Im making money, now i want to build my own comp ideas anyone?

  • #1
    Well as you can geuss from the tittle ive found myself a new job in the oil industry and with that i can seemingly afford alot more now. My laptop isnt going to work for me anymore for my gaming needs so if anyone has any ideas for a awesome build for a new DT comp id be stoked.
    thanks guys
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  • #2
    Budget? Are you able to build a PC yourself/know someone who can?
    The question isn't why do I kill. The question is, why I don't kill everybody.
  • #3
    Budget is 2g and under, i know of someone who can build it/ teach me to do so.

    I would like to learn how to do this all myself but i dont know many techy people and have no idea where to start
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  • #4
    $2000 is a high budget, bear in mind a $2000 PC will be overkill for just Diablo III, but if money isn't an issue then there's nothing better than gaming on a high end rig.

    For around $1800 you could have something like this:

    Asus GeForce GTX 580
    Intel Core i5-2500K
    Antec Kúhler H2O 620 CPU Watercooler
    Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD (Windows, app, most played games)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (Other games, films, music etc)
    Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 Intel Z68
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850W
    Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter

    How's your monitor? If you decide to build a beastly rig you want to game at 1080p, I'd suggest something like the Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS, I use a similar model and it's great, with that monitor you're looking at around your $2000 budget.

    And I can't stress this enough, this rig is overkill for Diablo III, if that's all you're going to play you can reduce the cost greatly.
    The question isn't why do I kill. The question is, why I don't kill everybody.
  • #5
    You can have a killer PC for around two grand...

    I'm working on a new i7 build and I've got about everything I want for 1500.

    Still, spend the time to really learn about this hardware as you choose it. I wish I had done a little more research for my first custom build. I'd have done things a little differently.

    At least get the i7 for all that is holy...considering your budget you owe it to yourself. Whether you get the locked or unlocked version depends on whether you want to get into extra cooling. But it's a fairly cheap upgrade for up to an extra gig of processing power should you choose to do it.

    If it's in your budget, get 2 120gb ssd's! Raid those mofos! Your machine will be screaming fast.

    Message me if you want more details. I love discussing this kind of stuff.
  • #6
    Unless you need a new computer now...Wait a few months (April). Intel is releasing Ivy Bridge CPUs and Nvidia will be releasing it's new GPU's as well.

    i5's are perfect for gaming: get a "K" series (2500k) as they can be overclocked (much easier now with the new GUI BIOS)
    with a 2k budget you should be able to get a top of the line GPU: Radeon HD 7970 or Nvidia 580 (or 680 when it's released)

    If yoyour main use of the computer is gaming, don't "waste" your money on an i7. The extra features it provides over the i5 is NOT worth $100 (when it comes to playing games).
  • #7
    More importantly, you want to wait for the new GPUs. CPUs are already overkill. At this point thanks to ix processors and SSDs the ONLY bottleneck in gaming is GPU. And the longer you wait/newer your GPU is, generally the better.
  • #8
    Quote from Lawliet

    More importantly, you want to wait for the new GPUs. CPUs are already overkill. At this point thanks to ix processors and SSDs the ONLY bottleneck in gaming is GPU. And the longer you wait/newer your GPU is, generally the better.


    April is going to be lush, new CPUs and GPUs, I can't wait to build my new rig.
    The question isn't why do I kill. The question is, why I don't kill everybody.
  • #9
    Well.. with a 2grand budget I'd really go for 7970 as far as graphics goes.
    I don't know from what country you are, but in Sweden you get a REALLY good PC for that kind of money, and afaik we have high prices and taxes compared to the US for example.

    Processor: i5 2500k - No sense in buying the i7, imo. Since the HT really isnt needed for gaming purposes. The i5 2500k is very viable with turning the frequencies up. Just strap on a third-part cooler.
    8GB of 1600MHz memory should be enough - Corsair Dominator
    Corsair PSU with modular cables, 600w should be more than enough running one GPU.
    Chassi.... Im a big fan of Antec P280, the last model P182 really rocked and this one is just as well built. Cheap and stable.
    Hard disk drive 1: Corsair SSD Force 120GB
    Hard disk drive 2: One 1 or 2TB storage disk, hitatchi, samsung spinpoint. Whatever suits you.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
    Graphics: AMD 7970
    Oh well, a random DVD writer / reader.

