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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:21 pm 
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I'm in the market for one now, can spend no more than $1500. Was looking at iBuyPower, but I've heard some shady shit about them. Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Cole built* :P

Can you build a computer yourself, if so I can suggest every part and you buy/ship to your place and build, or do you want/need someone to build for you?

*I am serious about this, I will build you a computer if you so desire, I even have some parts on hand that I can sell for a discount. I don't check the forums too much so I will go ahead and subscribe to this post.

$1500 is overkill, you can build a high end rig and monitor(s) for that price.

You are going to need:
$220 Intel I5 k series or $320 I7 k series
$180 Motherboard
$80 8GB of DDR3 1600 (or higher) RAM
$100-200 240-512GB SSD + mechanical storage if necessary (I suggest external or internal 2-6TB)
$120-400 Geforce gtx750ti, gtx760, gtx670, or gtx770 (order of power, there is also better, like 780ti, but we are in the $600 card range at that point)
$100 Case (I can only suggest, you need to pick) with lots of airflow/fans
$40 CPU cooler (cooler master hyper 212 evo)
$15 DVD burner
$70 Power supply
=$925 minimal

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blah thats nothing, i built houses for pirates, then do pirating myself. Then I shoot my self and perform bullet removal surgery on myself. After that I go to boot camps to train kids to kill. Then i go and fight on the Iraq war for both sides. After all i go later and drink some 7up cause ill be thirsty as shit.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Not gonna lie Cole, was pretty much waiting for you to show up. I've every intention of making this computer run intense games well, and have it last a long time. If I have to pay more for it, I'm willing

I think I might let you just build it. I've messed around with computers, but I don't want anything to screw up here.

Went on Neweggs and just picked stuff:

$339.99Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K
$219.99 ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$80.99 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
Tried to look up a harddrive, but I don't know what 2 6tb means
$349.99EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
$99.99Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0. Not sure which fans are compatible
$34.99Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
$19.99ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$89.99Fractal Design Integra R2 750W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply

Probably went a little overkill on that total, and that's not including the 1TB harddrive I want. I didn't pick out fans either, and I'm gonna need a wireless network adapter.

It's also quite possible that some of these parts are incompatible. I'm not sure.

I picked out pricier parts, because I really want this thing to be a monster in gaming. Nevertheless, I took your considerations in mind. Question: why 8gb of ram? Is ram not that important, as compared to the Cores, the Video Card, the Cooling and Power supply, in regards to gaming?

I'd much prefer to discuss this on TeamSpeak/Vent if possible, if only to catch up on the good ol' times

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:01 pm 
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Yeah, it would be best to talk on teamspeak, but you did pretty good. 8GB is plenty, 4GB+ only matters for a very small number of games. I have built 16GB computers for friends, but they will tell you they have never gone over 8GB so it is $80 unused.

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blah thats nothing, i built houses for pirates, then do pirating myself. Then I shoot my self and perform bullet removal surgery on myself. After that I go to boot camps to train kids to kill. Then i go and fight on the Iraq war for both sides. After all i go later and drink some 7up cause ill be thirsty as shit.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:38 pm 
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Alright, I'll talk to you tomorrow then, as today is shaping up to be a busy day.

Any insight on the company iBuyPower?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:44 pm 
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Case : 1 x AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue
Case Lighting : 1 x Cold Cathode Neon Light - Blue
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction : X
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion : X
Processor : 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive : X
Processor Cooling : 1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory : 1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand **FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1866 ADATA XPG V2**
Video Card : 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 - 2GB - Single Card
Motherboard : 1 x ASUS Z97-K -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
Intel Smart Response Technology : X
Power Supply : 1 x 600 Watt - Standard
Primary Hard Drive : 1 x 128 GB Apotop S3C Series SSD -- Read: 490MB/s ; Write: 135MB/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive : 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Singe Drive
Optical Drive : 1 x [12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - FREE upgrade to BLU-RAY Rewriter
2nd Optical Drive : X
Media Card Reader / Writer : 1 x 12-In-1 Internal Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
Meter Display : X
Sound Card : 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card : 1 x Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card
USB Expansion Card : X
Operating System : 1 x Windows 8.1 + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
Keyboard : 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse : 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse
Monitor : X
2nd Monitor : X
Monitor Cable : 1 x 10 ft. Braided HDMI to HDMI Cable (Shielded Cable for maximum interference rejection; 4K resolution ready)
Speaker System : X
Wireless Network Adapter : 1 x ASUS USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n N300 Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter
Webcam : X
Case Engraving Service : X
Warranty : 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service : 1 x No Rush Service (Usually Ships in 5-10 business Days)

