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    Building a computer

    I think I'm going to build my own desktoop in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I am not really an expert or anything but I have a moderate knowledge and know some engineers that are going to help me put it together/ give me some advice as well.

    I am going to make it able to play games like Civ 5 with the settings up pretty high, but mostly I want to have a very fast computer that works and looks nice and won't have to be replaced totally in a couple years.

    I will post the parts I have been looking at in a bit, but the total cost I think was going to be around $1,500 before tax.

    It should be a fun project.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Te...=N&ChangeQty=0

    This is a really rough idea of what I'm looking for and almost everything is subject to change.

    EDIT: Fixed the link, I thought it would show up because I wasn't even signed in and I could still see the list but it should work now.


    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129097
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148697
    Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005237
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610
    Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021
    Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114012
    Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826146006
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145324
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130602
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

    Here it is piece by piece since I can't seem to get the newegg list thing to work.


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    Re: Building a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    I think I'm going to build my own desktoop in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I am not really an expert or anything but I have a moderate knowledge and know some engineers that are going to help me put it together/ give me some advice as well.

    I am going to make it able to play games like Civ 5 with the settings up pretty high, but mostly I want to have a very fast computer that works and looks nice and won't have to be replaced totally in a couple years.

    I will post the parts I have been looking at in a bit, but the total cost I think was going to be around $1,500 before tax.

    It should be a fun project.

    Newegg.com Shopping Cart

    This is a really rough idea of what I'm looking for and almost everything is subject to change.


    My step son built one a few years back, we bought a lot of it from tiger direct.



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    Re: Building a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by terryk View Post
    My step son built one a few years back, we bought a lot of it from tiger direct.
    Nice. I haven't done any deal searching yet, but I just checked it out and of the parts I have looked up they have been cheaper than newegg. Thanks.



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    Re: Building a computer

    We can't see your shopping cart. But if you transfer the items to a wishlist and save it, you can post the link.



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    Re: Building a computer

    I've build a handful in the last few years. I'd highly recommend an SSD drive for your OS and a few other programs and then a regular HD for everything else.

    I've had good luck with Antec cases, Intel SSD's, Asus motherboards, Corsair power supplies, and GeForce video cards.

    $1,500 will get you a killer PC.


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    Re: Building a computer

    I like the P series Antec cases. They are quiet, large, and have nice filters that are easy to clean.

    I have an older one that has rubber bands that hold the hard drives so that there isn't any vibration.


    Last edited by dmclone; 07-16-2011 at 06:02 PM.

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    Re: Building a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Nice. I haven't done any deal searching yet, but I just checked it out and of the parts I have looked up they have been cheaper than newegg. Thanks.
    newegg is the way to go if youre building a whole computer from scratch. ive bought from both and newegg usually has cheaper parts for everything. id definitely look at an either an i5 or i7 processor and at least 1 TB for a HD



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    Re: Building a computer

    a $1500 desktoop?

    since cash apparently isn't an issue, i've got to ask, why bother?

    i've built my own pc's in the past but came to the conclusion that it isn't worth the hassle. component makers always pass the buck when something doesn't work.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    I think I'm going to build my own desktoop in the near future and I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I am not really an expert or anything but I have a moderate knowledge and know some engineers that are going to help me put it together/ give me some advice as well.

    I am going to make it able to play games like Civ 5 with the settings up pretty high, but mostly I want to have a very fast computer that works and looks nice and won't have to be replaced totally in a couple years.

    I will post the parts I have been looking at in a bit, but the total cost I think was going to be around $1,500 before tax.

    It should be a fun project.

    Newegg.com Shopping Cart

    This is a really rough idea of what I'm looking for and almost everything is subject to change.


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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    Re: Building a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    a $1500 desktoop?

    since cash apparently isn't an issue, i've got to ask, why bother?

    i've built my own pc's in the past but came to the conclusion that it isn't worth the hassle. component makers always pass the buck when something doesn't work.

    I don't think you're going to save a lot of money and for most family members I tell them to just buy a dell. Some reasons I build my own though:

    I can get exactly what I want. A case that allows me to have plenty of space and the ability to do future upgrades.

    Things like the motherboard, memory, and power supplies are usually a lot better than your run of the mill manufactured PC's.

    Nice fresh install of Windows 7 without all the crap.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I don't think you're going to save a lot of money and for most family members I tell them to just buy a HP. Some reasons I build my own though:

    I can get exactly what I want. A case that allows me to have plenty of space and the ability to do future upgrades.

    Things like the motherboard, memory, and power supplies are usually a lot better than your run of the mill manufactured PC's.

    Nice fresh install of Windows 7 without all the crap.
    Fixed!



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    Re: Building a computer

    If you are patient you could probably take your $1500 you would spend on those parts and find them for $1000 if you use Slickdeals: The Best Deals, Coupons & Discounts on Laptops, Computers, LCDs, TVs, Dell, HP, Apple, Amazon

    They always have some great deals posted from sites like Newegg, etc. for video cards, memory, processors, etc... If you run into something that is only sold at MicroCenter (they have some awesome deals at times) just send me a PM and I probably pick something up for you from their Overland Park location...



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    Re: Building a computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    Fixed!
    Just got a new HP laptop at work with an SSD/i5/8gb of ram. Love it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Just got a new HP laptop at work with an SSD/i5/8gb of ram. Love it.
    A coworker of mine, had a 500GB SSD i7 16GB ram. He ran parallels with XP, Snow Leopard, Win 7, Linux. Crazy.



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    Re: Building a computer

    I spent about $875 (not including monitor) and mine is able to run Civ V just fine.



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    Re: Building a computer

    Just updated it so you can see what I had on my list. Probably added or left off something stupid. Just put this together this afternoon quick.



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