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Buliding my new system

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August 8, 2009 7:43:20 PM

Hi all
i`m going to upgrade my old system, would you change anything?:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: aug 2009 BUDGET RANGE: US$1200-1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: full hd video edit, gaming, web, photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case, gpu (waiting for nvidia gt300 or radeon 5000)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920
M/B: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5
COOLER: Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000
MEM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (PC3 12800) TR3X6G1600C9 (not sure about it)
PSU: CHIEFTEC Turbo CFT-700-14C 700W (not sure about it)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM and Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (would like to run @ 3.8-4.0Ghz)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200


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August 8, 2009 7:49:24 PM

seeing as your mobo has no onboard graphics, i would consider a graphics card in the meantime.....

and its not really clear....is this the stuff you have? or is this what you're going to buy?

and if this is what you're going to buy its not really an upgrade...its really a new system

also use the correct format
August 10, 2009 3:36:23 PM

ok, corrected, help anyone?
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August 10, 2009 3:52:09 PM

next gen cards will prob use less or similar amount of power as current gen cards
August 10, 2009 4:00:57 PM

^ well the GTX 300 is rumoured to use a heck of a lot of power (something like nearly the same as what the 5870 X2 will when it comes out)

@OP, don't get an SSD on that budget, put the money towards a nice graphics card since you'll be gaming on it, go for a 4890 ideally.
August 10, 2009 4:05:24 PM

it will be on a smaller manufacture process there by using less power but should be more advanced but i think it should balance out
August 10, 2009 4:12:53 PM

^ it also uses a bigger die iirc and that adds quite a bit of power usage.
August 10, 2009 7:47:57 PM

^ the SSD would be nice but your budget isn't high enough for it, unless you get one of the new Crucial M225's.
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