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[Information] Trying to make a good computer
searching for some info on brands and its attributes
Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/19/2014 9:45pm
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Troubadour´s dog

So im planning on making a new desktop computer from scratch (since it can be way cheaper that buying a new one and mine is 8 years old).

Well the problem here is that i have no idea of the brands and they prices, and i heard some brands remove they limiters on they products (like in the RAM cards) and it ends reducing they life span.
I have in mind buying a 5i processor, at least 8gb of ram and the best audio and video cards i can get, all that with a budget  around $500-600 US dllrs

extra info: im from Mexico, so 500-600 U.S dllrs would be like 7000 of my country currency, but its still cheaper that buying them in my country.
maybe i can buy the processor out of my budget and jsut focus the 500 dllrs on the ram, audio,video internet card and the mother board.


Thanks for your time and replies (>n.n)>
 

RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/21/2014 12:09pm
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If you plan on building a gaming PC, you should spend most of the money on getting a good graphics card.
If you plan on using it as an office PC, you shouldn't spend more than 400-500$.

Also, there's always the little things that make you happy:
- like a nice cool (or silent) pc case;
- or a small SSD you can use to install games on (you wouldn't believe the improvement in the speed of games)

P.S.: be generous on the fans: even if you decide to unplug some, they will come in handy in those hot summer days.
P.S.S: think cable management: you can improve the airflow a lot with a few strings

RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/21/2014 10:43pm
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Troubadour´s dog

I was planning on using it kinda like a recording studio, so a good graphic and audio card its a must, plus the ram.
And yeah, some summer days can be a real killer to the processor

RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/21/2014 11:49pm
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The Laziest Man on KongHack




this is a somewhat recent guide to parts you might want to buy. it usually lists the best parts for their price.




RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/22/2014 10:08pm
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Troubadour´s dog
thenewcomer Posted on: 02/21/2014 11:49pm




this is a somewhat recent guide to parts you might want to buy. it usually lists the best parts for their price.


sadly it fails to load the image, so i cant see it (dunno if is my problem or the image is broken)
 

RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/22/2014 10:11pm
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Nah, it's just a broken image.





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RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/26/2014 9:53pm
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Are ya planning to build a gaming dekstop ( hopefull not since it will cost more than your budget )  or a general build? 

Let me suggest you few options : 

Option A : 

CPU- Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor    $192.99
CPU cooler - Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler      $ 17.98
Motherboard- MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  $47.97
Memory ( RAM) - A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  $ 68.99
Storage - Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  $39.99
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card  $ 41.56
Case - Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  $ 29.98
Optical Drive - LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  $54.99

Total : $494.47                        

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Option B : 

CPU- Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  $297.99
CPU cooler -Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler  $ 17.98
Motherboard-MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  $ 42.98
Memory- A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  $ 68.99
Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  $ 26.19
Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card  $ 104.99
Case - Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  $ 39.99  [+ $5 off w/ promo code 5ATX249B, ends 2/27]
Optical Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  $ 16.98

Total : $621.10


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Note : I forgot to include power supply and sound card that you mentioned so here arey : 

Power Supply : 

Logisys PS480D   480 watt    $14.99
CoolMax ZX-600  600 watt    $18.99


Sound Card : 

Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card  5.1    $ 25.99
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card  7.1   $43.99 


Both Configuration build will cost you no more than $700 or less. 

Good Luck!


      













 




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RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 02/26/2014 11:16pm
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The Laziest Man on KongHack

oh oops. heres what i had in my other post

http://tinyurl.com/falconguide

just click enlarge twice until it you get the full picture




RE: Trying to make a good computer Posted on: 03/01/2014 10:05pm
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Troubadour´s dog

Thx a lot ppl, it really helped me out, now i just need to gather a bit more of money to get my complete budget.