I wanna get a new computer

By bighead(kor)
Nov 12, 2006
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  1. Uhhh guys u people are the best people to ask this about.........

    What im searching for is a good fast gaming and multitasking speedy computer...... some people tell me i should be getting alienware (the intel area -51 5500) or just get a good custom comp off the internet....... cyberpowersystem.com or digitialstormonline.com or etc........ any GOOD opinions..... i really need help Guys :-(

    make it about through the 1000-1600 $ area , or even lower :)

    alienware.com

    remake the urls correctly are:
    http://www.cyberpowersystem.com/
    http://www.digitalstormonline.com/
    http://www.alienware.com/main_gaming.aspx
  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TechSpot Maniac Posts: 544

    You could build your own "TOP OF THE LINE", kick *** system if you're willing to spend that much on it. Alienware are nice, but they are way overpriced.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Agreed. The only point of buying an alienware is to say that you have an alienware. Other then that its pointless, and a waste of money. Like sghiznaneck said, build your own. You'll gain a ton of experience and save alot of money.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

  5. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    thank you guys , can u keep on posting these.... o yea and also look at the urls i put and im 12 so ill be needing help on to building my computer..... proffessional help :-D i love u all

    o yea and just for kicks..... can u guys post urls that show computer cases????????? cuz i wanna see a really cool case that will knock me down to the floor..... A REALLY KOOL CASE


    lol and PS: u guys are the best :)

    CPU - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=2280517

    Mobo - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...366122&CatId=0

    Videocard - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=E145-7892

    RAM - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...4&sku=C13-6050

    PSU - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...155053&CatId=0

    Case is pretty much up to you.

    Comes to roughly $1091 Canadian with tax, without shipping. If you wanna save some money and get a case too, get this videocard instead:

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...931185&CatId=0

    which one is better Rage_3kMoiz's post or my post.... obviosly my post is cheaper but i think his post may be better.....
    PS: im not saying my post is better to build a new computer and also, i did not get this by myself i got the post above from another forum
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    I HIGHLY Suggest a 975x or P965 Chipset.
  7. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    can u give me an example and wut is a 975x (or) P965 Chipset??? is it for memory or wut cuz im like a nub >.< can u give me a link to one?

    any tips on putting this stuff all together???????? i might need help from ppl from my church (im christian) cuz there are ppl that do this stuff like all the time....
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    LOL thats my post from another forum... Rage's post is a more powerful computer but of course mine is cheaper, especially if it's in american money.

    I'm a REAL newb on chipsets so I can't tell you exactly what it does but I DO know that 975x and P965 are good chipsets. Also, if you want help building your computer, usually computer stores will build your computer for you if you bring in all the parts.
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Yeah rage's computer post is my next build =D

    Also bighead(kor) your age doesnt matter when it comes to building a computer, my brother was 11 when he built his 1st and I was 13 but then again some people thing younger kids are stupid or something...


    Also if you want here is my build:
    Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

    Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009
    eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566
    CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) x2


    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150150
    XFX PV-T71G-UCF7 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail


    Hard Disk Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
    OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail

    DVD Burner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076
    NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

    Sound Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829111002
    DIAMOND XtremeSound XS71DDL 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133154
    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


    Total: $1436 with shipping

    -Edit- Change the build to a more powerful computer -Edit-
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    A 975X chipset is a lot better certainly, but more expensive too, almost $70-100 more than the 945P. Plus, 975X chipsets usually have 2 PCi-E slots which are not so necessary. But in any case, here is a good-quality, cheap motherboard with a 975X chipset.
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Yeah I was ganna get a 2 PCI-E slots for SLI but they were too exspensive so im just sticking to 1
     
  12. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    i may be able to buys these parts (if i get some proffessional help) i might go with Time paradox's build and form a new computer...... and just one question..... will it able to beat the alienware 5500 , area 51? http://www.alienware.com the one that time paradox suggested.....

    srry lol im a real nub cuz im new to the whole "computer building" stuff ;but i dream to be able to do these things on my own..... ill ask best buy or something to build or put together this for me
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    That PC will destroy the Area 51 5500 without breaking into a sweat, owing mainly to more (as well as faster) RAM and the 7900GT.
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Thanks rage =D
  15. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse Newcomer, in training Posts: 405

    Make sure that the motherboard is core 2 duo compatible. I would also prefer going with 2x 256 graphics cards and a sli/crossfire supporing mobo than just a 512 video card...
  16. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    thanks to all

    THANK U FOR POSTING THESE AND KEEP THE POSTS COMING!!! :-D i alrdy found a website that shows how to build a computer and it goes through all the indivisual steps...... and now all i have to do is find the parts....... i might go with one of ur ideas mostly maybe the one i thought about b4....... i hope the computer will run through WOW and BF2 like butter
  17. Teaser261

    Teaser261 Newcomer, in training Posts: 177

    I wanna know where a 12 year old gets $1600. I'm almost 40,and work 3 jobs, and I can't afford a screamer like that. I'm doin something wrong.

