Final Build, Please review[Why_me]

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  1. I personally find the i7 860 nothing superb. Hopefully that PSU can hold up.. Does that mean your upgrade for W7 is only 32 bit also?
  2. Quote:
    I personally find the i7 860 nothing superb. Hopefully that PSU can hold up.. Does that mean your upgrade for W7 is only 32 bit also?


    There is alot of debate over 1336 vs 1156 and I personally went with the 1156 due to recommendations by friends.

    Also I corrected the post, Its 64 bit for the same price, thanks for catching that!
  3. I would say it looks like a solid build nontheless. I was shown these Samsung F3's before http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product I would have to say they level up on the size to performance with the BC 640 double platers. Also, it seems that they run alot cooler too. I did notice this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231282&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL091709&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL091709-_-DesktopMemory-_-LM4A-_-20231282 I'm not too sure about the timings but it would seem interesting to tinker with for the price.
  4. Also, though I do love nvidia very much so.. I wouldn't get a 275 unless I was going to at some point or another plan on doing sli with it. 4870-90's pretty much solidify for the price/performance for a single GPU or if you were staying with a single Nvidia I would go with a 285~ Just my thoughts on that.. My nvidia needs to step it up next year!
  5. Quote:
    I would say it looks like a solid build nontheless. I was shown these Samsung F3's before http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product I would have to say they level up on the size to performance with the BC 640 double platers. Also, it seems that they run alot cooler too. I did notice this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231282&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL091709&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL091709-_-DesktopMemory-_-LM4A-_-20231282 I'm not too sure about the timings but it would seem interesting to tinker with for the price.


    Thanks for the input, that drive looks nice and so does the ram, however I have to stay under 1300 dollars (I was suppose to stay under 1200 but I came up with some extra cash).. eitherway the drives seem comparable and since I have a 1.5tb NAS enclosure setup at my house I am not worried about drive space, hence I will save the 15 dollars.

    As for the ram, again money, and I cant afford the extra 30 dollars currently. Thanks for the input syranni.
  6. You could drop that 275 then and pickup a 4870 and that would be around roughly around $50 or so you would save :)
  7. Quote:
    Also, though I do love nvidia very much so.. I wouldn't get a 275 unless I was going to at some point or another plan on doing sli with it. 4870-90's pretty much solidify for the price/performance for a single GPU or if you were staying with a single Nvidia I would go with a 285~ Just my thoughts on that.. My nvidia needs to step it up next year!



    There is no real reason for me to stick with nvidia other then the fact that I have always used them and never had a problem. Also the evga warrenties and what not are nice. I havnt looked at the 4870-90s, but I dont really plan to. I guess its me being selfish :na: but I will stick with my 275 :D Plus i may be doing sli within 2-4months when I get a nice big monitor that can run 1900 x 1200.
  8. something that was suggested to me was to get a display that would monitor the temps of my computer and how fast the fans were spinning and all that jazz.. Anyone know of a good one that would fit in the case I have selected?
  9. Not a bad build...not bad at all cg. :)

    I know EVGA has great support, but here's a build you might consider if your ever interested in going with a dual card set up (SLI/Crossfire). This case down below has more room than the Antec 900, it has ample power in this psu to run dual gtx 275's, not to mention it includes a decent h/s w/thermal paste. This build will allow you to do a decent o/c. Also this build includes a factory o/c gtx 275. This h/d down below is a hair quicker than that WD 640 Black you have in your build. But I do like that build of yours for a single card set up. Although the 860 may be a bit of an over kill for gaming.

    http://www.provantage.com/cooler-master-rc-922m-kkn1-gp~7COOL06Y.htm $69.18
    Cooler Master Haf 922 ATX/Micro ATX Include Two 200MM

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006382 $99.99 Free Shipping
    PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259878 Combo Discount: -$30.00 Combo Price: $339.98 Free Shipping*
    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $29.99
    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 $79.99 Free Shipping*
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187 $27.99
    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-GTX275C $214.99 Free Ground Shipping
    GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce GTX275 OC 896MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259577.22-152-181 Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $149.98 Free Shipping*
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Retail
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM | Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon

    Total: $1,012.09

    *Same build as above but with an i7 860 cpu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259879 Combo Discount: -$35.00 Combo Price: $424.98 Free Shipping*
    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail

    Total: $1,097.09

    http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf922/ <--- more pics, specs, and professional reviews of that Cooler Master 922 HAF

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 <--- more pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Cooler Master 922 HAF

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-sli,2298.html <--- dual gtx 275's in SLI > gtx 295
  10. Dang you, I made a new post to get your attention.. lol

    Anyway, will my build not be able to fit two gpus in the future? Also back to those micro mobos lol... Anyway man I think I could fit 2 gpus with my current setup but in 4 - 6 months when I want or need to I could always grab a new case..

