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September 12, 2009 1:26:55 AM

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Mid Oct-late Oct

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies/itunes)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Hard Drive (IDE), CD Rom, mouse, keyboard, monitor, Case.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, or any cheap but reliable US site.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Motherbaord that works with the new i5 and would like it to have a IDE connector(less than $170 please)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

These are the parts that i bought and are on there way.

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Some lighting.


Items that are on the waiting to be bought list

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b B Homebuilt system
September 12, 2009 1:33:52 AM

HELL NO on that PSU.

For the motherboard get this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You have to use DDR3 ram at or below 1.65 volts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At that resolution get a 4850 and an OCZ modxstream 500w PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
However by october the new 5xxx series will be coming out so prices will shift quite a bit.
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September 12, 2009 2:16:47 AM

kk so thats a good setup. But if you can get cheaper ram would be nice


total estimate $500.
not bad
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 12, 2009 2:22:25 AM

You can save maybe $10 by getting slower looser timed DDR3 but that wont affect the total budget too much. With that raidmax PSU i would bet that you would have to replace everything after attempting SLI with it. The PSU in the video is a raidmax 450 watt unit.
http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747

Whats the total budget for the build? You may not be able to fit an i5 in.
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September 12, 2009 2:32:14 AM

kk well i just dropped 80$ on case another 60$ on lighting/HD just got a sata one. Um i would say about 600$ so i have about 450$ left. But little things like psu can wait. Cuz i dont need a new psu for my gpu since its pci. And ram and mobo and cpu are priority. There really isnt a budget. Since i just started to work. I will be making about 200$ a month about. So really upgrades on what i got like Psu arnt need atm.
Btw i have a 500w just pc psu.
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