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Just wondering, how much would it cost for this spec computer custom-built over being pre-paid?

4GB's of DDR2 RAM

Intel i7 processor (3.0Ghz)

nVidia GeForce 9600GT

600W power supply

DVD/DVD-RW Drive

Sound card/Video card

+ The case, XP Pro and any other things which are nessesscary but I have no clue about.

(yes, I know this isn't a tech support question, but I'm more looking for advice over actual support)

My guess would be that building it yourself would be cheaper. Incidently, why pair a powerhouse processor with such a comparatively wimpy graphics card?

Well, what would be a better graphics card then? (Please don't say an ATI one, I have one at the moment and the drivers never really fixed anything)

Well I wanted a 280 but never had the money and went with a 260. So far it pretty high end and it will run better then that 9600 you got. They should be down in price as well were they just put out the 285 and 295.

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4GB's of DDR2 RAM

Intel i7 processor (3.0Ghz)

nVidia GeForce 9600GT

600W power supply

DVD/DVD-RW Drive

Sound card/Video card

+ The case, XP Pro and any other things which are nessesscary but I have no clue about.

You do realize that NewEgg charges 290$ for the 920 (2.66Ghz), and 560(!)$ for the 940 (3Ghz), right? You'd be better off overclocking it, like Rick did. The performance difference between the two (Unoverclocked) is 5-10%, which could be neutralized if overclocked to 3.1Ghz easily. Use the extra money to buy a GTX285, which is truly awesome...

Sound is built into the motherboard, and video card = graphics card. Get a 700W+ PSU. Get a cheaper brand of memory, buy 6GB RAM and use the tripple channel abilities of the X58 platform. While the memory may be slower, the extra 2GB will compensate.

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4GB's of DDR2 RAM

Intel i7 processor (3.0Ghz)

nVidia GeForce 9600GT

600W power supply

DVD/DVD-RW Drive

Sound card/Video card

+ The case, XP Pro and any other things which are nessesscary but I have no clue about.

You do realize that NewEgg charges 290$ for the 920 (2.66Ghz), and 560(!)$ for the 940 (3Ghz), right? You'd be better off overclocking it, like Rick did. The performance difference between the two (Unoverclocked) is 5-10%, which could be neutralized if overclocked to 3.1Ghz easily. Use the extra money to buy a GTX285, which is truly awesome...

Sound is built into the motherboard, and video card = graphics card. Get a 700W+ PSU. Get a cheaper brand of memory, buy 6GB RAM and use the tripple channel abilities of the X58 platform. While the memory may be slower, the extra 2GB will compensate.

Looks like I'll be learning how to overclock aswell then :twisted:

But, yeah, thanks for the advice.

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Overclocking an i7 920 is easy.

1. Hop into BIOS, make sure RAM is set to lowest speed setting (e.g., PC-800 or PC-1066, leave the "8-8-8-24" numbers alone)

2. Set "BCLK" to 166. (default is 133) (yields 3.33ghz)

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Repeat until step 4 causes a crash:

3. Boot in to Windows.

4. Make sure Prime95 runs the stress test for ~20 minutes.

==> If crash, then skip step 6

5. Restart and go back into the BIOS.

6. Increase BCLK by 5-10 points.

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7. Back in the BIOS, drop BCLK down to the last comfortable number.

8. Boot in to Windows.

9. Make sure Prime95 runs the stress test for 24 hours.

...

10. Set RAM to nominal speed. If you bought DDR-1333 memory then make sure you end up with a 1333 setting, etc.

11. Profit

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ummmmm. still dont get it.......

well the 12th year was good. why wouldnt the 13th?

:shock: :shock: :shock:

:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

:shock:

Last time I checked, floridians think 13 is unlucky. I must be mistaken, but I am from FL. >_>

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Just wondering, how much would it cost for this spec computer custom-built over being pre-paid?

4GB's of DDR2 RAM

Intel i7 processor (3.0Ghz)

nVidia GeForce 9600GT

600W power supply

DVD/DVD-RW Drive

Sound card/Video card

+ The case, XP Pro and any other things which are nessesscary but I have no clue about.

(yes, I know this isn't a tech support question, but I'm more looking for advice over actual support)

Please don't pair an i7 with a slow 9600. At least get a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD4850.

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Okay, here's what I've got so far:

Intel Core i7 @ 2.66 Ghz

GeForce GTX 285

700W PSU

Intel X58 ATX Motherboard

6GB (3 X 2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM

Not sure about the DVD/DVD-RW drive, and would this case be good aswell?

EDIT: Whoops, forgot the hard drive

That will be a sexy computer. :wink:

And a expensive one :)

$1318.94, compared to some computers which costs nearly twice that and are nowhere near as good :D

That comes to about £927 (english pounds), so I'll probably cut back on the graphics card a little bit (I mean, it costs more than the processor :/, and I still want some money for a DVD drive)

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$1318.94, compared to some computers which costs nearly twice that and are nowhere near as good :D

That comes to about £927 (english pounds), so I'll probably cut back on the graphics card a little bit (I mean, it costs more than the processor :/, and I still want some money for a DVD drive)

You could probably step down to a a Geforce 260 / 265 and not regret it too much, unless you're a hardcore gamer.

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