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July 6, 2009 11:01:14 PM

I'm looking to build a i7 system for under $2000.00. I configured the following from "eWiz". I basicly just want an updated high end rig. I work out of my house as an estimator. Apps used are AUTOCAD, ADOBE suite, Office and some avi to dvd transfer. My last build was 5 years ago. (Asus A8V Deluxe, AMD X2 4800, 2gb ram, ATI AIW X800 video card, (3 350gb maxtor hard drives) I am going to keep current rig intact during transition. I use dual monitors Dell 2405 FPW and 2408 WFP.

What if any changes would you make or recommend? I'm not really up to date on this new hardware? Primary concern is; Ram, Hard drives, video card and Wireless usb. What area's should I upgrade or downgrade in? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

(6) Super Talent DDR3-1333 2GB/128x8 Qimonda Chip Memory $191.94
(1) Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail $277.88 (waiting for in stock at my Microcenter for $199.00)
(1) Asus P6T6 WS Revolution Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&2GL/ ATX Motherboard $344.99
(1) Antec P193 No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Case(Black) $151.00
(1) TruePower New Series Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Power Supply $99.99
(1) Asus ATI Radeon HD4890 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDCP PCI-Express Video Card $238.99
(3) Western Digital WD5002ABYS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB RAID Hard Drive $78.99 ea
(1) Plextor PX-850SASW 22X DVD+/-RW SATA Drive (Black), Retail $54.99
(1) Netgear WN111 RangeMax Next Wireless-N 300Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter $61.99
(1) Vista Ultimate 64 or download Windows 7????
Total before shipping $1658.74

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July 7, 2009 12:23:59 AM

It's a nice set up but save yourself some money and mix and match with newegg. Ewiz for the mobo/cpu combo, and newegg for just about everything else. You will end up saving well over $100 on that total price by doing that. Also look to "zipzoomfly" for the PC Power & Cooling 750w psu.
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July 7, 2009 12:49:43 AM Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $223.98
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM | Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
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ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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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 $34.99
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July 7, 2009 1:28:18 AM

GREAT! This is what I've been looking for. Thanks.
July 7, 2009 12:24:51 PM

Is the coolermaster haf 922 a better case choice over the Antec 193?
July 7, 2009 12:35:31 PM

I'm not a gamer, but I like the biggest bang for my buck. My current ANTEC p180 is running 5 fans and is really tight. Is it a good idea to install the side vent fan on the 922? So you think the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution mb is a good choice or overkill?
July 7, 2009 12:38:27 PM

refractoryman said:
I'm not a gamer, but I like the biggest bang for my buck. My current ANTEC p180 is running 5 fans and is really tight. Is it a good idea to install the side vent fan on the 922? So you think the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution mb is a good choice or overkill?

If your not running SLI and over clocking big time, the 922 comes with more than enough cooling as it is. As far as that mobo, it's a decent choice imo. Asus makes some quality mobo's.
July 7, 2009 12:43:54 PM

Thanks for all your input. It's been a great help. I'll be tracking down and ordering these parts this afternoon. If you see any other tweaks or critiques please post.
Thanks again.
July 7, 2009 12:48:07 PM

@Why_Me the mobo that has specified is a $350 mobo...
And I feel the P6T Deluxe V2/ even the P6T would be a good choice in terms of value...And if you would not SLI, then the mobo that Why_Me has posted is more than suffice...Even the Gigabyte UD3R would be a good choice...

And as for the case, if you want more space, then get the 922's Big brother - HAF 932...