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New i7, Nvidia build- 1300$.

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June 11, 2009 6:32:12 AM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks. BUDGET RANGE: US 1100-1400$.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, some minor photo/video editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS- using Windows 7

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Antares Digital

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Core i7, Nvidia, Asus/Evga

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI Yes- in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I can pick up a Corsair 850W for 110$ at my local computer store, so I left it on the list just for reference. Also, I would prefer an Antec 1200 case- I like the look, and the size, and Antec in general. Lastly, I would like to make this rig as cheap as possible without cutting any corners- I want to stay with the i7, but would like to get it as close as possible to the 1200-1300$ range- any help is much appreciated :D  Thanks guys. :hello: 

Also, I'll never go Tri-SLI so the Asus P6T is fine, but I'm also looking at the Evga SLI LE (I'm pretty sure, but not certain, it has SLI @ 16x? Is that correct?).

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June 11, 2009 6:40:57 AM

swap the TIM for OCZ freeze as it performs a bit better.

and get the D0 i7 from antares.
June 11, 2009 6:47:00 AM

Helloworld_98 said:
swap the TIM for OCZ freeze as it performs a bit better.

and get the D0 i7 from antares.

Yeah, I forgot to mention that's where I wantd my CPU from. For the same price, it seems worthy.
Oh, and I forgot to take the Thermal compound out, because I have some from my last build.
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June 11, 2009 1:28:58 PM

Hi
For the heatsink I will prefer that one
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail , two fans push pull really quiet even with the two fan. the thermal is include and it's a good one. Kept my I7 in a real confort zone, even with oc.
June 11, 2009 3:51:10 PM

CLICK HERE

I replied to a similar request a little while ago and gave him my parts list, links, and approximate prices. You can play around with it a little to better fit your wants and needs, but I love the setup. It's a solid performer, and will upgrade very well over the years. You and I also seem to have similar taste as far as manufacturers go.

EDIT: Just realized you have a link to your wish list... Wow we do have very similar setups lol. I'd recommend a couple 500GB HDD's in RAID 0 over the single 1TB one though. You'll get better performance, and faster read/write times.
June 11, 2009 4:04:48 PM



+1 to all of gkay09's suggestions! Other then that everything looks good. If you want to save a few more dollars and have a local microcenter, I would go there. They are selling the i7 920 for $230. You also might get lucky and they may have a D0 stepping if you ask for it!
June 12, 2009 12:46:49 AM

waynec121 said:
+1 to all of gkay09's suggestions! Other then that everything looks good. If you want to save a few more dollars and have a local microcenter, I would go there. They are selling the i7 920 for $230. You also might get lucky and they may have a D0 stepping if you ask for it!

I really wish I did, the best here is a local CompUSA which sucks. Gkay suggestions are good. Thanks guys.
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