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Actual budget was about $1k. Dunno now though. Hopefully my father would be generous enough

Initial build was for me to watch my animes/movies/prawns/etc and gaming would be second

 

Intel Core I5 3570 3.4Ghz (I could go with the cheaper 3550, but I could also go to the more "future-proof" route)
Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard ( It was either this or the Extreme 4. Unless you can get something else that has 8 SATA slots, be my guess)
Gskill SNIPER 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz High Performance RAM 
Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green HDD (THIS IS A MUST!)
Crucial M4 128GB SSD ( ALSO A MUST!)
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced Casing (USB3.0/Window) (Seriously wanna change this. It's really fugly. Can I just change to any case or are there specified cases?)
Corsair HX750 
MSI HD7870 Twinfrozr 2GB DDR5 (Not sure about this though)
CoolerMaster V6GT Cooling Fan (Not sure about this too)
Asus 23" vs239h-p (any monitor as long as there's HDMI slot. I wanna play my PS3 on this too later on)
Logitech G105 (I could go with a cheap office keyboard though)
Logitech G500 (same as the keyboard)

post #45692 of 110844
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Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

My Christmas gift... 150 wire transfer lol. And a grab bag of random stuff and an amazon gift card. Also aurisonics gtfo and die for not making me lucky and giving me something for free diee

Awww you poor thing.....

First world problems.

I have NOTHING, because we don't celebrate Christmas. =_=

post #45693 of 110844
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

Actual budget was about $1k. Dunno now though. Hopefully my father would be generous enough

Initial build was for me to watch my animes/movies/prawns/etc and gaming would be second

 

Intel Core I5 3570 3.4Ghz (I could go with the cheaper 3550, but I could also go to the more "future-proof" route)
Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard ( It was either this or the Extreme 4. Unless you can get something else that has 8 SATA slots, be my guess)
Gskill SNIPER 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz High Performance RAM 
Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green HDD (THIS IS A MUST!)
Crucial M4 128GB SSD ( ALSO A MUST!)
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced Casing (USB3.0/Window) (Seriously wanna change this. It's really fugly. Can I just change to any case or are there specified cases?)
Corsair HX750 
MSI HD7870 Twinfrozr 2GB DDR5 (Not sure about this though)
CoolerMaster V6GT Cooling Fan (Not sure about this too)
Asus 23" vs239h-p (any monitor as long as there's HDMI slot. I wanna play my PS3 on this too later on)
Logitech G105 (I could go with a cheap office keyboard though)
Logitech G500 (same as the keyboard)


All this computer talk!!
I'm This close from pulling the trigger for a Hackintosh Mac:

-> <-

(Yes, very close indeed)

post #45694 of 110844
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Originally Posted by Insidious Meme View Post

Also, if you're thinking to build a computer, see what you can bring over from the older desktop, if you have a current one. I've always swapped out stuff starting from the first desktop I bought in 1996. Must have gone through 4 cases, 7 cpu's, and assorted other stuff through that time.

 

LOL. I wonder if there was anything from the first gen LOL

I heard my sister would get a PC from her work. She was generous enough to give it to me. It may be a bit new since she said it used i5. Though I need to know what PC was that...

post #45695 of 110844
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post


All this computer talk!!
I'm This close from pulling the trigger for a Hackintosh Mac:

-> <-

(Yes, very close indeed)

 

Get a real Mac you cheapo! JK

 

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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Awww you poor thing.....

First world problems.

I have NOTHING, because we don't celebrate Christmas. =_=

 

THIIIIIIIIS!!!!!!

post #45696 of 110844
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

 

Get a real Mac you cheapo! JK

Give the starving student a break man! >_<

I'm debating between Mac mini and Hackintosh for my next rig....
but that's not until 6 months later really, always nice to have plans.

post #45697 of 110844
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Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

My Christmas gift... 150 wire transfer lol. And a grab bag of random stuff and an amazon gift card. Also aurisonics gtfo and die for not making me lucky and giving me something for free diee

Wire transfer? Sounds.......devilish.

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Originally Posted by Insidious Meme View Post

Also, if you're thinking to build a computer, see what you can bring over from the older desktop, if you have a current one. I've always swapped out stuff starting from the first desktop I bought in 1996. Must have gone through 4 cases, 7 cpu's, and assorted other stuff through that time.

