Help with $1500 i7 system.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: two weeks later

BUDGET RANGE: 1500~1550 US Dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the web, very little rendering

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Mouse (Logitech G5)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg... will order everything from one place (newegg seems to be cheapest anyways)

PARTS PREFERENCES:

I would like to use a monitor of 21.5'' with 1920 x 1080 native resolution.
(was considering http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005123)

i7-920 for CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

6 GB of ram, 1600 mhz DDR3 (since I'll be OC'ing the CPU)

Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

Please include these in the budget as well, need them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

PSU : 750 w or 850 w i guess? 750 w seemed enough though

was considering this HDD, WD Caviar Black 640 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Motherboard must be SLI/CF compatible obviously.
Was considering SLI/CF of 260, 275 and 4890 but not sure.

Help with graphics card, keyboard, monitor, case, memory, motherboard, PSU.
Combos welcome...

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, I want to play at max everything (AA maybe not max, but high AA) for demanding games like crysis.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't care about appearances, and I don't mind noise that much (unless its REALLY bad).
Combo deals are obviously welcome (unless they expire in the next two weeks)
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    Item #: N82E16827151188
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    $28.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant $84.99
    $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822136319
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $74.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824236049
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
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    $219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

    SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102768
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    -$10.00 Instant $379.99
    $369.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768

    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341011
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$60.00 Instant $169.99
    $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835154003
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$2.00 Instant $6.99
    $4.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003

    Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
    Item #: N82E16899261003
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant $29.99
    $19.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261003

    Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail
    Item #: N82E16899261005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$2.00 Instant $5.49
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    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115202
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    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
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    $44.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

    Nippon Labs Black 6 ft. USB cable A/male to B/male Model USB-6-AB-BK - Retail
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    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128375
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    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
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    Subtotal: $1,502.36 + tax and shipping

    (We can cut 79.99 off that if you have a micro center close to buy the i7 there http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0302727


    if you really want a 21.5 use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051 and save 50 bucks more) < this will make up for the tax and shipping or leave room if tax and shipping is not part of the 1500 for KB speekers and a better case say CM 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    GL on the build
  2. u should go with this monitor itz bigger 23.6 inch and itz 1920*1080 for only 200$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

    with this motherboard u can do 3 way sli or crossfira also awesome for oc 300$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039

    intel core i7 280$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

    ocz gold 6 gigs 1600 ddr3 100$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365
  3. ^ you do know you can get mobo's with the same features as that one and only a slightly worse OC for $170?
  4. I was thinking about the Asus P6t (non deluxe), the gigabyte UD3R.
    WHat else is a good option, and which one should I go for?
  5. cross out gigabyte UD3R.. I would need to buy a SLI bridge and stuff.. too much hassle.
  6. ^ the P6T is a good board, but if you don't think you'll use an nvidia card then save $30 and get the SE version.

    or just get the Asrock Extreme for $170.
  7. BUDGET RANGE: 1500~1550 US Dollars

    yes there are better MOBO CASES HDD RAM ect but we are try to keep it under the budget no ?
  8. this is a xfire setup in a single card you dont need a to bridge it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768
  9. i dont think the 4870 x2 fits the budget. also i dont think you need the toolkit. a philips head screwdriver will do.

    maybe 4890..............
  10. Here are two builds that will provide you similar performance and the ability to Crossfire or Crossfire/SLI down the road: (All made without Combos, so can be found for cheaper... reason list without combos... combos don't last)

    Total Cost: $1,297.63
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
    MOBO: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    RAM: OCZ Flex EX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Ehanced Bandwidth Desktop Memory Model OCZ3FXE1600EB4GK - Retail
    HSF: Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    GPU: XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Monitor: Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Keyboard: Logitech 967740-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Standard Internet 350 USB Keyboard - OEM
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Extras: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail and Rosewill RTK-015 15 Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit - Retail

    Total Cost: $1,446.61
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    MOBO: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Retail
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
    HSF: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    GPU: EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Monitor: Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Keyboard: Logitech 967740-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Standard Internet 350 USB Keyboard - OEM
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Extras: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail and Rosewill RTK-015 15 Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit - Retail

    EDIT: Didn't include a monitor or keyboard into my builds!!
  11. fjc1998 said:
    i dont think the 4870 x2 fits the budget. also i dont think you need the toolkit. a philips head screwdriver will do.

    maybe 4890..............


    I hade the 4870X2 in the budget
  12. ^ the X2 isn't a great choice anyway since the next gen GPU's will trounce it.
  13. That might be true but you will still need a GPU now if you want to play games. Maybe hold off on the PC then or buy a cheep card to get you buy then get a 5XXX card
    up to you
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