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1500-1700 dollar Gaming and DAW rig, i7 920

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July 19, 2009 8:27:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Before the end of summer)
BUDGET RANGE: (CAD 1500-1700 NOT INCLUDING MONITOR)
USAGE: GAMING, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (build currently in shopping cart @ NCIX.COM)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (i7 920 D0 CPU)
OVERCLOCKING: Probably.
CROSSFIRE: Not at the moment, probably later
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1200)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Noise is a concern)
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The Build

CPU: Core i7 920 D0
MOBO: P6T X58 LGA1366 (CPU+MOBO bundled for $589.99)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35867&promoi...

HDD: WD1001FALS CAVIAR BLACK 1TB (105.99, pricematched to 99.99)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=31000&promoi...

MEMORY: OCZ 6GB KIT OCZ3P1600LV6GK (148.01, pricematched to 119.99)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35711

PSU: OCZ MODSTREAM 700W (112.80)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35456&promoi...

VIDEO: XFX RADEON 4890XXX (264.99, pricematched to 249.43) *Unsure about this one
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38498&promoi...

CASE: ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO (159.95, pricematched to 130.75) *Unsure about this one
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35774

OS: VISTA HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT / WIN 7 UPGRADE OFFER (160.71)

OPTICAL DRIVE: ????? Suggestions welcome!

CPU COOLING: ????? Suggestions welcome!

Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Soundcard, Speakers not needed at this time, suggestions welcome.

Total cost: $1498
July 19, 2009 8:51:58 PM

Quote:
VIDEO: XFX RADEON 4890XXX (264.99, pricematched to 249.43) *Unsure about this one
http://www.ncix.com/products/index [...] omoid=1190

CASE: ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO (159.95, pricematched to 130.75) *Unsure about this one
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35774

You are fine with both of these... The 4890 is a great video card and the Antec 902 is a great case, as well.

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F Black 22X DVD Writer SATA OEM - $31.08

CPU Cooling: Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V H.D.T. 3HEATPIPES Heatsink LGA 1366 775 AM2 754 939 940 W/120MM PWM Fan (Dark Knight-S1283V) - $69.99 or Scythe Mugen 2 Heatpipe CPU Heatsink LGA1366 LGA775 Socket AM2 120MM -$41.05 or Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM (U120E-1366-RT) - $80.71

You can do the pricematching thing to see if you can get the price down on any of these components...
July 21, 2009 7:46:50 PM

Which one of those is the most effective at low fan RPMS/quiet operation?
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July 22, 2009 12:52:52 AM

I would say the Scythe is the quietest of the three.
July 22, 2009 4:22:51 PM

Thanks for your help, by the way. Last Q: is that PSU going to be able to handle another 4890 at a later date?


-OR- 2 4870s?
July 22, 2009 4:57:36 PM

700 watts will be close on Crossfire with either of your cards. I would recommend going with a least a 750 watts when setting up a Crossfire but I lean towards 850 watt PSU myself to be on the save side.
July 22, 2009 5:49:08 PM

I agree, get an 850w and you wont have to worry about future upgrades...

Hey tecmo34 what's going on? Nice to see ya!!!
July 23, 2009 4:20:24 PM

Alright guys, lined up a truepower quattro 850 PSU

Thanks again for your help, i will be pulling the trigger within this week.
July 30, 2009 5:34:39 AM

OCZ Platinum OCZ3P1600LV6GK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 7-7-7-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit $124.99
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM $70.62
NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i7 920 D0 Processor & ASUS P6T X58 SLI Motherboard
This product can only be exchanged or replaced with the exact same item $549.99
1 x ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard
1 x Intel Core I7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $89.99
Antec Truepower Quattro 850W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS Dual 8PIN PCI-E $169.99
Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black Lightscribe OEM $34.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 VAPOR-X Battlestations Edition 1GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI VGA PCI-E Lite Video Card $246.49
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer $162.29
PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG OS If Purchased) $41.99
Antec P183 ATX Tower Case Black 11 Drive Bay 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Sound $149.99
Shipping Insurance (1.5%): $24.76
Environmental Fee: $10.00

SUBTOTAL: $1,685.19

Bought and paid for. Waiting for it to be assembled and shipped.
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