    The only honest reason I like the case I chose is because i like how it looks more then the HAF and I have heard nothing but godly reviews of it...
  11. Oh and Why_me..

    I was told it might be a good idea to get a temp monitor of some kind so if anyone has some suggestions for the future? I really don't know which kind would work for my computer and which would work with my case.. I have been suggested the following 2: (dont know which ones good, which ones bad, don't know anything about them, they were just suggestions given to me... So any advice would be nice)

    ZALMAN MFC2 Muti Fan Controller - Retail

    NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller - Retail
  12. cgleckman said:
    Dang you, I made a new post to get your attention.. lol

    Anyway, will my build not be able to fit two gpus in the future? Also back to those micro mobos lol... Anyway man I think I could fit 2 gpus with my current setup but in 4 - 6 months when I want or need to I could always grab a new case..

    The only honest reason I like the case I chose is because i like how it looks more then the HAF and I have heard nothing but godly reviews of it...


    I don't see any mATX boards on this thread...unless my eyes are going bad. :heink: That Asus is a full size mobo that o/c's like a beast. :)

    The thing with the Antec 900 is it's size. It's a great case for a single card set up, but with dual cards it's a bit cramped, not to mention it's bit narrow when it comes to putting in a decent size h/s. That and a 650 will not push dual 275's to my knowledge. A quality 750w is about as low as you want to go for two of those cards.

    For a larger case that looks like the 900, try the Antec 1200. Also Lian Li has a case that looks very similar to the 900 and it has more room. I think it goes for about $120 on newegg.
  13. I keep misreading the Haf thing that says mATX lol.. Anyway I dont see myself honestly ever needing dual vid cards unless like d3, sc2, and wow will need them.. Also I have no idea how to OC and for now I dont really know if I want to or even need to... I have heard way to many horror stories about it honestly.

    What would dual graphics cards really provide me in those games honestly? I do do some graphics but were talking photo shop, in design, illustrator, etc... nothing to fancy...

    And about the temp monitors I posted above?

    I will do another look at the cases but unless there a reason besides dual cards (or unless I am given a reason I would need dual cards) I will prob stay with what I have... Is a 650 enough for my current build?
  14. btw whats an h/s?
  15. cgleckman said:
    btw whats an h/s?


    heatsink

    also seeing how your total is 1k+ why didnt you choose i7 build instead. future proof better.
    whats your resolution size ?
  16. Well a free one comes paired with my case so hopefully it will fit alright then lol
  17. edited above read.
  18. Why_Me said:
    not to mention it includes a decent h/s w/thermal paste.


    What is thermal paste.. do I need it? Remember I am very new at this why_me :D
  19. cgleckman said:
    something that was suggested to me was to get a display that would monitor the temps of my computer and how fast the fans were spinning and all that jazz.. Anyone know of a good one that would fit in the case I have selected?


    you can download a widget..
  20. overshocks said:
    heatsink

    also seeing how your total is 1k+ why didnt you choose i7 build instead. future proof better.
    whats your resolution size ?


    Umm my build is i7? Look at the original post.. i7 860 lol.. My res size is currently 1024 x 768 but I can go up to i think like 1600 x 900 or 1000 or something? I am not home so I cant check. Why? Also I run my stuff down at like 1024 because for some reason with wow I like it better.. I havnt actually tried high res cause last time, with Counter strike.. It made everything 100x smaller then with 1024 x 768 or even 800 x 600 so I have to play with that more...

