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June 22, 2009 7:45:52 PM

My bro is building new system and asking for expert help. Please specify Model, Brand and Price.

Approximate price: 5000$ - 6000$

System usage: Gaming, media center (connected to HDTV/speakers), internet and image designing.

RAM: DDR3 4 GB (least)

HDD: 2 TB SATA 7200 rpm

PSU: More than 1000W

Cooler: Yes

GPU: Nvidia

Overclocking/SLI: Yes/Yes

Motherboard: Nvidia

Processor: Intel

DVD: Blue ray

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200/1080p (More than 20 INCH) with HDMI support

Speakers: Good One (but not many units)

Keyboard and Mouse: Wireless

Sound Card: Yes

Webcam: Good One

Also, any suggestions for the system would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea which hardware is good.

More about : system 5000 6000

June 22, 2009 11:15:20 PM

This is kinda weird because you have a huge budget on top of a nvidia motherboard so that takes away corei7 and leaves you 790i as your only option for motherboard.
June 23, 2009 4:41:28 AM

is this a joke? anybody ready to drop 6k on a system should already know what they want.

i dont even know what you;d build for 6k....nothing that you need. you can max out games on about a 3k build.
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June 23, 2009 5:02:03 AM

mdale13 said:
is this a joke? anybody ready to drop 6k on a system should already know what they want.

i dont even know what you;d build for 6k....nothing that you need. you can max out games on about a 3k build.


3k ? Try less than half of that.
June 23, 2009 5:59:56 AM

For that price, you can get these...
2x 30" Dell
i7 975
EVGA Classified
DDR3 2000MHz RAM,
2x intel 80GB SSD in RAID 0
2 or 3 1TB drives,
BD Burner,
2x GTX 295 Quad-SLI
1200W PSU...
So with this config, you can touch the 6k Mark...
:o  Ohh boy...
June 23, 2009 6:47:54 AM

I dropped 8k/including monitors on my build, it was a pretty penny but it was worth it.
June 23, 2009 7:28:07 AM

ubernoobie said:
This is kinda weird because you have a huge budget on top of a nvidia motherboard so that takes away corei7 and leaves you 790i as your only option for motherboard.

Do not know where you get your information from, but the Core i7 X58 motherboards can do either SLi or Crossfire.

Now back to the OP, will break down the costs below.

CPU Core i7's
920 @ 2.66GHz > $279.99
950 @ 3.06GHz > $569.99
965 @ 3.2GHz > $999.99
975 @ 3.33GHz > $1,024.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Since we want to SLi and OC, here are a Few that I would look into below.

X58 Motherboards'
ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer $449.99 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI $419.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would suggest on 2 kits of below Ram

Ram
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) $179.00 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram with Fans
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) $209.00 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) $289.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Perfect Storm 6GB (3 x 2GB) $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There will be some new nVidia Cards coming out near the end of June & July, but below is some I would look into.

Graphic Cards
EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 $344.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 017-P3-1295-AR CO-OP Edition GeForce GTX 295 $529.99 * (This is one of the new cards and it is already SLi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are 2 more I would like to mention but they have not been released yet. Asus is coming out with them. The GTX 285 Matrix and the GTX 295 Mars (which there will be only 1000 made and it had 4gb ram 1024-bit), they should be out near the end of July.

HDD's
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $99.99 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might want to look into an SSD HDD to use for OS drive.

OCZ Summit OCZSSD2-1SUM120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) $389.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU Modular
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1050EWT 1050W $315.99 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU Non-Modular
PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W $519.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Cards
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AuzenTech AZT-FORTE X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile PCI Express Sound Card $139.99 *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD (upcoming release)
http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_hometheater...

Sound Cards with Front Docking Port
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blu-Ray Drive
PLEXTOR Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray DVD Combo Super Multi Drive $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PLEXTOR Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM USB External BD Combo Super Multi Drive $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blu-Ray Burners
Pioneer Black 8X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache $208.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors'
ASUS MK241H Black 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with 1.3M Pixel Webcam $279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor $329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP $599 (IPS Panel) *
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...

