SEARCH

The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse

How-To Geek Forums / Build Your Own PC

Building a new Computer

(14 posts)
  • Started 6 years ago by IAMSPAZ
  • Latest reply from madmacs
  • Topic Viewed 2420 times

IAMSPAZ
Posts: 3

Hi Everyone,

I'm getting ready to build a computer and I just wanted to run the parts list by some people before I go ahead and order them. Please look it over and let me know any tweaks/suggestions you have for it or if you see any compatibility problems. Thanks and happy reading.

Motherboard:
EVGA 790i 132-CK-NF79-A1

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

Memory:
8gb OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600

Video Card:
Dual XFX GTX 280

Sound Card:
HT Omega Claro

Computer Case:
Apevia X-Jupiter G Type

Hard Drives:
Velociraptor 300gb 10000RPM
3x Samsung Spinpoint (RAID 5)

Optical Drives:
2x Samsung 22x
1x LG Supermulti Blu-Ray Burner

Power Supply:
Corsair 1000w Power Supply

Keyboard:
Microsoft Reclusa

Mouse:
Logitech G5

Operating System:
Windows Vista 64 Ultimate

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
brian7000
Posts: 15

How much will this cost you?

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
IAMSPAZ
Posts: 3

right now about $4600

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
brian7000
Posts: 15

Wow. Why not just get a barebones from newegg or tigerdirect? May save ya alot of money.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
IAMSPAZ
Posts: 3

They don't really offer what I'm looking for

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
brian7000
Posts: 15

Fair enough. Well the specs you posted look good to me. Barring the price... I'm cheap I guess...:)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

IAMSPAZ,

In all honesty, I would pick my parts from (Newegg) or some other good vendor, put my build together and save BIG BUCKS for the SAME or BETTER Performance that you are going to get from the EVGA rig. You are are "Ripping Yourself Off" BIG TIME FOR THOUSANDS !! Newegg has got all that stuff and more. Nothing at all unusual about the EVGA HW components. In fact, some of the components can be bought at a Best Buy store.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
whs
Posts: 17584

IAMSPAZ, I think this is an absolute overkill - and in 2 years this thing will look old anyhow. In view of the technological development you are much better off to go middle of the road and renew/upgrade every 2 or 3 years. You get a much better bang for the buck.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

dell has an xps420 with almost the same specs for $900 they'll even throw in a flat panel monitor

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
madmacs
Posts: 1438

very nice rig, but i´d wait 2-3 months with them 280 cards. They´re very steep in price at the moment, being just released a month or so ago. (Saying that, I don´t think u care how much it cost´s do you, lol

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
madmacs
Posts: 1438

lmao OzSpitt.....

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
seanbean
Posts: 21

Blimey IAMSPAZ - are you building a new computer or prototyping a Death Star? What WHS said.

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

just asking but what would you need 3 disk drives for i think that one Samsung 22x of these and then one blue ray burner would work just fine. and the 8 gb's of ddr3 will raise the price a bit and i think with that much ram you would not see too much of a performance diff. than some higher quality ddr2 ram.

just my input you can do what you want because you will be the one buying but i think that you could seriosly save a lot of money if you look into it more then with that saved money you could buy a huge monitor or multiple monitors :)

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 
madmacs
Posts: 1438

Seeing as your going high end why not also use an Asus Xonar D2X sound card, it´s the muts nuts in my eyes!!!

Posted 6 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.