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    Advice on Custom PC

    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if anyone could help me here. I am going to attempt to build my own custom PC and know that you need the following components:

    Motherboard
    Case
    PSU
    CPU
    GPU
    Video Card
    RAM
    Audio card
    DVD drive
    Hard drive


    I have decided on the Motherboard-Asus Rampage II Extreme and the Case- Thermaltake Tai-Chi VB5001SNA (Liquid Cooled).

    Some of my questions which I hope you can answer are as followed:

    Does the PSU come with the case? (Specifically the Tai-Chi)
    Is the CPU and GPU with the motherboard? (Specifically the Rampage II)
    Do I need extra fans for PSU, CPU and GPU if the case is liquid cooled?
    Is the Video card the Graphics card?
    Is the Audio card built into the motherboard?
    (Specifically the Rampage II)
    Have I missed out anything (Parts or Any Useful Information)?
    Thank You So Much
    Super_JS


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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Quote Originally Posted by super_js View Post

    Some of my questions which I hope you can answer are as followed:

    Does the PSU come with the case? (Specifically the Tai-Chi) ---------- Not according to the Specs on the Tt product webpage

    Is the CPU and GPU with the motherboard? (Specifically the Rampage II) ---------- If you mean, do the CPU & GPU come with the Mobo? Not unless you purchase that mobo as a combo package (read: Mobo+CPU+GPU)

    Do I need extra fans for PSU, CPU and GPU if the case is liquid cooled? ---------- I would say NO, the case seems to have a few fans of it own + the liquid cool system... you should be good to go even if you go Triple or Quad SLI

    Is the Video card the Graphics card? ---------- Yes

    Is the Audio card built into the motherboard?
    (Specifically the Rampage II) ---------- It looks like it does come with a SupremeFX X-Fi

    Have I missed out anything (Parts or Any Useful Information)? ----- Well, you don't say what RAM, CPU or GPU you are looking to purchase. All I can tell you is make sure it is compatible with the Mobo


    Thank You So Much
    Super_JS

    It appears that the Mobo uses the new Inter core so I won't be suggesting anything for you coz I know nothing about them... other will chime in later on though

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    i would build a phenom II machine...... not an intel...... look at it and see what you think

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Thanks for both of your replies AstaLaVista and thepizzaman. I'm thinking of getting 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz RAM(?) and I forgot that the processor that I am thinking of getting is the Intel i7 975 Extreme Edition

    I hope you could spare me some more time by answering these questions:

    What is the difference between an Inter core and a phenom core?
    Are Intel core's bad?
    Would I be able to use the i7 with a phenom core?
    Is the i7 processor an Intel core or is the Asus motherboard?
    Would I need to change my motherboard then?
    What what be the best alternative motherboard?
    How would I go about choosing the PSU, GPU and CPU?
    Where could I find what is compatible with my motherboard?


    Thanks a lot guys.
    Super_JS


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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Repped both of you by the way.

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Quote Originally Posted by super_js View Post
    Thanks for both of your replies AstaLaVista and thepizzaman. I'm thinking of getting 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz RAM(?) and I forgot that the processor that I am thinking of getting is the Intel i7 975 Extreme Edition

    I hope you could spare me some more time by answering these questions:

    What is the difference between an Inter core and a phenom core?
    Are Intel core's bad?
    Would I be able to use the i7 with a phenom core?
    Is the i7 processor an Intel core or is the Asus motherboard?
    Would I need to change my motherboard then?
    What what be the best alternative motherboard?
    How would I go about choosing the PSU, GPU and CPU?
    Where could I find what is compatible with my motherboard?


    Thanks a lot guys.
    Super_JS

    ok first off...... the intel is not a bad core.... just over priced
    the intel core has a little more cache but the price difference is huge a 975 is $1000 if i'm not mistaken while a phenom II 955 is $250
    yes the i7 is a intel core not the mobo
    yes.... but there is a really good mobo for the phenom II that takes ddr3 (an asus mobo)
    this one would be best
    Asus ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard
    psu and gpu...... a 1000 watt psu is enough for all of it.... try to get a modualr cosair
    gpu get two HD4890's or a HD4870x2
    and it should list all the compatibiltys on the website you buy it from


    i hope that answers your questions
    oh the big difference is price...... but same performance for the most part

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Hello super_js,
    Before you buy your motherboard it may be an idea to go here, (follow link), and see what sort of problems, and good results, other users are having with that type of board, now, im not saying that this board is good or bad, i wil leave that to you but i have found that a bit of research before hand pays off in the end, i have an asus board and am very pleased with it, very stable, check my system specs, i hope this has been of some help and not clouded the issue for you,


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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Thanks for your replies. I'm a bit strapped for time at the moment so will reply properly later. Could anyone suggest the best custom parts setup for an extreme gaming computer (Excluding Case) for a budget of 2000 to 2500 ($3500-$4100). By the way
    if the parts are US then they probably would cost more even if the price was converted here in the UK .
    Thanks a lot I just want to see your opinions because I'm not sure what parts I should get which should be high quality.

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    Unless you got money to burn, go for the latest and the greatest but, of course, if your money does not grow on trees, your best best if to choose the next step down for half the price (if not more) just because it doesn't have the "New smell".

    If you don't know much about Liquid Cooling, I would stay away from it, more so if this is going to be your first build.

    Part of what I did when building my rig was to go to a few different forums and checked what other gamers used and read between the lines as to what may be good for them may not be good for me, etc, etc. IN the end, you have to choose what you like the most.

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    Re: Advice on Custom PC

    ok so here is what i would build........
    Case: Coolermaster 932 HAF Cooler Master RC-932-KKN1-GP Cooler Master HAF 932 ATX Full Tower Black Case

    PSU: Corsair 1000watt Modular Corsair Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000-Watt Power Supply

    Mobo: Asus M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard Asus ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard

    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2ghz Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    Memory: Patriot PC16000 2000MHz 4GB DDR3
    Patriot Memory PVS34G2000LLKNB Patriot PC16000 2000MHz 4GB DDR3 Dktp Mem 2x2048

    GPU: ATI Readon HD4870x2 Sapphire Technology 100251SR Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card

    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda.... whatever size you think you will need
    Disc Drive: Whatever you want.... a blue ray or just a dvd burner.... or both

    and the OS of your choice thats what i would build

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