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  • #46






    Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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    Yup, I called them. Just now.



    That was an absolutely horrible experience. The sales guy couldnt answer a ****************in question I had for him. I mentioned alot of what you guys have been saying in this thread about the computer. And all I got was a lot of um's, ah's and I dont knows.



    I was asking him about the possiblity of upgrading the sound card to have front input plug ins and he said it would be possible to upgrade to the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion PCIe Sound Card, for 200 bucks. I just went on newegg and found it for 99.



    I'm beginning to see the light I think. I heart you guys.




    Yeah, it is really worth the little effort it takes to do it yourself. Google search lifehacker. His website has a ton of tutorials for building your own PC. Literally it is like Legos.
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    • #47






      Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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      Yup, I called them. Just now.



      That was an absolutely horrible experience. The sales guy couldnt answer a ****************in question I had for him. I mentioned alot of what you guys have been saying in this thread about the computer. And all I got was a lot of um's, ah's and I dont knows.



      I was asking him about the possiblity of upgrading the sound card to have front input plug ins and he said it would be possible to upgrade to the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion PCIe Sound Card, for 200 bucks. I just went on newegg and found it for 99.



      I'm beginning to see the light I think. I heart you guys.




      Yeah, it is really worth the little effort it takes to do it yourself. Google search lifehacker. His website has a ton of tutorials for building your own PC. Literally it is like Legos.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.<br />
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      • #48
        SO, with that said.



        What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

        Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

        Recording and editing music

        Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

        And (in the future) web design.



        Thanks for all the help, for real.
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        I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.<br />
        And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.<br />
        We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.<br />
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        • #49
          SO, with that said.



          What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

          Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

          Recording and editing music

          Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

          And (in the future) web design.



          Thanks for all the help, for real.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right"><font face="Century Gothic"><br />
          I'm reaching up and reaching out.<br />
          I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.<br />
          And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.<br />
          We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.<br />
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          • #50






            Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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            SO, with that said.



            What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

            Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

            Recording and editing music

            Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

            And (in the future) web design.



            Thanks for all the help, for real.




            Go to NewEgg and build your own. Not very difficult and you end up with exactly what you want plus you don't have any proprietary parts in it so if something fails down the road it's generally and easy fix.
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            <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Norton666</strong>

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            <div class="message">Man , Ive held off replying to any Klops threads because its kind of like the sweet , naive retarded kid down the street who is out putting in hours on his pogo stick every single night with dreams of someday going pro . You have to admire his ambition and determination , but at some point , he will realize he is retarded and there isnt a pro pogo stick league. I just dont wanna be the guy to tell him . Wait...............</div>

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            • #51






              Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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              SO, with that said.



              What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

              Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

              Recording and editing music

              Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

              And (in the future) web design.



              Thanks for all the help, for real.




              Go to NewEgg and build your own. Not very difficult and you end up with exactly what you want plus you don't have any proprietary parts in it so if something fails down the road it's generally and easy fix.
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              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Norton666</strong>

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              <div class="message">Man , Ive held off replying to any Klops threads because its kind of like the sweet , naive retarded kid down the street who is out putting in hours on his pogo stick every single night with dreams of someday going pro . You have to admire his ambition and determination , but at some point , he will realize he is retarded and there isnt a pro pogo stick league. I just dont wanna be the guy to tell him . Wait...............</div>

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              • #52
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                • #53
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                  • #54
                    lolllll
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right"><font face="Century Gothic"><br />
                    I'm reaching up and reaching out.<br />
                    I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.<br />
                    And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.<br />
                    We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.<br />
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                    • #55
                      lolllll
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right"><font face="Century Gothic"><br />
                      I'm reaching up and reaching out.<br />
                      I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.<br />
                      And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.<br />
                      We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.<br />
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                      • #56
                        well to start I personally like AMD for what you get for the price, but a lot of people seem to be sticklers for Intel. It's completely up to you, just go to newegg or tigerdirect and see what you like. Some of their barebones kits might be a good starting point. Also, passmark.com to get a general idea of what you're getting.
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                        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Ovid9</strong>
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                        • #57
                          well to start I personally like AMD for what you get for the price, but a lot of people seem to be sticklers for Intel. It's completely up to you, just go to newegg or tigerdirect and see what you like. Some of their barebones kits might be a good starting point. Also, passmark.com to get a general idea of what you're getting.
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                          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Ovid9</strong>
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                          <div class="message">I thought it was more the fact your walls were covered in pictures of skinny guys with long hair. <br />
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                          How did you fap in a room like that? <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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                          • #58






                            Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                            SO, with that said.



