New Core i7 build gaming

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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  1. 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?ItemList=Combo.216527
    * 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=N82E16822136319
    * 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=N82E16814150403
    * 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=N82E16835233029
    * XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    * 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=N82E16827151188
    * SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
    * 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=N82E16835100007
    * Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
  2. 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?ItemList=Combo.216527
    * 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=N82E16822136319
    * 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=N82E16814150403
    * 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=N82E16835233029
    * XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    * 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=N82E16827151188
    * SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
    * 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=N82E16835100007
    * Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    Thanks but can you find a way to cut the budget by around $100???? If you can thanks.
  3. 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=N82E16813157163

    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?ItemList=Combo.231558

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $119.99 ($109.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 $117.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150351

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99 Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $36.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

    OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail $5.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006

    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=N82E16823161033

    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=N82E16824236051

    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.aspx

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full - Retail $199.99 Free Shipping* (Release Date:10/22/2009)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716


    Hope this helps you out some.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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