    To your later post.. whats a widget?
  21. cgleckman said:
    What is thermal paste.. do I need it? Remember I am very new at this why_me :D


    thermal paste is what you put on TOP of the CPU so the air gaps will be resolved when putting down the HEATSINK. results in CPU COOLER (LOWER TEMPS)
  22. cgleckman said:
    Umm my build is i7? Look at the original post.. i7 860 lol.. My res size is currently 1024 x 768 but I can go up to i think like 1600 x 900 or 1000 or something? I am not home so I cant check. Why? Also I run my stuff down at like 1024 because for some reason with wow I like it better.. I havnt actually tried high res cause last time, with Counter strike.. It made everything 100x smaller then with 1024 x 768 or even 800 x 600 so I have to play with that more...

    To your later post.. whats a widget?


    oops I MEANT i7 920. not the i7 860 with p55 mobo.

    a widget is just a small problem monitors the temps.

    no need to get a gtx 275 video card if you are running at that resolution, unless you upgrade monitor. you are just wasting money
  23. So I probably need to buy that separately I am guessing. Mind giving me a link from newegg or something?
  24. overshocks said:
    oops I MEANT i7 920. not the i7 860 with p55 mobo.

    a widget is just a small problem monitors the temps.

    no need to get a gtx 275 video card if you are running at that resolution, unless you upgrade monitor. you are just wasting money


    Does it also allow control of speeds and show speeds, etc?

    Also I plan to get a new monitor in the future(few months at most?) and I like the 1156 vs the 1336 due to recommendations by a lot of my friends that work in the industry. I cant imagine its going anywhere for years anyway so I don't see it as a problem... /shrug..
  25. cgleckman said:
    Does it also allow control of speeds and show speeds, etc?

    Also I plan to get a new monitor in the future(few months at most?) and I like the 1156 vs the 1336 due to recommendations by a lot of my friends that work in the industry. I cant imagine its going anywhere for years anyway so I don't see it as a problem... /shrug..


    "I cant imagine its going anywhere for years anyway so I don't see it as a problem... /shrug"


    1156 will likely be replaced by 1155 next year. your friends in the industry dont know what future proof is huh? i7 920 will future proof you.
  26. cgleckman said:
    So I probably need to buy that separately I am guessing. Mind giving me a link from newegg or something?


    what you talking about here?
  27. cgleckman said:
    Does it also allow control of speeds and show speeds, etc?

    Also I plan to get a new monitor in the future(few months at most?) and I like the 1156 vs the 1336 due to recommendations by a lot of my friends that work in the industry. I cant imagine its going anywhere for years anyway so I don't see it as a problem... /shrug..


    why you need to control speeds anyways? show speed of what case fans..heatsink..
  28. overshocks said:
    what you talking about here?



    I meant the thermal paste or whatever.. I have no idea what it is or where to get it.

    As for it going somewhere.. I really hope not, I dunno why but something really has just attracted me to the 1156 over the 1336 but I will research a bit more...

    As for the control and viewing.. I just want to be able to see my temps and make sure the fans are operating correctly, the computer isn't over heating, etc.
  29. cgleckman said:
    I meant the thermal paste or whatever.. I have no idea what it is or where to get it.

    As for it going somewhere.. I really hope not, I dunno why but something really has just attracted me to the 1156 over the 1336 but I will research a bit more...

    As for the control and viewing.. I just want to be able to see my temps and make sure the fans are operating correctly, the computer isn't over heating, etc.


    just download the program "Speedfan" or "realtemp" for temps viewing. you dont need to worry too much about this man, unless you overclock, which i dont think you are

    thermal paste, is it that hard to type it in newegg?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=thermal+paste&x=0&y=0

    and again going with i7 920 will future proof against i7 860 because it uses X58 motherboards. which intel will release the CLARKDALES ON
  30. overshocks said:
    just download the program "Speedfan" or "realtemp" for temps viewing. you don't need to worry too much about this man, unless you overclock, which i don't think you are

    thermal paste, is it that hard to type it in newegg?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=thermal+paste&x=0&y=0


    Ha ha I did that and thought it was the wrong thing.. Didn't realize it was literally a paste I thought it was some type of hardware... i'm retarded its ok.. Anyway thanks for the tips in that case, I don't plan to OC right now but I keep hearing a lot of suggestions for it and may give it a try at a later date.. Its not something that has to be done right away is it?
  31. cgleckman said:
    Ha ha I did that and thought it was the wrong thing.. Didn't realize it was literally a paste I thought it was some type of hardware... i'm retarded its ok.. Anyway thanks for the tips in that case, I don't plan to OC right now but I keep hearing a lot of suggestions for it and may give it a try at a later date.. Its not something that has to be done right away is it?


    you can do it any time you feel like it.
    also read articles on how to overclock, temperatures. ..etc
    the gtx 275 is overkill right now for your resolution
    also think about the i7 920 build instead.
  32. overshocks said:
    you can do it any time you feel like it.
    also read articles on how to overclock ..etc


    Lol of course :D I wouldn't know where to start otherwise!