                            What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

                            Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

                            Recording and editing music

                            Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

                            And (in the future) web design.



                            Thanks for all the help, for real.




                            CPU: Intel i5-3570K (very overclockable and super easy to get 4.5ghz on air) $220

                            MOBO: LGA 1155 ASUS or Gigabyte full size board (plan to spend about $175-200 to have enough USB 3.0 headers, fast SATA ports, etc) $190

                            RAM: Any 1600mhz ram 16 GB $75

                            Graphics Card: I am an nVidia fanboi so I would recommend a GTX 670 Neighborhood of $350

                            PSU: 750 watts around $100

                            Case: lots of leeway here but just make sure it has front inputs on it; anywhere between $50-200.

                            SSD: 128 gb are around $100 and 256 gb are around $175

                            HDD: 2 TB should be enough and are pretty cheap (no idea price) say $100

                            CPU Fan: Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (dirt cheap and works great) $25-30

                            Misc 120mm Case Fans: $10 each

                            DVD Drive: steal from your current machine

                            CD Drives: steal from your current machine



                            Total is $1,490 before shipping and taxes using the highest numbers quoted above. If you go smart with shopping around, you can save a good bit more. I went to a Micro Center and got my i5-3570K for $169 plus my ASUS p8z77-v Pro for $145 and Crucial Ballistix 8gb kit for $34. Frys price matched my Coolermaster CPU cooler for $24. I had the case already and DVD drives. I got a 660ti for $269 minus $30 MIR. A good PSU will last you 10 years so long as the connectors don't tend to change.



                            Once built, you can just to a Mobo, CPU, Ram, GPU upgrade in the future.



                            EDIT: Recording interface...that is entirely up to you and will be above and beyond that stuff right there. You can go nuts if you want.
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                            • #59






                              Quote Originally Posted by kooter82
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                              SO, with that said.



                              What would you recommend for a complete computer for my needs and they are as follows:

                              Must be able to run current games (ie, FPS's mostly)

                              Recording and editing music

                              Doing a little video editing (nothing too crazy)

                              And (in the future) web design.



                              Thanks for all the help, for real.




                              CPU: Intel i5-3570K (very overclockable and super easy to get 4.5ghz on air) $220

                              MOBO: LGA 1155 ASUS or Gigabyte full size board (plan to spend about $175-200 to have enough USB 3.0 headers, fast SATA ports, etc) $190

                              RAM: Any 1600mhz ram 16 GB $75

                              Graphics Card: I am an nVidia fanboi so I would recommend a GTX 670 Neighborhood of $350

                              PSU: 750 watts around $100

                              Case: lots of leeway here but just make sure it has front inputs on it; anywhere between $50-200.

                              SSD: 128 gb are around $100 and 256 gb are around $175

                              HDD: 2 TB should be enough and are pretty cheap (no idea price) say $100

                              CPU Fan: Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (dirt cheap and works great) $25-30

                              Misc 120mm Case Fans: $10 each

                              DVD Drive: steal from your current machine

                              CD Drives: steal from your current machine



                              Total is $1,490 before shipping and taxes using the highest numbers quoted above. If you go smart with shopping around, you can save a good bit more. I went to a Micro Center and got my i5-3570K for $169 plus my ASUS p8z77-v Pro for $145 and Crucial Ballistix 8gb kit for $34. Frys price matched my Coolermaster CPU cooler for $24. I had the case already and DVD drives. I got a 660ti for $269 minus $30 MIR. A good PSU will last you 10 years so long as the connectors don't tend to change.



                              Once built, you can just to a Mobo, CPU, Ram, GPU upgrade in the future.



                              EDIT: Recording interface...that is entirely up to you and will be above and beyond that stuff right there. You can go nuts if you want.
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                              <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="thumbs up" class="inlineimg" /> Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)</div>

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                              • #60
                                Man...

                                You know what, **************** it, you all are right. I know I can build one myself. I haven't had a challenge in a while and it actually sounds like it would be fun to do the more I think about it.



                                Ideas on a case to start? I think someone mentioned Cooler Master?
                                <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right"><font face="Century Gothic"><br />
                                I'm reaching up and reaching out.<br />
                                I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.<br />
                                And following our will and wind, we may just go where no one's been.<br />
                                We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.<br />
                                </font></div></div>

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