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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: $2500 Budget (Best gaming comp)
    Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 11:04am
Would someone post the best gaming configuration I can get for $2500?
 
I will be buying as soon as I return my new computer from IBuyPower. I'm returning this one because the Coolermaster V8 was installed incorrectly and I don't trust them enough to attempt a repair while allowing my 30 day money back guarantee to expire.
 
I want something that will work perfectly out of the box. If DS is that company then please help me out. ty
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 11:26am
What is your monitor's max resolution?
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 11:53am

I forgot to add that. I have a 27in LG W2753V. Recommended resolution is 1902x1080

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  Quote rholyrag Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 11:55am
Welcome to the forums Alci SmileSmile!  I hope your DS experience is as good as mine!
 
As Dragoonseal stated "What is your monitor's max resolution?", we already have your budget, and I am going to assume from the topic title that the pc's primary use is for gaming.  The more information you give the configuration guru's on here, the better they can configure a build that best suits your needs. 
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 12:56pm
Max resolution is 1920x1080. The primary use is gaming, but I would like it to do well in other applications. I don't know what else to add.
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 4:02pm
How's this for a preliminary build?
It priced out at 2500 which is my budget. thx
 
Chassis Model: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black OPS Edition)
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator with DHX Extreme Edition
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Asetek Liquid CPU Cooler (240mm Radiator) (High-Performance Edition)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

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  Quote Raif Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 6:16pm
there r many problems with the build you suggested.
1. a full tower is recommended if you have the space, this is for more expandability as well as better airflow.
2. that gpu is complete overkill for his needs
3. that gpu runs very hot
4 that cooling system you reccomended is total crap.
5 in most cases the ati 5xxx series performs better. unless we are talking about 3d art and medical research
6 that LC is not efficiant, it leaks, and you can better cooling from other options
7 that hdd is way to big for the os. once it gets filled enough it will take for ever to defrag, maintain, scan ect.
8 why would you choose black ops for this? the only real reason to go black ops if for the cooling options and some other perks. everything he needs can be found in the special hot deals section.

alci i apologize for the inconvenience please allow me to make a few builds for you.
2.5 Ghz Core duo
Nvidia 9500 gt
3 gb 1033 Mhz ram

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  Quote Raif Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 6:24pm
The following are for your current resolution

$2456 special hot deal haf 932 ATI build
 Saved Ticket Number: 400147

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10000 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed WD6000HLHX)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty


$2522 special hot deal haf 932 Nvidia
 Saved Ticket Number: 400146
recommended you have gpu water blocks for this card. but it is not in your budget
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10000 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed WD6000HLHX)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty


these r both great systems for the money i will be along with more shortly with different options.


Edited by Raif - 16 Apr 2010 at 6:37pm
2.5 Ghz Core duo
Nvidia 9500 gt
3 gb 1033 Mhz ram

if we can't answer a question shoot a e-mail here.

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  Quote mlapgw Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 6:33pm
I am sorry about your experience with the "bargain" builder.  Isn't much of a bargain when it's broke.
This forum is one of the many reasons to buy a DS system.  The guys in here are great and fall all over themselves to help you.  One of the "elites" will be by and configure something real nice for you soon.

One of the things I am sure they will recommend is getting one of the high end Noctua air coolers instead of the Asetek.  I am not familiar with the Asetek coolers so I cannot give you a great reason.  I myself find the 240mm version interesting but have real trouble finding any reviews on them.  The Noctua coolers however have many many reviews and they are all good. 
They will likely also recommend that you do not have DS tweak your Windows 7.

Here is a config I did just real quick based on the one you did.  Saves you a little bit of money.

Price shipped: 2333.00

Ticket #400153
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - HAF 922
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator with DHX Extreme Edition
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

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Corsair HX750W | Crucial M4 512 SSD | Crucial M4 128 SSD | Cooler Master HAF 932 | Dell U2711
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  Quote Raif Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 6:36pm
these are is you decide to change your resolution to 1600 x 1200

ATI build 1
special hot deal haf 932
$ 2550
Saved Ticket Number: 400151

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10000 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed WD6000HLHX)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

ATI build 2
special hot deal haf 932
$2663
 Saved Ticket Number: 400154

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10000 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed WD6000HLHX)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5870 2GB HOT SELLER ( SAPPHIRE 100290SR )
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

Nvidia build
strongly recommended to have GPU water blocks but they are not in your budget
special holt deal haf 932
$2749
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10000 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed WD6000HLHX)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

2.5 Ghz Core duo
Nvidia 9500 gt
3 gb 1033 Mhz ram

if we can't answer a question shoot a e-mail here.

