Pendleton - Learn It, Live It, Know It
- Feb 24, 2008
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming (BF3, TF2, CoD, ME2), photoshop, browsing, possibly as a media server
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
Looking at CPU, RAM, CPU heatsink, GPU, case, new SATA DVD drive, motherboard, PSU
5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
Intel X-25M 80GB G2 SSD
WD 500GB AAKS 7200
Maxtor 200GB (possibly)
(all SATA drives)
6) Will you be overclocking?
Going to try to get a 2600k to 5ghz. Not planning on OCing the GPU
7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
Within the next two weeks to a month
9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video? etc.
RAID, both SLI and CF would be nice, USB 3.0, SATA 6, 7.1 channel audio
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Here is a copy of a build I was looking at:
EVGA GTX 570 $319.99
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $23.99
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $51.98
Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-850HX $164.99
Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60 $64.88
Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 $314.95
Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $164.99
Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case $244.99