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I7 build for the summer

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May 21, 2009 3:39:23 PM

Need approval on parts! The last time I did this you guys were very helpful.

Looking for:
- Overclocking (Want it to be easy).
- Enough power to push applications and games in the next one or two years.

Etc:
- Going to add another graphics card when I get more money.

Parts:

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64.99

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$369.99

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$189.99

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$159.95

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$166.00

LITE-ON Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model iHES208-08 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

Total: $1,425.89
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Other components already bought:

NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VK266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1 ) w/ Component and SPDIF out Connector - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any input is appreciated!



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May 21, 2009 4:12:30 PM

- Overclocking (Want it to be easy).
- Enough power to push applications and games in the next one or two years.

Well, that Motherboard is overkill. Look at the Asus P6T Delux V2 or an Evga x58 Tri-SLI

1 4870 will not be "fantastic" with that Monitor. Instead get a GTX 275, 285, or ATI 4890. I reccomend the GTX 275, but the 4890 will fit in your budget (minus the Asus rampage).

Also, get this PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's cheaper, and will support your rig in the future if you want to OC/ add GPU(s).

That Heatsink is OK, but I'd rather get the dark knight. Cools just as well, is cheaper, and I think it's a bit easier to install.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything looks fine otherwise. Lol, it's a lot of corrections, but I think it will perform much better. :D 
May 21, 2009 4:38:22 PM

radiowars said:
- Overclocking (Want it to be easy).
- Enough power to push applications and games in the next one or two years.

Well, that Motherboard is overkill. Look at the Asus P6T Delux V2 or an Evga x58 Tri-SLI

1 4870 will not be "fantastic" with that Monitor. Instead get a GTX 275, 285, or ATI 4890. I reccomend the GTX 275, but the 4890 will fit in your budget (minus the Asus rampage).

Also, get this PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's cheaper, and will support your rig in the future if you want to OC/ add GPU(s).

That Heatsink is OK, but I'd rather get the dark knight. Cools just as well, is cheaper, and I think it's a bit easier to install.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything looks fine otherwise. Lol, it's a lot of corrections, but I think it will perform much better. :D 



Why did you say the MOBO is over kill? Can you please explain? I was planning to get one for my next build.
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May 21, 2009 4:42:14 PM

^ it's a rampage mobo, rampage has always been overkill for everyone and the only reason to buy one is because of the new OC facility that fits in a 5.25" bay which supposedly makes OC'ing easier.

but if you're used to going into the BIOS then a Deluxe V2 will be just as good if not better.
May 21, 2009 5:49:24 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ it's a rampage mobo, rampage has always been overkill for everyone and the only reason to buy one is because of the new OC facility that fits in a 5.25" bay which supposedly makes OC'ing easier.

but if you're used to going into the BIOS then a Deluxe V2 will be just as good if not better.


I thought the reason why it's expensive because of the discrete sound card. Here in the UK the only difference between P6t Deluxe v2 and R2E is £50 which is the same amount if you are buying a separate soundcard. Is this an overkill if the price difference is not that huge?
May 21, 2009 5:50:25 PM

^ the card that comes with it costs £10 over here.
May 21, 2009 6:14:18 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ the card that comes with it costs £10 over here.


So Is R2E still overkill? Sorry to be thick. I'm just not convince why? Asid from the 5.25" bay. From what I read about the R2E has a thick PCB,discrete sound card, and have lots of features. Will this compensate the price though?
May 21, 2009 6:56:57 PM

good challenge robertomad.
May 21, 2009 11:54:24 PM

radiowars said:
- Overclocking (Want it to be easy).
- Enough power to push applications and games in the next one or two years.

Well, that Motherboard is overkill. Look at the Asus P6T Delux V2 or an Evga x58 Tri-SLI

1 4870 will not be "fantastic" with that Monitor. Instead get a GTX 275, 285, or ATI 4890. I reccomend the GTX 275, but the 4890 will fit in your budget (minus the Asus rampage).

Also, get this PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's cheaper, and will support your rig in the future if you want to OC/ add GPU(s).

That Heatsink is OK, but I'd rather get the dark knight. Cools just as well, is cheaper, and I think it's a bit easier to install.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything looks fine otherwise. Lol, it's a lot of corrections, but I think it will perform much better. :D 


Good looking out RADIOWARS. I was actually thinking about changing the motherboard because it was quite costy. I think I might go with the P6T Deluxe V2 (way cheaper) and buy a better graphics card with that money.

For the power supply, I thought about going with the Corsair but read that there is massive amounts of cables suited for full tower cases. Thats why I went with the Antec because reviews said that its good for mid sized tower cases. CLUTTER FREE. Is that extra 100W necessary for my needs?
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