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Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3557
Registered: Jan-06
looking into a desktop since my video card is starting to sh!t in my laptop.

i have the ability to do this myself but i figure people such as deathoob could do it better. if i get no response here i'll take a look myself and see if i can compare to this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103371

what i want: a budget media whore/video coder.

budget: around $600.

i'm not too worried about the video card. as long as it plays full hd mkv's with ease and has hdmi out i'm fine.

sound card is a must. nothing crazy but an optical connection would be nice.

quick program response and good audio/video rendering speed are my main concerns.

1tb of storage will be plenty. usb 3.0 is a must. looking for an internal bluetooth module but i haven't had luck with that.. usb will do.
 

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Username: Extrmndor3

Http://illuzonemu.serv..., ^^^Sick Game

Post Number: 8655
Registered: Feb-06
find a itenl i7 2500k with build in HD graphics the 2600k is way faster and can enconde faster than with decent graphics card... find a nice motherboard except the ones with p67 chipsets since ur going for just encoding


find 4 gigs of ram at good price.. go to microcenter if u have one local they have 4 gigs for like 40 bucks... u dont need a video card since the intel has one alraedy.. and just get the rest ;)
 

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Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3558
Registered: Jan-06
thanks for the suggestions Rob. well this is what i've come up with for the key components..


cpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231402

mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131710


you had mentioned not to bother with a p67 board.. not sure what that means or why?
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, WI

Post Number: 4439
Registered: Mar-07
They are different chipsets on the motherboard.

P67 does not allow integrated graphics, but does allow for Crossfire or SLI, and better overclocking. It's aimed more towards gamers.

H67 chipset will allow you to take advantage of your Sandy Bridge processors built-in graphics. Good for HD video. It's aimed more towards home/business use.

Z68 will combine features of both.

So if you don't want to run a dedicated GPU, then go with a H67 mobo. It'll save you some money too.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3559
Registered: Jan-06
that's kind of what i was guessing, thanks for the clarification.

i think i have a decent system built now. quite a bit more than i had budgeted lol, but hey go big or go home.. if anybody cares to take a look at it and give suggestions i can email it.
 

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Username: Extrmndor3

Http://illuzonemu.serv..., ^^^Sick Game

Post Number: 8656
Registered: Feb-06
go with the 2500k the k in it means its unlocked.. and get a z68 chipset and get msn or something and i make u overclock that thin at least 4.2ghz stock

i have my itel i7 950 to 4ghz all day... its kinda cool..

but if ur fine with stock.. go with a h67 and a regular 2600 but for 10 bucks more ill get the 2600k unlocked if i ever want to overclock.. the locked one dont support too much overclocking..


if u need help i can help u with anything.. overclock.. tweakings.. mods.. i work on computers most of the time i especialize in windows but i do macs as well..

this is my latests build.. also a proof of the 4ghz stock





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Gold Member
Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3560
Registered: Jan-06
i have no desire to do any oc'ing. i plan on using this build for a long time. i do appreciate the advice and o though.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Columbia, South Carolina

Post Number: 14533
Registered: Dec-03
you know ecoustics has an entire forum area for computers, right?

hint; this isn't it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3562
Registered: Jan-06
oh, Gdub, nobody goes in that section. plus i was looking for a few specific opinions and i'm pretty sure they don't browse that area. if i really wanted to go in depth on the subject i would have posted in newegg forums. but thanks for the enlightenment.

anywho, the order has been placed. switched things up a bit with some help from friends. i'll be sure to post a build log or review or something.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2076
Registered: Sep-09
you can look at the barebones builds on newegg, there usaly pretty completed. most of my builds are usaly ~1k but if you want i can whip something up for you.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2077
Registered: Sep-09
or hit me on skype and we will spend some time going over it. gcsviii on skype.
 

Gold Member
Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3563
Registered: Jan-06
already ordered, mang

i have no problem getting some critique, though. i can send you my build if you care to see it. always have the option to return things..
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2078
Registered: Sep-09
sure, this is what i came upwith, its a little over budget but you can cut some things out like dvd drive if you have one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145261

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121448

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

736.16
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2079
Registered: Sep-09
ah reread this, where you only looking for a mobo cpu and ram? not a whole system? because i have some other options but what did you go with?

this is what my poor 2 year old pc looks like http://www.gcs8.net/TDP/cpuz.jpg gcs8.org/pc bit of an old pic, change things on it every so often, though i got a ram cooler fan for it witch was really nice for 20$ but to anyone using water cooling you need to then cool your ram as well, unless you have some good case airflow, but if you are over clocking throw a fan on it.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

MW2 Addict

Post Number: 3564
Registered: Jan-06
well i managed to almost double my budget. lol. this stuff is on the way to my door.

cpu -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

cooler -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

mobo -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131712

ram -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231402

hd -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

bd drive -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106346

psu -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

case -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2080
Registered: Sep-09
i am not a fan of the cooler master products any more, they haven't impressed me in a long time.

i would have used this cooler if you are going to spend the money http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010 that or the H100. and i would have spreed the 8GB over 4 sticks unless you plain on moving to 16GB later but ram in sets needs to be matched.

as far as case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009 but that's me for that price range. other then that it looks like it should be a good build.
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