$1000 coding build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2009 BUDGET RANGE:$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Programming(java,oracle,mySQL,c++,VB, apcache), design ( i.e photoshop/dreamweaver/flash), watching movies, gaming, surfing web/email

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: i5 build

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just a question, how would the i5 750 compare to future 32nm Dual Cores?
EDIT: another question: Will intel's turbo boost be like an automatic overclock? If so do I need an aftermarket cooler?

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Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42499&vpn=BX80605I5750&manufacture=Intel

ANTEC 900
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=ANTEC

Gigabyte P55M-UD2 mATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42284&vpn=GA-P55M-UD2&manufacture=Gigabyte

G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30167&vpn=F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ&manufacture=G.SKILL

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36050&vpn=ST3500418AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1008

XFX Radeon HD 4770 750MHZ 512MB 3.2GHZ GDDR5 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38626&vpn=HD477AYDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1008

LG GH22LP20 Black 22X IDE Lightscribe DVDRW OEM
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33064&vpn=GH22LP20%20BLACK&manufacture=LG%20Electronics

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25984&vpn=CMPSU-550VX&manufacture=Corsair

Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker System
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35315&vpn=980-000058&manufacture=Logitech

thanks guys
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  1. For programming? I'm guessing you want to do some web design? I would honestly wait until the i7 laptops come out and grab one of those. Do you really need a desktop for programming?

    Either way, the I5 with pretty much anything should be fine. I do all my programming on a C2D Thinkpad and gaming on a new i7 rig.

    The stock cooler that comes with the 1156 chips suck bad. I'd get an aftermarket one even if I wasn't OCing.
  2. http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&vpn=THREE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1008 $57.99
    Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

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    OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black

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    Gigabyte P55M-UD2 mATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215 $227.99
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

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  3. lol thanks, i just edited . ... gaming is like a last priority, so the card i picked is probably more than enough T_T
    What cooler would you recommend for the cpu? no overclocks but with turbo boost on
  4. That one down below comes with it's own tube of thermal compound, and it's a decent cooler for the money.

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42959&vpn=RR-910-HTX3-GP&manufacture=COOLERMASTER $22.99
    Coolermaster RR-910-HTX3-GP Hyper TX Series Aluminum 3-HEATPIPE CPU Cooler S1156/775/AM3/AM2/939/940
  5. xfire21 said:
    lol thanks, i just edited . ... gaming is like a last priority, so the card i picked is probably more than enough T_T
    What cooler would you recommend for the cpu? no overclocks but with turbo boost on


    Do not get an EIDE component (your burner) like you have in that build. You want a SATA.
  6. era86 said:
    For programming? I'm guessing you want to do some web design? I would honestly wait until the i7 laptops come out and grab one of those. Do you really need a desktop for programming?

    Either way, the I5 with pretty much anything should be fine. I do all my programming on a C2D Thinkpad and gaming on a new i7 rig.

    The stock cooler that comes with the 1156 chips suck bad. I'd get an aftermarket one even if I wasn't OCing.



    I actually am getting a netbook or something battery efficient for school, for notetaking only. But with the budget of 1000, i think the price for performance is worth more. Plus the i7 laptops are 1.6ghz vs the desktop's 2.66ghz on the i5
  7. Understood, I always liked being able to program anywhere I want. Mobility is more important for me :).

    That said, I would go with your current build with minor changes. Do you do any development in Linux? If so, I'd go with an Nvidia card because I hear the drivers are much more linux friendly. Gtx 260 perhaps? And as for the case, good pick, but you could save some money if you won't be doing anything heavy as far as vid card and CPU such as OCing. I recommend the CM 690 or Antec 300. They have pretty decent airflow and are about 50-70 dollars.

    Good pick on the PSU, corsair is one of the best right now.

    To be honest, you really don't need a $1k computer for development. Unless you're doing some crazy DB work or hardcore rendering. I have my system up (sub $1k) in the forums as well. If you wanted some info, you could look at replies there.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=271694&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
  8. era86 said:
    Understood, I always liked being able to program anywhere I want. Mobility is more important for me :).

    That said, I would go with your current build with minor changes. Do you do any development in Linux? If so, I'd go with an Nvidia card because I hear the drivers are much more linux friendly. Gtx 260 perhaps? And as for the case, good pick, but you could save some money if you won't be doing anything heavy as far as vid card and CPU such as OCing. I recommend the CM 690 or Antec 300. They have pretty decent airflow and are about 50-70 dollars.

    Good pick on the PSU, corsair is one of the best right now.

    To be honest, you really don't need a $1k computer for development. Unless you're doing some crazy DB work or hardcore rendering. I have my system up (sub $1k) in the forums as well. If you wanted some info, you could look at replies there.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=271694&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Thanks era, I might be doing a couple of projects with Linux, so i might have to dual boot the OS. Is the 260GTX necessary for the graphics portion? or can a weaker Nvidia card like the 250GTS fulfill it? I'm not gaming very much, and the games i play are pretty old.
  9. A GTX260 is more than enough to make any older game playable. I'm guessing you won't be running anything at max settings because, afterall, you just want to play, right? :)

    The GTX 260 will play any old game and newer games as well (just not maxed out). I currently run Debian Sarge and Vista with a 9800 GTX. I can play CS:S maxed out and L4D on medium settings. The 9800 also plays well with Linux.

    If those are the kinds of games you play, you should be alright with as little as the 9800, but I would invest a little more for the GTX260 just in case you wanted to future proof the graphics a bit.
  10. You should get this RAM instead, it has better timings for only $10 more

    G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42744&vpn=F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH&manufacture=G.Skill

    You should also look for a quiet CPU fan if you don't plan on overclocking. The Hyper TX3 is a good one.

    And this GPU is selling for a great price:

    Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 512MB - $100
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33156&vpn=GV-R485ZL-512H&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1008
  11. era86 said:
    A GTX260 is more than enough to make any older game playable. I'm guessing you won't be running anything at max settings because, afterall, you just want to play, right? :)

    The GTX 260 will play any old game and newer games as well (just not maxed out). I currently run Debian Sarge and Vista with a 9800 GTX. I can play CS:S maxed out and L4D on medium settings. The 9800 also plays well with Linux.

    If those are the kinds of games you play, you should be alright with as little as the 9800, but I would invest a little more for the GTX260 just in case you wanted to future proof the graphics a bit.

    Hmm, im getting this 3 months from now, if the price goes down i guess i can go with the GTX260, if not 9800gtx/250gts. cause the only games i play are WoW, L4D, CS and maybe diablo 3 when it comes out

    thanks =)
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