    On the link you gave me http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] te&x=0&y=0 is there any particular one that you recommend over the others juts for whatever reason?
  33. cgleckman said:
    Lol of course :D I wouldn't know where to start otherwise!

    On the link you gave me http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] te&x=0&y=0 is there any particular one that you recommend over the others juts for whatever reason?


    that's an invalid link, i guess its thermal paste.

    they are all decent, one of the best would be arctic silver 5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

    theres a lot of read about, even how to apply thermal paste, overclocking is easy once you have the knowledge and you will be be amused by the extra performance at no extra cost.
  34. overshocks said:
    that's an invalid link, i guess its thermal paste.

    they are all decent, one of the best would be arctic silver 5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

    theres a lot of read about, even how to apply thermal paste, overclocking is easy once you have the knowledge and you will be be amused by the extra performance at no extra cost.


    Wierd I just copied and pasted your link but ya it was and thats what i wanted thanks.
  35. cgleckman said:
    Wierd I just copied and pasted your link but ya it was and thats what i wanted thanks.


    you cant just copy and paste my link because the link in "blue" is shorten so when i click on it , it will not work.
  36. overshocks said:
    you cant just copy and paste my link because the link in "blue" is shorten so when i click on it , it will not work.



    Ah got it. Thanks, didn't realize that.
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  38. Why_Me said:
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    good one why_me, didn't you have this build in the afternoon, copy and paste? nice
  39. I asked him to paste it since we are having a discussion and I didn't know the build he was talking about
  40. cgleckman said:
    I asked him to paste it since we are having a discussion and I didn't know the build he was talking about


    haha i see you two are friends i guess PMing?
  41. well he wasnt responding on the forums so I had to get his attention haha!
  42. Quote:
    btw Why_me pointed this out.. I forgot to mention that I am receiving 100 dollars off on the i7 860 processor which is why I am fighting for it so much.. the final cost without tax for me is 183.99 (due to a coupon a friend of mine has)... I thought i mentioned that.... My build has to be under 1200 with tax which, with that coupon, it is.


    why_me's i7 build will future proof more. less than 900 dollars without video card i think
  43. build updated... replaced evga mobo x55 and i7 860 with a combo deal i7 860 and asus x55 mobo.. save 40 bucks.. thanks why_me
  44. overshocks said:
    why_me's i7 build will future proof more. less than 900 dollars without video card i think


    ya i saw it, however i am sticking with my 860.. it seems to appeal to me more with the discount coupon.
  45. cgleckman said:
    ya i saw it, however i am sticking with my 860.. it seems to appeal to me more with the discount coupon.


    good luck with overclock if you do it in future
  46. updated again .. combo deal for O/S and a HD that supposedly beats the caviar black on benchmarks.. price drop again.. final build complete and being ordered woohoo!!! 1200 not bad..
  47. cgleckman said:
    updated again .. combo deal for O/S and a HD that supposedly beats the caviar black on benchmarks.. price drop again.. final build complete and being ordered woohoo!!! 1200 not bad..


    pick the best solution and dont revive the thread , good luck in your build.
  48. I admit I didn't read everyone's proto build, but if you are going to go through the time and expense of a entirely new build get the i7 920. The cost is not that much different than the 860 you cited at first. Do it you know you wanna. If you don't you'll be sorry.
  49. topper743 said:
    I admit I didn't read everyone's proto build, but if you are going to go through the time and expense of a entirely new build get the i7 920. The cost is not that much different than the 860 you cited at first. Do it you know you wanna. If you don't you'll be sorry.



    I don't believe I will be sorry because, first I am not O/Cing, and second I am getting the 860 for 100 dollars off and therefore makes it a better deal.
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