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July 12, 2009 5:25:46 AM

I am a first time desktop builder so i am new to the whole selecting parts and powersupply properly. Please could u guys check if all this parts are compatible with each other and xp. I am aiming for a powerful system for web design and music beats. P.S ANY ADVICE FOR FIRST TIME BUILDERS.
1. processor- intel i7 $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2. Motherboard - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3. Ram- $58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4. VIDEO CARD- $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5.. Hard Drive - 1tb $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6.. OPTICAL DRIVE- $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8. keyboard/mouse- $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9. CASE WITH POWER SUPPLY - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE THE HELP.

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July 12, 2009 5:34:14 AM

I work at a microcenter.

I can sell you brand new D0-i7 920 for $270
Now I just gotta figure out which is cheaper for seller fees...amazon or ebay... =/

Also, don't get any PSU with a case...those are crap. You need a good name brand power supply (ie. Thermaltake, Silverstone, PCPower and cooling, Zalman, Corsair, Antec, etc) for a power hungry i7 rig
July 12, 2009 5:43:56 AM

why are you getting the 4670 get atleast a 4770 for 10-15bucks xtra.

and get a 32mb cache hdd

rest of the config is good
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July 12, 2009 6:17:28 AM

DITCH XP
July 12, 2009 6:42:55 AM

You also don't need the deluxe v2, just get the plain p6t and save $70. The deluxe does have some extra features, but you won't need any of them for your build.
July 12, 2009 11:09:58 AM

For Ram You should get 3x2GB kit as i7 has tripple channel controller. And You should be looking at W7 64bit even if You are using XP for timebeing
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July 12, 2009 12:43:45 PM

Don't think you really need an i7 (especially on your first build) for web design and music 'beats'.

Find an inexpensive s775 or AM3 cpu/mobo Combo Deal and walk before you run, Grasshopper.

July 12, 2009 10:35:33 PM

@BluescreenDeath, i know about the low quality PSU that usually come with cases, i might decide to change that later on but i do not know how to pick a good PSU. Any ideas?
@sid_nag17, Dude does 10-15 bucks does not really make that much difference on a scale of 1000. What advantage goes with picking a 32mb cahe
@apache_lives why? it rocks
@belial2k, i will look into that, but forums i have been on, keep saying how amazing the deluxe v2 is
@ainarssems, the reason i am going with 4gb ram is because of the ram limit on xp 32 bit. I was wondering if w7 64 bit would have problems with some parts or drivers
@wisecracker, yeah for "beats" , programming and some softwares that require a shitload amount of cpu power. This grasshoppers running all the way through.

July 13, 2009 12:45:21 AM

Enlighten us on the purpose of this computer. Will you be gaming, audio/video editing, ect... ?
July 13, 2009 1:58:52 AM

video editing , dreamweaver and flash mx for web design, a mechanical engineering program for desingning parts and producing music beats. Gaming will be a minor function, probably just flight simulator and one or 2 rts games.
WOW, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE NUMBER OF REPLIES I'VE BEEEN GETTING IN JUST ONE DAY. CONSIDERING I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS SITE THIS WEEK.
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July 13, 2009 1:57:12 PM

Ram needs to Go, get some triple channel that is RATED for I7s, since they can only use ram up to 1.65V safely without VTT adjustments (err, if you dont know what that is, just get some ram that says made for i7 or i7 edition or something like that)

PSU needs to go as well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (what I have in my system)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (what I have in my system, overkill with power is always good, because if she blows, your whole system goes and bye bye to all that cash)
a c 83 à CPUs
July 13, 2009 5:17:09 PM

I got a cheap psu with a case once, would you like to know what happened to me? I ended up driving to circuit city to purchase a new power supply the next day.
July 15, 2009 2:27:08 AM

loneninja said:
I got a cheap psu with a case once, would you like to know what happened to me? I ended up driving to circuit city to purchase a new power supply the next day.


could it be that bad
a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 1:06:30 PM

read:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/527

and in the article it mentions that Bestbuy sold these PSUs rebranded as Dynex PSUs or at least the same OEM/ODM lol

the page I've given you is the whole thing, head to page 7 to see some action!
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