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I7 build? need advice.

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May 8, 2009 5:25:30 PM

hey there. don't really know too much about white-boxing. please advise on this build! thx.

PROCESSOR - i7 920
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$349.99

MOBO - ASUS P6T6 WS REVOLUTION
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$369.99

MEMORY - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DUAL CHANNEL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$55.99

HARD DRIVE - WD 1TB 32MB CACHE SATA 3.0GB/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$109.99

VID CARD - SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 4890 1GB 256-bit X-FIRE
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$315.99

CASE - ANTEC 900 BLACK ATX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$134.99

POWER SUPPLY - CORSAIR 750W SLI READY X-FIRE Core i7 Ready
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$109.99

MONITOR - HannsG 22" 5ms WS LCD 300cd/m2 1000:1 Speakers Built In
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$189.99

CONTROLS - Standard Black MS Keyboard and Mouse
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
$20.49

Total Price - $1,657.41
After Tax - $1,740.28

Notes - no sound card. went with onboard audio. thoughts? suggestions?

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May 8, 2009 5:27:21 PM

Geez, are you in Canada too? What's up with those Core i7 prices...?!
May 8, 2009 5:31:44 PM

1) just get a P6T Deluxe V2

2) get dual 4770's unless you were going to CF the 4890 later.
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May 8, 2009 5:36:32 PM

Change the mobo to P6T Deluxe or Gigabyte UD5.

You'll need DDR3, either 2x2 or 3x2 will do (make sure you have a 64 bit OS for >4GB).

ncix.com has a Powercolor HD4890 for $260.

I would recommend buying everything from there. They will price match (use shopbot.ca or pricecanada.com to find lower prices) and you pay no PST outside BC.

And IMHO there's no point in planning for CF with a relatively low resolution monitor, so a good 500W+ PSU would be sufficient.
May 8, 2009 5:37:46 PM

+1 animal

Nice to see someone likes giga's too ^_^