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Post Date: 2009-07-23

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  Quote Sarah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 12:54pm
I wasnt trying to imply that, it was more of a general message to the masses really. No worries. =)

Coda, if you have anymore questions, or decide you would like to place your order, feel free to give me a call.
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If you have sales questions, please contact craig@digitalstormonline.com

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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:14pm
What about this build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.216037

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143192

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143199    <-- x2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118020

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009&
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:24pm
That totals out to roughly $1,847.00 with a monitor/Blu-Ray/Keyboard. Are the items I have chosen here poor quality? 
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:29pm
ok the mobo and cpu combo is cheaper then thats good.

I would change your ram to mushkin

go with 2 x 275 but go with evga cause they have life time warranty.

your monitor is not that great.

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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:35pm
2x 275 is better than 295 then? BFG Also has lifetime warranty.

What is a better monitor in that price range? Why do you say it's not that great?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:42pm
if bfg has a life time warranty I missed it, where did it say that, if it has it then you are good.

justin is good with monitors and he says to know if you are getting a good monitor one sign is the Viewing Angle, they should both be 170/170 or higher, if one is lower number then its not a good one.
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  Quote nomec Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:54pm

Just don't get a TN panel... those are the ones with crappy viewing angles.  I don't know the exact specs but the way you can tell is if you tilt it up a bit it gets much darker - which you can't do unless you see it in person.  Those types of panels have the fastest resposne times, though. 



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QX6850 @ 3.33ghz
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 1:57pm
Yeah, if you go under "Specifications" it will say it at the bottom.

Not sure about the viewing angle thing. I know when I play or mess around on the PC I am usually directly in front of it. I always was under the impression that the "ms" response time is what matters most for gaming. The lower the number the better, in which case 2ms would be pretty sweet.
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  Quote nomec Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 2:03pm
Well I bought a Samsung 225BW, which is a TN panel, when they first came out.  I sit directly in front of my monitor and pretty much eyes right even with the middle of the monitor.  I bought it, loaded up a game, and noticed the top 1/3 was darker, and it was annoying.  If I slouched at all it would make it even worse.  It's a personal preference - some people don't mind it. 
 
I meant to say response time not refresh rate in my other post.  The response time usually can tell you what type of panel the monitor is.  If it's 2ms you can almost bet it's going to be a TN panel with the crappy viewing angles.  I haven't researched monitors in a year or so, so maybe someone can correct me on that but it was the case when I was in the market for a monitor.  I have an LG L245WP (discontinued now i think) which is an MVA class panel and has an 8ms response time and I get no input lag and no ghosting whatsoever. 


Edited by nomec - 23 Jul 2009 at 2:05pm
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 2:19pm
Asus P6t mobo is ok, as long as you don't OC much.. They have a huge problem with turbo throttling, Know as the EPIC FAIL board for OCing. They have been working on a bios to fix it, but so far no go.
 
This is the best board I know of in for that price range.
 
 
Ram, go for  6 Gb of 1600Mhz, cas 7 timings, which ever is cheapest/combo special.
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 2:31pm
I have no clue how to OC yet, I need to do my homework. I would assume that this PC would run exceptionally well before even getting into that though, no?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 3:35pm
I would spend a bit more and go with a better mobo then gigabyte. the viewing angle is a sign of a tn panel/quality, so when we are discussing viewing angle its more to see if its a good monitor and no what angle you will be viewing, does it make sense?
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 3:43pm
I honestly don't know which mobo to go with. It seems some people love GB and others swear by Asus. What I think is that not every single component is fool proof so sometimes things will break and sometimes they won't. Both products have a mix of good and bad reviews, so how can you really say one is so much better than the other? It seems like a matter of opinion more than anything. Unless you can tell me major technical differences it's all the same to me.

I see what your saying about the monitor. I will have to go see if i can get a look at these before I purchase it then. But I know I will be looking for a low ms as well.  
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 3:52pm
http://www.techmind.org/lcd/colour.html

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=930

I guess it does have something to do with the positioning of the monitor as well. Also, I am not finding any monitors under $500 that claim to have more than a 170/170 which is way more than I am looking to spend. I think I'll stick with the one I picked.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 3:54pm
for mobo I say go with the one that has the longest warranty, as you say thing go wrong, when they do, you want to be covered.
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utube has arma2 vids of people playing on thier differnt pc setups might want to watch a few it says what thier pc specs are in the top corner most of the time. im also someone who is waiting for my new pc so i can play arma2 as well my specs will probley handle the alright but i know they wont handle the highest settings, arma2 is just one of those games where u need top line to get the best out of it. i just went with a pc in my budget range. have other games as well that i know are going to look great when i finally get to play them  best of luck to u
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  Quote Coda81 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 9:39pm
Hey Hemi, I have looked at that on You Tube, thanks for the heads up. I'm not sure what your specs are but ArmA 2 actually is known for not using a lot of newer systems full capabilities. Read up on it in Google and you'll see, there are some fixes out there that get it to run properly on different setups, and it looks like it will be supporting more SLI/Crossfire configurations soon as well. Good luck with you new PC
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  Quote hemi392 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 9:48pm
yea mine got a little beat up during shipping so it has to be repaired and while they have it thier i gonna have a stage 1 oc to it . since the whole thing has to be redone. cause my video card slot broke right off during shipping plus a dent and some broken fan parts. it got thrown around pretty good during shipping i would say. fedx it picking it up tommorow hopefully they take a little more care than ups did.
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Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

Video card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.215144

Power Supply-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007

Hard drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

DVD drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118032        2 of thoes

Total $1,529

Now there is a rig that will max out any game you throw at it right now and it gives you good overclocking room too with the v8 cooler however there is no OS with this system but windows 7 is right around the corner.

There are things you could have went less with like 1 dvd drive instead of 2 and a lower watt power supply and a Gigabyte mobo instead of the asus p6t deluxe v2 but i went with quality instead of cutting corners.

While that rig is good you get what you pay for digital storm does a good job of giving you a high quality product and customer support which you get at the cost of higher prices for a premium product if you build your own you don't get a warranty or customer service but it is more fun to build it your self.


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  Quote Grekill Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 12:18am
Originally posted by justin.kerr

Asus P6t mobo is ok, as long as you don't OC much.. They have a huge problem with turbo throttling, Know as the EPIC FAIL board for OCing. They have been working on a bios to fix it, but so far no go.
 
This is the best board I know of in for that price range.
 
 
Ram, go for  6 Gb of 1600Mhz, cas 7 timings, which ever is cheapest/combo special.


The P6T overclocks just fine i have my i7 920 up to 3.6ghz running stable.

The rampage II is also a great board to overclock with too.
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  Quote justin.kerr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 8:54am
LOL like I said, if you don't OC much. If you do, you will see the turbo thottle issue.
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Sorry, decided not to comment on my post being misread so I edited it out.

Ouch


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