Custom PC; need opinions and/or comments

Discussion in 'Silicon (v)Alley' started by dudeits420, May 22, 2010.

  1. Ok, since my old pc is @ a pawn-brokers house (very long story) I am saving up for a new one. I chose most of the parts already, but I am constantly updating the list, looking for more/better deals/combo prices. I plan to get everything from, since I have dealt with them many times before and they have never done me wrong. Here is the list so far: - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    $230 - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
    $205 - BIOSTAR VA5855NPG2 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

    (2X) - Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1600ELK
    $260 - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
    $26 - Sunbeam VentMax IC-VM-BK Black Interior SGCC 0.6mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 5PCS Case Fans and a Fan Controller
    $46 - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    $130 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $85 - Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System
    $380 - ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers w/ component connector

    So... any thoughts, comments, opinions?
  2. How much are you looking to spend in total?
  3. What he^ said and:
    Go with the i series from intel...the new AMD 6 cores are bunk, unfortunately.

    Stay away from those z5500's they are peices of crap. Not that they produce shitty audio, but they ALWAYS break. I've made the unfortunate mistake of buying another after my previous broke and now this one is busted.
    It's because of some controller box error...anyways stray away from z5500's...creative is the way to go.

    Th rest looks pretty good. Good luck~!
  4. I assume with those specs that you want your comp to last you awhile before you have to upgrade again huh? lol

    In that case I would get a blue ray drive instead of just DVD/CD.
  5. Are you set on AMD? I would go with i7 my man.
  6. #6 BlackVenom, May 23, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2010
    Looks like you know what you're doing.

    Until this question is answered there is no real help, but what you have makes it look like you're out for high end. Idk what Kagaos is talking about, Thuban is 70% of the i7's power for $700 less*. Unless you have that amount of money, go for an x6. If you plan to OC at all you should check out a gpu and/or cpu heatsink. Fans that come w/ cases are generally loud and under powered, but that is just a generalization and the need for fans is environment pending.
  7. #7 dudeits420, May 23, 2010
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
    There isn't a "set in stone" price I'm going for. What I listed is a base for a solid gaming pc. I plan on continually adding parts as my paycheck allows; stuff like 1 or 2 more gfx cards, an SSD, aftermarket cooling solutions, maybe watercooling, and a peltier cooler.

    If you really want a number figure, I would like to keep the base build under $2000.

    Pretty much, I want to start off with as little invested as I can, so I don't have to wait a year before I get a new pc. But once I get enough parts for the pc to be able to boot, it will be all upgrades/additions.

    As for going with i7, I just can't bite the $1k price bullet, and I can live with slightly less performance for $700 less.

    I don't buy movies at all, and I hardly ever burn anything to disk anymore, much less to a bluray disk, so I don't really need a bluray drive.

    Also, I ordered the monitor, case, and HDD last night, so there's no going back on those items... unless they are DOA.

    P.S. I read here that this mobo has RC connect, but everywhere else I look says it only has ROG connection. Can someone confirm/deny this?
  8. go with Klipsch speakers, you won't be disappointed. The best in sound quality. Here's what I got for my computer.

  9. Hows the bass response with those? I don't want really loud bass i.e. 16-year-old with a system in his car, but I do want accurate "tight" bass if that makes sense. I don't need a speaker system to have a lot of power, but it needs to produce quality sound. One of the main reasons (if not the main reason) I chose the z-5500's was for the external digital decoder.

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