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October 8, 2009 5:07:24 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: Between $1000-$1200 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (WoW, COD6, L4D2)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, optical drives

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Namebrand

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 (upgrading to 22"-24" monitor in the near future though)

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Here are the initial parts I've selected on Newegg. Any feedback is appreciated. Would consider bumping down to i5 if you guys don't think the i7 is worth the bang for the buck.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor/Mobo/Memory combo $504.97

Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gfx Card: One of the Radeon 5850's when they get back in stock $259.99

Total $1109.91

Let me know what you all think. Thanks in advance.

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October 8, 2009 8:43:50 AM

Processor: Definitely go with the I5 750, almost the same performance when it comes to gaming.

Mobo: 2nd PCI-E x16 slot only has x4 bandwidth.

Intel Core i5-750
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ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156
Combo Price: $349.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $79.99 (Cheaper and faster)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You have an OS?

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October 8, 2009 3:18:28 PM

Thanks for the reply. After looking at it, I'll probably end up going with your recommendations. I have an OS.
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October 8, 2009 6:12:24 PM

I agree with build on all 3 changes.
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October 9, 2009 12:16:13 AM

era86 said:
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-1 If you are planning on doing some serious Overclocking the i5's have serious limitations.
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October 9, 2009 6:00:24 AM

Sure 2.66 to 4.2 sure is unimpressive especially when you pay $199 as opposed to $290. Go nuts and enjoy the 4.8+ OC you seemed to have dreamed up over there :sarcastic:  .

Anyway, since the OP seems to be more into gaming than roasting his chip, the i5 will be just fine. In many gaming benchmarks the i5 handles for most games right now.
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October 9, 2009 6:21:18 AM

You can get 920 DO's for $200 also from alot of places. SO, I would see it as getting a motherboard that has a future with the gulftown or decide to go with a board with almost no future.
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October 9, 2009 6:26:09 AM

Thanks for your comments all. Tonight I ordered the parts that were suggested by build and the other parts in my original post. Thanks for the input syrani, but by the time I want to upgrade this computer, I should have the money to upgrade the whole mobo/CPU/ram set.
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October 9, 2009 6:34:43 AM

Aceiks said:
Thanks for your comments all. Tonight I ordered the parts that were suggested by build and the other parts in my original post. Thanks for the input syrani, but by the time I want to upgrade this computer, I should have the money to upgrade the whole mobo/CPU/ram set.


Let us know how it goes! Goodluck.
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