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September 28, 2009 6:50:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: <1 month from now. Price 3000$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Word processing, programming, gaming, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: n/a

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Probably Not, SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

The parts I've found so far is

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ Black 22"

PSU: Chill CP-1000W Dont mind the Danish link, there's an English description

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Graphics: I was thinking about buying Radeon HD 5870 X2, when it's released

Memory: mushkin XP Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 I'm very much in doubt which memory to go for, especially how to value the trade off between clock and latency

HD: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH160G2C1 2.5" 160GB

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58

Case: ???

I was thinking about buying this within a month, so maybe the prices have dropped a bit. It's quite some time since I last checked computer parts, so is everything matching each other? I'm very interested in hearing suggestions to other parts that might work better together.
My main concern is getting a computer thats fast in Windows, but at the same time I have the option to play some games. I may be a bit ovrekill for that, but I want something I dont need to upgrade the next ~3 years.

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September 28, 2009 7:47:44 PM

Thx alot for the reply. Is the PSU sufficient in case I should buy a second 5870?

Sorry about the links.
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September 28, 2009 10:12:09 PM

That corsair 850 will handle two 5870s easy. 1000W PSUs are for 3 GPUs.

September 29, 2009 6:10:44 PM

ragsters said:
Get the Corsair 850HX it is a better PSU, modular and comes with a 7 year warranty vs. 5 year for the 850TX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah, that looks better.

So does everything look alright now? I expect the case to be large enough for the 5870 X2, which should be quite big.
September 29, 2009 6:17:57 PM

cpu cooler if you wanna overclock
September 29, 2009 6:21:37 PM

Yes, I'll go for the parts you listed (HAF 932 case)
September 29, 2009 7:27:47 PM

I couldn't imagine why you would spend all this money and not get a 30" monitor. That nVidia 3D gaming monitor you chose is just a gimmick, and if you're getting a 5870 X2 why are you paying a huge premium on something you won't even be able to use (not to mention if you did want to use it you're gonna have to pay another premium for the goggles)? 120Hz is not worth getting that resolution with a $400 monitor with average specifications otherwise.
September 29, 2009 7:52:13 PM

+1

Either get multiple monitors (1080p+ recommended to take full advantage of your graphic cabilities) or a single 30" and run it at its max resolution 2560×1600. If you're gonna be running at 1680×1050 it'd be a huge, huge waste of resources.
September 29, 2009 7:58:02 PM

brockh said:
I couldn't imagine why you would spend all this money and not get a 30" monitor. That nVidia 3D gaming monitor you chose is just a gimmick, and if you're getting a 5870 X2 why are you paying a huge premium on something you won't even be able to use (not to mention if you did want to use it you're gonna have to pay another premium for the goggles)? 120Hz is not worth getting that resolution with a $400 monitor with average specifications otherwise.


A 30" monitor is huge, but I would like to hear your suggestion for another 24".
What do you mean by "I wont be able to use" and what goggles?
September 29, 2009 8:48:02 PM

What about this one
September 29, 2009 9:33:55 PM

knud said:
What about this one


That's an excellent monitor. A 30" monitor is huge but you have to understand if you're going to have a card like the 5870 X2 it's a waste to use it on a low resolution and you might as well invest less money. That kind of card does not offer you anything extra at a low resolution like 1680x1050, and you'd probably be fine with a HD 5850.

The monitor that you chose in your original post has a huge price premium ($400 for sub-par contrast ratio and less than 1080p resolution? Lol!) because it is for nVidia's 3D gaming platform, which is only available on nVidia's graphics cards; for example it will work on a GTX 295 but not an HD 5870 X2, like you want. The goggles/glasses are necessary for the 3D effect, which cost another $200 extra.

Since you don't seem to know what it is, I'm assuming you didn't even realize that is that particular monitor's gimmick. The Dell monitor you chose has an excellent resolution, is the size you want, and also an excellent contrast ratio. And it even has a 2MP webcam! And it's $100 less. Just be careful when looking at monitors and definitely shop around.
September 30, 2009 6:10:16 PM

brockh said:
That's an excellent monitor. A 30" monitor is huge but you have to understand if you're going to have a card like the 5870 X2 it's a waste to use it on a low resolution and you might as well invest less money. That kind of card does not offer you anything extra at a low resolution like 1680x1050, and you'd probably be fine with a HD 5850.

The monitor that you chose in your original post has a huge price premium ($400 for sub-par contrast ratio and less than 1080p resolution? Lol!) because it is for nVidia's 3D gaming platform, which is only available on nVidia's graphics cards; for example it will work on a GTX 295 but not an HD 5870 X2, like you want. The goggles/glasses are necessary for the 3D effect, which cost another $200 extra.

Since you don't seem to know what it is, I'm assuming you didn't even realize that is that particular monitor's gimmick. The Dell monitor you chose has an excellent resolution, is the size you want, and also an excellent contrast ratio. And it even has a 2MP webcam! And it's $100 less. Just be careful when looking at monitors and definitely shop around.


You're quite right, I didnt know all this and thats why I'm asking here. Some of the confusion has also arised from the fact that I'm from Denmark and hardware prices here are not very similar to USD prices, the two monitors are prices almost equally in Denmark. And to compensate for the differences my budget should be around $2250 instead.
Regarding the GPU, I would buy it to have enough power for the next three years. I suspect the games in 2012 will require more of the GPU in 1680x1050 than today.
September 30, 2009 6:18:33 PM

knud said:
Regarding the GPU, I would buy it to have enough power for the next three years. I suspect the games in 2012 will require more of the GPU in 1680x1050 than today.
One of the main features of DX11 is tesselation, which if used will mean they can get higher resolutions with less GPU power.
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