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August 2, 2009 12:47:42 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 1-2

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 for the pc itself

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Core i7 920

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Comments: I want a core i7 920 with ddr3 ram and sli option.
Thanks guys for helping a noob at comp building.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2009 5:37:54 AM

I came $48.49 over your budget. As you said, this is just the computer. I didn't include a keyboard, mouse, OS or monitor...

MOBO, CPU & RAM Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
* ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
* Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
* OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* XFX HD-487A-YHFC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Thermal Compound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
August 2, 2009 2:33:49 PM

tecmo34 said:
I came $48.49 over your budget. As you said, this is just the computer. I didn't include a keyboard, mouse, OS or monitor...

MOBO, CPU & RAM Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
* ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
* Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
* OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* XFX HD-487A-YHFC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Thermal Compound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Thanks but can you find a way to cut the budget by around $100???? If you can thanks.
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August 2, 2009 2:55:56 PM

Here is another Core i7 Build option.

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $169.99 (ETA:08/04/2009)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo RAM/CPU
1. OCZ Technology, Inc. OCZ3G1600LV6GK: $99.99
Free Shipping*
2. Intel BX80601920: $279.99
Free Shipping*
Combo Discount: -$12.00
Combo Price: $367.98
$10.00 Mail-In Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $119.99 ($109.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 $117.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail $5.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Above parts add up to $993.61 before Shipping costs and Mail In Rebates.

Mouse/KB, Monitor and OS costs below.

Ideazon MERC Black USB Wired Ergonomics Keyboard, GM-200 Mouse and Headset Gaming Pack - Retail $42.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built in Speakers $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For OS I would suggest downloading Windows7 RC 64-bit (which is free) and before March of 2010 buy this version when you have the funds.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/download...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full - Retail $199.99 Free Shipping* (Release Date:10/22/2009)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hope this helps you out some.
a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2009 3:25:29 PM

jdelsignore911 said:
Thanks but can you find a way to cut the budget by around $100???? If you can thanks.

Yoosty's build is about as cheap you want to go before you effect the gaming performance at 1900x1080... IMO :)  With the 4850, you will not be able to run games at max settings as easily you would with the 4870.

The only thing I see with Yoosty's build to help cut cost a little would to pick up the Cooler Master Elite 355 case but I really won't recommend it.
August 2, 2009 3:55:47 PM

Thank you Tecmo34

The only way I could see getting any cheaper and to use better Graphic card would be for OP to wait until the Core i5 comes out around Mid October thru December..
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