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Friday, June 17, 2011

PC Build

Current mood: nerdy

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So, today, do to extreme boredom, I decided to do a little research, and look around and start finding parts I can use to build my own Gaming/Music Production PC. I'v been wanting to do this for a while, and learned a great deal about hardware while doing it (i'v always been more of a software guy when it comes to computers) Anyway, here is what I found, with all the little notes  I made for myself while browsing around............

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz Quad-Core AM3 Socket - $135

Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB PCI-E 2.1 x16 - $360

MoBo - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO w/ AM3 CPU socket, 4x240 Pin DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 16GB Max, PCI-E 2.0 x16 2(x16 or x8, x8) 1x PCI-E x4, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI, 4x USB 2.0. 2x USB 3.0, 24 power pin - $140

RAM - 2x Kingston 4GB 240 Pin DDR3 1333 - $70

Internal HDD - Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 6GB/s - $150

External HDD - Eagle Tech 2TB 7200rpm - $110

Optical Drive - Sony Blu-Ray BD-R 12x - $100

Sound Card - ASUS Xonar D1 7.1 Surround - $90

Case - Cooler Master HAF 932, 5x External 5.25" bays, 1x 3.5" External Bay, 5x Internal 3.5" bays, 7x expansion slots, USB/audio/Firewire 1394 on front, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x front, 1x top, 1x side 230mm fans, steel, side window - $170

PSU - Corasir CMPSU-750TX - 750W 20+4 pin Mobo, 4x 6+2 PCI-E, 1x +12vRail, 8x SATA power connector - $115

Monitor - ASUS VH242H, 23.6", 1920x1080 res, HDMI in, built in speakers - $180

Keyboard - Logitech g110 - $65

Mouse - Logitech MX 518, 8 buttons - $35

OS 1 - Ubuntu X.X - Free (derp)

OS 2 - Microsoft Windows 7 HP - $190

Total: $1910 D:

So yeah, that's what I came up with. I should mention that I made the my decisions based on what I was guessing Skyrim would require (and maybe a bit more :p )

In short, to those that know a bit about computers, did I miss anything? Can I save any money anywhere (I literally made that "D:" face after punching all those numbers into a calculator)? Anything that could be improved, but not cost me any more money? Anything I can skip? I'm still not totally sure if the PSU is enough to power all this (it's the 1 thing I still don't understand after learning all of this over the course of a day) I also don't know if the stock cooling in the case is enough (It still seems like overkill to me, what with 3 230mm fans in the front, top, and side, and another 140mm fan in the back :p ) Besides that, any other big no-nos? I also have no idea when i'll have enough money to afford something like this, and by that time, new stuff will have already come out, so, i'll wait till I have enough money to build this before seeking help from the the Computer Thread, and elsewhere.


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Dirge Humani wrote on Jun 25th, 2011 9:42am

You're spending way too much on the video card.

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Dirge Humani wrote on Jun 25th, 2011 9:42am

And the case. And make sure you get 64 bit Windows.

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