Build the Perfect PC! Step-by-Step Illustrated How-To Guide

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Maciek11

Does anubofy actually build their own PC's Anymore, they are now so cheap is there any point, its always a good idea to upgrade now and again

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Romel

 I found your article here. I have to say: this configuration is indeed the best of what the market has to offer, but you have one problem: how many people can afford it? Try to make the best affordable configuration. premium wordpress themes

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misterloftcraft

I was reading something about dll files when I found your article here. I have to say: this configuration is indeed the best of what the market has to offer, but you have one problem: how many people can afford it? Try to make the best affordable configuration.

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Ecommerce Developer

Thanks for the guide and step by step illustrations,..any one can understand the steps easily and can do it,..also the images uploaded here are good and very useful too,,.i will forward this link to my friends..

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imperialx

Hi,

I hope I’m in the right place in building a new pc because I’m a noob about this. I’m not a gamer person, I’m into web development/design… I guess this is heavy on the processor instead of the graphic cards, Am I correct? I also use VMWare heavily (for dual OS).

Because I’m into tight budget, does following the step above, which is almost a year from now, will get me a new build under $600-$700?

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Imblank

Great article. Alot of of help with my new build.

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Matt Mach 33

Are you guys actually stupid? How can you call yourself "maximum pc" and think that Phenom I's were still AMD's CPU's??

FAIL

Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is the quickest at the moment, not the Phenom I series which were made two years ago. How a supposed good source can make that ignorant a statement I don't know.

I was just browsing your sight for the first time and already I've lost any respect for any opinions you give.

 "AMD fanboys?" I know the Core 2 Quad Extreme is quicker than the Phenom II, but ignoring the Phenom II entirely is what's pissing me off, not saying that the (non existent) AMD ridiculously expensive CPU is worse than the (stupidly existent) Intel £1k+ cpus

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Zazubovich

I'd like to see a price performance ratio with NewEgg or Pricewatch or some other source to get at performance.  AMD usually wins price/performance but the cheap quads Intel put out challenged that notion.

I also wanna know, just for kicks, when is Microsoft or Apple going to start optimizing their software (OS and applications) for 64 bit and for multi-core processors?  Isn't a lot of what the chip makers putting out being simply wasted because only Adobe and a few others have bothered to optimize their software for multicore? Games might be a lot faster if they used more than one core, and its been a few years now, right?  Shouldn't something in the development pipeline be able to take advantage of 2+ cores and rock out with its code out?

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da_samman

I totally agree.   Are there ANY games out there that can take advantage of 2 cores or more?  If not, then why should I buy anything more than a high end Core 2 Duo and put the money towards a kickass videocard, maybe 2,  and/or maybe even a PCI-Express SoundBlaster?  Just some food for thought.

Sincerely yours, from Fort Campbell, KY,

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!

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sasquatch42

you should have used Ph2 720. Stick a better Video card in the rig with the saved money. Much better frame rate improvement.

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Captain

wheres the new zalman cooler at? its your best tested cooler, so its kinda funny you dont recommend it for building a pc. plus the zalman 9900 is getting unfairly beaten over the head on newegg by stupid reviewers, i hate people sometimes. great article though, very informative and lengthy, ill definitely recommend people new to building pc's to this.

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AaronDaub

I spy an error!  When talking about the official supported memory speed of the Core i7, it should read DDR3/1333 which is PC3 10666 not 1066.

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dmstr23

I agree with da_saman...I believe the build-your-own pc guide should have been revised with the new parts which present a different build experience altogether. I also noticed a lot of the writing about "why we chose the parts" was also from the article in an old issue. I do, however, commend you guys for a great overview of the parts out today and how to get the maximum potential out of your pc.

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da_samman

The actual section where you build the rig looks like it is utilizing the old guide where they used the Stacker case.  Shouldn't the pictures and the writing reflect the new parts? 

Sincerely yours, from Ft. Campbell, KY,

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!

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maniacm0nk3y

I just learned about them, love their deals-saving a lot on my case and the Core i7 920....but they never get new stock. I have been waiting almost a week, going on 2 for them to get more Core i7s because they are out of stock right now. Many places get new stuff on Tuesdays....doesn't seem to be the deal here.

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mlauzon

Give NCIX a try, if you're in the US here is the URL:

http://www.ncixus.com/

If in Canada (which is where I am):

http://www.ncix.com/

There prices are a bit more expensive, but they do price matching...so you're able to get cheaper prices; also they tend to do surprise sales, etc.

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maniacm0nk3y

Looks like they took it off. They don't have the banner ad for it, and looking at the "processors" section shows nothing.

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unitymind

Microcenter has i7 920 for $229 right now...you cant go wrong! 02/11/2009

2/12/09 - Looks like it is off the website search...odd. I bought mine about 3 weeks ago when I got the ad in an email. Paid $229 for it - couldnt believe it!

I found the link http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0300438

Also to their ad this month is BYOPC: http://microcenter.com/specials/catalogs/broadsheet.html

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MAXPCreader07

Some things I felt were missing:

1. AMD's Phenom II (Deneb)

2. More AMD boards

3. A Thermalright HSF

4. One of Antec's gaming cases (like the 902 or 1200)

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probablecause

This should have been called, "Build the Perfect Intel Based PC"

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