New ~900$ i7 build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few months (sooner if i can afford) around 900$ preferably
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, maybe video editing,surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Sound card, speakers, headset)



MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

The parts i have selected so far are as follows:

Case 139.99$

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem

XFX Radeon HD 4890 Xtreme

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Undecided (no idea what to choose)


Maybe a 1TB WD drive or something similar

That is basicaly what i have so far, I am open to any sugestions.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Lets see if I can help you.

    Here is a Mobo/CPU Combo that will save you $15.00.
    1. EVGA Micro ATX SLI Micro 121-BL-E756-TR X58: $209.99

    2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz BX80601920: $279.99 Free Shipping*

    Combo Discount: -$15.00
    Combo Price: $474.98

    Here is a PSU/Case Combo that will save you 10.00
    1. Corsair Memory CMPSU-750TX: $119.99 Free Shipping*

    2. Cooler Master HAF RC-932-KKN1-GP: $139.99

    Combo Discount: -$10.00
    Combo Price: $249.98
    $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card

    You can get the Ram below cheaper at then what it is now at NewEgg by over $30.00
    OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $94.99 Free Shipping*

    DVD Burner
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B $29.99

    Get one of these CPU HSF Coolers'.
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping*

    Scythe MUGEN-2 $36.99

    CoGage True Spirit Heatpipe CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Silent Fan for Intel LGA1366 $37.95
    (it is similar to the ThermalRight and cools within 1 or 2 degrees' of it)

    If you go with the CoGage, I would suggest this Mounting Bracket over the Push-Pin one that comes with the Cooler.
    Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit Retail BOX Bolt-thru Board Mounting kit $9.95

    If you want one of the Best CPU HSF Cooler for the Core i7 then I would suggest this one, but it is more expensive.
    Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95

    One of the latest Reviews on 1366 CPU HSF Coolers'.

    Items you will need.
    Thermal Compound.
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail $4.99

    You will need this 8-pin Power Extension Cable for most Cases that has Bottom Mounted PSU.
    1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail $8.99

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few months (sooner if i can afford) around 900$ preferably

    Since you will not be doing your Build for a couple of months, you might want to wait until the Core i5 and P55 come out around mid October. Prices will be lower for both CPU, Ram and Motherboards. Since this is for Mainstream users and you will not have to pay higher prices for Triple Channel DDR3 ram, since the P55 will use DDR3 Dual Channel ram. The Mobo I would go for is this one from EVGA when it comes out, since it will have optional CPU Fan Cooler mounting holes for a 775 chipser CPU Cooler besides the one for 1156 (Core i5) CPU Cooler.

    Check out this page of the Review: The EVGA P55 FTW Under the Microscope

    Hope this helps you out some.. :)
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