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August 21, 2009 11:34:43 PM

So haven't been in the loop for a while, but upgrading my PC right now - bought an i7 920 from Microcenter's $200 deal, and looking for a major upgrading. I will overclock the i7 920 hopefully to a stable 3.4-3.6 on air.

Already Have/Kept:
Antec P180B case, 640GB Western Digital WD6400AAKS hard drive, Corsair 620HX PSU, Samsung DVD Burner, and X-Fi Fatal11ty sound card (if these are still valid and usable)

Usage:
PC will be dual-booting Vista and Windows 7, and will be used for:
general computing/internet, gaming, (Crysis, COD4, UT3, 1920x1080), programming/software development (Java, C++, Ajax), number crunching (Matlab, Mathematica), and as my music storage server, as well as occasional high-def movies.

Budget:
$1500, already used ~$900 (for above, some speakers+headphones, as well as allotted money for monitor), so ~$5-600 left over.

What I need right now:

MOTHERBOARD:
Don't know anything about X58 boards, but assuming Asus and Gigabyte still lead in quality, give me a good pick here. I might need eSata, however, but worse comes to worse, I can buy an adapter.

RAM:
DDR3, 6GB? Any good ones?

GPU:
Either Geforce GTX 275 or ATI HD4890. Not going higher than 1920 X 1080. Recommendations?

CPU cooler:
Xigmatek Dark Knight was a recommendation.

Thanks for comments/advice!

P.S. I also need a new wireless router, and a 1.5TB drive for a media server...any good current choices?
P.P.S. Looking to get the Samsung XL2370 23" LED LCD, supposed to be out this month, any info?
August 22, 2009 1:33:55 AM

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August 22, 2009 3:00:39 AM

So Xigmatek it is. Do the GTX 27 and HD4890 push neck for neck?

Still need advice on the mobo, RAM, (and router+1.5TB hd)

And why the hell am I a youngster? I have almost 1000 posts....haven't visited this place since the french takeover...
August 22, 2009 3:34:22 AM

Also, is my current HD setup decent? It's a single WD 640GB. Would I benefit significantly were I to run RAID, or a SSD?
August 22, 2009 4:32:36 AM

deusex said:
Also, is my current HD setup decent? It's a single WD 640GB. Would I benefit significantly were I to run RAID, or a SSD?


The WD Black 640 is a very nice HDD, and is almost as fast as a WD 10,000

You could pick up another and do a raid 0 or pick up a SSD for your OS and games and use the 640 for storage.

Both would give gains in speed (the question is do you want to speed the money or not )

I can give the dlink dir-655 a +1 i use it and have no problems.

The MOBO is a good board for the price, There are better ones but cost alot more.

I would say the 4890 and the GTX275 are on par with each other, ( keep in mind one will do better in one game and the other might do well in a differnt game)
Maybe do some homework on the games you play.



August 22, 2009 4:41:47 AM

Actually, I think I have a WD6400AAKS, which is the Blue? How's that?

Would the gain with the SSD be significant?

The GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R is ~$70 cheaper. Is the UD4P worth the upgrade?

Also, that OCZ Gold RAM I believed was like $80 a few weeks ago? Now it's $125...maybe I should go with something else?

What's the best bang-for-the-buck 1TB or more hard drive out there?

Is the P180B still a decent case?
August 22, 2009 5:21:46 AM

deusex said:
Actually, I think I have a WD6400AAKS, which is the Blue? How's that?

Would the gain with the SSD be significant?

The GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R is ~$70 cheaper. Is the UD4P worth the upgrade?

Also, that OCZ Gold RAM I believed was like $80 a few weeks ago? Now it's $125...maybe I should go with something else?

What's the best bang-for-the-buck 1TB or more hard drive out there?

Is the P180B still a decent case?


Skip the SSD for now...wait for the prices do drop. The UD4P is a better board than the UD3P for the fact it allows you to add more memory later on, it has more room in between PCI-E slots for SLI, etc... Check out ewiz.com for good deals on the Gigabyte UD4P and i7 920 cpu combo.

As far as vid cards go...I like the gtx 275 myself. Those cards run neck and neck but Nvidea cards seem to have better drivers, use less power, and run cooler. Not to mention ATI cards always have that "cheap ghetto look" to them.
August 22, 2009 5:29:23 AM

This is a link to the WDs green blue black http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=3&language...

