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My Very First Build...For Gaming... How Does It Look???

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December 31, 2008 6:07:17 PM

This is my first build for a gaming rig... How does it look? I think it should kill...

Intel Core i7 920
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 MOBO (TRI sli & crossfire support)
Package: $573

G.Skill 6GB 3x2 DDR3 1333 Tripple Channel RAM
$149

PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W PSU
$134

Western Digital 640gig 32mb cache SATA HD
$79

Apevia X-Cruiser ATX case
$69

Sapphire HD4870x2 2GB
$489

Windows Vista Premium 64-bit
$99

TOTAL + SHIPPING: $1630.46

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December 31, 2008 7:57:16 PM

The build looks good. You can get the red version of that PSU for an insanely low price if you buy it today.

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $40 MIR
December 31, 2008 8:09:55 PM

I would personnally stay away from the Apevia case. From personal experience I can tell you that their fans are pretty but not sturdy and wouldn't count on good case airflow.

Why not pay $40 more for an Antec 900?
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December 31, 2008 8:41:55 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The build looks good. You can get the red version of that PSU for an insanely low price if you buy it today.

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $40 MIR


well that sucks... because I already bought the black one! oh well :( 
December 31, 2008 9:51:27 PM

How do you guys think this new system will compaire to my current HP m7250n Media Center PC with Pentium D 820 2.8GHz from 2005?
January 1, 2009 4:51:39 PM

Do you guys think this is a good deal for $1600? I just want some reasurrance that I'm making the right choice by buying all the parts from Newegg.com and not CyberpowerPC.com and just having them put it together, And I'm getting good prices on parts.
January 1, 2009 5:49:03 PM

It will eat up your old PC! The processors are extremely different in terms of performance. A Pentium D is like CPU 2 generations older than the Core i7 (Pentium D--Core Duo and Quad--Core i7). ALL the parts would completely be smashed with the new PC.
January 1, 2009 5:57:17 PM

But do you think $1600 is a good deal? I mean, this is my first build, i've never paid over $800 for a desktop from a retail store before. I just want to be sure i'm getting a good deal thats all ya know? And what about that CyberpowerPC.com site?
January 1, 2009 6:02:29 PM

Try looking for the components individually. Google them, then look at those websites that compare prices (sponsored results, first few results). I think it can be made cheaper.
January 1, 2009 6:05:45 PM

Also, look at other i7 builds to see what others are saying. There is a ton of stuff on this site. You might need a CPU cooler as well...not too sure. If you OC the CPU, then you definitely need it. Stock CPU cooler would be OK if you don't OC.
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