[email protected]
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 6:37pm
Ticket #400156 Price: $2329

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty


You may want to select a bigger HDD, that'll be up to you. If you plan to ever run two video cards in SLI in the future, you will need to select a larger power supply, in which case switch to the 1000w Corsair.
Lilim
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  Quote Sebastian Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 7:25pm
7 different builds :P? hah give the man a break :D
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  Quote GosuHyunwoo Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 7:35pm
Haha I would wait until DST4ME comes in to figure something out for ya xDD
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Apr 2010 at 1:12am
If I understand it correctly you said your res is 1900 x 1200 so this what you want, some of the builds above have it backwards, I think the poster didn't realize it, anyways here are 2 builds, one ati and one with nvidia, I like nvidia but you decide which you like:

Nvidia system:

Here you go Ticket# 400216 --- Price: $2547 (To see this build click here) Price after current promotion $2547

Copy of Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

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Ati system:

Here you go Ticket# 400217 --- Price: $2405 (To see this build click here) Price after current promotion $2405

Copy of Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

if you don't think you will ever go sli/cf, then you can drop the psu to a 750w corsair and save some more money.

In a few month buy a ssd and use that for HDD1 for OS/Games/Apps, and push the 1TB to HDD2 and use it for storage.

remember:

HDD1 = fast small drive: os/apps/games

HDD2 = regular large drive: media/personal/work file storage

Don't fill up your HDD1 more then 50%, if think you will need more room for it then pick a bigger one.

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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Apr 2010 at 6:04pm
Wow thx for the replies. I won't be able to read through them all until tomorrow, but I have 1 question about the air cooling. The reason I send my recent purchase back to IBP for refund was because the CoolerMaster V8 was seating properly and my CPU was overheating. Teck support said this is common which was the main reason I opted for a refund. How can these guys fix the problem if the solution doesnt survive shipment. Is this a problem with all the air coolers? I just want to buy a good system and face no more hassels. Will an air cooled CPU from DS survive shipment intact? ty
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  Quote venom Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Apr 2010 at 6:32pm
V8s are well known for that issue, and I have seen it happen countless times.

My question is why is everyone using an LE board?  If they decide to add another card in the future, one of the cards will be limited by the 8x slot.
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  Quote Rmat56 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Apr 2010 at 6:50pm
I ordered one for my mom a few months back that had the noctua-12 air cooler option. It was damaged in shipping and DS took care of it after a few phone calls and e-mail of pictures. Damage can occur from shipping even when there is no apparent damage to the box. I just took lots of pics during unpacking. DS sent me a new cooler and fans and paid shipping on it and the return. They offered phone tech support to walk me through the install as well.
 
Problems happen it is how it gets taken care of that is the most important.
 
 
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  Quote Dragoonseal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Apr 2010 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by venom

My question is why is everyone using an LE board?  If they decide to add another card in the future, one of the cards will be limited by the 8x slot.

As far as benchmarks are showing about the only cards that can really saturate a x8 slot are the GTX 480 or an ATI 5970. Even then, you only lose about 1%-5% of the performance with a 480 on a x8 lane, depending on the game (2% average). The 5970 can apparently lose upwards of 15% performance in some games. The 5870 loses around 1%-2%.

So unless you're running dual ATI 5970s it doesn't currently seem to be much to fret over with today's current GPUs, especially considering how much it costs to get rid of the issue. You'd either have to move up to an EVGA x58 x3 SLI board and give up on being able to use a Noctua NH-D14 cooler, or you would have to spend hundreds to move up to an EVGA x58 Classified board.

The Classified board being a lot more expensive is also compounded by the fact that it is not an option in the Special Deals configurations, meaning you would have to configure a computer in the Black OPS configuration section which is going to tack on at least another $200 on top of that. I think a lot more people would use the Classified board if it was an option in the Special Deals PCs.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2010 at 12:58am
Ya long story short with 8x you only lose like 4 fps in most games with a 480/5870.
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2010 at 9:14am

then overclock the PCie lane to get back a few FPS.  Embarrassed

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Apr 2010 at 4:45pm
LOL I didn't even think it was worth it to bother
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between the SSD performance, and the GPU performance and also it is mandatory for high CPU clocks it is very worth it. Ouch
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  Quote jaypeetee44 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 7:11am
ShockedDST4ME,
 
    Are you kidding? Remember,..... this is Justin Kerr to whom you refer...
 
