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i have been looking at a i3 build but im not sure where it fits other than as an expensive work pc or perhaps a media pc with the appropriate case and extras

 

Intel Core i3 530 LGA1156 2.93Ghz 4Mb 32nm 2C/4T $159 - OR - i3 540 3.06Ghz $179

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H $129

2x2g ddr3 $100 - OR - G.Skill ECO 4GB (1600MHz) 7-8-7-24-2N 1.35V $179

Samsung HD502HJ F3 500Gb 16Mb $67

Pioneer DVR-218 $37

Antec NSK4480B-II $107

$599-$698

 

edit

bit better priced since i removed that extra 1 from the hdd :) woops

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Dasa, I know this is something pointless to say, but you spelled 'does' wrong in the Insanity rig.

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Dasa, I know this is something pointless to say, but you spelled 'does' wrong in the Insanity rig.

looks like im short a t in the next word to

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Antec Two Hundred $62 Fans: rear 120 - top 140 (3 speed)

Antec Three Hundred $79 Fans: rear 120 - top 140 (3 speed)

Lian-Li DragonLord K58 $85 Fans: rear 120 1500rpm - front 140 1000rpm

Coolermaster CM690 $99 Fans: rear 120 1200rpm - front 120 1200rpm

Lian-Li DragonLord K60 $99 Fans: rear 120 1500rpm - front 140 1000rpm - top 2x 140mm 1000rpm

 

and that is why i dont bother mentioning the middle 3 cases any more as for value\performance the antec two hundred and the lian li k60 are in front despite the two hundred being a fugly little bastard

if people want to pay more for looks then they can and thats not something i can help with as looks come down to the user

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^^ the K58 has a front 140 and a rear 120 - the version I looked at also had an additional two fans at the top - however rather depressingly it seems that isn't standard. Shame as it is still rather pretty tho...

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very nice :Cyb3rGlitch:. thanks for the link

 

getting due for fixing a few small errors like the 5850 thats listed as a 5830 and doing some updates like adding these monitors there is also some pineview mb in stock now and the j&w 785g itx mb is replacing the 780g

looks like i also have to revise the watercooling section and read a bunch of reviews on air cooling now there is some new parts there

anything i missed?

 

BenQ G922HDL 18.5 Widescreen LED 1366x768 $149 18w max

http://www.benq.com.au/products/LCD/?produ...=specifications

19" WS LED Benq G920WL 1440x900 $165 ~16w

http://www.benq.com.au/products/LCD/?produ...=specifications

Viewsonic 19" VX1932WM-LED BLACK/SILVER LCD 2ms gray-to-gray (typ) 5ms black-white-black (typ) / WXGA 1440x900 / D-SUB / DVI / SPKS / 15.5 W (typ.) / 19.5 W (max) $183.70

http://www.viewsonic.com.au/products/productspecs.php?id=412

G2222HDL BENQ 21.5" LED 1920x1080 $234.03 28w max

http://www.benq.com/products/LCD/?product=...=specifications

 

also dont be surprised if this doesnt happen till after i finish mass effect 2

and iv also just order a mcp355 a xfpc restop for it along with a thermochill pa120.4 rad and 4x120 50cfm gentle typhoon fans from sidewindercomputers in the us that im hopefully gona have some fun with soonish so expect some pics of that

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ok i think thats everything up to date

added a i3 buid

 

Low Budget gamer 3

CPU i3-530 $152

MB G-B H55M S2H $110

RAM 2x2g 1600 $130 - OR - 2000 $145

GPU 5770 1GB $185

HDD samsung 500GB F3 $67

DVD Pioneer DVR-218 $37

PSU Antec Neo Eco 400C $53 - OR - Corsair VX-450 $83

CASE Gigabyte GZ-X $45

$779-824

 

also added this

Value kb

Logitech Retail NEWTOUCH 200 USB $13

Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard $45 (has flaws) http://www.ocia.net/reviews/razerarctosa/page4.shtml

Value mice

Logitech Retail MX518 $34 optical

Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse $35 laser

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ok i think thats everything up to date

added a i3 buid

 

Low Budget gamer 3

CPU i3-530 $152

MB G-B H55M S2H $110

RAM 2x2g 1600 $130 - OR - 2000 $145

GPU 5770 1GB $185

HDD samsung 500GB F3 $67

DVD Pioneer DVR-218 $37

PSU Antec Neo Eco 400C $53 - OR - Corsair VX-450 $83

CASE Gigabyte GZ-X $45

$779-824

 

also added this

Value kb

Logitech Retail NEWTOUCH 200 USB $13

Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard $45 (has flaws) http://www.ocia.net/reviews/razerarctosa/page4.shtml

Value mice

Logitech Retail MX518 $34 optical

Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse $35 laser

my i3 build is pretty much the same, it runs very well, overclocks easily and i can play mw2 on high settings smoothly

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is there a too cheap intel powered version? Seriously, even THAT would be an upgrade!

 

is there a too cheap intel powered version? Seriously, even THAT would be an upgrade!

 

Actually, since reading the head post, I noticed that some of the parts have been discontinued. Can someone give me a too cheap intel and AMD solution... help a brotha out...

