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Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

Need a good configuration PC that'll last long. About 1-2TB hard disk space... Ram upgradable upto 16 GB. Good graphics cards. Looking only for Intel Motherboard and processor. Suggest some good configurations please.
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:39 AM

Here's the specs on mine and it works really good:

ASUS Sabertooth z77
Intel i7 2600k
16GB G.Skills Ripjaw X Series 1866 Memory
ASUS GTX 570 DCUII Video Card
1TB Western Digital Cavier Black HDD
64 GB Samsung 840 Series SSD for boot drive
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

Oh that's pretty vague. What will it be used for? What's the budget? Have you simply tried tinkering with parts from Newegg or tigerdirect?

Oh.. hey, what's this from dell? There you go.

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Catalog Number / Description
XPS 8500:
XPS 8500
Chassis:
XPS 8500, Black Chassis w/19:1 media card reader
Processors:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (up to 3.90 GHz)
Operating System:
Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed):
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Memory:
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
Optical Drive:
16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
Hard Drive:
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
Video Card:
AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 2GB GDDR5
Market Value1 $1,299.99

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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

This seems pretty cool... My budget is around $1000 so it suits me well... I'd like to assemble my own PC.
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

View Postbooleanbalaji, on 02 October 2012 - 11:44 AM, said:

My budget is around $1000 so it suits me well... I'd like to assemble my own PC.

Hrm, you have the budget & you have the specs. I'm not really sure what you are asking then. Call around, I'd 2nd Modi to start with NewEgg.
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:57 AM

Man.. that's like.. the whole thrill of building your own machine, right? Not just slotting some RAM in, but weighing reviews and specs of parts with the supreme knowledge of getting a better harmony from the bits!
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

Oh yes, I have been constantly tinkering my existing PC.
Its a Core 2 Duo E7500
4 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 512 MB graphics card..
Added 5 extra USB ports, now its totally 11
Wireless adapter, A 750 Watt SMPU added.
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

ah yes...I've always wondered about people with a generous amount of USB ports.

What do you actually use them for? I've actually never encountered a situation where someone needs more than 6 ports
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

phone.. tablet.. mouse.. keyboard.. back up drive.. thumb drive.. mp3 player.. mic.. webcam.. game controller.. and one for knick-nack items like a coffee hot plate.

There might be a perfect storm when you need all plugged in at once!
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Here's the build I made last year, it works wonders :)
CPU - Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K €200.57
Motherboard - ASRock Z75 Pro3 €76.23
Graphics Card - Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 €253.78
RAM - Patriot ddr3 1866mhz cl9 ram €80.20
Mechanical Keyboard - Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK €84.18
PSU - Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular €57.92
SSD -Samsung SSD 840 120GB €85.04
HDD - WD Caviar Blue 1TB €57.40
Case - Cooltek Antiphon Black €61.13
Optical Drive - LiteOn iHAS124-04 €16.36
Speakers - Wavemaster MX-3+ €39.99
Gaming Mouse - Sharkoon Drakonia Gaming Laser Mouse €24.02
Mouse Mat - Sharkoon Fire Glider Gaming Mat €6.99
SATA Cable - LogiLink SATA Anschlusskabel mit Sicherungslasche, 0.5m €1.39
Net Adapter - ASUS PCE-N15 €14.90
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO €29.73
OS - MS Windows 8 64bit (SB-Version) €85.33
Monitor - LG 22EA53VQ-P €125.83
Bluetooth - LogiLink Mini Bluetooth Dongle €5.39

Might be slightly out of your budget, but you don't need to get any of the extra stuff I got. From the top to my PSU, I got from Amazon.co.uk, I had to convert it back into euro which made me lose money though.

The rest I got from a german company called hardwareversand.

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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:29 PM

That topic was from October of 2012.. Please do not necropost topics.
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Re: Question about PCs

Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:53 AM

heh, accidentally clicked the plus rep for him rather that the minus... oops.
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