Dell UltraSharp 2709W 27-inch WideScreen $689 (IPS Panel) *
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/pr...

The above Dell montiors use the best LCD Panels for viewing angles (great for watching HD Movies on).

I am not into Speakers, WebCams or Wireless Keyboards/Mouses, so some one else will have to help you out there.

Would suggest you get the Release Candiate of Windows 7 64-bit OS, you can use it free until around March of 2010, otherwise if you can not wait I would suggest the below OS, mainly it will allow you to use more then 4gb of ram.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Aslo this denotes * parts I would seriously look at or buy if it was my build.

Good Luck on your upcoming Build.
June 23, 2009 7:31:48 AM

Yoosty said:
Do not know where you get your information from, but the Core i7 X58 motherboards can do either SLi or Crossfire.


News flash.... X58 boards aren't Nvidea, they are Intel.
June 23, 2009 9:03:23 AM

omg if u purchase a 6k now, and in 2-3 month 5870x2s come out. They xfire 2 of those, u will be seing 2.5k comps better performance than urs haha
June 23, 2009 9:36:28 AM

@Yoosty the X58 boards are not Nvidia products...
Only the NF200 chipset on those X58 mobos are from Nvidia that offer additional X16 bandwidth for the PCIe slots...
And the main North-Bridge X58 chipset and South- Bridge chipsets are from intel
So the mobo manufacturers incorporate these chipsets onto these boards to offer more features...

Check this article from TOMs...you would get a better idea...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/eclipse-plus-n200,2...
June 23, 2009 1:08:27 PM

Will someone take the time to do all the research and and all the work for me and pick out all the parts for me, I only have $22,557 to spend. My budget is quite strict, absolutley cannot go over it no matter what. :sarcastic: 

And yeah guys, the new Intel chipsets for the i7 do support SLI through a license agreement with nVidia, which is pretty cool if you are an SLI fan.
I have read that SLI scales quite well on the i7 platform, for whatever that is worth to you SLI guys.
Now, you have to be careful when you buy, only certain boards have the support for SLI enabled....you know, the ones that are the most expensive.
June 23, 2009 6:41:31 PM

I asked same to my bro!! why to spend $6000 on a system...... He said he don't know the price of hardwares just that my budget is to spend $ 5000 -$ 6000 on it. So help me out......

Thanks for your help guys......

June 23, 2009 8:03:20 PM

Well, I would tell him to save his money.

Go with a Core i7 920 D0 Stepping, 2 GTX 295 (I think 2 GTX 275 are good enough), 6GB 2000 mHz RAM (or 12 GB, but it doesn't seem very usefull for what you want to do ---->http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgra...), I good mobo (Rampage II, Gigabyte Extreme or EVGA or what you want). 2x 1tb hard drives in raid 0.

Get a good PSU and a good liquid cooler to OC the CPU and GPU. You can probably get all this for about 3k, Save the rest. Your going to get great performance for half the price.

Mc_coy.
Anonymous
August 26, 2009 6:14:49 PM

I will sell you a high end system already built for you for 6k. sndathome@juno.com.
Anonymous
August 27, 2009 6:45:21 PM

Did he win the lottery or did he inherit this money? A person not smart enough to know how to build a computer themselves (you really only need to be smart enough to know how to use Google when it comes down to it) either doesn't tend to have that kind of money lying around or a person who just so happens to be that smart doesn't view building it themselves as a viable option for the sake of time, energy and possible concerns that come along with doing it yourself. Nonetheless, don't invest 5K in a bunch of computer parts you will be slinging together yourself. It's just not very sensible to build it yourself above ~$2000. Order a top-notch Alienware or whatever competes with that brand, and slap a giant warranty on it with some dual monitor setup and express shipping. Receive the boxes, plug the stuff in and you're done. You're better off this way.