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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
01-21-2012, 11:31 AM
For 1000 bucks I could build and deliver a computer with the following components:
  • ASUS 20" LCD 5ms Monitor
  • Western Digital SATA III 6.0 gb/s 320 gig Hard Drive
  • Cooler Master Elite Case with window
  • ASUS AM3+ SATA III Motherboard with USB 3.0
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics card
  • Corsair 600w Power Supply - 80 Plus certified effieciency
  • 8 GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 RAM
  • AMD FX4100 3.6 Ghz Quad Core processor
  • 120mm Hyper 212 CPU Cooler
  • ASUS SATA DVD/CD Burner
  • Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Operating System

That system would easily run STO on all maxed settings.

These are all high quality manufacturer's parts. Any local shop should be able to build something very similar for about the same price if they aren't over charging you, and still make a little profit.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 12 will this work?
01-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology [+100]
Freebies: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+38] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Free Game: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply [+10]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+4] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: * Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card [+29]
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD [+157]
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+4] (Black Color)
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Switch: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: None [-3]
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 13
01-21-2012, 11:35 AM
anything unnecessary in that rig or redundant?
Lt. Commander
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# 14 ?
01-21-2012, 11:37 AM
•CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology [+100]
•HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+4] (Single Drive)
•MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
•SOUND: * Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card [+29]
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+38] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
01-21-2012, 11:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwscott9 View Post
Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case

<snip>

Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
That would do fine. Though you could probably save a little money and get the 3.6GHz Quad core instead. Eight cores isn't going to make that much difference if you aren't in video production. you could then use that money to go up to 16GB RAM or get a slightly better video card. That'll make a bigger difference on your game play than the extra CPU cores.

Edit: Another option is to get a 120GB SSD and a 2TB secondary drive with the money you save on the processor. It'll speed up your boot time by a great deal.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
01-21-2012, 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwscott9 View Post
anything unnecessary in that rig or redundant?
Don't buy anything made by XtremeGear, especially a power supply. They fail a lot, and often when they do, they destroy other parts of the system as well.

Unless you are comfortable with maintaining your system on a regular basis, I would avoid liquid cooling as well. With today's system's liquid cooling isn't needed unless you plan on doing some serious overclocking.

Overall it looks like more than enough power for STO at max. I would just swap out the power supply for a reputable name brand one. (ie: Corsair, Antec, Zalman, OCZ, Seasonic, Coolermaster, etc)
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 17
01-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stromgold View Post
Don't buy anything made by XtremeGear, especially a power supply. They fail a lot, and often when they do, they destroy other parts of the system as well.

Unless you are comfortable with maintaining your system on a regular basis, I would avoid liquid cooling as well. With today's system's liquid cooling isn't needed unless you plan on doing some serious overclocking.

Overall it looks like more than enough power for STO at max. I would just swap out the power supply for a reputable name brand one. (ie: Corsair, Antec, Zalman, OCZ, Seasonic, Coolermaster, etc)
I have found Coolermaster to be real quiet. I have an 800W in my system and I can hear the CPU fan over the power supply fan.

I'll admit I'm not that savvy with the brand names so I'll defer to your wisdom on that. I'm more of a spec guy. I just stick to what I know has worked in the past. In that case it's mostly Corsair and Coolermaster.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
*BASE_PRICE:[+769]

BLUETOOTH:None

CAS:Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CASUPGRADE:None

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CD2:None

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

CS_FANefault case fans

ENGRAVING:None

ENGRAVING_MSG:

FA_HDD:None

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

FLASHMEDIA:None

FREEGAME_VC02:None

GLASSES:None

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+4] (Single Drive)

HDD2:None

IEEE_CARD:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MEMORY:8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

MONITOR:24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD [+157]

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard
w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3
PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

MOUSE:None [-3]

NCSW:None

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:* 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI
Ready [+73]

RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL
SUPPORT

SOUND:* Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Xonar DG Sound Card [+29]

SPEAKERS:Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+4] (Black Color)

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

USB:None

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+38] (Major Brand Powered
by NVIDIA)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

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Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 19
01-21-2012, 12:06 PM
that one has a different power source, video card and the suggested 3.6GHz Quad core and is the right price? what do you all think, i appreciate anymore suggestions... and thanks for everones help!
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 20
01-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwscott9 View Post
Hey guys, I am currently running STO on an older Acer computer and my FPS sucks my game play is chunky and thats with all visualls and detail off and running at max speed no performance. But with my tax return doon to arrive I want to upgrade to a desk top that runs STO super smooth and allows for a ton of the graphics I never get to enjoy. Can anyone suggest a link to a package possibly $1000 or less? ThAnK YoU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! :
Just literally got a new Gateway computer (old computer died on Wednesday). And got a new one from BestBuy with 8MB Ram and an i5 core, and upgraded the video with a new GeForce 440GT card and STO runs so smooth, it's unbelievable. And costed under 1k.
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