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March 31, 2009 5:05:01 PM

i have about a $1200 give or take usd budget. i dont need the monitor, just the computer.

what is the best build for the budget of 1100-1350ish, please use newegg.com unless the price is better and link to every component.

thanks

*this is what was advised to me before" tell me what you think

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Socket 775 [ $985 for all the Higher Options ]


$189 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$45 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$26 LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Motherboards

$105 ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Slightly Nicer... Faster FSB natively and more and up to 16 GB max
$135 ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Video Card

Good all around card
$135 ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Better For Gaming
$190 ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CPU Cooler

Very Nice especially for the price.
$40 ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Much more quiet - Easier to clean (Removable Fans) - can add an additional fan to the back if needed
$60 Noctua NH-U12P 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Cases

Sedate, business friendly case
$80 + [$25.00 Delivery charge] COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Roomier case with more air flow... but also more noise & lights - Tooless options - Clone of the Antec 900 for $35 less
$75 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Very Nice case - Not tooless, but its not a problem - Great air flow... but can get noisy
$110 + [$15.00 Delivery charge] Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best case made, at the moment - Very quiet - very good cooling - Extensive options.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$144 + [$10.00 Delivery charge] http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-rc-932-kkn1-gp-ha...



Options

$9 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$25 Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 LITE-ON Black 6X Blu-Ray DVD ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model iHES106-29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Socket 1366 [ $1226 for all the Higher Options ]


Motherboards

Great price for an X58 LGA 1366 Board

Certainly not my first choice, but reasonably good for the price
$170 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Real Nice features especially for the price ( I would suggest the P6T Deluxe )
$240 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Great feature set - very stable - ASUS's mainstream i7 board
$290 + [$9.01 Delivery charge] ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



$280 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$26 LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Power Supplies

$90 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gives you more juice - especially if you decide to go with one or two more video cards for the 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 MOBO
$110 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Video Card

Good all around card
$135 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Better For Gaming
$190 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Cases

Sedate, business friendly case
$80 + [$25.00 Delivery charge] COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Roomier case with more air flow... but also more noise & lights - Tooless options - Clone of the Antec 900 for $35 less
$75 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Very Nice case - Not tooless, but its not a problem - Great air flow... but can get noisy
$110 + [$15.00 Delivery charge] Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best case made, at the moment - Very quiet - very good cooling - Extensive options.
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$150 + [$23.50 Delivery charge] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$144 + [$10.00 Delivery charge] http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-rc-932-kkn1-gp-ha...


Options

$9 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$77 + [$8.00 Delivery charge] Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90 LITE-ON Black 6X Blu-Ray DVD ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model iHES106-29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$250 ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Notes

May need an after market cooler depending on the case used... and the over clock. To get close to the price point, I did make this consession.

The ASUS Rampage Board is also nice, giving the user more Over Clocking features, but there are only 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots.
The number of PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, and the fact that it hits a price point directly between the other boards suggested, would make this my third choice.
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March 31, 2009 5:22:18 PM

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $279.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $179.98 - $20.00 MIR

EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $354.99 - $30 MIR

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99

Total - $1,346.90 - $50 MIR's

Edit: Changed build above. I had forgot to add the price of the GTX 285 which changes things a little! I was wondering how that build came out so cheap!
March 31, 2009 6:09:30 PM

looking to buy stuff today if anyone could help!
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March 31, 2009 6:41:26 PM

Does the above not help? If the price of the above build is too high, you can save some money by going with a different GPU. Something like this would be nice too:

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 - $20 MIR

Let me know what you don't like about the above build and we'll tweak it up to fit your needs.
March 31, 2009 9:38:52 PM

Here's a nice AMD build that's closer to $1,100:

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/motherboard combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $298.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $179.98 - $20.00 MIR

EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $354.99 - $30.00 MIR

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99

Total - $1,120.91 - $50.00 MIR's
March 31, 2009 10:25:40 PM

:bounce: 

This mobo down below is set up to run either Crossfire or SLI. It comes with a gtx 285 which is a low power and low heat card. It has the option to add another for SLI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $179.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MX2 $6.49
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $339.99 ($309.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
GIGABYTE GV-N285-1GH-B GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $22.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1340.40 *(not including shipping and rebates)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/01/16/nv... <--- Reviews and charts for the gtx 285
April 1, 2009 3:54:12 AM

Call me crazy, but i almost prefer my Mac mini for PS than my quad core water cooled beast.
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