Apr 2011 New Computer

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Apr 2011 New Computer

Postby Tendalus » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:42 am

Hey all,

Looking for some input on a new gaming desktop.

I have a really nice monitor, and current mouse and keybord are doing just fine

But I need a total new comp, and I don't want to put it together piece
by piece.

You guys have always been the smartest group of people I know...
Would appreciate some input ;)

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Postby Prybutok » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:20 am

Hiya Tend, I am guessing you will get a reply from Remagi at least (the sucking up part probably wont hurt your chances of reply) as there have been a few threads like that lately.
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Postby Doomsayer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:42 pm

I too am in the market for a new gaming rig, preferably under a grand that'll play most anything with all the shinies turned on :)

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Postby remagi » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:16 pm

Doomsayer wrote:I too am in the market for a new gaming rig, preferably under a grand that'll play most anything with all the shinies turned on :)


$1k? Challenge accepted.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product (or any cheap ass 1333 RAM, 8GB of it)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product (use this as the boot volume + some storage, then use whatever rotary as your second drive)

Comes out to $943 on newegg pricing at the moment. Your choice of 600W power supply should round it out, which would be enough for that video card.
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Postby Doomsayer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:03 pm

thanks rem,

regarding the ssd, is it worth it for the extra cost even with the reduced storage capacity? I'm sure to you it's a noticeable thing but to a mid level casual gamer will i see a difference worth the extra cost?

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Postby Braindrop » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:54 am

Once you go SSD boot, you'll never go back.

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Postby Kguku » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:46 am

Doomsayer wrote:thanks rem,

regarding the ssd, is it worth it for the extra cost even with the reduced storage capacity? I'm sure to you it's a noticeable thing but to a mid level casual gamer will i see a difference worth the extra cost?


So completely worth it it's not even funny. You will notice the difference immediately.

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Postby Doomsayer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:19 pm

thanks for the feedback guys, going to put one of these together next week.

just curious, if i opted to spend a bit more on the i7 chip, is it worth it int he long run or barely noticeable when combined with all the other working parts?

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Postby remagi » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Doomsayer wrote:just curious, if i opted to spend a bit more on the i7 chip, is it worth it int he long run or barely noticeable when combined with all the other working parts?


Barely noticeable.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the- ... -tested/20

You're looking at about a 5-10% difference between the 2500 and 2600 in the best cases. With many games, like Left 4 Dead 2 on the page here, basically no difference. In WoW the difference was 1 fps.

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Postby Jocca » Mon May 23, 2011 9:41 am

I built almost this same system, minus the ssd drive. I have been looking at them, but Im wondering if you guys think sata III is enough of an improvement to justify the price difference. The comment I have seen most of the time is buy the best you can afford. I dont mind spending the money, I just want to make sure its worth the $90.00 difference.

Remagi, is there a reason you listed the Intel drive? This one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227726 is slightly cheaper, and slightly faster according to the spec's.


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