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Help With Buying/Building a Monster PC Gaming Machine

By Jager673 · 20 replies
Jan 16, 2007
  1. Alright well i was looking to build my first PC and i am looking to go ALL OUT here. I'm looking arounf the $4,000-$4,500 range. I am liking the new Intel processors and the new SLI Ready nVIDIA's. I dont know what SICK motherboard or case i should get. I am DEFFENTLY getting water cooling and overclocking it like CRAZY, then run my benchmarks. I want Super Quiet fans in the case as well. I also heard about you can get a case with lets say 500 watt power supply, then you can get another thing to attach to make it a 1200 watt or something like that. Im looking to get the MOST RAM i can get. I'm not really into AMD all that much. I'm looking forward to getting nVIDIA and Intel stuff. But if there is something better within AMD and Radeon or any other brand, please tell me.

    Please Respond!
  2. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    well if your going all out u might as well get one of these because its the best thing out and its better than any next gen system you can buy graphics wise...


    and this wasnt part of your request but idc who u ask it doesnt matter what it looks like if what your playing it with sux so id HIGHLY recomend you get the logitech G15 keyboard and the G7 mouse......they are incredible i know because i have them both......and they look sexy too so what more can u ask for?
  3. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey what do u think the BEST motherboard is?

    By the way i know all about what suits me best. Keyboard and Mouse wise. I got a Saiteck kepard and a Logitech MX518. I also got a Steel Series 5L mouse pad.
  4. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

  5. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is there any place that would build all of this for me also add some other SICK stuff as of Extreme Water Cooling and everything else!
  6. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    If I were you and in your situatiion Id probably just buy an alienware or somthing. You can get a lot for $4500 but you can get a lot more if you build it yourself.

    Im assuming you want cutting edge looks and features, maybe buying a quality pre made would be your best alternative.

    As much as Id like to tell you go ahead and build build build I think you are kinda looking to take the easy way out, that is why I suggested buying a premade.

    However as you asked, most mom and pop PC shops should be able to put stuff togeather that you bring in. They will probably charge you a decent fee but thats the price you will pay.....Just make sure you buy the stuff online and not from them as they will probably charge you a very high premium if you purchase from them.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    For a true monster PC u would like to throw in two or more 10,000 RPM WD Raptors (preferably in RAID), the lowest latency RAM available (which is 3 I think), the X-Fi Platinum sound card, the Intel Core 2 Quadro QX6800 and the Killer NIC for optimum online gaming performance. :D
    I think any small computer store will be more than happy to build ur PC for u and it wouldn't cost more than $50 to do it IMO.
  8. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea i know i'd rather just buy seprate parts and build it myself. I know its really easy to build a PC but i have NEVER tried to build one or had anyone teach my how. Its all common sense most of it. Just a few screws and snaps and there i go... But i dont want to take the chance of messing it up or anything like that. Plus i want it all decked out as well. All BIG and lights pumping out 1500 watts. I'm just wondering what u people think of the Zalman TNN 500 AF Totally No Noise ATX Mid-Tower Case. A little expensive but i dont know. If i were to just build all this and get seprate parts, what cases would you people suggest? Also, what Motherboards,RAM,Video Card(s), Water Cooling, Power Supply, Hard Drives, Screen (I like the new Dell, but theres other sweet ones out like this 28' and so on). So you say i should get all Quad stuff? Then i want to be able to over clock and be able to change my BIOS settings whenever i want. One last thing to end on a good note, I need to know where to go to update BIOS settings and so on.

    P.S. Does the 768MB e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO ACS3 have the SLI Ready?
  9. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    There are a bunch of guides online that have different builds spec'd out at all different price ranges. I wouldn't exactly call building a PC "easy". It takes some experience before it's easy.

    There are places that will build a machine like you want but they can be expensive.