A SSD would be alot faster but for gaming (I would save the money and do a raid 0)


On the ram not sure what to say ( supply and demand maybe) you could go with G.Skill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and save 10 bucks

On the MOBO the UD3R only has 4 ram slots (1x Tri-channel and 1x single channel) vs 6 on most x58 boards. If you plan on using this build for a while, then stick to good MOBOs like the Asus P6T or Gigabyte UD4P.

Seagate has a 1TB 7,200 32MB HDD for 89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Never worked with a P180B Case so i would not know the CM HAF 922 get recommended alot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the 932

I tryed to pick the best parts to keep it in your 600 dollar budget you hade left

:)  Why_Me got to it first +1
August 22, 2009 7:02:08 AM

since the antec p180b is a microATX form factor case, I would recommend the ASUS Rampage II Gene or the EVGA microATX x58 board. Both are awesome boards that would serve your needs extremely well. Check them out on newegg!
August 22, 2009 6:43:24 PM

If you got the money get SSD now better yet get 2 in raid 0. The difference is huge.
August 22, 2009 7:32:53 PM

unless the OP has very little in the way of large-volume files (doesn't look like it), SSD or VRaptor are going to be pretty small, unless in conjunction with a storage drive like the caviar black 1tb (my recommendation).

within a $1500 budget for an i7 system, an SSD drive and a storage drive are going to be difficult to fit, let alone two SSD's in RAID. By the time you get 2 SSD drives in raid + a storage drive you've spent nearly $400 just on disk space.

PSU, RAM, CPU, MoBo and video card are going to run about $100, $100, $300, $300 (give or take) only $300 left for case and peripherals - that just seems like not enough once you're all done.

the fun thing about building a computer is that you can add more things later, i'd suggest getting the storage drive for now, load it all up, and when you have some more money then get SSD (the price will fall quickly anyway) and get 2 for RAID then if needed.
August 22, 2009 10:09:10 PM

Thanks for the comments. I haven't built a comp for over a year and a half (used to do builds for friends, family, etc)...I already have an i7 920 from the microcenter deal at $200, so no CPU combos for me.

The Antec P180b is actually a mid-tower case, not a miniATX form factor. I remember getting it 3 years ago at Frys for $80, and it's been a good case (albeit heavy).

I'll store a couple dozen new games (COD4, Crysis, Prototype, etc), several software dev programs, scientific programs, general software (Office, etc, programs like Google Earth and such) ~100GB worth of music (FLAC-encoded), ~100GB worth of pics/movies, and misc. What I surmise is that SSDs will only be effective in computing tasks, decreasing read/write times, and I think from what time I've had with my WD 640GB, it's fast enough for the processing I do. Storage is always cheap, and I can always add more.

I'm not looking for more than 6GB (since I'm coming from 2GB of DDR2), does the UD3R only lack that? Or is UD4P overall a better board, with better cooling, features, etc. Also, they're all SLI capable, correct? I was thinking of adding a second GTX 275 when prices drop significantly when the new iteration comes out.


I live in SoCal, so all US sites are available to me. I actually believe I live 30min away from Newegg HQ...


P.S. I have almost 1000 posts and I'm a youngster? What's going on here?
August 22, 2009 10:44:13 PM

deusex said:
Thanks for the comments. I haven't built a comp for over a year and a half (used to do builds for friends, family, etc)...I already have an i7 920 from the microcenter deal at $200, so no CPU combos for me.

The Antec P180b is actually a mid-tower case, not a miniATX form factor. I remember getting it 3 years ago at Frys for $80, and it's been a good case (albeit heavy).

I'll store a couple dozen new games (COD4, Crysis, Prototype, etc), several software dev programs, scientific programs, general software (Office, etc, programs like Google Earth and such) ~100GB worth of music (FLAC-encoded), ~100GB worth of pics/movies, and misc. What I surmise is that SSDs will only be effective in computing tasks, decreasing read/write times, and I think from what time I've had with my WD 640GB, it's fast enough for the processing I do. Storage is always cheap, and I can always add more.

I'm not looking for more than 6GB (since I'm coming from 2GB of DDR2), does the UD3R only lack that? Or is UD4P overall a better board, with better cooling, features, etc. Also, they're all SLI capable, correct? I was thinking of adding a second GTX 275 when prices drop significantly when the new iteration comes out.


I live in SoCal, so all US sites are available to me. I actually believe I live 30min away from Newegg HQ...


P.S. I have almost 1000 posts and I'm a youngster? What's going on here?


