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September 4, 2009 7:02:36 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
BUDGET RANGE: For remaining parts ~500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Music, Home Office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: See purchased parts below, otherwise don't need Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect, Microcenter (live next to one)

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1440x900, going to upgrade eventually though

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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Purchased parts:
Processor: i7 920
HDD: 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
Power Supply: PC P&C 750W
Case: Antec 300 Illusion

Need some suggestions on the remaining parts (MoBo, Video card, RAM, Optical)

Most likely will buy the GTX 260, price raised a little so might wait to buy that.

Thanks for any help.

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September 4, 2009 9:16:57 PM

Lumpyyyyy said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
BUDGET RANGE: For remaining parts ~500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Music, Home Office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: See purchased parts below, otherwise don't need Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect, Microcenter (live next to one)

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1440x900, going to upgrade eventually though

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Purchased parts:
Processor: i7 920
HDD: 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
Power Supply: PC P&C 750W
Case: Antec 300 Illusion

Need some suggestions on the remaining parts (MoBo, Video card, RAM, Optical)

Most likely will buy the GTX 260, price raised a little so might wait to buy that.

Thanks for any help.

September 4, 2009 9:22:46 PM

For the Motherboard I recommend the upcoming ASUS P7P55D, with the latest processing core and a cutting-edge design to deliver ultimate overclocking, better cooling, improved power efficiency, and one of the fastest memory booting
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September 4, 2009 9:38:04 PM

Someone missed the fact that the p55 boards are for the 1156 socket huh?

I would suggest this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6GB DDR3 1600MHz Cl7 Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

512 MB XFX 4850 for the video card, or pay another 20 to upgrade to 1GB, will handle higher resolutions better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes out to 520 before 20 MIR and optical drive.
September 4, 2009 10:10:50 PM

ASUS P7P55D is ofcourse to compliment Intel's upcoming Core i5
and Core i7 socket 1156 processors...

you got me there hunter, well done :lol: 
September 5, 2009 1:21:19 AM

yup...
September 5, 2009 3:37:30 AM

Lets see what I can come up with that is around $500.

This x58 mobo is the Dark Horse and it is suprising very good.
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $169.99
Anandtech Review on ASRock X58 Extreme


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Also save another $4.00 on your ram selction using the Promo Code.
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $124.99 (Your Price: $120.99 with Promo Code EMCLXLP62)Free Shipping*

Here are two Graphic cards to choose from.
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 $194.99 ($174.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*

XFX GX260XADJC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 $179.99 Free Shipping*

DVD Burner
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive (Black) AD7240S-0B $29.98 Free Ground Shipping

Parts Total with Evga Graphic card
Subtotal without MIR's being deducted or shipping costs = $515.95
MIR's total $20.00
Total with MIR's deducted from Subtotal and before shipping costs = $495.95

Parts Total with XFX Graphic card
Total before shipping costs = $500.95

Items that are needed that you should get.
CPU Cooler
Scythe MUGEN-2 $36.99

Get this Thermal Compound, since it takes up to 200 hrs for Arctic Silver5 to cure and temps stabalize.
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound $4.49

Hope this helped you out some. Good Luck on your Build. :wahoo: 
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