    I wanna know why RAGE has an sata 74gb and an sata 160 in the system he spec'd out.Just curious if there was a reason for 2 HD's with such a major difference in size. If you run them in raid, don't they have to be identical size? Are there any tutorials here for ? like that.
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    I never mentioned putting them in RAID. And the 74GB drive is a WD Raptor 10000 RPM drive, which will boot up Windows from a cold boot in under 30 seconds. But yes, u need two identical HDDs for RAID.
     
  19. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    my madre said she's willing to spend uhhhhh 1000- 1500 PS: im not rich ..... :-D
  20. Teaser261

    Teaser261 Newcomer, in training Posts: 177

    To Rage: I understand now.
    To Bighead:Does your Madre want to adopt me.lol
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    You say you're not rich but your Madre is willing to pay 1500 on a FIRST build? you're crazy
  22. Row1

    Row1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 354   +8

    Read and prepare-

    Bighead- i did not have much guidance when I built my first computer. I read a lot of websites to learn.

    So do your homework!

    The most important idea is to figure out what choices limit other choices - if you select a certain cpu, you will be limited in the motherboards you can use. Once you select a motherboard, you have to get a videocard that will work with it, and ram that will work with it.

    So, once you feel like you know what you are gonna select first, and what limits that makes, then you are ready.

    You don't want to buy a good deal on a graphics card, then find out it won't work with the motherboard you selected.

    Just keep reading a lot until you are confident.

    I built my own a year and a half ago. It works great and I have no problems with it. It cost about $1,000. In a store, it would have cost $1,500. The only bad part was it takes a lot of time - you can't just buy it, then take it home and start gaming!

    Good Luck!
  23. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    lol where should i read????? wut should i do?????? i need some guidence....... somebody has to help me wit this ..... (IM FREAKIN OVERWHELMEND ) but in a positive way..... strangly uhhhhhh ill go look at website like u said...... THANK U ALL FOR THIS SUPPORT

    uhh i made my own ideas wut do u think about this and can i make this or will it not work together(mother board combined wit vid card etc.) wut do you think? REMEMBER I DID THIS BY MYSELF :-D i can make my own pc cuz now i got the directions and etc.
    -pc case- http://xoxide.com/nzxt-nemesis-elite-case-black.html

    -floppy disk drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821103116

    -hard drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148139

    -CD-ROM drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106013

    -processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    -processor fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118003

    -motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121048

    -memory module - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220144

    -power supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

    -video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130033
    mouse- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826104191
    or http://xoxide.com/razer-diamondback-1600dpi-chameleon-mouse.html
    keyboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109148

    ugh total = 1,400 :-D a little bit much but any of u got any better suggestions?
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Try this hard drive instead of that one. Also, this mobo is a cheaper alternative to that Intel one. I recommend this RAM to go with it. I also think that this video card is a much more powerful option than the 7900GT for the same price (after the rebate on the GeForce card). Lastly, this PSU is a much better option than that measly 430W one. The CPU cooler is not necessary since the Core 2 Duo already runs pretty cool (unless ur planning on OCing it). Everything else looks good and I really like the case, it looks pretty cool.
  25. bighead(kor)

    bighead(kor) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    uhhh the mobo u suggested pretty good ratings :-D lol comments suc about it tho :-( and also does the motherboard u suggested work with ati radeon chips because the vid card u suggested is ati..... isnt it?

    and also thanks for complimenting the case i chose :-D love ya
    people say that the mother board u chose sucks so maybe i won't go wit it............ suggestions?

    new tech specs i think i lowered the price a bit......
    HARD WARE REQUIRED
    -pc case- http://xoxide.com/nzxt-nemesis-elite-case-black.html

    -floppy disk drive -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821103116

    -hard drive -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701

    -CD-ROM drive -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106013

    -processor -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    -processor fan -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153028

    -motherboard -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121048

    -memory module -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220144

    -power supply -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

    -video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131027
    mouse- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826104191
    or http://xoxide.com/razer-diamondback-1600dpi-chameleon-mouse.html
    keyboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109148

    wait i posted some of em wrong.....
    HARD WARE REQUIRED
    -pc case- http://xoxide.com/nzxt-nemesis-elite-case-black.html

    -floppy disk drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821103116

    -hard drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701

    -CD-ROM drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106013

    -processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    -processor fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153028

    -motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121048

    -memory module - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220144

    -power supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

    -video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131027
    mouse- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826104191
    or http://xoxide.com/razer-diamondback-1600dpi-chameleon-mouse.html
    keyboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109148

    110+8+75+40+310+80+115+300+40+210+50+50= 1388 ugh i need cheaper things my mom wants a 1000$ comp !!!!!! suggestions suggestions??????
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