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August 22, 2009 10:49:26 PM

deusex said:
Thanks for the comments. I haven't built a comp for over a year and a half (used to do builds for friends, family, etc)...I already have an i7 920 from the microcenter deal at $200, so no CPU combos for me.

The Antec P180b is actually a mid-tower case, not a miniATX form factor. I remember getting it 3 years ago at Frys for $80, and it's been a good case (albeit heavy).

I'll store a couple dozen new games (COD4, Crysis, Prototype, etc), several software dev programs, scientific programs, general software (Office, etc, programs like Google Earth and such) ~100GB worth of music (FLAC-encoded), ~100GB worth of pics/movies, and misc. What I surmise is that SSDs will only be effective in computing tasks, decreasing read/write times, and I think from what time I've had with my WD 640GB, it's fast enough for the processing I do. Storage is always cheap, and I can always add more.

I'm not looking for more than 6GB (since I'm coming from 2GB of DDR2), does the UD3R only lack that? Or is UD4P overall a better board, with better cooling, features, etc. Also, they're all SLI capable, correct? I was thinking of adding a second GTX 275 when prices drop significantly when the new iteration comes out.


I live in SoCal, so all US sites are available to me. I actually believe I live 30min away from Newegg HQ...


P.S. I have almost 1000 posts and I'm a youngster? What's going on here?


Really? I had the Antec p180 as well but mine is definitely microATX. This is the one I have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If that is the case you have then it is microATX not a mid-tower although it is kind of big for a micro case.
August 22, 2009 11:30:41 PM

if you want to save more money, you can use bing cashback. Saved me $100

I got the scythe mugen 2 for my i7 =]
August 22, 2009 11:39:34 PM

What sites does it work with? Egg? Is the $100 paypal, instant?

ewiz has a great price - are they reliable? Do they ship as fast as Newegg?
August 23, 2009 12:08:09 AM

One of the best cases for ~$100-150 a year or two back...
August 23, 2009 4:32:41 AM

What sites does Bing cashback work with? Egg? Is the $100 paypal, instant?

ewiz has a great price - are they reliable? Do they ship as fast as Newegg?
August 23, 2009 5:36:47 PM

bump
August 24, 2009 4:28:31 AM

bump - buying tomorrow!!

How do you use the Bing cashback?

Also, the OCZ Ram price has gone up...any other choices?

I'm going to go with UD4P then...can I do SLI later? How many extra sticks of RAM can I add?

Also, going GTX 275. Unless there's a very good reason for the HD4890...
August 24, 2009 11:23:35 PM

Buying in an hour!

So how long does ewiz ship?

I'm going with:

Gigabyte X58 UD4P
Geforce GTX 275
Dark Knight Cooler

Still haven't decided on ram...please help!!!


Also, anyone mind telling me about the bing thing?
August 25, 2009 5:43:59 AM

BUMP!
August 25, 2009 9:33:47 AM

Hey deusex! I'm trying to figure out that bing site yet either. Lol! From what I read up on another forum is it'll save you 6% on purchases you use with the site. You can use bing on Newegg. I just recently built an i7 920 system myself. Thank GOD you didn't fall for an EVGA motherboard... Slow boot times, under clocking of RAM, and the worst of all it went dead on me within about 2 weeks.

For my RAM I went with the CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB - TR3X6G1600C8D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Can you really go wrong with Corsair? Oh and if you ever do upgrade your case, I went with this Cooler Master:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now I wanted to go with the new Corsair case but no removable motherboard tray for a near $300 case. = / But here's the link anyways!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also went with a GTX 275 as well. I picked up a BFG from Best Buy for around $220. I mostly play WoW and find it to be pretty good but not great in performance at Ultra settings.

When it comes to a wireless router I would not recommend Belkin. Constant disconnects on wired and wireless connections on the one I'm using. I would suggest Linksys/Cisco. Maybe even Dlink.

For that monitor I would do more research if I was you. I'm currently using a 25" Samsung and I have a weird flicker action going on. Don't let that sway you though! I think it may just be me sitting at this screen for long hours and it wearing on me. But I will say I've had it where I'd have sticky pixels that wouldn't change colors for awhile. I'm not sure if that was due to an older video card since I've yet to see that happen for quite some time now.

Only online sites I like to use are Newegg and ZipZoomFly. Probably because those are the 2 that have my information and after going through the hassle of using Pricewatch for parts back in the day, it's just easier and safer for me to use just these 2.
August 25, 2009 9:26:43 PM

Any more info on the Bing cashback would greatly help! Thanks!