I did that for a while.

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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

Actual budget was about $1k. Dunno now though. Hopefully my father would be generous enough

Initial build was for me to watch my animes/movies/prawns/etc and gaming would be second

 

Intel Core I5 3570 3.4Ghz (I could go with the cheaper 3550, but I could also go to the more "future-proof" route)
Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard ( It was either this or the Extreme 4. Unless you can get something else that has 8 SATA slots, be my guess)
Gskill SNIPER 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz High Performance RAM 
Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green HDD (THIS IS A MUST!)
Crucial M4 128GB SSD ( ALSO A MUST!)
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced Casing (USB3.0/Window) (Seriously wanna change this. It's really fugly. Can I just change to any case or are there specified cases?)
Corsair HX750 
MSI HD7870 Twinfrozr 2GB DDR5 (Not sure about this though)
CoolerMaster V6GT Cooling Fan (Not sure about this too)
Asus 23" vs239h-p (any monitor as long as there's HDMI slot. I wanna play my PS3 on this too later on)
Logitech G105 (I could go with a cheap office keyboard though)
Logitech G500 (same as the keyboard)

Future proofing is a joke. Unless you plan to OVerclock, get the 3550.

 

Extreme 4 if you want price to performance. If you want stablity, MSI and Gigabyte are other top choices. Extreme 4 is very good though. 

 

There haven't been much corelation with green HDD and failing or speed of them but they are generally not 7200rpm. Saves power but sometimes at a cost of speed. Not always though, some green drives are just as fast of read and write.

 

Not a must for that SSD. There could be deals for other top brands such as Samsung, Intel and Plextor. Crucial is also a top one of course.

 

Is that a pre buitl computer? If not you can change it of course. Whatever you want. I recommend ones with more than 50 feedback. That way you can be sure nothing is wrong with it.

 

You don't need a Corsair PSU always. Sure we could talk about reliabiltity and handling OC and gaming stuff but in real life. Either the PSU works or fries in the week under warranty. A $50 700-750W PSU will do fine. OCZ Mod XStream are my choice as they are cheap and have 4 star feedback.

 

AMD's right now with their 7800 and 7900 cards are pretty popular due to overclockability to the next tier card but hey, its deal season, see if another card from Nvidia is one sale that can do the same thing. But beware, variants of cards are everywhere.

post #45698 of 110844

FINALLY!! A Lossless copy of Shigofumi ED "Chain" by Snow*

BUT THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT IT CLIPS AT 3:48 mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

post #45699 of 110844
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Give the starving student a break man! >_<

I'm debating between Mac mini and Hackintosh for my next rig....
but that's not until 6 months later really, always nice to have plans.

Hackintosh sounds nice:)

post #45700 of 110844
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

FINALLY!! A Lossless copy of Shigofumi ED "Chain" by Snow*

BUT THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT IT CLIPS AT 3:48 mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

Clipping. The evil of all evils.

post #45701 of 110844

What do you guys think of the Seagate Momentus XT SSHD?

Seems like a nice balance between HDDs and SSDs with a non-wallet-wrecking price tag....

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

Actual budget was about $1k. Dunno now though. Hopefully my father would be generous enough

Initial build was for me to watch my animes/movies/prawns/etc and gaming would be second

 

Intel Core I5 3570 3.4Ghz (I could go with the cheaper 3550, but I could also go to the more "future-proof" route)
Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard ( It was either this or the Extreme 4. Unless you can get something else that has 8 SATA slots, be my guess)
Gskill SNIPER 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz High Performance RAM 
Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green HDD (THIS IS A MUST!)
Crucial M4 128GB SSD ( ALSO A MUST!)
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced Casing (USB3.0/Window) (Seriously wanna change this. It's really fugly. Can I just change to any case or are there specified cases?)
Corsair HX750 
MSI HD7870 Twinfrozr 2GB DDR5 (Not sure about this though)
CoolerMaster V6GT Cooling Fan (Not sure about this too)
Asus 23" vs239h-p (any monitor as long as there's HDMI slot. I wanna play my PS3 on this too later on)
Logitech G105 (I could go with a cheap office keyboard though)
Logitech G500 (same as the keyboard)

