't be like your Uncle Bob!
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




    Spoiler!

    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    Hehe I've thought of that as well before.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    I am not a fan of water cooling so I dont think I will go that route, but that idea with the rdiator out the window is actually a really good idea. I guess I will just have to stick with my fan system.

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    Re: A gaming PC which could stand two years

    What you really gain from watercooling is the ability to hear yourself think in a room full of 20 motherboards!
    Main Rig: EVGA 141-BL-E769-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 CLASSIFIED/WATERCOOLED ED. cooled by the Monster Water Cooling Setup
    HTPC One BIG Case Asus 8 CORE Monster
    ASUS: 5 * BIOSTAR: 1 * CHAINTECH: 1 * EVGA: 3 * GIGABYTE: 5 * SUPER MICRO: 1 *TYAN: 2
    180+ GHZ total power for PC Perspective Killer Frogs Rosetta @ Home Team as The Uncle B's!!




    Spoiler!

    I'm the Uncle your Aunt won't talk about. Go ahead and pull my finger!

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