The Dominator is nice, but pricy at $190. Is it worth the $50 over the OCZ Platinum? (and the OCZ went up $50 in price too...)

Also, are comparable Asus motherboards (P6T?) better than the UD4P? It's essentially same price, Asus and Gigabyte boards..

Since gaming is more of a weekend thing than something I do everyday, a GTX 275 is fine for me. Any news on next gen GPUs? Am I better off waiting?




I was considering D-Link DIR-655, D-Link DIR-825, Linksys WRT160N, or Belkin N+...any best choice out of here? Budget's around $100.

For monitors, I'm actually very interested in the new Samsung 23" LED LCD http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/06/samsungs-xl2370-high...
Said to be released this month, but no news yet...

August 25, 2009 10:12:37 PM

Also, anyone see any combo deals for what I'm getting?
August 25, 2009 10:46:25 PM

Actually, just found a combo deal for GTX 275 + Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3....$30 off...I guess I'm going with the Dominators..
August 25, 2009 11:15:08 PM

Actually, how is the SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD4890? Compared to stock eVGA GTX 275...
August 25, 2009 11:48:10 PM

Get the XFX 4890, has a OC warranty so if you break it, youll get a new one ;D, and i guess stick with the OCZ Plat, the XFX beats the GTX 275, depending at what resolutions you play in. But ofcourse you cant beat XFX's warranty

EDIT : Yeah im trying to use bing too, you sign up, buy something by using their search (it shows you items that are on discounts) some stores like zipzoomfly have 20% off, Asus P6T Deluxe V2 for 240$. Once u make the purchase i guess the money is added to your account in a week or so
August 26, 2009 2:19:57 AM

Playing at 1920 x 1080. lol, I just mentioned that I'd get the Corsair dominator + GTX 275 combo...$30 off.
August 26, 2009 2:34:40 AM

oh man dude i'm so sorry ... i didn't realize you were askin about bing lol.

Bing cashback is really good... saved me $100 (as i said before)

You sign up, and give personal info, but its safe because you're dealing with microsoft.

You search for your items through their search engine and you can get bing cashback up to 20%

I ordered my core i7 920 from ewiz.com for $232 i think and a XFX 4870 1GB for $123

They have somewhat slow shipping... all my stuff came in except for those two things. But they have good customer service. I emailed them about my orders and they responded the next day.

So you buy from the website, and it's okay if nothing on the website has to deal with bing cashback- microsoft will email you after your purchases confirming.

Don't get worried if you don't get an email right away, it can take one or two days for the confirmation email to come.

And basically, the only catch, is that you have to wait 60 days after your purchase to claim your money. But the way i think about it... money is money, no matter how long you wait for it.

You can either choose for them to deposit money into your paypal account ( This way is actually good if you have an account because you don't have to wait 60 days )
Or you can have them deposit the money in your bank account, or you can have them send you a check.


When i ordered ( Aug. 20th ) newegg didn't have any good combo deals... so i ordered through bing and saved just as much, and i got my i7 build for $1180

And if you want to shop for other things ( shoes electronics ) Now would be a REALLY good time.

Some stores offer up to 50% bing cashback... which is ridiculous. It is basically 50% off.

I picked up some Jordan Jeters from eastbay.com for $45 ..... they retail for like $100 i think.

Hope this helped. Sorry for late response. Hope i wasn't too late =/
August 26, 2009 3:00:56 AM

Thanks for replying. How do you know how much % you can get off? Like Newegg?

What does your i7 build look like?
August 26, 2009 3:30:36 AM

stick with the XFX 4890, its better than the gtx 275 and agian, you cant beat its warranty. And 150$ is alot just for memory, just get the OCZ Plat, theres no difference, and Plat is actually faster, (CAS latency)
August 26, 2009 3:32:51 AM

bing cashback is 10% for newegg today. might still be 10% tomorrow too, im not sure. you have to go to bing.com, search for "newegg" and click on a banner ad on the top of bing that says "get 10% cash back on newegg". make sure you turn your ad blocking software off to see the link. the link will take you to newegg's website and you should see a banner on newegg that says "this session qualifies for 10% bing cashback." then just buy anything and like 20 minutes after you submit your order, microsoft will send you an email telling you the amount of cashback you have earned.
August 26, 2009 3:36:30 AM

o.o soulkarver does that mean all items on newegg are 10% off or just certain items? superbiz has 20% off btw.