The 3570 isn't any more future-proof than the 3550. It's just a little bit faster (0.1GHz to be exact for listed speeds, turbo and stock) which will basically make no difference. You don't need Intel vPro, VT-D, Trusted Execution, etc. I would just go with an i5-3330 being the least expensive option (actually, it does offer VT-d which is surprising being Intel's least expensive Ivy Bridge i5 offering). The other choice is to go for an Xeon E3-1230V2 (V2 signifies Ivy Bridge. V1, or just no V# in front is Sandy Bridge). The 1225V2 and below don't have Hyper Threading, which is why 1230V2 is minimum. It costs a bit more than the i5-3570K but it's essentially an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge for the price of an i5, just without the integrated graphics/graphics on die which you won't be using. The only issue is that it can't overclock very well (very little overclocking, as in basically no difference in performance) but the non-K models can't either since they all have a locked multiplier. You also need to make sure than your motherboard supports it. As far as I know, Gigabyte and MSi have Xeon E3 support on most of their 7 series chipset motherboards.

 

Why 8 SATA? And the 7 series chipsets are limited to 2 native SATA3 (6.0GB/s) ports (any extra is another controller which actually degrades performance) and I believe 4 or 6 SATA2 (3.0GB/s) ports.

 

Get the Samsung miracle RAM and adjust the timings to your heart's content. 2400MHz is the limit but that's not all that safe since somebody actually burnt a few connectors with the high voltage required to get that speed but for the price these RAM sticks really are a miracle. Just set it to 1600MHz (800MHz x 2 since DDR stands for dual data rate) CL7 (basically, the first 3 timings, their names that I can't remember, set at 7 and the last discharge timing or whatever set at 21 so it's 7-7-7-21) which should be safe. Try 8-8-8-24 first (or 8-8-8-21 if you feel like it).

 

Caviar Green drives seem to have quite a few horror stories surrounding their durability.

 

Crucial M4 is the general recommendation. There are better SSDs out there.

 

I can show you a few cases. Tell me whether you'd prefer a more "flashy" case that's geared towards gamers or something more suitable to a minimalist.

 

Better offerings out there.

 

I would just save some cash and get the card from HIS. Still uses high quality components.

 

I can recommend better. With the money I can probably save, you could also get a good fan controller.

 

I shall see to that.

 

I will also see what I can do about that.

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Oh I also got an express gift card 2 new pairs of jeans and ?a flash drive? Lolwut.

Eww green. My caviar black is slowing down and its bothering me I don't think I could deal with green
post #45704 of 110844
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

Give the starving student a break man! >_<

I'm debating between Mac mini and Hackintosh for my next rig....
but that's not until 6 months later really, always nice to have plans.

 

I believe Hackintosh have hardware compatibility issue? Unless you can solve that and run Hackintosh as flawless as the real Mac, then why not But if it was me, I'd get the real Mac, regardless

 

 


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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Wire transfer? Sounds.......devilish.

I did that for a while.

Future proofing is a joke. Unless you plan to OVerclock, get the 3550.

 

Extreme 4 if you want price to performance. If you want stablity, MSI and Gigabyte are other top choices. Extreme 4 is very good though. 

 

There haven't been much corelation with green HDD and failing or speed of them but they are generally not 7200rpm. Saves power but sometimes at a cost of speed. Not always though, some green drives are just as fast of read and write.

 

Not a must for that SSD. There could be deals for other top brands such as Samsung, Intel and Plextor. Crucial is also a top one of course.

 

Is that a pre buitl computer? If not you can change it of course. Whatever you want. I recommend ones with more than 50 feedback. That way you can be sure nothing is wrong with it.

 

You don't need a Corsair PSU always. Sure we could talk about reliabiltity and handling OC and gaming stuff but in real life. Either the PSU works or fries in the week under warranty. A $50 700-750W PSU will do fine. OCZ Mod XStream are my choice as they are cheap and have 4 star feedback.

 

AMD's right now with their 7800 and 7900 cards are pretty popular due to overclockability to the next tier card but hey, its deal season, see if another card from Nvidia is one sale that can do the same thing. But beware, variants of cards are everywhere.

