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Building New System!!
« on: August 22, 2011, 06:41:06 AM »
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It is about time for me to build a new PC.  By build I mean "Buy" one that I configure to my liking:)

My last PC I had built by www.cyberpowerpc.com and I love it.  It has been stable... held up to all games that I have played.. and they have great warranty/service aggreements.

I want to build a system that will last for a long time and I know for sure I will be playing SWTOR on it.

So... If you have the time and would like to give your feedback on things I should consider please give it a whirl.  

For instance... The only thing I contend with is proper tower venting and dust accummulation inside.  Does a water cooled system enable me to have a closed case to prevent this?  I look forward to some great advice on this.

Dual graphic cards?  Let's say I have a budget of 3k and don't need a printer!  See what you got:)

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 06:43:02 AM »
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Heat has to go somewhere - it still will have a fan.
Make sure it has sata 6 and usb 3

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 06:46:27 AM »
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I like the idea of heat pipes with a single 120mm fan pulling air out the back. A 120mm in the front to draw the air in would be best, draw across the hard drives then air flows over the heat pipes and out the back. You could even get some type of removable/cleanable filter for the front.

Then get either a fan less power supply or at least one that's relatively quiet.
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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 06:50:11 AM »
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You could even get some type of removable/cleanable filter for the front.

I like this idea!

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 06:08:42 PM »
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I'm actually taking an A+ Hardware concepts course and this is one of my assignments build your own PC.

Dream machine.

Mind you I'm just a novice and learning the basics.

What does www.cyberpowerpc.com offer in the way of OS?

If you buy the PC from them do they put on an OS System?

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 07:33:36 PM »
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Yes... You are able to customize you PC like you wouldn't believe.  Very easy too.

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 03:51:28 AM »
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Every good computer starts with the monitors, I mean, afterall, that's what you have to look at every day! So my money starts with 3 x 22+" screens on an Ergotron mount (saves desk space). You can get a decent monitor for $200 so X 3 + mount = $800 of your budget. That gives you $2200 to play with which is plenty. Start with a quad-core processor and a minimum of 8GB of RAM. Make sure you have an SSD for the OS (or a velociraptor drive) and then use one or two 2TB 64mb Cache Western Digital drives for your storage. Dual graphics cards are required for 3+ monitors (you will not be bridging/linking them since you'll need at least 3 outputs). I'd recommend the GTX lineup of nVidias or equivalent in ATi with a minimum of 1GB a piece. Also, make sure you have USB 3.0 ports on it! Other than that...have fun!
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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 05:40:53 AM »
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Every good computer starts with the monitors, I mean, afterall, that's what you have to look at every day! So my money starts with 3 x 22+" screens on an Ergotron mount (saves desk space). You can get a decent monitor for $200 so X 3 + mount = $800 of your budget. That gives you $2200 to play with which is plenty. Start with a quad-core processor and a minimum of 8GB of RAM. Make sure you have an SSD for the OS (or a velociraptor drive) and then use one or two 2TB 64mb Cache Western Digital drives for your storage. Dual graphics cards are required for 3+ monitors (you will not be bridging/linking them since you'll need at least 3 outputs). I'd recommend the GTX lineup of nVidias or equivalent in ATi with a minimum of 1GB a piece. Also, make sure you have USB 3.0 ports on it! Other than that...have fun!

Now this is the kinda response I was looking for.. Thanks Maddog!  I was curious about the dual graphics cards and was telling my wife that I wanted at minimum two monitors.  She didn't understand until I explained that I would like to be able to see my scriptors running on different monitors while I played:) 

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 10:57:57 AM »
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If you're like to see my computer setup in action:

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Re: Building New System!!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 11:14:53 AM »
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Sweet... I had just went to lunch with my wife and told her I was going to have 3 monitors on my next PC build.  She just laughed ;D

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