This is a ibuypower PC I made on their website

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Case 1 x AZZA Armour Gaming Case-Blue
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 4820K Processor (4x 3.70GHz/10MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core i7 4820K
Motherboard 1 x MSI X79A-GD45 Plus-- 5x PCI-E x16, and 6x SATA 6Gb/s
Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand **FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1866 ADATA XPG V2**
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 - 2GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 770 4GB-Single Card
Case Lighting 1 x Cold Cathode Neon Light-Blue
Power Supply 1 x 800 Watt - AZZA Alpha - 80 PLUS
Processor Cooling 1 x AVC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011]-Free Upgrade to Asetek 510LC (Standard 120mm Fan)
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD -- Read: 540MB/s, Write: 520MB/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Singe Drive
2nd Optical Drive None
Optical Drive 1 x LG 24x Dual Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black - FREE upgrade to LG Blu-ray Reader Combo Drive
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Speaker System None
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Wireless Network Adapter 1 x ASUS USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n N300 Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter
Monitor None
Operating System 1 x Windows 8.1 Pro + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service 1 x No Rush Service (Usually Ships in 5-10 business Days)
Webcam None
Meter Display None
Media Card Reader / Writer None
2nd Monitor None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion None
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive None
USB Expansion Card None
Case Engraving Service None
Subtotal $1,581.00

Another one I made on their site, tried to remember your advice

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Bobby, subscribe to this post like I have and I will notify you when the new video cards come out, should be in the next 30 days or so. If you are not willing to wait at any point and want to pull the trigger on this, post on here and I will set up a time on TS where we spec out the whole PC.

I'd avoid that X79 setup, its a 2 year old platform, its Intel's 6 core high end platform, but uses their old chips, its actually going away and being replaced by X99 like right now. http://www.brightsideofnews.com/2014/08 ... rd-leaked/ There is no reason to get the X platform unless you want a 6/8 core chip, buy X and putting in a quad is like getting a 4 cylinder Lamborghini. The Z97 quads beat the old X79 hex cores.

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blah thats nothing, i built houses for pirates, then do pirating myself. Then I shoot my self and perform bullet removal surgery on myself. After that I go to boot camps to train kids to kill. Then i go and fight on the Iraq war for both sides. After all i go later and drink some 7up cause ill be thirsty as shit.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:49 pm 
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GTX960, will be out in September. They are "skipping" 8 series since the 750(ti) is really an 8 series and they also already had used the 8 series names in laptops for a long while with 6/7 series chips.

http://videocardz.com/51426/nvidia-to-s ... -september

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blah thats nothing, i built houses for pirates, then do pirating myself. Then I shoot my self and perform bullet removal surgery on myself. After that I go to boot camps to train kids to kill. Then i go and fight on the Iraq war for both sides. After all i go later and drink some 7up cause ill be thirsty as shit.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:51 pm 
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Been a little busy lately. Wanna hammer out a computer Thursday? I'm free pretty much all day

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:10 am 
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I'm out of town this week

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blah thats nothing, i built houses for pirates, then do pirating myself. Then I shoot my self and perform bullet removal surgery on myself. After that I go to boot camps to train kids to kill. Then i go and fight on the Iraq war for both sides. After all i go later and drink some 7up cause ill be thirsty as shit.


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