I forgot the mention the ATI cards shine in higher resolutions, like 1920x1080, as the performance in nvidia cards goes down, the ATI cards have a slower performance curve, ATI FTW ;]

BTW know any other stores using bing also? With a good discount
August 26, 2009 3:39:24 AM

^ What he said lol

My soon to be rig:

Intel Core i7 920
Scythe Mugen-2
Corsair TX750W
Cooler Master Scout
LG DVD/CD burner thingy
Western Digital 640gb Caviar Black
G. Skill 6gb 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory <--- ( I was about to get OCZ, but i trust G. Skill a tiny bit more )
XFX 4870 1GB
EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard

I'm gaming at a 1280 x 1024 so my gfx card doesn't have to be that good lol. And i'm not gaming that much cause of school, i just want a solid card that will run most games.

I have dual monitors also, so i can't get that crappy of a gpu :p 
August 26, 2009 3:43:30 AM

i was thinking of G.Skill for my memory, what kind of CAS latency? does it run good?

Damnit, bing doesent have the 1TB drives, only ones that cost....2k? wtf lol
Link
August 26, 2009 3:46:42 AM

the latency for my ram is 9-9-9-24

Obviously, it's not the best, but honestly, i don't think i'm going to notice the difference between 7-7-7-24 and 9-9-9-24 .... i'm upgrading from DDR 500 MHz ram ( 7 years old )
August 26, 2009 3:47:20 AM

soulkarver said:
bing cashback is 10% for newegg today. might still be 10% tomorrow too, im not sure. you have to go to bing.com, search for "newegg" and click on a banner ad on the top of bing that says "get 10% cash back on newegg". make sure you turn your ad blocking software off to see the link. the link will take you to newegg's website and you should see a banner on newegg that says "this session qualifies for 10% bing cashback." then just buy anything and like 20 minutes after you submit your order, microsoft will send you an email telling you the amount of cashback you have earned.



ONLY TODAY??? Not tomorrow morning??
August 26, 2009 3:48:14 AM

I built a Core i7 920 machine.... Very overclockable.... got to 4.2 But running anything brang it very hot... 3.4 i found very stable running anything with stock fan
August 26, 2009 3:56:21 AM

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $239.00 AR ($30.00 rebate)


XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail - $44.98


EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop


Combo (-$30.00) - $396.99 AR



Subtotal: $701.96


DOES THIS LOOK GOOD???


Already Have:

Antec P180B mid-ATX case
Corsair 620HX 620W PSU
WD Blue Caviar 640GB Hard Drive
X-Fi Extremegamer Fatal1ty Pro sound card
Samsung 22x DVD burner
20" Samsung LCD (Getting a 23" LED LCD later)


Look good? I'm going to try to do the 10% off Bing, and I heard that there was a $20 off $200? Anyone know?
August 26, 2009 4:01:44 AM

dkenz said:
I built a Core i7 920 machine.... Very overclockable.... got to 4.2 But running anything brang it very hot... 3.4 i found very stable running anything with stock fan


...stock....fan? Im surprised your i7 is'nt burning up if your running it 3.4 with a stock fan...
August 26, 2009 4:33:39 AM

bump on my list
August 26, 2009 4:54:12 AM

why are you bumping? you know what you are getting, just get the XFX 4890 and OCZ Plat, or G.Skill, whichever one you want
August 26, 2009 5:02:40 AM

I'm still not decided yet. The GTX 275 and Dominator have a $30 combo off...either that or 4890 and cheaper ram?


Also, anyone use the LINKSYS WRT54GL wifi router? I think its older, but its no.1 on both Newegg and Amazon in wireless router bestselling list....is it that good?


August 26, 2009 5:06:46 AM

The newegg $20 off $200 through PayPal Checkout is over (ended Aug 24). The 10% Bing cashback on Newegg is still available (it applies to all items on Newegg, even if you use a coupon), although I don't know for how long.



August 26, 2009 6:26:18 AM

deusex said:
I'm still not decided yet. The GTX 275 and Dominator have a $30 combo off...either that or 4890 and cheaper ram?


Also, anyone use the LINKSYS WRT54GL wifi router? I think its older, but its no.1 on both Newegg and Amazon in wireless router bestselling list....is it that good?



I have that router - it's decent, covers basically all of my house. Tech support is shitty, but you shouldn't need it. Just out of curiosity, why the UD4P instead of the UD3R? Decent price difference and I don't think you're getting anything extra out of it. The XFX 4890 is working wonderfully for my two 22" monitors so far, and the OCZ Platinum works great with my UD3R.
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