HH Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components - HotHardware
HH Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components

HH Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components

The holidays are fast upon us and this final HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide will wrap up our series with what’s near and dear perhaps to many of you DYI’ers out there – components.  Whether the geek in your life is itching to rebuild that gaming rig or just starving for the right upgrade to relieve a system bottleneck, we have something for everyone here.  And hey, if that geek in your life is you, all the better.  With all that selfless holiday shopping you’re likely doing right about now, you deserve a little reward, right?  Onward then.  Let’s round-up the good stuff.
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mmmmm... Looking foward to seeing what you guys recommend. I have been wanting to upgrade a little bit. My rig is not terribly old but definitely needs some upgrades

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i am currently in the proccess of buildig my rig so i would really appreciate suggestions o what is in and what will be compatible so my system can survive this years hardware flood.

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wow, ram has certainly come down in price. I would love to see a system with all the top end stuff you guys recommended.

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Finally just caved on the ssd guys. I ordered a 60gb vertex 3 and pyro for me and my girlfriends stockings :) Had to get different kinds to take advantage of different mail in rebates, but after all said and done they are gonna be 80 each. Can't wait

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Nice Collection HH.

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Excellent suggestions. These are the parts that many of us drool over and hope to find under the Christmas tree...

@lifeskills nice going on the SSDs that should really improve your boot times :)

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"The 600T white and the Phantom 410(black) are my favorite, though I don't know if the P410 can accommodate an EATX board. On the RAM side , the Vengeance is looking pretty good."

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The value of the Sandy Bridge is hard to beat for a gamer.

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could not agree more

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great looking mobo's. would be pleased with anything on this list.

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If i can have any one of these item i would love it :D. Btw whats the best mech keys / keyboard out there that are good?

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If you're asking what the "best" are, my votes are for Filco keyboards using Cherry MX switches (the Ninja or Majestouch-2) or the Topre RealForce. Filcos are available via Amazon and Topres from EliteKeyboards.com. You'll pay for 'em though. :) If you want to see if you like using a mechanical, I'd stongly suggest trying a Rosewill. If you don't like it, NewEgg will take it back for a nominal fee.

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Marco C:

If you're asking what the "best" are, my votes are for Filco keyboards using Cherry MX switches (the Ninja or Majestouch-2) or the Topre RealForce. Filcos are available via Amazon and Topres from EliteKeyboards.com. You'll pay for 'em though. :) If you want to see if you like using a mechanical, I'd stongly suggest trying a Rosewill. If you don't like it, NewEgg will take it back for a nominal fee.

Have you ever had the opportunity to try Deck keyboards they look amazing and I have heard some good things about them.

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Marco C:

If you're asking what the "best" are, my votes are for Filco keyboards using Cherry MX switches (the Ninja or Majestouch-2) or the Topre RealForce. Filcos are available via Amazon and Topres from EliteKeyboards.com. You'll pay for 'em though. :) If you want to see if you like using a mechanical, I'd stongly suggest trying a Rosewill. If you don't like it, NewEgg will take it back for a nominal fee.

You should make the "best" then give it away for charity. Id put in $5 for it. 

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Id hve to disagree with some choices. The NZXT Phantom 410 for instance. Plastic build and theres just better out there. Spend some money, get aluminium. I stay away from MSI mobos religiously. If I ever get the chance, I will give them a shot, but they will not be the first choice. Id probably pick modules with less of a heatsink. Its unnecessary aand doesnt do jack. Enermax should be on that PSU list. They make great units... then of course there's the new Platinum rated ones.

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You should add some more affordable knick knacks that work well, but arent major components. Fans, LED strips, etc.

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And so the series of Holiday Gift Guides end with a bang, one involving tons of recommendations for the new computer builder out there. To be honest, I liked all of the reccomendations out there and it's hard for me to pick which one is the best, though I was a bit sad that the MSI 580 Lightning XE was left out as I think it's a powerful card in my own right.

Still, nice job; and nice way to close out the series. I've enjoyed all four of them so far.

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I liked the recommendations too.

The GTX-580 Classified does it for me.

Like to have one in each of the gamers.

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This should have a like button, great guide

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@OSunday No problem, just click the thumbs up button on the article button. That is their appropriation of a like button.

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I would recommend a Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition or Core i7-3930K to a friend

He will love it

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"in quad-cores, we like the value curve of the Core i7-2600K and the Core i5-2500K's dual-core goodness."

-Slight error there: 2500k has "quad core goodness"... not dual, it just doesn't have the hyperthreading of the 2600k, or the 8mb cache.

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wow these are great gifts, but i would like to see some a litle cheaper maybe for people like me with a budget:) these look awesome but i don't have money for really any computer that totals more than $500

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Ooo, I could go for a new Nvidia GPU right about now. My wallet is sad about it though.

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