    Well, ofcourse this is just an example of what you'd get.

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.
  • #10
    Quote from lucifer579

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    It's more about future proofing really, it's nice to have some wiggle room in case you want to add a second card later on, and for £30 extra why not? I'm not a massive fan of SLI/CF, but a lot of people are.
    The question isn't why do I kill. The question is, why I don't kill everybody.
  • #11
    Quote from lucifer579

    Well.. with a 2grand budget I'd really go for 7970 as far as graphics goes.
    I don't know from what country you are, but in Sweden you get a REALLY good PC for that kind of money, and afaik we have high prices and taxes compared to the US for example.

    Processor: i5 2500k - No sense in buying the i7, imo. Since the HT really isnt needed for gaming purposes. The i5 2500k is very viable with turning the frequencies up. Just strap on a third-part cooler.
    8GB of 1600MHz memory should be enough - Corsair Dominator
    Corsair PSU with modular cables, 600w should be more than enough running one GPU.
    Chassi.... Im a big fan of Antec P280, the last model P182 really rocked and this one is just as well built. Cheap and stable.
    Hard disk drive 1: Corsair SSD Force 120GB
    Hard disk drive 2: One 1 or 2TB storage disk, hitatchi, samsung spinpoint. Whatever suits you.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
    Graphics: AMD 7970
    Oh well, a random DVD writer / reader.

    Well, ofcourse this is just an example of what you'd get.

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    Do you have any HT experience at all?! HT is extremely good in any circumstances. Especially if you're gonna LiveStream/Fraps/Video edit or anything like that.
  • #12
    Quote from MrH

    Quote from lucifer579

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    It's more about future proofing really, it's nice to have some wiggle room in case you want to add a second card later on, and for £30 extra why not? I'm not a massive fan of SLI/CF, but a lot of people are.


    Its questionable if you would even save money using that power supply later down the road, and even then it would be quite old and worn out.
    One is never hurt by being given additional choices, only by taking them away.
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  • #13
    I wish I knew more about the hardware side of computers to help here; But I remember putting together my first computer with my uncle. You should really be the one doing it or being showed how by a friend or something because it is really fun. At least in my opinion. Also you get a little more satisfaction out of putting the whole thing together.

    When I need to upgrade parts I usually do it while being a little foggy on the exact details, but I like newegg.com Me, my friends, my brother, and my brother friends use that site for upgrades or buying all things computers. I'm not sure if you already have a supplier in mind but I thought you would like to check that site out to compare prices. Regardless of your budget, it's never a bad idea to save when and where you can. Maybe you can save a little extra to get a little cooler/better case. (I love putting lights in my case and using light fans and stuff)

    They have some pretty good deals and it's pretty easy to navigate the site. Some stuff you can get free shipping. When I got my stuff I didn't have any problems. Nothing was broken, nothing was missing, etc and it was all properly packaged.
  • #14
    Quote from jaclashflash

    Quote from MrH

    Quote from lucifer579

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    It's more about future proofing really, it's nice to have some wiggle room in case you want to add a second card later on, and for £30 extra why not? I'm not a massive fan of SLI/CF, but a lot of people are.


    Its questionable if you would even save money using that power supply later down the road, and even then it would be quite old and worn out.


    Old and worn out? Corsair PSUs are built to last, that PSU would last for many years to come.
    The question isn't why do I kill. The question is, why I don't kill everybody.
  • #15
    Quote from Gurkburk92


    Do you have any HT experience at all?! HT is extremely good in any circumstances. Especially if you're gonna LiveStream/Fraps/Video edit or anything like that.


    Like I said, for gaming purposes HT really isnt needed, since todays games don't scale with multiple threads good, yet.
    Many people building solid gaming computers would agree with me that the extra money for the i7 isn't worth it.
    That said, both of the processors are very viable and capable of doing pretty much anything the user throws at them.
    Im just saying that only because the amount of money available is 2grand you don't need to spend them all.
    Especially not if you're going for diablo III performance. Looking at BF3 its rather the GPU being the bottleneck in the rig.

