New System 1400 Budget

Hello everyone,

I am building out a new system and want some feedback on this setup. I am not set on AMD or set Intel. I have had both in the past and worked well. I have seen many posts about the I7 and PhenomTII X4 and to be honest I fell asleep reading some because they are so repetitive..

Soooo what do you guys think? Any improvements that can be made any place?

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: about 1400 bucks

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Surfing the internet, Watching movies)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Nothing preferred, I just don't want it off the back of the truck.

PARTS PREFERENCES: No pref, just want reliability.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Oh it's 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet is always better.
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Parts So Far.

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119194

Corsair CMPSU-650TX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

AMD PhenomTII X4 955 Black Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185096

MSI AMD 790FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

6GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

ATI Radeon HD 4890 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131156

LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

x2 Western Digital Caviar Black 640's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319


Thanks
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  1. swap the ram for some OCZ platinum's and go for a 750w PSU while you're at it.
  2. Do you think I am overwhelming the 650ps?

    Thanks for pointing that memory out, I can't even use that type of memory. I was thinking Intel boards at the time.
  3. WD Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Internal SATA OEM Hard Drive @ Newegg
    $70 - $5 Code HARDOCPHD5265
    = $65 with free shipping

    And yes, do get a 750W PSU like Corsair 750TX or PCPower & Cooling Silencer.
  4. Gutts said:
    Do you think I am overwhelming the 650ps?

    Thanks for pointing that memory out, I can't even use that type of memory. I was thinking Intel boards at the time.


    The RAM you have selected will not work for that build. You chose "triple channel DDR3" which is meant for an i7 build. That mobo you have uses dual channel DDR3.
  5. ^ it will however still work, it's just that own dimm will be stuck in single channel not dual channel.

    and I recommended the 750w so you can add another 4890 later on.
  6. D0 stepping i7 w/dual gtx 260's in SLI

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119194 $159.99 ($109.99 after $50.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KKN1-GP Black ABS Bezel, SECC Body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011 $109.99 ($89.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $220.99 | $205.99 after rebate
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
    Use Coupon Code: MEMORIAL5 for an extra $5 off the total price

    https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?productid=16135&cat=282&page=1" $ 277.00
    Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133270 $177.99 ($157.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    PNY VCGGTX260CXPB 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=N82E16814133270 $177.99 ($157.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    PNY VCGGTX260CXPB 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=N82E16820231247 $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=N82E16822136319 $69.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 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

    Total: $1,354.90 | $1,229.90 w/mail in rebates

    * Or get one of these gtx 275's and add another one later for SLI

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150364 $234.99 Free Shipping*
    XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

    Total: $1,233.91 | $1,148.91 w/mail in rebates

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374 <--- more pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte UD4P mobo used in this build

    http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=584 <--- Short review of the D0 stepping i7 920
  7. To OP, your build, but with:

    PC Power and Cooling 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
    ($25 more, $10 more MIR) This will allow you Crossfire in the future

    AMD PhenomTII X4 955 Black Edition & Asus 790FX AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.192786
    Cheeper and better quality board with Combo Deal ($25 cheaper)

    4GB OCZ Platinum http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227297
    (over $100 cheaper, dual-channel kit instead of triple, better value)

    If you want to spend the rest of your budget, go with Crossfire 4870s. Or Why_Me's build.
  8. Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. :)
  9. What are you going with?
  10. Well with much thought, I am leaning towards AMD/ATI crossfire, but also take Why-me's advice on the rest of the parts. So a little bit of everyone's advice. :)
  11. Don't get triple-channel RAM.
  12. Wow did meant to reply to your thing exactly, but if your really looking for value, definately go to Newegg and check out their combos it's a real easy way to save a couple bucks. I was recently checking prices, and you can put in quite a bit with $1,400. If your not going to over clock I wouldn't even worry about a after market cooler. And depending on what you'll use it for, definately pick the stronger processor. The i7 920 is no doubt the better processor, you can overclock it on air easily to 3.8 ghz. For applications you'll usually want a more CPU powerhouse. You can find graphics for a pretty good price but I'd leav it open for either Crossfire or SLI. Future proof your system while you can :) and if you got i7 get 6Gb. It's tons better. Hope I helped
  13. go with a 9600 gso sli'd cheap graphics processor but still kicks butt only like 80 from xfx
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