Nongaming i7 build....Help badly needed

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: DVD and eventually Bluray ripping, torrent downloading, HD playback and streaming to Popcorn hours, internet browsing and general multitasking

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: 27" Dell Ultrasharp Monitor, Case (Antec 900), 750gb HD, Keyboard and Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg and Superbiiz

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel i7 CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not sure I need this

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


I have been doing alot of research and I think I am ready to build my computer. I really don't know which graphic card to choose however. Please give me suggestions or comments on my picks

Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=i7-920BOX
combo deal with
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
$433.98

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
$99.99

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365
$124.99 ($114.99 after rebate)

GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125258
$129.99 ($1099.99 after rebate)

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030
$29.99

I will eventually get a hp mediasmart server to store all my media on, but in the meantime I will be using this computer. Do I need any addition parts, like a CPU cooler or is the stock going to be sufficient. Will a standalone network card be worthwhile or not. Is 6gb ram sufficient for ripping DVDs and Blurays or will I benefit for increasing RAM.
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  1. You wont need a gfx card as powerful as the 4850 .

    Its really designed for 3d gaming and your use doesnt require that much power .

    A 4670 is more appropriate , or equivalent nVidia card

    You could even scale back the power supply to 500 - 550 watt since you wont have the heavy draw of a gaming card .
    The i7 is the best choice for your use . The stock cooler works but an aftermarket cooler might run quieter [ depending on what you buy ]
    Make sure you have a 64 bit version of windows or it wont be able to use all of your ram .
    $110 for vista 64 with an upgrade to the new version of windows thats being released in a few weeks

    Oh yeah , microcenter sell the were/are selling the i7 920 for $199.99 . That might save you some money to
  2. ^+1. A 4670 or even 4650. Since you won't be gaming, consider a fanless model for quiet, but do make sure you have good airflow through your case. Without a gaming card, an Antec Earthwatts 380 would be enough to power your rig, although you might want a 430 or even a 500 for more headroom.
    You will not need a separate network card, unless you need wireless.
  3. You might want to scale back the PSU and GPU (possibly RAM also) and use that money for more storage, like the WD Caviar Green 1TB (i think they're $80 each right now on newegg).

    Blu-rays will fill up that 750GB HDD really fast.
  4. Onus said:
    ^+1. A 4670 or even 4650. Since you won't be gaming, consider a fanless model for quiet, but do make sure you have good airflow through your case. Without a gaming card, an Antec Earthwatts 380 would be enough to power your rig, although you might want a 430 or even a 500 for more headroom.
    You will not need a separate network card, unless you need wireless.

    Wow. 200? I usually find them at 300. but i u cant find it at 200 then maybe get a i5 750 or i7 860. i hear they're very close in performance.
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