 

So 3550 huh...I'll see if I can change that 

 

Extreme 4 it is then 

 

The green thing wasn't because it's eco-friendly of what. It's because it's the cheapest 3TB he had LOL. I wanted to go with Seagate's 3TB, but he didn't have any...

 

Hmm... Let me check back again...

 

This one's pre custom built(?). My build was based on his pre-built. This is what his pre-built looked like :

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Intel Core I5 3570 3.4Ghz 
Asrock Z77 PRO 3 Motherboard
Gskill SNIPER 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz High Performance RAM 
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue HDD 
Gskill Phoniex III 120GB SSD 
CoolerMaster CM690 II Advanced Casing (USB3.0/Window)
Enermax NAXN82+ 650W PSU 
MSI Nvidia GTX660 Twinfrozr 2GB DDR5 OC 
CoolerMaster V6GT Cooling Fan  
Dell 23" U2312HM Ultrasharp 
Logitech MK320 Cordless Desktop MK320
about $1.2k

 

I would get a lower power rating PSU, but I don't know what's the minimum I should go

 

What do you mean by "Beware, variant cars are everywhere"? Did you mean from Sapphire, MSI, etc.? Isn't that natural?

 

post #45705 of 110844
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

What do you guys think of the Seagate Momentus XT SSHD?

Seems like a nicie balance between HDDs and SSDs with a non-wallet-wrecking price tag....

Hybrid drives are fine. But hey, it all depends on the price right?

 

If it's $100 for 500GB hybrid then you could just do $50 500GB and a $50 32-60GB

 

but of course you don't have a desktop to just chuck drives in like me

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Originally Posted by 28980 View Post

Oh I also got an express gift card 2 new pairs of jeans and ?a flash drive? Lolwut.
Eww green. My caviar black is slowing down and its bothering me I don't think I could deal with green

I get clothes for free :/

 

 

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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

The 3570 isn't any more future-proof than the 3550. It's just a little bit faster (0.1GHz to be exact for listed speeds, turbo and stock) which will basically make no difference. You don't need Intel vPro, VT-D, Trusted Execution, etc. I would just go with an i5-3330 being the least expensive option (actually, it does offer VT-d which is surprising being Intel's least expensive Ivy Bridge i5 offering). The other choice is to go for an Xeon E3-1230V2 (V2 signifies Ivy Bridge. V1, or just no V# in front is Sandy Bridge). The 1225V2 and below don't have Hyper Threading, which is why 1230V2 is minimum. It costs a bit more than the i5-3570K but it's essentially an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge for the price of an i5, just without the integrated graphics/graphics on die which you won't be using. The only issue is that it can't overclock very well (very little overclocking, as in basically no difference in performance) but the non-K models can't either since they all have a locked multiplier. You also need to make sure than your motherboard supports it. As far as I know, Gigabyte and MSi have Xeon E3 support on most of their 7 series chipset motherboards.

 

Why 8 SATA? And the 7 series chipsets are limited to 2 native SATA3 (6.0GB/s) ports (any extra is another controller which actually degrades performance) and I believe 4 or 6 SATA2 (3.0GB/s) ports.

 

Get the Samsung miracle RAM and adjust the timings to your heart's content. 2400MHz is the limit but that's not all that safe since somebody actually burnt a few connectors with the high voltage required to get that speed but for the price these RAM sticks really are a miracle. Just set it to 1600MHz (800MHz x 2 since DDR stands for dual data rate) CL7 (basically, the first 3 timings, their names that I can't remember, set at 7 and the last discharge timing or whatever set at 21 so it's 7-7-7-21) which should be safe. Try 8-8-8-24 first (or 8-8-8-21 if you feel like it).

 

Caviar Green drives seem to have quite a few horror stories surrounding their durability.

 

Crucial M4 is the general recommendation. There are better SSDs out there.

 

I can show you a few cases. Tell me whether you'd prefer a more "flashy" case that's geared towards gamers or something more suitable to a minimalist.

 

Better offerings out there.

 

I would just save some cash and get the card from HIS. Still uses high quality components.

 

I can recommend better. With the money I can probably save, you could also get a good fan controller.

 

I shall see to that.

 

I will also see what I can do about that.

 

The Xeon was a nice one :)

 

You pick a flashy case?...

 

That was basically it.

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