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$700-800 new pc build

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June 16, 2009 1:24:17 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 2009 BUDGET RANGE: $700-900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: running data analysis software with very large data set (using R), gaming, recording tv, watching movies, listening to music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, I suppose. I also have a few IDE DVD burners, but might want to make the jump to SATA. I also already have a 22" samsung lcd monitor, but would consider purchasing a second down the line. I also already have a copy of both 32bit and 64bit Windows XP

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: don't care

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: greater or equal to 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none

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June 25, 2009 1:10:06 PM

Actually TonCharr's config comes to $814 and not $714...He has missed to count in the PSU...
And my suggestions would be to change these...
1. Mobo - Gigabyte UD3R...Its BIOS can be updated to support both SLI and crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

2. +1 for 6GB...
But this one GSkillz for about $100...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. HDD - WD Black Same price better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. Get a faster graphics card - Maybe the HD 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you have plans to crossfire, am sure you would, get atleast a high quality 700W PSU...
June 28, 2009 10:00:45 PM

looks good guys, thanks.

is more than 6gb of RAM overkill?
June 28, 2009 10:20:09 PM

This build is set up so that you can add another vid card later on for Crossfire.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $224.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 Free Shipping*
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 ($169.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $25.99
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X 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 Burner - OEM

Total: $815.88 | $775.88 w/mail in rebates

* same build but with 4870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 Free Shipping*
XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty

Total: $775.88.88 | $755.88 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows RC 7
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