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i havent looked at adding a really cheap intel build as at the time there was nothing as cheap as amd that performed any better but i will have another look

the main reason i liked amd with the cheap builds is they have a great onboard gpu intel is currently lacking in this area

 

if you could point out any parts that have been discontinued would be great i update it fairly regularly but can miss things

 

might add this as another cheap build cpu is decent for the price gpu im not so sure about but should do the job for office work

CPU Intel Celeron Dual Core E3300 2.5GHZ 800FSB LGA775 $53

MB\GPU Asus P5G41T-M LE G41 $62

RAM 2G(Single Stick) DDR3 1333 $55 add another 2g late

HDD: sata 160GB 7200rpm $35

DVD: DVD Burner $33

CASE\PSU Antec NSK 4480B-II $109

$347

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Apparently there is another Corsair H50 competitor called the Cool It ECO A.L.C CPU cooler... o_O

I think it will perform quite similar though... good, but the high end air CPU coolers will outperform it.

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yer review here

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3189/cool...oler/index.html

its still beaten by air

to compete with a single fan rad they need to make a thicker 140mm rad instead of these puny 120mm rads it comes down to surface area in the end if the rad is smaller and lighter than the hsf the hsf should win under high heat loads with quiet fans

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That's true, although I don't think that there are too many cases out there that have 140mm rear fan spot to hold that at the back of their case.

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That's true, although I don't think that there are too many cases out there that have 140mm rear fan spot to hold that at the back of their case.

if they used a 140mm rad mounted outside the case on the rear 120mm fan it would allow them to use denser fins as the extra size would help compensate for the loss of airflow the down side is extra cost brass\copper\alloy are not real cheap but it should only be around an extra $20 and tubes would need a way to get back into the case

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That's true, although I don't think that there are too many cases out there that have 140mm rear fan spot to hold that at the back of their case.

if they used a 140mm rad mounted outside the case on the rear 120mm fan it would allow them to use denser fins as the extra size would help compensate for the loss of airflow the down side is extra cost brass\copper\alloy are not real cheap but it should only be around an extra $20 and tubes would need a way to get back into the case

 

Hmm ok... So that's what those rubber grommeted holes are for!! Argh... Never really bothered to check out water-cooling because I thought it was just a hard process that I wouldn't be using.

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how up to date is this config?

 

High end

CPU i7-930 2.80Ghz $348

MB GB X58 UD3R $239 - OR - ASUS P6T Deluxe $368

RAM 6GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600MHz F3-12800CL6T-6GBTD CL6-7-6-18 (3x2GB) $235

HDD 1TB 7200RPM 32M $100

DVD Samsung SH-B083A Blu-ray $128

HSF Cogage Thermalright TRUE Spirit $44

CASE Lian Li Lancool Dark Armor K60 $115

PSU Seasonic X-Series 650W $206 2 gpu's

TOTAL $1415-1544+gpu (5850\5870 would be my pic)

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Pretty up to date to me. Although it does come down to user preference... I for example will not want a Blu-Ray player and I might get the K62 case instead!

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Value Gamer

RAM 2x2g 2133 c9 $159 - OR - 6GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600MHz F3-12800CL6T-6GBTD CL6-7-6-18 (3x2GB) $235

 

With this MB MB GA-P55A-UD3R $169

 

Should the G.Skill memory be 2x2GB??

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its a triple channel kit which the mb cant make use of but it wont be any slower with it just gives you a little extra ram which can help things load a bit quicker and will become more useful in the future

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well there was a few things getting a little out of date so i spent the day updating it for you even though the changes are mostly minor main things were adding a phenom II x6 and removing 4770 and the e5300 build

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Dasa, I seriously love you man. Every time im looking at doing a new build this thread is usually my first stop (usually the last too lol). I think im going to go with something similar to the i3 530 build and build mum a PC for mothers day. Hers broke a while ago and that seems like the level she'd want. High end office / multimedia

 

Although I'm still wondering whether the i3 530 is the best for her. The other build in the 500-700 price range is the Cheap Number Cruncher, but I know next to nothing about how AMD chips stack up lately.

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what dose your mum do with the pc? if its just web browsing and a few office apps but she likes it zippy maybe the atom (near the bottom of the builds) with a ssd would do

its almost fanless and uses stuff all power

i3 530 is a good build for a office pc to can just use the onboard gpu it has a fair bit more grunt which should help with things like playing hd flash media and any cpu intensive aps

the amd build with 4-6 cores is only worth it if the pc will be used for multithreaded aps that demand a lot of cpu power

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what dose your mum do with the pc? if its just web browsing and a few office apps but she likes it zippy maybe the atom (near the bottom of the builds) with a ssd would do

its almost fanless and uses stuff all power

i3 530 is a good build for a office pc to can just use the onboard gpu it has a fair bit more grunt which should help with things like playing hd flash media and any cpu intensive aps

the amd build with 4-6 cores is only worth it if the pc will be used for multithreaded aps that demand a lot of cpu power

Well general computing + some media. So specifically, email, using open office, music, general browsing for womens things (who knows what they do), and she likes her music. I'm not too hard pressed for money at the moment so I thought the i3 530 would be a good buy that should last her a while.

 

Also went to check the recent prices on MSY and I think they'd made a typo and listed the GB UD2H as the US2H. They already listed the S2H seperately and apparently the "US2H" doesn't exist.

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