    Quote from MrH

    Quote from jaclashflash

    Quote from MrH

    Quote from lucifer579

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    It's more about future proofing really, it's nice to have some wiggle room in case you want to add a second card later on, and for £30 extra why not? I'm not a massive fan of SLI/CF, but a lot of people are.


    Its questionable if you would even save money using that power supply later down the road, and even then it would be quite old and worn out.


    Old and worn out? Corsair PSUs are built to last, that PSU would last for many years to come.


    I see your point, but like I stated in my post. I don't like SLI / CF which is why I don't recommend it to others - because Im giving them my opinion. And no It's not likely the PSU will be worn out before the processor or any other parts in the computer will, so Agreed there too.
  • #16
    I am still debating this myself. I have always focused my builds around three things. VIdeo Cards, Memory, and Power Supplies. Alot of video cards are bursting with Memory that really help offload the main motherboards CPU & memory load. With the newer CPUs out nowadays, they are rarely the bottle neck in a PC build as memory is the one that is generally consumed more. Lately I have been reviewing sites to buy PC parts vs. buying through a company like "Doghouse Systems" or "cyberpowerpc" to allow them to build the PCs for me. It turns out it is getting cheaper for these companies to throw it together than me to build it. I am just watching the prices right now before I commit to another change in hardware.
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  • #17
    If you want to learn/try to build a computer with 2G budget, then my suggestion is:

    First buy off cheaper Intel Core parts whether its new or used.
    then learn how to build a computer with it with less risk (in terms of money)
    after you know how to built one, then wait until next ivy bridge processor is released, should be around Q2 2012 (shouldn't be far from D2 release :P)
    Sell your excercise PC then build another one with the latest cpu/vga/mobo and everything else ;)
  • #18
    It's harder than you may think selling a custom rig.

    There are typically two types of PC buyers in the market with not a lot of in between.

    You're either someone who wants to buy a PC just from Best Buy or something and you don't know the benefit of a faster harddrive but you like the idea of a warranty, or you're the kind of person who does like custom rigs but wouldn't buy someone else's cause you could just build your own.

    I'm currently trying to sell a rig I built that's not even 8 months old and I get very few bites on it. Most people don't even realize the rig I'm selling would cost hundreds of dollars more at Best Buy. So they also think just because it's a custom rig that my asking price is too high but anyone who looked at each piece of hardware separately would see it's actually a pretty good deal.

    But yeah, I mean when you build your first you're gonna learn a lot and you're gonna make some mistakes. But it should still be a PC that you can enjoy for awhile.
  • #19
    Quote from lucifer579

    Well.. with a 2grand budget I'd really go for 7970 as far as graphics goes.
    I don't know from what country you are, but in Sweden you get a REALLY good PC for that kind of money, and afaik we have high prices and taxes compared to the US for example.

    Processor: i5 2500k - No sense in buying the i7, imo. Since the HT really isnt needed for gaming purposes. The i5 2500k is very viable with turning the frequencies up. Just strap on a third-part cooler.
    8GB of 1600MHz memory should be enough - Corsair Dominator
    Corsair PSU with modular cables, 600w should be more than enough running one GPU.
    Chassi.... Im a big fan of Antec P280, the last model P182 really rocked and this one is just as well built. Cheap and stable.
    Hard disk drive 1: Corsair SSD Force 120GB
    Hard disk drive 2: One 1 or 2TB storage disk, hitatchi, samsung spinpoint. Whatever suits you.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4
    Graphics: AMD 7970
    Oh well, a random DVD writer / reader.

    Well, ofcourse this is just an example of what you'd get.

    You really don't need a 850w power supply noted above for one GPU. Never even close. If going for SLI / Crossfire sure.
    But as far as Im concerned single GPU still scales better and saves money, temperature and space.


    I'd say this one here is the best you can buy at the moment. I wouldn't personally touch Antec cases even with a 3 meter pole with a condom on it, I'd go for Fractal XL or something like that. And please do not buy Corsair Force SSD's, the build quality and firmware update problems are just horrible...

    When it comes to PSU's it's better to go higher than what you would expect your computer to eat. The build quality usually rises as well as the watts go up.
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