Problem solved. You bildin a com-pooper? Me too!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Cowboy Crow, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    So Im looking to build a new computer as well, as mines starting to slow down after 10 years. This is just an idea right now and no real things have been made, but I would like to see your guys ideas of what I should put in it. My price range for this I want to be around 800 - 1K. I won't be using any parts from my old computer as i'm getting it given to charity. I would prefer the same place to buy it (such as NEwEgg or amazon) for all the parts, but I very highly doubt that will be easy.

    Sofar I don't have any ideas what I want as I just had this idea today, but im looking at inputs and want input from other people. I know @DaivdBaekr built a good computer, dunno if you have any imput of how good yours is David, Id like to know.
     
  2. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    Not even the peripherals, then?

    Actually when I ordered mine, Newegg had the best deals on everything but the motherboard. And even that was a pain in the ass since I only saved about ten dollars and it delayed the build by nearly a week. So it's very possible.

    I haven't had any performance problems running Fallout 4 maxed out, or Skyrim with shit-tons of HD mods, or any problems in general with it, actually. It's pretty awesome. If you can flex your budget slightly to copy my build, you should be more than happy. If you're replacing all your peripherals too it's going to be a considerable bump up, but you can cut corners with the case and settle for a 650W PSU like I eventually did.
     
  3. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    Im keeping about 90% of that, my second monitor might be going and i might be geting a free upgrade, by thats besides the point.

    I might be using yours if its viable. Not only does it help have someone confirm it but also makes it more easy to know what parts to get. Ill still be looking for input as I wont be getting anything tel this weekend. But its only gunna be for a full computer, the peripherals stay the same for the most part. The only thing thats a big worry is the case itself sense i wont have that obviously. The price range is not that limited, im willing to go an extra 500 if needed at all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  4. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah if your peripherals are taken care of, you can probably fit the build I used into your budget some way. Are you using Windows 7/8 right now?
     
  5. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    7, and wont swap to 10.
     
  6. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    If you have a retail copy of Win7 then that's that.

    If you have OEM Win7 like I did then you'll have to buy a new license or bite the bullet and upgrade to your respective version of Win10.
     
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  7. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    I got the retail, so I can use it as many times as I like.

    Thanks David for the input.

    If anyone else has any ideas I'll Still take them. Im open for monitor ideas as well that are not too over priced.
     
  8. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Do you have Microcenter store anywhere around you?
     
  9. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    No, New Hampshire is shit when it comes to any form of technology store, and I live in the middle of nowhere so most places are out of the question for me. The nearest one is in Mass all the way at the coast, and thats about a 3 - 4 hour drive from where I am right now. That and the store is shit quality, and everything is mass is uber expensive. Something $200 can easily cost me 280.
     
  10. mohawkg2

    mohawkg2 Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I go to the microcenter in boston and still get a good deal, even with tax included.
     
  11. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    Does not change that its out of my way.
     
  12. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Microcenter beats Newegg or even Amazon prices big time. Especially on CPUs.
    Suggestions:

    Config 1 $1223.99 - $367.20 w/ coupon code PDS30DT = $856.79
    • Select: i7-4790 (Included in price)
    • Select: 8GB DDR3 (Included in price)
    • Select: GTX 970 (+$394)
    • Select: 500W Power Supply (+$30)
    • Select: Win7 Pro (Included in price)
    Config 2 $1609.99 - $483 w/ coupon code PDS30DT = $1126.99
    • Select: i7-6700 (Included in price)
    • Select: 16GB DDR3 (Included in price)
    • Select: GTX 980Ti (+$580)
    • Select: 500W Power Supply (+$30)
    • Select: Win 10 (Included in price)
    Config 3 $1259.99 - $378 w/ coupon code PDS30DT = $881.99
    • Select: i7-6700 (Included in price)
    • Select: 12GB DDR3 (Included in price)
    • Select: GTX 970 (+$280)
    • Select: 500W Power Supply (+$30)
    • Select: Win 7 Professional (Included in price)
     
  13. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    This is the setup I'd have bought (hurry up though before coupon expires):

    My config: $1560.99 - $468.30 w/ coupon code PDS30DT = $1092.69
    • Select: i7-6700K (+$100)
    • Select: 16GB DDR3 (Included in price)
    • Select: 256GB SSD (+$65)
    • Select: 1TB secondary HDD (+$74)
    • Select: GTX 970 (+$280)
    • Select: 500W Power Supply (+$30)
    • Select: Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 with Bluetooth M.2 (+$12)
    • Select: Win 10 (Included in price)
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    Ill look into it, I cant now tho as im at work. Whens the deal ending? Also I dont know If I wil use that due to I will be using very few parts from my old computer. such as the hard drive and a few other things. So I dont wanna have to pay more to get extra stuff I dont need or want.
     
  15. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Then simply exclude secondary HDD from the list - $74 saved right there. Or exclude SSD and secondary HDD altogether - $150 saved. I'd recommend having SSD for your OS partition though - incredible performance improvement.

    Also, didn't you say "I won't be using any parts from my old computer as i'm getting it given to charity"???

    In regards to coupon:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    I should correct that, 99% of the parts are going. I have a second 1TB hard drive in it that im keeping and the 500 gigs is going, and the keeping extra fans i added.

    Think im just gunna use amazon. I already found parts I want for around 800 total and I can get them soon and cheap with prime. The only thing im having a struggle for is finding a case and a possible new second monitor.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
  17. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    So @PsychoRealm sense iv had time to look at what you linked, your build and that I can take things out. How good would you compare yours to Davids? Im just wondering. Both are gonna be around my price range, with yours being a bit more priced then what I'm gonna get, and I'm trying to copy Davids with a few differences making mine a bit cheaper then what he paid for.
     
  18. mohawkg2

    mohawkg2 Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    What games do you play?
     
  19. Cowboy Crow

    Cowboy Crow Australian Skial God Contributor

    60% of whats on my steam library. I can max out most games that are from 2010 and older. Past that it dips a bit more. I normally go back and play games again after a year or so. Work over the half year has slowed the gaming down but my pc has been slowing down in general after 7 years.
     
  20. SgtGiraffe

    SgtGiraffe Australian Skial God

    Steam:

    have you tried loooking at other peoples builds in https://pcpartpicker.com/ or making your own it has a reddit style upvote and downvote and you can comment so you can see pros and cons and suggestions from other pc lords
     
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