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September 4, 2009 12:27:02 AM

I have never build a computer before, so I would like some advice on a new build. Basically I want to be able to play most my video games at pretty high settings.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:in the next few weeks BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gameing, programing, and college work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I do not need keyboard, mouse, speakers, or monitors unless I can get a really good deal on a pair of monitors

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I have no preferred website though I have used newegg before.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I could like to have the Core i7 but I think that would put me over my budget and as far as the case goes I love ones with lights and leds mainly blue ones.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to have dual monitors, I am not too sure about it but I think a liquid cooled system would be really really nice but it would properly not fit in my budget.

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September 4, 2009 1:27:02 AM

Whoa watercooling, i7, etc to do 1920 x 1200 gaming is kindda hard for $800-1000 but my suggestion on the low end of that budget with the suggestion of using air cooling ^^
September 4, 2009 1:33:38 AM

I like that build, how well would that run current games. I don't know what I was thinking with the i7 and water cooling.
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September 4, 2009 1:39:53 AM

This build doesn't include an o/s, but you can get a good deal on one seeing how your a student. It's the cheapest I could come up with and still get you a case large enough for SLI that has great ventilation/air flow. I didn't cut corners ...this build includes quality parts. Anyways here ya go.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $104.99 Free Shipping
PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $269.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
Free Scythe fan w/ purchase, while supplies last

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MX2 $4.49
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $103.99 Free Shipping
OCZ Platinum OCZ3P1600LV6GK 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) Triple Channel Memory - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $64.99 Free Shipping
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB SATA II 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=SH-S223L $29.99 Free Ground Shipping
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/ Software

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=XFX-4890 $188.99 Free Ground Shipping
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB DDR5 2DVI PCI-Express Video Card
Free STALKER pc game w/ code FREESTALKER

Total: $1,053.40 *not including shipping, taxes and rebates

* This case down below is set up for water cooling. Replace the case and cpu in the above build with this down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $374.98
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Total: $1,079.40 *not including shipping, taxes and rebates

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf922/ <--- Cooler Master HAF 922

* Another good combo deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $354.98
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Total: $1,059.40 *not including shipping, taxes and rebates

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... <--- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
September 4, 2009 1:47:42 AM

smartjack said:
I like that build, how well would that run current games. I don't know what I was thinking with the i7 and water cooling.


Well the high resolution/settings gaming benches are all to see and unless rendering/encoding best to hold your horses for better GPUs or pump as much into GPU department for a gaming rig for me ^^ No point throwing $$ away
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