Need Suggestions - i7 Build

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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=N82E16813188049

    6GB DDR3 1600MHz Cl7 Ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145242

    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=N82E16814150337

    Comes out to 520 before 20 MIR and optical drive.
  4. 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:
  5. yup...
  6. 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


    NewEgg 72 Hour Promo Code Email

    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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