Going to build a custom gaming desktop.

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1) You want the i7-2600k instead of the i7-2600. Can be overclocked and very stable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

2) I have used a few brands. I personally like Corsair Dominator Ram. Get whatever speed your MB can handle without overclocking it too much. EX: 1866/1600 Mhz is fine.

3) I been using nVidia cards for the last few years. My last ATI card was a 4870X2, and I had probs with it. The GTX 580 is one of the coolest and quietest GFX cards I have every owned.

4) For motherboards, I have always used ASUS and never had one problem. I really like their boards. This is my personal choice of course. I also like m-atx boards too. But any of these boards are good IMO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760

5) Your power supply leaves little room for running two cards if you ever should choose too. For one card, its a good choice.

6) DVD ROM - fine

7) For hard drives, if you have the $$$ get a 240GB-256GB SSD for the OS and applications. And get a 1TB or more for your storage drive. If you can only afford a single HDD, I like Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM drives.

8) Personal style/choice. I like the Corsair 600T case for my custom builds.

9) 18.5" ??? For $80 more you can get that 24" Asus monitor that I posted about. It;s on sale, $20 off, with free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

10) How dare you not get a TactX keyboard!! LOL

11) Logitech Performance MX is my choice. It is a good mouse for everything. Gaming, Web design, etc.
 

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1) You want the i7-2600k instead of the i7-2600. Can be overclocked and very stable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

2) I have used a few brands. I personally like Corsair Dominator Ram. Get whatever speed your MB can handle without overclocking it too much. EX: 1866/1600 Mhz is fine.

3) I been using nVidia cards for the last few years. My last ATI card was a 4870X2, and I had probs with it. The GTX 580 is one of the coolest and quietest GFX cards I have every owned.

4) For motherboards, I have always used ASUS and never had one problem. I really like their boards. This is my personal choice of course. I also like m-atx boards too. But any of these boards are good IMO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760

5) Your power supply leaves little room for running two cards if you ever should choose too. For one card, its a good choice.

6) DVD ROM - fine

7) For hard drives, if you have the $$$ get a 240GB-256GB SSD for the OS and applications. And get a 1TB or more for your storage drive. If you can only afford a single HDD, I like Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM drives.

8) Personal style/choice. I like the Corsair 600T case for my custom builds.

9) 18.5" ??? For $80 more you can get that 24" Asus monitor that I posted about. It;s on sale, $20 off, with free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

10) How dare you not get a TactX keyboard!! LOL

11) Logitech Performance MX is my choice. It is a good mouse for everything. Gaming, Web design, etc.
LOL If i win the tactX keyboard i will use it ;) but i'm just going off of the deals i can find, thanks for the help tommy! i will check them out and modify my ETA of money to buy the parts. :cool:
 

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I'd buy a Area-51 case from eBay for $350-400 which, includes the 1100w psu and motherboard.
I'd get a 990x or equivalent processor. The 990x cost about $1k, even though its getting old!
32gb of RAM or something like that. (about $200 max)
Corsair H100 or some sorta liquid cooling if it doesn't come in the case.($100)
The HD7970 in x-fire :D($500 each, will be cheaper)
Blu-Ray/dvd/cd drive(if needed) $85
Fatal1ty soundcard $150, i think.
Razer Tiamat 7.1 Elit3 audio :) $180
Yeti Pro USB mic + pop filter ~$200
Some SSD 128gb $200
2X HDD Baracuda XT 2tb. Dont know how much they cost. Probably $200 for both.
RAT 7 Mouse $90.
I'll find a keyboard to use :D
 

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Reminder Dan: my income will be at most 15 dollars a week. I can't go all out until im 16 and get a job that pays me decently. haha :p
 

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Reminder Dan: my income will be at most 15 dollars a week. I can't go all out until im 16 and get a job that pays me decently. haha :p
How about making games? Thats the direction I'm going in :D
Plus, my prices are too high. And, this IS one of the best rigs you can buy for the money :D

Stupid me, forgot monitor! xO

15 bucks a week? How many hours do you work? o_O
 

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How about making games? Thats the direction I'm going in :D
Plus, my prices are too high. And, this IS one of the best rigs you can buy for the money :D

Stupid me, forgot monitor! xO

15 bucks a week? How many hours do you work? o_O
lol i can't make games! lol im 13 no one will give me any help with it and i have no software for it. and i wouldn't get payed xD oh and i work at my friend's sandwich shop every saturday. and my mom pays me 5 dollars for doing chores. Not much money lol.
 

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lol i can't make games! lol im 13 no one will give me any help with it and i have no software for it. and i wouldn't get payed xD
You cant underestimate yourself or you will fail before you even started! :) I am making a game right now but, I dont care if I get payed, I will live off of donations :D
 

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really? where can i get software?
Unity = free 3d engine. Very nice and it works with xbox, win phone, ps3, etc.
Thats one of the tools. There is also a program called blender. If I recall correctly, its free. It is a program used to model 3d objects.
A lot of people created different scripts so you wont have to really program anything :)
 

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Unity = free 3d engine. Very nice and it works with xbox, win phone, ps3, etc.
Thats one of the tools. There is also a program called blender. If I recall correctly, its free. It is a program used to model 3d objects.
A lot of people created different scripts so you wont have to really program anything :)
Free is just what i need! xD thanks Dan. Ill take a look at it. If i think i made anything good would you mind looking it over?
 

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Sure why not :D Although, if you find it too difficult, try finding something else you like to do. Maybe, making movies or game reviews? If you get enough youtube fans, there's this website called, King Of The Web. Mostly, you need above 1mil votes to win. Every person can vote 10 times a day. So, you will need max of 100,000 people to win ^^ But, if you have 2 weeks, like the ordinary king of the web schedule, all you need is 7000 people voting each day :D Or was it a month, which requires even less? You get something like, 7000 bucks for being king :D And a gaming card or amazon $100 card according to your category!
 

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Nah the only youtube vids i have are of me shooting a winchester lever action and an M1A lol and i don't think ill find it too difficult, lol i have art class now
 

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I've seen the i7-2600k chips equal to or beat the i7-980/990 chips in various apps and game tests. $300 vs $1,000. You decided. :) I had the i7-965, i7-980, great chips for their time, but the i7-2600k is the winner and much better price IMO today.

$300 for chip
$300 for SSD
$300 for video card

= just one i7-980/990. :)
 

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I've seen the i7-2600k chips equal to or beat the i7-980/990 chips in various apps and game tests. $300 vs $1,000. You decided. :) I had the i7-965, i7-980, great chips for their time, but the i7-2600k is the winner and much better price IMO today.

$300 for chip
$300 for SSD
$300 for video card

= just one i7-980/990. :)
I'm saying this because the area-51 case is pretty old and the mobo has that socket. I'd definitely get a 2nd gen instead! I'm pretty sure they offer cases with just psu's in them :D So yeah, you can save some money.
 

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$1,912.88 to buy the parts from newegg.com But of course dumb CA sales tax of 7.5% or what not. So about 2k. Hopefully i can get a job that will pay me about 100 a week.
 

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$1,912.88 to buy the parts from newegg.com But of course dumb CA sales tax of 7.5% or what not. So about 2k. Hopefully i can get a job that will pay me about 100 a week.
haha, you'd have to work 24/7 to get that kind of money xD
 
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