    No doubt EVERYTHING is overclocked......including the fridge, microwave, blender, lawn mower, leaf blower, and probably the family dogSmileSmileSmile
 
    Seriously, I love the fact he keeps pushing the boundaries...JPTOuch
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 9:06am

How's this for a final build? I really wanted USP 3.0 capable MB. I also didn't like the new Nvidia 480 after I read how hot and loud it runs. I like to play games but I don't need the best of the best to play. Priced $2570

Three question though.
1. What's the probability that the Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance cooler will arrive intact? Is there a known issue of it coming loose during shipment?
 
2. Will there be enough clearance using the Noctura NH-14 to add another set of the triple channel memory without having to remove it?
 
3. Is an overclocked 930 chip as good as a non overclocked 960 chip? How much of the 930's life will be shortened by overclocking?
 
Thx for your help.
 
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator with DHX Extreme Edition
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Seagate/Hitachi/Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB HOT SELLER (Sapphire Vapor-X 100281VXSR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance (Does NOT fit on the regular EVGA X58 3X SLI)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Medium)
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Smile 
It is true, the dog has the highest overclock of anything I have. He is one hyper mofo. LOL
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  Quote jaypeetee44 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 3:23pm
ShockedSorry to stray Alci......
 
    I ordered the D12 for my rig and worried about the same..with all the expanded foam and strips of foam for support, I had absolutely NO problems with mine.
 
    I realize the D14 is larger, but DS really packs these things well. I have heard of problems with the cooling extenders on some memory having clearance problems with the D14.
 
    The numbers most bandied about on these forums is 8 years without overclock vs 6 years with overclock. the point being that the CPU etc. will probably be obsolete in 5 years anyway; so you'll progbably upgrade beore the unit fails.
 
     I don't run AC in my home in central Texas. Running the D12 Noctua gives me case temps of 26c-27c in the winter( ambient 67-68 F) AND 32c to 35c this spring(ambient 85f to 87f).
 
     My CPU temps run 44c at idle and 50c to 60 c under moderate load. I had my GPU overclocked and lost the overclock due to my stupidity...never noticed the difference in FPS, etc. Gpu temps are 34c(idle) 48c to 58 c under my game loads.
 
     Hope the info is useful.................JPTOuch


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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 3:29pm
whatever ocing the pci lanes would get from the cpu oc obviously will be there so I'm not gonna mention the same thing twice, that is what I meant when I said it was not worth it to mention the oc on pci.

I have seen some users report that the 480s don't run as hot as reported, but if you like the 5870 that is cool.

1. as far as I know its should arrive fine, but any system that does not have a crate can have some shipping damage.

2. I'm not a 100% sure but I think you should be ok, however for gaming you will not need anymore then 6GB of ram, 6GB is more then enough, more ram will do nothing, zip, ziltch, zero.

3. with oc your cpu should last you atleast 8 years. the difference between 2.8GHz and 3.2GHz are very little in games.

that mobo does not have true sata 3.0 and usb 3.0, don't go with it, mobos with true sata 3.0 and usb 3.0 will comes out next year, any mobo right now can have usb 3.0 with a usb card, but remember to use usb 3.0 speed, both sides have to be usb 3.0, in other words if you have a usb device that is usb 2.0 and you have a usb 3.0 connection, you still will be running at usb 3.0 speed. In short drop that mobo and go with evga.

your build looks good, just change teh mobo back to evga LE, change your gpu to 1GB 5870, the version you have picked it a waste of your money, and change your os to win7 pro.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Apr 2010 at 7:09pm
Alci, please trust me, DST4ME is The Man when it comes to configs IMHO. If he says don't get it, you're better off without it. When I first came to the forums ( about 3 1/2 months ago), I was considering that same mobo and a few other odds and ends that would have just wasted my dough. Fortunately for me, I had lots of time before my tax refund to lurk while he advised on build after build after build. He advised, I researched, and he really knows this stuff backwards.
 
As for the fan surviving shipping, have you seen the foam packing, etc DS puts INSIDE the case to prevent parts coming loose? Check out a few of the reviews with pics, you'll get an idea of the packing job they do. Looks good to me! BTW, I'm in stage 3 on a build almost word for word the one DST advises for you! Good luck.  Disapprove
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O_O

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ohhhh gawd I am soooo last year...I never knew 600GB Velociraptors came out...

eh, I never really got one thing...a lot of people are ordering NOW, if ya wait till Q4 or so, I think sandforce SSDs and USB 3 mobos are due to come....particularly at possibly a better price...


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I don't think that true sata 3.0 and usb 3.0 mobos will come out till 2011 at at some point.
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  Quote Alci Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Apr 2010 at 8:18am
Originally posted by DST4ME


your build looks good, just change teh mobo back to evga LE, change your gpu to 1GB 5870, the version you have picked it a waste of your money, and change your os to win7 pro.
I will make these changes. ty
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My pleasure and good luck
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