    Spending that much on a PC is kinda crazy when the PC you build today is going to be outdated in a year or two. I would spend more money on the things that won't be out of date like the monitor, the case and power supply.
  10. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    well heres the thing bro you might not wanna make your first pc build a 4000 dollar investment if you have nobody physically with you to help you may run into problems...not big problems by anymeans but things that you may need to tweak that you wont know how to do because you have never had to do it before
  11. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  12. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    oh man alienwares are sooooo cool too bad you cant buy their cases directly without buying a pc otherwise that would def be my case
  13. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Just out of curiosity, what would the AREA-51 ALX cost IF you got all the parts yourself and buit it?
  14. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    i havnt calculated it but probly about 80% of the alienware cost
  15. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alien Wares are so over priced thats why i wanted to go with an alternative way of getting the speed and power i want with it costing almost half of an Alien Ware. This is why i wanted to like get a site that you can build on with just about everything from cases to motherboards all in one site. Plus have a Bill Me Later option so you can get your PC the day that u wan then dont have to make any payments on it for 6 months free financing. I also want there to be someplace on that site that you can have them build it insted doing it yourself. I want all the high end stuff like extreme water cooling and over clocked CPU's. If you have the money than why not right?
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    This whole thread just appears to be a time waster:

    You registered and this was your first post.

    You've never built a PC before and are wanting to build your first one with $4,000-$5,000 worth of components, and are hoping you don't mess anything up. Although later you wanted someone to build it. Just get an Alienware or FalconNW or any of the other high end gaming machines, a few hundred doesn't matter much when you are talking multiple thousands.

    Spending that kind of money and then also thinking Alienware is a waste of money. You can build a computer for half of what you want to spend that will run anything out there right now, and take a video card upgrade in the future.

    1500 Watts of lights? What are you powering these with? 1500W inside your case will bake any components you have in there without massive airflows, airflows unattainable with 12V case fans.

    "I also heard about you can get a case with lets say 500 watt power supply, then you can get another thing to attach to make it a 1200 watt or something like that." 500W won't power a system like you are talking about. There is not anything you add to power supplies to get more power, you just buy a better power supply.
  17. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All i want is for someone to tell me a good site that i can customize anything i want on it. Plus have them build it and over clock and add water cooling. Just give me help insted of telling me that i should just get an alien ware.... Besides Alienwares service is total GAY!! I want to pick all the parts i want from a site and have the people build all of it for me. beastcomputers.co.uk are the only ones close enough to what im talking about. But they live in the UK!! If anyone knows of any place that builds the most AMAZING custom gaming built PC's then PLEASE tell me insted of bashing me.
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    I wasn't bashing you. I was just pointing out why I didn't think you were very serious.

    Local computer shops are the way to go if you want them to build it for you AND have complete flexibility in your parts. You may even have to buy them all seperate and then take to the shop, but I'm sure they'll build it for a fee.

    If you want it all done by someone else online you lose some flexibility.

    If beastcomputers was all you could come up with it again shows me you aren't entirely serious because you didn't do very much looking. I googled in custom built pcs and in the top, before even the actual results there was a link to cyberpowerpc, a fairly respected builder. I even took the liberty of picking out a computer for you: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/infkoc2d.asp?v=d that is about the most flexibility you are going to find.
  19. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What would u suggest

    (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo X6800 Extreme Edition with Factory OverClocked to 3.46GHz EM64T


    (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit (on this one i want to over clock this, but it doenst give an option...)
  20. Jager673

    Jager673 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Help Me Out Here!!
  21. Fred G

    Fred G TS Rookie Posts: 86

    If you want a good online store i suggest you try avadirect.com. They offer a variety of customization options much better than cyberpower and they build the machine for you as well.They have high-end systems already preconfugured, but you change them to fit your needs. I'm getting a pc from them myself, and i must mention that they are quite flexible when it comes to parts. I, for example, wanted a case that wasnt on the list of parts, so i had to request it and it was added in like an hour. Furthermore, this place has received a positive review from hardocp.com. If for some reason you dont want to go with avadirect hardocp.com has also reviewed dozens of other custom pc builders so you can pick someone from that list.
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